NORTH COUNTY – Several people took advantage of the chance to follow in the footsteps of the fur brigades that trailed through the American and Canadian Okanogan/Okanogan Valley some 200 years ago, listening to lectures and participating in field trips to McLaughlin Canyon and the Similkameen River Trail.
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.
Stories by Gary DeVon
TONASKET – Director redistricting, which occurs every 10 years following the results of the U.S. Census has brought little change to the Tonasket School District.
OSOYOOS, B.C. – The Tumbleweed Film Festival is bringing the best-rated films from its Oroville film fest to Osoyoos, BC, Sept 22-24.
TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council approved a CDBG grant to cover the city’s match for the $1.256 million project extending the sewer to Mill Drive area near Bonaparte Creek.
NIGHTHAWK – A small fire spanning the U.S.-Canadian Border was still burning in scattered pine and brush in the hills near the Nighthawk/Chopaka Port of Entry.
The fire, which is believed to have started on Sunday, Sept. 18 had grown to 593 acres on the American side of the border and 50 to 100 acres on the Canadian side, according to Guy Gifford, a fire information spokesman with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Since 9-11 everything has changed
September11, 2001 affected us all to one extent or another – whether you were a nativeNew Yorker, working in Washington, DC or living in rural Okanogan County.
TONASKET – Brothers Josh and Zach Kulmann have opened The Kuhler Bar and Grill in Tonasket and in addition to a fully stocked bar will be serving lunch and dinner daily.
The new business opened in the former Tonasket Saloon at 302 S. Whitcomb Ave. in downtown Tonasket on Aug. 28. It will be open at 11 a.m. seven days a week, say the brothers.
OSOYOOS, B.C. – The Tumbleweed Film Festival is bringing the best rated films (and other new films) from its Oroville film fest to Osoyoos, BC, Sept 22-24.
OMAK – “Leading the Way Towards Economic Recovery” is the theme of the NCW Economic Summit planned for Friday, Sept. 23 at the Omak Performing Arts Center.
FRESNO, Calif. – U.S. Marshals and Fresno Police arrested Nicolas Perez-Patistan, a suspect in the beating death and robbery of a Brewster man back in July.
Perez-Patistan, 25, Brewster, was arrested on a warrant for murder in the second degree. Perez was a fugitive who had fled Okanogan County and was wanted on an outstanding nationwide felony arrest warrant for second degree murder, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.
“Perez is believed to be involved in the beating and subsequent death of Carlos Porras-Trujillo which occurred on July 17, 2011 near Brewster. Carlos Porras-Trujillo was beaten over the head numerous times with a club and his body was dumped in an orchard. It also appeared that Porras-Trujillo had been robbed,” said Sheriff Rogers.