OROVILLE – Mark your calendars for an activity packed weekend July 20 to July 21 as Oroville Heritage Days and Fly-in take place in Oroville.
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.
Stories by Gary DeVon
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council amended the 2012-2017 Six Year Transportation Program at their Tuesday, July 3 meeting adding $51,568 Preliminary Engineering money for the STPR Central and Cherry Streets projects.
CHESAW – Talon Kartchner was named Senior All Around Cowboy and Corey Olson Junior All Around Cowboy at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo.
Kartchner, from Republic, took first place in the Bareback and third in the Senior Cow Riding. He teamed up with Steve Kartchner, also of Republic, to take third in the Wild Cow Milking, as well. Olson, of Chesaw, took second in the Pee Wee Barrels.
It could happen to you
- Dear Editor,
- PUD customers and ratepayers, did you know that there was such a thing as a secondary line possibly coming into your home? After a power surge on the morning before Easter that blew out a DVD (that was smoking)…
OKANOGAN – Detective Mike Murray, who served for two years as Okanogan County Sheriff and started his career with the Oroville Police Department, has retired.
OROVILLE – Todd Hill, an Oroville police officer and father of four, was selected to fill the seat vacated by Christina Rise on the Oroville School Board.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Okanogan County will receive about $2.25 million in Secure Rural School funding through an amendment to the transportation bill cosponsored by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
OROVILLE/OSOYOOS – The International Joint Commission is seeking comments from the public regarding the regulation of water levels of Lake Osoyoos at meetings planned in Oroville and Osoyoos, B.C.
Changes and improvements taking place in downtown Oroville
- A friend said with all the bickering about the Oroville School Board, maybe it would be a good idea to write about some of the “good things” going on in Oroville. He’s right, although we endeavor to cover all the positives, sometimes they go unnoticed yet it might be hard to miss the improvements taking place, especially in the downtown area (we’ve captured a few in photos on B3 this week).
PUD plans for Similkameen a boondoggle
- Dear Editor,
- Did you know the PUD is carrying a $39 million debt? This year we will pay a debt service of $3.5 million, $1.5 million toward principle and $1.9 million in interest. The 2012 budget will spend $2.7 million on the Enloe Dam Proposal, mostly on outside consultants and engineering firms.