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Tonasket School District approves new directors’ districts

TONASKET – As they are required to by law after each census, the Tonasket School District approved the new boundaries for the directors’ districts during their meeting on Monday, May 23.

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Oroville teachers Kelsey Cleveland and George Thornton

Oroville school among nine state projects to win $10,000 tech grants

OLYMPIA – The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced that Oroville High School is one of nine winners of this year’s $10,0000 Qwest Teachers & Technology Grants.

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Oroville School Board approves classified staff

OROVILLE – Oroville School Directors approved several certified staff for the 2011/2012 school year at their Monday, May 23 board meeting.

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More discussion of potential flooding by Oroville City Council

OROVILLE – The head of public works and the police chief gave a quick report to the Oroville City Council about a meeting they attended the day before with representatives of the county’s emergency management department and National Weather Service regarding potential flooding in Okanogan County.

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<p class=PhotoByline><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal'>Photo by Emily Hanson</span></p><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;'>The pasturelands on the east side of the Ellisforde Bridge filled with water on Monda

Okanogan River above flood 15 foot flood stage

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Okanogan River breached the 15-foot flood stage south of Tonasket on Monday, May 23 and began spilling over into the surrounding lands, raising flood concerns between Tonasket and Oroville.

“The extent to which the lowlands flood between Oroville and Tonasket is expected,” Scott Miller, director of the Okanogan County Emergency Management Department said Monday. “We’re at 15.3 feet right now and we’re expecting the water to reach 16- feet by Memorial Day. The peak is expected to be at 17 feet before June 7.”

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Memorial Day ceremonies in Tonasket and Oroville this Monday

NORTH COUNTY – Memorial Day Ceremonies are planned by the Tonasket and Oroville American Legion Posts this coming Monday morning.

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NVH District financial situation improving

TONASKET – Since the financial situation at the North Valley Hospital District is improving, it was announced during the NVH board meeting on Thursday, May 12 that meetings between the board and the Okanogan County Commissioners and Treasurer are no longer required on a monthly basis.

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Tonasket School District staffing levels to remain steady next year

TONASKET – During the regular Tonasket School District board meeting on Monday, May 9, Superintendent Paul Turner announced the staffing levels in the district would remain steady next year.

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Tonasket gets $24,000 planning grant for water-sewer project

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council announced during their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 10 they had received a $24,000 Community Development Block Grant planning-only grant from the Department of Commerce for their water/sewer project.

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Property values drop 10 percent in Oroville area

OROVILLE – The recent reassessment of the Oroville area showed a 10 percent overall drop in property values, according to Okanogan County Auditor Scott Furman.

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