North Valley Hospital

School librarian arrested for sexual misconduct

TONASKET – A Tonasket School Librarian was arrested May 20 for sexual misconduct with a student 19 years her junior.

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First priority: communications

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 [...]

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Updated: Incumbents still ruling the day for local office

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.

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Sam Koepke

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, [...]

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CFO reports on hospital’s financial state

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.

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NVH commissioners’ recall withdrawn, Assisted Living closure injunction denied

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brought by Rosa Snider and Danny Gratrix asking North Valley Hospital Commissioners be subject to a recall election was withdrawn at a hearing in Okanogan Superior Court Tuesday, March 19.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 [...]

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Petition filed to recall NVH commissioners

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 [...]

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NVH commissioners hear community outcry at board meeting

  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 [...]

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NVH Board of Commissioners issues response

TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners issued a response Tuesday to a statement read by Don Atchison on behalf of the Concerned Citizens for the Tonasket Assisted Living at the NVH Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31. That response can be read in its entirety here (links to PDF of original file).

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Slideshow: Picketers protest Assisted Living closure

Friends, relatives and concerned citizens picketed in front of the North Valley Assisted Living facility on Friday, Jan. 18, to protest its scheduled closing at the end of March.

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