Sports and Outdoors

DNR Closing Public Lands to Recreation Activities

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the closure of all DNR-managed lands to the public. The closure goes into effect tomorrow – Thursday, March 26 – and will last through at least April 8.

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Oroville Boys Basketball postseason hopes still alive

The Oroville Hornets Boys Basketball team has split their first two games in postseason play and faces one more challenger before heading to 2B Regionals and State in Spokane.

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Taralynn Fox is district wrestling champion

WENATCHEE – Hornet senior Taralynn Fox brought home district gold in Wenatchee last weekend and Seth Baurer, Golby Guzman and Victor Ocampo earned district gold at Tonasket.

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Oroville boys basketball defeats Soap Lake

OROVILLE – The Oroville Hornet Boys Basketball team bested the Soap Lake Eagles by 29 points last Saturday, after suffering a three point loss to the Manson Trojans the night before.

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Gov. Inslee appoints two Eastern Washington residents to state Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed a Wenatchee resident and an Okanogan resident and member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to serve on the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.

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16th Annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival this weekend

MOLSON – The 16th annual Northwest Ice Fishing Festival will take place this Saturday, Jan. 18 on Sidley Lake near Molson with a prize of fishermen and women angling for a $1000 top prize.

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PNTA plans meeting on trail town kiosk

OROVILLE – The Pacific Northwest Trail Association would like to install a PNT-Oroville trail town kiosk and is hosting a workshop to gather community input on the location, design and content of the kiosk.

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Virginia Lilly Trail re-opens for adventure in the Okanogan Highlands

TONASKET – A group of volunteers with the Okanogan Highlands Alliance, in collaboration with the US Forest Service, worked to re-open the Virginia Lilly Trail near Bonaparte Lake earlier this month.

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State Parks Boating Program urges stand up paddleboarders to wear life jacket, leash

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks Boating Program is urging stand up paddleboarders to be safe on the water by always wearing a life jacket and leash.

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Fire danger increases, campfire restrictions in effect Aug. 1

As fire danger increases across the dry slope of the Cascades in Washington, visitors to national forest lands from Naches to the Methow Valley will be required to limit potential ignition sources like campfires starting Thursday August 1, 2019.

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