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Tonasket Schools near levy, bond decision

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board worked toward a final decision on what it will present to the community in terms of its funding needs for the immediate future at its Monday, Nov. 11, meeting.

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Capital Christmas Tree rolls through Tonasket

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree passed through Tonasket on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to the delight of much of the Tonasket School District students, who lined the hill along SR-20 to catch a glimpse of the caravan on its way to Washington, D.C. This year’s tree grew on the Newport District of the U.S. National Forest [...]

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Country Crazy Cowgirl Bling moves into Tonasket’s II Sisters

TONASKET – A successful run at area bazaars and rodeos over the spring and summer inspired Karla Stucker to set up shop with her new business, Country Crazy Cowgirl Bling, which she started up last February. The business now occupies a portion of II Sisters Video Store in Tonasket at 415 S. Whitcomb Ave. Stucker [...]

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Advance care training for EMTs

NORTH COUNTY – Area residents will receive advanced emergency medical care after current EMTs graduate from a specialized from a course that is being taught for the first time in the state of Washington.

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Drivers who collided on Hwy. 97 both under investigation for DUI

OROVILLE – A two-vehicle collision five miles south of Oroville on SR97 Friday afternoon sent six people, including a pedestrian, to the hospital and led to both drivers being investigated for Driving Under the Influence.

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Few spots meet requirements for retail pot shops in Oroville

“Right now you can have it in the home and you can smoke it legally, you just can’t grow it or buy it… so I don’t know where people are getting it.” Oroville Police Chief R. Clay Warnstaff OROVILLE – Being rich in parks, schools, playgrounds and day care centers, means locating a marijuana store [...]

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Updated: Incumbents still ruling the day for local office

UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their previous posts. In fact, as of last Friday’s vote count, Teresa Hughes has gained in her run for the NVH Commissioner Position 5 seat. Dick Larson, in Position 4 for the Hospital Board maintained his lead against challenger Rosa Snyder.

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Thornton relative seeks Five-Star Service Flag for Oroville family

OROVILLE – A worn clipping from the Oroville Weekly Gazette from the mid-forties has started Thomas Wilburn, son of Verna Thornton Wilburn, on a quest to get the five star service flag promised to his family during World War II. The flag was to be given to the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thornton for [...]

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Slideshow | Reserve National Champs

Rituals makes it two national runner-up finishes in three years for program

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Tonasket School Board works over levy proposals

TONASKET – Extending the school day is no longer optional, the elementary school is bursting at the seams with students, the alternative school is crumbling, the national award-winning FFA program has a lengthy waiting list and some of the athletic facilities are in dire need of a makeover. Those are just some of the needs [...]

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