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Seasonal water level changes made to Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake in north central Washington will be raised over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons.

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Pool/spray park projects, ATVs headline council discussions

TONASKET – Spray park or swimming pool? According to city planner Kurt Danison, that shouldn’t even be the question. The answer, he said, is both, not either/or.

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NVH commissioners’ recall withdrawn, Assisted Living closure injunction denied

OKANOGAN – A petition brought by Rosa Snider and Danny Gratrix asking North Valley Hospital Commissioners be subject to a recall election was withdrawn at a hearing in Okanogan Superior Court Tuesday, March 19. “The deputy prosecutor was laughing and kidding with the hospital’s attorney saying it didn’t meet the statute,” said Snider. “We decided [...]

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Award winning endurance rider Heidi Hilton plans return to competition

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Heidi Hylton has been competing for two years in horse endurance riding and for a relative newcomer has racked up some impressive results.

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Oroville approves Similkameen Trailhead Conditional Use Permit for parking, restrooms

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a Conditional Use Permit for miscellaneous improvements to the Similkameen Trailhead, including the construction of restrooms and a parking lot.

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Oroville gives OK to ‘false alarm’ ordinance

OROVILLE – After fine tuning over the last two meetings, Oroville set an ordinance setting fees for “false alarm” calls in an effort to try and curtail unnecessary emergency responses. The ordinance was approved at the council’s Tuesday, March 5 meeting pending a review by city attorney Mick Howe. It sets the charge for emergency [...]

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Passions high over proposed TSD vocational program change

Issue back on agenda for March 25 meeting TONASKET – A proposed change to the Tonasket School District’s vocational program brought out a full house to the Monday, March 11, school board meeting. Defenders of the current program – family consumer science – asked the school board not to approve a proposal by superintendent Paul [...]

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Slideshow | Tonasket mayor gets wet

Mayor Patrick Plumb gets hosed down by a Tonasket Fire Department Truck during the Tuesday, Feb. 27, City Council meeting.

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Petition filed to recall NVH commissioners

TONASKET – Two area residents – Rosa Snider of Oroville and Danny Gratrix of Tonasket – filed a statement on Monday, Feb. 25, with the Okanogan County auditor’s office seeking the recall of the entire North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners. The statements allege malfeasance (wrongful or illegal conduct), misfeasance (performance of duty in an [...]

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No fish, but most enjoyed annual Ice Fishing Fest

MOLSON – Even a two time previous winner of the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival couldn’t land a fish last Saturday, although she had one on that threw the hook. But that didn’t mean the 86 participants, including 17 kids, didn’t have a lot of fun trying.

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