Outdoors and Recreation


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.

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.

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.

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Lake Roosevelt to open for white sturgeon fishing

State announces two seasons

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VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Proctor hangs on for win in California

Fishing biting like crazy at Conconully lakes

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Construction set for Coho salmon acclimation pond

Facility to be built north of Winthrop

First NRA rifle match slated for Saturday at Okanogan

Signup at 8 a.m., firing at 9 a.m.

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State honors Loren and Norma Holthaus

Okanogan couple named Educators of the Year by WDFW

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Show draws rolling stock

Nearly 90 cars, trucks and other vehicles participated in the 24th annual Friendly OK Car Club show and swap meet May 12-14 in East Side Park.

Downeys claim all-around saddles

Royalty: Quinlans oversee county junior rodeo

Farmers Insurance's 60s team falls

Jansen receives team's MVP T-shirt

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Steelhead fishery in lower Columbia delayed by slow salmon returns

Less than 17 percent of expected Chinooks have been counted

Harrison earns 300 pinochle three times

Wadkins records high score for week

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Icicle River will not open for spring Chinook fishing

River to remain closed to salmon fishing

Rotary puts on free kids' fishing derby May 20

Prizes for anglers age 15 and younger in derby