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Newly reelected Oroville Council Members (standing, L-R) Ed Naillon, Walt Hart III and Neysa Roley are sworn in at the Tuesday, Dec. 19 council meeting. City Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Jones led the three council members in the oath while Councilmen Tony Koepk

Oroville adopts 2012 budget of $6.5 million

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.

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Canadian man tries to drive wife home after she dies near Pasco

OKANOGAN – Tonasket Police are conducting an investigation after they contacted a Canadian man on his way back to Canada with his dead wife.

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Sheriff’s department makes residential burglary and copper theft arrests

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.

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Tonasket Schools to ask for $1.15 million replacement levy

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.

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Burn bans expire in seven Eastern Washington counties

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.

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Tonasket City Council approves budget

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved its 2012 budget at its Monday, Dec. 12, meeting,

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School administrators discuss Tonasket AYP results

TONASKET – Tonasket School District administrators reported at the Nov. 28 school board meeting about the district’s progress toward meeting state-mandated proficiency levels that must be achieved by the 2013-2014 school year.

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Oroville receives TIB grant for street improvement

OROVILLE – Oroville will receive a state Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant to improve Ironwood Street and portions of Fir with pavement overlays.

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NVH board reviews redistricting plan, potential budget cuts

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners couldn’t take action on the proposal, but a redistricting plan met no opposition at a public hearing that led off the Thursday, Dec. 8 board meeting.

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School Supt. Quick to discuss district financing at chamber meeting

OROVILLE – Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick is scheduled to speak at the next Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting today, Thursday, Nov. 8 at Trino’s Restaurant at 1 p.m.

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