What town: Oroville
Telephone Co. Name: Qwest
Electric Co. Name: Okanogan Public Utility District (PUD)
Gas Co Name: N/A
City Trash Name: City of Oroville
City Water Name: City of Oroville
Hospital Name: North Valley Hospital (small hospital in Tonasket, 17 miles south)
Mid Valley Hospital (medium hospital in Omak, 40 miles south)
For more complicated procedures, travel to Spokane, Wenatchee, or Seattle may be necessary.
Parks and Rec: There are two parks on Lake Osoyoos in Oroville, Deep Pay and
Veteran’s Park. Both have swimming and boat ramps. Veteran’s also has camping.
Station type of work – Linewatch, sign cutting, working with local agencies, Boat Patrol, Horse Patrol, ATVS, Snowmobiles, K9s, hiking.
Shopping – Not a lot in Oroville. Princes is a decent grocery/department store in Oroville. Omak (40 miles south) has a Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Rawsons is a decent sporting goods store in Okanogan (45 miles south). There is mall and Costco in Wenatchee (130 miles south). In Penticton, BC (Canada, 45 miles north), there is a Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire (kind of like a nicer Wal-Mart), and mall. In Kelowna, BC (75 miles north), there is pretty much everything. Be advised Canadian taxes and prices can be higher, but good deals can be found in Canada. There is pretty much everything in Spokane (180 miles east)
Eateries – Oroville: FBs (Fat Boys)-American grilled food. Good food, good prices.
Home Town Pizza-Very Good pizza and sandwiches. Good prices.
Trinos-Mediocre Mexican food, overpriced.
Hornets Nest-A burger stand right across the street from the station, OK, but a bit overpriced.
Yo-Yos-A bar/restaurant. Tonasket: Rancho Chico-Good Mexican food, decent prices.
Whistlers-American food, decent. Shamrocks-Good food, sandwiches and pies.
Cellular Telephone – ATT
Local Internet Providers – Qwest
Gold Digger (an apple company that also provides internet)
I’ve used both, and prefer Qwest. It’s much faster at the same price.
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There are many opportunities for outdoor activities in Oroville and the area: fishing, hunting, camping, boating, horseback riding, off-road vehicles, skiing, etc. There are some family/children activities available, but may require a little more travel or planning than in a larger city. The Sonora Recreation Center in Osoyoos, BC has a lot of children’s activities. Both Oroville and Tonasket have football, baseball, soccer, and wrestling for kids.
Sonora Community Recreation Center in Osoyoos,