OLIVER, BC – An earthquake centered east of Oliver, BC rumbled the Okanogan Valley and shook people on both sides of the border this morning.
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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OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets wasted no time in defeating the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions in a one-sided home field game last Friday, finishing the night 61-12.
Kennedy should put end to unsavory rhetoric
Two letters attacking our Superior Court Judges and Commissioner candidate Chris Branch appeared in the newspaper recently (G-T Aug. 18 & 25 issues). Citizens county-wide, including Districts 2 and 3, will be choosing between Branch and Sheilah Kennedy in the November general election, so this misinformation must be addressed.
OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association is considering starting a Lake Management District to help fund treatment to stem the spread of Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic noxious weeds.
OROVILLE – Under ‘Good News and Announcements’ new Oroville School District Superintendent Jeff Hardesty announced that student enrollment is nearly 50 higher than projected.
OROVILLE – After short introductions, candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2 answered questions at a forum held at the Oroville Grange on Thursday, Aug. 25.
Cause of fire still unknown TONASKET – The Pickens North Fire started on Wednesday, Aug. 24, approximately five miles north of Tonasket and is estimated to be 760 acres in size and was estimated to be 95 percent contained, according to the final update given by Allen Lebowitz, a information officer for the state Department [...]
Why are Chris Branch’s major contributor’s from the “COAST?” I’m looking at Chris’s contribution form. Currently he has raised $12,376.00 dollars’ total with $9,519.22 coming from out of the county, mostly from Puget Sound and Eugene, Ore.
In the primary, Okanogan County voters demonstrated that they want change from the county commissioners. One incumbent did not enough votes to run in the general election. The other was in an almost three-way tie with two new candidates.
Have you ever found yourself split on an issue, even though the answer seems to be obvious?
The Oroville City Council recently ruled in favor of vacating parts of two roads so that Oroville Reload and Reman, one of the town’s biggest private employers, can limit traffic to those that use the railhead.