OROVILLE – The Colville Confederated Tribes are trying to enhance summer Chinook salmon survival by diverting at least part of the water that flows into the Similkameen by keeping it in the Okanogan.
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
OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce welcomed Vicki’s Unique Boutique, a new business opened in Oroville by Vicki Hart at 607 14th.
The business features unique, previously owned items and is located in the old Hart Insurance building and is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Treasurere Leah McCormack is reminding people that the second half of their property taxes are due by Oct. 31, 2010.
OROVILLE – The Hart Agency in Oroville, has requested two 15-minute parking spots as there is often no parking space for those wanting to pop in to renew their vehicle tabs.
OROVILLE – An Oktoberfest celebration with local wineries and entertainment will be held on Main Street in Oroville this Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This week we report on the candidate’s forum held inOkanogan on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and what the candidates for the Okanogan CountyCourt Commissioner, Sheriff, Clerk, Treasurer and District Court Judge had tosay. G.A.D.
OKANOGAN – Candidates for Okanogan County offices met at thePUD Auditorium in Okanogan to explain why they should get your vote in theupcoming General Election.
The candidates tookquestions from a panel made up of Jon Weis, president of the Okanogan CountyFarm Bureau; Karl Sloan, Okanogan County Prosecutor and Marcy Stamper, reporterfor the Methow Valley News. In addition, the panel asked questions taken fromthe audience, as well as online.
Non-traditional ‘AssistedLiving’ makes more sense for Oroville
Members of the Oroville Housing Authority traveled toWinthrop recently to check out what has been done to bring elder care to theMethow Valley without breaking the bank.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Booster Club raised just under $10,000 at their annual auction held at the American Legion Post #84 last Saturday evening.
WENATCHEE – The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune was recognized by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association with a third place General Excellence Award at their annual convention, held this year in Wenatchee.
OKANOGAN – The Oroville area, which had the most new construction in Okanogan County last year, was overtaken by the Methow Valley which regained its crown after the assessor’s office recently completed their annual inspection.