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

Hornet Nicky Perez goes around right end for 12 yards on Oroville's opening scoring drive against LaSalle Friday, Oct. 16. Photo by Joyce Hutchinson

Hornet win streak toppled by private school powerhouse

YAKIMA – The LaSalle Lightening, ranked second in the state, handed the Oroville Hornets their first loss last Friday after winning six straight, 48-7.

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Oroville's Sterling Savings Bank, one of two branches of the bank in Okanogan County. The Spokane-based bank has entered into an agreement with federal regulators over increased debts, however the day-to-day operation of branches is expected to be unaffec

Fed’s ‘cease and desist’ agreement with Sterling won’t affect branches

SPOKANE – Sterling Savings Bank, with local branches in Oroville and Brewster, has agreed to a “cease and desist” order from the federal agency that insures depositors.

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Oroville Chamber to sponsor business Halloween Costume and Decoration conte

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to decorate, and encourage their employees to dress up, again this year for Halloween.

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New assisted living facility planned for Oroville

OROVILLE – Cheryl Lewis with the Oroville Housing Authority discussed that agency’s plans to construct a 24-unit assisted living facility near their migrant camp off Sawtell Road.

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Oroville City Council discusses State Park

OROVILLE – Oroville is in line to get Veteran’s Memorial State Park, however, the Colville Confederated Tribes has filed suit against the state for its method of determining the criteria for the transfer.

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Oroville's Rebekkah McCoy, a junior, goes up for a block against Bridgeport in a match Tuesday, Oct. 6 on the Mustang's home court. Although the Lady Hornets lost, their coach described tit as one of the best games played all season. Photo by John Clevela

Hornet Volleyball travels to Kittitas for exciting match

KITTITAS – The Lady Hornets hit the road for a close match against the Lady Coyotes of Kittitas n Saturday, Oct. 10.

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Oroville’s Speiker sets record at Lake Roosevelt Invite

COULEE DAM – The Hornet Cross Country team competed in the Lake Roosevelt Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sierra Speiker set a new course record.

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New Oroville teachers (L-R) Dan Vassar, Larry Gibson and Carol Cooke

Oroville School District has three new teachers

OROVILLE – Three new teacher joined the staff of Oroville School District with the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year last month.

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Desert Breeze condominiums, now Senora Shores, have been a hive of activity since new owners took possession recently. The first 12 units, in construction for more than two years, will be completed in December. The footprint for the next four buildings, a

Current owners breath new life into Oroville condo project

OROVILLE – Languishing for over two years, the Desert Breeze condominiums in downtown Oroville not only have new owners, but a new name and attitude.

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Fall fruit harvest well underway

OROVILLE – All the pears and most of the golden delicious apples have already been picked and growers are moving on to harvesting their red varieties.

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