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

Ballots for Nov. 3 elections in the mail

OKANOGAN COUNTY – The county auditor’s office mailed out ballots on Friday, Oct. 16 for the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election, according to election official Mila Jury, with the auditor’s office.

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Outbreak of impetigo at Oroville High School

OROVILLE – Oroville School District has confirmed that several students have contracted a skin infection known as impetigo. Although impetigo is not usually a serious condition, it is very infectious, and if not treated promptly complications may occasionally occur. The infection seemed to have first shown up on several of the Oroville High School football [...]

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Oroville concerned County Health may close

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council was informed that Okanogan County Health may no longer do water sample testing and may even close.

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Fund offers help for those affected by fire

OKANOGAN COUNTY – A fund has been set up to help victims of this summer’s Okanogan Complex Fire by paying one month’s mortgage or rent, according to Rocky DeVon, a director for the North Central Washington Association of Realtors.

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Oroville increasing camping fee at Veterans Memorial Park

OROVILLE – The company that provides reservation services for Oroville’s Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial Park is increasing rates and that will be passed along in the form of higher camping fees.

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County Fair went long way to bringing some normalcy

The county commissioners and the fair advisory board did a great job of overcoming the obstacles created by the fires to present an excellent fair this year.

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Oroville school enrollment higher than predicted, district prepares for levy

OROVILLE – “Schools in session and things are going very well,” Steve Quick, Oroville School District Superintendent told the school board at their Monday, Sept. 28 meeting.

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Update: Okanogan Complex Fire 95 percent contained

The Okanogan Complex has reached 95 percent containment and the numbers of residences damaged or destroyed has been lowered t 120, from earlier reports of 123. Costs for fighting the fire to date are upwards of $44.5 million.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

Superior Court Criminal Devon Lee Goodrich, 22, Tonasket, pleaded guilty July 21 to POCS (methamphetamine), POCS (heroin) and second-degree rendering criminal assistance. Goodrich was sentenced Sept. 15 to 364 days in jail with 334 days suspended, and fined $1,860.50 for the May 8, 2014 crimes. Daniel Lee Lucero, 27, Okanogan, pleaded guilty Sept. 16 to [...]

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Tonasket City-wide Clean-up Day, Oct. 3

Tonasket will have a City-wide Clean-up Day Saturday, Oct. 3 for city residents and businesses, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

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