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KSPS working to convert analog to digital in Okanogan County

OKANOGAN COUNTY – KSPS Channel 7 from Spokane is working to convert analog television signals in Okanogan County to digital signals.

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‘Gunless’ was filmed in Osoyoos in the summer of 2009. The western film showcased Osoyoos and the film production helped to boost the local economy, providing revenue for hotels, building material suppliers, restaurants and many other businesses It al

Release of ‘Gunless’ DVD promotes tourism for Osoyoos

OSOYOOS – Stunning images of Osoyoos’ hills and desert, captured last summer for the comedy western movie “Gunless,” are no longer just being seen by feature filmgoers in big-screen theaters, they are now available to view at home on DVD.

Destination Osoyoos Executive Director Jo Knight says last week’s release of “Gunless” on widescreen DVD takes the movie’s promotion of Osoyoos, Oroville’s neighbor to the north, to a new level.

“The filming of ‘Gunless’ in Osoyoos in the summer of 2009 was a fantastic experience,” Knight said in a recent press release. “The entire community embraced this opportunity to showcase Osoyoos and the film production helped to boost the local economy, providing revenue for hotels, building material suppliers, restaurants and many other businesses – even local florists. It also raised our profile as a highly desirable movie location – with gorgeous scenery, skilled film crews and great local partnerships that can really help film productions when they’re here.”

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Voters chose two Republicans clerk candidates to advance to General Electio

OKANOGAN- Although the results aren’t official until certified, it appears OkanoganCounty voters preferred the two Republicans for clerk over the lone Democrat inthe only local three-way race in the Primary Election held Tuesday, Aug. 17.

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Sheriff Rogers speaking at next chamber meeting

TONASKET – Okanogan County Sheriff Rogers will be speaking at the next Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 with sheriff candidate Dave Yarnell scheduled to speak at the following meeting, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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NVH contract with HCGR Healthcare voided

TONASKET – Okanogan County Sheriff Rogers will be speaking at the next Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 with sheriff candidate Dave Yarnell scheduled to speak at the following meeting, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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Tonasket pool set to close Aug. 28

TONASKET – The expected closing date for the Tonasket pool was set by City Council as Saturday, Aug. 28 during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10.

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James Joel Landis, still in hospital garb after being released from Central Washington Hospital, in his booking photo. Landis has been charged with Attempted first degree Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Harassment Threats to Kill.

Landis charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon

OKANOGAN – A Havillah area man shot after allegedly opening fire on Okanogan County Deputies investigating a domestic dispute has been released from the hospital and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

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11th Annual Garlic Fest set to be bigger and better

TONASKET – The 11th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever this Friday, Aug. 20 and Saturday, Aug. 21 in History Park.

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The Oroville School District has a brand new slate of top administrators and they spoke at last week’s Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting at Yo Yo’s Restaurant. They are (L-R) Junior-Senior High School Principal Patricia Scott, Superintendent Steve

New school administrators at Oroville Chamber

OROVILLE – The new slate of top administrators at the Oroville School District took the opportunity of last week’s Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting to introduce themselves and talk about the upcoming school year.

Steve Quick, who stepped up from junior-senior high school principal to superintendent this summer introduced his replacement, Patricia Scott, as well as new elementary school principal, Gary Pringle.

Superintendent Quick discussed his new role at the school district and said he had been going over policy for the last couple of months and looking at the district’s facilities, especially the elementary school.

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Mo Fine (left), one of the filmmakers that brought the Tumbleweed Film Festival to Oroville at Esther Bricques Winery, with fellow Seattle filmmakers Charles Forsgren and Tim Watkins, whose film “Dishonesty” took Tumbleweed’s “Best of Fest” awar

Many ‘Watch Globally, Drink Locally’ at film festival

OROVILLE – Seattle filmmakers Charles Forsgren and Tim Watkins took “Best of Fest” with their film “Dishonesty” at the first annual Tumbleweed Film Festival held last weekend in Oroville.

“This year’s festival went beyond our expectations, as the turnout was great. We’re already making plans to continue the growth and excitement for next year’s festival,” said Geoff Klein, who with fellow Seattle filmmaker Mo Fine and several of their friends from Seattle and Oroville brought the film festival to town for its inaugural run.

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