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PARK FIT FOR A QUEEN: Like an invasion from the north, Oroville's Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial was full to capacity last weekend as our Canadian neighbors celebrated the late Queen Victoria's birthday. Rod Noel, Oroville's head of the Parks Department,

Salmon Recovery at Oroville Council

OROVILLE – Don McIvor and Ken Bevis appeared before the Oroville City Council at their Tuesday, May 15 meeting to discuss salmon recovery efforts in the Upper Columbia.

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Cows graze on a bit of dry land surrounded by the flood waters of the Okanogan between Oroville and Tonasket last Thursday afternoon. Photo by Brent Baker

Flood warning in effect until Saturday night

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Okanogan River which continues until late Saturday night.

The Okanogan River near Tonasket reached the 15 foot flood stage and was 15.01 feet as of 7:15 a.m. Friday morning. Minor flooding is forecast and the river is expected to continue rising to near 15.3 feet by late Friday afternoon.

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Oroville Senior Center plans auction fundraiser for expansion

OROVILLE – The Oroville Senior Center is expanding their building with a 30′x36′ addition and is planning an auction for mid-July to help fund the project.

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Founders Day seeking volunteers; Conscious Culture Festival approaches

TONASKET – With Founders Day fast approaching, organizers are still seeking volunteers to help with various aspects of the celebration, particularly the parade through Tonasket on Saturday, June 2.

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Tonasket veteran Michael Stewart meets with "First Mike" Gregoire, husband of Governor Chris Gregoire and a proponent of veterans' affairs, at the Governor's mansion last month.

Local vets honored by ‘First Mike’

TONASKET – It’s not often one’s work gets recognized at the highest levels.

But local veterans Michael Stewart and Dale White found out that sometimes that work does get noticed.

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‘Pretty Committee’ hosting TVBRC meeting

TONASKET – The Tonasket Beautification Committee, a group of Tonasket residents that have been brainstorming ideas for improving the appearance of the downtown area, will be hosting a meeting Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m, at the Tonasket Visitors and Business Resource Center (TVBRC) to discuss plans and proposals with downtown business owners.

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Run for the Border this Saturday

OROVILLE – More than 300 motorcycles and riders are expected to participate in this Saturday’s 10th Annual Run for the Border charity ride, which will roar into Oroville sometime before 1 p.m.

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Salmon Recovery Board visits Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – A visit by the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board may turn out to provide the impetus needed to develop a solution to chronic problems with pollution, water flow and salmon habitat on Bonaparte Creek, which flows to the Okanogan River past the south side of Tonasket.

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29th Annual Mothers’ Day Walk for Peace

OROVILLE – The 29th Annual Mothers’ Day Walk for peace will take place this Sunday, May 13 with a gathering at the U.S./Canada Port of Entry at 2 p.m.

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Kelly Cariker

New job, new face at North Valley

TONASKET – The digital age has a much different set of demands than did the age of paper and photographic negatives. With those ever-increasing requirements come job responsibilities that were undreamed of just a decade ago.

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