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Tonasket pool nears completion

A smile slipped across Norm Weddle’s face Thursday morning as crews began pouring a concrete slab next to the newly constructed bathhouse at the site of the new community swimming pool in History Park.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Sports abound

Shane Proctor, a graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School, placed sixth in bull riding during the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo on June 9-11.

Wild horse race qualifier set

A qualifying event for the Omak Stampede wild horse race is planned this Saturday, June 17.

State restricts steelhead fishing

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has imposed restrictions on summer steelhead fishing in the Columbia River Basin in response to projections of the lowest returns in 37 years.

Back Country Horsemen meet for potluck

The Okanogan Valley Back Country Horsemen will meet for a potluck at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, in History Park.

Summertime blue: Pools open for season

Most municipal swimming pools will open when school dismisses for the summer, but Tonasket’s new pool won’t be quite ready for splashdown.

Osoyoos race track wraps up season on Saturday

Richter Pass Motorplex was packed to its boundaries with racers and fans the first weekend in June for the Wine Country Racing Association’s second event of the spring racing segment.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Golfers get full course

The Okanogan Valley Golf Club’s nine holes all are open again after a really soggy spring left three holes flooded.

ATVs ride into Conconully

ATV riders flocked to town over the weekend for the first-ever Conconully ATV/UTV Jamboree. The June 8-11 event drew more than 100 registered riders, said Mayor Sam Martin. Some riders were contacted by U.S. Forest Service and state Department of Fish and Wildlife officers doing enforcement patrols.

Townsend, Mitchell, wrestlers honored

Okanogan multi-sport athlete Jill Townsend was named north central Washington female athlete of the year during the region’s annual sports awards program.

From the sidelines: Top players noted

The announcement of regional athletic winners at a banquet hosted by Wenatchee Valley College athletics department and Wenatchee North Rotary brought back memories.

Kerner claims overall bareback title

TONASKET – Cash Kerner of Savona, B.C., claimed the overall bareback rider title during the annual Tonasket Founders’ Day Rodeo June 2-3.

Lacy memorial bull riding event set in Coulee

GRAND COULEE - The Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride is set for 7 p.m. June 16 at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds, 22209 Alcan Road.

Kids' bicycle rodeo planned at Pearrygin Lake

WINTHROP – A bicycle rodeo for youngsters ages 5-10 is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 10, at Pearrygin Lake State Park.

Hoopsters pound pavement

OKANOGAN – More than three dozen teams pounded the downtown pavement for several hours Saturday, June 3, during the annual Hoops for Hope 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.