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High fire danger rating in several counties

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.

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Oroville Community Fireworks Display on at Deep Bay

OROVILLE – The good news: This year’s Oroville Community Fireworks Display will burst into the sky above Deep Bay Park and Lake Osoyoos at dusk on the Fourth of July. The bad news: This could be the last year if someone doesn’t take over finding donations for the annual pyrotechnics display. Dane Forester, who has [...]

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Dean Brazle Chesaw 4th of July Grand Marshal

‘Ranch’ bronc riding added to this year’s lineup CHESAW – Dean Brazle, he’s a ‘Real live nephew of his Uncle Sam, Born on the Fourth of July” and he’s also Grand Marshal for this year’s 71st Annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. The members of the Chesaw Rodeo Club said they take great pleasure in [...]

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Oroville still wants to spray for mosquitos

OROVILLE – It looks like Oroville will be spraying for mosquitos after all, if they can just get some of the logistics worked out and keep the price down.

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N. End Reservoir bids come in over engineers’ estimate

OROVILLE – The preliminary results of the bid to construct a new water reservoir north of Oroville has come in higher than what the city’s engineers, Varella and Associates, had estimated.

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Tonasket admin lauded for WSLA presentation

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District’s efforts to understand and develop strategies to improve the education of children coming from impoverished backgrounds received high praise after its administrators’ presentation at last week’s Washington State Leadership Academy in Spokane.

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Oroville School Board tours elementary

OROVILLE – As part of their regular meeting last Monday, the Oroville School Board toured the elementary building, paying particular attention to the work being done on the new roof.

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Oroville holds Critical Areas Workshop

OROVILLE – A workshop was held prior to the regular Oroville Council meeting to discuss the various aspects of the city’s Critical Areas ordinance.

Part of the Comprehensive Plan Amendments, the city has been operating under an interim ordinance for several years, renewing with public hearings every six months. Over the past two months Oroville has held public hearings to try and gain final approval for the Critical Areas aspects of the comprehensive plan, a requirement of the state Growth Management Act. However, there has been little to no public participation regarding the ordinance so a workshop was requested by Chris Branch, director of Community Development.

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NVH space allocation committee lays out changes

TONASKET – The structure formerly known as North Valley Assisted Living did not sit unused for long, as some of the changes recommended by the NVH Space Allocation Committee have already been implemented.

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Law enforcement makes several arrests in local thefts

OKANOGAN – After a lengthy investigation by the sheriff’s office and local police departments, several arrests have been made in connection with a spate of burglaries and thefts taking place in the county.

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