OROVILLE – Keith Collier, Train Master with the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad made a presentation to the Oroville Chamber of Commerce on the short lines impacts on the local economy.
OLYMPIA – The state legislature has approved a measure sponsored by Seventh District Senator Bob Morton, (R), to extend the heavy-haul industrial corridor designation on State Route 97.
OROVILLE – James Glover is opening Highland Internet Services a provider of wireless and fiber optic Internet.
TONASKET – Al and Peggy Seccomb have announced the selling of their grocery store, Al’s IGA, to Paul and Lana Beyers.
OROVILLE – Along with their plans to begin crushing canola at their Oroville location, Carbon Cycle Crush, is also pursuing the idea of a waste-to-energy
OROVILLE – The Camaray Motel in Oroville is under new management and they want the business to become a valuable part of the community.
OROVILLE – Fresh is what Yo Yo’s Restaurant is all about – fresh food and fresh ideas, says David Giles, who has opened the restaurant back up after it was recently purchased for his daughter Catherine.
OROVILLE – With the delivery of several roller presses to Oroville, it seems that Tim King’s dream of making canola oil is one step closer.
The presses arrived at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the old Oro HeavyPack Warehouse off 14th Street where they will be housed. The presses, weighing several tons each, were unloaded by a tall crane from a dual-trailered, semi-tractor under the watchful eye of King and those gathered to mark their arrival, including a documentary team from Tacoma-based T-Town Productions.
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.
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.