Outdoors and Recreation


Fishing allowed again near Grand Coulee Dam

A section of Rufus Woods Lake downstream of Grand Coulee Dam to the state Highway 155 Bridge opened today for recreational fishing after being closed since Sept. 11, 2001.

Silhouette competition slated for Tonasket

A Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette match, the final long-range shoot of the season, is planned for Saturday at the Tonasket Gun Club, 100 N. Pine Creek Road.

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Hemings win snowmobile club raffle

Larry and Jill Heming won a Bonaparte Snowmobile/ATV Club raffle

Trails closed to ATVs in Cle Elum Ranger District of national forest

Okanogan-Wentachee National Forest officials close trails until June 15

Naches Ranger District trails closed to ATVs

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest managers are planning to close Naches Ranger District motorized trails from April 1 until June 15 to protect natural resources.

Steelhead season closes Monday

Steelhead fishing in the upper Columbia River and tributaries, which include the Okanogan, Methow, Similkameen and Wenatchee rivers, closes Monday.

Players capture bowling team challenge

George Dunckel, Larry Widman, Jason VanderWeide, Bill Carson and Greg Richards finished first in the Valley Lanes team challenge last week.

Mine remediation affecting Glacier Peak Wilderness access

Mine work affects trail access for Glacier Peak Wilderness near Chelan

Loup’s U12 skiers do well at Stevens Pass

Loup Ski Team competes in U12 championships

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Shull cleans up at Loup’s snowboard races

Winthrop boarder wins four heats at annual Loup Snowboard Races

Free cross-country ski day offered in Methow

The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association will host a free cross-country ski day Friday

Barrel racers prepare for season opener March 23

Barrel racing season set to begin March 23 north of Tonasket

Tiebreaker determines Swiss Trio title

DeTro, Gelvin and Dunckel finish first in Swiss Trio bowling tournament

Two sections of Okanogan River close to steelhead fishing Friday

Steelhead fishing closes on two sections of the Okanogan River one hour before official sunrise Friday.

Omak gunners finish fifth in Division III

The Omak Fish and Gun Club finished fifth in Division III of the 8-week Inland Empire Trapshooting tournament