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Tonasket frosh shock at FFA state

When the Tonasket FFA’s parliamentary procedure team went to the national convention two years ago, ag teacher Matt Deebach thought called it a once-in-a-career experience. Turns out Deebach was wrong.

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79th Oroville May Festival this Saturday

OROVILLE – “Paradise in the Valley” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which pays tribute to Oroville’s location and Lake Osoyoos.

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Flood watch for Okanogan River near Tonasket

TONASKET – Warm weather that is speeding up the annual mountain snow melt-off has brought about a flood watch for the Okanogan River, especially in the areas between Tonasket and Oroville.

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Water levels rise at Lake Osoyoos along with temps

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are beginning to rise as the thermometer does the same. The lake straddles the British Columbia and Washington border near Oroville.

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Fire at Hometown Pizza caught on camera

OROVILLE – A fire in the early morning hours last Sunday at Hometown Pizza and Pasta in Oroville was limited to mostly smoke damage because of the quick reporting by the owner of the recently opened Pastime Bar and Grill.

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Tonasket works to contain yard sales

TONASKET – Yard sale season is beginning in Tonasket, and with it complaints of traffic and congestion in residential areas.

The City Council has been mulling an ordinance to limit the number of yard sales permitted in the city. However, after plenty of discussion at the Tuesday, April 23, council meeting, it was clear that the council was undecided on exactly how to move forward.

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NVH financial situation stabilizing

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District’s financial situation is gradually improving, reported Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt at the Thursday, April 11, NVH Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Finding room for guest workers a challenge

OROVILLE – Last February representatives from Gold Digger Apples, Taber Orchards and Del Rosario Orchards approached the Oroville Housing Authority to ask if they could house more than 100 H2A guest workers, some staying for as much as half a year, at their farmworkers camp off Sawtell Road.

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North Cascades Highway reopened April 16

WENATCHEE – Lighter snowfall this past winter helped crews reopen the North Cascades Highway today, April 16, almost a month earlier than last year. Washington State Department of Transportation crews and drivers celebrated at 1 p.m. today, as both east and west side gates swung open. The highway reopened well in advance of the start of the lowland fishing season and the annual 49’er Days festival in Winthrop.

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‘.09 money’ to complete stormwater project

TONASKET – Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb said at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting that he would do whatever he could to secure the final five percent of funding needed to complete the 3rd/5th/6th Street stormwater repair project. On Monday, April 15, Plumb said the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners approved the use of $19,510 of [...]

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