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Al Camp

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Salmon heading over Wanapum Dam via revamped fish ladder

Trucking fish still an option if ladder doesn't work

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.

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Tonasket Junior Rodeo winners earn saddles

Tonasket Junior Rodeo competitors win saddles in opening event

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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High school sports resume following spring break

Several sporting events are scheduled for this week

Steelhead season closes Monday

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

Okanogan baseball sweeps Lake Roosevelt

Ashworth pitches no-hit shutout in Bulldogs victory over Raiders

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Okanogan girls down Pateros

Here's a round up of last week's girls softball games

Okanogan softball scores 17 in opener

Roundup of high school softball games played March 20-22

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

Barrel racers prepare for season opener March 23

Barrel racing season set to begin March 23 north of Tonasket

King's knocks off Brewster boys in state 1A opener

Brewster boys stumble on opening day of 1A state basketball, falling 51-41 to King's.

Okanogan boys win state opener, 70-60

The No. 1 state-ranked Okanogan High School boys basketball team roared back from a seven-point deficit late to win in overtime, 70-60, over Cedar Park Christian on Thursday.

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

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Brewster boys, Okanogan girls ride Friday victories to state

Brewster boys and Okanogan girls headed to state; Brewster girls eliminated

Dunckel bowls 300 at Valley Lanes

Dale Dunckel bowled a perfect game of 300, his 28th in sanctioned bowling, and a 793 series in the Classic Scratch League last week at Valley Lanes.

Osoyoos hockey player posts winning goal

Josh Mitchell of Osoyoos, B.C., scored the winning goal for the Rochester Institute of Technology’s men’s hockey team Saturday.

Lake Roosevelt upsets Liberty Bell boys in overtime

Lake Roosevelt took a 55-52 overtime win over Liberty Bell in a bi-district boys basketball consolation game and earned the No. 2 seed to regionals.

Soap Lake eliminates Pateros boys basketball

The Pateros High School boys basketball team came ever so close to getting to the state tournament in Spokane.

Oroville girls basketball sets sights on DeSales

The Oroville High School girls basketball team, fresh off a 51-38 overtime victory Saturday over Lake Roosevelt, now sets sights on DeSales.

Republic girls to take on Pateros in regional basketball

Win or lose, the region will be represented at the state 1B girls basketball tournament.

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Sunshine tops Coffey for tournament title

Team claims recreational basketball title with 81-64 victory

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Pioneer puts on volleyball tournament for senior project

Volleyball teams slug it out to raise money for Parker's Place

Okanogan girls dunk Freeman, take third

Bulldogs bringing home third-place, earn spot in 1A regional basketball tournament

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Man shot to death south of Malott

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early today about 2 miles south of Malott, near Chiliwist Road

Erik Bjornsen, teammate ski to sixth in team sprint event

Local skier anchors Team U.S.A. in Olympic event

Inchelium forfeits game, continues district play Saturday

Inchelium girls continue postseason basketball tournament, but Curlew is out

Sadie Bjornsen finishes 18th in 10K classic at Olympics

Local woman skies to 18th place in Olympic competition

New snowfall prompts Loup Loup Ski Hill to open

Ski, snowboard area between Okanogan and Twisp will open Saturday

Basketball playoff picture set following last night's games

In 1A action, both Okanogan boys and girls advance while Omak teams eliminated

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Erik Bjornsen competes in 1.8K sprint

Erik Bjornsen of Mazama did not advance to the quarterfinals of the men’s sprint today at the Winter Olympics.

Lottery to decide who gets to be in Half-Corked Marathon

A lottery, which ends Friday, will determine entries for the fourth annual Half-Corked Marathon.

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Play-in basketball games slated for tonight

Omak girls need to dunk No. 4 state-ranked Okanogan tonight if they hope to make the playoffs

Wallis skis fast at Mission Ridge

Claire Wallis of the Loup Loup Alpine Ski Team just missed the podium during downhill races last weekend.

Inchelium boys, Curlew girls compete in play-in games tonight

The Curlew girls and Inchelium boys finished fourth in their final games Tuesday, with both teams now advancing to pigtail play-in district games Friday.

Wrestlers seeded into District tournament

Six wrestlers from Okanogan County enter District 1A tournament with No. 1 seeds

VanderWeide bowls 788 series; nearly makes 300 twice

Jason VanderWeide rolled games of 290 and 288 en route to a 788 series.

Area residents headed to Super Bowl

At least three men to make trip to watch Seattle play Denver

A trio of local Seahawks fans can’t believe how lucky they are this week.

Fans chill to hockey

Rink could use refrigeration unit

If Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink gets a new refrigeration unit, its director predicts a boon for local recreation and businesses.

Republic sweeps Northeast 1B boys teams

Defense powers Tigers to victories

Republic made it a clean sweep last weekend by dousing Selkirk, 54-45, in a league boys basketball game Saturday.

Snow drags ready

Bonaparte races get starting lights

This year’s Bonaparte Lake Snow Drags promises to be bigger and better Feb. 8.

State includes Methow Valley as vacation area great for fishing

The Methow Valley is one of 14 family vacation areas within the state being promoted for fishing by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Work pays off big

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.

Bears gallop past Pioneer girls, 57-26

Okanogan clobbers Tonasket, 70-11

Brewster girls started slow, but eventually proved unstoppable Tuesday in a 57-26 win over Omak.

Two more locals make Olympics

Erik Bjornsen, Brian Gregg are headed to Sochi, Russia, to represent the U.S.

Erik Bjornsen sat eating breakfast Wednesday morning in Seiser Alm, Italy, when he heard something he’s been yearning to hear for years.

Couple takes in ’Hawks victory

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.

Republic girls top Inchelium, Cusick

Curlew nips Selkirk with 17-9 streak

Republic held off Cusick, 64-60, in a spirited matchup Saturday.

Ski races start

Pursuit race begins at Cub Creek trail

The Methow Valley Pursuit ski race will be contested in abbreviated form Saturday starting at the Cub Creek trailhead.

Mazama athlete punches Olympic ticket

Bjornsen will compete in Sochi, Russia, in February

Sadie Bjornsen celebrated qualifying for the U.S. Olympic cross country ski team by taking a long run on the snow in France.