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

Oroville Housing Authority offers Winter Emergency Camp

OROVILLE – The Oroville Housing Authority recently opened the Oroville Winter Emergency Camp to provide temporary housing for a small fee to those who need housing during the winter months.

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Oroville Christmas Tree Lighting

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Oroville Christmas Tree Lighting this Saturday, Dec. 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Park.

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Dwayne Birmingham joins Oroville School Board

OROVILLE – Dwayne Birmingham, manager at Akins Foods, was sworn in at a special meeting of the Oroville School Board on Monday, Nov. 20, as the newest School Director for Oroville Schools.

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Nick Akins talks grocery business with Oroville Chamber

OROVILLE – Nick Akins, vice-president of Akins Harvest Foods, spoke at the Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s November meeting about of the history of the family-owned stores, as well as recent updates to the stores in Oroville and Quincy – including online shopping and self-checkout stands.

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Tonasket Mayor’s race tightening up

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County elections officials have made their third count of the recent general election and in at least one local race, that for Tonasket Mayor, the vote has tightened up considerably.

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Editorial Gary Mug

A chance to share Thanksgiving

Each year we are asked to share what we are grateful for as we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. I know I am grateful for so very much — family that cares about me and I care about, good friends, a fulfilling job, a warm home, a roof over my head and enough to eat.

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New after school program for Oroville schools

OROVILLE – A new after school program funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Center will be starting on the week of Nov. 27. “The 21st CCLC program is beneficial to all students and all students are welcome,” said Michael Garrett, a former Oroville student himself, who is the site coordinator for the program, which [...]

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Tonasket Mayor’s race tightening up

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County elections officials have made their third count of the recent general election and in at least one local race, that for Tonasket Mayor, the vote has tightened up considerably.

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Oroville schools salute veterans with assembly

OROVILLE – Oroville schools held a special Veteran’s Day Assembly to honor local veterans last Thursday in Coulton Auditorium.

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Editorial Gary Mug

Editor’s Correction and apology

I would like to personally apologize to Tonasket School Board candidates Clint Duchow and Jeff Yeckel for an error I wrote on the election night ballot count. I wrote that Yeckel had won the race according to the first ballot count, which is unofficial because on election night ballots that remain to come in with [...]

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