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 the 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 Mayor Chuck Spieth presents Mark Smith from USKH with a Certificate of Commendation for his quick action in administering CPR to a member of the paving crew working on Oroville’s Main Street Pedestrian Project. Spieth made the presentation at t

Sonora Shores granted zoning change, alley vacation

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council held a public hearing on several issues related to the Sonora Shores condominium development at their Tuesday, May 4 meeting.

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Oroville Arbor Day Celebration at Centennial Park

OROVILLE – This year Oroville will observe Arbor Day with a celebration at Centennial Park on Thursday, April 29 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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Zosel's Dam near the lumber mill of the same name on the Okanogan River in Oroville, will holding back water because of the predicted drought in the Canadian Okanagan Valley. The decision to store water on Lake Osoyoos was made at a recent meeting of the

More water to be held at Zosel’s Dam due to drought predictions

YAKIMA – Additional water will be held back at Zosel Dam on Lake Osoyoos now that a drought has been declared in the region by a joint international board, according to the state Department of Ecology, which owns the dam in Oroville.

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Michelle Smith, President of the May Festival Committee holds up this year's festival T-shirt, with the "Let the Good Times Roll" design by Princess Cheyanne Sharpe. Photo by Gary DeVon

Oroville celebrates 76th Annual May Festival May 7 to 9

OROVILLE – To many it’s still “May Day,” but Oroville’s May Festival has grown into an event that’s too big for just one day and this year in addition to all the familiar activities there will also be a street dance on Saturday night.

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NCW Media retains contract for county legal advertising

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

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Must be postmarked by election day, April 27

OKANOGAN – Ballots for the April 27, 2010 Tonasket Special Maintenance and Operation Levy Election went into the mail Thursday, April 8.

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Okanogan County’s response to census was lowest in state

OKANOGAN COUNTY – As of April 9 Okanogan County had the lowest response to the U.S. Census and there are just two days left to act by mail, according to the U.S. Census Office.

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Veterans Memorial Park is officially Oroville’s

OROVILLE – At their Tuesday, April 6 meeting, the Oroville City Council learned that Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park has been officially transferred over to the City of Oroville.

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Okanogan County PUD Commissioner Ernie Bolz (standing) answers a question from the audience at a special meeting of the PUD Commissioners held at the Oroville Depot. Bolz and his fellow commissioners, David Womach and Trish Butler, as well as District Man

PUD proposing phased in rate hike

OROVILLE – The Okanogan County Public Utility District has been having a series of public meetings to explain why it will soon be asking for its first raise in electrical rates in nearly ten years.

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Kites will fly high at Bud Clark Ball Fields

OROVILLE – One of Oroville’s newest traditions, Kite Day, will take place at Bud Clark Ball Fields on Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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