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

North Valley Hospital plans Special Meeting

Open House to meet physician applicant TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District will be holding a special meeting to hold an Executive Session followed by an Open House to meet an applicant for a clinic physician on Thursday, Jan. 23 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Boardroom at 203, S. Western, Tonasket. [...]

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16th Annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival this weekend

MOLSON – The 16th annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival will take place this Saturday, Jan. 18 on Sidley Lake near Molson with a prize of fishermen and women angling for a $1000 top prize.

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Looking back at 2019: News & Newsmakers

Editor’s Note: With last year in the rear view, we take a look back at just a few of the headlines from the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune that took place during 2019. G.A.D.

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City of Oroville adopts $10.1 million budget for 2020

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council adopted their 2020 operating budget in the amount of $10,121,550 at their Dec. 17 council meeting. The new budget is approximately $100,000 less than the current budget.

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner offered by America’s Family Grill

NORTH COUNTY — America and Louis Perez and the staff of America’s Family Grill are inviting people to come join them for a free Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday, Nov. 28 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at their restaurant at 1518 Main Street in Oroville.

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Suspect in home invasion arrested with stolen property

OROVILLE – An Oroville man, suspected of breaking into an occupied Oroville home in the 400 block of Main Street last week was arrested when a search of his vehicle revealed he had property stolen from the home in his possession.

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Tonasket man charged with murder in connection to body found in trunk

OKANOGAN – A Tonasket man has been charged in the death of his wife, Angela M. Bowers, whose remains were found in the trunk of a burned out car in Aeneas Valley last June.

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Cougar sighted this morning near Deerpath Drive in Oroville

OROVILLE – The Oroville District was notified this morning by local law enforcement, that there was a cougar sighting on Deerpath Rd at 8 a.m. this morning, according to a notice sent out by the district.

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Voters support Emergency Communication System upgrades

OKANOGAN – Voters are showing overwhelming support for a small increase in the county sales tax to pay for updates to the communication system used by police, fire and ambulance in early ballot counting of Nov. 5 general election.

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Voters support Emergency Communication System upgrades

OKANOGAN – Voters are showing overwhelming support for an increase in the county sales tax to update the communication system used by police, fire and ambulance in the first count of the Nov. 5 general election ballots by the Okanogan County Auditor’s office.

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