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Social Security fraud investigation leads to father’s grave

OKANOGAN – The investigation of a possible Social Security fraud by an Oroville area man led to the discovery of his father’s dead body buried 16 miles northeast of Ellisforde.

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North Valley Hospital repairs ongoing

TONASKET – Repairs for one of North Valley Hospital’s generators, as well as well as the server the contains patient records, were ongoing after both experienced various levels of failure during the past month, reported facilities and IT director Kelly Cariker at the Thursday, Jan. 31 Board of Commissioners meeting.

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NW Ice Fishing Festival more than fishing

Fest kicks off with Pat McManus play, Friday Feb. 14
MOLSON – The last couple of years the fisherman got skunked at the NW Ice Fishing Festival, however reports have been coming in all winter of “fish on” so chances are there will be prize winning trout caught on Saturday, Feb. 15.

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Swimming pool yes, Heavy Haul no

TONASKET – The possibility of a rebuilt Tonasket swimming pool again took center stage at the Tuesday, Jan. 29, Tonasket City Council meeting. And while a meeting the previous week brought the desire of the community further into focus regarding what such a pool might look like, getting from Point A to Point B in terms of funding is still going to take some doing.

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Tonasket man arrested on multiple drug charges

OKANOGAN – A Tonasket man was arrested for several drug charges, including heroin and methamphetamine possession, after he nearly ran into a county deputy’s patrol car around noon last Sunday.

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New state high school hour requirements an issue at Oroville

OROVILLE – Requiring 1080 teaching hours at high schools throughout the state could be problematic for Oroville, eliminating in-service training time for teachers, late start Mondays and early releases, among other things.

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7th District state lawmakers to host telephone town hall, Feb. 3

OLYMPIA - State Sen. Brian Dansel and Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short invite residents of the 7th Legislative District to discuss state legislative issues during an hour-long telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Monday. To take part in the toll-free Feb. 3 call, residents should dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter PIN# 112381. The phone line will open shortly before the call begins. To ask questions of [...]

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Correction: Use of library Reading Room not approved for Winter Market

In this week’s issue (Jan. 31, 2014) of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune we erroneously reported that the Oroville City Council had approved a motion allowing the Oroville Public Library Reading Room to be used for a Winter Market. Although the Reading Room was discussed, no such motion was made, or approved. However, the Library Board [...]

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Oroville learns cities may ban pot stores, grows

OROVILLE – Oroville has been leaning toward not allowing marijuana retail stores, grows or processing within the city limits and learned at the Jan. 21 council meeting that the city would be within its rights to do so.

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Canadian wintering in Oroville dies in RV fire

OROVILLE – A Saskatchewan man who winters each year in Oroville died in a fatal motorhome fire in Prince’s RV Park in the early morning hours last Saturday.

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