Oroville May Festival this weekend

OROVILLE – “Red Carpet Magic” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which marks the 81st Anniversary of the Oroville’s premier annual event.

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Firefighters continue to monitor wildfire near Canadian Border

TONASKET – Wildfire season has arrived early this year as firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District are working together with Washington DNR and British Columbia Fire to monitor and actively manage a small wildfire along the United States-Canadian border.

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Tori Kindred elected State FBLA President

SPOKANE – Washington State FBLA state competition included over 2000 students this year and the competition was incredible. An exciting element again this year included the campaigning and preparation by Tori Kindred for state president as well as Ellamae Burnell for regional vice president representing the North Central Region.

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Tonasket Library loses Meg but welcomes Sara

TONASKET – Tonasket City Librarian Meg Lange is retiring from an enjoyable career serving readers young, old and in-between.

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Forresters are May Fest Grand Marshals

OROVILLE – Dane and Joyce Forrester are this year’s May Day Grand Marshals and their choice by the May Festival Committee is somewhat of a departure from choosing someone from the “older generation,” but well deserved.

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Tonasket School Board addresses technology needs of state testing

TONASKET – The April 13 Tonasket School Board meeting consisted of technology training presented by TSD Technology Surpervisor Jordan Weddle to board members on how to access their new email, with the school switching over from the First Class email system to Gmail May 15. Steve McCullough, who will be the new school superintendent starting in July, was also in attendance.

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Man arrested for attempting to lure 8-year-old girl into car

OROVILLE – A Tonasket man was arrested after he allegedly tried to lure an eight-year-old Oroville girl into his car on two separate occasions, according to Sheriff Frank Rogers.

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North Valley Hospital District still looking for new CEO

TONASKET – Clarice Nelson, reporting for the Long Range Focus committee at the April 9 North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting said five Skype interviews of hospital administrator candidates were scheduled for the end of March, but two of the candidates had taken other jobs already.

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Firefighters continue to monitor fire near Canadian Border

OROVILLE — Firefighters from the Tonasket Ranger District are continuing to monitor US portion of the small fire at the United States-Canadian Border north of Chopaka Mountain. The fire is under unified command between United States and Canadian Governments. It is on lands managed by the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

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What kind of park do you want? (Vote in the Poll)

OROVILLE – While there has been a big push to make a soccer field out of the new Princes’ Heritage Park, no decision on what kind of park the former bin storage lot will become has been made.

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