Tonasket

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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Fiber (not power) outage scheduled Friday a.m.

TONASKET - The Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County will be performin Service Affecting Maintenance on the optical fiber infrastructure in Tonasket on the morning of Friday, April 25, 2014 from 12:01 AM until 6:00 AM. During this time period ALL traffic to Tonasket Nortons Knob, AP30035 (Double AP WIFI site just north of [...]

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Wilbur Hallauer

Former legislator Web Hallauer dies

OROVILLE – Wilbur “Web” Hallauer, former Oroville City Councilman, state representative and state senator, passed away at age 99 in his Oroville home Thursday, Dec. 19.
Although he was born in New York state, Oroville’s elder statesman moved to Washington when he was 12-years-old, settling in Yakima. From there he went to the University of Washington in Seattle and after graduating moved to Oroville to run the family’s fruit processing plant Valley Evaporating Company, making dried apples and other products.

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Levy, bond packages finalized

TONASKET – Final revisions to the Tonasket School District’s bond and levy packages were approved at the Monday, Dec. 16, school board session.

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Tonasket Winterfest | Slideshow

It was cold. Really cold. But there was plenty of Christmas cheer to go around and warm the hearts, if not the bodies, of Tonasket celebrants on Dec. 6 during its annual Winterfest celebration. Visitors from Tonasket’s sister city of Princeton, B.C., added to the festivities.

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Updated: Incumbents still ruling the day for local office

UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their previous posts. In fact, as of last Friday’s vote count, Teresa Hughes has gained in her run for the NVH Commissioner Position 5 seat. Dick Larson, in Position 4 for the Hospital Board maintained his lead against challenger Rosa Snyder.

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Viet Nam vet carves out a new life

Ken Fulford faces PTSD, life issues with humor, ingenuity TONASKET – The outcast military veteran living alone in the mountains is almost as much a part of Pacific Northwest folklore as the Sasquatch. But in Okanogan County, the off-the-grid veteran is quite real. Some live in isolation by choice. Others find withdrawal from society the [...]

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Talking with Oroville Mayor and City Council candidates

OROVILLE – All positions open at the top of Oroville city government have challengers this upcoming Tuesday, Nov. General Election. Chris Allen is challenging Chuck Spieth for the top spot at mayor, Russell Round challenges Jon Neal for Position 1 and Paul Bouchard challenges Tony Koepke for Position 2. The Gazette-Tribune asked the candidates to give us a little information about themselves, why they’re running and what issues are important to them.

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