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Tonasket veteran Michael Stewart meets with "First Mike" Gregoire, husband of Governor Chris Gregoire and a proponent of veterans' affairs, at the Governor's mansion last month.

Local vets honored by ‘First Mike’

TONASKET – It’s not often one’s work gets recognized at the highest levels.

But local veterans Michael Stewart and Dale White found out that sometimes that work does get noticed.

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‘Pretty Committee’ hosting TVBRC meeting

TONASKET – The Tonasket Beautification Committee, a group of Tonasket residents that have been brainstorming ideas for improving the appearance of the downtown area, will be hosting a meeting Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m, at the Tonasket Visitors and Business Resource Center (TVBRC) to discuss plans and proposals with downtown business owners.

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Run for the Border this Saturday

OROVILLE – More than 300 motorcycles and riders are expected to participate in this Saturday’s 10th Annual Run for the Border charity ride, which will roar into Oroville sometime before 1 p.m.

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Salmon Recovery Board visits Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – A visit by the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board may turn out to provide the impetus needed to develop a solution to chronic problems with pollution, water flow and salmon habitat on Bonaparte Creek, which flows to the Okanogan River past the south side of Tonasket.

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29th Annual Mothers’ Day Walk for Peace

OROVILLE – The 29th Annual Mothers’ Day Walk for peace will take place this Sunday, May 13 with a gathering at the U.S./Canada Port of Entry at 2 p.m.

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Kelly Cariker

New job, new face at North Valley

TONASKET – The digital age has a much different set of demands than did the age of paper and photographic negatives. With those ever-increasing requirements come job responsibilities that were undreamed of just a decade ago.

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Oroville Council discusses OHS Senior Projects

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed whether there needs to be a more structured approach to accepting senior projects.

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Jeremy Clark, new Tonasket Elementary principal.

Jeremy Clark coming on board as TES principal

TONASKET – Jeremy Clark says his interview process with the Tonasket School District was as much about him getting a feel for the staff, administration and community as it was about his being interviewed.

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This explosive device was found between two rocks at Fancher Dam Reservoir and reported to the Okanogan County Sheriff's office. A bomb disposal unit from Spokane was called in and destroyed it the afternoon of Wednesday, May 3. OCSO photo

Pipe Bomb found at Fancher Lake

TONASKET – A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office bomb disposal unit destroyed a pipe bomb found at the edge of Fancher Dam Reservoir, eight miles northeast of Tonasket last Thursday.

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Oroville Celebrating 78th Annual May Festival this weekend

OROVILLE – ‘Simple Enchantment’ is the theme of this weekend’s May Festival, Oroville’s premiere community event, celebrating its 78th year.

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