TONASKET – Three juveniles were arrested in connection with a burglary at the Blue Bird Orchards warehouse, as well as the theft of an ATV and a pickup.
According to reports, Canada and the United States are negotiating to close several small border crossings and merge others due to a new perimeter security deal.
A leaked report revealed details of 20 “small ports of entry” located at rural or small-town crossings from St. Stephen, N.B. to Chopaka, B.C., and includes one at Midway (between Osoyoos and Grand Forks).
“We’re not all that thrilled about it,” said Jim Madder, Chief Administrative Officer for the Village of Midway.
TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center of Tonasket will be hosting John Livingston of the Spokane National Weather Service (NOAA) on Friday, Jan. 6, to provide insight into the weather of the Okanogan Highlands and the surrounding areas.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Planning Agency will hold two informational meetings in January to share updated information on Critical Area Updates prior to holding a public hearing on the issue.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County will hold community meetings across the county to hear from residents about recreation and gather comments to update the 2012 Recreation Plan.
OROVILLE – The City of Oroville adopted a $6,519,580 budget on Tuesday, Dec. 19, the last council meeting of 2011.
The budget provides $1,482,000 in total current expense, with some of the larger budget items in current expense being $540,450 for Law Enforcement, $163,500 in General Governmental Services/Finance/Administration, $145,100 in Ambulance Services, $142,000 in Planning and Community Development, $83,500 for the Airport and $68,000 for Fire Control.
OKANOGAN – Tonasket Police are conducting an investigation after they contacted a Canadian man on his way back to Canada with his dead wife.
OKANOGAN – Tis the season for crime, at least that’s what the sheriff’s department has been experiencing as investigations have led to arrests for residential burglaries and thefts of copper wire.
TONASKET – Faced with looming deadlines and uncertainty from a special legislative session in Olympia, the Tonasket School Board approved a $1.15 million levy that, if passed by voters, will replace the currently expiring maintenance and operations levy. If approved, the levy would provide funding beginning in Jan. 2013.
OLYMPIA – Burn bans expired last Tuesday, Dec. 20 in seven Eastern Washington counties because air quality has improved, according to the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology).
Ecology’s Stage 1 burn bans for Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, Stevens, Kittitas, and Walla Walla counties will expired at 10 a.m. Tuesday.