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Tonasket Middle & High School Concert

TONASKET – Tonasket Middle and High Schools hosted their winter concert on Wednesday, Jan. 23, as the choirs and bands from both schools entertained a big crowd in the High School Commons. It was also an opportunity for the school to honor Mrs. Patti Middleton, who retired as the middle and high school music teacher [...]

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NVH Assisted Living to close

TONASKET – The North Valley Assisted Living facility will be closing as of March 31 after the NVH District Board of Commissioners approved a recommendation by senior leadership to close the facility due to chronic financial losses. That will leave 28 residents looking for a place to live and five full and part-time employees searching [...]

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NOHI Wrestling Results | Slideshow

North Okanogan Holiday Invitational results (at Oroville) Team Scoring Tonasket 179.5, Liberty Bell 121, Selkirk 113, Okanogan 108, Omak 107, Wilbur-Creston/Keller 82, Eastmont JV 82, Oroville 68, Almira-Coulee/Hartline 61, Brewster 60, Ritzville 42, Pateros 20, Republic 6. 106 lbs Championship – Anthony Payton (OKN) pinned Boyd Lorz (TON). 3. Rade Pilkinton (TON); 4. Tristan Chantry [...]

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A Christmas Cinderella playing at CCC Dec. 15-18

TONASKET – Diana Luca Brown will be directing four performances of “A Christmas Cinderella at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, Dec. 15-18. Performances will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4:00 p.m.; and Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16-17, at 1:00 p.m. in a pair of weekday matinees. Admission is [...]

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Winterfest lights up Tonasket | Slideshow

Click on the slideshow below to see the rest of our Winterfest pictures!

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Speiker wins second state title

PASCO – Distance runners are their own breed, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that Sierra Speiker’s first words after winning her second Class 1B/2B state cross country title in three years were self-critical. The Oroville junior, who won her first championship as a freshman and took second last year, pulled away to a [...]

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A Cavallo, Quill Hyde’s “hanky-janky glory”

  TONASKET – Some things just defy description, and A Cavallo is one of them. It doesn’t mean an attempt won’t be made, but really? Quill Hyde, Tonasket’s artist/engineer extraordinaire, designed and built the metal structure with a little help from a lot of friends, transforming what is best characterized as a pile of junk [...]

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Karlie Henneman crowned 2013 Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen

The drama of last year’s competition for Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen may have been lacking, but that was OK with Karlie Henneman, who knew as the only contestant this year that she would receive the crown she’d been pursuing since last year.

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An ancient river of gold

OROVILLE – Bob Larson believes he’s located gold in what he calls a paleo-channel, an ancient river bed that parallels and crosses the Similkameen River.
He and his partners in Similkameen LLP feel this could be a major find, but they don’t have the financing to continue their exploration.

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Fighting from days of yore

TONASKET – Medieval sword fights in History Park? Sort of, anyway. The Dregate Fighters, a.k.a. Fighters of Okanogan County, gather Wednesdays at the park in Tonasket, usually around 5:00 p.m., to learn and practice fighting techniques with makeshift swords, helmets and shields. Participants also come in from other parts of the county, as well as [...]

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