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

Hover, Branch and Asmussen lead in first count of General Election votes

OKANOGAN – While it’s too soon to call any races, there are some interesting results in local contests in the first ballot count in Tuesday’s General Election.

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Slideshow: Halloween in Oroville

Children of all ages enjoyed Oroville’s Halloween this year with a chance to chose their own pumpkin for the very youngest to the Downtown Trick or Treating, as well as the business costume and decoration contest, sponsored by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.

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Letters to the Editor, Oct. 27, 2016

Replace Kennedy
Dear Editor,
I hope the voters will replace Sheila Kennedy as county commissioner. In watching the commissioners over the last four years, it seemed like to me that they really didn’t want to hear what people in the county had to say-they had their own agenda.

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Letter unfairly painted County Commissioner candidate Branch

One of the first things to suffer in contested elections, are the facts. A letter writer recently implied criminal behavior, taking aim at a County Commissioner candidate regarding a federal grant.

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Country Store to open at Prince’s Center

OROVILLE — After months of rumors, representatives of both Prince’s Center and the Country Store verify that the Country Store will be the center’s newest tenant, taking over the space that once held Prince’s and Hughes’ Department Stores.

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Letters to the Editor, Oct. 20, 2016

Branch has the experience
Dear Editor,
As I consider the issues facing Okanogan County, I can’t think of a more experienced or suitable candidate for County Commissioner than Chris Branch.

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Gold Digger and Prince’s, things might be looking up

Oroville has been nervous ever since two of it’s largest private employers went through an economic crisis, threatening to shut their doors. I’m talking of course about Gold Digger Apples Inc. and Hughes’ Department Store.

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Remodeling begins at Oroville Public Library

OROVILLE — Salley Bull, with the committee heading up remodeling at the Oroville Public Library, reported to the city council at their Tuesday, Oct. 18 meeting that work had begun on the project, years in the making.

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Part II: Local candidates plead their case at Candidates Forum

This week we have the local candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner Positions 1 and 2, as well as the two candidates for Okanogan County PUD, Position 3. G.A.D.

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Ballots for the Nov. 8 General Election in the mail

Still time to register to vote at Auditor’s Office OKANOGAN – The ballots for the Nov. 8 General Election were mailed last Wednesday, according to election official Mila Jury, with the Okanogan County Auditor’s office. “If you have not received your ballot by Friday, Oct. 28, please contact the Auditors Office at 509-422-7240,” said Jury [...]

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