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New day spa opens in Oroville

OROVILLE – Leah Colbert has opened the Day Spa on Main at 1406 Main Street in Oroville in the former home of the Clothes Tree store. The day spa offers massage and nail services and opened Sept. 1.

Colbert, a lifetime resident of the Okanogan Valley, will offer several types of massage, including Swedish, geriatric, lymphatic and relaxation massage with a lighter touch. For the past nine years Colbert’s services, Massage by Leah, were offered at the PT Works in Tonasket.

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Conola press could bring jobs, spin-off industries

SPOKANE – Tim King is thinking of locating a canola oil press in Oroville to process some of the millions of tons of seeds produced in Canada each year.

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A diagram of the floor plan of The Melrose design of a ‘Green Built’ hotel.

Steve Morberg wants to build ‘green’ hotel in Oroville

OROVILLE – A group of people with diverse ideas is focusingtheir efforts in several areas in Oroville, including building a new hotel.Some of their plans can be seen on the Web site www.sustainableoroville.com.

While Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce regroups, folks fromboth sides of the mountains, have started the Web site which plays up thetown’s tourism, underutilized heavy haul corridor and railway link. They findOroville the perfect place for sustainable solutions that will bring jobs andbusiness opportunities.

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The crew at the Hornets Nest (L-R) Matt Sharpe, Alex Carranza, Scott Baugher and America Perez. Photo by Gary DeVon

Hornets Nest reopened under new ownership

OROVILLE – America and Luis Perez have reopened the Hornet’s Nest Restaurant on Main Street in Oroville.

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Kelly Schmidtbauer, shown here is a new veterinarian at the Alpine Veterinarian Clinic in Omak and has been since mid-April. Photo by Charlene Helm

New veterinarian at Alpine Clinic

OMAK – Kelly Schmidtbauer is the new veterinarian at the Alpine Veterinarian Clinic.

“I graduated from Western University of Health Services in May 2009 and moved up here from Whittier, Cali.,” Schmidtbauer said. “I wanted to work at a mixed animal practice in a rural setting, so I took the job here. I love the area. It’s a great town with great people. The job is great with a great staff. So far, so good.”

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Globe at the Beach opens at Veranda Beach Resort

OROVILLE – Globe at the Beach opened at Veranda Beach Resort in Oroville for Mother’s Day Weekend and showcased a new menu for summer.

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Princes Foods has been purchased by Akins Harvest Foods, an independent, family-owned grocery company in Quincy, Wash. Akins will lease the building from the Prince Family, which will continue to operate the department store. Photo by Gary DeVon

Prince’s Foods to sell to Akins Harvest Foods

OROVILLE – The owner’s of Prince’s Foods in Oroville announced the sale of their grocery store to Akins Harvest Foods last week.

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<p class=PhotoByline>Submitted photo</p><p class=PhotoCutline>La Mar and Lorraine Wolley (left) have sold their interestin Oroville Transit Mix Inc. to their son Gordon and his wife Sheila. Thecompany started as a concrete business, but now is primarily a

Oroville Transit, Inc. has new owners

OROVILLE – As of this past summer, Gordon and Sheila Wolley are the sole owners of Oroville Transit Mix, Inc. that they purchased from La Mar and Lorraine Wolley.

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In addition to taking lumber and other goods trucked from Canada and placing it on railcars, the "Reload" in the Oroville Reman and Reload name, the company also resaws and finishes lumber products, the "Reman" in their name. Photo by Gary DeVon

Heavy haul corridor results in more jobs in Oroville

OROVILLE – When part of SR97 north of Oroville was designated as a Heavy Haul Corridor last spring it brought the promise of new jobs and business – for at least one company the promise is proving to be true.

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Desert Breeze condominiums, now Senora Shores, have been a hive of activity since new owners took possession recently. The first 12 units, in construction for more than two years, will be completed in December. The footprint for the next four buildings, a

Current owners breath new life into Oroville condo project

OROVILLE – Languishing for over two years, the Desert Breeze condominiums in downtown Oroville not only have new owners, but a new name and attitude.

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