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