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

<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p align="right"><i>Photo by Gary DeVon</i>    </p>    <p>    Kally Ray, age 8 and Noni Alley, age 7, won the water balloon toss. Their balloon seemed indestructible whether it was caught or bo

Much to do at Molson Midsummer Festival

MOLSON – There were probably fewer people inside the Grange Hall and the Old School Museum this year, but that could be because it was so nice outside and there was so much to do.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Roll On Columbia, Roll On:

Somewhere along the way certain factions have tried to sell us on the idea that hydropower is not a clean, renewable source of energy — yet every year the cycle of snow in the mountains and melt in the spring renews the waters that our hydroelectric system turns into clean, electric power. Because of this cycle and the mighty Columbia River and its tributaries we in the Pacific Northwest from B.C to Oregon, are truly blessed.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
<p align="right"><i> Photo by Gary DeVon</i></p><p>Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Jack Burchard.</p>

Superior Court Judge Burchard talks about case load

OROVILLE – Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Jack Burchard came to speak with Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce about the court’s mission, as well as the successes being seen in “Drug Court.”

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Church plans youth bass tournaments

OROVILLE – The Bible Faith Family Church in Oroville has organized a bass tournament open to young people ages eight to 16.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
<p align="right"><i> Photo by Charlene Helm</i></p><p>Tyler Caulkin of Odyssey Recycle in Omak says the company will pay cash for many non-ferrous materials, including brass, copper and aluminum.</p>

Odyssey Recycle recycles stuff normally thrown away

OMAK – Odyssey Recycle wants the chance to turn what you might think is junk into cash.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Barber Edna Leslie

His and Her Haircuts has new Central location

OROVILLE – Edna Leslie has packed up her scissors and shears and moved to a new location off Central Ave. in Oroville.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Oroville receives FAA funding, accepts bid for airport fencing

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a $403,985 FAA grant and accepted a bid from a contractor to build a fence and two helipads at the city’s airport.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <p align="right"><i>Submitted by Career Tech teacher Ed Naillon</i>    </p>    <p>Students begin assembly of the roof section of the gazebo.    </p>  </body></html>

Career Tech class building gazebo for Centennial Park

OROVILLE – Career and Technical Education teacher Ed Naillon appreciates that the Centennial Park Committee thought of his students when they needed a gazebo built for the new park.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
<div align="right"><i> Photo by Gary DeVon</i></div><p></p><p>Judy Roel receives congratulations from her parents Bob and Vera after last Saturday’s Commencement Ceremonies for the OHS Class of 2008.</p>

‘Taking Care of Business:’ Oroville graduates Class of 2008

OROVILLE – Tam Hutchinson encouraged the 2008 graduates of Oroville High School to go forth with pride in their community.

Hutchinson was introduced Saturday afternoon by Zac Kinman, the class salutatorian, who said the teacher and coach was the class’ unanimous pick. Kinman recounted that Hutchinson was also their guest speaker at their eighth-grade promotion ceremony.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
<div align="right"><i> Submitted photo</i></div><p></p><p>Hornet catcher Nathan Thompson was selected for the NCW “B” League First Team All League.</p>

Thompson Named to First Team NCW ‘B’ League

OROVILLE – Oroville senior catcher Nathan Thompson was selected by the NCW “B” League Coaches to the First Team All League. Thompson, who batted .419 in the regular season, was a unanimous choice by league coaches.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }