NESPELEM – The Colville Confederated Tribes held a special ceremony today (Dec. 2, 2016) to bless the ten Colville Veterans who are deploying to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
NORTH COUNTY — Tonasket WinterFest takes place this weekend, with businesses and organizations gearing up for events Thursday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 3. Oroville’s Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on Saturday, as well, starting at 5 p.m.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County performed its final ballot count for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with no changes in the election leaders for County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2, and Public Utility District Commissioner Position 3.
OROVILLE — A 77-year-old Oroville woman was found dead in her house Monday, Nov. 14, after firefighters extinguished the fire that destroyed her home that afternoon.
OKANOGAN – While there is still one ballot count scheduled before election certification, yesterday’s count will not affect the eventual outcome of Chris Branch and Andy Hover winning seats on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners and Jerry Asmussen on the Okanogan County PUD Board.
TONASKET — Tonasket City Council members heard requests for hotel/motel tax funds from several community members Nov. 8.
OKANOGAN – Monday’s second count of the general election ballots showed little change in the outcome of the Nov. 8 general election for local candidates other than the narrowest of increases in the leads of the two top candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner positions – Andy Hover and Chris Branch. And, while still unofficial, it seems Jerry Asmessen will be the newest PUD Commissioner from the North County.
OKANOGAN – While it’s too soon to call any races, there are some interesting results in local contests in the first ballot count in Tuesday’s General Election.
OROVILLE — Tyson McAllister served tours in Iraq in 2005/06 and Afghanistan in 2010/11 after enlisting with the SeaBees, the Navy civil engineering division. McAllister joined the Navy at the age of 19, a year after graduating Oroville High School in 2004.
TONASKET – Dogs and their owners weaved their way through the Spooky Pooch Patch, Haunted Hound Swamp, Zombie Creek and Ruh-Roh River on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Tonasket Okanogan Valley Lion’s Club Howl-O-Ween dog walk in Chief Tonasket Park. There were 32 entrants requiring two waves of walkers which resulted in over $500 raised for the Leader Dog program and food for local rescues.