Horse racing will be at fair

OKANOGAN – Despite rumors of the contrary, horse racing will be taking place at the 2017 Okanogan County Fair, according to Okanogan County Commissioner Andy Hover.

Historical museums open this weekend

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County Historical Society museums will open for the season this Saturday, May 27.

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CENTER STAGE: ‘Little Sister’ guitar brings warm tone

This past week sure brought a lot of entertainment to the region. Tuesday evening I attended a guitar open case show at Good Studios in Okanogan.

Music at the View returns this weekend

The sixth annual Music at The View returns to the Okanogan Highlands at Howell Canyon Estate, 185 Howell Canyon Road - east of Tonasket, on May 26-28.

Okanogan takes top spot in Envirothon

Okanogan High School’s Envirothon team earned a berth to the national contest by winning the state championship May 17-18.

Omak FFA chapter wins top honors

The Omak High School FFA chapter was named the top chapter in a national chapter competition following the 87th Washington State FFA Convention in Pullman.

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Dienst tells refugees’ story

Physician Bill Dienst has co-written and co-edited a book, “Leaving Syria,” about the exodus of Syrian refugees to Greece in 2016.

CENTER STAGE: Lots of live music on tap this weekend

Last weekend I attended the annual May Festival in Oroville.

Blues festivals planned

The Sunbanks Blues Festival is set for May 18-21 at Sunbanks Lake Resort, 57662 Highway 155.

Spring faire returns to Highlands

A remote field in the Okanogan Highlands may become the most populated community in Okanogan County this weekend.



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Methow Tribe honored in Pateros

The new Monument to the Methow will be dedicated at noon Saturday, May 27, in Memorial Park next to the Columbia River.

Addicts can get help in Drug Court

Participants in the Okanogan County Drug Court program say they lost everything – from their homes to jobs to custody of their children – because of their drug use, but now are working hard to regain what they’ve lost.

Run for the Border set this weekend

Motorcyclists and blues enthusiasts will roll into northern Okanogan County this weekend for the annual Run for the Border.

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Oroville May Fest parade results announced

The eighth-grade royalty was awarded the coveted queen’s choice award Saturday during the town’s premiere grand parade.