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 is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

Stories by Gary DeVon

Oroville City Council discusses State Park

OROVILLE – Oroville is in line to get Veteran’s Memorial State Park, however, the Colville Confederated Tribes has filed suit against the state for its method of determining the criteria for the transfer.

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Oroville's Rebekkah McCoy, a junior, goes up for a block against Bridgeport in a match Tuesday, Oct. 6 on the Mustang's home court. Although the Lady Hornets lost, their coach described tit as one of the best games played all season. Photo by John Clevela

Hornet Volleyball travels to Kittitas for exciting match

KITTITAS – The Lady Hornets hit the road for a close match against the Lady Coyotes of Kittitas n Saturday, Oct. 10.

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Oroville’s Speiker sets record at Lake Roosevelt Invite

COULEE DAM – The Hornet Cross Country team competed in the Lake Roosevelt Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sierra Speiker set a new course record.

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New Oroville teachers (L-R) Dan Vassar, Larry Gibson and Carol Cooke

Oroville School District has three new teachers

OROVILLE – Three new teacher joined the staff of Oroville School District with the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year last month.

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Desert Breeze condominiums, now Senora Shores, have been a hive of activity since new owners took possession recently. The first 12 units, in construction for more than two years, will be completed in December. The footprint for the next four buildings, a

Current owners breath new life into Oroville condo project

OROVILLE – Languishing for over two years, the Desert Breeze condominiums in downtown Oroville not only have new owners, but a new name and attitude.

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Fall fruit harvest well underway

OROVILLE – All the pears and most of the golden delicious apples have already been picked and growers are moving on to harvesting their red varieties.

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State Parks Commission agrees to transfer Veteran’s Memorial to Oroville

SPOKANE – A small delegation of representatives of Oroville travelled to Spokane last week to ask the state Parks and Recreation Commission to transfer Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial State park to the city.

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Oroville will participate in pellet stove program

OROVILLE – Oroville will participate in a program that’s goal is to put energy efficient pellet stoves in local homes and businesses while bringing jobs by turning salvaged wood products into pellet fuel.

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Enrollment at Oroville schools unexpectedly on the rise

OROVILLE – Ernie Bartelson, Superintendent at Oroville School District, reported an enrollment increase of about 85 students over last year.

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Manson lines up to take a shot at the goal with Hornet goalie Taylor Sariento defending. She had "great play" in the second half, according to Coach Laura Kinman. Photo by Les Bowen

Hornet Soccer suffers losses to Manson, Omak

OROVILLE – The Hornets dropped their two most recent soccer matches on the road, falling to both Omak and Manson.

On Thursday, Sept. 10 the Lady Hornets traveled to Omak to play the Pioneers. After a half time tie of two to two the Hornets ended up losing to the Lady Pioneers three to six.

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