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

Newly reelected Oroville Council Members (standing, L-R) Ed Naillon, Walt Hart III and Neysa Roley are sworn in at the Tuesday, Dec. 19 council meeting. City Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Jones led the three council members in the oath while Councilmen Tony Koepk

Oroville adopts 2012 budget of $6.5 million

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville adopted a $6,519,580 budget on Tuesday, Dec. 19, the last council meeting of 2011.

The budget provides $1,482,000 in total current expense, with some of the larger budget items in current expense being $540,450 for Law Enforcement, $163,500 in General Governmental Services/Finance/Administration, $145,100 in Ambulance Services, $142,000 in Planning and Community Development, $83,500 for the Airport and $68,000 for Fire Control.

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Canadian man tries to drive wife home after she dies near Pasco

OKANOGAN – Tonasket Police are conducting an investigation after they contacted a Canadian man on his way back to Canada with his dead wife.

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Out of My Mind, Jan. 22, 2011

Christmas a time to reflect on peace
Christmas and the holidays through a child’s eyes. As we publish an avalanche of Letters to Santa before forwarding them to the North Pole we can just about recapture what a magical time it truly is.

If only we could view Christmas and the holidays through a child’s eyes. As we publish an avalanche of Letters to Santa before forwarding them to the North Pole we can just about recapture what a magical time it truly is.

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Letters to the Editor, Dec. 22, 2011

Check credit card statements
Dear Gary,
Checking charges on my credit card bill, I noticed a charge for $75.38 to a company called DRI*CA.COMSOFTWARE. Knowing I had no such dealings with this business; nor did I have anything on my computer with such a title, I called the number given. I was given the usual “run-around”. Finally they agreed to refund my money soon.
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Out of My Mind, Dec. 15, 2011

Time for the one percent to ante up

Everyone should live within their means – this is true for governments as well as people. You should only spend based upon your income/revenue.

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Oroville receives TIB grant for street improvement

OROVILLE – Oroville will receive a state Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) grant to improve Ironwood Street and portions of Fir with pavement overlays.

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School Supt. Quick to discuss district financing at chamber meeting

OROVILLE – Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick is scheduled to speak at the next Oroville Chamber of Commerce meeting today, Thursday, Nov. 8 at Trino’s Restaurant at 1 p.m.

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Roofs in desperate need of repair on both Oroville High School and Elementa

OROVILLE – It was thought the Oroville Elementary building had the roof in most need of repair, but a recent survey of the district’s facilities shows the high school roof is just as bad if not worse.

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Student Rep. Katie Tietje being sworn in at the last Oroville School Board meeting. Photo by Gary DeVon

Tietje sworn in as student representative to Oroville School Board

OROVILLE – Before rushing off to basketball practice, Katie Tietje was sworn in as the student representative to the Oroville School Board at their Monday, Nov. 28 board meeting.

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Washington State Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander swears in Chris Culp as the new Okanogan County Superior Court Judge in a ceremony held at the commissioners' hearing room last Friday, Dec. 2. Judge Culp, who was appointed to the position by Gov. Ch

Good guys really do wear black: Culp sworn in as Okanogan County Superior C

OKANOGAN – Surrounded by peers, family and friends, Chris Culp made history when he was sworn in as Okanogan County’s newest Superior Court Judge by state Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander.

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