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Working to kick start nature with wetland restoration

On the western toe of Buckhorn Mountain, in a place called Triple Creek, a rich wetland once thrived.

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Videographer brings talents home with local films

TONASKET – Jeremiah Lofthus of Volente Videography created a video of Tonasket residents being asked on Sept. 15 to predict the first day an inch of snow would be on the ground this year.

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Several opportunities to attend candidate forums

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Local community forums provide an opportunity to learn about the candidates before you mark your ballot and there are several opportunities this month to meet and listen to the candidates running for local office.

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DNR lifts statewide burn ban

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the statewide burn ban on DNR-protected lands has been rescinded.

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Sleep Lab hosts first overnighters

TONASKET — North Valley Hospital’s Sleep Lab took in their first two overnight patients Monday evening, Sept. 26, after opening their clinic and serving nine new patients, eight of whom would be following up with sleep studies. The Sleep Lab is the first one to open in North Okanogan County. The clinic is staffed by [...]

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Oroville Housing Authority has new director

Sue Edick brings years of experience to job OROVILLE – Sue Edick has taken over the job of executive director of the Oroville Housing Authority, which manages low-income and agriculture housing in Oroville. Edick started the job on Monday, Sept. 19, taking over for Cheryl Lewis who has retired from the position, but has agreed [...]

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Candidates Forum in Oroville, Oct. 6

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidate Forum on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Vicki’s Backdoor Club.

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Help with employment needs

OROVILLE – Okanogan County Economic Alliance and Washington State Worksource will be in Oroville on Thursday, Oct 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to meet with jobseekers, employers, and those interested in small business assistance.

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Cheryl Lewis stepping down as Oroville Housing Director

OROVILLE – She says it’s hard to let go, but after 20 years Cheryl Lewis has stepped down as the Executive Director of the Oroville Housing Authority.

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South Okanagan Rocks With Drag Cars

Richter Pass Motorplex. Do you know where it is? Any other day of the week it is known as the Osoyoos airport. But last weekend the Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) opened the gates to a flood of drag cars from all over British Columbia and Alberta. They needed to come see what’s shakin’ in the Okanagan.

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