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Summer burn ban on all DNR-protected lands

OLYMPIA – The state Department ofNatural Resources announced a burning ban on all DNR-protected lands from July1 to Sept. 30, 2011.

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Tonasket School District adds fourth kindergarten class

TONASKET – At their Monday, June 27 meeting, the Tonasket School Board hired another kindergarten teacher as student population in the primary grades continues to grow.

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Oroville to spray for mosquitoes after high water recedes

OROVILLE – In a press release last Friday the City of Oroville announced it will begin spraying for mosquitoes as soon as the high water goes down.

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Oliver Williams was the only young cowboy to rope a calf in the junior cow-roping event at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Photo by Gary DeVon

Frances Marchand is Senior All Around Cowboy at Chesaw

OROVILLE – The grandstands were full as Frances Marchand was named Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo Senior All Around Cowboy after winning the bareback, saddle bronc and senior cow riding events last Monday afternoon.

Marchand’s saddle bronc ride on “Decent” was perhaps the most exciting 8 seconds of the annual rodeo which attracts people from all over Washington and Southern B.C.

The Junior All Around Cowboy this year was Kaelyn Marchand, who took first place in the junior cow riding competition. Taking second in the junior cow riding was Tarren Moussy and Dustin Nigg took third.

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‘Okanogan Grown’ ag guide now available

OKANOGAN – The colorful new “Okanogan Grown’ guide from the Okanogan County Tourism Council is now available.

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Revised national forest plan to be released for comments

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan-Wenatchee and Colville National Forests are revising their forest plans in a joint project that encompasses nearly five million acres of National Forest System lands in Central and Northeast Washington.

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U.S. Border Patrol to break ground on new Oroville Station

SPOKANE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces the groundbreaking of the new U.S. Border Patrol station at Oroville, Washington on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

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Kristin Sarmiento named Oroville High School Principal

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board approved the hiring of Krisin Sarmiento as the new Oroville Junior-Senior High School Principal at their Monday, June 27 meeting.

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Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo Grand Marshal Glen Richardson

Glenn Richardson is Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo Grand Marshal

CHESAW – Glenn Richardson, long-time member of the Chesaw and Oroville communities, has been selected as this year’s Chesaw Fourth of July Grand Marshal.

Richardson said he is honored to represent Chesaw as the Grand Marshal this year and asks everyone to come join in the fun July 4.

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