OROVILLE – The Okanogan County Public Utility District has been having a series of public meetings to explain why it will soon be asking for its first raise in electrical rates in nearly ten years.
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.
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OROVILLE – One of Oroville’s newest traditions, Kite Day, will take place at Bud Clark Ball Fields on Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.
OROVILLE – Shay Shaw, the district’s business manager, briefly discussed future finances with the Oroville School Board at their Monday, March 29 meeting.
“We had the cost savings in place last year and we are grateful our levy passed,” said Shaw, “but we still do not know which plan the state will chose for school funding next year.
OROVILLE – Julie Schildgen, a teacher at Oroville Elementary, has been chosen as the Upper Okanogan Valley Teacher of the Year by the Wal-Mart Corporation.
OROVILLE – After once approving the transfer of Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial State Park to Oroville and rescinding their decision, the state Parks and Recreation Commission has again agreed the city would be the best stewards of the facility.
WENATCHEE – After losing to Liberty Bell on Monday, Oroville’s girls’ basketball team had one more chance to continue post-season play towards State with a battle against Kittitas in Wenatchee Thursday, Feb. 25.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council gave the nod to the Friends of the Library to pursue federal funding to help build a new public library, a goal the group has been working on for the past several years.
ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Darren Hicks from Oroville was one of five crewmen aboard a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter that crashed in the Uinta Mountains about 50 miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday, March 3.
OROVILLE – Following months of discussions on the Global Connections and Exchange social networking site, Oroville High School senior Serena Carper organized a Skype call for six girls in her class and more than 15 girls in Jalalabad in Afghanistan.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council continued their discussion on the fact that the city is a pedestrian zone, meaning there is no jaywalking within town, during their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23.