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

Oroville adopts changes to Zoning Map

OROVILLE – After a closed-record hearing the Oroville Council approved a request for a zoning map amendment and Conditional Use Permit on behalf of Oroville Reman and Reload.

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Preston Iverson catches a 36-yard from CJ Mathews to score one of Oroville’s only two touchdowns against Brewster Friday. Photo by Gary DeVon

Hornet drop big game to Bears

OROVILLE – Perhaps the Hornets had gotten too complacent easily defeating all comers, when they met the Brewster Bears it was a much different story.

The Brewster Bears, the only other team in the NCW B League took Oroville to school besting them 24 to 12. The Hornet’s first league loss was compounded by the fact that took place on Oroville’s home field in their Homecoming game.

“Fumbles and penalties played a big part in the 24-12 loss to Brewster. Our game plan offensively was do to do want we’ve done all year, run at them, but continued to shoot ourselves in the foot with fumbles or penalties every time we got something going,” said Head Coach Tam Hutchinson after the game.

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Oroville Football shuts out Entiat, 60 to 0

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets Football team continued to demolish all comers as they shut out Entiat by a whopping 60 to zero last Friday on the Tiger’s home turf.

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Hornet Catie Arrigoni ran hard and finished second at the Oroville Invitational held last Saturday morning at Oroville’s Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park. Submitted photo

Hornets host Oroville Invitational Cross Country meet

OROVILLE – On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Oroville Invitational Cross Country meet was held under a sunny blue sky at Oroville’s Lake Osoyoos Veterans Memorial Park.

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Out of My Mind 15

NorthCounty a big focus of candidate’s debate

Perhaps the ears of North County residents should be burningafter a recent candidates’ debate held in Okanogan. This part of the valleyseemed to be the focus of some tough questions by those asking the questions ofthe would-be commissioner and treasurer.

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A cofferdam is visible where Colville Tribal workers are constructing a structure in the Similkameen River at its confluence with the Okanogan River just south of Oroville. The project will divert some survivability of summer Chinook salmon eggs that are

Colville Tribe working on fish project near confluence of Similkameen and O

OROVILLE – The Colville Confederated Tribes are trying to enhance summer Chinook salmon survival by diverting at least part of the water that flows into the Similkameen by keeping it in the Okanogan.

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Oroville Chamber of Commerce welcomes new business, new member

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce welcomed Vicki’s Unique Boutique, a new business opened in Oroville by Vicki Hart at 607 14th.

The business features unique, previously owned items and is located in the old Hart Insurance building and is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Second half of property taxes due

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Treasurere Leah McCormack is reminding people that the second half of their property taxes are due by Oct. 31, 2010.

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Oroville business requests 15-minute parking spots

OROVILLE – The Hart Agency in Oroville, has requested two 15-minute parking spots as there is often no parking space for those wanting to pop in to renew their vehicle tabs.

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Oktoberfest celebration in Oroville this Saturday

OROVILLE – An Oktoberfest celebration with local wineries and entertainment will be held on Main Street in Oroville this Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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