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Columbia Valley Girls on the Run to host 5K May 21

WENATCHEE — Columbia Valley Girls on the Run will host its annual end-of-season 5k event on Saturday, May 21 at 9am at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. This fun run is the culminating event for eight teams of girls in grades 3-5 who participate in the local Girls on the Run program.

Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon races

BOSTON — Ethiopian runners vying for a place in the summer Olympics dominated the Boston Marathon on Monday, taking the top three spots in the men’s division for the first time, and the top two spots among the women.

Fair chase, not baiting, should be hunting standard

“I feel bad for the kid that goes out with his uncle and gets a buck the first time out hunting over bait. That’s the only way that kid knows how to hunt. You learn something by not being immediately successful.”

Swing Away: Why do golfers play golf?

The game of golf is a funny game. Funny, peculiar, not funny, ha, ha! It’s a peculiar game for many reasons but among the most unique is the fact that most amateurs can never win. The object of the game is to make par or better on every hole 18 consecutive times.
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Olympic hopeful starting quest on right foot

We are off! The 2016 racing season is underway, and one of the first big steps towards making the Olympic team this summer is behind me! I kicked off the season during the first weekend of March in Victoria, British Columbia, just a short ferry ride across the water from my current home in Bellingham.

Llama owners put their animals to the test

BARBER COUNTY, Kan. — Since the days of the Comanche, Kansas’ Gyp Hills have been horse country. Many ranchers still depend on steeds to access rugged land for both business and pleasure.

Pair of 5K races around the corner

As the seasons turn, multiple outdoor races are slated for spring in North Central Washington. Here are a few races coming up quickly near the Columbia Basin.

Gamble or double down?

I recently took a leisurely drive up the Columbia River to visit with Dave Christenson, the general manager of Gamble Sands golf course, just a few tics north of Brewster.

Snowboarding slumps with trend toward skiing again

This winter, there’s been something different about my mountain trips that I couldn’t quite put a finger on. It recently hit me in the lift line: skiers appear to be outnumbering snowboarders. After a couple of decades of growing popularity (estimated at about 5 million riders) that saved the snow sports industry, could snowboarding be in a slump?