Dear Editor, Twenty years ago people did a good thing here in Tonasket. In one fell swoop they voted to replace our dilapidated school buildings and dust storm parking lot with good, beautiful, efficient facilities. They did that by agreeing to tax themselves at a time when the economy was no better than it is [...]
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.
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I am writing this letter in support of the February school levy and bond issue. As a retired school teacher/administrator and a recent home owner in the Tonasket School District, I am both pleased with and supportive of the direction in which the School Board, school district and community are taking our schools. I realize that the School Board has had to make some hard decisions regarding funding during difficult economic times. I applaud their efforts.
CHESAW – A watchdog group is calling on Crown Resources to address water pollution problems at the Buckhorn Gold Mine near Chesaw by initiating a comprehensive appraisal and taking corrective action.
Pot and the city still under debate OROVILLE – While there were no surprises in Mayor Chuck Spieth’s 2014 appointment of department heads, the city council’s first meeting of the new year, Tuesday, Jan. 7, was surprisingly short. Spieth’s appointed, or rather reappointed: Mick Howe, city attorney, Rod Noel, city superintendent; Kathy Jones, city clerk-treasurer; [...]
Special prices on haircuts all January OROVILLE – Andrea Cockle has opened AJ’s Barber Shop at 1202A Main Street, next to Frontier Foods in Oroville and is celebrating her Grand Opening all this month with special deals on haircuts. “I opened the barber shop on Dec. 17 on a ‘hit and miss’ schedule, but beginning Jan. [...]
In the last 120 years mankind went from horseback to nuclear weapons that could destroy the world in just moments. That is a very short time period for the world that laid dormant for hundreds of years. But the farther mankind has progressed, the less spiritual we have become, worshipping our own creation and losing identity to ourselves, the universe and our creator.
Addressing The Town Crier 12/26 comments: Im writing this, not in response to negative comments about NVH; but to the personal slights present in two letters.
I want to encourage you to vote yes on the Tonasket School Bond and Levy in February. Those who know that I am an old teacher might accuse me of being self serving, but my reasons are self serving in a way that might not be so obvious.
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Court of Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Tansy Fae-Arwen Mathis in the 2009 murder-for hire death of Michelle Kitterman.
While television news teams were flocking to Colorado to video long lines of people waiting to buy legal marijuana in that state, it remains to be seen how the roll out of a similar law in Washington will fair