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Man arrested in Riverside Grocery robbery

OKANOGAN – A suspect in the armed robberies of two small grocery stores was arrested following several tips from people who recognized him from a video of the robbery of the Riverside Grocery released by the sheriff’s office.

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Tonasket City Council special meeting Oct. 2

The City Council of the City of Tonasket will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the Tonasket City Hall, Tonasket, WA. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and possibly take action on the purchase of a police vehicle. All interested persons are invited to attend and [...]

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Oroville School board asked to give up $180K energy incentive

OROVILLE – Ameresco, the company contracted to built Oroville High Schools new geothermal heating and cooling system, said the project cost more than anticipated and asked the school board to consider signing over $180,000 in energy incentives the district may be receiving.

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Ecology makes seasonal water level changes at Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake in north central Washington are being lowered over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons.

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Oroville City Council conducts business in the dark

OROVILLE – While they may never have been accused of it, at least to their faces, the Oroville City Council “literally” conducted business in the dark when the power went out about halfway through their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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‘Weird winds’ led to north end electrical outage

OROVILLE – A windstorm knocking a transmission line into a fiber optic pole is being blamed for an 80 minute power outage on Tuesday, Sept. 17 that affected the Oroville, Ellisforde and Whitestone areas, according to the Okanogan County PUD.

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Ecology makes seasonal water level changes at Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake in north central Washington are being lowered over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons.

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Review of Buckhorn mine water quality permit begins

YAKIMA – A draft renewal to the wastewater discharge permit at the Buckhorn Mountain Mine in Okanogan County is available for review and comment from the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology).

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Community Development Director talks about the four T’s and two M’s

OROVILLE – When Chris Branch, Oroville’s director of Community Development addressed the chamber of commerce, he said the questions he gets most recently involve transportation, tourism, trails and trees, as well as mosquitos and marijuana.

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Help on the way: TPD to get new patrol car

TONASKET – Tonasket Police Chief Rob Burks is willing to sacrifice a bit of the future in order to satisfy a dire need in the here and now. With the Tonasket Police in danger of being paralyzed by the failure of its aging fleet of vehicles, Burks gave his blessing to the Tonasket City Council’s [...]

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