OKANOGAN – Okanogan County picked up new construction valued at $37,412,700 in assessed valuation in the past 12 months, according to County Assessor Scott Furman.
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.
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OLYMPIA – Concerns have been raised recently over the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board’s application to use herbicides in Lake Osoyoos for Eurasian watermilfoil control.
OROVILLE – Billing itself as “Washington’s most unique film fest,” the Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF) rolls its annual film festival back to Oroville Aug. 4, 5 and 6.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Comancheros and Superior Auto Parts is held a truck and tractor pull on Saturday, July 23 at the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds.
OROVILLE – David Castillo appeared before the Oroville City Council requesting permission to move his jet ski rentals to Lake Osoyoos Veteran Park.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Toast of Oroville Wine Festival will be held at City Park this Saturday, July 30 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
OKANOGAN – Law enforcement authorities are seeking the whereabouts of two men, one believed involved in a murder and the other in an unrelated attempted murder and kidnapping in Okanogan County last week.
The first suspect is Nicolas Perez-Patistan, 25, Brewster, and he is wanted for the murder of Carlos Porras-Trujillo, 39, also of Brewster. Trujillo was killed during a fight in an orchard on Red Apple Road north of Brewster on Sunday, July 17. An autopsy conducted on July 21 revealed the cause of death was a head wound caused by blunt force trauma, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to consider an additional extension of the interim Critical Areas Ordinance to allow for time to complete the final draft of a new ordinance.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Toast of Oroville Wine Festival will be held at City Park on July 30 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
TONASKET – Tonasket approved their six-year transportation plan at the city council’s July 12 meeting.