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Wilbur Hallauer

Former legislator Web Hallauer dies

OROVILLE – Wilbur “Web” Hallauer, former Oroville City Councilman, state representative and state senator, passed away at age 99 in his Oroville home Thursday, Dec. 19.
Although he was born in New York state, Oroville’s elder statesman moved to Washington when he was 12-years-old, settling in Yakima. From there he went to the University of Washington in Seattle and after graduating moved to Oroville to run the family’s fruit processing plant Valley Evaporating Company, making dried apples and other products.

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Oroville City Council conducts business in the dark

OROVILLE – While they may never have been accused of it, at least to their faces, the Oroville City Council “literally” conducted business in the dark when the power went out about halfway through their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Review of Buckhorn mine water quality permit begins

YAKIMA – A draft renewal to the wastewater discharge permit at the Buckhorn Mountain Mine in Okanogan County is available for review and comment from the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology).

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Hospital faces boiler issue

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District’s efforts to bring down its warrant levels may be slowed by urgent infrastructure needs that have cropped up recently and may cost significant money to address. Chief Information Officer Kelly Cariker, who is also in charge of facility issues, reported on two issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later.

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