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Swing Away: Golfing on the Olympic Peninsula

Being a so-called ‘golf journalist’ has its perks. I readily admit that I enjoy the opportunity to be invited to play golf at some of the best courses in the northwest and write about the experience. My most recent outing took my photographer and I to Salish Cliffs Golf Club and the Little Creek Casino and Resort on the Olympic Peninsula just off highway 101 near Shelton. It’s a bit of a trek to get there from Wenatchee, but well worth the effort if you enjoy a world class golf ...

Weekly fishing report: Lake Chelan and Potholes Reservoir

As anglers gear up for the opener of Chinook salmon season, which is July 1, there are many other fishing opportunities to be had throughout North Central Washington. I had the opportunity to fish two lakes this past week: Lake Chelan and Potholes Reservoir.

Evans captures Idaho Tune Up 150 victory

POST FALLS, Idaho — Patience and experience paid off for Garrett Evans on Saturday night as he picked up the win in the Idaho Tune-Up 150 held at Stateline Speedway. It was the two-time and defending series champion’s third victory of the year on the Northwest Super Late Model Series. In a race filled with plenty of excitement, the current points leader kept a late race lead and held off a hard charging Shelby Thompson by less then a car length to grab the win.
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The initiation: how to fish Lake Chelan

During the course of this fishing season, I will be giving weekly fishing reports on lakes and rivers that are located in the greater Wenatchee Valley.

Tour de Bloom a huge success

With the abundance of orchards blanketing the region, blooming and North Central Washington are synonymous. To bloom is to bear fruit, to reach fruition and potential.
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Local runners dominate Horse Lake Trail Run

WENATCHEE — In the wide open terrain that is Horse Lake, Christian Wood could see the two runners ahead of him — Cory Feil and Amy Sheehan — for, well, virtually the entire way.

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.
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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.