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A crowd of about 50 people met at the Virginia Grainger Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 3 to continue discussions on the Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan. Jon Wyss of the coalition was the main speaker. Photos by Emily Hanson

Coalition for Property Rights still working on Comp Plan

OKANOGAN – About fifty people were in attendance for the latest meeting of the Okanogan Coalition for Property Rights at the Virginia Grainger Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 3.

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Sidewalk project going into hibernation until spring

OROVILLE – Rod Noel, Superintendent of Public Works, told the Oroville City Council that the sidewalk pavers were doing the last of the clean-up before putting the pedestrian project to bed until spring.

“There’s a lot of area that is between 9th Avenue and Expressions that needs to be done, and we prefer that they wait until spring,” Noel said.

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Whiteaker certified as election winner

It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time as Tim Whiteaker, a former Oroville School Director, was reelected to a school board position he can’t legally hold.

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Osoyoos Lake State Veterans Memorial Park, closed for the winter, will still be available to those wanting to book reservations in the spring and summer. A decision regarding who will get the park in a transfer from state hands will be made on June 24. Bo

Commission won’t make decision on state park transfer until summer 2010

OROVILLE – While it’s back to square one on the decision as to who will get Osoyoos Lake State Veterans’ Memorial Park, the state has agreed to open up its registration system to park users again in 2010.

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<p class=PhotoByline>Photo by Emily Hanson</p><p class=PhotoCutline>The Tonasket High School drumline performing for theschool board on Monday, Nov. 23 before their meeting. The drumline consists ofShane Long, Damon Halvorsen, Stephen Hulse, Collier Brere

Tonasket School Board still deciding on levy amount

TONASKET – The school board was still deciding on the amount they will be trying to pass with the 2010 levy after their meeting on Monday, Nov. 23.

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Tonasket City Council set ad valorem rate at 1.63 percent increase

TONASKET – The city council voted to increase the ad valorem rate by 1.63 percent during their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

The increase of 1.63 percent will bring an additional $1,863 to the city over 2009′s collection of $113,939. This increase was supported by all council members except Jean Ramsey, who voted against the increase.

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<p class=PhotoByline>Photo by Gary DeVon</p><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";'>Oroville Senior Austianna Quick, a student rep to theState Board of Education, reported on a recent trip she took to Denver Coloradowith other studen

Oroville School Board accused of meeting illegally

OROVILLE – Steve Colvin told the Oroville School Board that they were holding an illegal meeting, as there was not a quorum because the terms of two board members had ended the day before and a recently elected member had not been seated.

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Community Christmas Lighting Ceremonies planned

NORTH COUNTY – A Community Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held in Tonasket on Friday, Dec. 4 and in Oroville on Saturday, Dec. 5 and everyone is encouraged to come and help ring in the coming holidays.

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Oroville looking at budget over $8 million

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed a proposed 2010 city budget of $8,024,325 at their Tuesday, Nov. 17 meeting.

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Sitzmark annual auction raised $5200 to continue youth ski programs

TONASKET – Three years ago, Jim Neal, Jr. was paralyzed in a local farming accident and next week a benefit auction will be held at the Tonasket Saloon to raise money for him.

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