Edna Claire Rise

Edna Claire Rise, age 100, of Molson, Washington, passed away with family by her side, January 8, 2019, at Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, Washington. Edna Claire Rowton was born October 19, 1918 in Sandsprings, Montana, to Joshua G. & Viola Ann (Pollard) Rowton.

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Carl Inlow

Carl Inlow, age 92 of Tonasket, Washington died April 4, 2019 in Tonasket. He was born January 2, 1927 to parents Carl and Lorene Inlow. Carl was born at the Stage Coach Stop in Tonasket.

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Vern D. Ritter

Vern D. Ritter, 94 years of age, went home to his Heavenly Father from his home in Oroville, Washington on Friday, April 12, 2019 following a two year battle with colon cancer. Vern was born on October 23, 1924 in Kalispell, Montana to Delbert and Ledwina Ritter.

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Fatal accident on Hwy 97 near Omak

WENATCHEE – The Washington State Patrol is reporting a fatal accident that took place on Highway 97 and Engh Road in Omak.

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Oroville’s Arbor Day Celebration Thursday, April 18

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Arbor Day ceremony will be held on Main Street in front of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune office on Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m. A new Lollipop Maple tree will be planted to replace a tree removed last year. The high school choir will be singing and refreshments will be provided by [...]

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Bill Maurice McCarthy

Bill Maurice McCarthy (William) , 67 years of age, passed on Wednesday, October 15, 2018 of a heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup, Washington. Bill was born November 20, 1951 in Tacoma, Washington to the late Leonard and Shirley McCarthy.

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Three nightly BPA power outages planned from Riverside to the Canadian border

NORTH COUNTY – There are three planned power outages that will occur each night from Tuesday, April 16 to Friday, April 19 so the Bonneville Power Administration can do maintenance.

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North Central Regional Library looking at future of library service

North Central Regional Library has adopted new mission and vision statements, and recently launched a new three-year strategic plan that outlines the future of library service in North Central Washington.

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Governor declares drought emergency for Okanogan and Methow basins

OLYMPIA – Despite significant snow in parts of Washington, water supply shortages are projected in the Okanogan, Methow and Upper Yakima basins, prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency in those watersheds.

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Sally Lee Sherwood

Sally Lee Sherwood, 80, a lifelong resident of Tonasket, Washington, passed away March 28, 2019 at Regency-Omak. Sally was born August 18, 1938 to George and Agnes (Cate) Rickel.

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School district weighing options to update facilities

OROVILLE – After being denied grants funding from the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) and the Safe Schools grant, Oroville School District is weighing its options and considering going to the voters for approval of a capital levy.

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