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Considering a project on or near the water?

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville is inviting people who are considering a project near or on the water to the Oroville City Hall Aug. 20 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to find out what kind of activity or development is allowed, and what permitting may be required.

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Primary election results

OKANOGAN – While few local candidates faced challengers in the recent primary elections, there was one race, that for Okanogan County PUD Commissioner District 1, that drew three candidates, as well as incumbent David Womack.

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Body of drowned Canadian recovered Sunday

OROVILLE – The body of a missing Canadian man, believed drowned in Osoyoos Lake near Veranda Beach, Friday was located by divers Sunday evening.

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Tumbleweed Film Festival has ‘Best Fest’ Ever

OROVILLE – If the comments in the local restaurants and bars, as well as on social media are to believed, Oroville’s Tumbleweed Film Festival had one of its best years yet. This unique film festival shows short films from around the world. Now in its fifth year, attracted around 300 viewers over four nights and [...]

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Oroville School District adopts $8.5 million budget

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board adopted a 2014-15 budget of nearly $8.5 million — about $24,000 more than the previous year’s budget.

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State federal delegation backs Inslee’s request for major disaster declaration

PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C.—Today, the federal delegation representing impacted areas in Washington state sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to grant the major disaster declaration that was requested by Governor Jay Inslee. The letter was sent by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and U.S. Representatives Doc Hastings (WA-4) [...]

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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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