Oroville City Council updated on mosquito spraying

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard an update on the city’s plan to spray for mosquitoes and learned that staff is recommending treating some wetlands adjacent to the city limits.

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Oroville looking to lease ambulance while wrecked unit out of service

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville is trying to find a second ambulance to lease while it’s determined whether repairs can be made to the main unit, which was damaged when struck by another vehicle.

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<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><span style='font-family:Arial'>Photo by Gary DeVon</span></p><p class=MsoBodyText2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Joan Hoehn at the Oroville School District office preparingfor a t

Oroville School District hires Joan Hoehn as new elementary principal

OROVILLE-Oroville School District has found a new elementary school principal that hails from the “show me” state of Missouri.

“After going through the interview process last Friday, as well as doing background checks today, I am pleased to announce that our new elementary school principal for the 2011/12 school year will be Joan Hoehn,” writes Superintendent Steve Quick in a release last Monday.

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Open houses on revised forest plan scheduled

OKANOGAN – The Forest Service is planning a series of open houses to share information about a Proposed Actionfor the revised forest plans for the Colville and the Okanogan-WenatcheeNational Forests.

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Fatality accident, robbery over July 4th weekend

OKANOGAN COUNTY – While many people were enjoying a sunny, long Fourth of July weekend, there were some less happy incidents, including a fatality accident and robbery.

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Summer burn ban on all DNR-protected lands

OLYMPIA – The state Department ofNatural Resources announced a burning ban on all DNR-protected lands from July1 to Sept. 30, 2011.

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Tonasket School District adds fourth kindergarten class

TONASKET – At their Monday, June 27 meeting, the Tonasket School Board hired another kindergarten teacher as student population in the primary grades continues to grow.

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Oroville to spray for mosquitoes after high water recedes

OROVILLE – In a press release last Friday the City of Oroville announced it will begin spraying for mosquitoes as soon as the high water goes down.

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Oliver Williams was the only young cowboy to rope a calf in the junior cow-roping event at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Photo by Gary DeVon

Frances Marchand is Senior All Around Cowboy at Chesaw

OROVILLE – The grandstands were full as Frances Marchand was named Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo Senior All Around Cowboy after winning the bareback, saddle bronc and senior cow riding events last Monday afternoon.

Marchand’s saddle bronc ride on “Decent” was perhaps the most exciting 8 seconds of the annual rodeo which attracts people from all over Washington and Southern B.C.

The Junior All Around Cowboy this year was Kaelyn Marchand, who took first place in the junior cow riding competition. Taking second in the junior cow riding was Tarren Moussy and Dustin Nigg took third.

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<b><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721";'>Photoby Gary DeVon</span></b><p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Oroville’s Community Fourthof July Fireworks Display filled th

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