OKANOGAN – Orchardists met in a special meeting of the Okanogan County Farm Bureau to listen to fellow growers who recently underwent federal inspections only to face hefty fines.
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 – The Oroville City Council approved a rezone request from the developers of the Aldler Street Home Sites, redesignating the property from Heavy Industrial to Residential 1.
Visiting the D-Day Invasion sites was an overwhelming emotional experience
Some of you may have noticed I’ve been missing the last couple weeks, that’s because my mom, uncle and I went to visit my younger brother and his family who live on the Isle of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands.
While Guernsey has a facinating history in itself, dating back to before the time of castles and knights, as well as its occupation by the Germans during WWII, its close proximity to Normandy in France gave us the opportunity to travel to the places where the allies began their invasion of Europe to free it from the grasp of the Nazis.&#160;
OROVILLE – Although a highly anticipated vote on school sports was expected at their last school board meeting, the decision was put off until a later date.
SPOKANE – Officer Christopher Patterson, seriously injured when his patrol car collided with a cow on U.S. Highway 97, is showing marked improvements, according to Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff.
CHESAW – Colt Kartchner of Danville, Wash., was this year’s Senior All Around Cowboy at the annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Local, Dustin Nigg, took home the All Around honors in the Junior division.
OROVILLE – It was too early to tell whether the rain Sunday night and Monday morning was going to cause their cherries to split, but growers were doing their best to dry off the fruit – employing everything from wind machines to helicopters.
NORTH COUNTY – Like every year the North Okanogan comes alive for Independence Day and this is no exception with the Fourth of July Rodeo in Chesaw and fireworks displays in Oroville.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Council approved Verizon Wireless’ request for a new cell phone tower located at 2019 1/2 Highland Drive despite objections by some who live nearby.
OKANOGAN – With Patrick Walter calling it quits, three candidates have filed for a four-year term as Tonasket Mayor – two with council experience and the third a newcomer to Tonasket government.
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