Terri Orford glows with anticipation as she waits to hear back from America

Tonasket’s got Terri

“It was totally impromptu, but that’s what jazz is about — being inspired and in the moment.” Terri Orford, Tonasket contestant on America’s Got Talent Local singer goes from New Orleans to Facebook to America’s Got Talent TONASKET – Terri Orford was on vacation in New Orleans, sitting in a jazz club with her husband Andy [...]

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PUD still treading water on Similkameen, Enloe Dam

The Okanogan County Public Utility District #1 (PUD) Feb. 23 meeting saw options still being weighed regarding the fate of Enloe Dam. Commissioner John Houston reported being in contact with a Washington, DC law firm to have a letter drafted requesting an extension on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license to begin construction on the Enloe Dam Hydroelectric Project. The current deadline for the PUD to begin construction is July 1, 2015.

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Ellamae Brunell new May Festival Queen

Ellamae Burnell, was chosen to be this year’s May Festival Queen at the 2015 Selection Night event held at the Oroville High School Commons last Monday night. Brunell and her court, Princess Faith Martin and Mikayla Scott , all juniors at OHS, participated in the Selection night by giving speeches and answering an impromptu question.

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TSD delays hiring Internal Business Manager

TONASKET – Tonasket School Board members extended a contract with the North Central Educational Service District’s (NCESD) External Fiscal Services Department for provision of external business management through Aug. 31, the end of the school fiscal year.

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Fate of Enloe Dam still unknown

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD Commissioners voted Monday, Feb. 9, to ask for a two-week extension with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to decide whether to commission Enloe Dam and build a new powerhouse, or decommission and remove the dam.

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Slideshow: Tonasket CCC Talent Show 2015

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Three seek May Queen crown, Selection Night tonight

OROVILLE – This year sees three candidates who would like to be crowned the Oroville May Festival Queen for 2015. They are Faith Martin, Mikayla Scott and Ellamae Burnell, all juniors at Oroville High School. May Day Selection night is Monday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Oroville High School Commons, where admittance is free.

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Seventh District Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda)

Okanogan officials testify on fire in Olympia

OLYMPIA – Members from the Carlton Complex Fire Recovery Group and Okanogan County officials traveled to Olympia Thursday to discuss the Carlton Complex Fire that burned more than 256,000 acres and destroyed more than 400 structures.

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Hidden Treasures begins a new legacy

Norma Jean Hart and her daughter Jenny purchased the old Noots Drive-in” 26 years ago, remodeled the building and transformed it into Hidden Treasures and The Split End.

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Did you miss your Hometown?

John and Becky DesJardins are known to take time off in the winter, this year they didn’t head for warmer weather. Instead they closed Hometown Pizza and Pasta and reopened as a restaurant with a different spin on things. It’s something they’ve been wanting to do for quite a long time and John is a [...]

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