OROVILLE – There’s a new realtor in town.
Brandi Collier recently joined Oroville Realty. She currently lives in the Tonasket area.
LOOMIS – The old Rainbow Resort Campground on Spectacle Lake has been purchased and reopened as the Sonora Point Resort.
The new owners are Trevor and Caroline Johnson, Lorenzo Arcari and Curt and Sue Daltroy. They all live in the Greater Vancouver Area of B.C. They will be opening for this camping season April 1 and will be open seven days a week though Sept. 30.
OROVILLE – Jeff Bunnell will be opening Oroville Landscape Supply in May and will be supplying a wide-variety of materials for the do-it-yourself homeowner.
Bunnell, a retired firefighter from the Seattle area, already owns a mini-storage located at 140 Chesaw Road northeast of Oroville. Near this location he will have a supply of mulch, topsoil and decorative rock and gravel.
TONASKET – Just because the heavy wood is gone doesn’t mean the place is closed.
Patty Baker’s nursery at Baker’s Acres is still open, even though her husband Rick has retired from the lumber and building supply side of things.
OROVILLE – Rae Jean Hirst, who has been cooking Oroville’s meals in various restaurants in Oroville for the better part of four decades, is hanging up her apron and retiring.
Friends, co-workers and the owners of Yo Yo’s Restaurant, Roger and Hazel McClendon, wished her all the best with a small party in the restaurant’s lounge following her final shift last Friday.
TONASKET – After 11 months, a decision has come down about Janet Storey. Storey, a Tonasket Police Officer fired by the city in 2007 has been given back her job, as well as 10 months back pay.
Okanogan County Superior Court revised the decision of the Tonasket Chief of Police and the Tonasket Civil Service Board. Chief Rob Burks fired Storey May 7, 2007 and the local civil service board and an outside arbitrator refused to overrule the police chief at hearings held on the matter.