WENATCHEE – The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune was recognized by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association with a third place General Excellence Award at their annual convention, held this year in Wenatchee.
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.
Stories by Gary DeVon
OKANOGAN – The Oroville area, which had the most new construction in Okanogan County last year, was overtaken by the Methow Valley which regained its crown after the assessor’s office recently completed their annual inspection.
OROVILLE – With the delivery of several roller presses to Oroville, it seems that Tim King’s dream of making canola oil is one step closer.
The presses arrived at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the old Oro HeavyPack Warehouse off 14th Street where they will be housed. The presses, weighing several tons each, were unloaded by a tall crane from a dual-trailered, semi-tractor under the watchful eye of King and those gathered to mark their arrival, including a documentary team from Tacoma-based T-Town Productions.
OROVILLE – Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society is celebrating a fantastic museum and visitor information season, according to Kay Sibley, president of the organization.
OROVILLE – Mark Varela was on hand at the Tuesday, Sept. 21 Oroville City Council meeting to go over a list of water-related projects the city wants to address in the near future.
OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board adopted seven goals for the 2010-2011 school year, as well as heard a report about the potential for additional state cuts to district funding.
The seven goals the board approved were:
OMAK – The Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is partnering with the Support Center and three other Eastern Washington agencies to help address domestic violence in rural areas, especially among migrant workers.
OROVILLE – The Okanogan County Tourism Council held their quarterly meeting last Friday, Sept. 16 at the Old Oroville Depot Museum.
OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets took on Republic in an eight-man game on the Tiger’s homefield last Friday evening bringing home a 56 to 8 victory.
OROVILLE – Leah Colbert has opened the Day Spa on Main at 1406 Main Street in Oroville in the former home of the Clothes Tree store. The day spa offers massage and nail services and opened Sept. 1.
Colbert, a lifetime resident of the Okanogan Valley, will offer several types of massage, including Swedish, geriatric, lymphatic and relaxation massage with a lighter touch. For the past nine years Colbert’s services, Massage by Leah, were offered at the PT Works in Tonasket.