Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune
The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune began as the Oroville Weekly Gazette in 1905, with a newsstand price of 2 cents an issue or $1 for a year’s subscription. Today, the G-T covers the Okanogan County cities of Oroville and Tonasket and the unincorporated areas that make up the North County region. Oroville, a border town, is the gateway to the U.S. from southern British Columbia and the only 24-hour Port of Entry in Eastern Washington. Oroville shares the international Lake Osoyoos with its nearest neighbor, Osoyoos, B.C., making it a tourist and shopping destination for Canadians and Americans alike. Both Oroville and Tonasket are agricultural centers surrounded by apple, pear and cherry orchards. The North County area also has many working cattle ranches, which can be seen while driving through the Okanogan Highlands surrounding the valley. The highlands are dotted with active, unincorporated little towns like Loomis, Chesaw, Molson and Wauconda.
Winner of 2 industry awards in 2015!
The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune received 2 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Assocation, including awards for color feature photography and a color photo essay.
In all, Sound Publishing took home 229 WNPA awards. Seventy-five of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence. Sound also scooped up nine Local Media Association awards. At Sound, we remain dedicated to covering local stories that affect each of our communities. No other news source reports down to the neighborhood level like we do.
Source: U.S. Census: 2014 American Community Survey (5-year)
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