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

Exercise has benefits for all ages and Studio Fit and Fab offers many opportunities to get in shape at 2002 Main Street in Oroville. submitted photo

Studio Fit and Fab now offering fitness classes

OROVILLE – Studio Fit and Fab opened in January of this year and has a grand opening scheduled for Feb. 20 through Feb. 26.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 16, 2012

Family home evening

Dear Editor,
Concerning the family, big or small, one thing is for sure, they are important! So, what makes a family so important?

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Briety Tufte, a professional dance instructor, will be teaching ballet to people of all ages in classes to be held at the Oroville Fitness Center. Registration is this Thursday. Photo by Gary DeVon

Ballerina offers classes at Oroville Fitness

OROVILLE – Breity Tufte will be teaching ballet for all ages at the Oroville Fitness Center beginning this spring.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
The Burnells - Noah, Heather, Ellamae, Elija and Jasper. The couple recently opened the Phoenix Café and Gallery in the old Inn at Molson location. Submitted photo.

Burnells open the Phoenix Cafe and Gallery at Molson

MOLSON – Noah and Heather Burnell have recently taken over the Inn at Molson and transformed it into the Phoenix Café and Gallery.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Dam plan blasted before Oroville Council

OROVILLE – Joseph Enzensperger approached the Oroville City Council to ask that they consider opposing Okanogan County PUD’s current plan to generate hydroelectric power at Enloe Dam because of the high cost and potential to dewater the Similkameen Falls below.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }
Judge Burchard

Judge Burchard won’t seek return to the bench

OKANOGAN – After 19 years on the bench, Judge Jack Burchard has announced that it is time to retire and he will not be seeking a sixth term.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Assessor says personal property tax list is due

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Assessor, Scott Furman, is reminding everyone that owns a business, ranch, farm or orchard in in the county that they are required by state law to provide the assessor with an itemized list of all personal property as of Jan. 1 of each year.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Ballots for Oroville and Tonasket Schools M&O levies due back by Tuesda

NORTH COUNTY – Voters in the Tonasket and Oroville School Districts have been asked to approve two-year Maintenance and Operations levies to replace levies approved in 2010.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

NCW Ice Fishing Festival is Saturday, Feb. 18

MOLSON – The 2012 North Central Washington Ice Fishing Festival will be the Saturday of Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 18 at Molson.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Title IX raises questions for Oroville School Board

OROVILLE – The fact post season tournaments for boys and girls wrestling are held at two different locations raised the question of whether a volunteer coach could stand in the corner for the girls and still meet federal Title IX requirements.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }