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

Over 150 riders and motorcycles poured into Oroville as part of the eighth annual Run for the Border charity ride from Wenatchee. After a brief ceremony many who took part in the event went to get some lunch or to talk to those who came out to see all the

Run for the Border raises money for food bank, Boy Scouts

OROVILLE – More than 200 motorcycles left Wenatchee with another 30 joining at Pateros for the eighth annual Run for the Border charity ride.

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Candidate filing week begins Monday June 7

OKANOGAN – Those seeking public office in Okanogan County in the November elections must file during filing week Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11 at the auditor’s office.

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Out of My Mind 13

Chamber needs your help

The Oroville Chamber of Commerce isstruggling to find its identity – it has had trouble finding people willing tohold positions as officers and just last week the president, a frustratedRaleigh Chinn, announced his resignation.

Now the business organization findsitself rudderless, without a president and vice president. There’s still a goodgroup of people on the board, but the top spots go unfilled. The organizationjust doesn’t seem to know its purpose and just as many people on the board seemto want to disband as those that want to soldier on.

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Oroville Mayor Chuck Spieth presents Mark Smith from USKH with a Certificate of Commendation for his quick action in administering CPR to a member of the paving crew working on Oroville’s Main Street Pedestrian Project. Spieth made the presentation at t

Sonora Shores granted zoning change, alley vacation

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council held a public hearing on several issues related to the Sonora Shores condominium development at their Tuesday, May 4 meeting.

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Oroville Arbor Day Celebration at Centennial Park

OROVILLE – This year Oroville will observe Arbor Day with a celebration at Centennial Park on Thursday, April 29 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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Zosel's Dam near the lumber mill of the same name on the Okanogan River in Oroville, will holding back water because of the predicted drought in the Canadian Okanagan Valley. The decision to store water on Lake Osoyoos was made at a recent meeting of the

More water to be held at Zosel’s Dam due to drought predictions

YAKIMA – Additional water will be held back at Zosel Dam on Lake Osoyoos now that a drought has been declared in the region by a joint international board, according to the state Department of Ecology, which owns the dam in Oroville.

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Michelle Smith, President of the May Festival Committee holds up this year's festival T-shirt, with the "Let the Good Times Roll" design by Princess Cheyanne Sharpe. Photo by Gary DeVon

Oroville celebrates 76th Annual May Festival May 7 to 9

OROVILLE – To many it’s still “May Day,” but Oroville’s May Festival has grown into an event that’s too big for just one day and this year in addition to all the familiar activities there will also be a street dance on Saturday night.

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NCW Media retains contract for county legal advertising

OROVILLE – With the county commissioners’ decision to accept North Central Washington Media, Inc.’s bid for their legal advertising the Gazette-Tribune and Quad City Herald remain Okanogan County’s official newspaper of public record.

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Must be postmarked by election day, April 27

OKANOGAN – Ballots for the April 27, 2010 Tonasket Special Maintenance and Operation Levy Election went into the mail Thursday, April 8.

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Okanogan County’s response to census was lowest in state

OKANOGAN COUNTY – As of April 9 Okanogan County had the lowest response to the U.S. Census and there are just two days left to act by mail, according to the U.S. Census Office.

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