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Stimulus grant bringing broadband to rural America

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Oroville approves Verizon request, alley vacation

OROVILLE – Two public hearings were held at the Oroville City Council’s Tuesday, Aug. 19 meeting – a request for an alley vacation and a request for a conditional use permit to add a four-foot dish to a Verizon cell tower.

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River samples taken near Nighthawk after upstream coal slurry spill in Canada

YAKIMA – Washington Department of Ecology and Okanogan County Department of Emergency Management are sampling the Similkameen River near Nighthawk as a precaution following a coal slurry spill upstream in Canada.

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Firewise Workshop Aug. 24 in Oroville

It’s hot, It’s dry, it’s fire season…be ready OROVILLE – Okanogan Conservation District is holding its next Firewise workshop in Oroville on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop will be at the Oroville Fire Station, 1300 Ironwood Street. The workshop is provided in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources, Okanogan County, [...]

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Tumbleweed Festival entertains

Good Karma $1 wins ‘Best of Fest’ OROVILLE – More than 300 film-goers attended one or multiple venues of last week’s Tumbleweed Film Festival in Oroville. The short films were shown at four locations this year. The first night, Thursday, was at Veranda Beach Resort. As rain threatened, the outdoor theater was moved inside the [...]

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New passing lane being constructed

WENATCHEE – The Washington State Department of Transportation says travelers can expect no restrictions as SR97 is reconfigured to allow two-way traffic during the construction of a nearly two-mile passing lane north of Brewster.

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‘Bigger and Better’ Tumbleweed Film Festival rolls back to town

OROVILLE – Washington’s most unique film festival takes place right in Oroville. The fourth annual Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF) is back in town this Thursday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 3. This year’s film fest offers three nights of completely different films at four venues. A total of 40 American and international short films will be presented during the festival’s three nights.

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Oroville as center of the Okanogan

Chamber presentation focuses on tourism development OROVILLE – Oroville as a Unique Travel Destination was the topic of conversation in a presentation by Sandy Lorentzen at the Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s Thursday, July 11 meeting. Lorentzen lives in Seattle has been marketing the Pastime Bar & Grill for her friends Vickie and Brant Henzie, but [...]

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NVH proceeds with boiler replacement

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital is proceeding with the replacement of its aging boiler system, a portion of which is inoperative and will leave the hospital inadequately heated this fall if the issue isn’t addressed immediately. Kelly Cariker, who doubles as the Facilities Director and Chief Information Officer, reported on the status of the boiler [...]

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Tonasket commits funds to next phase of pool project

TONASKET – The long and arduous process of making a new swimming pool in Tonasket officially moved into its next phase as the City Council voted to commit $17,980 to a study that will yield concrete options and cost estimates that can be put before the community for discussion. The motion, initiated by new council [...]

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