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  1. Independent analysis paints Enloe electrification as impracticalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    A recent study by Rocky Mountain Econometrics of the cost of re-electrification of Enloe Dam claims Okanogan County Public Utility District ratepayers would not see a great return on their investment. RME's analysis says the costs of generating power would far outweigh how much the utility could recoup by selling the power.

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  2. Time for some clarifications regarding NO Paws, lawsuitRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    I've decided to use my column this week to clarify some information in two of last week's articles that turned out to be mostly correct, but not entirely so. First of all, NO Paws Left Behind had their Conditional Use Permit approved, but only provided they met all 15 conditions.

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    Monday Jul 11 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    The court issued an arrest warrant July 7 for Kenneth Ray Squetimkin, 24, Okanogan, for second-degree burglary and third-degree theft. The crimes allegedly occurred June 24. The court issued an arrest warrant July 7 for Brandy Marie Summers, 39, Tonasket, with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle and one count each of third-degree malicious mischief and second-degree criminal trespassing.

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    Friday Jul 15 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    The group screaming for transparency from Okanogan County Commissioners doesn't want public to know who they are and what they really stand for. ROC declares themselves exempt from registering with the Public Disclosure Commission or reporting their donations and expenses.

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  5. Former councilman Ed Naillon returns to Oroville CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    At their Tuesday, July 5 Oroville City Council has agreed Ed Naillon's request to fill an empty council seat until the next election. Naillon, a former city council member, was one of several people who expressed an interest in being appointed to the position after then councilman Jon Neal was chosen to fill the position of mayor after Chuck Spieth passed away.

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  6. Oroville wearing its Art on its sleeveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    The new artists' collective has titled this project "Art on the Line," reflecting both their mission to support local creative enterprises along the 49th Parallel, and their mission to reboot local confidence and pride in a community that increasingly feels like its future prosperity is 'on the line.' In a region shaken by shifting economic landscapes, 49Ao North Artists believes that the abundance of local professional artists - on both sides of the border - represents an untapped and underutilized industry.

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  7. The commissioners made right decision on Juvenile DetentionRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Whether it was the threat of more legal action or that they truly believed they finally had the information that they needed, the Okanogan County Commissioners' decision to not send our juvenile detainees out of the county was a wise one. While most of us, at least those of us of a certain age, believe in being conservative with our own money, the commissioners are elected to find the best ways to spend the tax revenue they collect from taxpayers.

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  8. NO Paws Animal Rescue can begin accepting dogs againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Carrol Richards, owner of North Okanogan Paws Animal Shelter and rescue announced Monday that the county has issued a Conditional Use Permit allowing her to again take in dogs available to be adopted. "We are up and runninga just getting the word out.

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  9. Commissioners wona t move juvenile detainees out of countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    The Okanogan County Commissioners won't be moving juvenile detention services out of the county, thus ending a legal action brought against them and the county on behalf of the county's Superior Court Judges and the Juvenile Administrator. Okanogan County Commissioners Jim Detrol, Ray Campbell and Sheilah Kennedy, with Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor Albert Lin.

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  10. Cops, Courts & 911 CallsRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Juventino Simon Sandoval Lopez, 40, Omak, pleaded guilty June 29 to unlawful imprisonment and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. The court dismissed charges of harassment , reckless endangerment and second-degree assault.

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  11. Get ready for rodeo and fireworks on the Fourth of JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Independence Day will be celebrated with a rodeo and fireworks again this year in the North County with the 74th Annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo, as well as the community fireworks display in Oroville. Steve and Carol Leslie are this year's Rodeo Grand Marshals, with Steve Leslie growing up and living in Chesaw his entire life, leaving for a short span when he spent two years in the service.

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  12. Superior Court Judges, administrator, file suit against the county commissionersRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 30 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has appointed a Special Assistant to bring legal action on behalf of the Okanogan Superior Court against Okanogan County and its individual commissioners, Sheilah Kennedy, Jim DeTro and Ray Campbell. The Superior Court Judges, Hank Rawson and Chris Culp, along with Dennis Rabidou, Superior Court and Juvenile Department Administrator, are seeking judicial intervention to stop what they claim are improper acts by the commissioners that violate the Separation of Powers doctrine and interfere with the Court's authority and constitutional responsibility.

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  13. Gazette-Tribune and Methow Valley News, County Newpaper of RecordRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Methow Valley News have been selected as the official paper of record for Okanogan County and will publish the county's legal advertising starting July 1, 2016. The two newspapers teamed up to bid on the legal advertising and were unanimously selected over the current bid holder, the Omak Chronicle, at the county commissioners' Tuesday, May 31 board meeting.

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  14. Oroville annexation hearing draws some complaintsRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2016 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Oroville held a public hearing on the proposed annexation of more of the Oroville Reman and Reload company into the city at the council's Tuesday, June 7 meeting. Chris Branch, director of Community Development, went over the issues involved in the annexation proposal, including the fact that adjacent property owners were invited to comment at the May 8 meeting of the planning commission.

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  15. Cops, Courts & 911 CallsRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2016 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    The court found probable cause to charge Christopher David Chapple, 34, Oroville, with eight counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. The crimes allegedly occurred throughout May. The court found probable cause to charge John Michael Lead Sr., 60, Okanogan, with second-degree burglary and third-degree theft.

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  16. Gold Digger Apples files for bankruptcyRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    One of Oroville's largest employers, Gold Digger Apples Inc., filed for bankruptcy protection in federal district court in Spokane last Thursday, May 27, while U.S. Bank seeks more than $18 million loan repayment. "We filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy to protect the growers.

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  17. Wea ll miss our mayor, Chuck SpiethRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Chuck Spieth served his community in many ways. I first got to know him as our friendly neighborhood police chief - literally - living just down the block from the home in which I grew up.

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  18. Commissioners keep moratorium in place, voters speak outRead the original story

    May 21, 2016 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    Okanogan County Commissioners Sheila Kennedy and Jim Detro voted Tuesday, May 3, to leave a temporary marijuana moratorium in place prohibiting new marijuana businesses. "I am eagerly waiting for the zoning document review process to be completed by the Planning Commission and public comments, with their recommendation submitted to the Commissioners so we can begin our full review of all the comments and suggested changes," said Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy.

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  19. Nathan McAllister joins G-T newspaper sales staffRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    McAllister, who will fill the position being vacated by Charlene Helm, has been working for Frontier Foods for about four years, where he was a Department Manager and Supervisor. He is local and graduated from Oroville High School in 2014.

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  20. Charlene Helm retires as G-T Advertising Sales RepresentativeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

    While she did much more than advertising sales for the Gazette-Tribune, Charlene Helm will be entering a new chapter in her life, leaving advertising behind and working with her husband Greg working on houses and managing property. Helm came to the newspaper 16 years ago and has been a strong part of the G-T team, selling and creating custom advertisements for customers from Oroville and Tonasket to as far south as Chelan and as far north as Penticton, B.C. Originally from California, she moved her with her husband in 1985 and worked locally around Oroville.

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