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Winterfest lights up Tonasket | Slideshow

Click on the slideshow below to see the rest of our Winterfest pictures!

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Speiker wins second state title

PASCO – Distance runners are their own breed, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that Sierra Speiker’s first words after winning her second Class 1B/2B state cross country title in three years were self-critical. The Oroville junior, who won her first championship as a freshman and took second last year, pulled away to a [...]

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A Cavallo, Quill Hyde’s “hanky-janky glory”

  TONASKET – Some things just defy description, and A Cavallo is one of them. It doesn’t mean an attempt won’t be made, but really? Quill Hyde, Tonasket’s artist/engineer extraordinaire, designed and built the metal structure with a little help from a lot of friends, transforming what is best characterized as a pile of junk [...]

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Karlie Henneman crowned 2013 Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen

The drama of last year’s competition for Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo Queen may have been lacking, but that was OK with Karlie Henneman, who knew as the only contestant this year that she would receive the crown she’d been pursuing since last year.

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An ancient river of gold

OROVILLE – Bob Larson believes he’s located gold in what he calls a paleo-channel, an ancient river bed that parallels and crosses the Similkameen River.
He and his partners in Similkameen LLP feel this could be a major find, but they don’t have the financing to continue their exploration.

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Fighting from days of yore

TONASKET – Medieval sword fights in History Park? Sort of, anyway. The Dregate Fighters, a.k.a. Fighters of Okanogan County, gather Wednesdays at the park in Tonasket, usually around 5:00 p.m., to learn and practice fighting techniques with makeshift swords, helmets and shields. Participants also come in from other parts of the county, as well as [...]

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And so it begins …

Construction began last week on the long-awaited Bonaparte Creek water and sewer project, though just for awhile.

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Legacy Project to feature Blue Star Mothers in October

The US. Armed Forces Legacy Memorial in Tonasket will be featuring the Blue Star Mothers this month.

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Friday, Sept. 21 football Scores

Caribou Trail League and Central Washington 2B League Scores Okanogan 42, Tonasket 21 Kittitas 38, Oroville 14 Quincy 41, Brewster 0 Cashmere 47, Chelan 0 (at Okanogan) Cascade 54, Omak 7 Liberty Bell 41, Manson 15 (at Okanogan) Liberty(Spangle) 44, Lake Roosevelt 13 (NL) White Swan 40, Bridgeport 15  Football standings / scores / schedules  

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Armed Forces Legacy Project nears next stage of completion

TONASKET – Armed Forces Legacy Project volunteers added another collection of plaques to two walls of the memorial on Thursday, Sept. 13, began a flurry of activity that should culminate with the opening of the new on-site building on Sept. 20. Volunteers from Home Depot will be completing the next stage of landscaping on Tuesday. [...]

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