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.

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Economic Alliance plans NCW Economic Summit Sept. 23

OMAK – “Leading the Way Towards Economic Recovery” is the theme of the NCW Economic Summit planned for Friday, Sept. 23 at the Omak Performing Arts Center.

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Nicolas Perez-Patistan, a suspect in the murder of a fellow Brewster man, the day of his arrest in Fresno, Calif. by U.S Marshals and members of the Fresno Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Suspect in Brewster man’s murder captured in California

FRESNO, Calif. – U.S. Marshals and Fresno Police arrested Nicolas Perez-Patistan, a suspect in the beating death and robbery of a Brewster man back in July.

Perez-Patistan, 25, Brewster, was arrested on a warrant for murder in the second degree. Perez was a fugitive who had fled Okanogan County and was wanted on an outstanding nationwide felony arrest warrant for second degree murder, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.

“Perez is believed to be involved in the beating and subsequent death of Carlos Porras-Trujillo which occurred on July 17, 2011 near Brewster. Carlos Porras-Trujillo was beaten over the head numerous times with a club and his body was dumped in an orchard. It also appeared that Porras-Trujillo had been robbed,” said Sheriff Rogers.

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Ecology approves treatment of milfoil by Weed Board in Lake Osoyoos

OROVILLE – The state has approved a plan by the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Board to treat Eurasian Watermilfoil in Lake Osoyoos, although in a greatly reduced area then the board previously requested.

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Out of My Mind 38

Many interesting aspectsto canola crushing plant
Perhaps the most interesting aspectof Carbon Cycle Crush, the canola crushing oil plant that will soon beoperating in Oroville (see front page story) is the training that will betaking place.

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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 8 issue

Not always disposable

Dear Editor,

My iPhone died and as many of you know it’s my major methodof staying connected particularly when I travel. I have a friend Adam (whom Isuspect is more comfortable with technology than most people) who told menot to get a new one that he could fix mine for under twenty dollars. If itwere anyone else I’d have said no thank you, and to be honest I really didn’tthink he could pull it off. That being said I like Adam and it made him happyto do me a favor and the idea of fixing something versus replacing appealed tome.

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Tonasket football shuts out Lake Roosevelt in season opener

TONASKET – The Tonasket Tigers Football team used the home-field advantage to trounce the visiting Lake Roosevelt Raiders in their season opener Friday, Sept. 2.

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Hornet JD King just before he recovers a fumble and runs 27-yards for a touchdown for Oroville at the Emerald City Kickoff Classic at CenturyLink Field.  Photo by Tony Kindred

Oroville defeats Darrington at Emerald City Kickoff Classic

SEATTLE – The Oroville Hornets Football team travelled to Seattle to take on the Darrington Loggers in this year’s Emerald City Kickoff Classic at CenturyLink Field, the home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

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Campfire restrictions on DNR campgrounds in Okanogan County

OLYMPIA- On Sept. 2 the Washington State Department of Natural Resources increased thefire danger rating from “moderate” to “high” in Ferry and Stevens countiesoutside of Fire Districts 1 and 2 and also put restrictions on severalcampgrounds in Okanogan County.

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Oroville Library’s Country Celebration this Saturday

OROVILLE – The ninth annual Country Celebration, sponsored by the Oroville Community Library Board as a fundraiser for the building fund, will take place at the Oroville Grange Hall this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

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Oroville Depot Museum and visitor center to close for the season

OROVILLE – The Old Depot Museum and Oroville Visitor’s Center will close for season Saturday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. and both will re-open Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

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