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

County deputies bust up burglary ring

OKANOGAN – For the last several months Okanogan County Deputies have been working on several burglary and theft cases around the county and recently arrested three men suspected in the ring of thefts.

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Oroville City Council approves increase in ad valorem, EMS taxes

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council voted to increase the ad valorem tax by the maximum one percent allowed under state law at their Tuesday, Nov. 8 meeting.

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Dara Sylvester, owner of Allure Hair Designs. Photo by Charlene Helm

Allure Hair Designs grand opening this Saturday

OROVILLE – Allure Hair Designs, which opened last July, is planning on holding an open house on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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Lead changes in close race for Oroville School Board spot

OKANOGAN – Although the percentages changed somewhat in a few cases, the second vote count didn’t change early election counts by much except for Oroville School Board Position 5 where 19 votes now separate Rocky DeVon and Timothy Whiteaker.

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Oroville and county agree to wait for development fees from property owner

OROVILLE – Oroville will join an agreement the county is making with a property owner that will put off collection of sewer and water development fees until the developer sells his first lot.

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Judge Chris Culp

Governor names Chris Culp as new Okanogan County Superior Court Judge

OKANOGAN – Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed longtime District Court Judge Chris Culp to be the county’s second superior court judge.

Culp, who has served as district court since 1987, was appointed superior court commissioner in 1991. Since 2002, he has served as superior court judge pro tem.

“Judge Culp’s deep ties with his community and thorough understanding of the law make him an excellent pick for Okanogan County’s Superior Court. I know Chris will continue to do a great job on the bench,” said Gov. Gregoire.

“I am honored with Governor Gregoire’s appointment. It is a tremendous opportunity to serve the residents of Okanogan County and Washington State in this new role,” said Culp.

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Several new faces elected to Oroville School Board

OKANOGAN – The face of the Oroville School Board appears to have changed dramatically following last Tuesday’s election-day vote counts.

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Leah Cathryn Day Spa opens in new location

OROVILLE – The Day Spa on Main has reopened with a new name – Leah Cathryn Day Spa and in a new location – 809 14th Avenue.

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Apple harvest finishing up this week

NORTH COUNTY – Apple pickers should have the last of this year’s apple crop off the trees by the end of this week.
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Same man arrested for threats a year after previous arrest for ‘threats to

OROVILLE – Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man for pointing a shotgun at another man one day shy of exactly one year after he had been arrested on threats to kill charges for holding two hunters at gunpoint.

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