We would like to proudly announce our upcoming Oroville Chamber Annual Dinner on April 11 with special guest keynote speaker Sheriff Kory Honea! Join us as we look back on our last year's accomplishments and celebrate local super heroes.
The event will be held at Feather Falls Brewing Company and will include dinner, entertainment, a photo booth, and a raffle. Tickets are only $40 per person!
We are also still looking for sponsorships and raffle item donations.
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This is part two of our spotlight on our advertising and media members. Whether you are looking to advertise, want a resource for local news, or need assistance creating your own media, our Chamber Members are here to help you.
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Oroville Mercury-Register – This local newspaper serves the whole Butte County Area. They are the perfect place to advertise your upcoming events and specials.
Oroville News Live – With an enormous Facebook following and a blog, Oroville News Live covers everything that has to do with Oroville.
Stott Outdoor Advertising – Want to advertise your business in a big way? Stott Outdoor Advertising has billboard space throughout California.
Valley Yellow Pages – Reach Northern California with Valley Yellow Pages. This everlasting form of media makes it easy for anybody to find your business.
To view the full list of Chamber Members, visit our Business Directory.
The Oroville State Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it is truly a treasure. It opened 1928 with a grand programme of live performances and silent movies. Today, the theatre provides several types of services: live performances featuring celebrated artists; co-sponsored performances as a collaboration between two or more local organizations; and a rentable venue for community events such as graduations, recitals and city meetings.
So much is being done to restore this historic building to its former glory. The Theatre is staffed by an all-volunteer team of workers and supporters who come together to sustain the Theatre’s day-to-day operations and promote building restoration. For information on how you can donate or volunteer: https://orovillestatetheatre.com/
Here is a wonderful story of how the theater was able to be a home for the Paradise Northern California Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker Suite.
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On Saturday, January 26, Communications Coordinator, Amber Marron went on the Lake Oroville Visitor Center‘s Saturday Morning Nature Walk. This walk took us up Sycamore Hill on a beautiful morning.
The wind was crisp, but 17 other people joined me on this three mile walk. Hikers were both young and old, and with this being the toughest hike from January due to the steeper incline, everyone was able to complete the three mile walk just fine.
The guides from the Lake Oroville Visitor Center were always open to answering questions about species of mushrooms and plants to how the hiking trail was created. Once we climbed in elevation there were gorgeous views of the Oroville Dam and the river below.
Right before the very top there was a Trail Log for the Brad Freeman/Dan Bebee Trail which I signed. Unfortunately I could not make it to the very top due to my susceptibility to poison oak, so if you are looking to hike Sycamore Hill make sure to take precautions due to the presence of poison oak.
Overall it was a great time that I will continue to participate in! These weekly walks take place every Saturday with hikers meeting at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center at 9:00 am sharp.
Learn what it took to build the Nation’s tallest dam and California’s second-largest reservoir by touring the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.
There are free movies to watch, exhibits on the California State Water Project, a 46-foot viewing tower with free telescopes, and information on gold mining and Native American history.
ACTIVITY: MORNING NATURE WALKS
HERE’S THE FEBRUARY 2019 SCHEDULE:
Hikes average around 4 miles and are for all skill levels. The group leaves at 9 AM sharp and returns by around noon. Bring water, a snack, and dress for the weather.
Be sure to Visit their Facebook Page for more info and updates.
The Visitor's Center is open every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
GRAB YOUR BINOCULARS — THE SNOW GOOSE FESTIVAL BEGINS TOMORROW!
From Wednesday, January 23rd, through Sunday, January 27th, they’ll be offering the ultimate birding experience! There is still space available for some of the exciting field trips and workshops, but they are filling up fast. You can sign up online:
You can also check out the Snow Goose Festival Wildlife Art Exhibit at the Museum of Northern California Art from Jan 24 – Jan 27. There will be a formal opening reception Friday, January 25th from 5 to 8 pm. Details here: http://www.monca.org/event
If that wasn’t enough to do, we’re also in the middle of Restaurant Week! After hiking around birding all day, treat yourself to a perfect pairing. For a list of participating restaurants, Explore Butte County has you covered: https://www.explorebuttecounty.com/restaurant-week/
Photograph by Mike Peters
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Wednesday, January 23rd, through Sunday, January 27th
This weekend, January 18th, 19th and 20th, the Paradise Symphony Orchestra will accompany the Northern California Ballet for a special performance of The Nutcracker at the Historic Oroville State Theatre!
