Oroville Depot Museum and visitor center to close for the season

OROVILLE – The Old Depot Museum and Oroville Visitor’s Center will close for season Saturday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. and both will re-open Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

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Solberg resigns from Oroville School Board

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board accepted the resignation of Rich Solberg as one of their member school directors at their Monday, Aug. 29 meeting.

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Water Science Forum to discuss sustainability of Osoyoos Lake

OSOYOOS,BC – The 2011 Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum is scheduled to take place atthe Sonora Community Centre in Osoyoos, B.C. Sept. 18 to 20.

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Labor Day Weekend blues and demo derby

NORTH COUNTY – Two big events are planned for Labor Day Weekend including a blues festival at Oroville and a demolition derby at Tonasket.

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Okanogan shooting results in two dead, one injured

OKANOGAN – Two people have died and another was injured in what appears to have been a murder-suicide in Okanogan last Thursday, Aug. 25.

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Tonasket City Council hears from city engineer

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council heard from a representative of Varela and Associates regarding storm drainage and TIB funding for street improvements.

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Tonasket School Board approves changes in staffing

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board approved several personnel changes, including a move by Music Director Patti Middleton from full-time to half time in the district.

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Okanogan River Garlic Festival in Tonasket Aug. 26 and 27

OROVILLE – The 12th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 at Tonasket’s History Park and Hot August Nights will be Saturday, Aug. 27 in Chesaw.

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Buoys mark the channel where the No Wake Zone begins between Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial Park and Zosel Dam downstream. The slower speed helps to protect wildlife which are abundant in the area, as well as preventing shoreline erosion. Photos by Gary D

Oroville still working on new ‘no wake’ ordinance

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard an update on the effort to draft a new No Wake Ordinance governing watercraft traveling the channel between Osoyoos Lake Veterans Park and Zosel Dam.

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Over 50 concerned citizens gathered at an informational meeting at the Oroville Senior Center to learn about a potential special assessment area that could be formed to pay back a loan the county took to construct the Eastlake Sewer Project. The meeting w

People worry they’ll have to pay for Eastlake Sewer even if not connected

OROVILLE – Concerned they’ll be taxed for a sewer line they say they don’t benefit from, several Eastlake area residents gathered to take precautions against inclusion in a possible Special Assessment Area.

Okanogan County constructed the Eastside Sewer Project five years ago using a state Public Works Trust Fund Loan of over $5 million. The sewer project serves residents and developments in the eastlake area north of the Cherry Street Bridge both inside and outside the Oroville City Limits (since annexation of parts of the

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