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

Ornamental Change

Members of Oroville Streetscape and other volunteers have been changing the color of the lightbulbs on the Oroville Community Christmas decorations to make the lighted poinsettias more recognizable this holiday season.

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Shocked by professors suggestion

Dear Editor,
I read the letter from Tom Hastings concerning repealing the 2nd Amendment. I also read the fine response letters explaining and defending the 2nd Amendment.

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Oroville Police get better connected

OROVILLE – Oroville Police Chief Todd Hill requested a change in cell phone service and equipment at the Nov. 3 council meeting that will help his officer’s stay better connected when out on patrol.

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Essential that governments meet responsibilities

Dear Editor,
A few words about the recent Canada, United States trans-border Osoyoos Lake Water Science Forum in British Columbia Canada.

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Patricia ‘Pat’ Jean Lorz

Patricia “Pat” Jean Lorz, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away on November 1, 2015 in Chewelah, Washington at the age of 69. Pat was born on December 30, 1945, the daughter of Forest and Marjorie (Wishon) Stephenson. Pat was born and raised near Long Beach, Calif. In 1978 she moved to Loomis, Wash. [...]

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Election Update: Looks like Tonasket Parks & Rec. District has approval of voters

OKANOGAN – Even after two ballot counts, approval of the Tonasket Parks and Recreation District seems assured and two incumbent school directors may have lost their seats on their boards if the follow-up ballot counts continues along the same lines as the election night count and the second count on Friday.

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A dream come true

Dear Editor,
My name is Paul Fuchs, I am 11-years-old and I am attending the Oroville Elementary School. Like every year my friend and I went Trick or Treating on Main Street, we enjoy a good time together and the candies too.

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Looks like Tonasket Parks & Rec. District has approval of voters

OKANOGAN – Approval of the Tonasket Parks and Recreation District seems assured and two incumbent school directors may have lost their seats on their school boards if the follow-up ballot counts continues in the same direction as the first count after Tuesday’s General Election.

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Why A Parks and Recreation District for Tonasket

Dear Editor,
I began swimming at the Tonasket pool when it was first opened and always considered it to be my pool. However, I’ve not lived within Tonasket City limits, never paid city taxes and thus never supported the operation and maintenance of “my” pool with anything more than a family season pass

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Excellent opportunity to build a pool

Dear Editor,
I am writing on behalf of the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce in support of the Tonasket Parks and Recreation District on the ballot in the upcoming election. The city has an excellent opportunity to have a pool built from funds donated thru the Tonasket Pool committee but the city would not be able to afford the maintenance costs of a pool.

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