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August shows mixed results for NVH

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital district showed a loss of about $100,000 for the month of August, but showed volumes beginning to trend in the right direction and a reduction in warrant levels, according to acting Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt’s report at the Thursday, Sept. 27, Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Oroville School Board goes ‘paperless’

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board went “paperless” at their Monday, Sept. 24 meeting, trading the large stacks of paper they once had to wade through, for iPads with the documents preloaded prior to the meeting.

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Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune wins General Excellence Award from WNPA

YAKIMA – The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune took top honors at last weekend’s Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention with a first place in the prestigious General Excellence category for circulation group 1.

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And so it begins …

Construction began last week on the long-awaited Bonaparte Creek water and sewer project, though just for awhile.

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Tonasket School District capital levy likely to be delayed

Plans to run a capital levy for Tonasket School District’s facility needs will likely be delayed after a facility tour with an architect revealed issues that needed to be considered, said TSD superintendent Paul Turner at the Monday, Sept. 24, school board meeting.

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DNR to hold forest health workshops

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Washington State University Extension (WSU Extension) are hosting three workshops for small forest landowners who have been affected by two insects responsible for most of the forest damage in the region.

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Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Airport abuzz with activity

OROVILLE – Steven Johnston, Oroville’s Airport Services Manager, told the city council that the amount of activity at the airport has been “amazing.” “Throughout late August and September it just seems to be getting busier every day with the number of operations and types of operators,” said Johnston, at the council’s Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting. [...]

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News Briefs

TONASKET – Is your goal a desire to change or prepare for a new career? Now is your opportunity, apply today for the Nursing Assistant Training Class offered by North Valley Hospital – Extended Care.

The class is scheduled to begin Oct. 2012 and completing in November, leading to employment opportunities in the Extended Care. Pick up an application at North Valley Hospital’s Human Resource Office and return it by Friday, Sept. 28.

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SR97 Roundabout

Controversial SR97 roundabout proposal draws big crowd to DOT Open House

OKANOGAN – A proposal to install a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 97 and Cameron Lake Road drew more than 200 people to an open house at the state Department of Transportation’s nearby maintenance facility Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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President declares major disaster for Washington State, Okanogan County

WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Washington to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm, straight-line winds and flooding on July 20, 2012. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments [...]

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