SPOKANE – A small delegation of representatives of Oroville travelled to Spokane last week to ask the state Parks and Recreation Commission to transfer Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial State park to the city.
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
OROVILLE – Oroville will participate in a program that’s goal is to put energy efficient pellet stoves in local homes and businesses while bringing jobs by turning salvaged wood products into pellet fuel.
OROVILLE – Ernie Bartelson, Superintendent at Oroville School District, reported an enrollment increase of about 85 students over last year.
OROVILLE – The Hornets dropped their two most recent soccer matches on the road, falling to both Omak and Manson.
On Thursday, Sept. 10 the Lady Hornets traveled to Omak to play the Pioneers. After a half time tie of two to two the Hornets ended up losing to the Lady Pioneers three to six.
WINTHROP – The Oroville Hornets defeated the Liberty Bell Lions in a 21 to zero victory last week.
The Hornet’s defense held Liberty Bell to minus five yards rushing and five yards total offense in their 21-0 win Friday Night in Winthrop, according to Coach Tam Hutchinson.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed a variety of subjects at their Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting, including the bio-solids grant, the future of the Visitor’s Information Center and training for IV Techs.
MANSON – On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Oroville Lade Hornet Volleyball players traveled to Manson for an exciting competition which ended in a victory for the Hornets.
OROVILLE – The combined efforts of several agencies and search and rescue aided in locating three adults and a child lost in the high country near the Canadian Border.
OROVILLE – More than 120 people packed the Old Oroville Depot to express their concerns over a feasibility study of water storage at Shanker’s bend on the Similkameen River.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Assessor’s Office recently completed inspecting and valuing new construction in the county and the Methow Valley has regained its title as new construction leader over Oroville.
“The Methow Valley has been the standard bearer in new construction for the last 25 years, with the exception last year when the Oroville area which had the highest new construction, said Scott Furman, Okanogan County Assessor.
The Assessor’s Office physically inspected all new construction that occurred throughout the County in the past 12-month period for property tax purposes, said Furman.
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