Transportation district recruiting for vanpools

OKANOGAN – TranGo, Okanogan County’s transportation district, has received three six-passenger mini-vans and is now recruiting riders for vanpools throughout Okanogan County. Vanpools consist of a group of four to nine people who commute together on a regular basis in a van provided by TranGO. Commuters like vanpools because they save money and reduce the [...]

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David Bruce Stell

David Bruce Mackay, husband, brother, and friend, passed from this life April 22, 2018 after a short bout with cancer. He was born on January 16, 1951.

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Larry Stell

Larry Stell, 66, of Tonasket, Washington, died May 21, 2018. Larry was born on August 20, 1951 to parents Gerald and Oleta Stell in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Larry lived in Tonasket for 44 years. He loved making wooden furniture, floating the river and spending time with loved ones. He had bright blue, kind eyes and a [...]

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Jack J. Nelson

Jack J. Nelson, 64, of Oroville, Washington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a tough battle with NASH disease. He was born July 14, 1953 to Warren and Ardith Nelson in Tonasket, Washington.

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Gary DeVon/staff photos Groundwater and snowmelt in settling pond where water was collected prior to treatment at the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw.

Sides differ on how much to set aside for mine cleanup

CHESAW — Owners of the Buckhorn Mountain gold mine will post an additional $12 million in securities with the state of Washington to assure adequate funds are available for environmental cleanup and restoration at the Okanogan County mine that stopped extracting ore in July, according to the state Department of Ecology.

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Forest Service waives Recreation Fees this Saturday for National Get Outdoors Day

PORTLAND The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Washington and Oregon this Saturday, June 9, in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day.

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WCRA hosts drag racing at Osoyoos last Sunday

OSOYOOS, BC – The Wine Country Racing Association (WCRA) treated the Okanagan Valley to another drag race Sunday, June 3 at Osoyoos’ airport.

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Kids Fishing Day at Bonaparte Lake

BONAPARTE – Kids everywhere are invited to participate in Tonasket Ranger District’s annual Fish Day Celebration at Bonaparte Lake on Saturday, June 9.

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Gary DeVon/G-T file photo Geologists take core samples to determine the richness of the ore in one of the  tunnels at the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw last November.

Cleanup funds identified for Buckhorn Mountain mine

CHESAW – Owners of the Buckhorn Mountain gold mine will post an additional $12 million in securities with the state of Washington to assure adequate funds are available for environmental cleanup and restoration at the Okanogan County mine that stopped extracting ore in July.

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Celebrate the ‘Wild, Wild, West’ this weekend

TONASKET — Tonasket’s 83rd annual Founders Day weekend promises to be a great one with all the rodeo and parade action the people have come to expect from the town’s premier summer-time event.

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Sawyers are 2018 Founders Day Grand Marshals

TONASKET — Roger and Lori Sawyer were surprised to be named as this year’s Founders Day Grand Marshals, but say they are honored to serve.

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