OROVILLE – Oroville will receive over $400,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to improve Central and Cherry Streets.
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 – Although they said they support the new Oroville school reader board, at least two district board members questioned the superintendent’s spending on the district’s share of the sign and its installation.
Is life really worth so little?
- As word filtered into the community that former Oroville High School Principal Frank Motta was gravely hurt and later died from injuries sustained while trying to break up a teenage party, I just had to ask myself — Why?
OROVILLE – World of Gaia, an online business selling a large assortment of tumbled and specimen rocks, carved stone gifts in animal and heart shapes, rock hounding books, tumblers and related items, has opened for business at 1321 Main St. in Oroville.
OROVILLE – Lisa Lindsay has started a wildlife education and rehabilitation center in Oroville she calls the Okanogan Wildlife League.
TONASKET – Teresa Hawkins expressed her concern over the resignation of varsity basketball coach Glenn Braman during the public comment portion of the Tonasket School Board meeting on Monday, March 12.
Hawkins, wife of longtime varsity football coach Jay Hawkins, said she was concerned that the direction of the school district concerning its coaches was taking an ugly turn.
SPOKANE – Former Oroville High School Principal Frank Motta died from injuries sustained while trying to help a neighbor whose Spokane area home had been overrun by a teenage party.
Apparently Motta was asked to keep an eye on the house by his neighbor and on Saturday, March 10 when he saw there was a party going on he called the neighbor who was out of town. She gave him the security code to the garage door and called 911. Motta then went to try and break up the party.
No easy fix for Eastlake sewer financing
- The county commissioners are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the issue of paying back the state Public Works Trust Fund for the Eastlake Sewer Project. The county went into the project with good intentions -
Keep Peerless exterior the same
- Dear Gary,
- ‘What a thankful thing, to at last have an additional restaurant on Main Street again. I welcome this new business and wish the owners all the success possible.
TONASKET – Steve Sher and Steve Kinzie will be performing at the next Tonasket Community Cultural Center Coffee House on March 23.