Tonasket School District to hold off on running bond

TONASKET – Tonasket School District Board members voted to postpone running the school bond again until February of 2017. The decision was reached at the September 28 regular board meeting after much deliberation and discussion of critical needs within the schools, including finding space for growing enrollment numbers.

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Oroville school enrollment higher than predicted, district prepares for levy

OROVILLE – “Schools in session and things are going very well,” Steve Quick, Oroville School District Superintendent told the school board at their Monday, Sept. 28 meeting.

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Update: Okanogan Complex Fire 95 percent contained

The Okanogan Complex has reached 95 percent containment and the numbers of residences damaged or destroyed has been lowered t 120, from earlier reports of 123. Costs for fighting the fire to date are upwards of $44.5 million.

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Tonasket City-wide Clean-up Day, Oct. 3

Tonasket will have a City-wide Clean-up Day Saturday, Oct. 3 for city residents and businesses, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

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Bob Garrison (left) and General Manager of Wenatchee-based Lifeline Ambulance, Inc., give Oroville

Ambulance: Oroville Council hears concerns about ‘level of care’

OROVILLE – While no one could point to a situation where the “level of care” was less now that the Emergency Services District has gone to Lifeline for ambulance service, the phrase continues to come up at Oroville City Council meetings.

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Celebrate World Rivers Day

CAWSTON, B.C. – The Similkameen Celebration of World Rivers Day takes place Sunday, Sept. 27, from 2-4 p.m. at Kobau Park in Cawston, B.C.

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International water forum returns to Osoyoos, Oct. 7-9

OSOYOOS, B.C. – With a drought still gripping parts of B.C. and Washington, concerns over the possibility of a costly mussel invasion, and more, community members and agencies on both sides of the border are coming together to talk.

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Tonasket Aiport serving as helibase for firefighting efforts

TONASKET – Tonasket Municipal Airport is serving as a helibase for four helicopters this summer as firefighting efforts continue on the Okanogan Complex of fires.

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Chris Branch, Director of Community Development

Oroville and county looking for long-term private sector ambulance services contract

“Lifeline was the most qualified because of their track record as a company,” Chris Branch, Oroville Director or Community Development OROVILLE – Rather than going back to an all volunteer ambulance crew, it looks like Okanogan County and the City of Oroville will be choosing a long term service provider. Currently Lifeline Ambulance Inc., a [...]

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Red Cross awaiting calls

Area residents affected by the Okanogan Complex are urged to call the American Red Cross casework hot line at (509) 670-5331 to open a case. “So far 31 cases have been opened for residents in Tonasket, but I know of at least 50 cases where homes were lost,” said Mayor Patrick Plumb. “We need to [...]

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