OSD Supt. Steve Quick

Supt. Steve Quick’s contract not renewed… so far

OROVILLE – After an evaluation that lasted through several executive sessions, including at extended school board meetings, Oroville School Superintendent Steve Quick still hasn’t had his contract renewed.

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Linda Michel

NV Hospital has $1 million in the bank

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital Administrator Linda Michel has been put on paid administrative leave through April 3, 2015. Her last day with the hospital was Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Oroville FBLA students compete at regionals in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE – Oroville Jr/Sr High students traveled to Wenatchee, to the Wenatchee Convention Center on February 18th to the North Central Region Future Business Leader of America Competition. After spending multiple meetings planning and practicing at the high school, Oroville students make it to state.

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Ray and Victoria Attwood are 2015 Founders Day Grand Marshals

TONASKET – Ray and Victoria Attwood of Ellisforde are this year’s Founders Day Grand Marshals. The nomination, announced at the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Banquet, came as a surprise to both of them.

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Oroville gives $1000 toward new county K-9

OROVILLE – Seeing value in having a police dog available in the North County, the City of Oroville presented a check for $1000 to purchase a trained K-9 for the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office.

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Terri Orford glows with anticipation as she waits to hear back from America

Tonasket’s got Terri

“It was totally impromptu, but that’s what jazz is about — being inspired and in the moment.” Terri Orford, Tonasket contestant on America’s Got Talent Local singer goes from New Orleans to Facebook to America’s Got Talent TONASKET – Terri Orford was on vacation in New Orleans, sitting in a jazz club with her husband Andy [...]

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PUD still treading water on Similkameen, Enloe Dam

The Okanogan County Public Utility District #1 (PUD) Feb. 23 meeting saw options still being weighed regarding the fate of Enloe Dam. Commissioner John Houston reported being in contact with a Washington, DC law firm to have a letter drafted requesting an extension on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license to begin construction on the Enloe Dam Hydroelectric Project. The current deadline for the PUD to begin construction is July 1, 2015.

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Ellamae Brunell new May Festival Queen

Ellamae Burnell, was chosen to be this year’s May Festival Queen at the 2015 Selection Night event held at the Oroville High School Commons last Monday night. Brunell and her court, Princess Faith Martin and Mikayla Scott , all juniors at OHS, participated in the Selection night by giving speeches and answering an impromptu question.

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TSD delays hiring Internal Business Manager

TONASKET – Tonasket School Board members extended a contract with the North Central Educational Service District’s (NCESD) External Fiscal Services Department for provision of external business management through Aug. 31, the end of the school fiscal year.

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Fate of Enloe Dam still unknown

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD Commissioners voted Monday, Feb. 9, to ask for a two-week extension with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to decide whether to commission Enloe Dam and build a new powerhouse, or decommission and remove the dam.

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