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

CJ Mathews won the 110 hurdles at the Tonasket Invitational Track meet last Friday. Photo by Terry Mills

Oroville Track finishes near top at Tonasket Invite

TONASKET – The Oroville track team traveled to the Tonasket Invitational Track & Field Meet Friday April 15 and finished in second in the girls division and third in the boys division.

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Nespelem man sent to prison for 2006 murder on Colville Reservation

SPOKANE – A Nespelem man found guilty of the second degree murder of a fellow member of the Colville Confederated Tribes has been sent to prison.

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Oroville readying summer vacation rentals at Veterans Memorial Park

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council was updated on the readiness of vacation rentals being prepared at Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park at their Tuesday, April 19 meeting.

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Oroville school board approves redistricting map

OROVILLE – The Oroville School Board approved a map outlining the redistricting of the school district into four school director election areas based on the 2010 census data.

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Keith Collier, Train Master of the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad, gives a presentation to the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at their Thursday, April 14 meeting. Photo by Gary DeVon

Train Master speaks with Oroville Chamber

OROVILLE – Keith Collier, Train Master with the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad made a presentation to the Oroville Chamber of Commerce on the short lines impacts on the local economy.

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Morton’s heavy-haul corridor bill goes to governor for signature

OLYMPIA – The state legislature has approved a measure sponsored by Seventh District Senator Bob Morton, (R), to extend the heavy-haul industrial corridor designation on State Route 97.

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Emily Graham takes sixth at Western Semi-finals

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Emily Graham finished sixth in Individual Open Western Horsemanship at the Western Semi-Finals held in Springfield, Missouri.

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Oroville softball has rough season start

OROVILLE – The Oroville fastpitch softball team is having a rough start to their season with losses coming on their home diamond against Curlew, Tonasket and Okanogan.

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Hornets host Eagle Home Mortgage Oroville Invitational

OROVILLE – Despite cold and windy conditions, the Hornet track and field team hosted the Eagle Home Mortage Oroville Invitational on April 2 with Cascade finishing first for the girls and Republic for the boys.

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Oroville Soccer has a very good week

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets boys’ soccer team had a very good week last week with wins against Liberty Bell at home and Tonasket on the road.

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