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Al Camp

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Brewster salmon derby raises $1,700 for fire victims

The ninth annual Budweiser-Lowrance King Salmon Derby on Aug. 1-3 raised $1,700 in a raffle for a YETI cooler that benefited victims of the Carlton Complex fires.

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Four teams compete in county swim championships

Volunteers make swim meet happen

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Suicide Race practices wrap up Friday and Saturday

Runoff or jackpot races slated for Sunday depending on how many horses enter

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Fire crews keep eye on ‘sandcut' burn area

Crews from District 8, Mount Tolman and private firefighters knocked down flames Friday south of Malott after fire jumped the Okanogan River.

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Results for the fifth annual Tonasket Truck and Tractor Pull

Results for the fifth annual Tonasket Truck & Tractor Pull competed July 18 and 19 in the Comanchero Rodeo Grounds.

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Wildfire reported near Carlton

Wildfire reported near Carlton

Crews from Brewster, Pateros, Methow Valley, Omak and Okanogan have responded to the fire on Texas Creek Road

Results from Methow Vally Killer Whales and Omak Mantaray meet

The Methow Vally Killer Whales took on the Omak Mantaray Aquatic Klub in a swIM meet July 8.

National Hot Rod Association to go International

Spokane County Raceway will switch from National Hot Rod Association to International Hot Rod Association starting in 2015.

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Marijuana retailer to open Friday

Local store plans to sell marijuana at 23251 state Highway 20

Bordner, Cornett, Neely and Lewis win golf tournament

Omak Kiwanis Golf Tournament took place June 28

State extends shoreline restrictions near Wanapum Dam through Oct. 31

Work continues to repair fractures spillway

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Omak Battleground winners announced

Event organizers release names of winning 3-on-3 basketball teams and players

Going home to visit parents

Great time to visit family on Father’s Day this Sunday

June is one marvelous month.

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Results announced for Osoyoos races

Oroville's Bartelson wins super pro

Oroville offers camp

Lahontan fishing is heating up

State Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Thacker will be part of the staff coaching at an Oroville Summer Basketball Camp on June 16-20.

Hoops for Hope succeeds

3-on-3 tournament raises $1,200

Hoops for Hope proved a major success downtown with 29 teams helping raise $1,200 for the support center.

Register free for tourney

Deadline set for basketball entries

If you want to play in the inaugural Omak Battleground hoop you can register, for free, until Friday.

Omak woman rescued from Alaska cliff

Ground gave away causing Cherelle LaGrou to be stranded 60 feet up a rock cliff

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Crash claims longtime rodeo cowboy Condon

Funeral service is Monday at tribes’ Omak Longhouse

Larry “Little Beaver” Condon and friends were shooting the breeze when someone asked the famous bullrider how the heck he got to Madison Square Garden for competition in the 1960s.

Years of practice produce top marks

Area athletes spend years of sweating through practices to reach state competitions. But there is a lot of unseen effort by athletes, coaches and parents to get them onto the awards podium.

Covington, Stucker qualify for national high school rodeo

Rodeo club also qualifies competitors for rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Roberts speeds to wins at Republic's races

Fever-4 crash destroys two cars, damages three others

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Flying high

Cowboys ride tough on bulls and broncs

Francis Marchand of Omak finished second in saddle bronc riding at the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo on Friday and Saturday.

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Liberty Bell, Bridgeport tossed from 2B state

Mountain Lions win opener in eight

Liberty Bell went 1-2 and Bridgeport 0-2 in the state 2B softball tournament Friday and Saturday at the Gateway Sports Complex.

Free fishing arrives

Boy Scouts fix up Camp Bonaparte

This weekend will be a Free Fishing Weekend, thanks to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Licenses will not be required for those two days to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open for fishing in the state.

Terris, Hendrick nab second place

Foes go to eight innings first day

The doubles tennis team of Trevor Terris and Brian Hendrick of Tonasket, both seniors, finished second at the state 1B/2B/1A tournament Friday and Saturday at West Valley High School.

