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2011

A supplement to the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle www.omakchronicle.com


Downtown Okanogan

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Horses wait for their riders at a hitchin’ post in Conconully.

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Competitive dancing is a big part of the area’s many American Indian powwows.

Inside Quick reference ................................................1 Brewster ...........................................................2 Bridgeport ........................................................3 Conconully .......................................................4 Grand Coulee area ...........................................5 Nespelem and Colville reservation .................6 Okanogan .........................................................7 Omak................................................................8 Oroville.............................................................9 Pateros............................................................10 Republic ..........................................................11 Riverside.........................................................12 Tonasket .........................................................13 Twisp and Winthrop ......................................14 What’s happening ..........................................15 Services and attractions.................................19 Index of advertisers........................................17 © 2011 The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Published by Eagle Newspapers Inc. Roger Harnack, Editor and Publisher Dee E. Camp, Managing Editor Lynn Hoover, Advertising Manager P.O. Box 553, Omak, WA 98841 618 Okoma Drive, Omak, WA 98841 509-826-1110 • 800-572-3446 509-826-5819 fax www.omakchronicle.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Cover photo by Roger Harnack

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Ferry County www.ferry-county.com (county government) or www.ferrycounty.com (tourism) Okanogan County www.okanogancounty.org (county government) or www.okanogancountry.com (tourism) Border crossing U.S. Customs Service 509-476-2955 www.cbp.gov/, www.customs.gov or www.travel.state.gov U.S. Forest Service • Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests, www.fs.fed.us/r6/oka • Okanogan Valley office, 1240 S. Second Ave., Okanogan, WA 98840; 509-826-3275 • Tonasket Ranger District, 1 W. Winesap, Tonasket, WA 98855; 509-486-2186 • Methow Valley Ranger District, 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862; 509-996-4003 • North Cascades Smokejumper Base, 23 Airport Road, Winthrop, WA 98862; 509-997-9750 • Colville National Forest, www.fs.fed.us/r6/colville • Headquarters, 765 S. Main St., Colville, WA 99114; 509684-7000 • Republic Ranger District, 650 E. Delaware Ave., Republic, WA 99166; 509-775-7400 Colville Confederated Tribes • Information: www.colvilletribes.com • Fish and Wildlife, 509-634-2110 • Parks and Recreation, 509-634-3145 Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area • Water levels: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 800-824-4916 • Recreation area: 509-633-9441 or 509-738-6366; www.nps.gov/state/laro/index.htm North Cascades National Park General information: 360-854-7200; www.nps.gov/noca Washington state • Sno-Parks: www.parks.wa.gov/winter/permits • Park reservations: 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688); www.parks.wa.gov/reservations • State parks information: 360-902-8844, TDD 360-6643133; www.parks.wa.gov/parks Emergencies: 911

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Brewster

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Brewster’s pool, above, features a waterslide. The Columbia River, left, offers a place to open up the throttle.

Brewster offers water sports and more Brewster is the perfect spot for vacationers whose dream is to play on and in the water. The city sits on the bank of the Columbia River, with the Okanogan River upstream and the Methow River downstream. The area offers boating, water skiing, fishing, jet skiing, water bird watching and a place to lie on the grass and enjoy a breeze off the river. An updated public boat launch accommodates dozens of boats, and the river is home to various species of game fish. There’s good fishing all the way from Wells Dam to Chief Joseph Dam, and still more good fishing on Rufus Woods Lake, behind Chief Joseph Dam. Rat Lake, north of town, is a good spot for winter ice fishing. The annual Budweiser Lowrance King Salmon Derby brings anglers to town the first weekend in August; participants can win both prizes and money. Columbia Cove Park sprawls along the riverbank, offering a beach for swimming and splashing, a dock for boats, gazebos for picnics and a playground. The municipal pool has a waterslide and diving boards.

