OLYMPIA- On Sept. 2 the Washington State Department of Natural Resources increased thefire danger rating from “moderate” to “high” in Ferry and Stevens countiesoutside of Fire Districts 1 and 2 and also put restrictions on severalcampgrounds in Okanogan County.
OROVILLE – The ninth annual Country Celebration, sponsored by the Oroville Community Library Board as a fundraiser for the building fund, will take place at the Oroville Grange Hall this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.
OROVILLE – The Old Depot Museum and Oroville Visitor’s Center will close for season Saturday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. and both will re-open Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board accepted the resignation of Rich Solberg as one of their member school directors at their Monday, Aug. 29 meeting.
OSOYOOS,BC – The 2011 Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum is scheduled to take place atthe Sonora Community Centre in Osoyoos, B.C. Sept. 18 to 20.
NORTH COUNTY – Two big events are planned for Labor Day Weekend including a blues festival at Oroville and a demolition derby at Tonasket.
OKANOGAN – Two people have died and another was injured in what appears to have been a murder-suicide in Okanogan last Thursday, Aug. 25.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council heard from a representative of Varela and Associates regarding storm drainage and TIB funding for street improvements.
TONASKET – The Tonasket School Board approved several personnel changes, including a move by Music Director Patti Middleton from full-time to half time in the district.
OROVILLE – The 12th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 at Tonasket’s History Park and Hot August Nights will be Saturday, Aug. 27 in Chesaw.