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Okanogan comes up one game short of trophy

Bulldogs finish 1A state at 4-2

Okanogan High School’s fastpitch team went 4-2 at state, missing the consolation trophy game by one victory Friday and Saturday at the Columbia Playfields.

Chad Cleveland claims rifle match's top score

Friends of the NRA event coming Aug. 2

Nannies girls omitted from state track meet list

Nannies sending a lot of girls to state 1B track meet

Correction

Okanogan freshman incorrectly identified in May 28 story

Okanogan softball heads to state

Bulldogs open against Hoquiam on Friday in Richland

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Bartelson drags home fastest Super Pro trophy

Hiebert cuts a perfect .500 on the lights

Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bullriding set for Saturday

The Ridge Riders will host the seventh annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bullriding on Saturday at the Delano Rodeo grounds, 22209 Alcan Road.

Salmon fishing opens Friday on Icicle River

Rule change allows for salmon fishing on Icicle River through July 31

Colbert Arena barrel results announced

Ralston sets fast time on her horse, Vegas

Bulldogs, Bears soccer move on

Brewster takes on Chelan in finals

Chelan soccer won a shootout, 4-2, over Okanogan in a 1A/2B semifinal tri-district match Wednesday.

Region loves track

Kraske sets 400 hurdle records

Our region produces some great tracksters, especially this year, with school and university records toppling all over the place.

Omak slugs Brewster

Pioneers reach district semifinals

Omak High School’s softball team shook off a 3-run home run to eliminate Brewster, 7-3, in a loser-out district game Tuesday.

Brewster fuels up on Tinoco goals

Bears, Bulldogs reach postseason

Edwin Tinoco scored three goals in five minutes to lift Brewster to a 6-0 win over Medical Lake in a loser-out game Saturday in the opening round of the Tri-District Tournament.

Wildlife area to be feted

Sinlahekin to celebrate 75th

The 75th anniversary of the state’s first wildlife area will be celebrated June 7 at the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area.

Records fall at Tonasket meet

Kathryn Cleman sets school record in pole vault

Four girls track records were set, along with at least one school record, at the Caribou Trail League track championship Friday.

Curlew softball takes No. 1 seed to playoffs

Bears, Omak play loser-out game

Curlew softball earned the No. 1 seed to postseason after splitting with Almira/Coulee-Hartline on Saturday.

Barrels rounded at Colbert Arena

Points mount up for state finals

A National Barrel Horse Association doubleheader was competed Saturday at Colbert Arena north of town.

Auto racing returns to Republic

Roberts zips to two first place finishes

The start of the Republic Eagle Track Raceway’s season was a groovy kind of day Saturday for the Everett Merritt Memorial.

Friendly show returns to Omak

People choose 1940 Ford pickup as best

A huge turnout provided the region with a ton of cars and vendors at the 21st annual Swap Meet and Car Show presented by the Friendly OK Car Club on May 9-11 at East Side Park.

Mule deer banquet planned

Weapons, smoker available in raffles

The newly formed Okanogan Trails Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will put on its first banquet benefiting the foundation Saturday at the Okanogan Eagles Club, 1820 N. Second Ave.

Bear baseball advances

Omak, Okanogan meet in showdown

Bi-district 1A baseball playoffs started yesterday at Larson Field, 2501 W. Broadway Ave. Cashmere (16-4) was slated to play at Lakeside (11-9) in game 1 and Medical Lake (12-8) was at Brewster (17-3) in game 2.

Controversy encircles win

Soccer opens district playoffs

Brewster soccer edged Tonasket, 3-2, in overtime following a controversial Caribou Trail League match Tuesday.

Giant trees inspire

Nash-Mendez runs to record time

The giant old growth redwood forests of northern California were under siege. Rain pelted the giant trees, which let little precipitation hit the ground hundreds of feet below, where waves of runners competed in The Avenue of the Giants Marathon last Sunday.

Error ends bid for perfect game

Brewster came within one base runner of a perfect game in clobbering Omak, 17-0, in a Caribou Trail League game Wednesday.