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

Tonasket football shuts out Lake Roosevelt in season opener

TONASKET – The Tonasket Tigers Football team used the home-field advantage to trounce the visiting Lake Roosevelt Raiders in their season opener Friday, Sept. 2.

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Hornet JD King just before he recovers a fumble and runs 27-yards for a touchdown for Oroville at the Emerald City Kickoff Classic at CenturyLink Field.  Photo by Tony Kindred

Oroville defeats Darrington at Emerald City Kickoff Classic

SEATTLE – The Oroville Hornets Football team travelled to Seattle to take on the Darrington Loggers in this year’s Emerald City Kickoff Classic at CenturyLink Field, the home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

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Campfire restrictions on DNR campgrounds in Okanogan County

OLYMPIA- On Sept. 2 the Washington State Department of Natural Resources increased thefire danger rating from “moderate” to “high” in Ferry and Stevens countiesoutside of Fire Districts 1 and 2 and also put restrictions on severalcampgrounds in Okanogan County.

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Oroville Library’s Country Celebration this Saturday

OROVILLE – The ninth annual Country Celebration, sponsored by the Oroville Community Library Board as a fundraiser for the building fund, will take place at the Oroville Grange Hall this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

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Oroville Depot Museum and visitor center to close for the season

OROVILLE – The Old Depot Museum and Oroville Visitor’s Center will close for season Saturday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. and both will re-open Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

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Solberg resigns from Oroville School Board

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board accepted the resignation of Rich Solberg as one of their member school directors at their Monday, Aug. 29 meeting.

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Water Science Forum to discuss sustainability of Osoyoos Lake

OSOYOOS,BC – The 2011 Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum is scheduled to take place atthe Sonora Community Centre in Osoyoos, B.C. Sept. 18 to 20.

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Ryan Skinner, Vice President of Carbon Cycle Crush tastes some of the canola meal produced at the demonstration held at the company's Oroville plant. The meal is highly desired by dairy farmers and poultry farmers for its high C3 Amino Acid content that i

Carbon Cycle Crush demonstrates canola seed crushing mill

OROVILLE – The Carbon Cycle Crush team demonstrated the mills they will soon begin using to crush 100 tons of canola seed a day into oil and meal in the very near future.

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Out of My Mind 37

Let us know what you think

With achange in publishers there are bound to be some small changes in the newspaper,but first we’d like to find out what you think on a few things.

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Labor Day Weekend blues and demo derby

NORTH COUNTY – Two big events are planned for Labor Day Weekend including a blues festival at Oroville and a demolition derby at Tonasket.

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