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April Mathis and Mike Sheldon, Jr. are the proud parents of Ethan Blake Sheldon, the first baby to be born in the new North Valley Hospital addition. Ethan was born on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 8:36 a.m. weighing five pounds, seven ounces and measuring at 19

NVH below goal of warrant amount due

TONASKET – As of Friday, Oct. 1, the total amount due in warrants the North Valley Hospital District owes to Okanogan County was below the goal of $2.871 million.

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Methow Valley back on top for new construction

OKANOGAN – The Oroville area, which had the most new construction in Okanogan County last year, was overtaken by the Methow Valley which regained its crown after the assessor’s office recently completed their annual inspection.

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Visitors to museum and information center more than 3500

OROVILLE – Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society is celebrating a fantastic museum and visitor information season, according to Kay Sibley, president of the organization.

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Tonasket School Board anticipating more cuts

TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board is anticipating more cuts in their budget from the state after a six percent cut was already enacted.

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Rod Noel, Oroville’s Superintendent of Public Works, was awarded a plaque for his 25 years of service to the City of Oroville by Mayor Chuck Spieth. “We appreciate everything you do, your service is invaluable,” said Mayor Spieth in making the prese

Engineer speaks with council about Oroville water projects

OROVILLE – Mark Varela was on hand at the Tuesday, Sept. 21 Oroville City Council meeting to go over a list of water-related projects the city wants to address in the near future.

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Connor Thompson took the oath of office as student representative to the Oroville School Board. The oath was delivered by Steve Quick, the Superintendent of the Oroville School District. In his non-voting position Thompson will be expected to report on st

Oroville School Board discusses district goals, budget cuts

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board adopted seven goals for the 2010-2011 school year, as well as heard a report about the potential for additional state cuts to district funding.

The seven goals the board approved were:

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Medical Records employee Kathy Range and Assisted Living employee Linda Brandt, who’ve both worked at North Valley Hospital since 1973, were chosen to cut the ceremonial ribbon during the Grand Opening of the new hospital addition on Wednesday, Sept. 22

NVH addition now up and running

Medical Records employee Kathy Range and Assisted Living employee Linda Brandt, who’ve both worked at North Valley Hospital since 1973, were chosen to cut the ceremonial ribbon during the Grand Opening of the new hospital addition on Wednesday, Sept. 22

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Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers spoke at the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, stating that he has nothing to hide. Photo by Emily Hanson

Incumbent Sheriff Frank Rogers has ‘nothing to hide’

TONASKET – Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers spoke at the regular Tonasket Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, stating that he has nothing to hide.

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Coalition partners with Support Center against rural domestic violence

OMAK – The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is partnering with the Support Center and three other Eastern Washington agencies to help address domestic violence in rural areas, especially among migrant workers.

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Tim King (standing) talks to local farmers and ranchers about adding canola as a cash crop to their current crop rotation. King plans on setting up a temporary, portable canola crusher in Oroville within the next two months and have a permanent crusher op

Second ‘Canola in Okanogan County’ meeting held at Riverside

RIVERSIDE – The second “Canola in Okanogan County” meeting was held in Riverside at the Mt. Olive Grange Hall in Riverside with 13 people in attendance, attendants coming from as far as Spokane and Lewiston, Idaho.

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