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

Oroville softball has rough season start

OROVILLE – The Oroville fastpitch softball team is having a rough start to their season with losses coming on their home diamond against Curlew, Tonasket and Okanogan.

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Hornets host Eagle Home Mortgage Oroville Invitational

OROVILLE – Despite cold and windy conditions, the Hornet track and field team hosted the Eagle Home Mortage Oroville Invitational on April 2 with Cascade finishing first for the girls and Republic for the boys.

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Oroville Soccer has a very good week

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets boys’ soccer team had a very good week last week with wins against Liberty Bell at home and Tonasket on the road.

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Photo by Gary DeVonJames Glover is the owner operator of Highland Internet Services, which provides wireless and fiber optic internet services, as well as seven-days-a-week customer support.

Glover opening Highland Internet Service

OROVILLE – James Glover is opening Highland Internet Services a provider of wireless and fiber optic Internet.

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Enrollment numbers still strong at Oroville Schools

OROVILLE – Student enrollment within the Oroville School District remains higher than predicted with 580 students, according to Shay Shaw, the district’s business manager.

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Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald remain county’s Newspapers of Record

OKANOGAN – With the county commissioners’ decision to accept NCW Media, Inc.’s bid for their legal advertising the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald remain Okanogan County’s official newspaper of public record.

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Oroville asks county to encourage eastside sewer hook-ups

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council approved a letter to the county commissioners asking them to encourage connection to the Eastside Sewer Project.

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Out of My Mind 29

Area losing lastlocal ‘daily’ paper

You probably didn’t read about it in the Wenatchee World,which I find strange, but that publication will no longer be delivered to theresidents of the north county — at least not by paperboys and papergirls. Toget the newspaper subscribers will have to get their daily through the postoffice and then the news will be more like yester-daily. Not a good sign forour one remaining daily newspaper with at least some coverage of the county.

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Letters to the Editor, March 14

Eliminating Women’s Health

It is disappointing that the Republican Party andspecifically the right-wing conservatives are actually working against healthcare for women and children. In February, the House of Representatives, nowcontrolled by the Republicans and the Tea Party caucus voted to eliminate thefinancing for Title 10 known as the family-planning program.

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Oroville tennis defeats Wilson Creek

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets tennis team took on Wilson creek on Tuesday, March 22 and the girls’ team won.

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