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

Out of My Mind, March 15, 2012

No easy fix for Eastlake sewer financing

The county commissioners are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the issue of paying back the state Public Works Trust Fund for the Eastlake Sewer Project. The county went into the project with good intentions -

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Letters to the Editor, March 15, 2012

Keep Peerless exterior the same

Dear Gary,
‘What a thankful thing, to at last have an additional restaurant on Main Street again. I welcome this new business and wish the owners all the success possible.

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Steve Kinzie and Steve Sher will be performing at the Tonasket CCC Coffee House on Friday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m., following a dinner that starts at 5:30 p.m.

Sher and Kinzie to perform at CCC Coffee House, March 23

TONASKET – Steve Sher and Steve Kinzie will be performing at the next Tonasket Community Cultural Center Coffee House on March 23.

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Roley appointed to county Board of Health

OROVILLE – Oroville Councilwoman Neysa Roley was appointed to the Okanogan County Board of Health by Mayor Chuck Spieth at the council’s Tuesday, March 6 meeting.

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Oroville Chamber learns about saving energy, money

OROVILLE – David Boyd told Oroville Chamber of Commerce members that they may be eligible for grants and utility incentives to replace old equipment, reduce energy costs and even generate power on-site.

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Adult softball league looking for teams

OROVILLE – Spring marks the return of adult slow pitch softball and for the second year in a row a league is forming in north county.

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Presentation on rural energy program at Oroville Chamber

OROVILLE – The feature presenter at this month’s Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting will be Dave Boyd, project coordinator for the Rural Energy for America Program.

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Prosecutor Karl Sloan seeks election to Superior Court bench

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Prosecutor Karl Sloan announced he will be seeking election to the Okanogan County Superior Court bench.

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Out of My Mind, March 8, 2012

Sad to see the Peerless name change, but….

It is sad to think that with the sale of the brick Peerless building to the owners of the Rancho Chico’s Restaurants the “Peerless” name will be retired. However, as sad as this historical name change is, it’s not the first time the building has undergone changes

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Letters to the Editor, March 8, 2012

Don’t cut Critical Access

Dear Editor,
Here is a copy of a letter I sent to our representatives in Olympia and I think more people in the community should be aware that Tonasket’s North Valley Hospital is a Critical Access hospital and may face severe cuts if this budget cut is enacted. I encourage members of the community to act as I did.

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