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Fort Okanogan’s site is marked by a sign and interpretive center. Columbia Cove RV Park, next to the pool, offers 23 full hookup sites and 18 overflow spots with electricity. Ospreys and eagles can be found by the river, hummingbirds and quail roam the neighborhoods, pheasants and songbirds live in the orchards and fields. The back roads are good for a drive, the hills around town offer

hiking and there are opportunities on public lands for four-wheeling, motorbikes and horseback riding. The 18-hole Alta Lake Golf Course and nine-hole Lake Woods Golf Course are within a dozen miles of town. July 4 will feature the town celebration, highlighted by a parade, activities and one of the biggest fireworks shows in North Central Washington. Brewster is in the middle of one of the biggest fruit producing regions in the world; crops include cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, pears and apples. Fruit warehouse tours can be arranged by appointment. Fort Okanogan, the first U.S. outpost in what became Washington, was established in 1811 just north of present-day Brewster. Brewster’s downtown is good for strolling. The city also offers lodging and shopping. Website: www.ci.brewster.wa.us Incorporated: 1910 Elevation: 820 feet Population: 2,200 Location: On U.S. Highway 97 near the confluence of the Okanogan and Columbia rivers, about seven miles north of Pateros and 26 miles south of Okanogan

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Outdoor fun awaits

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A precision mop team cleans up during the Bridgeport Daze parade. found in the river and nearby lakes. The Columbia is home to dozens of watchable birds, mammals and reptiles, ranging from eagles and hawks to otters and beavers. There are lots of back roads for horseback riding, motorbikes and ATVs in the summer and snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter. For those who like their water in a pool, Berryman Park offers an outdoor pool, plus picnic spots and a playground. Military history buffs

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can peruse the exhibit of vintage military equipment dating from World War II and the 1950s. On the way into town on Foster Creek Avenue, check out the sculptures carved from tree trunks. They celebrate Bridgeport’s history and landscape, from fur trappers to raptors. Downtown Bridgeport offers cafes, grocery stores, a laundry, liquor stores and a couple of businesses whose owners and employees are happy to provide free fishing advice. The annual town celebration, Bridgeport Daze, takes place the first weekend in June with a parade, softball, music and plenty of visiting. Visitors can’t miss the fruit orchards and wheat fields that dominate the landscape and provide the basis of the town’s economy. Bridgeport was incorporated 101 years ago and grew up along the riverbank about 20 years before that. Originally it was named Westfield, but that changed when a group of investors from Bridgeport, Conn., bought the townsite.

Bridgeport

Whether the goal is fishing, hiking, wildlife watching or other outdoor fun, Bridgeport is the place. The city sits at the base of Chief Joseph Dam, one of the largest hydropower projects in the world; a visitor center details the region’s history and explains how the hydropower system works. Lake Rufus Woods stretches for about 40 miles behind the dam, and it’s home to great fishing and boating opportunities. Hiking trails, many of them paved, offer views of the dam and Columbia River. For those who like to golf, the privately owned, nine-hole Lake Woods Golf Course is about 10 minutes from town. Bridgeport State Park is located at the end of the road behind the dam; the park boasts camping sites, picnic areas, a boat ramp and swimming beach. There’s a boat ramp across the lake as well, on the same road as the administration offices about three miles from town, along with fishing spots from shore. For campers who prefer to stay in town, Marina Park has spots for RVs, tent camping, plus picnicking, swimming and a boat launch. Anglers know Bridgeport, whether they’re fishing on Lake Rufus Woods or in the Columbia River below the dam. Salmon, trout, steelhead, sturgeon and other sport fish can be

Website: bridgeportwashington.net Incorporated: 1910 Elevation: 829 feet Population: 2,095 Location: On state Highway 17, 13 miles southeast of Brewster

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Conconully

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The town of Conconully is situated in a narrow valley surrounded by deep blue lakes and verdant mountains.

A quiet place with plenty to do Get back to nature, soak in some quiet and find plenty to do in Conconully. Tucked in a mountain valley and surrounded by national and state forests and lakes, the town is also host to friendly wildlife. As you take a walk, expect to find deer, wild turkeys and other creatures enjoying the scenery, too. Conconully State Park borders Conconully Reservoir (lower lake) and offers camping sites, playground equipment, a nature trail, picnic and barbecue areas, restrooms with showers, a boat launch and plenty of room to run. Conconully Lake (upper lake) also has a boat launch, handicap-accessible fishing dock and restrooms. Boats and motors can be rented at various local businesses, which also offer supplies, gas and basic groceries. Get a full meal at any of the local restaurants. Take your pick of various lodges and cabins, most within walking distance of a lake. Anglers can have a great time catching the fish stocked annually by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Conconully Lake holds rainbow trout and smallmouth bass while the lower lake offers rainbow trout, bass and kokanee. Each year also features a trout derby for families shortly after fishing season opens in April.

