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 has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

Stories by Gary DeVon

<p class=MsoBodyText align=right style='text-align:right'><spanstyle='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721";font-weight:normal'>Photo by Terry Mills</span></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Oroville MayFestival Queen Madison

The seventy-seventh annual Oroville May Festival this Saturday

OROVILLE – May Festival Queen Madison Hatch and Princesses Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson invite everyone to celebrate the 77th Annual Oroville May Festival this weekend.

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<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721"'>Photo by Gary DeVon</span></p><b><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Swiss 721";'>Oneof the hoppers that will feed seeds to one of the two

Work progressing on canola seed crushing facility in Oroville

OROVILLE – Representatives from Carbon Cycle Crush, a business that plans to create canola oil from seeds trucked in from Canadian growers, met with city, county officials and others to give an update on their plans as well as a tour of their facility.

“I am glad to be here on such a beautiful day, we’ve made a lot of progress since January when I was last here,” said Byran McCann, CEO for Carbon Cycle Investments, the parent company of Carbon Cycle Crush (CCC). “We are not quite where we wanted to be yet, but we’re getting there.”

Tim King, CCC’s President said the company has repaired the roof of the old Oro Warehouse where the seed mills, hoppers and other machinery is being housed.

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Letters to the Editor, May 5

Suspicious behavior

Well, well,well, did anyone win anything at the Chevy dealer last weekend, other than afree ride to the OCJ? Here’s what happened to me when I went to claim my bigprize. First they wanted to see my driver’s license to verify that I was theperson who was on the flier. Okay so far. Then the salesman walks over to thecopy machine and makes a couple copies of my license. I’m not positive, but I’msure he likely handed one copy to the guys in the office behind the one-waymirror window. Have any warrants the salesman asks? Nope I answer, not even aspeeding ticket. At this point I noticed a feller sitting 10 feet across fromme, straight faced with a look that he was ready to pounce if he got thesignal. After that I was asked where I worked, if I smoked, etc.

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Hornets and Shockers split fastpitch doubleheader

OROVILLE – Oroville and Waterville split a double header at home last week, with the Hornets winning the first game 17 – 16 and the Shockers taking game two 12-13.

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Hornet soccer has rough week

The Oroville Hornets Boys’ Soccer team had a rough week, losing three in a row to Manson, Omak and Bridgeport.

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CJ Mathews won the 110 hurdles at the Tonasket Invitational Track meet last Friday. Photo by Terry Mills

Oroville Track finishes near top at Tonasket Invite

TONASKET – The Oroville track team traveled to the Tonasket Invitational Track &amp; Field Meet Friday April 15 and finished in second in the girls division and third in the boys division.

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Nespelem man sent to prison for 2006 murder on Colville Reservation

SPOKANE – A Nespelem man found guilty of the second degree murder of a fellow member of the Colville Confederated Tribes has been sent to prison.

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Oroville readying summer vacation rentals at Veterans Memorial Park

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council was updated on the readiness of vacation rentals being prepared at Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park at their Tuesday, April 19 meeting.

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Oroville school board approves redistricting map

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board approved a map outlining the redistricting of the school district into four school director election areas based on the 2010 census data.

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Keith Collier, Train Master of the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad, gives a presentation to the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at their Thursday, April 14 meeting. Photo by Gary DeVon

Train Master speaks with Oroville Chamber

OROVILLE – Keith Collier, Train Master with the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad made a presentation to the Oroville Chamber of Commerce on the short lines impacts on the local economy.

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