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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.

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?

Ski hills warming up

Skiers and snowboarders looking for a fresh cache of powder should hit the hillsides soon as big changes to the weather forecast are looming on the horizon.

MRST continues its successes

STEVENS PASS — Mission Ridge Ski Team continued its season-long trend of top fi nishes with numerous podium visits over the weekend at the Wild Katz races at the Stevens Pass Ski Area.
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Local skiers heading to national competition

Five cross country ski racers from the Wenatchee Valley have been named to the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA) team to represent the Pacific Northwest region encompassing Washington, Oregon and Idaho at the 2016 United States Ski Association Cross Country Skiing Junior National Championships.

Sherman Pass great for showshoeing

The snowshoers started their trek uphill through the forest and morning gloom. But within an hour they were climbing into untracked powder and brilliant sunshine in the Kettle River Range. Fog filled the valleys below, but the big-footers were above it all.

Get out, beat SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a mood disorder subset in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter.

Columbia River coho salmon forecast grim

Predicting salmon returns is a lot like winning the power ball lottery, and this past summer’s Columbia River coho forecast was a perfect example.

Leavenworth’s Moose Dewlap Trek good for all ages

As I ski along trails in the Lake Wenatchee valley, it strikes me: I’m just two hours from Seattle, yet I’m in the middle of some of the best cross-country ski terrain in the Northwest.