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.

Stories by Gary DeVon

Whimsical Woods’ theme for 83rd Oroville May Festival

OROVILLE – Queen Paz Lopez and Princesses Hannah McCoy and Estifenny Carrillo extend a royal invitation to attend this year’s 83rd Annual Oroville May Festival with events on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13.

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Letters to the Editor, May 4, 2017

School Board position open
Dear Editor,
I wish to inform your readers that my position for school director is open for the coming election. I recently moved, and sadly, my new house is across the street from my director district, District 2

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Area veterans facing loss of VA Clinic at North Valley Hospital

No matter what side of the political spectrum you stand on most of us agree we can’t do enough for our veterans — the people we entrust to guard our rights and fight our battles.

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Letters to the Editor, April 27, 2017

Styrofoam is hazardous

Dear Editor,
Our Senior Center switched to Styrofoam soup bowls. The following articles warn that this may be a health hazard, and is most assuredly an environmental hazard:

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Don’t become a statistic, ‘hang up and drive’

A ringing telephone was hard enough to ignore back in the days before mobile phones, smart or otherwises. Now that nearly everyone carries a cellular phone of some sort it can be doubly frustrating, especially when you’re driving. But what’s more important is it is distracting.

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Letters to the Editor, April 20, 2017

Running for Tribal Council?
Dear Editor,
This is a letter to all those vying for a position on the Tribal Council. You should do three things after becoming an elected representative.

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Newhouse listening event cancelled

Citing complications in his wife’s cancer treatment, U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse is unable to host the listing session he had planned for Okanogan County on April 20. “As many of you know, several years ago my wife Carol was diagnosed with cancer. Through her amazing strength and determination and with the help of talented medical [...]

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Commissioner Branch to address Community Meeting In Okanogan

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioner Chris Branch will speak to citizens about his first months in office and the important issues before the county. This public meeting will be held at the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee Street, Okanogan on April 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Dam safety state priority; few failures in over century

OLYMPIA – After the Oroville Dam crisis in February forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate their California homes, Washingtonians may wonder if the dams that surround them are in danger of failing.

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Oroville Elementary hosts Leadership Day

OROVILLE — Oroville Elementary School hosted Leadership Day as a way of showing how the Leader In Me Program is working. The public was invited to eat lunch, listen to a short musical program and then to tour the classrooms with students as their guides.

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