UPDATE: Meeting tonight at Oroville High School at 6:30 p.m. on flooding

OKANOGAN COUNTY – More than 200 responders from around the state are continuing efforts to solidify protection of critical infrastructure throughout Okanogan County against flooding that began last week and is expected to intensify through this weekend. We want all citizens to be prepared for rivers rising and take appropriate actions to protect lives and property as necessary.

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Dennis Paul Loudon

Dennis Paul Loudon, 58, of Oroville, Washington went home to be with his loving savior on May 7, 2018 while at home with his wife and children by his side. Dennis was born March 22, 1960 in Tonasket, Washington to parents Douglas and Fay Loudon.

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Sheriff orders closure of river to recreation activities

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office warns citizens of the extreme danger the Okanogan River poses due to the extremely high flow and ongoing flooding issues. By order of the Sheriff of Okanogan County – the Okanogan River is now closed to recreational activities. No boating, swimming or any other activity is allowed on the river until further notice.

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Mardon E. ‘Marty’ Newman

Mardon E. “Marty” Newman, 81 of East Wenatchee, Washington, passed away on Sunday April 29, 2017 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. Marty was born on July 22, 1936 in Seattle, Washington to parents Donald P. and Margaret Newman.

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James Conley

James Conley was a longtime resident of Tonasket, Washington. He passed away after a brief hospitalization on March 24,2018 in Spokane, Washington. He was born in Virginia on June 30, 1955 to Brig. General Samuel Glenn Conley (Army) and to Ruth Edwins Conley .

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Governor declares flood ‘State of Emergency’ in Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee late yesterday proclaimed a state of emergency for Eastern Washington counties responding to flood conditions.

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Special flood meeting to be held in Tonasket this evening

TONASKET – A special city council meeting will be held this evening, May 11, at 5 p.m. at Tonasket City Hall for an ordinance to be adopted declaring an emergency related to flood protection to hopefully bring in more resources. Tonasket citizens are working hard volunteering time, resources and equiptment to help those in need, [...]

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Beulah McDougall

Beulah was born May 29, 1928 in Okanogan to Ralph and Agnes Orr VanBrunt. She passed away May 3, 2018, at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Washington.

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How deep is your love: community members pitch in to fill and deliver sandbags

TONASKET – Today’s rain isn’t squelching volunteers’ efforts to pitch in and fill sandbags for anyone in need with record flooding expected by the weekend.

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Lake Osoyoos Association issues second flood alert

OROVILLE – “The water is higher and rising more…” The lake at 915.12. How much higher will it go? Oh, to be able to tell the future… I think we can expect it to go to 916ft at least, possibly 916.50 or to 917 ft. But that is just a guess, really.

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Pauline E. Curtis

Our dear sweet mom, grandma, aunt and friend, Pauline Curtis, 90, passed away peacefully in Spokane at the home of her daughter on April 3, 2018. Polly was born in Oroville, Washington on August 13, 1927 to parents Thomas C. and Gladys (Anderson) O’Neill. She graduated from Tonasket High School in 1944 and attended Kinman [...]

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