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Winter brings sled dog racing. For nature enthusiasts, the area has hiking trails such as the Mutton Creek Trail, good for all ages, just a mile north of Conconully on County Road No. 2361. Peacock Meadows Sno-Park is a jumping-off point for hiking and winter sports, including snowmobiling. Both snowmobiles and ATVs can share the roads on designated streets. Conconully also has its share of unique events. The Independence Day Celebration brings the Old West back to life. Snow-covered streets are turned into the Outhouse Race course in January, with teams taking off down the street in head-to-head races featuring biffies on skis. Other activities include the Snow Dog Super

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The catch is bountiful in Conconully. Mush, Stew and Brew and more. Interested in history? Conconully started as a boom town in the 1800s by miners seeking silver and gold. Their efforts gave way to farming and ranching. You can find more history at the Conconully Museum, operated from Memorial Day to Labor Day by the Conconully Area Historical Association. Website: www.townofconconully.com Incorporated: 1908 Elevation: 2,300 feet Population: 190 Location: On county Conconully Highway about 15 miles west of U.S. Highway 97 and 18 miles northwest of Omak

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Four cities, each with its own amenities, charms and spectacular scenery, are clustered around Grand Coulee Dam. Coulee Dam, Electric City, Elmer City and Grand Coulee offer full services and amenities, from gas and groceries to a casino and restaurants. Construction of the dam began in 1933; the hydroelectric, flood control and irrigation dam towers 550 feet above the riverbed. A third electricitygenerating powerhouse was completed in 1974. There is enough concrete in the dam to build a four-lane highway from Los Angeles to New York. The project is the largest producer of hydroelectric power in the U.S. Stories of its construction, and a lot more, are told at the visitor center on state Highway 155 just downstream from the dam. It’s open all year; tours are offered in summer. The dam face serves as the screen for the nightly Laser Light Show, presented from May to September, which tells the story of the Columbia River, its geology and history and the dam. The 151-mile pool behind the dam is known as Lake Roosevelt and is famous for its recreation opportunities, including 22 public boat docks, 27 campgrounds, swimming and more. Spring Canyon Park, about two miles east of Grand Coulee on state Highway 174, features a swimming beach, picnic areas, playground equipment and more. The lake is stocked with kokanee (land-locked salmon), walleye, rainbow trout, lake whitefish, yellow perch and white sturgeon, among others. The river waters also fill Banks Lake; Steamboat Rock is the lake’s centerpiece. The lake is about a mile wide and 30 miles long. Northrup Canyon, near Steamboat Rock State Park, is home to watchable wildlife and interesting plants, and a favored nesting spot for bald eagles from mid-November to mid-May.

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At the top of the canyon is a five-acre, stream-fed lake stocked with trout and accessible by a walking trail. People who want to see some great scenery can start at Crown Point, about two miles east of the town of Coulee Dam on state Highway 174. The entire area displays the marks of Ice Age floods that carved out the current landscape. The whole area is crisscrossed by trails, ranging from difficult hikes to the wheelchairaccessible paths. A walking tour guides visitors around historical buildings from the dam construction era. All three towns have a full calendar of events all summer long, starting with the Colorama celebration Mother’s Day weekend, www.grandcoulee dam.org. That’s followed by a succession of car shows, powwows, golf tournaments and the Sunbanks Blues Festival in May and September, www.sun banksfestival.com. The Colville Confederated Tribes operates a museum and the casino in Coulee Dam. Websites: www.grandcouleedam. org, www.colvilletribes.com • Coulee Dam Incorporated: 1959 Elevation: 1,140 Population: 1,025 Location: On the Columbia River at the junction of state highways 155 and 174 • Electric City Incorporated: 1950 Elevation: 1,650 Population: 979 Location: Just south of Grand Coulee on state Highway 155 • Elmer City Incorporated: 1947 Elevation: 1,200 Population: 245 Location: Two miles north of Grand Coulee Dam on state Highway 155 • Grand Coulee Incorporated: 1935 Elevation: 1,702 Population: 925 Location: On the Columbia River at the junction of state highways 155 and 174

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Top to bottom: Grand Coulee Dam, Best Rod Run by a Damsite, nectarines along state Highway 155, Colorama Festival carnival.

