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Doug Kee retires as Oroville fifth grade teacher

OROVILLE – After 33 years as a teacher in Oroville, Doug Kee retired at the end of this school year. He spent most of his time as a fifth grade teacher at Oroville Elementary School.

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Tonasket Schools eye ACA changes

TONASKET – Tonasket School District employees may soon be feeling the full effects of the Affordable Care Act in their pocketbooks, and Superintendent Paul Turner said that he and the district’s various unions are having discussions over ways to mutually minimize those effects, he reported at the Monday, June 26, school board meeting.

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School board renews superintendent’s contract, not teacher’s

OROVILLE – On Monday, June 23 the Oroville School Board denied the renewal of social studies teacher Ryan Frazier’s contract drawing vocal, often loud, criticism from many in attendance as well as threats to call in the police to clear the board room.

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Jet ski races on Lake Osoyoos this weekend

OROVILLE – Oroville is preparing for the first ever Lake Osoyoos Cup jet ski races this Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, off the shores of Deep Bay Park.

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Table Mountain Star Party returns to Eden Valley in July

OROVILLE – Under the dark cover of night, they will come.
Okay, most will probably arrive during daylight hours. But the night will be the primary focus of five days (and nights) of seminars at the Table Mountain Star Party, which will be returning to Eden Valley Guest Ranch east of Oroville July 22-26.

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Tonasket seeks funding for Parry’s Acres upgrade

Following a public hearing to get public comment, the Tonasket City Council voted its approval for the city to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to partially fund the rehabilitation of the Parry’s Acres sanitary sewage collection system on Tuesday, June 10. Though Parry’s Acres lies outside the city and was originally built [...]

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Molson Midsummer Festival Saturday

MOLSON – The 19th Annual Molson Midsummer Festival is planned for this Saturday, June 21 in and around the Molson School Museum and the Molson Grange Hall.

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Conscious Culture Festival June 20-22

TONASKET – The fifth annual Conscious Culture Festival, which blends music, art and education, will take place in the highlands above Tonasket June 20 through 22.

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Planning to expand July 4th Fireworks Display

OROVILLE – Clyde Andrews, Oroville Chamber of Commerce president, discussed the plans for an expanded Community Fireworks Display at the Oroville City Council meeting Tuesday, June 3.

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Hospital warrants down to $175,000

TONASKET – With the North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners moved from its normal Thursday date to Monday, June 9, the agenda was a bit shorter than usual.

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