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Tonasket to host tractor pull Saturday

TONASKET – The Tonasket Rodeo Grounds is hosting a tractor pull event on Saturday, July 24.

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Oroville Heritage Days and Airport Fly-in this weekend

OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society is bringing Heritage Days and the Oroville Airport Fly-in this weekend.

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The Beeman Family Reunion at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds over the 4th of July weekend hosted 85 Beemans from around the state and country. There were five generations present, several families and even more Beemans who weren’t able to make it to the reun

Beemans a long-time Tonasket family

The Beeman Family Reunion at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds over the 4th of July weekend hosted 85 Beemans from around the state and country. There were five generations present, several families and even more Beemans who weren’t able to make it to the reun

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A top view of the back room of the Tonasket Community Cultural Center, which has been under construction since the end of May to improve the heating and cooling system, replace the walls, windows and floors and to build a new stage.CCC mid-way through con

CCC mid-way through construction

TONASKET – Construction on the Community Cultural Center began at the end of May and the building is mid-way through the project.

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Sweet cherries being harvested in the north county

OROVILLE – Cherry harvest is underway in the North Okanogan with Lapins and Rainiers the main varieties being picked right now.

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Mark Morris, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Ranger for the Tonasket District since 2000, retires this week after a career spanning four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.Forest Ranger Mark Morris retires from 40-year career. USFS photo

Forest Ranger Mark Morris retires from 40-year career

TONASKET – Mark Morris, wraps-up a career of more than 40 years with the U.S. Forest Service this week, including the last decade as Tonasket’s District Ranger. He said his new to-do list is pretty long and includes spending more time on horseback in the Pasayten Wilderness.

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School Director Tedi Lynn Fletcher, chairwoman of the school board, presents a plaque to Dr. Ernie Bartelson commemorating his 13 years as superintendent for the Oroville School District. He was also presented with gifts from the board, including a “Str

Dr. Bartelson attends last Oroville School Board meeting as superintendent

OROVILLE – Dr. Ernie Bartelson attended his last Oroville School Board meeting as the district’s superintendent Monday, June 28, leaving just two days before his official retirement at the end of the month.

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Hirst-Pavek trial moved out of county

OKANOGAN – The final trial in the murder of Michelle Kitterman has been continued until Monday, Nov. 1 and moved to Douglas County.

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Oroville Chamber of Commerce looking for new blood

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is seeking people with fresh ideas to fill the position of president and vice president of the organization.

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Water policy concerns heard by Tonasket council

TONASKET – Concerns from residents about the water policy in the possible annexation area south of Tonasket were heard during the Tuesday, June 22 Tonasket City Council meeting.

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