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

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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Slideshow: Seen at the Okanogan County Fair 2016

Seen at the Okanogan County Fair 2016

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Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the candidates

Not sure how many of you were able to watch the Presidential Debate on Monday evening. While it may not have change your mind or solidified your opinion – it was an opportunity to educate ourselves on who is running for our nation’s highest office.

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Oroville Housing Authority has new director

Sue Edick brings years of experience to job OROVILLE – Sue Edick has taken over the job of executive director of the Oroville Housing Authority, which manages low-income and agriculture housing in Oroville. Edick started the job on Monday, Sept. 19, taking over for Cheryl Lewis who has retired from the position, but has agreed [...]

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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 29, 2016

Kangaroo courts and railroading
Dear Editor,
After attending the latest candidate forum held in Okanogan County, a few things stood out.

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Cheryl Lewis stepping down as Oroville Housing Director

OROVILLE – She says it’s hard to let go, but after 20 years Cheryl Lewis has stepped down as the Executive Director of the Oroville Housing Authority.

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Rail History tour leads to Oroville

Over 50 members of the Great Northern Railway Historical Society took a detour following their national convention in Spokane this month to follow the historic path of the railway in a three- day circle tour.

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