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Dan’s Market in Ellisforde robbed

ELLISFORDE – A masked bandit held up Dan’s Market, one of two stores located on Highway 97 in the tiny community of Ellisforde.

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Rice reflects on his career after (mostly) retiring

TONASKET – Jim Rice figures he didn’t draw his gun with an intent to shoot more than half a dozen times in his 24 years as a Tonasket police officer. But those moments, while rare, certainly left a lasting impression.

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Oroville Council talks about Main Street parking problem

OROVILLE – When business is bad the Oroville Council hears the parking rules are “too restrictive,” when it’s good it’s “they’re not enforced” enough. Oroville’s parking problem must be a sign that business is good again, at least on Main Street.

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Former Oroville man linked to gun smuggling, selling to gangsters

An Osoyoos man is facing charges for allegedly smuggling guns into Canada from the U.S. that were being sold to various gang-related groups in the Okanagan and Lower Mainland.

Tyler Ryan Cuff, 30, was charged with two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and one count of careless use of a firearm contravening storage regulations and firearms trafficking.

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PNT hikers sought – and found – adventure

OROVILLE – Taking on a marathon backcountry trip like the Pacific Northwest Trail is not necessarily recommended for novices. But that hasn’t slowed down Brian Magelssen, Matt Marquardt and Austin Wagoner, who decided to tackle the 1,200-mile trail this summer.

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Is required community service self-defeating?

TONASKET – Members of the Tonasket School Board all agreed that community service was something they hoped students embrace and want to involve themselves with.

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Tonasket council to get back to code review

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council, in an effort to return to its long-standing attempts to update city codes, set a date for a meeting specifically dedicated to that activity during its Tuesday, Aug. 27, session.

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NVH hits warrant milestone

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District hit a long-awaited milestone on Thursday, Aug. 26, as its warrant debt to Okanogan County dropped to below $1 million for the first time in recent memory.

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TSD reaches agreement on TPEP

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, Aug. 26, that was drafted by a committee of administrators and teachers that charts the district’s course through the state-mandated Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project requirements.

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‘Persons of interest’ in fatal shooting on Pontiac Ridge

CHESAW – The victim in the fatal shooting on Pontiac Ridge Monday, Sept. 2 was Michael R. Carrigan, 52, of Hoquiam Wash., according to Okanogan Sheriff Frank Rogers who says law enforcement have “persons of interest.”

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