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 the 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

Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald remain county’s Newspapers of Record

OKANOGAN – With the county commissioners’ decision to accept NCW Media, Inc.’s bid for their legal advertising the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald remain Okanogan County’s official newspaper of public record.

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Oroville asks county to encourage eastside sewer hook-ups

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a letter to the county commissioners asking them to encourage connection to the Eastside Sewer Project.

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Out of My Mind 29

Area losing lastlocal ‘daily’ paper

You probably didn’t read about it in the Wenatchee World,which I find strange, but that publication will no longer be delivered to theresidents of the north county — at least not by paperboys and papergirls. Toget the newspaper subscribers will have to get their daily through the postoffice and then the news will be more like yester-daily. Not a good sign forour one remaining daily newspaper with at least some coverage of the county.

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Letters to the Editor, March 14

Eliminating Women’s Health

It is disappointing that the Republican Party andspecifically the right-wing conservatives are actually working against healthcare for women and children. In February, the House of Representatives, nowcontrolled by the Republicans and the Tea Party caucus voted to eliminate thefinancing for Title 10 known as the family-planning program.

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Oroville tennis defeats Wilson Creek

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets tennis team took on Wilson creek on Tuesday, March 22 and the girls’ team won.

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Oroville boys’ soccer falls to Okanogan, Tonasket

OROVILLE – The Oroville boys’ soccer team lost on the road and at home last week in early season match-ups against Okanogan and Tonasket.

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Oroville Hornets lose double-header to LB Lions

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets baseball team dropped two games to the Liberty Bell Lions last week.

The Hornets lost the first game by one point, 8 to 7.

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Oroville track breaks 2 school records at Ephrata

EPHRATA – The Oroville track and field team competed at the Ray Cross Invitational last Saturday, March 25 at Ephrata with two Hornet girls breaking OHS records.

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Seattle filmmakers Geoff Klein and Mo Fine presented the Tumbleweed Film Festival’s ‘Best of Fest’ over two nights at the Rockwall Winery in Omak on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. The festival was well attended and most people seemed to en

Tumbleweed Film Festival presented ‘Best of Fest’ at Rockwall Cellars

OMAK – Omak was the scene of the Tumbleweed Film Festival’s”Best of Fest” featuring two nights of short films from around the world thatwere drawn from the annual film festival held in Oroville the previous August.

The Best of Fest took place at Rockwall Cellars, a popularwinery located just outside of Omak, with winery owners Doug and Sandy Sheetsacting as the evening’s hosts. Seattle Filmmakers Geoff Klein and Mo Fine, withthe help of their friends here and on the west side, began the Tumbleweed FilmFestival in Oroville last year as a way to feature local wine and beer withshort films from around the world. The festival, with a full slate of newfilms, will return to Oroville for three nights this year, Aug. 4, 5 and 6 andwill take place at three venues, Veranda Beach Resort on Thursday, EstherBricques Winery on Friday and Alpine Brewery on Saturday. Tickets are availableonline at http://www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com/ and at the door.

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Garrett chosen to fill empty school board seat

OROVILLE – Patti Garrett was chosen to fill the school director seat left empty when director Jerry Nelson retired from the board last month.

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