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Tonasket council approves crossing bid

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a bid to install the overhead crossing on Whitcomb Avenue at the North Valley Hospital parking lot crossing at the Tuesday, Oct. 9, city council meeting.

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Oroville Elementary scores above state target area in math and reading

OROVILLE – Oroville Elementary School students scored at or above state targets in nearly every grade level, with third graders scoring especially high in reading and math.

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Police warn about cougars in south Oroville

OROVILLE – The topic of cougar sightings in the south end of town came up at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 Oroville Council meeting. Police Chief Clay Warnstaff would like to make people aware of the sighting and to keep their younger children and pets in at night and supervised. He doesn’t want to alarm people, [...]

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DOT shelves proposed SR97 roundabout, has new plan

OKANOGAN – An unpopular plan to put a roundabout on Highway 97 at the intersection with Cameron Lake and Armory Junction roads has been stopped for now as the state Department of Transportation yielded to public pressure opposing it.

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EMT training offered in Tonasket

Tonasket EMS director will be teaching an Emergency Medical Technician course from November through February in Tonasket.

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WSDOT announces changes to US-97 / Cameron Rd. plan

Date:  Friday, October 12, 2012 Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications 509-667-2815 (Wenatchee) Kevin Waligorski WSDOT Project engineer 509-667-2860 (Wenatchee) Turn lanes, warning beacons may be lower-cost way to reduce collisions OKANOGAN – Engineers have revised their plans for the US 97/Cameron Lake Road intersection thanks to feedback from the public at September’s open house. Instead of a roundabout, the [...]

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Major 6-day lane closure over Snoqualmie Pass starts Oct. 14

Date:  Friday, October 05, 2012 Contact: Meagan McFadden, WSDOT communications, 509-577-1618 (Yakima) Mike Westbay, WSDOT communications, 509-728-4712 (Yakima) Drivers need to plan for added travel time to avoid major delays HYAK – Drivers could face major delays when crews reduce Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to one lane in each direction. Crews will close one lane in [...]

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An ancient river of gold

OROVILLE – Bob Larson believes he’s located gold in what he calls a paleo-channel, an ancient river bed that parallels and crosses the Similkameen River.
He and his partners in Similkameen LLP feel this could be a major find, but they don’t have the financing to continue their exploration.

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Tonasket Swimming Pool

Swimming pool talk continues in Tonasket council

TONASKET – Just about everyone wants a swimming pool in the city of Tonasket. How to go about funding the construction — and, more problematically, the maintenance — of a pool has been the topic of discussion at several Tonasket City Council meetings in recent months. Joyce Fancher, who organized the first “friends of the [...]

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Osoyoos’ Richter Pass Motorplex hosts valley-wide challenge

OSOYOOS – The final drag race of the Wine Country Racing Association’s (WCRA) 2012 season is closing in on us. Sunday, Oct. 7, the day before Thanksgiving in Canada, is the Okanagan Car Club Challenge. An adrenaline rush on Sunday may help digest that turkey on Monday. Racers from three Okanagan Valley car clubs will [...]

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