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, November 24, 2016

SPLC an anti-hate group Dear Editor, I’d like to correct a pretty bad mistake made by Rosa Snider. She claimed that the Southern Poverty Law Center is “one of the most prejudice and radical hate groups in the nation.” This could not be further from the truth. The SPLC is actually an anti-hate group. All [...]

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Always time to count our blessings

So maybe your candidate didn’t win this election, but no matter what goes on around us, Thanksgiving gives us a chance to count our blessings.

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Updated: Oroville woman perishes in house fire

OROVILLE — A 77-year-old Oroville woman was found dead in her house Monday, Nov. 14, after firefighters extinguished the fire that destroyed her home that afternoon.

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Third general election ballot count shows no changes in leads

OKANOGAN – While there is still one ballot count scheduled before election certification, yesterday’s count will not affect the eventual outcome of Chris Branch and Andy Hover winning seats on the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners and Jerry Asmussen on the Okanogan County PUD Board.

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Asmussen, Branch and Hover hang on to their general election leads

OKANOGAN – Monday’s second count of the general election ballots showed little change in the outcome of the Nov. 8 general election for local candidates other than the narrowest of increases in the leads of the two top candidates for Okanogan County Commissioner positions – Andy Hover and Chris Branch. And, while still unofficial, it seems Jerry Asmessen will be the newest PUD Commissioner from the North County.

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Oroville Schools Veterans Day Assembly in photos


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Hover, Branch and Asmussen lead in first count of General Election votes

OKANOGAN – While it’s too soon to call any races, there are some interesting results in local contests in the first ballot count in Tuesday’s General Election.

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Slideshow: Halloween in Oroville

Children of all ages enjoyed Oroville’s Halloween this year with a chance to chose their own pumpkin for the very youngest to the Downtown Trick or Treating, as well as the business costume and decoration contest, sponsored by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.

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Letters to the Editor, Oct. 27, 2016

Replace Kennedy
Dear Editor,
I hope the voters will replace Sheila Kennedy as county commissioner. In watching the commissioners over the last four years, it seemed like to me that they really didn’t want to hear what people in the county had to say-they had their own agenda.

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Letter unfairly painted County Commissioner candidate Branch

One of the first things to suffer in contested elections, are the facts. A letter writer recently implied criminal behavior, taking aim at a County Commissioner candidate regarding a federal grant.

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