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

Whistler Canyon is a popular hiking and horseback trail that the county helped to develop with help from the Backcountry Horsemen, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Out of My Mind, Jan. 12, 2012

Your chance to guide the county’s recreation plan

Turnout for the Okanogan County Recreation Plan meeting last Wednesday in Oroville was rather disappointing. However, the information gathered in the recreation survey was very interesting from many perspectives.

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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 12, 2012

Do they really want an answer?

Dear Editor,
Since the beginnings of Christianity there have been religious wars and conflicts, Christians against Christians of different denominations – and it is still happening in many places in our world.

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Out of My Mind, Jan. 5, 2012

Interesting to look back at the year that was

If you get the chance take a moment to look back with us over the previous year’s headlines, I always find it interesting.

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Oroville School District looking at two-year replacement M&O Levy

OROVILLE – Although there was some discussion of running the Oroville School District Maintenance and Operations Levies in each of the next two years, the superintendent and public comment at the Dec. 19 board meeting was leaning toward retaining the two-year replacement levy option.

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The Okanogan County Sheriff's office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Kyle A. Snyder, 20, Oroville. He is sought in connection with a burglary at the Okanogan Eagles on Friday, Dec. 30. OCSO photo

Deputies solve burglaries in Twisp and Okanogan within hours of being repor

OKANOGAN – At the same time suspects were getting themselves “caught on camera” stealing the same-said camera, other burglars were burglarizing cash from the Okanogan Eagles — within hours of the crimes being reported several suspects were under arrest and authorities are seeking an Oroville man suspected in the crimes.

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North county juveniles arrested for burglarizing Tonasket business, vehicle

TONASKET – Three juveniles were arrested in connection with a burglary at the Blue Bird Orchards warehouse, as well as the theft of an ATV and a pickup.

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Out of My Mind, Dec. 29, 2011

Many changes at G-T in 2011, more to come in 2012

This is Week 52 and that always means one thing at the Gazette-Tribune: another year put to bed at the newspaper. Next issue it’s back to Week 1 and covering the various happenings – good and bad – for our communities.

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Letters to the Editor, Dec. 29, 2012

Are you remaining silent?
Dear Editor,
One of the Christmas songs that is not sung much anymore, but contains a message that is very pertinent for our day is the song Good King Wenceslas. It is a song about a King that knew that to be a blessing to others was in itself a blessing, and he desired to show his Page what this looked like.

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Oroville Planning Agency to present Critical Area Updates

OROVILLE – The Oroville Planning Agency will hold two informational meetings in January to share updated information on Critical Area Updates prior to holding a public hearing on the issue.

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Recreation Plan meetings scheduled around the county

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County will hold community meetings across the county to hear from residents about recreation and gather comments to update the 2012 Recreation Plan.

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