Grand Coulee Dam area

Best scenery by a dam site

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Nespelem

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A horse gallops across a wildflower-filled field on the Colville Indian Reservation east of Okanogan.

Reservation is scenic and historical The 1.4 million-acre Colville Indian Reservation is home to members of the Colville Confederated Tribes’ 12 bands, plus many nonIndians. Nespelem sits at the crossroads of state Highway 155 and Cache Creek Road, which heads east through the mountains to the Twin Lakes-Keller area in Ferry County. Numerous Bureau of Indian Affairs roads radiate outward, taking travelers to tree-covered mountains and scenic lakes. (Some camping, hunting and fishing areas are closed to those who are not tribal members.) Nespelem and the BIA agency/tribal headquarters, which lies two miles south of town on the highway, offer ball fields, celebration grounds, rodeo arena and a school. Columbia River Road leaves Nespelem near the agency and takes the traveler along the Columbia River and past Omak Lake and northwest to Okanogan and Omak. A roadside marker on state Highway 155 commemorates Chief Joseph and the Joseph Band of Nez Perce, who were pursued into Montana by the U.S. Army from their home in Oregon’s Wallowa Valley in 1877. The Joseph Band eventually resettled in Nespelem. Chief Joseph’s grave is nearby in the Nez Perce Cemetery, which is administered by the Colville Confederated Tribes and is not open

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to tourists. Those wishing to pay their respects are asked by members of the Nez Perce Band to visit the marker instead. The sites are part of the Nez Perce National Historic Park, made up of 38 geographically separate sites on the Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) National Historic Trail. Information: www.nps.gov/nepe. The Colville Confederated Tribes holds a number of cultural events, including the week-long Fourth of July Encampment and spring junior rodeo. Executive Order Day, July 2, marks the creation of the Colville Indian Reservation on July 2, 1872, by President U.S. Grant. Nespelem and the agency campus offer service stations, food services and groceries. The reservation is on the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway, which runs between Othello and Omak. Information about the reservation — including hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and recreation — is available at www.colville tribes.com. Nespelem E-mail: townofnespelem@bossig.com Incorporated: 1935 Elevation: 1,900 feet. Population: 210 Location: On state Highway 155, 17 miles northwest of Grand Coulee area and 50 miles southeast of Omak.

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A historic gateway for many

and soccer fields, a children’s climbing toy and a paved fitness trail. Public fishing and a nature trail are on the city island adjacent to the wastewater treatment plant off South First Avenue. Several neighborhood parks feature playground equipment and tennis courts are located adjacent to Okanogan High School, 244 S. Fifth Ave. The Okanogan Chamber of Commerce sponsors several annual community events: Okanogan Days in June, Harvest Fest in October and Get Lit in Okanogan Christmas celebration right after Thanksgiving. Okanogan High School’s field is home to the Okanogan County Commandos minor league football team. The Okanogan County Fairgrounds are northeast of town on Rodeo Trail. A Spring Fair Home and

Incorporated: 1907 Elevation: 835 feet Population: 2,495 Location: At the junction of state Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 97, straddling the Okanogan River.

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Golfers aim for the green at the Okanogan Valley Golf Club.

Joggers take off on the Autumn Leaf Run.

The Okanogan Fire Hall Museum is a replica of the city’s first fire hall.

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Horses round the first bend during races at the Okanogan County Fair. Garden Show is held in March and the county fair is the weekend after Labor Day. Horse shows, youth events, rallies and other activities are ongoing at the fairgrounds. The city offers grocery, clothing and specialty shopping; service stations and auto repair; restaurants and bars; medical and dental clinics; snowmobile and ATV shops; real estate; motels; a casino; Washington State Patrol and Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office. Okanogan Legion Airport is a general aviation facility.

