Tonasket ballfields may see upgrades

TONASKET – Representatives of the Tonasket Youth Baseball Association appeared before the Tonasket City Council Tuesday, March 8, to present plans for upgrading the baseball fields at Chief Tonasket Park.

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Oroville School District sets timeline for superintendent search

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board met with Lloyd Olson of Northwest Leadership Associates to discuss how to proceed with the search for a new district superintendent and to set a timeline for interviews with prospective candidates.

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Tonasket woman dies in Hwy. 97 crash south of Oroville

OROVILLE – A 47-year-old Tonasket woman died when the car she was riding in attempted to turn off Highway 97 onto a driveway and was struck by an oncoming truck in the other lane.

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Cascade & Columbia train derails near Riverside

RIVERSIDE – A Cascade & Columbia River Railroad (C&CRRR) train with 52-cars and two locomotives derailed about two and a half miles north of Riverside Monday, March 14 around 3:30 p.m. The train was only traveling about nine mph when it derailed, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management (OCEM).

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North Valley Hospital buys into Lean Six Sigma program

TONASKET – “Lean Six is a crucial part in the success of any hospital; reimbursement is getting less and less. We need to look at ways to minimize waste,” said NVH CEO Mike Zwicker, as he asked the board to “move forward with a commitment in change in culture

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Rocky DeVon named ‘Realtor of the Quarter’

OROVILLE – Local realtor Rocky DeVon, was named ‘Realtor of the Quarter” for the third quarter of 2015 by the North Central Washington Association of Realtors.

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Tonasket won’t participate in Fire Economic Recovery Strategic Plan

TONASKET – Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb was sorely disappointed when a motion he put before City Council members failed for a lack of votes. The motion called for paying the NCW Economic Development District $2500 to be part of a data collection survey called the Okanogan County Fire Economic Recovery Strategic Plan.

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NVH partners with Oroville and Tonasket schools for career exploration

TONASKET – Tonasket and Oroville High Schools have partnered with North Valley Hospital (NVH) to provide career exploration opportunities to students.

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School Board updated on discipline

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board met for their February meeting last Monday and heard a report on the new In-House Suspension rooms the board agreed to staff at their previous monthly meeting.

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Oroville to loan building inspector to Omak

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council agreed to share Building Inspector Christian Johnson’s services with Omak while their building inspector recovers from a fall from the room of a business.

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