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

Marylou Kriner

Marylou’s, a variety store on Central in Oroville

OROVILLE – Mary Lou Kriner, a self-described “transplanted coastie,” has been living here for five years and recently opened Marylou’s Gifts and More at 722 Central Ave. in Oroville, Marylou’s is a “competitively priced variety store, our first day of business was Oct. 15 and our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. [...]

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Local candidates speak at Oroville Chamber of Commerce

OROVILLE – Several candidates for local county office were welcomed to the Thursday, Oct 11 meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce to say why they were seeking office.

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Parents watch your kids

Dear Editor,

I thought I bought the perfect house when I got one on a dead end street next to the school. Three bedroom, two bath, fenced back yard.

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EMS Levy passage important

Dear Gary,

In the upcoming general election you will find two levy requests of 25 cents per thousand from the Rural Emergency Medical Service and the City of Oroville Emergency Medical Service. These are the two agencies responsible for providing ambulance service to the Oroville area.

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The Plaza Restaurant

The Plaza Restaurant and Lounge open on Main in Oroville

OROVILLE – Trinidad Medina, probably best known locally for his Trino’s Mexican Restaurant, has opened The Plaza Restaurant and Lounge at 1412 Main Street in Oroville in the former Yo Yo’s location. Medina is originally from Mexico, but has been an Okanogan County resident for over 37 years. The Plaza Restaurant has been open for [...]

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Halloween Happenings: Party at Vicki’s Unique Boutique on Friday evening

NORTH COUNTY – This Halloween promises a lot of fun things to do in the North County, including the return of The Haunted Hayride and the Oroville Downtown Trick or Treat.

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No candidates ‘invited’

Dear Gary,

A candidate for a local political position called me this past week asking me how she had missed the invite to present at our last Oroville Chamber meeting. I assured her that out of the six local candidates that presented, none of them had been “invited” by the chamber.

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A commissioner for all

Dear Editor,

I am writing this in support of Commissioner Don (Bud) Hover for re-election. Having worked directly for the Okanogan County Commissioners for 20 years I can tell you that Bud is a dedicated and honest commissioner. He is not only knowledgeable, but takes action at various levels of government fighting for the issues that concern the citizens of the county.

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G-T worthy reflection of community

Dear Editor,

You and your staff at the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune are worthy recipients of the first place award you were given by the WNPA. Knowing the time you have spent as a concerned and involved community leader and editor, this award recognized accomplishments you and your paper have been performing for years.

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Vicki's Unique Boutique

Vicki’s Unique Boutique brings building back to life

OROVILLE – Vicki’s Unique Boutique has opened at 1423 Main in the former Pub Tavern, which was at one time a bowling alley, so there’s lots of space for their goods, Vicki Hart is from Corvallis, Ore. and she moved here with her husband Walt, an Oroville native, in 1999. “We opened a thrift store [...]

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