This week, to celebrate the first anniversary of my employment at the Gazette-Tribune, I temporarily allow the issue to highjack my sports column to talk about the politics of eating Big Bird, and how the thought set off a Twitter bomb with “Tonasket” written all over it … sorry, better make that #Tonasket, since we are talking Twitter.
It is sad that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife after purchasing who knows how much land in Okanogan County is still not satisfied with what they have. It is also sad that our county commissioners are allowing this trend to continue, stating that they do not want to get between a willing seller and a willing buyer.
TONASKET - October 4,11,18,25: Thursday night Merkaba Café and Open Mic – Sign up starts at 4:30 p.m. and music starts at 5:00 p.m. with dinner available for purchase. October 5-6: – CCC Benefit Rummage Sale and Flea Market – 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. both days. Donations of usable items and clothes can be brought to the [...]
Construction began last week on the long-awaited Bonaparte Creek water and sewer project, though just for awhile.
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 [...]
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 [...]
TONASKET – Thanks in large part to a cost report settlement, North Valley Hospital’s warrant levels have begun to come down. Acting Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt reported at the Thursday, Sept. 13, NVH Board of Commissioners meeting that the hospital had received a $704,000 settlement the previous day and combined with normal cash receipts [...]
The potential for an ordinance that would permit all-terrain or off-road vehicles on Tonasket city streets received plenty of attention at the Tuesday, Sept. 11, Tonasket City Council meeting. Though no specific ordinance has yet been proposed, it has been on the council’s agenda several times in the past couple of months, and a number of residents were present to discuss the issue.
TONASKET – Armed Forces Legacy Project volunteers added another collection of plaques to two walls of the memorial on Thursday, Sept. 13, began a flurry of activity that should culminate with the opening of the new on-site building on Sept. 20. Volunteers from Home Depot will be completing the next stage of landscaping on Tuesday. [...]
TONASKET – The City of Tonasket’s Fall clean-up for city residents and businesses will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Items may be dropped off at the Tonasket City Shop, 500 Railroad Avenue (by Chief Tonasket Park). All types of metal and metal appliances will be accepted. Your help with loading [...]