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Oroville Schools named ‘School of Distinction’

OROVILLE – Oroville Junior/Senior High School was named a “2012 School of Distinction” by the Center for Educational Effectiveness.

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Tonasket council approves spray park project

  Linda Black spearheads planning, fundraising TONASKET – Efforts to rebuilt Tonasket’s city swimming pool may be moving at a glacial pace, but not so Linda Black’s work toward a water spray park. Black first proposed the spray park to the Tonasket City Council a year ago as a way to fill the water recreation [...]

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Snow removal reminder

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville would like to remind all property owner/renters with sidewalks abutting their property in the city limits that they need to clear them of snow and ice.

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Tonasket City Council approves budget; Hines resigns

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved the city’s 2013 budget at its Wednesday, Dec. 12, meeting, completing a process made ever more difficult by declining revenues coming into the city coffers. The largest items in the $6,347,033 budget were water project ($1.99 million) and sewer project ($1.37 million) expenses. The water project is funded [...]

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Tonasket City Council rescheduled

TONASKET – The regular meeting of the Tonasket City Council to be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, has been cancelled. A special meeting of the Tonasket City Council will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held as a regular meeting of the City Council. All items [...]

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Tonasket weighs cuts to city budget

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 [...]

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School Levy election ‘good news’

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 [...]

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NVH seeks ways to deal with Assisted Living costs

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 [...]

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Seventh District Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short won’t seek senate seat

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.

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Sen. Bob Morton announces retirement

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.

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