Tonasket

Keith ‘Squeak’ Grey

Keith Leroy Grey, 86, of Tonasket, Wa passed away May 21, 2015 at his home. He was born August 20, 1928 in Onida, South Dakota to Ralph and Lillian (Grove) Grey.

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Ray and Victoria Attwood are 2015 Founders Day Grand Marshals

TONASKET – Ray and Victoria Attwood of Ellisforde are this year’s Founders Day Grand Marshals. The nomination, announced at the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Banquet, came as a surprise to both of them.

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Cheryl Ann Sylvester

Cheryl Ann Sylvester passed away on January 22, 2015 at age 67 at her home in Virginia, succumbing to a very rare disease, Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disorder. She was born in Tonasket, Wash. on September 27, 1947. She was one of three children of William and Donna Sylvester.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Michelle Lynn Carden, 26, Omak, pleaded guilty to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree DWLS. Carden was sentenced to five months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Sept. 16, 2014 crimes.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
Criminal
Dylan Thomas James Counts, 20, Omak, pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and third-degree malicious mischief. Counts was sentenced to 14 months in prison and fined $1,612.87, including $502.37 in restitution. The crimes occurred Jan. 26. In a separate case, the court dismissed Dec. 11 a charge against Counts: second-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The charge was dismissed with prejudice.

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Winterfest & Tree Lighting

Tonasket Winterfest and Oroville Christmas Tree Lighting kick off the holidays.

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North Valley Hospital District CEO resigns

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District Administrator Linda Michel tendered her resignation to the NVH Board of Commissioners Thursday, Dec. 11, following a lengthy executive session at the end of that evening’s board meeting.

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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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