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<p class=MsoBodyText align=right style='text-align:right'><spanstyle='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721";font-weight:normal'>Photo by Terry Mills</span></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Oroville MayFestival Queen Madison

The seventy-seventh annual Oroville May Festival this Saturday

OROVILLE – May Festival Queen Madison Hatch and Princesses Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson invite everyone to celebrate the 77th Annual Oroville May Festival this weekend.

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Correction

In the article on the Oroville School Board in last week’s print edition we erroneously wrote that the school board tabled the decision on whether to reappoint Carl Iverson as next winter’s varsity high school basketball coach.

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‘Learn before you burn’ presentation informs locals on outdoor burning rule

TONASKET – A “Learn Before You Burn” presentation from the Washington State Department of Ecology informed attendees to the Green Okanogan Alternative Faire about outdoor burning rules and safety on Saturday, April 23.

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North Valley Hospital District doing well

TONASKET – One third of the way through 2011, North Valley Hospital District is doing well.

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Funding helps Okanogan Valley students study Tripod Fire effects

TONASKET – The U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it had awarded more than $122,300 to four Pacific Northwest national forests to support conservation education programs, including almost $11,000 for high school students in low-income areas of the Okanogan Valley studying the effects of the 2006 Tripod Fire.

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Green community approved by Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – Pleasant Glade, a green community, was approved by the Tonasket City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 26.

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<span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Worldwide;'>Photo by Jennifer Marshall</span><p class=PhotoCutline align=left style='text-align:left'>Jon Wyss, chairman ofthe Okanogan County Coalition for Property Rights, holds aloft a 500-pagedocument from Futu

Hearing testimony overwhelmingly against comp plan

OKANOGAN – For more than three years a new comprehensive plan has been in the works in Okanogan County, but vehement disapproval from residents has stymied the plan’s adoption.

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<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Photo by Gary DeVon</span></p><b><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721";'>Oneof the hoppers that will feed seeds to one of the two

Work progressing on canola seed crushing facility in Oroville

OROVILLE – Representatives from Carbon Cycle Crush, a business that plans to create canola oil from seeds trucked in from Canadian growers, met with city, county officials and others to give an update on their plans as well as a tour of their facility.

“I am glad to be here on such a beautiful day, we’ve made a lot of progress since January when I was last here,” said Byran McCann, CEO for Carbon Cycle Investments, the parent company of Carbon Cycle Crush (CCC). “We are not quite where we wanted to be yet, but we’re getting there.”

Tim King, CCC’s President said the company has repaired the roof of the old Oro Warehouse where the seed mills, hoppers and other machinery is being housed.

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The common loon of Washington State will be the topic of the Highlands Wonders presentation by Daniel and Virginia Poleschook at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center the first Friday in May. Photo courtesy of Daniel and Virginia Poleschook

Washington’s Not-So-Common Loon

TONASKET – Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) announces an opportunity on May 6th, 2011 to absorb the beauty and ingenuity of Washington loons, as Daniel and Virginia Poleschook share from their observations, research and conservation work…

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Nespelem man sent to prison for 2006 murder on Colville Reservation

SPOKANE – A Nespelem man found guilty of the second degree murder of a fellow member of the Colville Confederated Tribes has been sent to prison.

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