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Prosecutor Karl Sloan seeks election to Superior Court bench

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Prosecutor Karl Sloan announced he will be seeking election to the Okanogan County Superior Court bench.

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Tonasket City Council raises privacy concern

TONASKET – Tonasket City Councilman Scott Olson has concerns about video surveillance being used in town without a policy in place. And while his motion at the council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 29, to curtail the use of such surveillance until a policy is written failed, he hopes his point was made.

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Troupe Masarrat dancing at "Join Me at the Bridge" in 2010.

March 8 event honors women survivors of war

OROVILLE – On Thursday, March 8th, at 3 p.m., community members from the United States and Canada will meet at the Canada/U.S. border crossing on the Oroville side, to help create a peace banner representing our two cities and our two countries.

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North Valley Hospital Director of Ancillary Services Noreen Olma shows of the hospital's new portable ultrasound unit at the NVH board of commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23. photo by Brent Baker

NVH soon to roll out ACEs program

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital is entering the final stages of preparations to roll out its Affordable Clinic Exam (ACEs) program beginning in April, said NVH Patient Financial Services Manager Jana Symonds at the Thursday, Feb. 23, district board meeting.

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Kinross and Oroville Booster Club donate to buy reader board

OROVILLE – Kinross Gold Company and the Oroville Booster Club have donated $22,000 to the Oroville School District towards the purchase of a new programable electronic reader board to replace the current sign at Oroville’s Triangle Park.

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A truck driver from Lethbridge, Alberta opens the belly dump on the first of what's hoped to be many truckloads of canola seed from the prairies of Canada for Carbon Cycle Crush in Oroville. The company has set up operation to crush the seed for oil and m

Marchand updates Oroville Council on canola crusher

OROVILLE – Arnie Marchand updated the Oroville City Council about Carbon Cycle Crush’s canola seed milling operation located in the old Oro Fruit Warehouse.

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Tonasket PTO Gears up for Winter Carnival

TONASKET – The second annual Tonasket PTO Mid-Winter Carnival is slated for Friday, Feb. 24, at Tonasket Elementary School from 5:30-8pm.

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Little brown bat (Myotis lucifigus) as photographed by Roger Christophersen, who will be talking about bats at the Highlands Wonders presentation at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center this Friday.

OHA presents: Secret life of bats in Okanogan

TONASKET – Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) presents a fascinating window into the secret life of bats in the Okanogan Highlands and beyond.

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The Tonasket Community Cultural Center will be screening "Farmageddon" at its Friday Night Coffee House on Friday, Feb. 24.

CCC to screen ‘Farmageddon’

TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will be featuring an exclusive screening of “Farmageddon” at its Friday Night Coffee House on Friday, Feb. 24.

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No Fish to Fry: When there's no fish to fry why not try cooking up the bait? That's what James and Josh Gasho did at last Saturday's NW Ice Fishing Festival on Sidley Lake. The two seven-year-olds roasted (or is that smoked) some mini-marshmellows on the

Anglers get skunked, but Ice Fishing Fest awards over $2,000 in prizes

MOLSON – The 8th Annual Northwest Ice Fishing Derby finished on Saturday, Feb. 18 with the awarding of over $2,000 worth of prize money and raffle winnings.

Unfortunately no fish were caught for the second year in a row, but participants said they were having fun anyway as they tried to coax a trout onto their line. Fishing this year took place on both Molson and Sidley Lakes for the festival, which is sponsored each year by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Molson Grange.

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