OKANOGAN – Leah McCormack, Okanogan County Treasurer, is reminding taxpayers that the first half property taxes are due by April 30, 2011.
TONASKET – Presentations designed to educate on the importance of living green in all aspects of life will be offered at the annual Green Okanogan Free Earth Day Alternative Faire on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School District hiring committee and board has selected Jay Tyus from Mabton, Wash. as the new Tonasket Middle School principal, beginning next fall.
TONASKET – Concern about possibly expensive vandalism being done in Chief Tonasket Park was brought to the Tonasket City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 12.
OROVILLE – Student enrollment within the Oroville School District remains higher than predicted with 580 students, according to Shay Shaw, the district’s business manager.
OLYMPIA – While often at odds on issues, Rep. Joel Kretz and Mitch Friedman, executive director for Conservation Northwest, announced they are working together to find a compromise on policies surrounding cougar management.
OKANOGAN – With the county commissioners’ decision to accept NCW Media, Inc.’s bid for their legal advertising the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald remain Okanogan County’s official newspaper of public record.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a letter to the county commissioners asking them to encourage connection to the Eastside Sewer Project.
OMAK – The boardroom of the Okanogan County Public Utility District was packed with customers angry over the higher energy rates and how these rates are affecting their lives during the PUD commissioners’ board meeting on Tuesday, April 5.
Since the energy rate discussion was not on the commissioners’ agenda, the attendees spoke during the public comment period and the commissioners listened to them for over an hour before ending the period to continue with their meeting.
Starting off the comment period was William Bordua, who stated he was representing his neighbors.
“They simply can not absorb this price increase,” Bordua said. “They can hardly live in this county as is. We can’t take this kind of lump increase. You guys can pass your costs on to us, but as the consumer, we have no one else to pass our costs on to.”
PENTICTON – The Penticton RCMP, Okanogan County and Washington State officials are investigating the disappearance of a Penticton couple, after their family reported their parents missing on Thursday March 31.