OROVILLE – The recent reassessment of the Oroville area showed a 10 percent overall drop in property values, according to Okanogan County Auditor Scott Furman.
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 has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.
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NC WASH. – The National Weather Service has put out near daily warnings of the potential for flooding of small streams and main stem rivers in North Central Washington.
OROVILLE – GDICOM, the internet provider owned by Gold Digger Apples, has undergone some changes with new personnel and pricing for their services.
OROVILLE – The 77th Annual May Festival featured many traditional events as well as some new activities that are quickly becoming part of the tradition.
The Gold Digger Apple Float was judged Best Float this year and another crowd favorite, the City of Kelowna float featuring an iridescent green Ogopogo was Queen Madison Hatch’s Choice. The City of Kelowna Royalty also earned a first place in the judge’s awards.
By the number of ties this year it was apparent the judges were having a hard time choosing among the many fine entries. The other first prize winners were:
OROVILLE – Five Oroville business students got the chance to travel to Turkey in April to participate in a product fair with like-minded Turkish students.
OROVILLE – The Okanogan Family Health Center has opened a new dental clinic in Oroville, celebrating their grand opening April 21 with a ribbon cutting.
OROVILLE – The City of Oroville took steps to prepare for flooding by approving a plan to bring in sand to fill sandbags in case the Okanogan and Similkameen Rivers overflow their banks this spring.
OROVILLE – John and Joy Lawson have the honor of being this year’s May Festival Grand Marshals and will preside over the Grand Parade.
OROVILLE – May Festival Queen Madison Hatch and Princesses Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson invite everyone to celebrate the 77th Annual Oroville May Festival this weekend.
OROVILLE – Representatives from Carbon Cycle Crush, a business that plans to create canola oil from seeds trucked in from Canadian growers, met with city, county officials and others to give an update on their plans as well as a tour of their facility.
“I am glad to be here on such a beautiful day, we’ve made a lot of progress since January when I was last here,” said Byran McCann, CEO for Carbon Cycle Investments, the parent company of Carbon Cycle Crush (CCC). “We are not quite where we wanted to be yet, but we’re getting there.”
Tim King, CCC’s President said the company has repaired the roof of the old Oro Warehouse where the seed mills, hoppers and other machinery is being housed.