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 is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

Stories by Gary DeVon

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Out of My Mind: Everyone loves the circus

I have fond memories of watching the Wenatchee Youth Circus when it used to come to town. As a kid it was one of the special events that remains in my memories today and I was disappointed that they did not come to town more often. While Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce president, I had the [...]

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May Festival a tremendous effort

Dear Editor,
Having moved back to Oroville at the end of last year, I felt a great need to jump in and give back to the community in which I grew up. In 1988 I had the honor of representing Oroville as a May Festival Princess, so of course, May Day seemed like the perfect place to use my extra energy towards helping my home town.

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Next fall’s elections should be interesting

OKANOGAN COUNTY – It looks like next fall’s election is shaping up to be an interesting one as several local offices have incumbents facing challengers.

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Osoyoos Lake serves as ‘beautiful’ backdrop for Rally at the Border Blues Fest

OROVILLE – They may have left singing the blues, but no one who attended last Saturday’s Rally at the Border Blues Fest left unhappy. Between 350 and 400 people attended the festival, now in it’s second year. An increase in attendance by more than 100, according to organizers. Visitors came from as far away as Vancouver BC, Seattle and Twin Falls Idaho.

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Remembering Mount St. Helens

Can you believe it’s been 35 years since Mount St. Helens blew her top. May 18, 1980 had many different impacts on those living in the Pacific Northwest depending on where you were, but many of us still remember what they were doing when they heard the news.

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Slideshow: 2015 May Festival

Oroville’s 2015 May Festival

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County commissioners, not EMS board decides on interlocal agreement

OROVILLE – The Oroville EMS has been struggling about what to do regarding a lack of trained personnel to operate the ambulance and has been considering going to a private company for service

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Oroville May Festival this weekend

OROVILLE – “Red Carpet Magic” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which marks the 81st Anniversary of the Oroville’s premier annual event.

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The Puzzle of Autoimmunity

Dear Editor,
Puzzles seem to beg for solving, no more so than the puzzle of autoimmunity. Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Crohn’s Disease, type 1 diabetes and many more are unfortunately common in the Pacific Northwest. In fact no state has a higher percentage count of autoimmunity patients than Washington.

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Forresters are May Fest Grand Marshals

OROVILLE – Dane and Joyce Forrester are this year’s May Day Grand Marshals and their choice by the May Festival Committee is somewhat of a departure from choosing someone from the “older generation,” but well deserved.

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