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Tonasket PTO Gears up for Winter Carnival

TONASKET – The second annual Tonasket PTO Mid-Winter Carnival is slated for Friday, Feb. 24, at Tonasket Elementary School from 5:30-8pm.

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Little brown bat (Myotis lucifigus) as photographed by Roger Christophersen, who will be talking about bats at the Highlands Wonders presentation at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center this Friday.

OHA presents: Secret life of bats in Okanogan

TONASKET – Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) presents a fascinating window into the secret life of bats in the Okanogan Highlands and beyond.

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The Tonasket Community Cultural Center will be screening "Farmageddon" at its Friday Night Coffee House on Friday, Feb. 24.

CCC to screen ‘Farmageddon’

TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will be featuring an exclusive screening of “Farmageddon” at its Friday Night Coffee House on Friday, Feb. 24.

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No Fish to Fry: When there's no fish to fry why not try cooking up the bait? That's what James and Josh Gasho did at last Saturday's NW Ice Fishing Festival on Sidley Lake. The two seven-year-olds roasted (or is that smoked) some mini-marshmellows on the

Anglers get skunked, but Ice Fishing Fest awards over $2,000 in prizes

MOLSON – The 8th Annual Northwest Ice Fishing Derby finished on Saturday, Feb. 18 with the awarding of over $2,000 worth of prize money and raffle winnings.

Unfortunately no fish were caught for the second year in a row, but participants said they were having fun anyway as they tried to coax a trout onto their line. Fishing this year took place on both Molson and Sidley Lakes for the festival, which is sponsored each year by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Molson Grange.

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Tonasket Chamber reviews website upgrade, RV Park future

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce reviewed work on the pending upgrade of its website and discussed some options pertaining to the long-term viability to the RV Park at its Tuesday, Feb. 14 meeting.

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Drag racing at Tonasket Airport?

TONASKET – Could Sunday drag racing be coming to Tonasket?

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New NVH second floor nears completion

TONASKET – The construction of the second floor at North Valley Hospital should be completed in early May, NVH facilities manager John Boyd reported at the Thursday, Feb. 9 hospital board meeting.

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Dam plan blasted before Oroville Council

OROVILLE – Joseph Enzensperger approached the Oroville City Council to ask that they consider opposing Okanogan County PUD’s current plan to generate hydroelectric power at Enloe Dam because of the high cost and potential to dewater the Similkameen Falls below.

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Judge Burchard

Judge Burchard won’t seek return to the bench

OKANOGAN – After 19 years on the bench, Judge Jack Burchard has announced that it is time to retire and he will not be seeking a sixth term.

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Ali Miller and Dayna Roley

May Festival Queen candidates are Dayna Roley and Ali Miller

OROVILLE – Two juniors at Oroville High School are vying for the title 2012 May Festival Queen this year – Dayna Roley and Ali Miller.

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