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New hatchery at Chief Joseph scheduled for summer opening

The Chief Joseph Hatchery is scheduled for completion in May and should be rearing chinook salmon in July. The $49 million facility near Chief Joseph Dam will, by 2015, raise 2.9 million salmon a year... Full story


Local snowboarder heading to national competition

After placing first 15 times in snowboarding competitions around the region this winter, a freshman at Lake Roosevelt High School has qualified to compete in national championships. Michael Thomas is... Full story


Raider track debuts at West Valley

On a cloudy, windy Saturday the Raiders opened their 2013 track and field season at the West Valley invite at West Valley High School in Spokane. Only 11 tracksters made the trip to West Valley. None placed but two came close. The meet featured most... Full story


Baseball drops two to Okanogan

Lake Roosevelt opened with a tough doubleheader loss to the Okanogan Bulldogs last Saturday in Okanogan. An inability to close out innings hurt the Raiders. “In game one, we gave up five runs (3,2) after committing an error that would have closed... Full story


Softball falls to the Bulldogs

The Lady Raiders travelled to Cashmere last Saturday for a season opening doubleheader against the Bulldogs. LR travelled without one of their key players who could not make the trip. Because of this, the coaches had to shuffle people around to fill... Full story


NCW Sports Awards grants available

Through proceeds from the North Central Washington Sports Awards, Wenatchee North Rotary provides at least one monetary grant to a school or community youth athletic program outside of Wenatchee-East Wenatchee. These “outlying grants” can be for... Full story



This reporter wishes to apologize for the error he made in the softball preview in last week’s special section. Head Coach Jamie Lezard played four years of varsity baseball and is not a she. This mistake came from not looking closely at what was... Full story


Nespelem Jr Rodeo auction/taco feed coming

The Nespelem Junior Rodeo will be holding its annual Auction and Indian Taco Feed on Thursday, March 28, at the Nespelem Elementary School. The feed begins at 4:30 p.m. It is $6 per plate and includes taco, beverage and dessert. The auction will... Full story


Kindergarten registration coming soon for 2013-2014 school year

Registration for the 2013-14 school year is now open for all children entering kindergarten next year. Parents may stop by the school office for a registration packet. A copy of your child’s OFFICIAL birth certificate and immunization record is... Full story


Coulee Crushers took 34 to Republic match

The Coulee Crushers went to Republic March 16 with 34 teammates participating with the following results: 5-6 age brackets:1st Jhayton Tonasket - 61 lbs; 3rd Jayton Caddy - 55 lbs. 7-8 age brackets: 2nd Chase Clark - 68 lbs; 2nd Austin Moore - 66... Full story


Raider sports for the week

Raider Sports for this week Thurs., March 21 4 p.m., Raider Baseball (JV only), at Bridgeport. 4 p.m., Raider Tennis at Entiat. Fri., March 22 4:30 p.m., Raider Tennis here with Pateros. Sat., March 23 11 a.m., Baseball here with Oroville (DH) 11:20... Full story


Legal Notices for March 20, 2013

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCES PASSED OF THE CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY, WASHINGTON On the 12th day of March, 2013 the City Council of Electric City passed the following ordinances. A summary of the content of said ordinances, consisting of the title, provides as... Full story


Proctor riding school set

Shane Proctor, 2011 National Finals Rodeo World Champion Bull Rider and PBR Riders Ben Jones and others will be hosting the Shane Proctor Bull & Steer Riding School on Tuesday, Apr. 2, and Wednesday, Apr. 3, at 9 a.m. both days. The event will be... Full story


Bowling Scores

COLUMBIA LEAGUE TEAM W L Galaxy Smokes 22.5 13.5 Riverview Lanes 21 15 The Olds 19 17 Don’t No’s 17 19 Rolling Thunder 13.5 22.5 High Game: Riverview Lanes 662; Vaughn Weed 212; Sharey Redthunder 191 High Series: Rolling Thunder 1881; Bob... Full story

 By Bob Valen    Lifestyles    March 20, 2013

A dry February brings a warming trend

Dry indeed, February brought a parching 0.09 inch of precipitation that included 0.6 inch of fresh snow. The mean precipitation is 0.92 inch while we had a high of 3.58 inches back in 1940. Mean... Full story


Daniel Raymond McDermott

Daniel Raymond McDermott, age 51, rode into the sunset Friday, March 8, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He joins his father, Sham McDermott. Dan’s love of the outdoors -- hiking,... Full story