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.

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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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Garlic Festival, Heritage Days and Miners Rally all this weekend

NORTH COUNTY – This weekend brings a variety of events to the North County including Heritage Days and the Northwest Miners Rally in Oroville and the Garlic Festival in Tonasket.

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<p align="right"><em>Photo by Gary DeVon</em></p><p>    Oroville Centennial Park was officially opened to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony held last Saturday afternoon. Taking part in the ribbon cutting were (L-R) Stan and Tamara Porter, Joan Cool,

Oroville dedicates new Centennial Park

OROVILLE – If you would have asked him when the plan to create a new Centennial Park was first suggested, Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth admits he would have bet against it.

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Heritage Days and Miners Rally Aug. 15-17

OROVILLE – Preparations are underway for the fifth annual Oroville Heritage Days, as well as the NW Miners Rally to be held in Oroville Aug. 15-17.

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Primary ballots in the mail

OKANOGAN – Ballots for Washington’s first Top Two Primary on Aug 19 went into the mail on July 31, according to Mila Jury, an election official with the Okanogan County Auditor’s office.

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Oroville man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Weslee Ray Clough, Oroville, 21, pled guilty in Okanogan Superior Court on Thursday, July 17 to vehicular homicide by being under the influence of alcohol or drugs and operating a vehicle in a reckless manner.

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<p align="right"><em>Photo by Gary DeVon</em></p><p>    Artist David Heck began his part of the Centennial Mural Project with a painting of a local vineyard. The Bothell-based artist is well-known for his work on the west side of the state where he has be

Seattle area artist brings new colors to mural wall

OROVILLE – David Heck is known up and down the west coast as a respected mural artist, but this is the first time he’s plied his trade in the this neck of the woods, he says.

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<div align="right"><em>Photos by Gary A. DeVon</em></div><p></p><p>    Centennial Airport Day last Saturday started with a pancake breakfast cooked up and served by volunteers with lots of help from local Cub Scouts. More than 100 breakfasts were served t

Oroville’s Centennial continues with Incorporation Day Saturday

OROVILLE – Oroville kicked-off a week of Centennial Celebration last Friday – and it’s all leading up to a big 100th birthday party on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Oroville Mayor declares burning ban

OROVILLE – Due to tinder-dry conditions Oroville’s Fire Chief requested and received a declaration of a city-wide burning ban from Mayor Chuck Spieth.

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