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Oroville School Board gives nod to another Dominican Republic trip

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board approved a second student exchange trip to the Dominican Republic at their Monday, Oct. 25 meeting.

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Oroville adopts changes to Zoning Map

OROVILLE – After a closed-record hearing the Oroville Council approved a request for a zoning map amendment and Conditional Use Permit on behalf of Oroville Reman and Reload.

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The 2010 Tonasket Rodeo Queen Taylor Ayers (left) crowned the 2011 Tonasket Rodeo Queen Jerian Ashley (right) at the coronation ceremony held at the Tonasket Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 23. Photo by Emily Hanson

Jerian Ashley crowned 2011 Tonasket Rodeo Queen

TONASKET – Jerian Ashley was crowned the 2011 Tonasket Rodeo Queen at the coronation ceremony held on Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Tonasket Eagles.

Ashley, a senior at Tonasket High School, was chosen over fellow THS senior Cortney Ingle and was crowned by outgoing Queen Taylor Ayers, another THS senior.

“It’s amazing, I’m speechless and very, very happy,” Ashley said after being crowned. “I hope everything goes smoothly while I’m queen.”

This was Ashley’s second year trying to be the Tonasket Rodeo Queen and her fifth time trying for a royalty title. Two years ago, she competed to be Okanogan County Fair Queen and Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Queen, a crown she sought three years ago as well.

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Disneyland field trip request conditionally approved

TONASKET – During the regular Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 25 the official field trip request for the Tonasket marching band to go to Disneyland in March was approved.

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A cofferdam is visible where Colville Tribal workers are constructing a structure in the Similkameen River at its confluence with the Okanogan River just south of Oroville. The project will divert some survivability of summer Chinook salmon eggs that are

Colville Tribe working on fish project near confluence of Similkameen and O

OROVILLE – The Colville Confederated Tribes are trying to enhance summer Chinook salmon survival by diverting at least part of the water that flows into the Similkameen by keeping it in the Okanogan.

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Scott Olson is the newly appointed member of the Tonasket City Council after being chosen by the council during their meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12 to fill former council member Joyce Fancher's vacant seat. Photo by Emily Hanson

Olson appointed to Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – Former Tonasket City Council member Joyce Fancher’s vacant seat was filled on Tuesday, Oct. 12 when the council appointed Scott Olson to the empty council position.

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Hirst-Pavek murder trial set to begin Nov. 1

OKANOGAN – With the defense’s latest motion for a trial continuance denied, the murder trial for Lacey Hirst-Pavek is set to begin jury selection on Monday, Nov. 1 at Douglas County Superior Court in Waterville.

Hirst-Pavek will be tried on charges of first degree premeditated murder and first degree manslaughter that are the results of her alleged involvement in the murder of Michelle Kitterman and her unborn child in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 1, 2009.

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Candidates Jerian Ashley (left) and Cortney Ingle

Tonasket Rodeo Queen coronation on Saturday

TONASKET – The coronation ceremony for the 2011 Tonasket Rodeo Queen will be on Saturday, Oct. 23 beginning at 7 p.m.

This year’s candidates are Tonasket High School seniors Jerian Ashley and Cortney Ingle. Both girls are 5’10″ with green eyes, though Ashley has brown hair and Ingle has red hair. Ashley is a member of the Tonasket Comancheros Rodeo Club, 4-H, Boots and Saddles Barrel Racing Club, T-Club and the Loomis Community Club. Ingle is a member of the Caribou Trail Junior Rodeo Association, American Quarter Horse Association and the Boots and Saddle Barrel Racing Club.

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Oroville Chamber of Commerce welcomes new business, new member

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce welcomed Vicki’s Unique Boutique, a new business opened in Oroville by Vicki Hart at 607 14th.

The business features unique, previously owned items and is located in the old Hart Insurance building and is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Second half of property taxes due

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Treasurere Leah McCormack is reminding people that the second half of their property taxes are due by Oct. 31, 2010.

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