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

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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Hover a man of his word

Dear Editor,

This election is one of the most important decisions that all residents of Okanogan County must make. Ballots are coming out to residents this week. This letter is to voice our support in re-electing Bud Hover to Okanogan County Commissioner for District 2.

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Hover has our back

Dear Editor,

I find it interesting how some people can say things that just aren’t supported by the facts. During the campaign I have heard people saying “that’s what I heard” instead of “that’s what I know.”

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Taking credit where not due

Dear Editor,

As someone who stays active on issues within our county, I am disappointed when an elected official I have supported and voted for takes credit for other people’s hard work and accomplishments. Throughout his campaign, Commissioner Hover has claimed that the success of the heavy-haul industrial corridor….

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Romney a shape shifter

Dear Gary,

The morphable, shape-shifting, double-faced, ash pants, Pinocchio style Romney just might take the grand prize. If enough people who don’t care about facts vote for him, he will be our commander and thief.

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No more Good Ol’ Boys

Dear Editor,

As taxpayers, we would like to believe that when we elect our commissioner, they would do their job and take fiscal responsibility and pay attention to how our money is being spent. We all work very hard to get ahead, and when our money is wasted by elected officers who do not pay attention, it’s time to change the players.

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What’s your answer?

Dear Editor,

It’s been awhile since this old coffee drinker, poured a cup of the ‘witches brew’ and shared some thoughts that have been rattling around in this head of mine. But, a few months ago I wrote something about our nation’s moral decadence and how it was actually becoming like an avalanche.

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Oroville Elementary scores above state target area in math and reading

OROVILLE – Oroville Elementary School students scored at or above state targets in nearly every grade level, with third graders scoring especially high in reading and math.

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Police warn about cougars in south Oroville

OROVILLE – The topic of cougar sightings in the south end of town came up at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 Oroville Council meeting. Police Chief Clay Warnstaff would like to make people aware of the sighting and to keep their younger children and pets in at night and supervised. He doesn’t want to alarm people, [...]

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