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Chesaw father and son guilty of murder

Each man sentenced to more than 32 years in prison

OKANOGAN – A man and his son were found guilty in the premeditated murder of Michael R. Carrigan, Hoquium, Wash., who was hunting near their Pontiac Ridge home in September of 2013.

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Oroville Schools seek $1.5 million levy

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board decided it will ask the voters to replace the outgoing two-year maintenance and operations levy without an increase over what they have asked the taxpayers the previous three times they went to the voters.

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Custom canvas work available in the Okanogan

Carey DeWitt is happy to be back home in Washington State after several years away, and to be offering a unique service with an enterprise she created herself.

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Hydemade moves north

ELLISFORDE – Quill Hyde has moved his business, Hydemade, from Tonasket up to Ellisforde.

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Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb

Tonasket City Council hears water woes

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council’s Nov. 10 meeting was advertised as the Final Budget Hearing for the 2016 Budget, but had just a few more loose ends to tie up before putting the final stamp of approval on it; including final decisions on how to distribute Hotel/Motel Tax funds.

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Comancheros crown Trinity DeJong 2015 Rodeo Queen

TONASKET – The Tonasket Comancheros crowned a new queen Saturday (Nov. 14) evening at their annual Rodeo Queen and Sponsor Appreciation dinner.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court
Criminal
Ernesto Eduardo Mendez Leon, 21, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Nov. 10 to residential burglary, third-degree malicious mischief and third-degree theft. Mendez Leon was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 184 days suspended, and fined $1,110.50 for the May 28 crimes.

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Ornamental Change

Members of Oroville Streetscape and other volunteers have been changing the color of the lightbulbs on the Oroville Community Christmas decorations to make the lighted poinsettias more recognizable this holiday season.

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Tonasket man takes life after 11 hour standoff

Edward John Thomas, 52, of Tonasket is dead after a self-inflicted gunshot wound that ended an 11-hour standoff with Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies Friday, Nov. 13.

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Tonasket Middle School introduces parents to the Leader in Me

TONASKET – Tonasket Middle School Principal Jay Tyus and Counselor Josh Thayer held their first Leader in Me Parent Night Wednesday, Oct. 28, to introduce parents to the program’s concepts and how those ideas can be reinforced at home.

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