OROVILLE – Mary Lou Kriner, a self-described “transplanted coastie,” has been living here for five years and recently opened Marylou’s Gifts and More at 722 Central Ave. in Oroville, Marylou’s is a “competitively priced variety store, our first day of business was Oct. 15 and our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. [...]
OROVILLE – Trinidad Medina, probably best known locally for his Trino’s Mexican Restaurant, has opened The Plaza Restaurant and Lounge at 1412 Main Street in Oroville in the former Yo Yo’s location. Medina is originally from Mexico, but has been an Okanogan County resident for over 37 years. The Plaza Restaurant has been open for [...]
OROVILLE – Vicki’s Unique Boutique has opened at 1423 Main in the former Pub Tavern, which was at one time a bowling alley, so there’s lots of space for their goods, Vicki Hart is from Corvallis, Ore. and she moved here with her husband Walt, an Oroville native, in 1999. “We opened a thrift store [...]
TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital district showed a loss of about $100,000 for the month of August, but showed volumes beginning to trend in the right direction and a reduction in warrant levels, according to acting Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt’s report at the Thursday, Sept. 27, Board of Commissioners meeting.
OROVILLE – Prince’s Foods has been purchased by John Akins, an independent grocer with a family history in the grocery business.
The sale was announced on Wednesday, Sept 15 by Prince’s Foods owners Jim and Ben Prince, and the ownership and management transition will take effect next month on Oct. 15.
OROVILLE – Chris Celli has opened CNC BuyBack Center, a scrap metal and salvaging business, just south of Oroville at 32888 A Hwy. 97.
TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District’s warrant level has stubbornly remained at over $2.5 million for several months, putting the hospital in danger of not getting its debt to Okanogan County paid off by its target date of Dec. 2013.
OKANOGAN – The Methow Valley School District represented nearly one-third of the value of all new construction in Okanogan County, according to Assessor Scott Furman’s office.
The assessor’s office uses the various school districts to determine the boundaries of each area included in their reports. While the Methow Valley was still on top of the list with $13,157,700 in new construction, or nearly 32 percent of the total, the Oroville School District was next with $6,006,600 in new construction, or 15 percent of the total.
OROVILLE – Carbon Cycle Crush was showing off their new seed mill for crushing canola seeds at their plant in Oroville.
TONASKET – Bryan and LaJune Ensz were looking for some additional income and some after-school and summer work for their boys.