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Kinross updates on impact of gold mine, future plans

OROVILLE – A representative of Kinross Gold Corporation’s Kettle River-Buckhorn Project appeared before the Oroville City Council to discuss the mine and mill’s impacts on Oroville and Okanogan and Ferry Counties.

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Rep. Joel Kretz introduces wolf relocation legislation

OLYMPIA – After Western Washington legislators extolled the value of wolf packs in Eastern Washington, Rep. Joel Kretz (7th District) decided he would assist in the efforts to make relocating wolf packs to Western Washington easier through legislation this year. House Bill 1258 would remove barriers, both natural and regulatory, to the relocation of wolves [...]

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Burn bans lifted in several counties

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) lifted the Stage 1 burn ban in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties on Saturday, Jan. 19. The ban on outdoor burning and use of uncertified wood stoves remains in Kittitas County until further notice. A Stage 1 ban applies to the use of uncertified wood-burning-devices (including wood [...]

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Slideshow: Picketers protest Assisted Living closure

Friends, relatives and concerned citizens picketed in front of the North Valley Assisted Living facility on Friday, Jan. 18, to protest its scheduled closing at the end of March.

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It just won’t go away

Parking woes return to forefront for Tonasket City Council

TONASKET – Zombies may be all the rage in popular culture, but the City of Tonasket seems to have hatched its own version, and it’s likely that few will be happy about it.

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Slideshow | NVH Assisted Living to close

TONASKET – The North Valley Assisted Living facility will be closing as of March 31 after the NVH District Board of Commissioners approved a recommendation by senior leadership to close the facility due to chronic financial losses. That will leave 28 residents looking for a place to live and five full and part-time employees searching [...]

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NVH starts new tax credit program

TONASKET – In an effort to keep patients close to home and to thank local taxpayers for their support, North Valley Hospital debuted a new tax credit program beginning Jan. 1. Approved by the NVH District Board of Commissioners in November, the program gives property owners within the North Valley Hospital District a discount on [...]

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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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