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

Seeking masks for clinics, first responder and long-term care facilities

OKANOGAN – There is a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Okanogan County Public Health has been putting out a call for donations of homemade masks.

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DNR Closing Public Lands to Recreation Activities

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the closure of all DNR-managed lands to the public. The closure goes into effect tomorrow – Thursday, March 26 – and will last through at least April 8.

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Steven Philip Frazier

In Loving Memory. Steve passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 7, 2020 of heart failure at the age of 67. Steve was born Dec. 22, 1952, in Avenal, California to Lola Mae Willis.

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Okanogan County votes Trump and Sanders in primary

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County voters cast their ballots in favor of the incumbent president, Donald Trump on the Republican ticket and Bernie Sanders on a crowded Democratic ticket in the March 10 primary election.

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OSF Variety Show Cancelled

OROVILLE – The annual Oroville Scholarship Foundation Variety Show and Auction has been cancelled, according to the following notice that has been posted on Facebook:

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Celebration of Life: Hank Zacher

There will be a Celebration of Life for Hank Zacher on Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Oroville American Legion Post #84. Obituary Here

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Man charged with attempted murder in Oroville

OROVILLE – A man was arrested and charged with attempting to murder Bradley Keener, Oroville, by hitting him with a propane tank and slashing his face with a knife.

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Emily Rawley is the 2020 May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Oroville has chosen its royalty for this year’s May Festival and Emily Rawley will serve as May Festival Queen and Emma Bocook and Victoria Castrejon will be May Festival Princesses.

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Oroville Boys Basketball postseason hopes still alive

The Oroville Hornets Boys Basketball team has split their first two games in postseason play and faces one more challenger before heading to 2B Regionals and State in Spokane.

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Oroville and Tonasket School Districts passing their levies

OKANOGAN COUNTY – Local school levies from Oroville to Brewster were carrying the day with the exception of Omak, which was under 50 percent by the narrowest of margins, in the first ballot count of the Tuesday, Feb. 11 special election.

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