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Board nears decision on new Oroville School Superintendent

OROVILLE – Two more candidates for Oroville School District Superintendent were interviewed last week, bringing the total to six.

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Oroville asked to annex into Rural EMS District

OROVILLE – Chris Branch, director of community development, gave an update on EMS services, discussing the county commissioners’ request that the city annex their portion of the ambulance service into that of the Rural EMS District.

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82nd May Festival theme is ‘Candyland Enchantment’

OROVILLE – Queen Narya Naillon and Princesses Zoe Wittaker Jameson and Lena Fuchs are extending a royal invitation to attend this year’s 82nd Oroville May Festival with events on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14.

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Four ‘ladies of education’ are this year’s Grand Marshals

OROVILLE – Four ladies of education are this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals – Joyce Forthun, Jo Mathews, Judy DeVon and Esther Sorenson.

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PUD Commissioners vote to electrify Enloe Dam

OKANOGAN – During the May 9, 2016, Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Okanogan County PUD Commissioners unanimously approved Resolution #1620 authorizing the District to generate electricity from Enloe Dam.

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North Valley Hospital to set up Sleep Clinic

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital CEO Mike Zwicker announced at the April 22 Board of Commissioners meeting the plans to implement an outpatient sleep lab are “moving forward at a strong pace” and awaiting approval from the Department of Health.

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Annexation plans near Tonasket put on hold

TONASKET – A public workshop held April 19 with residents living in areas being considered for annexation found several residents not in favor of the idea.

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Comment sought on Forest Restoration Project east of Tonasket

TONASKET – Forest restoration work, including thinning, prescribed burning and transportation system changes are proposed east of Tonasket Washington on National Forest System lands near Bonaparte Lake. A team made up of nearly a dozen specialists in forest ecosystems, engineering and recreation has compared the current forest condition with what would have occurred historically, come [...]

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Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb

Tonasket reduces marijuana buffer zones around town

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council voted to adopt an ordinance reducing recreational marijuana buffers zones for marijuana producers, processors and retailers within the city from 1,000 feet to 100 feet from public parks, recreation/community centers, libraries, child care centers, game arcades and public transit centers.

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Tribal leader to share ‘The Indian Side of the Story’ at Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

WENATCHEE – Wendell George does not want to disappear. During his years growing up on the Colville Confederate Tribes Reservation and 40 years of tribal leadership, he has felt the slow fade of Columbia Plateau Native American culture and his place in it. Realizing the richness of what could be lost, George decided to share the stories of his people through published books, newspaper columns and community presentations.

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