CHESAW – The Chesaw Rodeo Club has chosen C&C Rodeo Stock Contractors Red Clark and Harold Carter to be honored as this year’s Fourth of July Chesaw Rodeo Grand Marshals.
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.
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YAKIMA – Additional water held at Zosel Dam in response to a regional drought declaration will soon be released, according to the state Department of Ecology.
The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (IJC) made the drought declaration when it was determined this spring that the Canadian Okanagan could face severe drought this summer. The IJC is in charge of setting levels on Osoyoos and the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District operates Zosel Dam, owned by Ecology. The Irrigation District, which provides water to approximately 10,000 acres of farm land has a water right on Lake Osoyoos of…
SPOKANE – Tim King is thinking of locating a canola oil press in Oroville to process some of the millions of tons of seeds produced in Canada each year.
OROVILLE – A group of people with diverse ideas is focusingtheir efforts in several areas in Oroville, including building a new hotel.Some of their plans can be seen on the Web site
While Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce regroups, folks fromboth sides of the mountains, have started the Web site which plays up thetown’s tourism, underutilized heavy haul corridor and railway link. They findOroville the perfect place for sustainable solutions that will bring jobs andbusiness opportunities.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard a report from the city clerk regarding efforts to eliminate sewer odors emanating from some parts of the Eastlake Sewer System.
OROVILLE – Molson Midsummer Fest couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day as the sun came out and the only clouds in a bright blue sky were the fluffy white kind that didn’t threaten rain.
TONASKET – The spectacular 50-foot tall flagpole was dedicated at the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project in Tonasket with veterans, dignitaries and well-wishers in attendance last Monday morning.
OKANOGAN – Last week’s candidate filing period has drawn several contenders for county, state and federal offices – while a few positions remain open.
OROVILLE – Those with hulk vehicles, trashed yards and other violations of Oroville’s municipal codes beware, the city has a code enforcement officer who might just cite you if you don’t clean up your mess.
OROVILLE – An Oroville couple has again approached the city asking for their help in getting rid of the sewer gas smell they say is coming from the Eastlake sewer project.
Neil and Debbi Vigas told the council the odor is much worse as the weather warms up and has made it so they can open their windows, use their deck or yard.