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John Smith chosen to replace Morton on Senate

OLYMPIA – John Smith, a Colville area farmer was appointed to take the place of retired state Senator Bob Morton for the Seventh Legislative District.

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Oroville Chamber to discuss owning a business website

OROVILLE – The January meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce will discuss owning and maintaining your own business website. Did you know that for about $60 a year you can own and maintain your own website and domain from several different online vendors? Oroville Chamber President Clyde Andrews will present some options, as well [...]

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Stage 1 burn ban called in north central Washington

YAKIMA – A Stage 1 burn ban has been called due to forecasted cold temperatures and calm winds causing air pollution to increase in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, according to the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). Ecology’s Stage 1 burn ban for these three counties will continue until 10 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2012, [...]

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Oroville passes $8 million 2013 budget

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a 2013 Budget of $8 million, $1.5 million more than last year due to additional projects.

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Oroville Schools named ‘School of Distinction’

OROVILLE – Oroville Junior/Senior High School was named a “2012 School of Distinction” by the Center for Educational Effectiveness.

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Tonasket council approves spray park project

  Linda Black spearheads planning, fundraising TONASKET – Efforts to rebuilt Tonasket’s city swimming pool may be moving at a glacial pace, but not so Linda Black’s work toward a water spray park. Black first proposed the spray park to the Tonasket City Council a year ago as a way to fill the water recreation [...]

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Snow removal reminder

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville would like to remind all property owner/renters with sidewalks abutting their property in the city limits that they need to clear them of snow and ice.

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Tonasket City Council approves budget; Hines resigns

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved the city’s 2013 budget at its Wednesday, Dec. 12, meeting, completing a process made ever more difficult by declining revenues coming into the city coffers. The largest items in the $6,347,033 budget were water project ($1.99 million) and sewer project ($1.37 million) expenses. The water project is funded [...]

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Tonasket City Council rescheduled

TONASKET – The regular meeting of the Tonasket City Council to be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, has been cancelled. A special meeting of the Tonasket City Council will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held as a regular meeting of the City Council. All items [...]

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Tonasket weighs cuts to city budget

TONASKET – Unlike some other government entities, the City of Tonasket can’t spend millions of dollars more than it collects in revenues. So, faced with rising costs and sinking tax collections, the Tonasket City Council is facing the reality of slashing its budget while still trying to provide city services. That was the discussion that [...]

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