This performance was originally scheduled for December at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. Northern California Ballet’s Paradise studio was lost in the Camp Fire, and with it went everything they had prepared for this show. In six short weeks, they have recreated everything including sets, costumes, and props.
This production is truly a team effort and what can happen when old and new friends work together.
For Tickets Visit http://www.northerncaliforniaballet.com/?page_id=21
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We wanted to welcome our newest member Ryan Midkiff with Raymond James Financial Services by spotlighting him this month. Ryan is a financial advisor who likes to help people reach/maintain their long-term financial goals and who genuinely cares about his clients.
He is looking to build up his clientele, and has worked hard to get to his position. Learning through assisting some of the best local advisors, he received his license in the beginning of 2018.
Ryan helps find solutions for retirees/people planning for retirement, families, and business owners and wants to help them plan out their financial goals no matter how simple or complex they can be. He uses risk software that determines your risk tolerance in a quantitative way. Then he will continue to monitor your goals and give advice through different scenarios to help keep them in reach.
“It’s important for our clients to understand our values and process,” says their Facebook page. “Getting to know you is important. This not only helps us identify risk tolerance, suitability, and lifestyle; but we also build a rapport.”
If you are ready to plan out your finances and keep yourself secure, give him a call.
The services provided and his business card are below:
Business Retirement Plans: 401k, SEP IRA, & SIMPLE IRA
Self-Directed Retirement: Traditional IRA & Roth IRA
Principal Protection: Annuities, Life Insurance, & Long-Term Care Insurance
College Savings Plans
Trust & Estate Services
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Restaurant Week will be held from January 18-27, 2019
Pizza chain offering pies, fried chicken & lunch buffets in relaxed digs with a kids’ game area.
Make sure you join them for some great pizza, fast service, and a warm, family-friendly vibe. The Oroville restaurant also boasts a convenient location near Currier’s Square Shopping Center and the Oroville Plaza Shopping Center, as well as Hewitt Park.
TIP: They also have a great collection of classic arcade cabinets. Bring plenty of quarters!
Chain outlet offering build-your-own takeaway pizzas, to be cooked at home.
Fast-food chain serving Mexican-inspired fare such as tacos, quesadillas & nachos. They also have a drive-thru.
2590 Feather River Blvd. & 2660 Olive Hwy
The holiday season is coming up fast, and our Chamber Elf is here to show you the amazing places you can buy gifts locally for your family and friends! You can also meet the Chamber Elf at the Tree Lighting on December 1 where we will be raffling several stockings and gift baskets
2 WAYS TO WIN!
There will be two separate raffles during the Tree Lighting on December 1 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in Historic Downtown Oroville.
MEET THE LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT ARE CONTRIBUTING THIS YEAR’S PRIZES
Not only does Recology pick up your trash every week, but they offer a multitude of other disposal services if you need help with a bigger clean-up than your daily waste disposal. Four reusable bags that you can fill up with all your holiday shopping goodies have been donated.
PURPLE LINE URBAN WINERY
Purple Line Urban Winery is the all-encompassing entertainment hug with delicious wines, weekly potlucks with live music, and bocce ball tournaments. With their donation of a bottle of wine and four wine tastings, this makes the perfect gift for a friend.
The New Year is not far after Christmas, so the Lord’s Gym is here for the person who is looking to get healthier in 2019. With their donation of a one-month free gym membership, you will be able to take the first step on the healthier track.
MOUNTAIN MIKE’S PIZZA
For the foodie in your life, bring them the gift of the best “dam” pizza in Oroville! Mountain Mike’s Pizza’s donated gift cards is the perfect stocking stuffer.
OROVILLE FLOWER SHOP
This gift will last year after year to help celebrate the holidays. This arrangement from the Oroville Flower Shop will bring that festive look to your household.
FEATHER FALLS CASINO
Have family visiting from out of town for the holidays? Send them to Feather Falls Casino for an overnight stay, a variety of delicious dining options inside the casino, and plenty of games for the adults.
