Katie Teachout

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Chamber learns of $8 million ‘Magnificent’ project

Tonasket City Planner Kurt Danison of Highland Associates and city council member Jill Ritter presented information on the U.S. Highway 97 Reconstruction Project, formerly known as the “Magnificent Mile,” to the chamber of commerce Tuesday, Jan. 8.

January 15, 2019 9:04 a.m. read more..
 

CJTC states Cruz's reserve status lapsed

Tisha Jones, Manager of Peace Officer Certification of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, clarified yesterday, Jan. 10, that former Tonasket Police Officer John Cruz's reserve training certificate lapsed June 20, 2018. Cruz was sworn in to work as a police officer under former Police Chief Darin Odegaard on July 9, 2018.

January 10, 2019 4:38 p.m. read more..


City council asks mayor to resign

City council members Jill Ritter and Christa “Teagan” Levine presented Mayor Dennis Brown with votes of no confidence at Tuesday's city council meeting.

January 10, 2019 3:01 p.m. read more..
 

Civil Service will not hear appeal

Civil Service Commissioners voted not to hear an appeal by former Tonasket Police Chief Darin Odegaard over his second termination in December when they met Jan. 3.

January 8, 2019 11:32 a.m. read more..


Tonasket disbands police department

City council members voted to temporarily disband the Tonasket Police Department and contract with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office at a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 2. Officer Jose Perez, who began with the Tonasket Police Department in October 2018, was laid off Sunday, Jan. 6, according to Mayor Dennis Brown.

January 8, 2019 11:25 a.m. read more..
  

Cruz: 'I have faith in the city council and the mayor'

John Cruz was terminated as a police officer Dec. 17 in a meeting apparently set up by city attorney Mick Howe and city clerk-treasurer Alice Attwood. Present at the meeting were Howe, Attwood, Mayor Dennis Brown, Police Chief Darin Odegaard, Cruz, Okanogan County Sheriff's deputy Darren Curtis and Sgt. Kevin Arnold. Also attending as a witness - at the request of Odegaard - was police clerk Diane Foreman.

December 20, 2018 8:26 a.m. read more..

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