OROVILLE – While no one could point to a situation where the “level of care” was less now that the Emergency Services District has gone to Lifeline for ambulance service, the phrase continues to come up at Oroville City Council meetings.
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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CAWSTON, B.C. – The Similkameen Celebration of World Rivers Day takes place Sunday, Sept. 27, from 2-4 p.m. at Kobau Park in Cawston, B.C.
Bear cubs in the vineyard, cougars strolling by, dead dear up and down the highway. While we’re bound to see more wildlife as we get into fall and winter, there’s obviously been an increase in encounters since this summer’s fires destroyed much of their habitat.
“Lifeline was the most qualified because of their track record as a company,” Chris Branch, Oroville Director or Community Development OROVILLE – Rather than going back to an all volunteer ambulance crew, it looks like Okanogan County and the City of Oroville will be choosing a long term service provider. Currently Lifeline Ambulance Inc., a [...]
Oroville and the county have decided to keep a private sector ambulance service and not go back to an all volunteer service like the one that served us so well for nearly three decades.
Oroville Reman & Reload is not only looking to grow its business in Oroville, it continually is striving to hire more local people.
The current nuclear agreement (touted as the best the US State Dept. could wring out of the Iranian government) is reminiscent of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain coming home to Britain from Germany in Sept. 1938 and stating he had negotiated “peace for our time” with Hitler. Less than a year later, Britian was at war with Germany because of the German gov ernment’s continued aggression and their invasion of Poland. My English mother lived through that period. She told me how desperate the English were for peace, and how betrayed they felt afterwards.
The 2015 fires of Okanogan County will probably go down as the most devastating fires ever for the State of Washington. Just like the Carlton Complex fire, lives were lost, families disrupted, businesses destroyed and landscape destroyed. Some, trying to make a positive statement, might say, “Well, look on the bright side, it could have been worse.” True, it COULD have been and still MIGHT be; or, it could have been less. No matter what, it was and is what it will be.
As the spouse of a “former” Oroville EMT I can remain silent no longer. This letter is against my wife’s wishes. When the pager goes off, everyone in the house is effected. Whether it’s in the middle of fixing dinner or in the middle of the night, how you “volunteers” spring into action is amazing! Gail, Rita and Brian I thank you for your letters of support, it brought a smile to her face. If you say nothing, you’ve said something.
First off let me say “no” I didn’t feel the earthquake Tuesday. Although it was pretty close, I usually miss them. Charlene felt it and came to work asking if we had. Our question was, what earthquake? The last real earthquake I felt was in the 1960s in Seattle. Most of the ones around here go unnoticed by me. I do appreciate the calls from friends on the “Coast” who asked me how I was doing afterwards.