OROVILLE – Washington State Representative Joel Kretz (R-7th District) believes Okanogan County’s new Comprehensive Plan, in its current form, is too restrictive of people’s property rights.
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 the 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 – The Okanogan County Health Department confirms the first H1N1 flu-related death in the county occurred in earlier this month.
OROVILLE – After two sudden-death tie breakers failed to determine a winner, the Oroville Hornets lost to the Bridgeport Fillies on penalty kicks.
OROVILLE – Oroville and Liberty Bell had a duel meet on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial State Park.
OROVILLE – When part of SR97 north of Oroville was designated as a Heavy Haul Corridor last spring it brought the promise of new jobs and business – for at least one company the promise is proving to be true.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Pedestrian Project was supposed to be completed this summer, but it looks like time may be running out this year as winter weather fast approaches.
OROVILLE – As the city council voted to approve the final bills for the airport improvement project, which included a fence around the facility, they also heard the deer problem has been replaced by a less hazardous coyote problem.
OROVILLE – After a public backlash over a decision to search for a new superintendent from within the district, the Oroville school board agreed to expand the search to a wider range of candidates.
KETTLE FALLS – Sierra Speiker finished the cross country season undefeated by winning the middle schools girls’ race in the Can-Am meet in Kettle Falls on Saturday, Oct. 17 with a time of 11:01.
OROVILLE – On Monday Oct. 12 the Oroville Lady Hornets soccer team hosted the Manson Lady Trojans and came away with a 4-3 victory.
Poll of the Week
Should the Oroville School Board have renewed OHS Social Studies Teacher Ryan Frazier's Contract
- Yes, he has made a change in students' lives and got them excited about school (46%, 64 Votes)
- Yes, the board should have gone with Principal Kristin Sarmiento's evaluation and recommendation (25%, 35 Votes)
- I don't have enough information to say one way or another (16%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, with the understanding he address Supt. Steve Quick's concerns (14%, 19 Votes)
- No, the issue went through the superintendent and board and should be dropped there (9%, 13 Votes)
- No, we elect local school boards to make these sorts of decisions for us (8%, 11 Votes)
- No, Supt. Steve Quick recommended the first-year probationary teacher's contract not be renewed (5%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 140