Today when the financial soundness of our nation is in peril, fiscal responsibility is of the utmost importance and often a rare trait in our elected officials. Luckily we have someone running for 7th district senator that truly embodies fiscal responsibility: Brian Dansel.
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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One of the foremost factors that prompted men like Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay to pen “The Federalist” (often incorrectly referred-to as “The Federalist Papers”) was their acute understanding of just how desperately vulnerable the infant United States was to what they called “the vice of factions.”
City will upgrade current computer systems OROVILLE – Oroville water, sewer and garbage customers may soon be able to pay their bill online as the city council approved the concept at their Tuesday, Oct. 15 council meeting. “We’ve been outsourcing our utility bills for the last two months now and that has worked well, the [...]
On Thursday, Oct. 10, candidates for the 7th District Senate seat were at the Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting. When asked about the “Affordable Care Act, Mr. Dansel said, “if you don’t like Obamacare, then come up with a better idea.”
NORTH COUNTY – Four incumbents and four challengers might be the ones to watch in local north county races as the ballots where slipped into peoples mailboxes last week.
We are writing to endorse Charles F. (Chuck) Spieth as the incumbent Mayor of Oroville.
With Chuck as Mayor, along with a competent City Council, the City of Oroville is on very stable financial ground.
I feel it necessary to clarify a couple of statements that were printed in a recent mail-out brochure in town that I believe could be misleading to the reader.
The Okanogan County Family Faire celebrated it’s 40th Anniversary last weekend and although I’ll probably always think of it as the “Barter Faire” it continues to be something that every one should see, at least once.
NORTH COUNTY – There are four candidates for commissioner positions on the North Valley Hospital Board (Okanogan County Hospital District 4), two incumbents, Dick Larson and Lael Duncan, they are challenged by Rosa Snider and Teresa Hughes in the Tuesday, Nov. 5 General Election. The Gazette-Tribune asked the candidates to give us a little information about themselves, why they’re running and what issues are important to them.