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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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Ecology makes seasonal water level changes at Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake in north central Washington are being lowered over the coming weeks in anticipation of the changing seasons.

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‘Persons of interest’ in fatal shooting on Pontiac Ridge

CHESAW – The victim in the fatal shooting on Pontiac Ridge Monday, Sept. 2 was Michael R. Carrigan, 52, of Hoquiam Wash., according to Okanogan Sheriff Frank Rogers who says law enforcement have “persons of interest.”

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Sam Koepke

Sam Koepke, 84, of Oroville, Washington, passed away peacefully at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Washington on August 15, 2013. He was born in Aeneas Valley on July 14, 1929 to his parents Bessie and Charles Koepke. Sam enlisted in the United States Army on July 30, 1946 and served over seas until Dec. 9, [...]

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‘Bigger and Better’ Tumbleweed Film Festival rolls back to town

OROVILLE – Washington’s most unique film festival takes place right in Oroville. The fourth annual Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF) is back in town this Thursday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 3. This year’s film fest offers three nights of completely different films at four venues. A total of 40 American and international short films will be presented during the festival’s three nights.

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Tumbleweed Film Festival celebrates fourth year in Oroville

OROVILLE – The Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF), Washington’s most unique film fest, brings 40 short films to its fourth annual film festival in Oroville on Aug. 1, 2 and 3.

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Jack Black

Jack was here

TONASKET – Jack Black’s Tonasket-area connections are not exactly a secret.

Nor was his vacation here last week as the well known actor/musician and his family didn’t exactly hunker down and hide during his visit. Black, his wife Tanya and young sons Sammy and Tommy, while visiting dad and stepmom Tom and Linda Black, took in plenty of the area, from buying fireworks at the stand in the TVBRC parking lot, fishing, causing a bit of a stir while grocery shopping at Grant’s and consuming a pizza with his family (and a reporter) at the Tonasket Pizza Company.

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High fire danger rating in several counties

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following changes in fire danger rating and burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands.

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N. End Reservoir bids come in over engineers’ estimate

OROVILLE – The preliminary results of the bid to construct a new water reservoir north of Oroville has come in higher than what the city’s engineers, Varella and Associates, had estimated.

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Breadline Cafe opens new summer diner

OROVILLE – The Breadline Cafe has packed up its swimming suit, beach umbrella and sunscreen for the summer. Omak’s premier dining establishment is pleased to announce the opening of its second location: Breadline at the Beach at Oroville’s Veranda Beach Resort.

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