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Bob Thompson's model shows his intent for the dual housing units being constructed at Pleasant Glade, just west of downtown Tonasket. Photo by Brent Baker

Tour gives glimpse of permaculture-oriented intentional community

TONASKET – As part of its weekend-long Earth Day celebration, the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket arranged a tour of Bob and Jane Thompson’s home.

Of course, this isn’t your grandfather’s log cabin we’re talking about.

The Thompsons built Okanogan County’s first underground home from 1980-84 while simultaneously working their wood stove business, Wizard Works.

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OCTC Quarterly meeting May, 10

TONASKET – The Okanogan County Tourism Council will hold its next quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, May 10 at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket starting at 6 p.m. for a short social time.

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Hank Rawson

Rawson seeks seat on Superior Court bench

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County District Court Judge Hank Rawson is seeking the Superior Court Judge position being vacated by Jack Burchard.

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Tonasket approves school day extension plan

TONASKET – It won’t happen all at once, but the Tonasket School District will begin the process of lengthening its school day after its board of directors approved superintendent Paul Turner’s proposal at the Monday, April 23, school board meeting.

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Oroville School Supt. asks OK to get out of contract

OROVILLE – While many suspected a shake up of the Oroville School Board, most were surprised when the superintendent asked release from his contract if he found another job.

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Oroville High School senior Leo Delgado proposed installing irrigation to water the plants and flowers along the Pedestrian Project sidewalk on the south end of town. The drip irrigation would be placed under bark and the pipe would have to cross undernea

Oroville spraying for mosquitoes again this year

OROVILLE – Oroville will continue the popular mosquito spraying program it began last summer and has agreed to combine with Omak and Okanogan on the bid for materials and application.

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Trish Butler

Butler filing for reelection to PUD Commission

OMAK – Trish Butler has announce her intention to file for election to another term as an Okanogan County Public Utility District Commissioner.

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Judge Heidi Smith

Smith to seek election to District Court

OKANOGAN – Heidi E. Smith, who was appointed to take Chris Culp’s seat on the District Court bench, has announced she will seek election as judge in the upcoming November general election.

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Judge Chris Culp

Chris Culp seeks full term in Superior Court

OKANOGAN – This week Judge Chris Culp announced he will seek election for a full term this November in Okanogan County Superior Court.

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Tonasket Chamber reminds members to renew

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce membership renewals are lagging, and the organization is hoping to encourage last year’s members to re-up for 2012.

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