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

Taralynn Fox is district wrestling champion

WENATCHEE – Hornet senior Taralynn Fox brought home district gold in Wenatchee last weekend and Seth Baurer, Golby Guzman and Victor Ocampo earned district gold at Tonasket.

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Oroville boys basketball defeats Soap Lake

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornet Boys Basketball team bested the Soap Lake Eagles by 29 points last Saturday, after suffering a three point loss to the Manson Trojans the night before.

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Increased police presence at Oroville Schools due to perceived threat

OROVILLE – The Oroville School District announced it will have a greater presence of law enforcement on Tuesday, Feb. 4 due to a perceived student-to-student threat in a text message.

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Vernon Joseph Beitz

Vernon Joseph Beitz was born in Hillsboro, North Dakota on January 6, 1926 to John and Frances Beitz. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 31, 2020.

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Police Chief Todd Hill resigns from Oroville Police Department

OROVILLE – After 16 years with the Oroville Police Department, Police Chief Todd Hill tendered his letter of resignation at the Tuesday, Jan. 21 city council meeting.

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North Valley Hospital plans Special Meeting

Open House to meet physician applicant TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District will be holding a special meeting to hold an Executive Session followed by an Open House to meet an applicant for a clinic physician on Thursday, Jan. 23 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Boardroom at 203, S. Western, Tonasket. [...]

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16th Annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival this weekend

MOLSON – The 16th annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival will take place this Saturday, Jan. 18 on Sidley Lake near Molson with a prize of fishermen and women angling for a $1000 top prize.

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Looking back at 2019: News & Newsmakers

Editor’s Note: With last year in the rear view, we take a look back at just a few of the headlines from the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune that took place during 2019. G.A.D.

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City of Oroville adopts $10.1 million budget for 2020

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council adopted their 2020 operating budget in the amount of $10,121,550 at their Dec. 17 council meeting. The new budget is approximately $100,000 less than the current budget.

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner offered by America’s Family Grill

NORTH COUNTY — America and Louis Perez and the staff of America’s Family Grill are inviting people to come join them for a free Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday, Nov. 28 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at their restaurant at 1518 Main Street in Oroville.

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