Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spot Light on Business: Lost River Drug

Business of the Month Lost River Drug

Lost River Drug is a clean and pleasant business on West Grand in Arco. In addition to the pharmacy, Lost River Drug carries a complete line of over-the-counter medications, gifts and cards, health supplements, herbal preparations, a “dollar department”, TSA packaged travel items and a toy section for kids. They also have espresso (after the machine gets repaired), and Italian sodas.

Propietor Steve Streeper
Steve Streeper first came to the Lost Rivers Valley in the 1980 to help out Marlin Felton who owned Lost River Drug at that time. Later Marlin become ill and Steve and several other pharmacists came regularly to Lost River Drug to keep the pharmacy open. In 2008, Steve had just finished setting up a pharmacy for another firm, and learned that Lost River Drug was for sale. He and his wife Pat scraped enough together to purchase the business. The subsequently purchased some land a little North of Arco and built a home.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Community Preparedness Symposium Saturday April 9th

Horizons Butte Communities is sponsoring the first annual Community Preparedness Symposium, Saturday April 9th beginning at 9 AM.  The program will include a wide variety of presentations, as well as vendors and displays.  The program will be held at the Butte Middle School Auditorium and Gymnasium.  Admission is $3 per adult.

Pre-sale tickets have been available for a Dutch oven lunch. Additional food concession will be available including a benefit for the 4th grade.  A raffle will be held for 2 Dutch ovens.  Raffle tickets will be available on site for $1 each or 6 for $5.

For additional information and a program schedule go to:

Find the schedule here.

April Chamber Meeting Tuesday April 13th

The regular monthly meeting of the Butte County Chamber of Commerce will be held Tuesday April 13th at Pickle's Place.  The meeting will start at 8:00 AM.  Breakfast will be available at on a no-host basis.

This month's featured business is Lost River Drug owned by Steve Streeper.  Mr. Streeper has expanded his business from just a pharmacy to include a number of enterprises.  He has also taken advantage of insulation technology to reduce his operating cost.

The business will also be considering regular business including Atomic Days and updating the events and activity entries on the chamber's blog.