Concerning the bad mouthing and inference about our ambulance service being under-manned and slow to respond: We had two ambulances out in good time together for the bad car wreck south of town…. That doesn’t look like we are as bad as we have been painted.
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 the 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
TONASKET – A successful run at area bazaars and rodeos over the spring and summer inspired Karla Stucker to set up shop with her new business, Country Crazy Cowgirl Bling, which she started up last February. The business now occupies a portion of II Sisters Video Store in Tonasket at 415 S. Whitcomb Ave. Stucker [...]
Over the past, several weeks there have been several articles in our local newspaper regarding North Valley Hospital. One was celebrating the completion of the newly renovated second floor surgical unit while the others have dealt with the ongoing challenges facing the hospital due to budget constraints and many new medical regulations during this time of medical upheaval.
This letter responds to Ms. Michel’s article about Critical Access Hospitals. Before pushing the panic button, Ms. Michel should update her information. There is no proposal by Congress to change CAH requirements or status. A report was issued…
As a veteran (USAF 1966-70) I find Congressman “Doc” Hastings’ Veterans Day propaganda piece insulting.
OROVILLE – A two-vehicle collision five miles south of Oroville on SR97 Friday afternoon sent six people, including a pedestrian, to the hospital and led to both drivers being investigated for Driving Under the Influence.
Well sir, you have certainly earned my highest regards! I was in the grocery store last night when I got a phone call that absolutely lifted my heart; I cannot tell you how wonderful I feel! Sadly, my memory is poor so I cannot recall the gentleman’s name but he assured me he was going to be calling back in a few weeks.
It all started with an old, dog-eared Oroville Weekly Gazette clipping found with his late mother’s things. An e-mail from California to the Gazette-Tribune and a Veteran’s Day article and soon Thomas Wilburn was going to have his wish fulfilled — a promise the U.S. military made to his grandparents nearly 70 years ago — a Five Star Service Flag representing the five children all involved in the war effort during World War II.
“Right now you can have it in the home and you can smoke it legally, you just can’t grow it or buy it… so I don’t know where people are getting it.” Oroville Police Chief R. Clay Warnstaff OROVILLE – Being rich in parks, schools, playgrounds and day care centers, means locating a marijuana store [...]
UPDATE: Even after the second vote count all incumbents for office, except Lael Duncan for North Valley Hospital Commissioner, have been returned to their previous posts. In fact, as of last Friday’s vote count, Teresa Hughes has gained in her run for the NVH Commissioner Position 5 seat. Dick Larson, in Position 4 for the Hospital Board maintained his lead against challenger Rosa Snyder.