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

Cops & Courts

District Court
Jesus Aristigui Y. Aispuro, 42, Okanogan, guilty of third-degree DWLS. Aispuro received a 90-day suspended sentence and fined $613.

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Medication Disposal Site opened

OROVILLE – A Medication Disposal drop box was recently installed at the Oroville Police Station on the 11th Avenue side. The drop box is where old or no longer needed prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be safely deposited.

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Life Jacket Donor Station dedicated at Deep Bay Park

OROVILLE – On Sunday, April 8 the Oroville Border Patrol Station’s Explorer Post dedicate a new life jacket donar station at Deep Bay Park, the second of two they have built for swimmers and boaters on Lake Osoyoos.

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Rock slide temporarilty blocks Molson Grade

OROVILLE – A rock slide, which included rocks, dirt and tree debris, blocked the Chesaw Road between Nine Mile Road and Rise Road on Sunday, April 8.

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Oroville Spring Clean-up Week

OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Jon Neal has declared the week of April 23 – 27 as the annual Spring Clean-up. Residents may schedule pickups by contacting city hall at 509-476-2926. The pickup date will be Wednesday, April 25 and if needed, additional pickup will be on Thursday, April 26. The city will no longer be [...]

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Oroville Mayor Jon Neal makes committee apointments

OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Jon Neal announced this year’s committee appointments at the March 6 council meeting, commenting that with two new council members it was important he got the right mix on the mostly two-person committees.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

911 Calls & Jail Bookings
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Trespassing on Murry St. in Okanogan.
Theft on Danker Cutoff Rd. near Okanogan.
Burglary on Salmon Creek Rd. near Okanogan. Generator reported missing.

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Election stands, Oroville, Tonasket, Okanogan, Omak and Pateros pass school levies

Final vote count and certification held Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 OKANOGAN – Oroville and Tonasket voters overwhelmingly supported their school districts by passing replacement levies for special programs and operations by 60 percent approval, according to the final count of the special election which took place Friday, Feb. 23. In fact, all the school districts [...]

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UPDATE: School levies still winning approval

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Local school levies from Oroville to Pateros were carrying the day as of the most recent ballot count for the Tuesday, Feb. 13 general election. The second ballot count, which took place Friday, Feb. 16, showed little change in the numbers over Tuesday night’s count.

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All local school levies passing in first ballot count

Next count scheduled for Friday, Feb. 16 OKANOGAN COUNTY – Local school levies from Oroville to Pateros were carrying the day in the first ballot count of the Tuesday, Feb. 13 general election. In Okanogan County, the Oroville School District’s request for a two-year Maintenance and Operations Levy of $1,497,371 to be collected in 2019 [...]

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