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Eastside Sewer struggling to cover PWTF loans

OROVILLE – Due to slower than predicted build-out, the county’s Oroville Eastside Sewer Project is struggling to pay back the low-interest loan it took to construct the project which serves people living on the east side of Lake Osoyoos.

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Okanogan River slowly returning to pre-flood stage

OKANOGAN COUNTY – There was good news regarding the recent flooding of the Okanogan River on Monday, June 13: the water level is slowly receding.

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OHS Principal Patricia Scott announces her retirement

OROVILLE – Despite being rehired for next year, Patricia Scott, Oroville Junior-Senior High Principal, announced last week that she would be retiring from that position.

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Two arrested on drug charges in Tonasket

TONASKET – Two were arrested on Saturday, May 28 when the Tonasket Police Department served a search warrant upon a Tonasket resident.

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Circus coming to Oroville June 15

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus back to town next Wednesday, June 15.

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State of Emergency declared in Tonasket

TONASKET – A state of emergency was declared in Tonasket by Mayor Patrick Plumb on Tuesday, June 7.

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All Oroville seniors apply for post secondary options

OROVILLE – The Oroville Class of 2011 has made school district history by making 100% application to postsecondary options, including two-year, four-year college, trade school, military or apprenticeship.

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Tonasket city affirms Founders Day theme

TONASKET – At the regular meeting of the Tonasket City Council on Tuesday, May 24, Mayor Patrick Plumb read a proclamation which affirms the theme of Founders Day, which is “Home Town Heroes.”

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<h3 align=right style='text-align:right'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;'>Photo by Gary DeVon</span></h3><p class=MsoBodyText>Water levels in Lake Osoyoos climbed as high as 913.50feet above sea level last week, but dropped slightly after a weekend of cool

Water levels rising at Lake Osoyoos

YAKIMA – The state Department of Ecology continues to report that greater than normal snowpack and spring rains are contributing to high runoff levels in the Okanogan and Similkameen drainages, increasing water levels in area lakes.

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No horses at Tonasket rodeo this weekend

TONASKET – Due to the highly contagious outbreak of EHV-1, or equine herpes, which has hit the Western United States, there will be no horses at this weekend’s Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo.

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