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

Back to Basics

Getting ‘Back to Basics’

OROVILLE – What could be more basic than hot dogs and ice cream? Loretta Harris and Danny Wietrick feel that’s the winning combination as they open “Back to Basics” on 1419 Main St. in Oroville. Back to Basics opened on Oct. 27 and serves Nathan’s hotdogs with all the fixings, hard ice cream and a [...]

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Tumbleweed Film Fest brings the Okanogan to Seattle

SEATTLE – Tumbleweed International Film Festival organizers are bringing a taste of the Okanogan to Seattle by holding Tumbleweed events every other month in the Seattle area.

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OHS Seniors to honor veterans

OROVILLE – The Oroville Class of 2013 will host a K-12 Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9 starting at 9 a.m at Coulton Auditorim.

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Marylou Kriner

Marylou’s, a variety store on Central in Oroville

OROVILLE – Mary Lou Kriner, a self-described “transplanted coastie,” has been living here for five years and recently opened Marylou’s Gifts and More at 722 Central Ave. in Oroville, Marylou’s is a “competitively priced variety store, our first day of business was Oct. 15 and our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. [...]

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Local candidates speak at Oroville Chamber of Commerce

OROVILLE – Several candidates for local county office were welcomed to the Thursday, Oct 11 meeting of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce to say why they were seeking office.

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Parents watch your kids

Dear Editor,

I thought I bought the perfect house when I got one on a dead end street next to the school. Three bedroom, two bath, fenced back yard.

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EMS Levy passage important

Dear Gary,

In the upcoming general election you will find two levy requests of 25 cents per thousand from the Rural Emergency Medical Service and the City of Oroville Emergency Medical Service. These are the two agencies responsible for providing ambulance service to the Oroville area.

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The Plaza Restaurant

The Plaza Restaurant and Lounge open on Main in Oroville

OROVILLE – Trinidad Medina, probably best known locally for his Trino’s Mexican Restaurant, has opened The Plaza Restaurant and Lounge at 1412 Main Street in Oroville in the former Yo Yo’s location. Medina is originally from Mexico, but has been an Okanogan County resident for over 37 years. The Plaza Restaurant has been open for [...]

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Halloween Happenings: Party at Vicki’s Unique Boutique on Friday evening

NORTH COUNTY – This Halloween promises a lot of fun things to do in the North County, including the return of The Haunted Hayride and the Oroville Downtown Trick or Treat.

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No candidates ‘invited’

Dear Gary,

A candidate for a local political position called me this past week asking me how she had missed the invite to present at our last Oroville Chamber meeting. I assured her that out of the six local candidates that presented, none of them had been “invited” by the chamber.

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