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Daily Update: Nine Mile Fire

OROVILLE – The Nine Mile fire started on Thursday, Aug. 13, and is located three miles northeast of Oroville. The fire has burned 4,673 acres, is 50 percent contained and has 194 personnel working on the fire.

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Tonasket School Board members working on three issues

TONASKET – Tonasket School District Board members and Superintendent Steve McCullough held a work session during their board meeting August 10, 2015; exploring Team Operating Principles and Protocols, discussing the Levy and Bond Timeline, and examining a Superintendent Evaluation Process.

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Nine Mile Fire Update: Fire not started by plane crash

OROVILLE – The Nine Mile fire started on Thursday, Aug. 13, and is located three miles northeast of Oroville. The fire has burned 4,673 acres and is 30 percent contained. The fire moved beyond the United States border and into British Columbia burning 120 acres (48.5 hectares). Approximately 130 fire personnel are on the fire with additional resources ordered. No injuries are reported on this fire.

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Update: Authorities release names of victims involved in fatal plane crash

OKANOGAN – On Friday, Aug. 14 members of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, FAA and Okanogan County Coroner returned to the scene of the plane crash off of Rise Road out of Oroville and have now released the names of the two victims.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Nine Mile Fire

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Nine Mile Fire burning in Okanogan County, Washington.

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Fatal plane crash leaves one dead, sparks fires

Several fires burning off Oroville-Chesaw Road, Nine Mile Ranch area OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office, along with fire personnel responded to a small plane crash as well as several fires in the highlands above Oroville. Deputies confirmed there was plane wreckage at the scene near where one of the fires and at least [...]

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CenturyLink customers experiencing internet, phone and 911 outage

OKANOGAN COUNTY – At approximately 4:50 p.m. a service outage was reported impacting 911, phone and internet services for over 3,000 CenturyLink customers in OmaK, Oroville, Pateros, Twisp, Winthrop and surrounding areas. 911 calls have been re-routed in all communities at the this time, except Pateros. Technicians are on-site determining the cause and working to restore services, according to CenturyLink spokesperson Kerry Zimmer.

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County and Oroville hire Lifeline Ambulance

OROVILLE – Oroville rural and city EMS have hired Lifeline Ambulance Service to provide emergency services on an interim basis.

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Tough enough for a mammogram

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital (NVH) and the Omak Stampede have teamed up to promote mammograms by offering a set of two free tickets to Friday (Aug. 14) night’s program at the Omak Stampede to every woman who receives or schedules a mammogram by Thursday, Aug. 13.

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Moser and Frazier still lead in Primary Election

OKANOGAN – As of Thursday’s vote count Kolo Moser and Ryan Frazier were still the top vote getters for Oroville School Board Directors Positions 2 and 5, respectively.

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