Revised national forest plan to be released for comments

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan-Wenatchee and Colville National Forests are revising their forest plans in a joint project that encompasses nearly five million acres of National Forest System lands in Central and Northeast Washington.

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U.S. Border Patrol to break ground on new Oroville Station

SPOKANE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces the groundbreaking of the new U.S. Border Patrol station at Oroville, Washington on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

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Kristin Sarmiento named Oroville High School Principal

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board approved the hiring of Krisin Sarmiento as the new Oroville Junior-Senior High School Principal at their Monday, June 27 meeting.

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Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo Grand Marshal Glen Richardson

Glenn Richardson is Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo Grand Marshal

CHESAW – Glenn Richardson, long-time member of the Chesaw and Oroville communities, has been selected as this year’s Chesaw Fourth of July Grand Marshal.

Richardson said he is honored to represent Chesaw as the Grand Marshal this year and asks everyone to come join in the fun July 4.

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Chamber considering creating brochures

TONASKET – During their meeting on Tuesday, June 14, the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce discussed making brochures.

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Donations to community fireworks show appreciated

OROVILLE – The Fourth of July is just a few weeks away and preparations are being made for this year’s Oroville Community Fireworks Show at Deep Bay Park.

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Tonasket schools wrapping up school year

TONASKET – The Tonasket School District schools wrapped up their year with their annual reports at the regular school district board meeting on Monday, June 13.

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Tension high at latest Tonasket Council meeting

TONASKET – There was high tension at the last Tonasket City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 14.

The high-tension situation arose when Al Maden spoke to the council during the public comment period regarding a letter he had sent to the mayor, the city council, the Tonasket planning department….

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Members of the “Chesaw Cheaters,” including Chesaw Rodeo Queen Kristana, pass a ball from one to another as part of the Challenge Games held at this year’s Molson Midsummer Festival held last Saturday. The Cheaters won this challenge, but came in se

Molson Midsummer Fest gets good crowd despite rain

OROVILLE – Even the rain couldn’t keep people away from the Molson Midsummer Festival last Saturday.

“We had a good turnout… they served over 200 for breakfast at the Grange Hall,” said Joyce Forthun, one of the organizers for this unique annual family-friendly event. “All the events took place including the kids and the Challenge Games, with the exception of Frisbee golf because it was a litte too wet.”

Forthun said it was somewhat harder finding wildflowers this year to decorate the Maypole because of the colder weather. She said the flowers, usually gathered during the Fun Walk/Run, had to be imported from further a field this year.

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NVH warrants on track for year-end goal

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District is on track to meet their year-end goal of lowering their warrants amount to $2 million.

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