FOREBAY AQUATIC CENTER
Plan ahead for warmer weather in 2019 with the Forebay Aquatic Center. An exciting gift for your children, the Forebay Aquatic Center has donated 1 week of Aquatic Camp for 2 kids.
TABLE MOUNTAIN GOLF CLUB, INC.
Spend the holidays relaxing on the golf course with your friends. Table Mountain Golf Club, Inc. has donated 4 rounds of golf with 2 golf carts.
DAVE’S PARTY RENTALS
Dave’s Party Rentals has everything you need for any occasion. Whether it is an upcoming holiday party, birthday party, wedding, or business event, Dave’s Party Rentals has donated a gift card that will fit your needs.
Thank you to DWR for sponsoring the Chamber Elf this year.
From Executive Director Amanda Ree:
As you likely know, fire crews are actively responding to the Camp Fire in Butte County.
Since evacuations began, the American Red Cross has been providing safe shelter to residents at the following three sites in the impacted area:
In addition to lodging, Red Cross volunteers are on site providing meals, health services and comfort for affected residents.
Also, please remember that the Red Cross hosts a valuable resource in Safe and Well: an easy-to-use online tool that allows loved ones to reconnect in the case they have been separated during a disaster. The Safe and Well website also allows individuals to notify loved ones that they are safe during an emergency. Please feel free to share this resource as appropriate.
As we know, fire behavior is unpredictable. As such, the American Red Cross remains poised and ready to support as the situation, and the need, develops.
Should you have questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out. I will continue to reach out and ensure that your office is updated with the latest information.
Your local Red Cross chapter in Northeastern California is present 365 days a year and the American Red Cross stands ready to continue to provide hope and comfort to any in need.
Halloween will be here on Wednesday, October 31 and there are a ton of ways to celebrate!
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Start your Halloween celebrations at the Feather River Recreation & Park District where they will be hosting their annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat. Their activity center will be decorated and there will be plenty of fun crafts for the kids.
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office continues their tradition of the annual Trunk or Treat Safety Fair. Public safety vehicles, public safety personnel, and more will be at the Nelson Sports Complex this evening.
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Looking for a completely kid friendly event? Head to the Oroville Church of the Nazarene for the Light Up The Night Harvest Festival. There will be pony rides, carnival games, live music, and much more.
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For adults only, Feather Falls Casino & Lodge will be hosting a spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest. There will be $3750 given out in cash prizes during the night.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For those with little kids, Grace Baptist Church is having a Harvest Festival for toddlers to fifth graders. Games, candy, and prizes will be available in this safe environment.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Christian Faith Center will be hosting a Fall Festival at their Oroville Campus location. Several cars will be decorated for a trunk or treat.
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Finish off your Halloween celebrations at the Oroville State Theatre. The theatre presents Halloween Fright Night with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde along with the pipe organ master, Dave Moreno. General seating tickets will only be $10.
We hope you have a festive, spooky, and safe Halloween!
October is almost over, but there is still plenty to do in Oroville to celebrate. Over the next week there are activities for kids, for adults, and fun for the whole family.
Start the celebration off by heading to the Lake Oroville Visitor Center for their Annual Harvest Fest. Enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Oroville from their viewing tower while enjoying everything a festival has to offer; games, food, crafts and more. The festivities will be running from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
On Thursday bring your kids to the Hearthstone Charter School Harvest Carnival. Children will be entertained with the Dragon Theatre and Shakey’s Pizza is offering pizza for only $2 a slice. The carnival will be happening at the school from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
October 26 & 27
If you’re feeling hungry head to Gold Country Casino on either this Friday or Saturday evening at 6:30 pm. At this Murder Mystery Dinner come dressed as your favorite pirate as the Gibson House Mystery Performers present “Pirates of the Gulf”. A four course dinner is included with the entertainment for the price of $40 per individual and $70 per couple.
Fill your whole evening with spooky events on this Saturday. Start off at the YMCA of Oroville for their new Halloween Carnival and some family fun. Admission is free and there is the opportunity to win at the game booths from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
At 7:00 pm the adults will have a night of fun ahead of them. In Historic Downtown Oroville several venues have banded together to bring you the Halloween Spooktacular. Specialty cocktails, treats, and music will be provided along with a costume contest.
