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

‘Take a Walk to Remember’

OROVILLE- Queen Julissa Alvarez, Princesses Gwen Hankins, Taralyn Fox and Mariya Mathis extend a royal invitation to attend this year’s 85th annual Oroville May Festival with events on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11. With a theme of “A Walk to Remember,” the festivities begin with the crowning of the royalty on Friday at [...]

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Richard Earl Moultrie

Richard Earl Moultrie, 81, passed away April 21, 2019 at his home in Washington. Richard was born in Salmon, Idaho.

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Mike & Kay Sibley this year’s May Fest Grand Marshals

OROVILLE – Mike and Kay Sibley, local historians and retired educators, have been named this year’s Oroville May Festival Grand Marshals.

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Celebration of Life

A celebration of life for Al Robinson will be held on May 18th at 11 a.m. at the Oroville Free Methodist Church…

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Oroville’s Arbor Day Celebration Thursday, April 18

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Arbor Day ceremony will be held on Main Street in front of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune office on Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m. A new Lollipop Maple tree will be planted to replace a tree removed last year. The high school choir will be singing and refreshments will be provided by [...]

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School district weighing options to update facilities

OROVILLE – After being denied grants funding from the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) and the Safe Schools grant, Oroville School District is weighing its options and considering going to the voters for approval of a capital levy.

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Gary DeVon/staff photo U.S. Border Patrol Agents assist the Oroville Police during a lockdown at the Oroville School District on Tuesday,k March 26.

Update: Oroville teen lied about being kidnapped at knifepoint

OROVILLE – A 13-year-old Oroville High School student has been charged with false reporting after texting friends that she was being held against her will.

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Oroville schools locked down for second time this month

OROVILLE – The Oroville School District sent out a text alert to parents notifying them of the second lockdown this month. The text stated the reason as being a student “was in danger.”

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TRIO plans fun in Oroville, Friday, March 22

TRIO works in Okanogan County OROVILLE – Okanogan County TRIO Upward Bound programs from Okanogan, Omak Tonasket and Oroville High schools have decided to ask the community to come join us at the Oroville Elementary School on Friday, March 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a couple hours of fun There will be [...]

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Juvenile accused of fatally shooting his father

OROVILLE – A 14-year-old Oroville boy allegedly shot and killed his father outside the family home on Emry Road on Tuesday, March 12.

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