About Gary DeVonGary 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
Not always disposable
My iPhone died and as many of you know it’s my major&nbsp;methodof staying connected particularly when I travel. I have a friend Adam (whom Isuspect is more comfortable with technology than most people)&nbsp;who told menot to get a new one that he could fix mine for under twenty dollars. If itwere anyone else I’d have said no thank you, and to be honest I really didn’tthink he could pull it off. That being said I like Adam and it made him happyto do me a favor and the idea of fixing something versus replacing appealed tome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board accepted the resignation of Rich Solberg as one of their member school directors at their Monday, Aug. 29 meeting.
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.
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.