OROVILLE – When part of SR97 north of Oroville was designated as a Heavy Haul Corridor last spring it brought the promise of new jobs and business – for at least one company the promise is proving to be true.
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 – The Oroville Pedestrian Project was supposed to be completed this summer, but it looks like time may be running out this year as winter weather fast approaches.
OROVILLE – As the city council voted to approve the final bills for the airport improvement project, which included a fence around the facility, they also heard the deer problem has been replaced by a less hazardous coyote problem.
OROVILLE – After a public backlash over a decision to search for a new superintendent from within the district, the Oroville school board agreed to expand the search to a wider range of candidates.
KETTLE FALLS – Sierra Speiker finished the cross country season undefeated by winning the middle schools girls’ race in the Can-Am meet in Kettle Falls on Saturday, Oct. 17 with a time of 11:01.
OROVILLE – On Monday Oct. 12 the Oroville Lady Hornets soccer team hosted the Manson Lady Trojans and came away with a 4-3 victory.
YAKIMA – The LaSalle Lightening, ranked second in the state, handed the Oroville Hornets their first loss last Friday after winning six straight, 48-7.
SPOKANE – Sterling Savings Bank, with local branches in Oroville and Brewster, has agreed to a “cease and desist” order from the federal agency that insures depositors.
OROVILLE – Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to decorate, and encourage their employees to dress up, again this year for Halloween.
OROVILLE – Cheryl Lewis with the Oroville Housing Authority discussed that agency’s plans to construct a 24-unit assisted living facility near their migrant camp off Sawtell Road.