Kelly Cariker

New job, new face at North Valley

TONASKET – The digital age has a much different set of demands than did the age of paper and photographic negatives. With those ever-increasing requirements come job responsibilities that were undreamed of just a decade ago.

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Oroville Council discusses OHS Senior Projects

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed whether there needs to be a more structured approach to accepting senior projects.

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Jeremy Clark, new Tonasket Elementary principal.

Jeremy Clark coming on board as TES principal

TONASKET – Jeremy Clark says his interview process with the Tonasket School District was as much about him getting a feel for the staff, administration and community as it was about his being interviewed.

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This explosive device was found between two rocks at Fancher Dam Reservoir and reported to the Okanogan County Sheriff's office. A bomb disposal unit from Spokane was called in and destroyed it the afternoon of Wednesday, May 3. OCSO photo

Pipe Bomb found at Fancher Lake

TONASKET – A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office bomb disposal unit destroyed a pipe bomb found at the edge of Fancher Dam Reservoir, eight miles northeast of Tonasket last Thursday.

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Oroville Celebrating 78th Annual May Festival this weekend

OROVILLE – ‘Simple Enchantment’ is the theme of this weekend’s May Festival, Oroville’s premiere community event, celebrating its 78th year.

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Linda Black, volunteer coordinator for the Tonasket Visitors and Business Resource Center (TVBRC) gives a season-opening pep talk to her team of nearly 30 volunteers on Wednesday, April 25. Black also arranged for presentations by three area business owne

Tourism conference upcoming this month

TONASKET – The Okanogan Tourism Council will be hosting a tourism and training workshop in Pateros on May 17 that will focus on helping local businesses to build on their strengths.

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Jim Prince and Jack Hughes shaking hands on Hughes and his wife Mary taking over the Prince's Department Store and Ace Hardware and Prince's Warehouse business.

Prince’s Department Store Grand Reopening Saturday, May 5

OROVILLE – After 78 years the Prince family sold Prince’s Department Store, Ace Hardware and the warehouse business to Jack and Mary Hughes. On Saturday, May 5 the couple plan a Grand Reopening with special prices, giveaways and activities for the whole family.

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Mayor floats idea to fund sewer expansion

TONASKET – Sewage tends to be a stinky subject, even when it’s being discussed in the City Council chambers.

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Barker says he’ll resign from school board

OROVILLE – Phil Barker said he will resign from the Oroville School Board at their next meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 29.

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Two days after donating one of his kidneys to his daughter, Hayden, Adam Brazil stands by her side.

Twice a hero: Tonasket vet donates kidney to save daughter

KILLEEN, TEXAS – It would take three days for the U.S. Army to get him home to Texas from Fort Polk, a U.S. Army training post in Louisiana.
A war was on, and Sgt. Adam Brazil could only sit, wait, wonder, pray, worry.

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