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

Travis Loudon is given the oath of office as the Oroville School Board's newest director at the Monday, July 30 meeting. Photo by Gary DeVon

Travis Loudon newest member of Oroville School Board

OROVILLE – Travis Loudon, a 2001 graduate of Oroville High School, was chosen to fill the remaining empty position on the Oroville School Board at the board’s Monday, July 30 meeting.

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Agent in Charge Richard Graham retires from U.S. Border Patrol

OROVILLE – Richard “Dick” Graham, Agent in Charge at the Oroville Station of the U.S. Border Patrol for the past 15 years is hanging up his spurs and riding off into the sunset.

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Geoff Klein, Mo Fine and Esther Bricques winemakers Steve and Linda Colvin welcome movie-goers to the barrel room which has been converted to a theater for the TwIFF.

Three nights of great short films in Oroville at Tumbleweed Film Festival

OROVILLE – The Tumbleweed International Film Festival presented 33 short films over three nights, featuring everything from documentaries, to an Oscar winning animated film.

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Tumbleweed Film Festival a great experience

Tumbleweed Film Festival a great experience

For those who missed the Tumbleweed International Film Festival this year, you missed out on a great film-going experience.

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Letters to the Editor, August 9, 2012

Tonasket mayor off base

Dear Editor,
As Executive Director of Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN), I would like to clarify the inaccurate and irresponsible statements made by Tonasket Mayor Patrick Plumb in the article
“Council asked for public transport input” published in the August 2nd issue of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune.

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Funding issues could delay street project

TONASKET – State budget woes could force the cancellation or delay of a much-needed road project that the Washington DOT had scheduled to repair Whitcomb Ave. through Tonasket in the spring or summer of 2013.

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John Artorbum, senior fish biologist with the Colville Confederated Tribes, was the first to testify at the International Joint Commission's public meeting held in Oroville. The IJC Commissioners in attendance were (L-R) Lana Pollack, U.S. Section Chair;

Public asks for more predictability in Lake Osoyoos water levels

OROVILLE – With the current orders regulating Lake Osoyoos water levels about to expire next February, the International Joint Commission (IJC) held the first of two public comment meetings in Oroville last Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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Buckhorn mine fined $395,000 for water quality violations

YAKIMA – The state Department of Ecology issued a penalty of $395,000 to Crown Resources Corp. for water quality violations at the Buckhorn Mountain gold mine near Chesaw, but Crown says it will appeal, especially those fines related to a landslide.

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Letters to the Editor, August 2, 2012

Via con Dios

Dear Editor,
Amigos – Well, the day has finally arrived! I entered on duty with the Patrol September 24, 1984, Class 165. Today, July 31, 2012, is my last day in green.

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Six-year or three-year EMS Levy?

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed whether they should ask for a six-year replacement of the EMS levy which will soon expire or seek a three-year levy as suggested by the rural EMS district.

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