OROVILLE – Due to tinder-dry conditions Oroville’s Fire Chief requested and received a declaration of a city-wide burning ban from Mayor Chuck Spieth.
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 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 – It’s ‘Let’s get this party started’ with the kick-off to Oroville’s Centennial Incorporation Week beginning Friday, July 25 and culminating in the big event, Incorporation Day, on Saturday, Aug. 2.
OROVILLE – The north half of Okanogan County took the brunt of an unusual summer windstorm with gusts recorded as high as 74 miles an hour in Oroville.
OROVILLE – Lee Root accepted his first teaching job on his twenty-second birthday not realizing it would be a 34 year journey in education, all at Oroville schools.
OROVILLE – Pat and Jody Davisson have purchased Beeman’s North Grocery in Oroville and will be operating it under its new name Frontier Foods.
OROVILLE – Oroville will celebrate its one-hundredth birthday with several Centennial Events leading up to Aug. 2 Incorporation Day.
CHESAW – Stewart Leslie and Jake Nelson, both from Chesaw, won Senior All Around Cowboy and Junior All Around Cowboy honors, respectively, at the 66th Annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo last Friday.
Fourth of July about Independence, escape from tyranny
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As we approach the Fourth of July and enjoy a nice barbecue, rodeo or fireworks – maybe all three, take a moment at some point during the day to remember just why we are celebrating.
NORTH COUNTY – Whether it’s rodeo action or a fireworks display the North County has something for everyone this Fourth of July.
CHENEY -Segornae Douglas received her Master’s of Occupational Therapy Degree from Eastern Washington University in a ceremony held at Reese Court at the Pavilion on the Cheney campus on Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m.