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Burn bans expire in seven Eastern Washington counties

OLYMPIA – Burn bans expired last Tuesday, Dec. 20 in seven Eastern Washington counties because air quality has improved, according to the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology).

Ecology’s Stage 1 burn bans for Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, Stevens, Kittitas, and Walla Walla counties will expired at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Tonasket City Council approves budget

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved its 2012 budget at its Monday, Dec. 12, meeting,

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School administrators discuss Tonasket AYP results

TONASKET – Tonasket School District administrators reported at the Nov. 28 school board meeting about the district’s progress toward meeting state-mandated proficiency levels that must be achieved by the 2013-2014 school year.

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Oroville receives TIB grant for street improvement

OROVILLE – Oroville will receive a state Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant to improve Ironwood Street and portions of Fir with pavement overlays.

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NVH board reviews redistricting plan, potential budget cuts

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners couldn’t take action on the proposal, but a redistricting plan met no opposition at a public hearing that led off the Thursday, Dec. 8 board meeting.

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School Supt. Quick to discuss district financing at chamber meeting

OROVILLE – Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick is scheduled to speak at the next Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting today, Thursday, Nov. 8 at Trino’s Restaurant at 1 p.m.

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Roofs in desperate need of repair on both Oroville High School and Elementa

OROVILLE – It was thought the Oroville Elementary building had the roof in most need of repair, but a recent survey of the district’s facilities shows the high school roof is just as bad if not worse.

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Student Rep. Katie Tietje being sworn in at the last Oroville School Board meeting. Photo by Gary DeVon

Tietje sworn in as student representative to Oroville School Board

OROVILLE – Before rushing off to basketball practice, Katie Tietje was sworn in as the student representative to the Oroville School Board at their Monday, Nov. 28 board meeting.

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Three-year-old girl dies in drowning accident

TONASKET – A grieving Tonasket family is finding comfort in a gift of life given in the wake of the accidental drowning of their three-year-old daughter

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Washington State Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander swears in Chris Culp as the new Okanogan County Superior Court Judge in a ceremony held at the commissioners' hearing room last Friday, Dec. 2. Judge Culp, who was appointed to the position by Gov. Ch

Good guys really do wear black: Culp sworn in as Okanogan County Superior C

OKANOGAN – Surrounded by peers, family and friends, Chris Culp made history when he was sworn in as Okanogan County’s newest Superior Court Judge by state Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander.

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