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Candidate filing week begins Monday June 7

OKANOGAN – Those seeking public office in Okanogan County in the November elections must file during filing week Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11 at the auditor’s office.

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Tonasket will not receive CDBG for annexation

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council announced during their meeting on Tuesday, May 11 that they did not receive a Community Development Block Grant for the annexation project.

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Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth presents Mark Smith from USKH with a Certificate of Commendation for his quick action in administering CPR to a member of the paving crew working on Oroville’s Main Street Pedestrian Project. Spieth made the presentation at t

Sonora Shores granted zoning change, alley vacation

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council held a public hearing on several issues related to the Sonora Shores condominium development at their Tuesday, May 4 meeting.

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Tansy Mathis and David Richards

Killers sentenced in death of Oroville woman, unborn child

OKANOGAN – Superior Court Judge T.W. “Chip” Small sentenced Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis and David Eugene Richards for the murder of Michelle Kitterman in a hearing Tuesday, May 11.

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A Tonasket man died Wednesday when his green Jeep Cherokee collided with a red Dodge Nitro driven by an Oroville woman.Photo by Les Bowen

Fatal collision closes Highway 97 Wednesday

The driver of one vehicle is dead and a second vehicle’s driver injured after a head-on collision just south of Beebe Bridge around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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Oroville Arbor Day Celebration at Centennial Park

OROVILLE – This year Oroville will observe Arbor Day with a celebration at Centennial Park on Thursday, April 29 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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Zosel's Dam near the lumber mill of the same name on the Okanogan River in Oroville, will holding back water because of the predicted drought in the Canadian Okanagan Valley. The decision to store water on Lake Osoyoos was made at a recent meeting of the

More water to be held at Zosel’s Dam due to drought predictions

YAKIMA – Additional water will be held back at Zosel Dam on Lake Osoyoos now that a drought has been declared in the region by a joint international board, according to the state Department of Ecology, which owns the dam in Oroville.

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Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis, guilty of aggravated first degree murder.Photos by Emily Hanson

Mathis and Richards guilty of Michelle Kitterman’s murder

OKANOGAN – After less than 12-hours in deliberations, the jury for the Michelle Kitterman murder trial have found Tansy Fae Arwen Mathis and David Eugene Richards guilty.

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Michelle Smith, President of the May Festival Committee holds up this year's festival T-shirt, with the "Let the Good Times Roll" design by Princess Cheyanne Sharpe. Photo by Gary DeVon

Oroville celebrates 76th Annual May Festival May 7 to 9

OROVILLE – To many it’s still “May Day,” but Oroville’s May Festival has grown into an event that’s too big for just one day and this year in addition to all the familiar activities there will also be a street dance on Saturday night.

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Tonasket M&O levy passing at above 62 percent

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District levy was passing above 62 percent late on the evening of Tuesday, April 27.

With 1,529 votes received as of 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the levy was passing with 955 “yes” votes for 62.46 percent. Just 574 votes were cast “no”, which was a 37.54 percent.

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