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

Out of My Mind, April 26, 2012

Canadian ownership not a bad thing

It’s come to our attention recently that a few people saying our parent company being Canadian as a bad thing. Yes, Sound Publishing, headquartered in Washington State, is owned by a Canadian company, Black Press – but that’s actually all right with us.
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Letters to the Editor, April 26, 2012

Tonasket’s CCC has it all

Dear Editor,
Saturday, April 14th brought Flamenco music and dancing to the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket. I am so glad the Gazette-Tribune was there to take pictures to show the people in Okanogan County the kind of entertainment we are bringing to the Center.
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Trish Butler

Butler filing for reelection to PUD Commission

OMAK – Trish Butler has announce her intention to file for election to another term as an Okanogan County Public Utility District Commissioner.

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Judge Heidi Smith

Smith to seek election to District Court

OKANOGAN – Heidi E. Smith, who was appointed to take Chris Culp’s seat on the District Court bench, has announced she will seek election as judge in the upcoming November general election.

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Jackie Bradley (center) with the crew of the Okanogan County Clerk's office at her retirement party.

Out of My Mind, April 19, 2012

News of Jackie Bradley’s death came as a shock

The sad news of Jackie Bradley’s death travelled quickly around the county last Monday. The longtime Okanogan County Court Clerk and mover and shaker in Okanogan County Democratic politics seemed to be well liked by all that knew her, no matter what their political affiliation.

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Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2012

Aesthetics great, yet insignificant

Dear Gary,
If $10,000 is “toilet paper” how big is the budget? While the (Oroville) school is getting a new reader board for $32,000, which is by no means “toilet paper.” I am curious about the politics that are being discussed.
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Lake group hopes to use weevils to reduce milfoil

OROVILLE – The Lake Osoyoos Association will try and control Eurasian Watermilfoil through the use of weevils, rather than herbicides due to concerns from across the border about their use.

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Clyde Andrews, president of the Oroville Chamber of Commerce, demonstrates the organization's new website at the chamber's general membership meeting held last Thursday, April 12 in the public library's conference room. Photo by Gary DeVon

New Oroville Chamber of Commerce website launched

OROVILLE – The membership was introduced to the Oroville Chamber of Commerce’s new website at their meeting Thursday, April 12.

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Jackie Bradley (right) with U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.

Former County Clerk dies in accident

TWISP – Jacqueline “Jackie” L. Bradley, who served nine 4-year terms as Okanogan County Clerk, died in a fatal accident last Monday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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Out of My Mind, April 12, 2012

Shouldn’t we be making it easier to vote, not harder?

Thank God we live in Washington State where the legislature hasn’t attempted to tamper with our voters rights like several other states in the U.S. have.
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