OROVILLE – Oroville wants to become even more pedestrian friendly with nearly one and a half miles of new sidewalk planned following the east side of Highway 97 south.
About Gary DeVonGary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.
Stories by Gary DeVon
OROVILLE – The home field advantage didn’t help much as the Oroville Hornets fell to an early Halloween attack of the White Swan Cougars last Friday by a score of 15 to 47.
OROVILLE – A newly completed Emergency Management Plan will mean the cities of Okanogan County and the county itself will be eligible for FEMA funds should there be a disaster, natural or otherwise.
OROVILLE – After a few quick questions, Blaine Wagner, a junior at Oroville High School, was unanimously approved as the student representative to the school board.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council could not see its way clear to raising the height restrictions on commercial buildings within the city limits and sent the proposal back to the planning commission for further study.
OROVILLE – Despite the final score of 49 to 13, the Oroville Hornets put up a hard fight against a much bigger and deeper visiting La Salle football team last Friday evening.
OROVILLE – Among the items discussed at the Tuesday, Oct. 7 meeting of the Oroville City Council was increasing the limit on the height of commercial buildings within the city limits.
OROVILLE – After nearly 20 years in the making, the Buckhorn Mountain Project, the state’s first new large-scale gold mine to open in over a decade, held a grand opening ceremony at the mine site last Thursday, Oct. 9.
Economiccrisis certainly not the fault of the little guy
&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Some wouldhave you believe it’s the little guy’s fault we are in this current economicmess which is all too quickly spreading beyond our shores to the rest of theworld. Some would also have you believe it was those crafty little guys takingadvantage of the poor naive mortgage companies who didn’t really want to lendmoney to people who may not be able to pay it back should they start to jack upthe interest rate on the little guy’s loan. Who are they trying to convince?
OROVILLE – The Oroville High School Homecoming Week started and ended with football wins.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140