Tonasket

North Valley Hospital prepares for Ebola

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.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Jerry Ray Mears Jr., 26, Riverside, pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to fourth-degree assault (DV). Mears was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 310 days suspended and credit for 54 days served. Mears was fined $1,110.50 for the Sept. 11 crime.

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Tonasket makes contingency plans for fire

TONASKET – Tonasket first response agencies and Mayor Patrick Plumb met Friday evening to make contingency plans should the Carleton Complex fire become a threat to the greater Tonasket area. The fire, which was ignited by lightning Monday evening, exploded from about 18,000 acres in four separate conflagrations Thursday into a 170,000 acre nightmare by [...]

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Father’s Day Fly-In and North Country Car Show

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Conscious Culture Festival June 20-22

TONASKET – The fifth annual Conscious Culture Festival, which blends music, art and education, will take place in the highlands above Tonasket June 20 through 22.

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Slideshow | Founders Day Weekend

Founders Day Parade, Shane Proctor Invitational Rodeo, Tonasket Street Dance … we may not have seen it all, but we saw a lot!

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Claire Jeffko finds closure through miracle find

TONASKET – Gaining a sense of closure hasn’t come easily for Claire Jeffko. She wasn’t sure it would be possible to find it, not since her husband of about 30 years, Ed Jeffko, vanished without a trace in his small, homebuilt fiberglass airplane.

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Death Notice: Ernest D. Dahlgren

Ernest D. Dahlgren, 66, of Tonasket died May 10, 2014 in Tonasket.

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Founders Day PBR, dance and art

TONASKET – Tonasket’s 79th annual Founders Day weekend will see some significant changes this year, beginning Thursday, May 29, and highlighted the arrival of the Professional Bull Riders circuit Friday and Saturday, as well as Saturday night’s street dance in town.

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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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