Tonasket council approves sewer contract, keeps levy steady

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved its contract with engineering firm Varela and Associates, Inc., for the sewer project, decided to hold the tax levy at its current rate and held further budget discussions to highlight the Tuesday, Nov. 8, council meeting.

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Lead changes in close race for Oroville School Board spot

OKANOGAN – Although the percentages changed somewhat in a few cases, the second vote count didn’t change early election counts by much except for Oroville School Board Position 5 where 19 votes now separate Rocky DeVon and Timothy Whiteaker.

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Tonasket Middle School copes with student’s death

TONASKET – Tonasket School District’s students and staff members struggled late last week to come to terms with the death of a Tonasket Middle School student who passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 2.

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Busy Season for the Oroville Women’s Club

November is here and to many that means “Bazaar Time,” especially to the members of the Oroville Women’s Club, also known as Oroville Junior Women.

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Oroville and county agree to wait for development fees from property owner

OROVILLE – Oroville will join an agreement the county is making with a property owner that will put off collection of sewer and water development fees until the developer sells his first lot.

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Tonasket School Board ponders levy options

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is facing a number of decisions regarding the 2012 levy.

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Judge Chris Culp

Governor names Chris Culp as new Okanogan County Superior Court Judge

OKANOGAN – Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed longtime District Court Judge Chris Culp to be the county’s second superior court judge.

Culp, who has served as district court since 1987, was appointed superior court commissioner in 1991. Since 2002, he has served as superior court judge pro tem.

“Judge Culp’s deep ties with his community and thorough understanding of the law make him an excellent pick for Okanogan County’s Superior Court. I know Chris will continue to do a great job on the bench,” said Gov. Gregoire.

“I am honored with Governor Gregoire’s appointment. It is a tremendous opportunity to serve the residents of Okanogan County and Washington State in this new role,” said Culp.

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Several new faces elected to Oroville School Board

OKANOGAN – The face of the Oroville School Board appears to have changed dramatically following last Tuesday’s election-day vote counts.

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Apple harvest finishing up this week

NORTH COUNTY – Apple pickers should have the last of this year’s apple crop off the trees by the end of this week.

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Tonasket City Council to consider crematory

TONASKET – Discussion of the 2012 ad valorem tax and the continuation of the water and sewer project continued at the Tuesday, Oct. 25, Tonasket City Council meeting, but decision on future action was tabled on both issues. Meanwhile….

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