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 will sponsor rural library funding application

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council gave the nod to the Friends of the Library to pursue federal funding to help build a new public library, a goal the group has been working on for the past several years.

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Darren Hicks (right) and a fellow Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer. File photo

Oroville man survives Coast Guard helicopter crash

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Darren Hicks from Oroville was one of five crewmen aboard a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter that crashed in the Uinta Mountains about 50 miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah Wednesday, March 3.

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Oroville High School students (front, L-R) Abril Lopez, Jessica McAllister, Laurel Griffin, Serena Carper and (back row) Tiffany Roberts, Morgan Roloff and Austianna Quick in a web cam shot as they meet face-to-face over the internet with students in Jala

Oroville girls receive big dose of Afgan culture via Skype

OROVILLE – Following months of discussions on the Global Connections and Exchange social networking site, Oroville High School senior Serena Carper organized a Skype call for six girls in her class and more than 15 girls in Jalalabad in Afghanistan.

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Tonasket is a ‘pedestrian zone’

TONASKET – The Tonasket City Council continued their discussion on the fact that the city is a pedestrian zone, meaning there is no jaywalking within town, during their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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Oroville school enrollment remains higher than predicted

OROVILLE – Each summer the school board builds a budget based on what they think the enrollment will be the following year – Oroville chooses to be conservative in their estimates, but this year enrollment has been surprisingly higher than expected.

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Oroville seeking letters supporting transfer of state park to city

OROVILLE – Oroville wants Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial State park to be transferred to the city and is seeking the public’s support.

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Steve Quick

Principal Steve Quick selected as new Oroville School Superintendent

OROVILLE – Although the job was widely advertised, the Oroville School Board had to look no further than from within the district to find their new superintendent, current OHS Principal Steve Quick.

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Oroville area voters approve $1.5 million school levy

OROVILLE – It appears voters in the OrovilleSchool District have listened to the arguments in favor of a two-year $1.497million Maintenance and Operations Levy and gave it their approval.

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Oroville’s Mike Lynch took home championship honors at this year’s District Wrestling Tournament in Oroville. He and fellow Hornet Nick Perez earned the two first place wins Saturday, which helped Oroville secure its fourth District Championship in fi

Oroville wrestlers take home top team score at District

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornets hosted the North Eastern Washington Sub-regional wrestling tournament last Saturday and came away with the top team score for the event.

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Three candidates will be interviewed for Oroville School Superintendent pos

OROVILLE – The search process for applicants for a new superintendent for Oroville School District concluded with five finalists, who will be whittled down to three, according to Steve McKenna, a search consultant working for the district.

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