Cheyne Olney gets up close and personal with  his Round 2 partner on Saturday night. Olney  ended up as the Founder's Day Rodeo top  money-earner for the weekend. Brent Baker / staff photo

Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo

TONASKET – Colby Reily of Stratford, WA, claimed the 8th Annual Jeremy Ives Memorial Bullriding title at the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo on June 1-2, as the only bullrider to score in the short go to conclude the competition.

Of the eight finalists, seven were thrown from their bulls before completing their ride. Reily’s 84 enabled him to jump to the forefront and claim the Jeremy Ives Memorial Beltbuckle and jacket, edging out Cheyne Olney of Toppenish.

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Architect addresses NVH board

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Car show and Cruise-in June 16, Father’s Day Fly-in June 17

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When approaching the new Nighthawk U.S. Port of Entry from Canada travelers first must pass through a Radiation Portal Monitor and then proceed to the primary booth. Photo by Gary DeVon

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Non-stop activity this Founders Day

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