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

Sunday – September 27, 2015
Riverside City Park
11:00am til the last note falls

Come to Riverside, Washington and support this fund raising benefit performance at Riverside City Park. And don’t forget to bring a good dose of generosity! Hosted by Organizers/Volunteers and the Riverside Volunteer Firefighters Assn.

First cut at the lineup – schedule to follow. People are still calling in! Pardon spelling errors, cell phones were involved.

Lota Duarte – MC
Special Guest Laura Love

Jim Blue, ‘Pepsi’ Bob Houghan, Bob Brewer and the Bad Habits, Jack Burchard, Harry Carlton, Fish Cohoe, Company Band, Road Dawgs, Mike Duarte, Brock Hires, Duffy Hover, Skyhorse ‘Indian Mike’ Lara, Jeremy Johnson, Glen Lisenbee, Terry Llewellyn, Bob Long, Edna Mae Hinger – Accordion, Dave McClure – music, cowboy humor, Tom McCoy, Hillbilly Mike Blakely , Doni Phillips, Phillip Quintasket – Doc Holiday Band, Randy Battle Bluz Band, Ruby Scene – Denny Richardson, Dave Sexton, Slippery Slope – Chuck Oakes … Many more!

Bake Sale ~ Local homemade baked goods (whole pies, cakes, cookies, and brownies)

Heatstroke Screen Printing will be selling Okanogan Strong” t-shirts and hoodies.

Food items needed ~ Beef or regular hot dogs, hamburger and hot dog buns, condiments, onions, celery, Bush’s Original Baked Beans, cupcake and cookie ingredients or fresh baked, beverages, bottled water, coffee, ice, dessert plates, paper boats, aluminum foil, and sanitary gloves and wipes.

Please bring a jacket, lawn chair/blanket and “your own desire to help” and enjoy a day of Fantastic Live Music and Entertainment, Great Food and Fun.

Riverside Benefit Poster - Please Share!

Riverside Benefit Poster – Please Share!