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 Heritage Days and Airport Fly-in this weekend

OROVILLE – The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society is bringing Heritage Days and the Oroville Airport Fly-in this weekend.

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Sweet cherries being harvested in the north county

OROVILLE – Cherry harvest is underway in the North Okanogan with Lapins and Rainiers the main varieties being picked right now.

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School Director Tedi Lynn Fletcher, chairwoman of the school board, presents a plaque to Dr. Ernie Bartelson commemorating his 13 years as superintendent for the Oroville School District. He was also presented with gifts from the board, including a “Str

Dr. Bartelson attends last Oroville School Board meeting as superintendent

OROVILLE – Dr. Ernie Bartelson attended his last Oroville School Board meeting as the district’s superintendent Monday, June 28, leaving just two days before his official retirement at the end of the month.

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Oroville Chamber of Commerce looking for new blood

OROVILLE – The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is seeking people with fresh ideas to fill the position of president and vice president of the organization.

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Oroville Community Fireworks set for July 4th

OROVILLE – The Oroville Community Fireworks Display will take place again this year at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park, according to Dane Forrester, who organizes the event each year.

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Red Clark and Harold Carter help get the rodeo grounds ready for another Fourth of July Chesaw Rodeo a couple years back. The two stock contractors have been selected as this year’s Grand Marshals.Stockmen Clark and Carter are 4th of July Rodeo Grand Ma

Stockmen Clark and Carter are Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo Grand Marshals

CHESAW – The Chesaw Rodeo Club has chosen C&C Rodeo Stock Contractors Red Clark and Harold Carter to be honored as this year’s Fourth of July Chesaw Rodeo Grand Marshals.

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The gates on Zosel Dam are holding back additional water on Lake Osoyoos due to a predicted drought this summer in the Canadian Okanagan. Because of higher than normal rainfall the international board that regulates the lake level has decided to begin the

Water to be released from Osoyoos Lake

YAKIMA – Additional water held at Zosel Dam in response to a regional drought declaration will soon be released, according to the state Department of Ecology.

The International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (IJC) made the drought declaration when it was determined this spring that the Canadian Okanagan could face severe drought this summer. The IJC is in charge of setting levels on Osoyoos and the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District operates Zosel Dam, owned by Ecology. The Irrigation District, which provides water to approximately 10,000 acres of farm land has a water right on Lake Osoyoos of…

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Conola press could bring jobs, spin-off industries

SPOKANE – Tim King is thinking of locating a canola oil press in Oroville to process some of the millions of tons of seeds produced in Canada each year.

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A diagram of the floor plan of The Melrose design of a ‘Green Built’ hotel.

Steve Morberg wants to build ‘green’ hotel in Oroville

OROVILLE – A group of people with diverse ideas is focusingtheir efforts in several areas in Oroville, including building a new hotel.Some of their plans can be seen on the Web site www.sustainableoroville.com.

While Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce regroups, folks fromboth sides of the mountains, have started the Web site which plays up thetown’s tourism, underutilized heavy haul corridor and railway link. They findOroville the perfect place for sustainable solutions that will bring jobs andbusiness opportunities.

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Oroville and county will test ways to eliminate sewer odors

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council heard a report from the city clerk regarding efforts to eliminate sewer odors emanating from some parts of the Eastlake Sewer System.

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