OROVILLE – Oroville and Georgia Laine Developments are still negotiating over water at the developer’s Bee Kee Orchards property north of town on the east side of Lake Osoyoos.
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.
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OKANOGAN – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted an application by Okanogan County PUD to relicense Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River northwest of Oroville.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD has sent the Final License Application for Enloe Dam to the federal agency that oversees the licensing of dams.
TONASKET – If the sights and sounds of roaring engines and ripping metal are your thing, the Tonasket Demolition Derby is the place to be this Sunday, Aug. 31.
OROVILLE – Ed Naillon, an Oroville High School teacher, was sworn in as Oroville’s newest city council member at the ruling body’s Aug. 18 meeting.
OROVILLE – With Dr. Ernie Bartelson planning on retiring after one more year as superintendent, the Oroville School Board will start the process of finding his replacement in the upcoming months.
OROVILLE – It isn’t just Oroville celebrating its centennial, the historic Samson home, built in 1908 turned 100 years-old and was opened to the public during Heritage Days last weekend.
OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society sponsored an antique tractor show and race on Saturday, Aug. 16 in conjunction with this year’s Heritage Days.
TONASKET – North Valley Hospital will open Tonasket Family Clinic bringing additional health care choices to the area.
“We are opening a new family clinic in Tonasket within the hospital itself,” said Hospital District Administrator Warner Bartleson.
OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth asked and received the city council’s approval of his choice of Clay Warnstaff as the city’s chief of police.
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