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Open house Sept. 19 to discuss US 97/Cameron Lake Road intersection

Public invited to give feedback on roundabout, other design options OKANOGAN – Improvements are on the way for the busy US 97/Cameron Lake Road intersection – and local residents and drivers are invited to share their thoughts on several design options at an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. [...]

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Commissioner candidate Campbell opposes proposed Hwy. 97 roundabout

OKANOGAN – Ray Campbell, Republican candidate for Okanogan County Commissioner District 2, announced his opposition to the proposed roundabout at the junction of Highway 97 and Cameron Lake Rd./Armory Junction Rd. The roundabout, which the candidate says would require a severe reduction in speed on our major transportation highway, is being proposed by the state [...]

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Central Ave. and Cherry St.

Oroville and U.S. Border Patrol come to an agreement on water

Central and Cherry resurfacing project to begin April 2013 OROVILLE – After several months of back and forth, the Oroville City Council authorized Mayor Chuck Spieth to sign an agreement with U.S. Border Patrol to supply water to their new multi-million dollar facility north of the city. The city had a letter from the U.S. [...]

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Film shot in Palestine highlights Peace Day in Tonasket

TONASKET – The premier showing for North-Central Washington of the film “5 Broken Cameras,” will be the main attraction of the Third Annual International Peace Day program in Tonasket on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Community Cultural Center. An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, “5 Broken Cameras” is a deeply personal, first-hand [...]

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Tonasket School board hears transport request from Peaceful Valley Christian School

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board heard a request from the Peaceful Valley Christian School at its Monday, Sept. 10 board meeting, which asked that a pair of students be allowed to utilize the district’s bus transportation. The students live on Toroda Creek Road, outside of Wauconda. District transportation director Jeff Yeckel was approached by Peaceful [...]

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Smoky air brings health risks

YAKIMA – Smoky skies continue to blanket much of Central and Eastern Washington as a number of fires burn from the Canadian border to the Columbia River border with Oregon. Smoke from the lightning-sparked wildfires is gathering in the foothills and valleys of the Cascade Range around Wenatchee, Ellensburg and Yakima and the ranges around Spokane, Clarkston and elsewhere in the Columbia Basin.

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Okanogan County Fair underway

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Okanogan County Fair starts Thursday, Sept. 6

Debit and credit cards now accepted at main entrance gate OKANOGAN – Along with the time-honored traditions of exhibits of everything from canned beets to market steers, fry bread and other good things to eat and the carnival rides, there’s a lot of new things to see at the Okanogan County Fair which starts Thursday, [...]

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Veranda Beach Fundraiser

Veranda Beach homeowners raise $20K for Oroville Elementary

OROVILLE – The Veranda Beach Homeowners Association raised more than $20,000 during their inaugural “Starry Night Gala” under an actual star filled Aug. 18 night. “This was a tremendous event,” said Jim Hammond, resort president. After months of planning a sold-out crowd gathered for a fun filled evening highlighted by silent and live auctions of [...]

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EMS Director Greene at Tonasket Chamber

Looking for more  EMTs to serve the area TONASKET – Tonasket EMS Director Michael Greene visited the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce’s regular lunch meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, explaining some of the dynamics of the area’s emergency services and asking for support as the he tries to expand the pool of available emergency medical technicians. [...]

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