After you have experienced the bounty of Historic Downtown Oroville head up the hill to Gold Country Casino and Hotel for their event, A Nightmare on Olive Highway Halloween Party. For $15 experience a Spooktacular Nightmare in their Event Center until 1:00 am.
Lastly, end your spooky week by spending time with zombies in the great outdoors of Oroville. Combat Zone Paintball Park is opening up their paintball fields for a Zombie Halloween Big Game. Pay $10 and play the game for prizes from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
We hope you have a festive and spooky October!
You’ve probably noticed that we’ve undergone a complete refresh from head to toe.
As a part of the Chamber’s continuing mission to advocate for our member businesses and promote our local community, it’s our goal to provide our web visitors with accurate, up-to-date information in a friendly format no matter where you are or what device you’re using.
We hope you like the new design and welcome your feedback and suggestions.
We’re just getting started! You can look forward to plenty of new features and updates moving forward.
Thank you, Oroville! We’re proud to be your Chamber of Commerce!
We have come up with a comprehensive list of the fireworks stands in Oroville! Check them out below:
1. The Oroville YMCA Fireworks Stand: On Olive Highway with Oro Dam Boulevard as the nearest cross street. In the A-1 Appliance parking lot.
2. The Knights of Columbus Fireworks Stand: On Oro Dam Boulevard with Olive Highway as the nearest cross street. Near AMPM.
3. The Kiwanis Club Fireworks Stand: On Oro Dam Boulevard with Lincoln Boulevard as the nearest cross street. In the Mountain Mike’s Pizza parking lot.
4. The American Legion Post 95 Fireworks Stand: On Lincoln Boulevard with Mitchell Avenue as the nearest cross street. In the Raley’s parking lot.
5. The FOE 196 Fireworks Stand: On Oro Dam Boulevard with Lincoln Boulevard as the nearest cross street. In the Papacito’s parking lot.
6. The Oroville Boxing Club Fireworks Stand: On the corner of Myers Street and Wyandotte Avenue.
7. The St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Fireworks Stand: On Oro Dam Boulevard with 5th Avenue as the nearest cross street. In the FoodMaxx parking lot.
8. The Oroville Gymnastics Fireworks Stand: On Feather River Boulevard with Mitchell Avenue as the nearest cross street. In the Feather River Recreation & Park District parking lot.
The Department of Water Resources has provided this update concerning access to local recreational activities this summer.
• The free access program for day use and boat launching at the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area continues next week on July 5 and 6. The remaining free access days are August 2-3 and September 6-7.
• The Thermalito Diversion Pool, and Burma Road and Brad Freeman Trail on the northern shore of the diversion pool, will re-open to the public from Friday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 4 for hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and more. Visitors can access the area off Thompson Flat Cemetery Road.
• DWR and State Parks will re-open a portion of the Dan Beebe Trail between Glen Pond and Canyon Drive on Friday, June 29. Visitors will have access to over three miles of trails, which run along the southern shore of the Diversion Pool.
• DWR is investing more than $30 million to build new boat ramp lanes, extend existing lanes f
From an Assemblyman James Gallagher Press Release
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) issued the following statement in response to today’s vote on the budget deal between legislative Democrats and Governor Brown, which includes a record $138.6 billion in General Fund spending:
“For the past two years, I have been working with Senator Nielsen and my colleagues to secure a dedicated fund for overdue levee repairs. I am pleased to report that this year we were able to make it happen,” said Gallagher.
“In this budget, $100 million has been allocated for levee maintenance and repair. In addition, there is millions more in funding for vital flood control projects including sediment removal in the Feather River system,” Gallagher continued.
“As we saw with the Oroville Dam crisis, an upfront investment in our water infrastructure can pay dividends in the long run – and that’s why this funding is so important,” said Gallagher.
“Although this and other parts of the budget are worthy investments, I was unable to cast my vote in support of the budget in total. The vast majority of this budget simply does not reflect the values and priorities of my North State constituency,” Gallagher concluded.
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Fixes Vulnerable Levees: At the urging of Senator Nielsen and myself, this budget includes $100 million in funding for levee repairs to keep communities safe from the threat of catastrophic flooding.
