OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved another extension of the interim Critical Areas Ordinance at a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
TONASKET – For their first piece of business at their Tuesday, July 26 meeting, the Tonasket Council officially renamed the Day Park to Founder’s Day Park.
OROVILLE – Cherry harvest should be wrapping up this week, with the overall quality of the crop excellent, according to Greg Moser, who manages the Gold Digger grower cooperative.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County picked up new construction valued at $37,412,700 in assessed valuation in the past 12 months, according to County Assessor Scott Furman.
OROVILLE – The Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Oroville Station of the U.S. Border Patrol located south of the U.S.-Canada Port of Entry on the west side of Highway 97 took place on Tuesday, July 12.
The new state-of-the-art secure facility meets eco-friendly LEED component certification and will be strategically located near the Oroville Port of Entry. The $15 million project supports operationally required expansion in staffing, technology and infrastructure. During the station’s year-long construction, the agents will be deployed full time on horse patrols, boat patrols, ATVs and snowmobiles and will be operating out of the current Oroville Station location.
Sound Publishing, Washington’s largest publisher of community newspapers and NCW Media Inc. of Leavenworth, the largest publisher of community newspapers and specialty publications in North Central Washington have agreed to a strategic realignment of their individual newspaper holdings. Under the deal, which is effective Aug. 1, 2011, Sound will assume ownership of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and NCW will take ownership of the Wenatchee Business Journal in Wenatchee.
OLYMPIA – Concerns have been raised recently over the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board’s application to use herbicides in Lake Osoyoos for Eurasian watermilfoil control.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Comancheros and Superior Auto Parts is held a truck and tractor pull on Saturday, July 23 at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds.
OROVILLE – At their Monday, July 25 meeting the Oroville School Board passed a $7,181,000 operating budget for the 2011-12 school year based on a projected enrollment of 600 students.
OROVILLE – David Castillo appeared before the Oroville City Council requesting permission to move his jet ski rentals to Lake Osoyoos Veteran Park.