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


All local school levies passing in first ballot count

Next count scheduled for Friday, Feb. 16 OKANOGAN COUNTY – Local school levies from Oroville to Pateros were carrying the day in the first ballot count of the Tuesday, Feb. 13 general election. In Okanogan County, the Oroville School District’s request for a two-year Maintenance and Operations Levy of $1,497,371 to be collected in 2019 [...]

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Two Oroville High School juniors seek 2018 Oroville May Festival Queen’s crown

OROVILLE – Two young ladies are seeking to be selected as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen and Princess. They are Madison Whiteaker and Jennifer Cisneros, both juniors at Oroville High School. The girls will represent Oroville during May Festival, as well as community events throughout the region.

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Oroville and Tonasket Schools seek levy funding

NORTH COUNTY – Oroville and Tonasket School Districts are going to the voter to ask for two-year levies to help fund programs and operations that the state does not provide money for.

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Cops, Courts & 911 Calls

911 Calls & Jail Bookings Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 Fraud on N. Fourth Ave. in Okanogan. Trespassing on Patterson Creek Rd. near Tonasket. Trespassing on Rehmke Rd. near Tonasket. Trespassing on Cape Labelle Rd. near Tonasket. Theft on Epley Rd. near Omak. Firearm reported missing. Theft on Talkire Lake Rd. near Tonasket. Firewood reported missing. [...]

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Lakeside Pharmacy comes to Oroville

OROVILLE – After many months of preparation and remodeling, Lakeside Pharmacy has opened its doors on Monday, Jan. 7. At 1117 Main in Oroville. The owners of the new pharmacy are, husband and wife, Mike and Stephanie Steinman….

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Sitzmark Ski Hill open for Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend

NORTH COUNTY – Sitzmark Ski Hill opened Saturday, Jan. 13 and will be open through the Martin Luther King Jr long weekend, according to the Sitzmark Ski Club.

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Oroville student chooses HOPE for Senior Project

OROVILLE – Oroville senior Stephanie Rodriguez has chosen to work for the homeless as her Senior Project.

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2017: A look back at the news, newsmakers

The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune takes a look at just a few of the headlines from the Gazette-Tribune during the year that was, 2017.

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Tonasket man arrested for fleeing police on New Year’s eve

OKANOGAN – A Tonasket man who was fleeing from police at a high rate of speed about two miles east of Omak on New Year’s eve, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a road sign, according to the Washington State Patrol. At 4:53 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, WSP Trooper Kelvin Fox attempted [...]

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Sharon A. Allard

Update: Okanogan man dies of gunshot wounds; wife now murder suspect

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s says a man shot in the early morning hours in Okanogan Wednesday, Dec. 20, has died of his wounds and his wife, Sharon A. Allard, 54, is now under investigation for murder.

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