TONASKET – Unlike some other government entities, the City of Tonasket can’t spend millions of dollars more than it collects in revenues. So, faced with rising costs and sinking tax collections, the Tonasket City Council is facing the reality of slashing its budget while still trying to provide city services. That was the discussion that [...]
OROVILLE – Under “Good News and Announcements” at the Monday, Nov. 26 Oroville School Board meeting Superintendent Steve Quick pointed to the successful $1.2 million capital levy passage. “It means we can put a new roof on the elementary… that’s really good news,” said Supt. Quick. “What are we going to do with all those [...]
TONASKET – When North Valley Hospital CEO Linda Michel, CFO Helen Verhasselt and the Board of Commissioners tried to find data for a time when running the Assisted Living facility was profitable, it turned out there was no such data for any time within the last seven years. As Chief Financial Officer Verhasselt discussed at [...]
OLYMPIA – Seventh District Representatives Joel Kretz and Shelly Short say they won’t be vying for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob Morton the first of the new year.
OLYMPIA – After more than two decades in the state senate, Sen. Bob Morton (R-7th District) announced he will retire at the first of the new year.
OKANOGAN – It looks like Ray L. Campbell will be the new Okanogan County Commissioner in Position 2, according to the results of the manual recount released Tuesday evening.
NORTH COUNTY – North Okanogan County communities plan their Christmas tree light-ups this weekend, with Tonasket’s on Friday, Nov. 30 at Founder’s Park and Oroville’s on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Centennial Park.
Still faces budget crunch with sales tax initiative in limbo TONASKET – A divided Tonasket City Council approved a two percent hike in the city’s ad valorem tax at the Tuesday, Nov. 13, council meeting. In its debate on the issue, council members recognized that city residents were resistant to raising taxes — the 0.1 [...]
TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners approved the hospital’s preliminary 2013 budget at its Thursday, Nov. 8, meeting.
OKANOGAN – While pursuing the refinancing of $2.2 million of bonds used for construction improvements county received an A+ rating from national rating agency Standard and Poor’s.