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Oroville schools locked down for second time this month  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – The Oroville School District sent out a text alert to parents notifying them of the second lockdown this month. The text stated the reason as being a ...



Five Oroville juniors vie for May Festival Queen; Selection Night is March 7  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – This year there are five juniors from Oroville High School vying for the title of Oroville May Festival Queen — Mariya Mathis, Taralynn Fox, Julissa ...



Update: Oroville teen lied about being kidnapped at knifepoint  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – A 13-year-old Oroville High School student has been charged with false reporting after texting friends that she was being held against her will.



Juvenile accused of fatally shooting his father  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – A 14-year-old Oroville boy allegedly shot and killed his father outside the family home on Emry Road on Tuesday, March 12. Oroville Police Chief ...



Student claims to be kidnapped, chased with a knife  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

OROVILLE – Oroville Police Chief Todd Hill and Officer Eric Orr responded to a call Tuesday, March 26, in the early afternoon of a 13-year-old Oroville student ...



Alvarez selected May Fest queen | Lifestyle  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

OROVILLE — Julissa Alvarez will be crowned as 2019 May Festival queen by 2018 Queen Jenny Cisneros at a coronation ceremony Friday, May 10.



Son accused of fatally shooting his father  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – An Oroville teenager has been booked into Okanogan County Jail for allegedly shooting and killing his father on Tuesday afternoon, according to ...



Two Oroville High School juniors seek 2018 Oroville May Festival Queen's crown  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Two young ladies are seeking to be selected as this year's Oroville May Festival Queen and Princess. They are Madison Whiteaker and Jennifer ...



VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: WIAA honors Martin | High School  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

Spencer Martin, a senior at Oroville High School, was named by Washington Interscholastic Activities Association as the WIAA/Wendy's Athlete of the Week for ...



Joy Lee Lawson  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Joy Lee Lawson from Oroville, Washington, was born on November 1, 1933, in Cash, Arkansas and died January 26, 2019. She was the second of three ...



Oroville students receive awards to end school year  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

The Oroville class of 2018 received scholarships and awards at the end of their high school careers.



VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Oroville varsity soccer forfeits matches  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

Rough times this past week for the Oroville High School girls' soccer team. The team has been low in numbers since the start of the fall season, Hornet athletic ...



Memorial Service: Chuck Hayes  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Charles “Chuck” Hayes Jr. of Oroville, Washington, was born December 28, 1934 to Charles and Leda Mae Hayes. He passed away on August 19, 2018.



Oroville Town Wide Yard Sale this Saturday  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Oroville is holding its inaugural Town Wide Yard Sale this Saturday, Sept. 15 in front of the Community Library from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is ...



Fitness center opens in Oroville | News  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

Nathan's Cardio Kickboxing moved to a much larger premises in Oroville, with a grand opening Oct. 1.



Judge dismisses former teacher's lawsuit against Oroville School District, ex superintendent  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Henry Rawson dismissed former teacher Ryan Frazier's wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Oroville ...



Dinner, auction to benefit Tam Hutchinson is Saturday  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

Popular coach, athletic director passed away Wednesday.



May Festival takes a walk 'Down Memory Lane'  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

OROVILLE — The 85th annual May Festival will feature a weekend-long lineup of events from royalty coronation to a parade, basketball tournament, bass ...



Jeff Hardesty hired as new Oroville School Superintendent  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – After a short executive session at last Monday's Oroville School Board meeting Jeff Hardesty, the current Tonasket High School Principal, was hired ...



Oroville School District seeks board member to fill empty seat  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – The Oroville School District is short one school director in the at-large position and is seeking letters of interest from people who want to serve on ...



Lloyd Curtis reminisces about Roy's Pharmacy  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Early Monday morning, on Nov. 19, 2018 a crowd began to gather at the closed doors of Roy's Pharmacy. They were awaiting the 9 a.m. clearance sale of all gift ...



Claire Rise celebrates a century with family and friends  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

MOLSON – The Molson Grange Hall was the setting for Claire Rise's 100th birthday party. Helping her celebrate were an abundance of friends and relatives.



Former Oroville School Board chairman urges caution  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Former Oroville School Board Chairman Phil Barker urged the board and new school Superintendent Jeff Hardesty to proceed in such a way as to ...



New owner opens Hornets Nest | News  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

Brick Wall, the new owner of Oroville's Hornets Nest, comes by his passion for flipping a good burger honestly. His father owned DJ's, a burger joint located ...



RONALD REX BOUCHER, SR.  Kirkland Reporter

Ronald Rex Boucher, Sr. passed away in Kirkland, WA on Monday, January 15, 2018.



