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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Out of My Mind, Feb. 2, 2012

Ballots are out, time to vote for our kids

Both Oroville and Tonasket School Districts are going before the voters asking them to replace the two-year Maintenance and Operations Levies that are running out this year. The new two-year M&Os, which will be collected in the years 2013 and 2014, are necessary to continue to provide our school kids with an education they can use to go on to find jobs, pursue higher education opportunities and to better the communities in which they live. An excellent education prepares our students to be good citizens and to become productive members of society.

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Letters to the Editor, Feb. 2, 2012

Only Paul speaks of Constitutional limits

Dear Editor,
I would have to agree with John Connot, that there is a slim chance that Ron Paul will get the nomination for president from the Republican Party.

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County draft Recreation Plan available for review

OKANOGAN – The Paths and Trails Committee has developed a draft Recreation Plan that evaluates existing recreation opportunities, reviews public opinion regarding parks and recreation and proposes a six-year action plan and other related items that the county wishes to pursue.

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Kyle A. Snyder

Suspect sought in connection with several burglaries arrested

EAST WENATCHEE – An Oroville man sought in numerous burglary and theft charges in Oroville and Tonasket, including a theft at the Okanogan Eagles is being held in the Chelan County Jail.

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Oroville School Music Director Eric Stiles (far right) accompanies the OHS pep band during the Oroville Hornet Basketball game last Thursday night.

Oroville Schools learn what instruments they’ll receive from Mr. Holland’s

OROVILLE – Music Director Eric Stiles shared the numbers and types of musical instruments the Oroville School District will be receiving through a generous Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation grant during the PTO Town Hall last month.

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Out of My Mind, Jan. 26, 2012

New Enloe Dam study something to think about

At the risk of rubbing everyone the wrong way, let’s just say the new Enloe Dam analysis (see front page) sponsored by several conservation groups is “interesting.”
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The spillway at Enloe Dam as viewed from the west side of the river. The dam, originally built in the 1920s, has not produced electric power since the late 1950's. The Dam was constructed on top of a natural 18-foot falls. Photo by Gary DeVon

Study casts doubts on profitability of Enloe Dam hydro project

OROVILLE – Several conservation groups are calling Okanogan County PUD’s attempts at re-starting hydroelectric power generation at Enloe Dam a money losing proposition – now and in the future.

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