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Travis G. Rairdan died after the pickup he was driving left the roadway, clipped a power pole and overturned before rolling about 150 to 200 feet down a hillside and striking a patio roof at 6 Valley View Park Drive in Omak. OCSO photo

Omak man dies in car crash

OMAK – An Omak man died when he failed to negotiate a curve on Hendrick Road and rolled down a 150-foot embankment Friday, Nov. 12.

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The Tonasket High School Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 10 was well attended by local veterans. Shown in the front row left to right are: Wallace Moore, Bill Ogilvie, Gordon Stanpland and Ray Attwood; in the middle, left to right are: George Fra

THS ‘honored those who served’ at Veterans Day assembly

TONASKET – The theme of the 2010 Tonasket High School Veterans Day Assembly, held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, was “We honor those who served” and the students accomplished this through poetry readings, song and more.

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Vicki Hart, Walt Hart III and Richard Sherman were among the veterans that addressed those who came to the Veterans’ Day Assembly held on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Photo by Tony Kindred

OHS senior class honors veterans with assembly

OROVILLE – The 2010 Veterans Day Assembly was held at Oroville High School from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 and put on by the 2010 Senior Class.

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Tonasket Council still deciding on tax increase

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council is still deciding on whether or not to raise property taxes by one percent for 2011.

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Detro, Rogers, Groomes, McCormack and Rawson win county elections

OKANOGAN COUNTY – With no ballots left to count it looks like Jim Detro will join Andy Lampe and Bud Hover on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners and Frank Rogers will continue as county sheriff.

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Hospital District budget presented to board

TONASKET – The preliminary 2011 budget for the North Valley Hospital District was presented to the board during their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4.

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Okanogan TV District now broadcasting digitally

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The Okanogan TV District #1 has recently finished work on their satellites on Omak and Pickens Mountains to be able to broadcast their eight channels digitally.

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Environmental group says gold mine has problems with water quality

CHESAW – The environmental group Okanogan Highland Association is warning that mining activities at the Buckhorn Mountain Project are adversely impacting local water quality.

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Work on Oroville Pedestrian Project mostly complete

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard a report that the majority of work done to correct problems with the Oroville Pedestrian Project has been completed.

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Lacey Hirst-Pavek takes notes during her murder trial in Douglas County Superior Court in Waterville on Monday, Nov. 8. Photo by Emily Hanson

Witness connects Hirst-Pavek with convicted murderers

WATERVILLE – During the fourth day of testimony in Lacey Hirst-Pavek’s trial for her suspected involvement in the murder of Michelle Kitterman, a witness was able to connect her with the three people already convicted in the case.

While being examined by Prosecuting Attorney Karl Sloan, Brian Hohman from Spokane connected Hirst-Pavek to Tansy Mathis, David Richards and Brent Phillips during his testimony on Monday, Nov. 8. Hohman was a customer of Mathis’ and Mathis introduced him to Richards. Through his drug buying relationship with Richards, Hohman met Phillips, whom he only knew as “Hollywood.” Hohman knew Mathis for approximately eight months prior to the murder of Kitterman in the early morning hours of March 1, 2009, according to his testimony.

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