OROVILLE – You don’t like the weather in the valley, just wait five minutes and it will change – from extreme heat to rain and hail, this year’s cherry harvest has seen it all.
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
Just as important as knowing the candidates is knowing which candidates represent you in the various legislative districts. One reader said this can be confusing and suggested we find a way of explaining which district the various citizens of the county vote in. As the Tuesday, Aug. 7 primary ballots are going out in the mail today, we thought we’d do our best to try and clear some of this up.
Help with fire appreciated
- Dear Editor,
- This is probably not your usual letter to the editor, but I have very strong feelings about this and felt I should let those responsible know. Last week we had a fire in Crumbacher. The fire originated just two lots to the south of my home,
Miscellaneous ramblings on a short week
- Wow, what happened, I skip writing my editorial one week and let U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers have my spot and the next thing you know, not a single letter to the editor.
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.
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.