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Tonasket Kiwanis Groundhog Dinner this Saturday

TONASKET – The 29th Annual Tonasket Kiwanis Club Groundhog Dinner will be this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Tonasket High School Commons. The event began in the church in Ellisforde but they didn’t have enough space or people to put it on so the Tonasket Kiwanis took it over [...]

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Wolves emotional issue for many Eastern Washingtonians

Last week we ran an article on Rep. Joel Kretz’ efforts to introduce legislation to reintroduce wolves to the west side of the state. Although sounding somewhat tongue-in-cheek, the Seventh District legislator from Wauconda is completely serious about the issue. If Western Washington legislators are going to sing the economic and environmental benefits of having [...]

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Revamped veterans memorial approved at park

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council gave tentative approval to a new, larger memorial at the city’s Veterans Memorial Park.

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Tonasket Chamber installs officers, bestows annual awards | Slideshow

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce officially installed its new officers and presented its annual awards Thursday, Jan. 24, at its annual banquet and fundraising auction. The U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project was announced as the Organization of the Year. II Sisters Video and Licensing was named Business of the Year. Scott Smith was [...]

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Kinross updates on impact of gold mine, future plans

OROVILLE – A representative of Kinross Gold Corporation’s Kettle River-Buckhorn Project appeared before the Oroville City Council to discuss the mine and mill’s impacts on Oroville and Okanogan and Ferry Counties.

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Rep. Joel Kretz introduces wolf relocation legislation

OLYMPIA – After Western Washington legislators extolled the value of wolf packs in Eastern Washington, Rep. Joel Kretz (7th District) decided he would assist in the efforts to make relocating wolf packs to Western Washington easier through legislation this year. House Bill 1258 would remove barriers, both natural and regulatory, to the relocation of wolves [...]

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Burn bans lifted in several counties

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) lifted the Stage 1 burn ban in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties on Saturday, Jan. 19. The ban on outdoor burning and use of uncertified wood stoves remains in Kittitas County until further notice. A Stage 1 ban applies to the use of uncertified wood-burning-devices (including wood [...]

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Slideshow: Picketers protest Assisted Living closure

Friends, relatives and concerned citizens picketed in front of the North Valley Assisted Living facility on Friday, Jan. 18, to protest its scheduled closing at the end of March.

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It just won’t go away

Parking woes return to forefront for Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – Zombies may be all the rage in popular culture, but the City of Tonasket seems to have hatched its own version, and it’s likely that few will be happy about it.

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Slideshow | NVH Assisted Living to close

TONASKET – The North Valley Assisted Living facility will be closing as of March 31 after the NVH District Board of Commissioners approved a recommendation by senior leadership to close the facility due to chronic financial losses. That will leave 28 residents looking for a place to live and five full and part-time employees searching [...]

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