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Tumbleweed Film Fest brings the Okanogan to Seattle

SEATTLE – Tumbleweed International Film Festival organizers are bringing a taste of the Okanogan to Seattle by holding Tumbleweed events every other month in the Seattle area.

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OHS Seniors to honor veterans

OROVILLE – The Oroville Class of 2013 will host a K-12 Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9 starting at 9 a.m at Coulton Auditorim.

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Local candidates speak at Oroville Chamber of Commerce

OROVILLE – Several candidates for local county office were welcomed to the Thursday, Oct 11 meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce to say why they were seeking office.

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Halloween Happenings: Party at Vicki’s Unique Boutique on Friday evening

NORTH COUNTY – This Halloween promises a lot of fun things to do in the North County, including the return of The Haunted Hayride and the Oroville Downtown Trick or Treat.

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Fire danger rating drops in Okanogan County

Burn restrictions will be removed OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Tuesday that the fire danger rating will be lowered in more northeast areas of the state. Effective at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, the fire danger rating in Okanogan County will drop from ‘high’ to ‘moderate.’ At the same time, the fire danger [...]

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New VA Office

VSO moves to new digs at Legacy Project

TONASKET – Veterans Service Officer Shane Barton has moved his office to the recently-completed building at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project site on the south end of Tonasket. Barton, whose first day at the new location was Monday, Oct. 15, said that the new location provides him with a lot more space and in [...]

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Tonasket council approves crossing bid

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a bid to install the overhead crossing on Whitcomb Avenue at the North Valley Hospital parking lot crossing at the Tuesday, Oct. 9, city council meeting.

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Oroville Elementary scores above state target area in math and reading

OROVILLE – Oroville Elementary School students scored at or above state targets in nearly every grade level, with third graders scoring especially high in reading and math.

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Police warn about cougars in south Oroville

OROVILLE – The topic of cougar sightings in the south end of town came up at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 Oroville Council meeting. Police Chief Clay Warnstaff would like to make people aware of the sighting and to keep their younger children and pets in at night and supervised. He doesn’t want to alarm people, [...]

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DOT shelves proposed SR97 roundabout, has new plan

OKANOGAN – An unpopular plan to put a roundabout on Highway 97 at the intersection with Cameron Lake and Armory Junction roads has been stopped for now as the state Department of Transportation yielded to public pressure opposing it.

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