OKANOGAN – Tonasket Police are conducting an investigation after they contacted a Canadian man on his way back to Canada with his dead wife.
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 has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.
Stories by Gary DeVon
Christmas a time to reflect on peace
Christmas and the holidays through a child’s eyes. As we publish an avalanche of Letters to Santa before forwarding them to the North Pole we can just about recapture what a magical time it truly is.
- Check credit card statements
- Dear Gary,
- Checking charges on my credit card bill, I noticed a charge for $75.38 to a company called DRI*CA.COMSOFTWARE. Knowing I had no such dealings with this business; nor did I have anything on my computer with such a title, I called the number given. I was given the usual “run-around”. Finally they agreed to refund my money soon.
Time for the one percent to ante up
Everyone should live within their means – this is true for governments as well as people. You should only spend based upon your income/revenue.
OROVILLE – Oroville will receive a state Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant to improve Ironwood Street and portions of Fir with pavement overlays.
OROVILLE – Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick is scheduled to speak at the next Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting today, Thursday, Nov. 8 at Trino’s Restaurant at 1 p.m.
OROVILLE – It was thought the Oroville Elementary building had the roof in most need of repair, but a recent survey of the district’s facilities shows the high school roof is just as bad if not worse.
OROVILLE – Before rushing off to basketball practice, Katie Tietje was sworn in as the student representative to the Oroville School Board at their Monday, Nov. 28 board meeting.
OKANOGAN – Surrounded by peers, family and friends, Chris Culp made history when he was sworn in as Okanogan County’s newest Superior Court Judge by state Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander.
OROVILLE – Carbon Cycle Crush proved it can be done as 10 tons of locally grown canola seed from the Havillah area was pressed into oil and meal before invited guests last Monday.
The crushing took place following a luncheon put on by the company which has built its plant in the old Oro Fruit warehouse on Appleway Ave. The CCC’s goal is to crush 50 tons of seed a day in three shifts, 24/7. To start the company will be mostly crushing imported Canadian-grown seed from the prairies of Alberta and Saskatchewan, but to crush more locally-grown seed like Jim Bunch’s that was being crushed that day is also a goal.
Prior to the start up of the seed press, an emotional Carbon Cycle Crush vice-president Ryan Skinner thanked several people for their help in getting the plant to this point. Then company president Tim King, a former employee of the USDA made a presentation of the company’s goals, including replicating similar plants in several locations throughout the state and perhaps Canada.