Oroville repeals Business License Ordinance, fee

OROVILLE – After some review, the Oroville City Council approved the repeal of the city’s Business License Ordinance which required each business operating in the city limits to register and pay an annual $25 fee.

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Everett ‘Willis’ Figlenski

Everett “Willis” Figlenski, 92, Longtime Tunk Valley rancher, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at home after a hard battle with cancer and dementia.

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Joy Lee Lawson

Joy Lee Lawson from Oroville, Washington, was born on November 1, 1933, in Cash, Arkansas and died January 26, 2019. She was the second of three children to Weldon Jackson Wooten and Ressie Alma Wooten.

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Alfred Hubert Robinson

Alfred Hubert Robinson, 93, of Tonasket, Washington, passed away on January 28th, 2019. He will join his wife of 72 years, MaryAlice, who preceded him in death just 18 days before. Al was born in Oroville, Wash., on September 6, 1925, to Vernon and Ruth (Verbeck) Robinson

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Laverna Carrie Williams

Born LaVena Carrie Moore to parents Mary Lou (Johnson) and Dale Nathan Moore, she was raised by her Aunt Fern Wines of Oroville, Washington. where she grew up with cousins who became siblings and close friends who became family. Dating all through high school, LaVena married Lynn Williams in in 1963. Their first home was [...]

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‘Too little to late’ – Sitzmark Ski Area won’t open this season

HAVILLAH – Due to too little snow early in the ski season the Sitzmark Ski Area decided at their Jan. 23 meeting not to open the hill this season to skiing.

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Verlin Joe Hicks

Verlin Joe Hicks, age 71 of Oroville, died on January 12, 2019 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was born November 7, 1947 in Elkland, Missouri to parents Jim and Josephine Hicks.

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Drug Task Force arrests five in Okanogan area

OKANOGAN – The North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force executed two search warrants on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in the Okanogan area, seizing large amounts of narcotics and leading to the arrest of five suspects.

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16th Annual Omak Film Festival starts this month

OMAK – Wenatchee Valley College at Omak student government has partnered with Omak and Mirage theaters to present the 16th Annual Omak Film Festival from Jan. 31-Feb. 20. The festival features seven current and acclaimed films.

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Dallyn Laroy Utecht

Dallyn Laroy Utecht passed away peacefully sleeping next to his mommy on January 6, 2019. He was born five weeks early on December 10, 2018 in Omak, Washington to Cherre’ Utecht.

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Public upset over Tonasket Police Department issues

TONASKET — The Tonasket City Council meeting last Tuesday, Jan. 8, quickly turned into a heated debate, continuing an ongoing discussion regarding the police department. Some council members even suggested the mayor resign over the issue.

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