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

Photo by Gary DeVon	    Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society President Kay Sibley asked Ralph Patterson, Clayton Emry and Web Hallauer the question, “What was Main Street like when you first saw it?”

Three share some of their history with chamber of commerce

What was Oroville’s Main Street like when you first came here? was the question put to three guests of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce in a meeting held at the old depot last week.

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Tonasket Community Theater to present ‘Animal Farm’

TONASKET – The Tonasket Community Theater will be presenting “Animal Farm,” a play adapted from the classic George Orwell novel of the same name.

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Hornets off to a great start on the gridiron

REPUBLIC – The Oroville Hornets put one in the win column in their season opener against Republic on the Tiger’s home turf.

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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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