OROVILLE – Oroville will look into the feasibility of moving its Director of Community and Economic Development and its Permit Administrator to the city’s vacant Visitor Information Center at 1730 Main Street.
WATERVILLE – The jury in the murder trial of Lacey Hirst-Pavek reached a guilty verdict just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 after beginning deliberations at 9 a.m.
Hirst-Pavek was on trial for her involvement in the murder of Michelle Kitterman during the early morning hours of March 1, 2009. Kitterman’s family, mother Tracy, twin sister Danielle and older sister Melinda were in Douglas County Superior Court along with other family and friends to hear the verdict.
At 2:15 p.m., Judge John Hotchkiss announced the jury’s guilty verdict for Hirst-Pavek’s charges of first degree premeditated murder and first degree manslaughter of an unborn quick child. Hirst-Pavek’s parents and assorted family members were also in the courtroom when she was declared guilty of all charges, including the aggravated circumstances of an accomplice using a deadly weapon and knowing the victim was pregnant before the crime was committed.
OMAK – An Omak man died when he failed to negotiate a curve on Hendrick Road and rolled down a 150-foot embankment Friday, Nov. 12.
TONASKET – The theme of the 2010 Tonasket High School Veterans Day Assembly, held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, was “We honor those who served” and the students accomplished this through poetry readings, song and more.
OROVILLE – The 2010 Veterans Day Assembly was held at Oroville High School from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 and put on by the 2010 Senior Class.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council is still deciding on whether or not to raise property taxes by one percent for 2011.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – With no ballots left to count it looks like Jim Detro will join Andy Lampe and Bud Hover on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners and Frank Rogers will continue as county sheriff.
TONASKET – The preliminary 2011 budget for the North Valley Hospital District was presented to the board during their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Okanogan TV District #1 has recently finished work on their satellites on Omak and Pickens Mountains to be able to broadcast their eight channels digitally.
CHESAW – The environmental group Okanogan Highland Association is warning that mining activities at the Buckhorn Mountain Project are adversely impacting local water quality.