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, April 20, 2017

Running for Tribal Council?
Dear Editor,
This is a letter to all those vying for a position on the Tribal Council. You should do three things after becoming an elected representative.

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Newhouse listening event cancelled

Citing complications in his wife’s cancer treatment, U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse is unable to host the listing session he had planned for Okanogan County on April 20. “As many of you know, several years ago my wife Carol was diagnosed with cancer. Through her amazing strength and determination and with the help of talented medical [...]

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Chris Branch

Commissioner Branch to address Community Meeting In Okanogan

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Commissioner Chris Branch will speak to citizens about his first months in office and the important issues before the county. This public meeting will be held at the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee Street, Okanogan on April 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Dam safety state priority; few failures in over century

OLYMPIA – After the Oroville Dam crisis in February forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate their California homes, Washingtonians may wonder if the dams that surround them are in danger of failing.

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Oroville Elementary hosts Leadership Day

OROVILLE — Oroville Elementary School hosted Leadership Day as a way of showing how the Leader In Me Program is working. The public was invited to eat lunch, listen to a short musical program and then to tour the classrooms with students as their guides.

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West Family Homestead opens in Tonasket

TONASKET – Recently, Kris West and her daughter in-law Amanda West have opened their new shop, West Family Homestead in Tonasket.

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10th Annual Kite Day

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Canadian suspected of human smuggling arrested near Molson

OROVILLE – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Oroville Station arrested six people involved in alien smuggling on Feb. 8.

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Paz Lopez selected 2017 May Festival Queen

Hannah McCoy and Estifenny Carillo are May Fest Princesses “If I could accomplish only one thing in life it would be to make others happy and to make my family very proud of me.” Queen Paz Lopez, 2017 Oroville May Festival OROVILLE — Paz Lopez is this year’s 2017 May Festival Queen and Hannah McCoy [...]

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Local school bonds still failing to get 60 percent

OKANOGAN – The second count of the Tuesday, Feb. 14 election, which included ballots for school facilities improvements in three school districts, Tonasket, Okanogan and Bridgeport, are not faring well and each could go down to defeat for not getting the 60 percent needed for approval.

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