OROVILLE – Requiring 1080 teaching hours at high schools throughout the state could be problematic for Oroville, eliminating in-service training time for teachers, late start Mondays and early releases, among other things.
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
In this week’s issue (Jan. 31, 2014) of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune we erroneously reported that the Oroville City Council had approved a motion allowing the Oroville Public Library Reading Room to be used for a Winter Market. Although the Reading Room was discussed, no such motion was made, or approved. However, the Library Board [...]
Marc Alden’s letter “Enloe Dam: Missing Facts” was good preparation for possible disasters but made a weak argument for building the proposed power house at Enloe Dam. “Fear “was the emotion woven through his narrative. These are real facts for consideration.
OROVILLE – Oroville has been leaning toward not allowing marijuana retail stores, grows or processing within the city limits and learned at the Jan. 21 council meeting that the city would be within its rights to do so.
OROVILLE – A Saskatchewan man who winters each year in Oroville died in a fatal motorhome fire in Prince’s RV Park in the early morning hours last Saturday.
Superior Court Criminal An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 13 for Tyson Isaac Andrew, 30, formerly of Omak, for failure to register as a sex offender (felony). Curtis Michael Cargile, 42, Omak, pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to assault in violation of a no-contact order. Cargile was sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $1,110.50 [...]
Washington State is the only state in the nation that takes federal timber dollars out of the hands of those that they were intended for, like our rural school children’s education.
On Dec. 30, 2013, the results of the Washington State Auditor’s Audit of North Valley Hospital were released. The web site is: http://www.sao.wa.gov/auditreports/auditreportfiles/ar1011058.pdf. The report stated NVH did not follow state procurement laws concerning work done at public entities.
I’ve heard people say, “Why vote, it makes no impact or difference on anything.” You want to see impact – considering the significance that a hand full of votes can make in a community like ours on ballot outcomes.
As your regular readers will be aware, we, the members of the Tonasket School Board, are asking our voters to replace our expiring maintenance and operations levy, and to also allow us to purchase a bond to make capital improvements in our schools. We gave great thought and consideration as to what is best for our students, and keeping the needs of taxpayers very much in mind, we came to the conclusion that these measures are what are needed to strengthen the quality of education, provide space to accommodate important learning programs, and offer flexibility for future learning needs.