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County fires still smolder

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Smoke continued to fill Okanogan County as the Carlton Complex fire in the southern half of the county continued to smolder, though as of Tuesday, Aug. 5, Incident Command had declared the fire 90 percent contained.

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Oroville man stabbed several times

OROVILLE – Police are investigating an assault on an Oroville man who was stabbed several times, including in the chest and back and once in the head.

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Duck Race to raise money for pool

TONASKET – The committee working to rebuild the Tonasket Swimming Pool is sponsoring a Duck Race at History Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

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The Tumbleweed Film Fest experience

OROVILLE – Over four nights, Washington’s most unique film festival takes place, bringing 40 entertaining short films from around the world to Oroville. From July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 2 , the fifth annual Tumbleweed Film Festival comes back to town, turning four venues into theaters for a night.

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Oroville approves Sandalia dock extension

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a request from Sandalia Beach Resort to extend their dock at the council’s Tuesday, July 15 meeting following the conclusion of a public hearing on the matter.

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Tumbleweed Film Festival rolls back bigger than ever

OROVILLE – Washington’s most unique film festival takes place right in Oroville, Wash. The 5th annual Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF) is back in town with its biggest fest ever, covering four nights of different short films from this Wednesday, July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 2. Over the four nights, which take place at four different venues around Oroville, over 40 American and international short films will be presented.

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Fire photos

Photos from the North Siwash Creek Fire near Tonasket, and the aftermath of the firestorm that destroyed a significant portion of Pateros’ residential section at the south end of Okanogan County.

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NVH takes big step as it emerges from warrants

TONASKET – When North Valley Hospital District officially emerged out of debt from Okanogan County for a day to kick off July, it was a landmark moment, but also only the beginning the next stage of the hospital’s return to financial health.

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Carlton Complex Fire Update, as of Sunday 7/20, 10 am

Carlton Complex Fire Update July 20, 2014 – 10:00 AM   Bill Hahnenberg, Incident Commander, National Incident Management Team Nathan Rabe, Deputy Incident Commander, Washington Interagency Incident Management Team   FIRE INFORMATION WEBSITES:  Blog: carltoncomplex.blogspot.com  On Facebook, search for: carlton complex wildfires  Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3967/   FIRE INFO PHONES (7 AM – 8 PM): [...]

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Conservation groups sue county over ATV ordinance, again

TWISP – For the second time in a year, conservation groups have been forced to file a lawsuit challenging a decision by the Okanogan County Commissioners to open hundreds of miles to use by All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) as being in violation of state law.

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