May Festival

Photos by Gary DeVon

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Rain clears out for Oroville invite

Tigers, Hornets gear up for post-season OROVILLE – A monsoon-like deluge delayed the start of Saturday’s Draggoo Financial Oroville Invitational, but once the rain was finished, the weather cooperated on about as nice a day as one could hope for at a spring track meet. That translated into a lot of personal bests for quite [...]

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First priority: communications

Drill serves its purpose, exposes issues TONASKET – The inability of first response personnel to communicate after leaving Tonasket and heading up Highway 20 is no secret. Anyone who has tried to use their cell phone while on the road knows this, as do ambulance, police and sheriff’s officers that have had to respond to [...]

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Eric y Encarnacion at CCC

Tonasket’s favorite Flamenco duo performed at the Community Cultural Center in April.  

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Missoula Children’s Theatre hits Tonasket | Slideshow

Missoula Children’s Theatre presented Beauty Lou and the Country Beast, an original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast on Saturday, March 1 at the THS Commons.

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Juarez is state runner-up; three Tigers, one Hornet medal | Mat Classic Day 2

TACOMA – Tonasket sophomore Jorge Juarez got his first shot at a state title on Saturday, Feb. 22. Unfortunately for the 132-pounder, that shot came against three-time state champion Josh Crager. Make that: four-time state champion Josh Crager. Juarez battled into the third period, giving up three takedowns and a three-point nearfall while scoring a [...]

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Fest, but no fish

Third straight skunking prompts change MOLSON – The fish were biting at Sidley and Molson Lakes. Two weeks ago, anyway. By the time the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival commenced Saturday, Feb. 15, the 5,000 or so Rainbow Trout that had been planted and nurtured through the winter had done their vanishing act for the third [...]

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19th Annual Talent Show at the CCC

Scenes from the 19th Annual Talent Show at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket on Saturday, Feb. 8.

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Bonaparte Snow Drags

BONAPARTE LAKE – The cold (minus-12 degree) weather held the crowd down a bit, but the sleds were nonetheless roaring on the ice at the Bonaparte Lake Snow Drags on Saturday, Feb. 8. Enjoy some views from the warmth of your own home below.

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Half-baked: Remaking WIAA sports, Part 2

Releasing my inner sports geek, once and for all Two issues precipitated my whole thought of re-working how the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association administers high school sports leagues and post-season tournaments. The first was how the classification system works; the second is the execution of the various post-season tournaments and events. In other words, piecemeal [...]

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