Okanogan

Historic Okanogan is a gateway to the Colville Indian Reservation, Loup Loup Ski Bowl of state Highway 20 west of town, the OkanoganWenatchee National Forest and various outdoor activities. The Okanogan County seat offers a range of shopping, government services and amenities in a picturesque setting of historic brick buildings surrounded by sage- and tree-covered mountains. Fishing, cross country skiing, hiking, bicycling and snowmobiling are just minutes away. The city allows off-road vehicles on all streets except for state highways 20 and 215 and U.S. Highway 97. Snowmobiles are not allowed. A free Internet wireless “hot spot” is located in Legion Park on North Second Avenue. The park’s gazebo is a longtime fixture of the city – for years it sat downtown and was the site of many band concerts. It’s now a cool place for a picnic, wedding or impromptu concert. Camping is allowed in the park. The Okanogan County Historical Society Museum, Okanogan Fire Hall Museum and Wilson Research Center (history and genealogy) are at the north end of the park, which also features a farmers’ market Saturday mornings from May through October. Residents and visitors alike can take a dip in the city’s summer-only pool in Alma Park, 601 S. First Ave., with a picnic shelter, basketball court and playground equipment. Across Salmon Creek, but still part of the park, are a boat ramp and river observation deck at the foot of Tyee Street. Central Valley Sports Complex on Rodeo Trail offers baseball, softball

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Omak

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Omak Lake offers paddlers miles of deep blue water and undeveloped shoreline.

Racers charge through across the Okanogan River during the World-Famous Suicide Race.

Omak: Centennial central Omak, the economic center of Okanogan Country, will celebrate its centennial through various events in 2011. After a kickoff in February, centennial events really get moving in the summer. Local artists, from beginners to professionals, will Paint the Town on June 4, setting up easels and getting some guided help at designated spots throughout the city. The main event will be the allclass reunion and Centennial Festival July 22-24, featuring multiple events celebrating the 100 years of history. As always, the city will host the Omak Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race from Aug. 11-14. It’s the city’s largest event and features a professional rodeo, carnival, vendor booths, Indian encampment, art show and other events. The Omak Stampede always packs ‘em in. Events don’t end there, with East Side Park a hub for sporting events all year, including a demolition derby in late June; plus Art in the Park in Civic League Park in June and a Twilight Christmas Parade in December. A new event coming this year is the

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Mountain Man Rendezvous from Aug. 26-28. A farmers’ market runs from June through October in Civic League Park on Tuesday evenings. Speaking of parks, Omak’s East Side Park, the largest, is home to the Omak Stampede, and also offers a full-service RV park, baseball, softball and soccer fields, swimming pool, tennis courts, a skate park, playground equipment and walking trail to downtown along the dike. Civic League Park offers a bandshell, picnic area and playground equipment, with the Omak Public Library next door. Several neighborhood parks dot the town, including the senior-friendly, north-end Dalton-Klessig Park with walking paths and picnic space. The Omak Performing Arts Center, owned by the Omak School District, hosts a variety of events all year. In May, the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus spring musical will be “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” Local musicians keep the center hopping throughout the year with regular concerts.

A menagerie of amenities awaits the visitor, with big box stores and restaurant options at the north end of town, shopping and coffee shops in the downtown and car dealerships in the south. Omak straddles the Okanogan River, with the eastern portion on the 1.4 million-acre Colville Indian Reservation. Visitors can get away from the buzz with a leisurely float along the Okanogan River, or take a boat or personal watercraft into the warm waters of nearby Omak Lake. Want to really get away? Omak can act as a central location to seek out spots for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, bird watching, hiking, biking and stargazing – something for every season and every taste. Website: www.omakcity.com Incorporated: 1911 Elevation: 850 feet Population: 4,750 Location: At the junction of state Highway 155 and U.S. Highway 97, straddling the Okanogan River.

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Bighorn sheep can be viewed near the town of Oroville.

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Vintage hydroplanes skim along Lake Osoyoos during the CAN-AM races.

The Oroville area was first settled by whites in the late 1850s. The settlement was first known as “rag town,” but renamed Oro, Spanish for gold, in 1892. It was named Oroville in 1909. The city is located in a high desert area, and agriculture and recreation are among the area’s livelihoods. Numerous streams, lakes and proximity to the Cascade Mountains make the area a favorite for swimming, boating, waterskiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, bicycling, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and wildlife viewing. There is a growing trail system — including the new Similkameen Trail west of town — and the Osoyoos Lake Veterans Memorial Park, which offers a beach, camping and RV spaces. Four nearby wineries produce unique local wines and a brewery offers local beers. The area also produces apples, pears, grapes, apricots and more. The city offers a variety of motels, eateries and stores. The Depot Museum, located at 1210 Ironwood St., features displays depicting area history. It also serves as the city’s visitor information center. In March, area families turn out for Kite Day. The city celebrates an annual May Festival and in July, Heritage Days and Airport Days are observed. August brings the CAN-AM Hydroplane races to Deep Bay Park on Lake Osoyoos. And in September, Oroville hosts

