AWESOME! The Okanogan Bulldogs are the 2B champs after a thrilling 36 – 34 defeat over a strong Napavine team. The Bulldogs declawed the Tigers with a a 20-7 come from behind fourth quarter to claim the 2015 2B crown. Well done Bulldogs!

Tree Lighting Caroling - Photo by Joanie Jones

Tree Lighting Caroling – Photo by Joanie Jones

Festivities begin at 5:00pm but come out early and visit with friends and shop!

The Okanagon International Chorus will be performing at the Oroville Christmas Tree Lighting at Centennial Park. The Tree Lighting is a beautiful event that drives away the Grinch, lifts the spirit, and spreads the joy of music. Please come out and celebrate this special holiday event. And sing your heart out!!

Update: Down but not out! They’re open and ready to fill your orders. Stop in, say hello, show your support!

A very critical and essential Oroville asset has burned badly tonight. This is a deep hurt for Oroville because this business provides a wide range of essential infrastructure resources. The morning will reveal what remains, but the night is closing hard on a business in ruins.

Oroville Building Supply

Oroville Building Supply

What can be worse than a lumber yard fire? Give these people your support!

The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and the Oroville Chamber of Commerce are partnering to encourage local businesses to advertise for the holidays. The Chamber will pay a generous portion of Chamber member advertising costs for adverts posted in the December 3 issue of the Gazette-Tribune as described.

And shoppers – do please shop locally every chance you have. It helps our business owner friends and our community and helps show the world we are proud to be Okanogan. You can start by purchasing a 1-year subscription for the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune so you don’t miss these great locally advertised values!

Shop and Advertise in Our Community

Shop and Advertise in Our Community

It’s Deer Season

by Dennis Peterson

And sheep, too. The bighorn sheep herd south of Oroville (less than a mile) are now frequently spotted along side the road in numbers we’ve never seen before. Deer, some displaced by the fires, perhaps, are also hugging the roadside and will bound across the highway in a blink, so don’t blink!

Be safe out there and be especially cautious in areas marked as sheep and deer crossings.

Oroville's Bighorn Sheep

Oroville’s Bighorn Sheep