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

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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State Parks Commission agrees to transfer Veteran’s Memorial to Oroville

SPOKANE – A small delegation of representatives of Oroville travelled to Spokane last week to ask the state Parks and Recreation Commission to transfer Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial State park to the city.

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Oroville will participate in pellet stove program

OROVILLE – Oroville will participate in a program that’s goal is to put energy efficient pellet stoves in local homes and businesses while bringing jobs by turning salvaged wood products into pellet fuel.

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Enrollment at Oroville schools unexpectedly on the rise

OROVILLE – Ernie Bartelson, Superintendent at Oroville School District, reported an enrollment increase of about 85 students over last year.

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Manson lines up to take a shot at the goal with Hornet goalie Taylor Sariento defending. She had "great play" in the second half, according to Coach Laura Kinman. Photo by Les Bowen

Hornet Soccer suffers losses to Manson, Omak

OROVILLE – The Hornets dropped their two most recent soccer matches on the road, falling to both Omak and Manson.

On Thursday, Sept. 10 the Lady Hornets traveled to Omak to play the Pioneers. After a half time tie of two to two the Hornets ended up losing to the Lady Pioneers three to six.

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Nicky Perez on one of his 17 carries for 138 yards.Photo by Joyce Hutchinson

Oroville Hornets shut out LB Lions

WINTHROP – The Oroville Hornets defeated the Liberty Bell Lions in a 21 to zero victory last week.

The Hornet’s defense held Liberty Bell to minus five yards rushing and five yards total offense in their 21-0 win Friday Night in Winthrop, according to Coach Tam Hutchinson.

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Oroville Council discusses bio-solids, VIC and IVs

OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council discussed a variety of subjects at their Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting, including the bio-solids grant, the future of the Visitor’s Information Center and training for IV Techs.

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Lady Hornet Volleyball knocks off Manson

MANSON – On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Oroville Lade Hornet Volleyball players traveled to Manson for an exciting competition which ended in a victory for the Hornets.

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Oroville Ambulance Crew members Debora Donohue, Lisa Bordwell and Brad Calico prepare to load a gurney with a female believed to be suffering from hypothermia. The child and the two male sujects (seen here in camo shirt and bright blue shirt) were also tr

Four spend several cold nights lost on Chopaka along Candian border

OROVILLE – The combined efforts of several agencies and search and rescue aided in locating three adults and a child lost in the high country near the Canadian Border.

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