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Tonasket Mayor, Council spar over comments

TONASKET – Should city resident’s comments count for more than those of non-residents that frequently use city facilities?
Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb and council member Jill Vugteveen differed sharply on that issue during the Tuesday, May 13, city council meeting as they verbally crossed swords over Plumb’s solicitation of Facebook comments regarding the possibility of Tonasket joining a county-wide mosquito district.

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TSD to consider 8th graders in high school athletics

TONASKET – Eighth graders may soon be eligible to participate in some high school sports in the Tonasket School District as the school board is considering a proposal outlined by Athletic Director Kevin Terris at the board’s Monday, May 12, meetin

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Sabotage?

TONASKET – Tonasket’s ambulances keep turning up with mysterious issues, and EMS director Michael Greene hopes that making the public aware of the situation will bring information to light about who is responsible.

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Weather service warns of minor flooding at Tonasket

TONASKET – A National Weather Service Flood Warning continues on the Okanogan River near Tonasket.

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Global Gifts & Gallery opens in Oroville

Global Gifts & Gallery, which opened April 7, plans a Grand Opening from now until the end of May. The Grand Opening will include a sale on all their metal art, door prizes and a surprise gift for each customer.

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Oroville Council updated on blues fest, projects

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard an update of the Rally at the Border Blues Fest planned at the city’s Deep Bay Park on Saturday, May 17, from Vicki Hinze, head of the blues fest committee. “One of the things we are requesting is to put up a two by ten foot Rally at [...]

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NVH warrants continue to sink

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital’s debt to Okanogan County continued its downward trend so far in May, dipping to as low as $369,000 on Wednesday, May 6.

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Travelers can expect delays due to crack sealing

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Washington State Department of Transportation says travelers can expect delays in several locations within the county.

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Oroville teacher talks about ‘flipping’ his classroom

OROVILLE – Tam Hutchinson was asked to speak to the Oroville School Board about the Running Start students under his care at the board’s Monday, April 28 meeting.

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Commissioners deny hospital consolidation is their goal

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners are not angling to consolidate the county’s three hospitals, they assured a North County-heavy audience at a session called by Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy on Wednesday, April 30.

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