Concrete park sought for Omak
An ambitious fundraiser will try to raise enough money for a permanent skate park in Omak’s East Side Park.
Gebbers installed in Hall of Fame
Sadie Bjornsen of Mazama wrapped up her cross country ski season in a big way last week.
Bonaparte races get starting lights
This year’s Bonaparte Lake Snow Drags promises to be bigger and better Feb. 8.
State sends five to Olympics
Of the 14 cross-country skiers named to the men’s and women’s Olympic teams this week, 5 were raised in Washington state.
Berntsens keep wedding date
Bryan and Sara Berntsen of Omak celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary at the National Football Conference championship, won by the Seahawks over San Francisco in Seattle.
SCAC initially says no to three C’s
The region’s 1A schools continued a high-wire act last week, trying safely to land in a league.
Okanogan boys improve to 13-0
Easton Driessen put the team on his shoulders and scored a career-high 41 points in leading the Bears past Cashmere, 76-72, on Tuesday.
Methow skiers in line for Olympics
The outlook remains great for four cross country skiers with ties to the Methow Valley to reach the Olympics in a couple weeks in Sochi, Russia.
CTL shrinks; 2B league expands
Expect some juggling of leagues following the final listing of classifications at which schools will play next year.
Egbert starts briefly for Vandals
Shane Proctor, a Lake Roosevelt graduate living in North Carolina, rode the bull C Note to a score of 86.75 to open the 21st season of Professional Bull Riders on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Approach new year as if last
I find myself torn at the end of 2013 between writing about eating healthy during the holidays, pursuing your passion in the New Year or finding happiness at this time of year while creating memorable quotes.
Bad luck cloud hovers over teams
A thick bad-luck cloud thundered across the state, raining down inexplicable sports losses last weekend.
Tribe tracking white sturgeon
Great winter fishing awaits on several Colville tribal lakes following stocking this past year.
Okanogan County to get $1.1 million
There’s something getting ready to swim in our rivers – more salmon.
All-state football winners named
Shane Proctor, a Lake Roosevelt High School graduate now living in North Carolina, finished third in the bullriding average at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from Dec. 5-14 in Las Vegas.
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