NIGHTHAWK – The new $6 million U.S. Port of Entry at Nighthawk opened with little fanfare last week, but the high-tech port has many features that will help enhance border security while better serving travelers, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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
Amazing how much we can agree on
- About twice a year I get the chance to have lunch with our state representatives for the Seventh District, Joel Kretz from Wauconda and Shelly Short from Addy.
- It’s always pleasant to get together with these two legislators, even if our political philosophies are sometimes worlds apart.
What I would be ‘for’
- Dear Editor,
- In answering the Old Coffee Drinker’s question from last week, about “what are you for?” The thought of the beauty pageant contestant who could only answer “world peace” came to mind.
OROVILLE – The Camaray Motel will be allowing its pool to be used by the general public six days a week for a small fee.
OROVILLE – Local legislators Joel Kretz and Shelly Short said this year’s legislative sessions were “too long,” yet not enough was accomplished in the way of budget cuts.
OROVILLE – Don McIvor and Ken Bevis appeared before the Oroville City Council at their Tuesday, May 15 meeting to discuss salmon recovery efforts in the Upper Columbia.
SPOKANE – The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Okanogan River which continues until late Saturday night.
The Okanogan River near Tonasket reached the 15 foot flood stage and was 15.01 feet as of 7:15 a.m. Friday morning. Minor flooding is forecast and the river is expected to continue rising to near 15.3 feet by late Friday afternoon.
May Festival just the start
- We hope everyone enjoyed last weekend’s May Festival, it sure seemed as if everyone was having a good time. While Oroville’s longest running annual festival is a great time to get together with family and friends, it’s just the start of many spring and summer activities planned in the north end of our valley.
Thank a volunteer
- Dear Editor,
- As new managers of the Camaray Motel, last year my wife and I simply watched the May Festival parade and played host to the many guests who use the weekend as a homecoming. But this year, now that I am the president of the Chamber of Commerce, I jumped in and helped with the Chamber BBQ….
OROVILLE – The Oroville Senior Center is expanding their building with a 30′x36′ addition and is planning an auction for mid-July to help fund the project.