Tonasket Pizza Company: New owner, same pizza

TONASKET – There won’t be much changing at the Tonasket Pizza Company, despite a recent change in ownership.

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Vo-Ag teachers Walt Arnold from Oroville and Matt Debach from Tonasket get a look at Carbon Cycle Crush's Oroville canola crush plant last Monday. Debach also brought several FFA students to tour the operation. Photos by Gary DeVon

Canola crushing plant turns 10 tons of locally grown seeds to oil and meal

OROVILLE – Carbon Cycle Crush proved it can be done as 10 tons of locally grown canola seed from the Havillah area was pressed into oil and meal before invited guests last Monday.

The crushing took place following a luncheon put on by the company which has built its plant in the old Oro Fruit warehouse on Appleway Ave. The CCC’s goal is to crush 50 tons of seed a day in three shifts, 24/7. To start the company will be mostly crushing imported Canadian-grown seed from the prairies of Alberta and Saskatchewan, but to crush more locally-grown seed like Jim Bunch’s that was being crushed that day is also a goal.

Prior to the start up of the seed press, an emotional Carbon Cycle Crush vice-president Ryan Skinner thanked several people for their help in getting the plant to this point. Then company president Tim King, a former employee of the USDA made a presentation of the company’s goals, including replicating similar plants in several locations throughout the state and perhaps Canada.

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Norma Jean Hart, owner of Hidden Treasures, is pictured with Arra Sue Buzzard (Caboodles) and Diane Fancher (Nothins Perfect), which are located inside Hidden Treasures at 31574 Highway 97 North, Tonasket. Photo by Charlene Helm

Nothins Perfect and Caboodles move in with Hidden Treasures

TONASKET – Longtime Tonasket business Hidden Treasures has a new tenant.

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Dara Sylvester, owner of Allure Hair Designs. Photo by Charlene Helm

Allure Hair Designs grand opening this Saturday

OROVILLE – Allure Hair Designs, which opened last July, is planning on holding an open house on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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Leah Cathryn Day Spa opens in new location

OROVILLE – The Day Spa on Main has reopened with a new name – Leah Cathryn Day Spa and in a new location – 809 14th Avenue.

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Mary Fogg has opened Bella Amore in Oroville, a unique gift shop featuring a variety of items, as well as handcrafted gifts from local artisans. Fogg offers personalized gift baskets as well. The store is located at 1202A Main Street. Photo by Charlene He

Bella Amore offers gift baskets and more

OROVILLE – Bella Amore, a new retail gift shop, has opened at 1202A Main St. in Oroville and plans a grand opening on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Shine and Shade moves, expands services

OMAK – Shine & Shade Window Tinting and Auto Detailing has moved to a new location, setting up shop at 650 Riverside Drive, Omak.

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The Prickly Pear co-owners Debra Picard (center) and Shana Hammett (right) will be joined by jeweler CJ Harrison (left) when the new jewelry and quality consignment women’s apparel shop opens Nov. 1 in the former Harrison Jewelers store at 4 N. Main, Om

Prickly Pear opening in November

OMAK – Two long-time employees of Harrison Jewelers, which closed in January, will open a new jewelry and clothing store, named The Prickly Pear, in the Harrison building at 4 North Main in Omak on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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Zach and Josh Kuhlmann pose by the new Kuhler Bar and Grill sign which is now up on it's post in front of their business at the home of the former Tonasket Saloon. Photo by Charlene Helm

Kuhlmanns open ‘the Kuhler’ in Tonasket

TONASKET – Brothers Josh and Zach Kulmann have opened The Kuhler Bar and Grill in Tonasket and in addition to a fully stocked bar will be serving lunch and dinner daily.

The new business opened in the former Tonasket Saloon at 302 S. Whitcomb Ave. in downtown Tonasket on Aug. 28. It will be open at 11 a.m. seven days a week, say the brothers.

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Ryan Skinner, Vice President of Carbon Cycle Crush tastes some of the canola meal produced at the demonstration held at the company's Oroville plant. The meal is highly desired by dairy farmers and poultry farmers for its high C3 Amino Acid content that i

Carbon Cycle Crush demonstrates canola seed crushing mill

OROVILLE – The Carbon Cycle Crush team demonstrated the mills they will soon begin using to crush 100 tons of canola seed a day into oil and meal in the very near future.

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