Roberta Jo “Bobbie” Rickel passed away on October 20, 2015, with her husband by her side at home in Tonasket. She was born October 30, 1939 in Breeze Basin, Colorado to Donald VanClief Cooper and Josephine May Lewis Cooper.
North Valley Hospital
TONASKET – With the arrival of Ebola Viral Disease to the United States, North Valley Hospital District is responding quickly with a mandatory education and training session for our nearly 230 member staff. Although the chance of Ebola reaching Okanogan County is unlikely, we feel that it’s very important to circumvent the problems that the Texas hospital incurred with staff being unprepared to handle patients with Ebola and want to mitigate any risk there may be to our staff and community.
TONASKET – A Tonasket School Librarian was arrested May 20 for sexual misconduct with a student 19 years her junior.
Drill serves its purpose, exposes issues TONASKET – The inability of first response personnel to communicate after leaving Tonasket and heading up Highway 20 is no secret. Anyone who has tried to use their cell phone while on the road knows this, as do ambulance, police and sheriff’s officers that have had to respond to [...]
UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their previous posts. In fact, as of last Friday’s vote count, Teresa Hughes has gained in her run for the NVH Commissioner Position 5 seat. Dick Larson, in Position 4 for the Hospital Board maintained his lead against challenger Rosa Snyder.
Sam Koepke, 84, of Oroville, Washington, passed away peacefully at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Washington on August 15, 2013. He was born in Aeneas Valley on July 14, 1929 to his parents Bessie and Charles Koepke. Sam enlisted in the United States Army on July 30, 1946 and served over seas until Dec. 9, [...]
TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District’s financial situation is gradually improving, reported Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt at the Thursday, April 11, NVH Board of Commissioners meeting.
OKANOGAN – A petition brought by Rosa Snider and Danny Gratrix asking North Valley Hospital Commissioners be subject to a recall election was withdrawn at a hearing in Okanogan Superior Court Tuesday, March 19. “The deputy prosecutor was laughing and kidding with the hospital’s attorney saying it didn’t meet the statute,” said Snider. “We decided [...]
TONASKET – Two area residents – Rosa Snider of Oroville and Danny Gratrix of Tonasket – filed a statement on Monday, Feb. 25, with the Okanogan County auditor’s office seeking the recall of the entire North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners. The statements allege malfeasance (wrongful or illegal conduct), misfeasance (performance of duty in an [...]
TONASKET – Emotions ran high at the North Valley Hospital’s Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31, as more than 75 people packed the board room and adjoining offices to express their opinions about the impending closing of the Assisted Living facility. Since the board approved a recommendation to close the facility, effective [...]