Water Tax Defeated: Republicans were able to stop the state’s first-ever tax on drinking water dead in its tracks.
Career Tech Funding: This budget allocates $300 million in Career Technical Education Grants to local education districts and Community Colleges.
Rainy Day Fund: The state’s rainy-day reserve, which Republicans championed for years, is funded at $13.8 billion – the largest allowed under the State Constitution.
Clean the River: Also at the urging of Senator Nielsen and myself, this budget allocates $5 million to the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency to conduct sediment management in the Feather River.
No Tuition Increase: After years of tuition increases for CSU and UC students, both systems are fully funded and have committed to not raising tuition this year.
Unsustainable Growth: This budget has grown by 3 times more than the rate of inflation. It makes sense to invest some budget surplus funding into the rainy day fund and one-time infrastructure needs. However, it is irresponsible to grow ongoing government programs using unstable funding.
Affordability Ignored: This budget does nothing to make California more affordable. We still have a housing crisis, high cost of living, and the highest poverty rate in the nation.
Human Trafficking Victims: Strangely, the budget cuts off all service funding for human trafficking victims after $5 million was allocated last year.
Special Education: Unfortunately, the budget does not provide the funding needed for Special Education programs throughout the state. Republicans will continue to stand up for Californians with disabilities and fight for the funding their programs deserve.
Record Spending: Despite talk of fiscal prudence, this budget increases spending by $11.6 billion this year. Since the start of the Brown Administration, spending is up by $46 billion.
No Funding for Roads: This budget ignores the looming repeal of the $52 billion gas and car taxes. General fund dollars should be allocated to fix California’s crumbling roads.
Criminals Keep Their Guns: Democrats ignored a funding request to address a backlog of 10,000 known criminals in illegal possession of a firearm. At the current pace, it will take the 25 more years to clear the backlog.
Universal Healthcare: The budget includes $5 million to establish a new task force designed to come up with a plan to create a publicly financed health care system in California. Such a system has been estimated to cost $400 billion per year.
Pension Reform: The budget may be balanced this year, but Democrats continue to ignore long term pension debt that is on track to crush taxpayers, schools and local governments.
Assemblyman James Gallagher represents the 3rd Assembly District, which encompasses all of Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties as well as portions of Butte and Colusa counties.
For more information on Assemblyman Gallagher, and to track legislation visit www.assembly.ca.gov/Gallagher
From a Department of Water Resources Press Release
California State Parks and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced the Thermalito Diversion Pool and trails along its northern shore at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area will be open to the public for Memorial Day weekend, from Friday through Monday, 8 a.m. to sunset.
The Thermalito Diversion Pool is located on the Feather River, about 4.5 miles downstream from Oroville Dam within Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. After Memorial Day, this portion of the park will be closed again to resume construction operations on Burma Road.
Fishermen, hikers and bicyclists will have access to 3.25 miles of the Brad Freeman Trail. Kayakers are also welcome to launch kayaks in the Diversion Pool and enjoy about 3 miles of recreation access. State Parks staff and volunteers will be leading a hike on Saturday, May 26, starting at 9 a.m. Interested hikers must sign up prior to the hike either in person at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center, or they can call (530) 538-2219.
“This will be a great opportunity for hikers, bikers, fishermen and kayakers to enjoy this beautiful stretch of waterway on one of the most popular weekends for recreation at the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area,” said Lisa Mangat, California State Parks Director.
DWR will modify operations of construction vehicles to allow for public access over the long weekend. Not only will the public be able to use the Diversion Pool and the Brad Freeman Trail, they will also get a safe and up-close view of ongoing construction at the Lake Oroville spillways.
“We know how important this recreation area is to the Oroville community and others that visit from out of town, and we’re happy that we were able to collaborate with State Parks on this opportunity,” said DWR Director Karla Nemeth.
Below is other important information on the temporary reopening of Thermalito Diversion Pool:
Lastly, visitors are encouraged to recreate safely and responsibly at Lake Oroville. Below are some tips:
DWR reminds the public that construction will be occurring and they may hear machinery, blasting or other noises from the construction area and should not be alarmed. Invent your adventure at Lake Oroville by visiting www.parks.ca.gov/LakeOroville.