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TSD stands pat on vocational program

TONASKET – Tonasket School Board members said they had never received as much feedback on an issue as they had over the potential elimination of the family consumer science vocational program at Tonasket High School.

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NVH prepares to move forward after day in court

TONASKET – A full day in court on Tuesday, March 19, resulted in a pair of favorable outcomes for the North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners, which according to board chairwoman Helen Casey will allow the board to begin moving forward with finalizing the closure of the district’s Assisted Living facility.

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Forest Service Office closed Friday afternoon

OKANOGAN – A PUD project scheduled for Friday, March 29 will leave the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Service Office in Okanogan without power for the afternoon.

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Run for the Border gets council nod

OROVILLE – Stan and Tina Janowicz appeared before the Oroville Council at their Tuesday, March 15 meeting to ask their support for the 11th annual Run for the Border motorcycle ride.

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Community forum on Assisted Living held in Oroville

OROVILLE – Up until now most of the meetings on the fate of North Valley Hospital’s Assisted Living facility have taken place in Tonasket, but last week many of those opposing its closure met in Oroville to say why they’re fighting the hospital district’s closure plan.

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County Receives $500,000 energy grant from state

OKANOGAN – The state Department of Commerce awarded a $300,000 grant to Okanogan County to assist in various energy and operational cost improvement projects for the courthouse, jail and administration building.

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Seasonal water level changes made to Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake in north central Washington will be raised over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons.

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Pool/spray park projects, ATVs headline council discussions

TONASKET – Spray park or swimming pool? According to city planner Kurt Danison, that shouldn’t even be the question. The answer, he said, is both, not either/or.

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NVH commissioners’ recall withdrawn, Assisted Living closure injunction denied

OKANOGAN – A petition brought by Rosa Snider and Danny Gratrix asking North Valley Hospital Commissioners be subject to a recall election was withdrawn at a hearing in Okanogan Superior Court Tuesday, March 19. “The deputy prosecutor was laughing and kidding with the hospital’s attorney saying it didn’t meet the statute,” said Snider. “We decided [...]

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Award winning endurance rider Heidi Hilton plans return to competition

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Heidi Hylton has been competing for two years in horse endurance riding and for a relative newcomer has racked up some impressive results.

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