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

Hornets Boys Basketball win and lose on the road

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets Boys Basketball team had mixed results on the road in league play last week, winning one and losing one.

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Oroville will support hospital’s bid for grant

OROVILLE – Oroville has agreed to be the administrating agency should North Valley Hospital’s request for as much as $600,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies be approved by the state.

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Superintendent discusses upcoming M&O Levy

OROVILLE – Oroville School Superintendent Ernie Bartelson discussed the upcoming $1.497 million two-year Maintenance and Operations levy with chamber members last Friday.

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Blaine Wagner, a senior on the Oroville Hornets, scored 12 points against the Soap Lake Eagles last Saturday. He led the Hornets in rebounds with 11 for the night.

Hornet boys win season opener against Soap Lake

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets hosted the Soap Lake Eagles in their season opener, defeating the visitors 52 to 47.

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Oroville wrestlers take second at Springdale

SPRINGDALE – The Oroville Hornet Wrestling team gets a little closer to a team championship each time they wrestle, coming in second at Springdale.

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Lady Hornets win first league game of the season

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets hosted their first league game of the season on Saturday, Jan. 2 against Soap Lake and won by a wide margin, 62 to 16.

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Year in Review — Looking Back at 2009

Editor’s Note: This week we take a look back at just a few of the stories that made the front page of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune during 2009. G.A.D.


Tonasket students heading to Washington D.C. – In June next of next year 22 eighth and ninth graders travel to the nation’s capital; four will participate in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Oroville May Festival Queen Candidates Brandy Lynne Range and Cheyane Sharpe

Two junior at OHS vying for Oroville May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Two young ladies, Brandy Lynne Range and Cheyanne Sharpe, are requesting the Oroville community consider them for the position of this year’s May Festival Queen and Princess.

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No money awarded for homeless shelter

OKANOGAN COUNTY – With temperatures dropping and no money for a shelter, Okanogan County is becoming a bad place to be homeless this winter.

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Winter weather has struck Okanogan County in both the valleys and the highlands. The National Weather Service is predicting more snow through Sunday and the County Public Works Department has announced cutbacks in snowplowing. Photo by Gary DeVon

Winter storm warning canceled; downgraded to advisory

OKANOGAN COUNTY – A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service in Spokane for the Okanogan Highlands and the Okanogan Valley was canceled late Monday, however, a winter storm advisory was to be in effect until mid-week.

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