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

Oroville considering extension of interim Critical Areas Ordinance

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to consider an additional extension of the interim Critical Areas Ordinance to allow for time to complete the final draft of a new ordinance.

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Toast of Oroville Wine Festival Saturday, July 30

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Toast of Oroville Wine Festival will be held at City Park on July 30 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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Tonasket approves six-year transportation plan

TONASKET – Tonasket approved their six-year transportation plan at the city council’s July 12 meeting.

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Tonasket receives $1.2 million to construct Bonaparte Creek sewer project

TONASKET – Tonasket has received a forgivable principal loan of more than $1.2 million from the state to construct the Bonaparte Creek Area Sanitary Sewer Project.

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“In Search of Nectar,” an example of local artist Jim Weaver’s work in watercolor. He will have a Watercolor Art Show at the Oroville Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday during Heritage Days. The artist says 20 percent of the proceeds f

Oroville Heritage and Airport Fly-in Days this weekend

OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society brings Heritage and Airport Fly-in Days to Oroville this Friday and Saturday.

The activities surrounding Heritage Days and the Airport Fly-in recount moments in Oroville history and take place around town and at Oroville’s Dorothy Scott Memorial International Airport. These include a historical walk around town, war-time displays at the Depot Museum and information about a world record holding glider pilot who grew up in Oroville….

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Oroville Heritage and Airport Fly-in Days set for July 23 and 24

OROVILLE – This year’s Oroville Heritage and Airport Fly-in Days promises some old favorites as well as new activities.

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Tonasket student accepted into Washington Aerospace Scholars Program

SEATTLE – Russell Perry from Tonasket will be participating in the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency Program July 17-22 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle this summer.

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Oroville City Council updated on mosquito spraying

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard an update on the city’s plan to spray for mosquitoes and learned that staff is recommending treating some wetlands adjacent to the city limits.

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Oroville looking to lease ambulance while wrecked unit out of service

OROVILLE – The City of Oroville is trying to find a second ambulance to lease while it’s determined whether repairs can be made to the main unit, which was damaged when struck by another vehicle.

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<p class=MsoNormal align=right style='text-align:right'><span style='font-family:Arial'>Photo by Gary DeVon</span></p><p class=MsoBodyText2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Joan Hoehn at the Oroville School District office preparingfor a t

Oroville School District hires Joan Hoehn as new elementary principal

OROVILLE-Oroville School District has found a new elementary school principal that hails from the “show me” state of Missouri.

“After going through the interview process last Friday, as well as doing background checks today, I am pleased to announce that our new elementary school principal for the 2011/12 school year will be Joan Hoehn,” writes Superintendent Steve Quick in a release last Monday.

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