Sports and Outdoors

Birding field trip to the Highlands June 17

Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) is teaming up with the Okanogan Land Trust (OLT) to offer an educational birding field trip in the Okanogan Highlands on Saturday, June 17.

Read full story

Drag racing in the desert

OSOYOOS, BC – Last weekend brought with it (finally!) weather that suits the slogan “Osoyoos, BC – Canada’s pocket desert.” Mother Nature let up with her rain storms, and the drag racers didn’t waste one second of the gorgeous weather.

Read full story

Pacific Northwest Trail Association offering new maps

To give PNT’ers the most up-to-date and accurate information possible about the Pacific Northwest Trail, the PNTA has worked hard to develop an entirely new map set for the 2017 hiking season.

Read full story

Happy Trails! Fee-free day on Saturday, June 3 for National Trails Day

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington on Saturday, June 3 for National Trails Day.

Read full story

May Day 3 on 3 Basketball Classic 2017

Results of the Oroville May Day 3 on 3 Basketball Classic are:

Read full story

Drag racers put the horsepower to the pavement

OSOYOOS, BC – Spring gently and slowly rolls through our valley this year. Mother Nature doesn’t seem to be in a big rush, as she coaxes the buds to swell and the blossoms to (finally) pop open on the trees. The birds have started flowing in and their songs are a welcome treat for our ears.

Read full story

OHA presents: Those marvelous, myriad lichens with Jack Massie

TONASKET – Lichens appear as an entire organism but are actually composed of two or more very different partners — they truly are peculiar, efficient, and wondrous. An indoor slideshow presentation on Friday, April 7…

Read full story

Short inducted into Hunters Heritage Hall of Fame

OLYMPIA – Sen. Shelly Short has been inducted into the Hunters Heritage Hall of Fame for her efforts in the Legislature. It is the highest honor presented by the Washington-based Hunters Heritage Council and is awarded to elected officials or citizens who have gone above and beyond to work for hunters’ rights.

Read full story

Tonasket Tigers Boys Basketball ends season at State

SPOKANE – Tonasket ended their winning season Wednesday, March 1, with a 76-50 loss to Adna at the 2017 2B Boys Hardwood Classic at the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena.

Read full story

Public comment period extended 30 days for pack and saddle

As snow continues to fall deep in the Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness areas, some folks are already planning their guided trip into the most remote areas of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest next summer. Some Forest staff are also planning over the winter; completing an environmental analysis of how to best provide necessary public access to these wilderness areas while balancing wilderness impacts and use in the years ahead.

Read full story