Tumbleweed Film Fest continues tradition with a special night of films, Aug. 6

OROVILLE – The Tumbleweed Film Festival rolls back to Oroville Saturday, Aug. 6 for a special evening of audience favorite short films at Esther Bricques winery.

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Zwicker suddenly terminated from hospital, almost

TONASKET North Valley Hospital CEO Mike Zwicker was terminated Thursday, July 28 at the Board of Commissioners regular board meeting – however, a mistake in the process means he is instead on administrative leave until a new resolution can be passed.

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Trail Days 2016 In Oroville Saturday, Aug. 6 & 7

OROVILLE – Pacific Northwest Trail Days will take place in Oroville this Saturday, Aug. 6th at the Oroville City Park on 17th and Main St. This annual celebration of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail will begin at 9 a.m. and continue all day ending at about 9 p.m.

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Asmussen and Kester lead in race for PUD Commissioner #3

OKANOGAN – Jerry D. Asmussen and Aaron Kester were the two top vote getters for the office of Okanogan County PUD Commissioner, District 3, in last Tuesday’s primary.

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Sawyer takes over as Director of Nursing Services at NVH

District planning to open sleep lab, Aug. 8 “From all the different options of reimbursement, the strongest option that was supported by all was the subsidizing of the emergency room from the communities.” Mike Zwicker, CEO North Valley Hospital District TONASKET – North Valley Hospital has chosen Lori Sawyer as an interim Director of Nursing [...]

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PUD commissioner candidates answer to the crowd

A large turnout of voters with lots of pertinent questions attended an Okanogan County PUD commissioner candidate forum held July 20 at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket, leaving candidates with the impression the public is ready for commissioners to hear their views.

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Fundraiser planned for Tonasket Library

TONASKET – Linda Robinet, the new secretary for Tonasket’s Friends of the Library approached the city council to ask permission to hold a rummage sale and car wash August 4-6. Robinet said area youth wanted to use the parking lot next to the Tonasket Visitor’s and Business Resource Center for a car wash to raise money for the library. The car wash will take place from 1-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and the rummage sale will be held the same days (Thursday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 6) in city hall from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Independent analysis paints Enloe electrification as impractical

OROVILLE – An economic report on restoring hydropower at Enloe Dam outlines possible future costs of power produced by the dam ranging from $83 per milliwatt hour (MWH), more than double the price of power on the open market, to $149/MWH, nearly four times the cost of power on the open marke

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Former councilman Ed Naillon returns to Oroville Council

OROVILLE – At their Tuesday, July 5 Oroville City Council has agreed Ed Naillon’s request to fill an empty council seat until the next election.

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Oroville wearing its Art on its sleeve

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Main Street has been quietly transforming over the past few weeks. 49º North Artists ( is filling empty storefront windows with public art displays, creating a two-block long public art gallery.

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