NVH commissioners’ recall withdrawn, Assisted Living closure injunction denied

OKANOGAN – A petition brought by Rosa Snider and Danny Gratrix asking North Valley Hospital Commissioners be subject to a recall election was withdrawn at a hearing in Okanogan Superior Court Tuesday, March 19.

“The deputy prosecutor was laughing and kidding with the hospital’s attorney saying it didn’t meet the statute,” said Snider. “We decided to withdraw it otherwise if the ruling went against us we wouldn’t be able to bring it again.”

Furthermore a separate action asking the court for a temporary injunction seeking to prevent the North Valley Hospital District from closing the assisted living facility was denied.

That injunction was sought by the Concerned Citizens for Tonasket Assisted Living.

NVH attorney Mick Howe then asked the court for attorney’s fees and expenses for administrators’ and commissioners’ time for attending the hearing, according to Snider.


About Gary DeVon

Gary 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.