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Chamber reminding members to pay dues

TONASKET – With the membership goal for this year still being at 100, the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce is sending out reminder notices to last year’s members to pay their dues.

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Jim Bartleson of the Okanogan Irrigation District disapproved of the Okanogan County PUD’s decision to raise irrigation rates at a March 24 special meeting. Photo by Jennifer Marshall

PUD hears objections to rate hikes

OKANOGAN – It was a full house last week at the Okanogan County Public Utility District auditorium, where commissioners got an earful from farmers worried and angered over the higher irrigation rates they’ll pay starting April 1.

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Garrett chosen to fill empty school board seat

OROVILLE – Patti Garrett was chosen to fill the school director seat left empty when director Jerry Nelson retired from the board last month.

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NVH applying for New Market Tax Credit

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District is applying for $10 million from the New Market Tax Credit through Wells Fargo Bank, the business development coordinator announced during the district’s board meeting on Thursday, March 24.

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Tonasket police pursuit ends in apparent suicide

TONASKET – A Tonasket Police pursuit on Tuesday, March 15 ended in what police believe was a suicide south of Tonasket in front of Midway Building Supplies.

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Tonasket doctor cited for possession

TONASKET – Doctor William Lewis Dienst, Jr. was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after being discovered with marijuana at North Valley Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

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State audit of hospital district details financial troubles

TONASKET – An audit of North Valley Hospital’s financials from Jan. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2009 detailed the monetary problems the district is facing.

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Tonasket agrees on price for old fire hall

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council began the process to sell the Old Fire Hall to the Tonasket EMS District during a special meeting on Tuesday, March 15 when they wrapped up negotiations with the district on the price of the building.

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Oroville looking at rehab of water well #4

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council gave approval to hire a company to rehabilitate Well #4 at their Tuesday, March 14 meeting.

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Oroville Kite Day March 26

OROVILLE – Oroville’s fourth annual Kite Day will be held at the Bud Clark Ballfields on Saturday, March 26, starting at 10 a.m.

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