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

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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Ecology to conduct survey work on channel above Zosel Dam

OROVILLE – Survey crews are taking measurements this week to better understand and profile changes that occur over time in the channel of the Okanogan River above Zosel Dam in Oroville.

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County Commissioners spend nearly $90,000 in one month to fight lawsuit

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioners spent nearly $90,000 for one month of legal services to defend their refusal to pay the Court Administrator compensation set by Superior Court Judges Christopher Culp and Hank Rawson, according to official county documents.

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Oroville Hornet Football clips Soap Lake Eagle’s wings

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets made the long journey to Soap Lake, one of their furthest road games, and returned with a 50-28 victory for their trouble last Friday, Oct. 7.

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Getting Fired Up

Hornet Homecoming against Bridgeport Friday night, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Ben Prince Field.

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Forum features state, as well as local candidates

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum took place at Vicki’s Backdoor Club on Thursday, Oct. 6 and had an attendance of about 50 people in search of more information on those running in this November’s general election.

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Oroville accepts $339K EDA Public Works grant for road improvements

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council voted to approve acceptance of an $839,784 Public Works Grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to improve road infrastructure near the Cascade & Columbia Railroad’s railhead.

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Make a U Turn in Oroville and it’ll cost you

OROVILLE – Oroville Police Chief Todd Hill presented a new ordinance banning U-Turns on Oroville streets at the city council’s Tuesday, Oct. 4 meeting.

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Lake Management District meeting to be rescheduled

OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association is still considering starting a Lake Management District to help fund treatment to stem the spread of Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic noxious weeds — but their plans to hold a meeting Thursday, Oct. 8 have been postponed.

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Green Okanogan presents at Oroville Chamber

OROVILLE – Kyle Siekmann from Green Okanogan pled his case for recycling at last Thursday’s Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting.

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