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Oroville

City has a golden beginning

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A traditional May Pole Dance is part of the Oroville May Festival. the annual Rendezvous Rhythm and Blues Festival, also on the lake. Along with hiking, boating, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities, Oroville features a ninehole golf course on Loomis-Oroville Road three miles west of town. There also is an airport named for a World War II WASP pilot, Dorothy F. Scott. Nearby east of Oroville in Molson, visitors can tour the old ghost town and the red brick schoolhouse museum. An ice fishing festival is held Presidents Day weekend and the Molson Mid-Summer Festival is held

in June. Also east of town is Chesaw, a once boom town, that now hosts a popular Fourth of July Rodeo. Buckhorn Mountain Gold Mine is nearby. A 24-hour international border crossing into Canada is just north of the city. Website: www.Oroville-WA.com Incorporated: 1908 Elevation: 912 feet Population: 1,715 Location: On U.S. Highway 97 four miles south of the Canadian border

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Pateros

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Personal watercraft racing will return to Pateros this summer during the Apple Pie Jamboree.

Pateros is a sports playground Fishing? Waterskiing? Personal watercraft? Golf? Hiking? Dinner? Welcome to Pateros. The Methow River flows into the Columbia at Pateros, and fishing enthusiasts know both rivers are great for angling. The Okanogan River, home to more great fishing, is about a 15-minute drive up the Columbia. Pateros offers two public boat launches, accessible in all water conditions, along with three public docks for people who’d rather stay on shore. For canoe and kayak enthusiasts, both the Columbia and Methow provide plenty of opportunities. The Columbia has plenty of room for water skiers and personal watercraft, and rentals are available. The city’s waterfront attracts boats of every kind. In 2011 the city will host the David Thompson Brigade, history enthusiasts reenacting the pioneering voyages of Englishman David Thompson, June 24-25. Dragon boat races will be on the water in late July, and hydroplane racers will return to town in late August. The annual town celebration, the Apple Pie Jamboree, will feature personal watercraft racing along with

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A water-spewing entry cools off youngsters during the Apple Pie Jamboree parade. a parade, games, art fair and namesake apple pies. Bargain hunters will get their own weekend at the all-town yard sales, scheduled for mid-May. Alta Lake, about two miles away, also offers boating, swimming. camping at Alta Lake State Park and the 18-hole, privately owned Alta Lake Golf Course. Private companies also provide horseback trail rides around Alta Lake, and the Pateros area has plenty

of public property with off-road potential for motorbikes and fourwheelers. Camping possibilities also abound, and there are two motels in town for those who don’t like to rough it. Downtown Pateros boasts two restaurants, a bakery and bar and grill, along with businesses that offer services and products to anglers and travelers. As downtowns go, Pateros’ is relatively new. It was rebuilt in the early 1960s when portions of the town were relocated because the Columbia rose with the construction of Wells Dam. Pateros began as Ives Landing in the late 1890s. Ives sold out – his wife hated pioneering – and the town was renamed by a Spanish-American War veteran, who remembered a town he’d encountered on his tour of duty in the Philippines. Its history is the subject of a new museum that opened at Pateros City Hall in late April. Website: www.pateros.com Incorporated: 1913 Elevation: 812 feet Population: 625 Location: At the intersection of U.S. Highway 97 and state Highway 153

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Eureka! It’s now Republic

Website: www.republicwa.org Incorporated: 1900 Elevation: 2,659 Population: 975 Location: The only incorporated city in Ferry County is located at the junction of state highways 20 and 21

