OKANOGAN – Those seeking public office in Okanogan County in the November elections must file during filing week Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11 at the auditor’s office.
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
Chamber needs your help
The Oroville Chamber of Commerce isstruggling to find its identity – it has had trouble finding people willing tohold positions as officers and just last week the president, a frustratedRaleigh Chinn, announced his resignation.
Now the business organization findsitself rudderless, without a president and vice president. There’s still a goodgroup of people on the board, but the top spots go unfilled. The organizationjust doesn’t seem to know its purpose and just as many people on the board seemto want to disband as those that want to soldier on.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council held a public hearing on several issues related to the Sonora Shores condominium development at their Tuesday, May 4 meeting.
OROVILLE – This year Oroville will observe Arbor Day with a celebration at Centennial Park on Thursday, April 29 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
YAKIMA – Additional water will be held back at Zosel Dam on Lake Osoyoos now that a drought has been declared in the region by a joint international board, according to the state Department of Ecology, which owns the dam in Oroville.
OROVILLE – To many it’s still “May Day,” but Oroville’s May Festival has grown into an event that’s too big for just one day and this year in addition to all the familiar activities there will also be a street dance on Saturday night.
OROVILLE – With the county commissioners’ decision to accept North Central Washington Media, Inc.’s bid for their legal advertising the Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald remain Okanogan County’s official newspaper of public record.
OKANOGAN – Ballots for the April 27, 2010 Tonasket Special Maintenance and Operation Levy Election went into the mail Thursday, April 8.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – As of April 9 Okanogan County had the lowest response to the U.S. Census and there are just two days left to act by mail, according to the U.S. Census Office.
OROVILLE – At their Tuesday, April 6 meeting, the Oroville City Council learned that Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park has been officially transferred over to the City of Oroville.