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

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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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Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest

WENATCHEE – From canoe journeys to flying cars, explore the history and culture of travel in Washington state with author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas at three North Central Regional Library branches in October.

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Body of homicide victim found in trunk of burning car identified

OKANOGAN – The dead body of a woman found in the trunk of a burning car in Aeneas Valley last June has been identified as Angela M. Bowers, the wife of a jailed suspect who was shot by Okanogan County deputies investigating the suspicious fire.

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Early ballot count going in favor of Oroville EMS levies, McMillan for Tonasket Council

OKANOGAN – Voters within and outside of Oroville’s city limits are voting in overwhelming favor of their respective EMS levies in the early vote count of the Aug. 6 Primary Election. Tonasket voters have also cast more ballots for Jeff McMillan in a three-way race for Tonasket City Council Position #2.

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Tumbleweed celebrates decade of bringing international short films to Oroville

OROVILLE – This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Tumbleweed Film Festival, which has been held each year at various venues around Oroville and promises great entertainment over two nights, Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 2.

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O’Neil Road fire burns more than 200 acres

OROVILLE – The O’Neal Road Fire, has grown to over 200 acres, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management and continues to burn in sagebrush, scrub and sparse areas of timber on Mt. Hull on Wednesday, July 3.

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Deputies cleared in officer involved shooting of suspect in homicide

Investigation into homicide continues OKANOGAN – The North Central Washington Special Investigations Unit has determined that two Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputies were justified when they fired on Lance R. Bowers, a 37-year-old armed suspect, after he did not comply with orders and displayed his firearm. “In connection with the Deputy Involved Shooting from June 3, [...]

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Bridgeport man arrested for shooting incident

BRIDGEPORT – A Bridgeport man was arrested by Douglas County Sheriff Deputies after he allegedly fired shots outside a restaurant and bar in Bridgeport. Adam Torres-Gomez, 24, was arrested and booked into the Okanogan County Jail after being identified as having fired gunshots in front of the El Pariso Restaurant and Bar in the early [...]

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Oroville High School graduates Class of 2019

OROVILLE – The Oroville High School Class of 2019 graduated in a commencement ceremony that took place on Saturday, June 1 at Coulton Auditorium before friends and family.

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Tonasket City Council draws the most interest during candidate filing week

OKANOGAN – It looks like there will be a battle for who will make up the Tonasket Council with all three positions attracting two or more candidates for the council.

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