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Facilities tour reveals shortcomings at Tonasket Schools

TONASKET – A facilities/bond open house input session held Thursday, April 28, featured a facilities tour highlighting needs to be addressed in an upcoming bond.
The tour was led by Design West Architect Ned Warnick, who went over proposed improvements and associated costs with community members in attendance before walking them through the elementary school, high school shop area and the Alternative Learning (ALE) building housing the Tonasket Choice High School and Outreach programs before bringing the group back to the elementary school commons to brainstorm what to include in the bond package.

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OK Chevrolet fulfills lifelong dream for new owner

TONASKET – OK Chevrolet has been purchased by Lance Knopp of Oregon. Knopp spent the past two years running a large Chevrolet Dealership in San Antonio before moving to the area in March with his wife Kortney.

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County marijuana growers propose advisory committees

A group of Okanogan County cannabis farmers presented two different proposals to the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, April 19, to address current concerns with the cannabis industry.

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THS students heading to FBLA Nationals

SPOKANE – Yigit Karaermis, a Tonasket High School senior, and THS sophomore Nicole Juarez placed at the Washington State FBLA Conference last week in Spokane, earning the right to compete at the National FBLA Conference in Atlanta in June.

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Five Oroville students heading to FBLA Nationals in Atlanta

OROVILLE – Oroville High School FBLA students attended an exceptional state conference in Spokane, Wash. this past week. Exceptional in that two year officer and outgoing state president, Tori Kindred and Vice President representing the north central region, Ellamae Burnell, would be key players in the management and implementation of the state conference. Also special even though Kindred and Burnell would be exiting their office, that Jennifer Cisneros would be beginning her role as the new Vice President representing the North Central Region. Cisneros will preside over the region for the 2016-17 school year.

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Fire recovery group to host Arbor Day event

TONASKET – Plant a tree – and get it for free.
In honor of Arbor Day, and in recognition of the loss of countless trees in last summer’s Okanogan Complex fire, the Oroville/Tonasket Long Term Recovery Organization (OLTRTO) is hosting “Growing Forward: an Arbor Day Celebration” at Tonasket’s Triangle Park on Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. – noon. The park is located on Highway 97 at the north end of Tonasket, across the street from Beyers Market.

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Public invited to tour school with architect

TONASKET – The public is invited to attend a Facilities Planning Open House Event and walk-through of the elementary school, high school shop area and the Alternative Learning (Tonasket Choice High School) building Thursday, April 28.

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Task Force arrests several suspected meth dealers

OROVILLE – A three-month long undercover investigation by the North Central Washington Drug Task Force into illegal drug sales netted several arrests in the Oroville area last Thursday, April 21.

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Enloe Powerhouse highlighted in state list of threatened historic properties

CHELAN – The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced its annual list of Most Endangered Historic Properties in the State of Washington on Monday, April 25. The announcement came during the organization’s This Place Matters reception, held at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. The reception is an affinity event hosted by the Washington Trust to kickoff this week’s RevitalizeWA conference in Chelan.

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Chance to meet two more candidates for Oroville School Superintendent

OROVILLE – While two potential replacements for the outgoing superintendent for Oroville School District have been interviewed by the board and met staff and the public, a third candidate bowed out and two more have been added to the list.

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