OROVILLE – While many suspected a shake up of the Oroville School Board, most were surprised when the superintendent asked release from his contract if he found another job.
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 – Oroville will continue the popular mosquito spraying program it began last summer and has agreed to combine with Omak and Okanogan on the bid for materials and application.
Canadian ownership not a bad thing
- It’s come to our attention recently that a few people saying our parent company being Canadian as a bad thing. Yes, Sound Publishing, headquartered in Washington State, is owned by a Canadian company, Black Press – but that’s actually all right with us.
Tonasket’s CCC has it all
- Dear Editor,
- Saturday, April 14th brought Flamenco music and dancing to the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket. I am so glad the Gazette-Tribune was there to take pictures to show the people in Okanogan County the kind of entertainment we are bringing to the Center.
OMAK – Trish Butler has announce her intention to file for election to another term as an Okanogan County Public Utility District Commissioner.
OKANOGAN – Heidi E. Smith, who was appointed to take Chris Culp’s seat on the District Court bench, has announced she will seek election as judge in the upcoming November general election.
News of Jackie Bradley’s death came as a shock
- The sad news of Jackie Bradley’s death travelled quickly around the county last Monday. The longtime Okanogan County Court Clerk and mover and shaker in Okanogan County Democratic politics seemed to be well liked by all that knew her, no matter what their political affiliation.
Aesthetics great, yet insignificant
- Dear Gary,
- If $10,000 is “toilet paper” how big is the budget? While the (Oroville) school is getting a new reader board for $32,000, which is by no means “toilet paper.” I am curious about the politics that are being discussed.
OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association will try and control Eurasian Watermilfoil through the use of weevils, rather than herbicides due to concerns from across the border about their use.
OROVILLE – The membership was introduced to the Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s new website at their meeting Thursday, April 12.