ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Imagine jumping into the Atlantic Ocean from a helicopter hovering 10 feet above the water – where swells can quickly double or triple the distance of the jump.
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
What was Oroville’s Main Street like when you first came here? was the question put to three guests of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce in a meeting held at the old depot last week.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Community Theater will be presenting “Animal Farm,” a play adapted from the classic George Orwell novel of the same name.
REPUBLIC – The Oroville Hornets put one in the win column in their season opener against Republic on the Tiger’s home turf.
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.
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.