Opinion

N.O. Paws animal shelter/rescue is greatly needed

N.O. Paws Left Behind, the animal rescue shelter just outside of Oroville has obtained a temporary permit to continue to house, care and adopt out the dozens of dogs that they have taken in after a disgruntled neighbor’s complaint shut them down recently. They can’t however, take in any more dogs and this is a sad turn of events for the many communities that the shelter serves.

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Editorial Gary Mug

Getting big reaction on pot farms and juveniles

Juveniles and marijuana, this time it’s not about underage use of a newly legalized substance, well maybe it is in some cases – but no, this is about our county commissioners and what they plan to do about the Juvenile Detention Center and the moratorium on marijuana farms.

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Daniel Klayton

Oroville area marijuana farm has local impact on the economy

Just outside of Oroville, a local economic boon is taking root – and whether or not we realize it, our town is already enjoying its first fruits.
Howling Dog Farms is a licensed marijuana production and processing business, one of the dozens of producers currently located in Okanogan County.

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Editorial Gary Mug

The news rarely sleeps, nor do I

Editorial Gary MugWow, what a busy past week or so. After putting the newspaper to bed on Tuesday last week, I caught a break because it was Katie’s “meeting week.” That’s the week where I don’t have city council or school board meetings to attend, but she does, and usually the hospital board meeting as well. That’s why it often seems like all Tonasket news one week and all Oroville the next. Although, to be fair, the hospital is really shared by the two communities.

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Daniel Klayton

To Grow or Not To Grow: Choosing the future of marijuana farms in Okanogan County

Money doesn’t grow on trees. But sometimes, it comes pretty close.

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Editorial Gary Mug

Getting the old USBP station is the right move

The General Services Administration giving the old Border Patrol Station to Oroville for law enforcement is the right move for both the federal government and Oroville. First of all it will make a great police station for the city and free up the old police station for other uses. It also means the vacant property [...]

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Learning from a book (store)

If you think it’s a challenge for Oroville to thrive economically these days, imagine trying to be an independent book store in the digital age of Amazon and e-books.

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Managing Editor Gary DeVon

May Fest Selection Night: They’re all winners

While not everyone goes home with the crown, well none of the girls who seek the title of Oroville May Festival Queen do on Selection Night, only three are selected as May Day Royalty – the queen and her court of two princesses.

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Out of My Mind

Time to go ice fishing

So, who says there’s nothing to do in our area during the winter – with the opening of the Highland’s Sno Park and now Sitzmark Ski Area, those that like to shush through the snow on skis or boards have a perfect opportunity close by.

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Editorial Gary Mug

Times are getting tough all over

It looks like hard times in the valley, at least for a couple businesses – Hughes Department Store (front page) and Omak Wood Products (see our story online). While we are used to seeing OWP mill come and go, in a variety of guises, Hughes’ if it can’t hang on, will definitely be a blow [...]

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