OMAK – An Omak man died when he failed to negotiate a curve on Hendrick Road and rolled down a 150-foot embankment Friday, Nov. 12.
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 is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.
Stories by Gary DeVon
OKANOGAN COUNTY – With no ballots left to count it looks like Jim Detro will join Andy Lampe and Bud Hover on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners and Frank Rogers will continue as county sheriff.
YAKIMA – Freshman Sierra Speiker, Oroville’s top cross country runner, broke course records all season long and now has earned first place in the State B Cross Country meet held in Pasco last Saturday.
Speiker led her next closest opponent, Morgan Wilson from Colfax by nearly 13 seconds to win her race. Speiker controlled the race, staying about ten meters ahead of Wilson, then accelerated up Heartbreak Hill and pulled away to win by a comfortable margin.
OROVILLE – The Hornets’ 37 to seven victory over the White Swan Cougars gives them a third seed in the State playoffs and sets them up for a game against Waitsburg/Prescott Cardinals at Waitsburg High School on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
“The defense stepped up and played a great game,” said Hornet Coach Tam Hutchinson about the White Swan game. “Tyler Clark had his best game this year with 10 primary tackles and five assist.”
CHESAW – The environmental group Okanogan Highland Association is warning that mining activities at the Buckhorn Mountain Project are adversely impacting local water quality.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard a report that the majority of work done to correct problems with the Oroville Pedestrian Project has been completed.
OKANOGAN COUNTY – Although the numbers have increased for all candidates in the second ballot count, those leading in the first count seem to be hanging on by about the same percentages.
As in the election night count, the second count of Okanogan County ballots held last Friday, Nov. 5, favor Jim Detro, Frank Rogers, Charleen Groomes, Leah McCormack and Henry Rawson in their respective races.
OROVILLE – After suffering their first season loss at home against the Brewster Bears, the Hornets hit the road to ring Liberty Bell’s bell 56 to six last Friday.
OROVILLE – Three new teachers joined the Oroville School District staff with one at the elementary school at the start of the school year, one at the elementary school building, one at the junior/senior high building and the third splitting his time between both buildings.
WENATCHEE -The Oroville Hornets Girls Cross Country team has qualified for state by winning at the regional meet in Wenatchee.