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Tumbleweed Film Festival celebrates fourth year in Oroville

OROVILLE – The Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF), Washington’s most unique film fest, brings 40 short films to its fourth annual film festival in Oroville on Aug. 1, 2 and 3.

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Green Okanogan e-cycle collection, July 18

TONASKET – Green Okanogan is planning a metal and e-Cycle Collection Drive on Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They hope to do this monthly and then haul the metal to Spokane. The drop off location is on Western Avenue across from Peter James’  house (corner of Western and Division). Bring your [...]

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Agreement resolves Buckhorn Mine water quality penalties

YAKIMA – Crown Resources Corp. has entered into an agreement with the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) to settle a penalty issued last year for water quality violations at the Buckhorn gold mine near Chesaw.

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Sun Mountain Fire burning near Winthrop

WINTHROP – Hotshot crews from La Grande, Ore. and Entiat, Wash. arrived in the Methow Valley Saturday to catch helicopter flights in to work on the Sun Mountain Fire. The fire is still estimated at about 35 acres and is burning in the steep terrain of the Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness; in the south fork of War Creek drainage, southwest of Winthrop.

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Oroville adopts changes to Critical Areas ordinance

Looks like no mosquito spraying this year OROVILLE – After several public hearings and nearly two years of interim ordinances, the Oroville City Council adopted the changes to the Critical Areas Ordinance at their Tuesday, July 2 meeting. “At the last council meeting I proposed changes to lessen the impact of the prohibitions in the [...]

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Jack Black

Jack was here

TONASKET – Jack Black’s Tonasket-area connections are not exactly a secret.

Nor was his vacation here last week as the well known actor/musician and his family didn’t exactly hunker down and hide during his visit. Black, his wife Tanya and young sons Sammy and Tommy, while visiting dad and stepmom Tom and Linda Black, took in plenty of the area, from buying fireworks at the stand in the TVBRC parking lot, fishing, causing a bit of a stir while grocery shopping at Grant’s and consuming a pizza with his family (and a reporter) at the Tonasket Pizza Company.

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High fire danger rating in several counties

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.

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Oroville Community Fireworks Display on at Deep Bay

OROVILLE – The good news: This year’s Oroville Community Fireworks Display will burst into the sky above Deep Bay Park and Lake Osoyoos at dusk on the Fourth of July. The bad news: This could be the last year if someone doesn’t take over finding donations for the annual pyrotechnics display. Dane Forester, who has [...]

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Dean Brazle Chesaw 4th of July Grand Marshal

‘Ranch’ bronc riding added to this year’s lineup CHESAW – Dean Brazle, he’s a ‘Real live nephew of his Uncle Sam, Born on the Fourth of July” and he’s also Grand Marshal for this year’s 71st Annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. The members of the Chesaw Rodeo Club said they take great pleasure in [...]

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Oroville still wants to spray for mosquitos

OROVILLE – It looks like Oroville will be spraying for mosquitos after all, if they can just get some of the logistics worked out and keep the price down.

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