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Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman

New assessment of Oroville finished

OKANOGAN – The new assessment of property within the Oroville School District is complete and while most won’t notice much of an increase, those with lakefront property will see taxes rise, according to Okanogan County Assessor Scott Furman.

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Approval of Critical Areas Ordinance delayed two weeks

OROVILLE – Approval of a new Oroville Critical Areas Ordinance was put of for at least two weeks as council reviews the ordinance in it’s current form.

The Tuesday, May 21 Oroville City Council meeting was advertised as a public hearing to take relevant testimony about the ordinance which was drafted by the Oroville Planning Commission, with the help of Chris Branch, director of Community Development.

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OHS Social Studies teacher George Thornton retires from Oroville

OROVILLE – Oroville teacher George Thornton received a plaque acknowledging his 33 years of service from the school board at their Monday, May 20 meeting.

“One of the first administrators from when George started teaching said in his evaluation that he was going to make an impact on his community… that’s just what he’s done,” said Superintendent Steve Quick.

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Corene Curtis cutting hair at His & Hers

Corene Curtis has rented a chair to cut hair at His & Hers Haircuts at 814 Central Ave. #2 in Oroville. Curtis, an Oroville native who moved away, says “I’m back.” She has been a cosmetologist since 1997 and came back home to cut hair.

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Gold Digger Apples celebrating 75th Anniversary

OROVILLE – What began as Oroville United Growers in 1938, has grown into Oroville’s one remaining warehouse, Gold Digger Apples and this May 24th marks the growers’ cooperative’s 75th Anniversary.

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Fire at Hometown Pizza caught on camera

OROVILLE – A fire in the early morning hours last Sunday at Hometown Pizza and Pasta in Oroville was limited to mostly smoke damage because of the quick reporting by the owner of the recently opened Pastime Bar and Grill.

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Raymond E. Colbert

Raymond Elmer Colbert, a life-long orchardist and community volunteer, passed away peacefully at his home on Boundary Lane in Oroville, Washington on January 1st.

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Great lineup for ‘It’s Showtime!’ each Saturday in January

OROVILLE – Imagine. It’s a few days after Christmas. The gifts have been exchanged, friends and family have been well fed and well loved, it is nippy outside, and the kids are bored already…The perfect solution is just around the Christmas corner.

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Neil Cuff

Neil Cuff was born in Vancouver, B.C. and was the only child of Percy and Phyllis Cuff. He attended school in Vancouver and completed university at UBCV faculty of Physical Education.

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Dennis Robert Lorz

Dennis Robert Lorz, 64, of Tonasket, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away suddenly on Dec. 22nd 2012.

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