OROVILLE – The economic downturn in the U.S. economy is hitting hard here in Oroville. Our Main Street is struggling from the lack of spendable Income in the hands of our people. Jobs are hard to find and often wages are not keeping pace with the cost of living. We need local solutions from local people. To facilitate this process the Oroville Grange is hosting and Economic Round Table at the Grange 622 Fir St. Oroville on Saturday, Jan. 30.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Auction is this Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Community Cultural Center at 411 Western Ave.
TONASKET – Tonasket City Council members hit a deadline for approving or declining a standard loan of $27,500 along with a forgivable loan for the same amount from the Washington State Department of Ecology for a Storm-water Facility Plan.
OROVILLE – One of Oroville’s largest retailers, Hughes’ Department Store, will remain open despite nearly closing due to falling sales says owner Jack Hughes.
TONASKET – City Planner Kurt Danison submitted amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation Map and a thoroughly revised Zoning Code and Zoning Map to the Tonasket City Council Tuesday, Dec. 8. for a 60-day period of public review before the City Council holds a Public Hearing prior to taking action to adopt the amendments. According to Danison, the transmittal of the amendments from the Planning Commission completes nearly four years of effort.
TONASKET – Maria Moreno was sworn in as the new Tonasket City Council member Tuesday, Dec. 8. Moreno replaces Lois Rice, who was appointed to fill the vacant council seat when Jean Ramsey resigned in June, 2014. Rice chose not to run for an additional term.
OROVILLE – It’s been a long summer of rumors and conjecture, is Hughes’ Department Store selling or closing – as of Monday it seemed like it was closing, but Tuesday that had changed.
Members of the Okanagan International Choir braved the rain last Saturday evening while they led people in singing Christmas carols at the annual Oroville Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
OROVILLE – Oroville is looking at rejuvenating Well #1, the oldest well in their public water system and hopes to get an energy grant so they can help pay for the improvements, as well as save energy.
Norm Weddle and Karen Stangland of the Tonasket Swimming Pool Association appeared before the Tonasket City Council Tuesday, Nov. 24 to announce plans to begin building the pool this coming spring.