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

Update: Ray Campbell official winner of county commissioner race

OKANOGAN – It looks like Ray L. Campbell will be the new Okanogan County Commissioner in Position 2, according to the results of the manual recount released Tuesday evening.

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Do-nothing Republican anti-tax jihad

Dear Editor,

Republicans have become a consummate negative force in American politics. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said he will not implement the state health insurance exchanges mandated in the Affordable Care Act. In other words, one politician’s crazed ideology will keep millions of his state’s citizens from receiving mandated health care.

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Shopping local, the real homeland security

A few years back members of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce attended a presentation in Tonasket about the importance of shopping local. The presentation was hosted by the Tonasket Chamber, and although well attended by the hometown crowd, it could have had better representation from those of us up north.

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Leah Colbert and Heather Rodriguez

Heather Rodriguez joins Leah Cathryn Day Spa team

Day Spa Grand Opening Friday and Saturday OROVILLE – Heather Rodriguez will be doing manicures and pedicures at Leah Cathryn Day Spa in Oroville. She and her husband Victor moved here from California 20 years ago. “We have enjoyed raising our boys her where they could enjoy our beautiful nature and experience all four seasons [...]

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Jackelyn Loera

Cowgirl Connections welcomes Jackelyn Loera

OROVILLE – Justine Salazar, owner of Cowgirl Connection, is welcoming Jackelyn Loera to to her salon in Oroville. Loera, who hails from Oroville, will offer salon services by appointment. These include haircuts, coloring and waxing. “I have always had a passion for creativity and making people look and feel their best,” she said. Loera has [...]

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Centennial Park

Christmas tree lightings planned in Tonasket and Oroville

NORTH COUNTY – North Okanogan County communities plan their Christmas tree light-ups this weekend, with Tonasket’s on Friday, Nov. 30 at Founder’s Park and Oroville’s on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Centennial Park.

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Okanogan County receives A+ bond rating from Standard & Poor’s

OKANOGAN – While pursuing the refinancing of $2.2 million of bonds used for construction improvements county received an A+ rating from national rating agency Standard and Poor’s.

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Oroville School voters pass capital improvement levy

OKANOGAN – What a difference 10 days makes.

It looks like Supt. Steve Quick got the miracle he was hoping for as Oroville School District’s three-year capital improvement levy is now ahead in the ballot count by 45 votes.

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Princes did much for the community

If there was one theme that ran through the potluck dinner held for Jim and Marilyn Prince it was how much they have done for the community.

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Oroville School levy now passing by 58 votes

OKANOGAN – What a difference a week makes, it looks like Supt. Steve Quick got the miracle he was hoping for as Oroville School District’s three-year capital improvement levy is now ahead in the ballot count by 58 votes.

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