Tonasket School board hears transport request from Peaceful Valley Christian School

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board heard a request from the Peaceful Valley Christian School at its Monday, Sept. 10 board meeting, which asked that a pair of students be allowed to utilize the district’s bus transportation. The students live on Toroda Creek Road, outside of Wauconda. District transportation director Jeff Yeckel was approached by Peaceful [...]

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Smoky air brings health risks

YAKIMA – Smoky skies continue to blanket much of Central and Eastern Washington as a number of fires burn from the Canadian border to the Columbia River border with Oregon. Smoke from the lightning-sparked wildfires is gathering in the foothills and valleys of the Cascade Range around Wenatchee, Ellensburg and Yakima and the ranges around Spokane, Clarkston and elsewhere in the Columbia Basin.

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Okanogan County Fair underway

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Okanogan County Fair starts Thursday, Sept. 6

Debit and credit cards now accepted at main entrance gate OKANOGAN – Along with the time-honored traditions of exhibits of everything from canned beets to market steers, fry bread and other good things to eat and the carnival rides, there’s a lot of new things to see at the Okanogan County Fair which starts Thursday, [...]

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Veranda Beach Fundraiser

Veranda Beach homeowners raise $20K for Oroville Elementary

OROVILLE – The Veranda Beach Homeowners Association raised more than $20,000 during their inaugural “Starry Night Gala” under an actual star filled Aug. 18 night. “This was a tremendous event,” said Jim Hammond, resort president. After months of planning a sold-out crowd gathered for a fun filled evening highlighted by silent and live auctions of [...]

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EMS Director Greene at Tonasket Chamber

Looking for more  EMTs to serve the area TONASKET – Tonasket EMS Director Michael Greene visited the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce’s regular lunch meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, explaining some of the dynamics of the area’s emergency services and asking for support as the he tries to expand the pool of available emergency medical technicians. [...]

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Tonasket City Council deals with construction project issues

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council seemed to feel it was two steps forward, one step back with a number of city construction projects that have been in the works for more than a year. The hope was that construction would take place this summer and fall on the Bonaparte Creek Sewer Expansion and Whitcomb [...]

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Fourth graders to learn to swim at Veranda Pool

Poynter hired as new second grade teacher OROVILLE – Following the news Veranda Beach Resort’s homeowners association had raised several thousands of dollars for the Oroville Elementary, Superintendent Steve Quick announced that the resort had offered the use of the pool for swimming lessons for fourth graders.” They had a big fund raiser with the [...]

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Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman

Reassessment of Oroville area property values underway by county assessor’s office

Gold mine one-quarter of total taxable property valuation OROVILLE – The Oroville area is undergoing a new assessment by the Okanogan County Assessor’s office to determine property values within the school district for taxation purposes. “We have just started to appraise the properties in the Oroville School District. We are under the new annual assessment, [...]

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North Valley Hospital board continues belt-tightening process

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners heard more detail from administrator Linda Michel, who spent a good portion of the board’s Thursday, Aug. 30 meeting going over measures being taken to reduce the hospital’s warrant level. Michel reviewed a number of actions taken in the previous weeks, including the layoff of [...]

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