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Oroville approves Similkameen Trailhead Conditional Use Permit for parking, restrooms

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a Conditional Use Permit for miscellaneous improvements to the Similkameen Trailhead, including the construction of restrooms and a parking lot.

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Oroville gives OK to ‘false alarm’ ordinance

OROVILLE – After fine tuning over the last two meetings, Oroville set an ordinance setting fees for “false alarm” calls in an effort to try and curtail unnecessary emergency responses. The ordinance was approved at the council’s Tuesday, March 5 meeting pending a review by city attorney Mick Howe. It sets the charge for emergency [...]

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Passions high over proposed TSD vocational program change

Issue back on agenda for March 25 meeting TONASKET – A proposed change to the Tonasket School District’s vocational program brought out a full house to the Monday, March 11, school board meeting. Defenders of the current program – family consumer science – asked the school board not to approve a proposal by superintendent Paul [...]

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Slideshow | Tonasket mayor gets wet

Mayor Patrick Plumb gets hosed down by a Tonasket Fire Department Truck during the Tuesday, Feb. 27, City Council meeting.

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Petition filed to recall NVH commissioners

TONASKET – Two area residents – Rosa Snider of Oroville and Danny Gratrix of Tonasket – filed a statement on Monday, Feb. 25, with the Okanogan County auditor’s office seeking the recall of the entire North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners. The statements allege malfeasance (wrongful or illegal conduct), misfeasance (performance of duty in an [...]

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No fish, but most enjoyed annual Ice Fishing Fest

MOLSON – Even a two time previous winner of the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival couldn’t land a fish last Saturday, although she had one on that threw the hook. But that didn’t mean the 86 participants, including 17 kids, didn’t have a lot of fun trying.

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Fit for a Queen

Shelby Scott was crowned the 2013 May Festival Queen at the Royalty Selection Night held last Monday evening in the Oroville High School Commons. Angela Nelson is this year’s May Festival Princess.

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Jet ski races on Lake Osoyoos?

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce has been approached by a member of the Northwest Jet Sports Association about the possibility of bringing jet ski races to Oroville on Lake Osoyoos. Roger Harnack, publisher of the Omak Chronicle and an avid jet ski enthusiast, was at the Thursday, Feb. 7 meeting of the chamber [...]

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Tonasket fills City Council slot

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council had a full agenda for its Tuesday, Feb. 11, meeting, but before launching into most of it filled a seat that had been empty since Selena Hines resigned in December. Lee Hale was appointed to the vacant seat. The council had received applications from Hale and Sue Edick. After [...]

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Oroville approves small rezone

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a rezone of property from commercial to residential at their Tuesday, Feb. 12 council meeting.

The request for a rezone was submitted by Greg and Charlene Helm on property they own on the south end of town near Gold Digger’s bin storage lot. The issue was discussed by the council and Chris Branch, director of community development, in a closed record hearing presided over by the mayor.

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