Hammonds open two new businesses in Oroville | News  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

Roger and Bridget Hammond just opened ProStaff Real Estate a few weeks ago, but already have a couple of transactions in escrow.



Star contest heats up | Lifestyles  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

OMAK — The Washington State Nashville Country Star competition is heating up, with only 14 contestants remaining.



Celebration of Life for Tam Hutchinson  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – There will be a Celebration of Life for Tam on Aug. 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Coulton Auditorium (Oroville High School Gymnasium” and the Commons ...



Cops, Courts & 911 Calls  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Juvenile problem on Engh Rd. near Omak. Harassment on Pagan Place Lane near Okanogan. Threats on Rocky Canyon Rd. near Tonasket. Theft on S. Teal ...



Kittitas boys advance to District Championship  Daily Record-News

CHELAN – Brewster High School boys basketball hasn't had much luck against the two-time state champion Kittitas Secondary School Coyotes.



Mary A Higley | Obituaries  Ontario Argus Observer

Mary A Higley. Oct. 2, 1945 - June 27, 2018. Yacolt, Wash.,. formerly of Payette. Mary A. Higley (Grandma Higs) beloved wife, mother and grandmother, recently ...



Sarmiento to remain OHS Principal  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“We always hear rumblings that Oroville kids are not going on to college and I know that's not true. This is a positive, it doesn't matter if we are the biggest or ...



OHS Social Studies teacher George Thornton retires from Oroville  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Oroville teacher George Thornton received a plaque acknowledging his 33 years of *service* from the school board at their Monday, May 20 meeting ...



New Oroville School staff introduce themselves  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

New staff at Oroville Elementary and Junior/Senior High Schools wrote up small bios to introduce themselves to the community. Below are their photos and ...



Ballots for the Aug. 7 Primary Election are in the mail  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OKANOGAN – Election officials with the Okanogan County Auditor's office say that ballots for the Tuesday, Aug. 7 Primary Election have been mailed, those that ...



You survived the first storm. Ready for the next rounds?  Tri-City Herald

Tri-Citians are digging out from the first round of a intense winter storm. But more rounds are coming, say forecasters. Tri-City schools already have announced ...



Oroville Christmas Tree Lighting  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Oroville Christmas Tree Lighting this Saturday, Dec. 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Centennial ...



Lakeside Pharmacy comes to Oroville  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – After many months of preparation and remodeling, Lakeside Pharmacy has opened its doors on Monday, Jan. 7. At 1117 Main in Oroville.



Donna Faye Sylvester  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Our beloved Mom and Grandma, Donna Faye Sylvester, 92, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018. Donna Faye Arbogast, born to James and Ruth ...



Oroville Police Officer arrested for suspicion of DUI  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE — An Oroville Police Officer finds himself on administrative leave after being arrested by fellow officers for suspicion of DUI. Joshua Deiss, 32, was ...



Okanogan County first rural county in nation to provide opioid informaition via text  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“These are astounding overdose numbers for our county so far. We have a bigger problem in this county than most think”. Lauri Jones, Director of Okanogan ...



Tonasket Police Chief fired, rehired and fired again  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

TONASKET — Tonasket Police Chief Darin Odegaard was fired for the second time in less than a week after a special meeting of the Tonasket City Council held ...



Oroville Border Patrol Explorer named Explorer of the Year  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“Miss Fast is an incredible person. It has been an absolute privilege to work with her. Her *service* to the community is extraordinary and I have no doubt that she ...



Meet your local candidates for school board and city council  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

This week we ask some of the candidates, especially those that are competing for the same office, to tell us a little about their backgrounds, why they want to be ...



Local kids enjoy Shop with a Cop event  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Local kids from Oroville and Tonasket got a chance to mix with law enforcement last Saturday as part of the Shop with a Cop program. A bus full of ...



Tonasket Police Chief fired again  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

TONASKET – It appears that Tonasket Police Chief Darin Odegaard has been fired for the second time in one week and Reserve Officer John Cruz has ...



Bellingham program uses gymnastics as a tool to ‘create elite human beings’  The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Bay Gymnastics and Pre-School offers non-competitive classes for girls and boys up through fifth-graders with the goal of building self-esteem and ...



Rise brothers earn Eagle Scout rank  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Carrie Crickmore/submitted photos. Nathan and Collin Rise with their former Cubmaster Vicki Hart and Scoutmaster Walt Hart at their Boy Scouts Eagles Court ...



Governor declares drought emergency for Okanogan and Methow basins  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OLYMPIA – Despite significant snow in parts of Washington, water supply shortages are projected in the Okanogan, Methow and Upper Yakima basins, ...



Okanogan flooding expected to get worse through next week  KREM.com

Major flooding in Okanogan County is expected to only get worse through next week. On Thursday, the National Weather *Service* issued a flood warning for the ...



