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

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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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 15, 2016

Writing too many litigation checks
Dear Editor,
The county commissioners have recently given final approval to both the county Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Ordinance. These documents now will guide land use in the county.

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Peggy Appel Adams

Peggy Appel Adams passed away at the age of 88 on Monday, August 29th. She died peacefully at Hospice House of Spokane with her son at her side.

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The Pastime Bar & Grill will be transforming into a 21-and-over establishment starting this week. There will be new hours and other big changes are in store, like turning the restraunt half into a lounge, with an emphasis on sporting events, like the Seahawks games which will show on a new 110" television. Gary DeVon/staff photo

Pastime Bar & Grill making big changes

OROVILLE – Tim and Dianna Naillon, the owners of the Pastime Bar and Grill, today announced several big changes are in store for the establishment.

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Firewise Workshop Sept. 24

WINTHROP – Okanogan Conservation District, in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Okanogan County Fire District 6, is holding a Firewise workshop on Saturday, Sept 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink located at 208 White Avenue, Winthrop, Wash. Presenters from the conservation district, DNR, [...]

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Earthquake shakes Okanogan Valley

OLIVER, BC – An earthquake centered east of Oliver, BC rumbled the Okanogan Valley and shook people on both sides of the border this morning.

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Oroville Hornet Football swarms LB Mountain Lions

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets wasted no time in defeating the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions in a one-sided home field game last Friday, finishing the night 61-12.

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Letters to the Editor Sept. 8, 2016

Kennedy should put end to unsavory rhetoric
Dear Editor,
Two letters attacking our Superior Court Judges and Commissioner candidate Chris Branch appeared in the newspaper recently (G-T Aug. 18 & 25 issues). Citizens county-wide, including Districts 2 and 3, will be choosing between Branch and Sheilah Kennedy in the November general election, so this misinformation must be addressed.

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