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Republic

Originally called Eureka Gulch, the town started as a gold rush boom town. It is thought the population may have reached 20,000 at the height of gold fever when the northern part of the Colville Indian Reservation was opened for prospecting. As home to area administrative offices for Kinross Gold Corp., the town remains involved with gold mining. Prospectors Days, the annual town celebration, pays homage to that early heritage. Can-can girls, a staged Old West shootout, parade, rodeo and other activities are featured in the June event. Ranching, logging, cottage industries and tourism are among other businesses in the area. The breathtaking views of the Colville National Forest, which surrounds Republic, are popular among outdoor enthusiasts. Numerous nearby lakes also make the area attractive to visitors. Hunting, fishing, bird watching, bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, boating, motorized recreational sports and fossil digging bring people to the area. The county also features the Golden Tiger Pathway and a 25-mile long, undeveloped, nonmotorized rail trail. Republic is home to the Stonerose Fossil Interpretive Center, located across the street from the city’s Patterson Park. Visitors can dig for fossils from the Eocene Era at the center’s Boot Hill Fossil Site. The town also offers car racing on a three-eighthsmile dirt oval at Eagle Track Raceway south of town off of Pendry Road. In January, the track also offers a day of snowmobile racing. Nearby Curlew Lake, with a state park and fishing resorts, is a popular destination, especially in the summer. A Fourth of July fireworks display and lighted boat parade are among the attractions. Republic hosts a motorcycle rally in June that features a motorcycle rodeo, demonstration and shows, entertainment and numerous day rides. August brings the Mountain Music Festival and annual Wings Over Republic Fly-in at the county airport near Curlew Lake. The Ferry County Fair is a good old-fashioned event held over Labor Day weekend near Republic. The fairgrounds also offer a historic carousel, housed in a pavilion that can be rented. September brings the Honky Tonk Petanque tournament, and January the city’s Winterfest. The area’s history is displayed through a collection of historical photos and exhibits at the Republic Historical Center. Murals around town also depict area history, and booklets outlining a walking tour of the city offer a history lesson, pointing out historic buildings and outlining events of interest.

Bob Whittaker

Top to bottom: The Husky Car Museum, in nearby Curlew, features vintage vehicles. Racers spin out at Eagle Track. Hikers stroll along the Golden Tiger Pathway. Ferry County’s rail trails offer four-season recreation.

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Riverside

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Youngsters strain for the lead during Riverfest sack races. A rooster sculpture, left, outside the Riverside Store stands watch while Hoofin’ and Woofin’ participants cross the quiet Main Street.

Tiny town offers a great stop Riverside, a tiny town with a lot of history, is a great place to stop for a bite to eat, a quiet stroll, a bit of shopping or to ponder which direction to head next. In the early 1900s, Riverside was a blossoming town, peaking at a population of 350 and making Omak and Tonasket look tiny. Its success was largely due to its place as the head of riverboat navigation on the Okanogan River. Because of its booming qualities, it hosted the first county fair in 1905. That success didn’t always come without troubles – its new $3,000 drawbridge collapsed in 1905. It lost its bid to be county seat in 1908. Two fires leveled much of the business district in 1916. Once the railroad came through in 1914, it spelled the end for riverboats and Riverside became a quiet town. It now includes a general store, gas station, city park, public fishing, a Western store, antique store, RV park, pawn shop and other amenities. Some historic buildings still stand, such as the old schoolhouse. The 1912 school bell is displayed in a park. In April, Hoofin’ and Woofin’ brings dogs and their humans to town for a fitness walk and fundraiser for a local animal rescue. Every first weekend in August, the town holds Riverfest, with family games, music, a parade, firefighter water battle and more. Several miles outside of Riverside, explorers can visit nature in the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area to the northwest and, to the east, Tunk Valley. Hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding, photographing, bird watching and hiking are just a few activities that await. A bit farther up Tunk Creek, Crawfish Lake boasts a

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Crawfish Lake, east of Riverside, wears some of its winter ice into April. campground and many privately owned cabins for fishing and otherwise enjoying the woods. Half the lake is bordered by U.S. Forest Service land, and the other by the Colville Indian Reservation. Elevation: 853 feet Population: 350 Incorporated: 1913 Location: Adjacent to U.S. Highway 97, about seven miles north of Omak

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Left to right: Airplane enthusiasts chat during the Father’s Day Fly-in. A skateboarder rolls up to the coping at the B3 Skatepark. Veterans gather at the Legacy Project to remember comrades.