Public upset over Tonasket Police Department issues  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

TONASKET — The Tonasket City Council meeting last Tuesday, Jan. 8, quickly turned into a heated debate, continuing an ongoing discussion regarding the ...



Tonasket School District welcomes 19 new teachers  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

TONASKET — High School Principal Brian Ellis hauled his BBQ from home to the school district office Friday, Aug. 25, to treat 19 new staff members to burgers ...



Election 2018: Meet your candidates for Okanogan County Auditor  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Editor's Note: We asked the two candidates for Okanogan County Auditor to answer a few questions for our readers and the following are their answers in their ...



Lake Osoyoos Association issues second flood alert  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE - “The water is higher and rising more…” The lake at 915.12. How much higher will it go? Oh, to be able to tell the future… I think we can expect it to ...



Flooding in Eastern Washington reaches emergency level  KING5.com

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency for counties in the eastern part of the state that are experiencing severe flooding.



Three cougar kittens captured in Oroville area  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Three cougar kittens were captured by the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department in the Oroville area last week, according to Sgt. Dan ...



Narya Naillon selected as 2016 May Festival Queen  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – “I am so grateful to get the chance to get the chance to represent the town as queen. It is a truly and amazing place to grow up and I am proud to ...



Task Force arrests several suspected meth dealers  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“The majority of those arrested during the warrant *service* were part of a methamphetamine distribution organization. Steve Brown, Commander NCW Narcotics ...



Courts, Cops & 911 Calls  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Assault on Rehmke Rd. near Tonasket. Fraud on Cherry Lane Rd. near Okanogan. Hit-and-run vehicle crash on Omache Dr. in Omak. Reckless endangerment ...



Large Washington fire burns buildings near Canadian border  KOMO News

A spokesman for an interagency team fighting fires in Washington state says officials no longer believe a large wildfire near the Canadian border was caused by ...



Gebbers Farms has a lot of hope and belief in Oroville  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“We have exciting plans for the future; we've updated the storage rooms and made some other improvements and you don't do that if you don't plan on staying in ...



Oroville May Festival this weekend  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – “Red Carpet Magic” is the theme for this year's Oroville May Festival which marks the 81st Anniversary of the Oroville's premier annual event.



National Weather Service warns of small stream flooding  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

SPOKANE – The National Weather *Service* has issued a flood advisory for snowmelt in several areas of Eastern Washington, including Okanogan and Ferry ...



Oroville wearing its Art on its sleeve  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Oroville's Main Street has been quietly transforming over the past few weeks. 49º North Artists (www.49NorthArtists.com) is filling empty storefront ...



Tonasket Police Chief and Reserve Officer fired by Tonasket Mayor  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

TONASKET- The Tonasket Civil *Service* Commission held a special meeting today, Dec. 17, to discuss the sudden termination of Chief Darin Odegaard and ...



Oroville Reman & Reload looking to grow its business in Oroville  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“Obviously we are looking for more people to hire, it is difficult to find people who want to come to work five days a week.” Will Verner, Operations Manager, ...



Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth loses battle with health issues  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – The sad news that Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth had succumbed to pneumonia after battling cancer was shared at the Tuesday, May 16 city council ...



Oroville Youth Cheerleaders to compete in California  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

SPOKANE — The Oroville Youth Cheerleading Program traveled to Spokane on Oct. 22 to participate in a league competition and the Oroville Honey Bees ...



Hughes Department Store closing for good  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“We did close the store. It's unfortunate, but we felt that receivership is the best direction and the inventory will be liquidated.” Jim Prince, Family Spokesman, ...



Tonasket woman dies in Hwy. 97 crash south of Oroville  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – A 47-year-old Tonasket woman died when the car she was riding in attempted to turn off Highway 97 onto a driveway and was struck by an ...



Oroville area marijuana farm has local impact on the economy  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Just outside of Oroville, a local economic boon is taking root – and whether or not we realize it, our town is already enjoying its first fruits. Howling Dog Farms is a ...



LA couple goes 'unplugged' in Okanogan County for TV show  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Whether you call it living off the grid or going unplugged, a LA couple got a taste of it in three different locations in Okanogan County for the new ...



Oroville asked to annex into Rural EMS District  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Chris Branch, director of community development, gave an update on EMS services, discussing the county commissioners' request that the city ...



Emotions run high at NO Paws Animal Shelter hearing  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

People filled the Commissioner's Hearing Room to testify at the SEPA appeal and Conditional Use Permit for No Paws Animal Shelter. Gary De Von/staff photo ...



Former police chief alleged to have falsified documents, lied  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“Is it okay with you to have law enforcement officers in this community who are violating the law, working as your police officers?” Tonasket City Attorney Mick ...



