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

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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 Gary DeVon/staff photos Groundwater and snowmelt in settling pond where water is collected prior to treatment at the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw.

Ecology warns Buckhorn mine of water permit violation

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Ecology recently issued a Notice of Violation to Kinross Gold Corporation and its subsidiary Crown Resources for violating the requirements of its wastewater discharge permit.

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Slideshow: Tis’ the Season

Christmas 2017

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Oroville Hornets defeat Pateros at home

OROVILLE – The Hornet basketball team took on the Pateros boys and girls teams at Coulton Auditorium last Wednesday night with Oroville claiming victory in both games.

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Okanogan woman arrested for attempting to kill husband

OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office has arrested Sharon A. Allard, 54, Okanogan, for shooting her husband just after midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 20.

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Oroville Police investigating suspicious apartment fire

OROVILLE – The Oroville Police Department are looking into the cause of a fire that has left the tenants of a fourplex homeless while the landlord makes repairs.

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