A few years back members of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce attended a presentation in Tonasket about the importance of shopping local. The presentation was hosted by the Tonasket Chamber, and although well attended by the hometown crowd, it could have had better representation from those of us up north.
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 has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.
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Day Spa Grand Opening Friday and Saturday OROVILLE – Heather Rodriguez will be doing manicures and pedicures at Leah Cathryn Day Spa in Oroville. She and her husband Victor moved here from California 20 years ago. “We have enjoyed raising our boys her where they could enjoy our beautiful nature and experience all four seasons [...]
OROVILLE – Justine Salazar, owner of Cowgirl Connection, is welcoming Jackelyn Loera to to her salon in Oroville. Loera, who hails from Oroville, will offer salon services by appointment. These include haircuts, coloring and waxing. “I have always had a passion for creativity and making people look and feel their best,” she said. Loera has [...]
NORTH COUNTY – North Okanogan County communities plan their Christmas tree light-ups this weekend, with Tonasket’s on Friday, Nov. 30 at Founder’s Park and Oroville’s on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Centennial Park.
OKANOGAN – While pursuing the refinancing of $2.2 million of bonds used for construction improvements county received an A+ rating from national rating agency Standard and Poor’s.
OKANOGAN – What a difference 10 days makes.
It looks like Supt. Steve Quick got the miracle he was hoping for as Oroville School District’s three-year capital improvement levy is now ahead in the ballot count by 45 votes.
If there was one theme that ran through the potluck dinner held for Jim and Marilyn Prince it was how much they have done for the community.
OKANOGAN – What a difference a week makes, it looks like Supt. Steve Quick got the miracle he was hoping for as Oroville School District’s three-year capital improvement levy is now ahead in the ballot count by 58 votes.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a one percent increase in the city’s ad valorem tax, the most they can ask for without a vote of the people, at their Tuesday, Nov. 6 meeting.
The measure would allow the city to collect $252,742 during 2013 to add to the city’s coffers, according to City Clerk Kathy Jones.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – Oroville School District’s special three-year $1.2 million capital improvement levy had widened to 17 votes from passing as of the second ballot count following the Nov. 6 general election.