Oroville Community Fireworks Display at Deep Bay Park  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is promising more than just a spectacular pyrotechnics for this year's Community Fireworks Display at Deep ...



Lucky Duck Mining to open store on the Similkameen  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Alan Fisk has been chasing gold on the Similkameen River for nearly two decades, now he wants to help people learn to find gold themselves ...



Chesaw father and son guilty of murder  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OKANOGAN – A man and his son were found guilty in the premeditated murder of Michael R. Carrigan, Hoquium, Wash., who was hunting near their Pontiac ...



Soccer preview: Liberty Bell girls' soccer looks strong coming into fall season  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

WINTHROP — Liberty Bell High School's girls' soccer team may have graduated four all-league players (three on the first team) from last year's team that ...



NW Ice Fishing Festival this Saturday at Molson; Grand Prize $1000  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

MOLSON – The 14th Annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival is set for this Saturday, Jan. 13, with fishing at Sidley Lake, as well as several activities at the Molson ...



Thompson teaching kick boxing to those wanting to get fit  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Nathan Thompson, a professional kick boxer and MMA fighter, is putting his knowledge to use training those who want to get in shape at the ...



Okanogan Watch honored by Coalition for Open Government  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OKANOGAN – The Washington Coalition for Open Government presented Okanogan County Watch with a Key Award for advocacy of open government in ...



Oroville May Fest parade results announced | Community  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

OROVILLE — The Rally at the Border Blues Festival parade entry was awarded the coveted queen's choice award Saturday during the town's premiere grand ...



Former Oroville man linked to gun smuggling, selling to gangsters  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

An Osoyoos man is facing charges for allegedly smuggling guns into Canada from the U.S. that were being sold to various gang-related groups in the Okanagan ...



Police find Oroville man wanted for attempted murder  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“Omer was stabbed several times during the attack, including wounds to his side, chest area and head,” Sheriff Frank Rogers. Ryan Mulligan is wanted in ...



Osoyoos Lake levels are rising at faster rate than last year  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as Canadian water managers in Penticton continue to release water from Lake Okanagan to prepare for ...



Lightning sparks Wildhorse fire on Mt. Hull  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Tonasket Ranger District's firefighters continue to respond to fires caused by last Sunday night's lightning, including the Wildhorse Fire on Mt. Hull ...



Flooding extends to Okanogan County, expected to increase into weekend  The Independent

(By Colin Haffner/Chewelah Independent). The Kettle River has reached a record high level this Spring. (Courtesy Photo) ...



Colville Business Council Candidate Forum | Opinion  Tribal Tribune

The primary candidate forum letters sent to the Tribune will be published online here.



Election 2018: Meet your candidates for Okanogan County Sheriff  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

Editor's Note: We asked all six candidates for Okanogan County Sheriff to answer a few questions for our readers, receiving responses from Tony Hawley, Court ...



Social Security fraud investigation leads to father's grave  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

“Kenneth Thompson said that his father had shot himself with a shotgun. …Thompson said he removed the shotgun from the hole and then buried his father.



Fires in Twisp River Drainage grow to nearly 7700 acres  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

TWISP – The 7671 Crescent Fire burning east of the Twisp River continued to be active near Williams Creek as of press time. However, the nearby 38 acre ...



Law enforcement makes several arrests in local thefts  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OKANOGAN – After a lengthy investigation by the sheriff's office and local police departments, several arrests have been made in connection with a spate of ...



Updated: Incumbents still ruling the day for local office  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their ...



Runoff raising Osoyoos Lake and nearby river flows  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as heavy snowpack in central British Columbia begins to melt. During the runoff season, the lake can rise ...



Cashmere tennis eases past Omak | High School  Omak Okanogan County Chronicle

OMAK — Cashmere squeaked past Omak by identical scores of 3-2 in boys' and girls' tennis on Saturday. “Girls No. 1 singles featured a unique match in that ...



Ecology levies $21600 fine for unpermitted development on Palmer Lake shoreline  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OROVILLE – The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued an administrative order and $21,600 civil penalty to Greg Newmarch of Kelowna, British ...



Drag racing in the desert  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OSOYOOS, BC – Last weekend brought with it (finally!) weather that suits the slogan “Osoyoos, BC – Canada's pocket desert.” Mother Nature let up with her rain ...



School Closures | KXLY.com  KXLY Spokane

KXLY.com brings you the latest school closures news.



Premium collection for Paid Family and Medical Leave program starts Jan. 1, 2019  Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune

OLYMPIA – Premium collection for Washington's new Paid Family and Medical Leave program is set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019. Passed with bipartisan support in ...



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