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

<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><i>Photo by Gary A.DeVon</i></p><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";'>            EdNaillon is Oroville’s newest council member. He expressed an interest infillin

Ed Naillon appointed to Oroville City Council

OROVILLE – Ed Naillon, an Oroville High School teacher, was sworn in as Oroville’s newest city council member at the ruling body’s Aug. 18 meeting.

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Oroville School District will soon begin search for new superintendent

OROVILLE – With Dr. Ernie Bartelson planning on retiring after one more year as superintendent, the Oroville School Board will start the process of finding his replacement in the upcoming months.

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<p align="right"><em>Photo by Gary DeVon</em></p><p>    Bill Nicholson on the balcony of his 100 year-old house on 16th Ave in Oroville. Nicholson has been refurbishing his home for 21 years. He and his wife Jessica hosted peopl

Historic Samson house opened to tours during Heritage Days

OROVILLE – It isn’t just Oroville celebrating its centennial, the historic Samson home, built in 1908 turned 100 years-old and was opened to the public during Heritage Days last weekend.

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<div align="right"><em>Photo by Gary DeVon</em></div><p></p><p>    Ellen Newton awards Mike Mulholland his first place championship ribbon for winning the Slow Tractor Race driving his 1962 Ford.</p>

Tractors race and crawl in Heritage Days Tractor Show

OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society sponsored an antique tractor show and race on Saturday, Aug. 16 in conjunction with this year’s Heritage Days.

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North Valley Hospital to open clinic in Tonasket

TONASKET – North Valley Hospital will open Tonasket Family Clinic bringing additional health care choices to the area.

“We are opening a new family clinic in Tonasket within the hospital itself,” said Hospital District Administrator Warner Bartleson.

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<p align="right"><em>Photo by Gary DeVon</em></p><p>    Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth shakes hands with newly appointed Oroville Police Chief Clay Warnstaff. Warnstaff has been serving as interim police chief during Randy Wheat’s absence.</p>

Mayor names Clay Warnstaff as new police chief

OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth asked and received the city council’s approval of his choice of Clay Warnstaff as the city’s chief of police.

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Garlic Festival, Heritage Days and Miners Rally all this weekend

NORTH COUNTY – This weekend brings a variety of events to the North County including Heritage Days and the Northwest Miners Rally in Oroville and the Garlic Festival in Tonasket.

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<p align="right"><em>Photo by Gary DeVon</em></p><p>    Oroville Centennial Park was officially opened to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony held last Saturday afternoon. Taking part in the ribbon cutting were (L-R) Stan and Tamara Porter, Joan Cool,

Oroville dedicates new Centennial Park

OROVILLE – If you would have asked him when the plan to create a new Centennial Park was first suggested, Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth admits he would have bet against it.

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Heritage Days and Miners Rally Aug. 15-17

OROVILLE – Preparations are underway for the fifth annual Oroville Heritage Days, as well as the NW Miners Rally to be held in Oroville Aug. 15-17.

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Primary ballots in the mail

OKANOGAN – Ballots for Washington’s first Top Two Primary on Aug 19 went into the mail on July 31, according to Mila Jury, an election official with the Okanogan County Auditor’s office.

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