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

This year’s May Festival Royalty are (L-R) Princesses Kelsey Hughes, Kylie Richardson, Naomi Peters and Queen Madison Hatch. The girls, all juniors at Oroville High School, had personal interviews from a panel of judges and then on Selection Night last

Madison Hatch selected Oroville May Festival Queen

OROVILLE – Madison Hatch, the daughter of Bill and Moya Hatch, was chosen as this year’s Oroville May Festival Queen at the annual Selection Night held last Monday.

Hatch, Kelsey Hughes, Naomi Peters and Kylie Richardson were all vying for queen’s crown. Prior to the start of Selection Night, each girl had a personal interview before a panel of judges that included Helen Casey, Pat Davisson, Kevin Terrace, Kathy Jones and Nancy Roberts, according to Oroville School District Superintendent Steve Quick, the emcee for the evening.

Following introductions of the judges, ballot officials and stair escorts, as well as Reigning 2010 May Festival Royalty Queen Brandy Range and Princess Cheyanne Sharp, the four girls each gave their candidate’s speech.

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Oroville mayor makes department head appointments

OROVILLE – Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth asked the city council to approve his re-appointment of the city’s department heads at the council’s Tuesday, Jan. 4 meeting.

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Canola crushing company also looking at unique gas generation

OROVILLE – Along with their plans to begin crushing canola at their Oroville location, Carbon Cycle Crush, is also pursuing the idea of a waste-to-energy

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Out of My Mind 22

2010, the year that was

Each year as we look back at some of the top headlines thatmade up the front pages of this newspaper we see a diverse number of topicsover the year and 2010 was no exception.

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Ecstasy contents of one of the backpacks seized near Curlew in October. The seizure followed a tip from locals to the U.S. Border Patrol and netted 310 pounds of the designer drug worth nearly $9.4 million. U.S. Customs and Border Protection listed the fi

Seizure of $9.4 million in Ecstasy makes CBP’s top ten for 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The seizure near Curlew of 310 pounds of the “designer” drug Ecstasy, with an estimated street value of $9,373,329, made U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s top ten list of seizures on the U.S. border in 2010.

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Sandy and Clyde Andrews are the new managers of the Camaray Motel in Oroville. They plan on sprucing the place up and to make themselves available to guests on daily basis. Photo by Gary DeVon

Camaray wants to welcome you back

OROVILLE – The Camaray Motel in Oroville is under new management and they want the business to become a valuable part of the community.

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David Giles has been running the restaurant side of Yo Yo’s for the new owner, his daughter Catherine, who will be arriving in Oroville soon. Photo by Gary DeVon

Yo Yo’s getting fresh with Oroville

OROVILLE – Fresh is what Yo Yo’s Restaurant is all about – fresh food and fresh ideas, says David Giles, who has opened the restaurant back up after it was recently purchased for his daughter Catherine.

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Year in review – looking back at 2010

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Tours of North Valley Hospital available – Thepublic is invited to tour the new addition of the hospital as work is nearingcompletion.

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Out of My Mind 21

Time to welcome innew decade with new year

The end of 2010 marks the end of the first decade of the21st Century – with the dawning of 2011 it’s time to welcome in a new decadealong with the new year.

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Voters to decide change in make up of Oroville School Board on Feb. 8

OKANOGAN – There will be a Special Election on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 to decide whether to change the make-up of the Oroville School Board to allow one at-large position.

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