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 the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

Stories by Gary DeVon

Editorial Gary Mug

Not sure where our commissioners’ heads are

I’m not sure what they’re thinking. While the Heavy Haul corridor has been a boon to Oroville, our county commissioners, including the representative from north county, Jim Detro, seem to be trying to unravel all the good that has come of it.

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NCWEDD talks economic development with city

OROVILLE – Jennifer Korfiatis of the North Central Washington Economic Development District was on hand to discuss the NCWEDD with the Oroville Council at their Tuesday, April 1 meeting.

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ATF and FBI seize items from storage locker

OROVILLE – Agents from the FBI and ATF seized some of the contents of a storage unit, which included illegal substances, located at 140 Chesaw Rd., but would not comment on why they had served the warrant.

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Editorial Gary Mug

Half million for two bathrooms, it’s no April Fool’s joke

When their facilities consultant told the school board that renovating two of the Oroville Elementary School bathrooms would be between $400-450,000 or more, you could have heard a pin drop. Even when you consider that’s actually four bathrooms (boys and girls on the north end of the building, and boys and girls on the south end) it still seemed like it was some sort of early April Fool’s joke.

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Not the right kind of injustice

Dear Editor,
A recent letter said we have an obligation to point out injustice when we see it.

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Thrown into the recycle bin

Dear Editor,
The idea that the Affordable Care Act or Obama care is addressing injustice begs the question that was asked on the front page of your March 20th newspaper: Really? This article asked the question, who would throw fecal matter into the cardboard recycle bid?

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Oroville awards bid for Central and Cherry Project

OROVILLE – Tina Jancowicz, representing the Columbia River Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) came to the Oroville City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 18, requesting street closures for motorcycle parking during the Run for the Border charity ride planned for Armed Services Day Saturday, May 17.

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Awesome community support

Dear Editor,
On behalf of the entire 2013-2014 OHS Lady Hornets Basketball Team, we would like to thank the awesome community of Oroville for the outpouring of support this year and especially as we headed to Richland to play against DeSales.

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Brad Scott appointed as school director

OROVILLE – Brad Scott was added to the Oroville School Board in the second at-large position, bringing the board to a full compliment of five members for the first time in nearly a year.

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Regarding Franken-law column

Dear Editor,
As usual, I enjoyed Bill Slusher’s recent Franken-law opinion piece. The treatment of Farmers by the USLD, as discussed by Bill, is an outrage. But the real problem is that the US has a “justice” system that is so corrupt, that such an outrage can take place.

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