OROVILLE

Leonard Hedlund

Leonard Hedlund, age 79 of Tonasket, died on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at his home in Tonasket. He was born in Burke, South Dakota on June 8, 1936, the youngest of five children to parents Edna and Emil Hedlund.

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Oroville Reman & Reload looking to grow its business in Oroville

Oroville Reman & Reload is not only looking to grow its business in Oroville, it continually is striving to hire more local people.

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Frustrated with untruthful statements

Dear Gary,
I continue to find it totally frustrating that there are people that continue to give inaccurate, untruthful and/or “hearsay” statements about the City of Oroville Ambulance service and feel it necessary to try to clarify a few things.

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Update: Oliver, BC area wildfire 50 percent contained

OLIVER – Increased fire activity is expected on the Testalinden Creek wildfire over the next few days due to extremely dry conditions and gusty southerly winds, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

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Nine Mile Fire Update: Fire not started by plane crash

OROVILLE – The Nine Mile fire started on Thursday, Aug. 13, and is located three miles northeast of Oroville. The fire has burned 4,673 acres and is 30 percent contained. The fire moved beyond the United States border and into British Columbia burning 120 acres (48.5 hectares). Approximately 130 fire personnel are on the fire with additional resources ordered. No injuries are reported on this fire.

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Update: Authorities release names of victims involved in fatal plane crash

OKANOGAN – On Friday, Aug. 14 members of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, FAA and Okanogan County Coroner returned to the scene of the plane crash off of Rise Road out of Oroville and have now released the names of the two victims.

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Ponda

Ponda ‘Jo’ Taber

Ponda “Jo” Taber, 79, of Moses Lake, Washington died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. Jo was born September 8, 1935 in Rush Springs, Oklahoma to Alice Theodocia (Strickland) and Floyd Roscoe Keeling.

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Eugene August Dammel

Eugene August Dammel passed away suddenly on June 20, 2015. He was 85-years-old. Eugene was born to parent John and Alice Dammel in Havillah, Wash

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Latest Fire Update (07-25-15): Wildhorse, Spur and Newby Lake Fires

TONASKET- Wildhorse and Spur Fires are all that remain from the 16 fires reported after last Sunday’s lightning storm. The remaining fires have been called out. Wildhorse Fire, west of Summit Lake on Mt. Hull, is 162 acres and the Spur Fire, near Bonaparte Lake, is three acres.

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Lightning sparks Wildhorse fire on Mt. Hull

OROVILLE – Tonasket Ranger District’s firefighters continue to respond to fires caused by last Sunday night’s lightning, including the Wildhorse Fire on Mt. Hull which grew to 185 acres by Monday evening.

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