OROVILLE

Oroville sets 1% ad valorem tax hike

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a one percent increase in the city’s ad valorem tax, the most they can ask for without a vote of the people, at their Tuesday, Nov. 6 meeting.

The measure would allow the city to collect $252,742 during 2013 to add to the city’s coffers, according to City Clerk Kathy Jones.

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Oroville school capital improvement levy still trailing, Tonasket tax hike fails

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Oroville School District’s special three-year $1.2 million capital improvement levy had widened to 17 votes from passing as of the second ballot count following the Nov. 6 general election.

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Ecology makes seasonal water level changes at Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake will be lowered over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons.

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Challenge Day

Be the Change – Oroville youth and community take the challenge

OROVILLE – Oroville Junior/Senior High School held Challenge Day, an all-day experiential workshop, on Oct. 10 and 11 for all seventh through tenth grade students.

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Oroville Elementary scores above state target area in math and reading

OROVILLE – Oroville Elementary School students scored at or above state targets in nearly every grade level, with third graders scoring especially high in reading and math.

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Lots of changes coming to Oroville’s Main Street

Main Street in Oroville continues to be abuzz with new businesses opening or familiar ones changing hands. Perhaps the most exciting news is happening on the extreme north end of Main Street – Prince’s Foods will be changing hands next month (see related story). Many of us in Oroville owe a lot to the Prince [...]

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Prince's Foods

Prince’s Foods sells to independent grocer John Akins

OROVILLE – Prince’s Foods has been purchased by John Akins, an independent grocer with a family history in the grocery business.

The sale was announced on Wednesday, Sept 15 by Prince’s Foods owners Jim and Ben Prince, and the ownership and management transition will take effect next month on Oct. 15.

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Okanogan County Fair results – Animals

2012 Okanogan County Fair results Swine Market Stock Grand Champion: Jordyn Boesel Reserve Champion: Ayeris Jones Fitting and Showing Senior Grand Champion: Dyllan Gage Reserve Champion: Elizabeth Jackson Intermediate Grand Champion: Peyton Oules Reserve Champion: Jordyn Boesel Junior Grand Champion: Sterling Ritch Reserve Champion: Karlie Ritchey Novice Grand Champion: Allie Eastridge Reserve Champion: Katie Serles [...]

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Okanogan County Fair Results – non-animal

2012 Okanogan County Fair Results – non animal (arts, crafts, horticulture, etc.) Horticulture Junior Open Grand Champion Bosc Pear Hattie Buchert Reserve Champion Asian Pear Clay Buchert Grand Champion Largest Pear Hattie Buchert Reserve Champion Green Beans Jace Berkhart Special Award Beets Ethan McKee Grand Champion Beets Tace-Chub Plank Grand Champion Carrots Megan Heinlen Reserve [...]

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PUD needs to listen on Enloe Dam

Dear Editor,

Like every ratepayer in the county my electric bill took a big jump in August, my largest total ever for a single month. It reflects the last 6.5 percent increase imposed by the PUD and a very hot summer. I get even hotter when I think of all the millions of dollars wasted by the PUD on projects that clearly were not needed.

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