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

Oroville still working with Georgia Laine Developments on water

OROVILLE – Oroville and Georgia Laine Developments are still negotiating over water at the developer’s Bee Kee Orchards property north of town on the east side of Lake Osoyoos.

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FERC accepts PUD’s application to relicense Enloe Dam

OKANOGAN – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted an application by Okanogan County PUD to relicense Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River northwest of Oroville.

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PUD releases license application for Enloe Dam

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD has sent the Final License Application for Enloe Dam to the federal agency that oversees the licensing of dams.

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Demo Derby gets ready to rumble in Tonasket

TONASKET – If the sights and sounds of roaring engines and ripping metal are your thing, the Tonasket Demolition Derby is the place to be this Sunday, Aug. 31.

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<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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