Tonasket is in an agriculture and forestry area, and home to the Tonasket Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The city is a jumping-off point for many recreational activities – hunting, fishing, wild animal observation, horseback riding, boating, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and more. The Many Lakes area, west of town, offers several lakes with a variety of species for anglers of all types. The city is named after Chief Tonasket of the Okanogan people, who became grand chief of the American Okanogan after the U.S.Canadian border was established in 1846. The Tonasket Kiwanis Club offers an annual Ground Hog Dinner on the first Saturday after Ground Hog Day in February. No, it doesn’t feature little furry animals, but rather sausage made fresh from an old German recipe. There is a flea market and consignment auction in May and a farmers’ market running through the summer and fall months. A skate park competition is offered the third weekend of May at the concrete, inground skate park in Chief Tonasket Park. City parks also offer soccer and baseball/softball fields, a swimming pool, picnicking and a riverside salmon observation platform. The Founders Day Rodeo is featured the first weekend in June, with a celebration for fishing the second weekend in June. The next weekend brings the Father’s Day Fly-

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Tonasket

Jump off to recreation

Vehicles collide during the Tonasket Demolition Derby. in at the Tonasket Airport and the North Country Car Club Car Show. The Conscious Culture Festival featuring music of various genres is also held at the barter faire site east of town in June. The event also features speakers, poets, workshops, crafts and other activities in a family environment for all ages. August brings the Tonasket Junior Rodeo and Garlic Festival, followed by the Demolition Derby on Labor Day weekend. The Okanogan Family Faire, a local barter fair and harvest celebration is held east of town in September. Tonasket’s Winterfest is

celebrated the first Friday of December. Nearby Wauconda, east of town on state Highway 20, hosts a Flag Day picnic in June, Sock Hop and Car Show in mid-July, fall pie auction and other activities. Sitzmark Ski Area, 20 miles northeast of Tonasket near Havillah, offers skiing and snowboarding activities. Web site: www.tonasketcity.org Incorporated: 1926 Elevation: 900 feet Population: 1,000 Location: Halfway between Omak and the Canadian border on U.S. Highway 97

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Twisp/Winthrop

Catch the outdoors and arts Visitors can catch the great outdoors and the arts scene in Twisp and Winthrop. Both are nestled along the Methow River in the North Cascades foothills. Twisp is about nine miles south of Winthrop. Both towns boast multiple arts events and locations, plus a variety of community festivals. Either can serve as a base for forays into the mountains for horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, bicycling and more. There’s ice skating in the winter and golf in the summer, too. Scenic drives and hikes abound, from Falls Creek Falls to nearby Hart’s Pass, the highest point in the state to which one can drive. Interested in viewing original works? Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp, Winthrop Gallery and others show artwork by both professionals and students.. Want to see some theater? The Methow Valley Theater and Merc Playhouse both feature live performances throughout the year. Upcoming events are listed at www.methowvalleytheater.org and www.mercplayhouse.org. Want to get back to nature? Head out on some hiking or biking trails, such as the Twisp River Trail, Methow Valley Community Trail or the handicapaccessible Blackpine Lake Trail. To cool off on those hot summer days, visit the Wagner Memorial Pool in the Twisp Park. Check out seasonal produce and local products at either town’s farmers’ market. Twisp hosts a Fourth of July celebration, Christmas events and more. Winthrop, an Old West-themed town, was settled in the 1800s, first by trappers and later by gold miners. Founder Guy Waring’s 1891 home and saloon building still stand, now as the Shafer Museum and Town Hall. The rest of the town looks as though it came from the same period, although most of it is much newer. A town ordinance requires an American Old West look, kept by false fronts and board sidewalks. Many events are hosted through the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association, with schedules and information at www.mvsta.com. Feeling rusty with those horseback

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A mutton buster gets help with the dismount during the Methow Valley Rodeo. available in and around both towns, from rustic cabins to luxurious resorts. For those who want to rough it, the area offers a variety of Forest Service, state and private campgrounds. In May, enjoy the Ride to Rendezvous re-enactment of stagecoaches and horses traveling as in the olden days. In spring and summer, check out ‘49er Days, the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival or the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. In March, catch a ride at the Balloon Roundup. Look for these and other events at www.twispinfo.com or www.win thropwashington.com.

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Craggy, snow-covered mountains rise up in the North Cascades. skills? Locals offer lessons and rentals, including Bear Creek Equestrian Center, www.bearcreekequestrian. com. Fishing lovers can get the guidance they need at www.methowfishing. com. Visit both towns’ shops and restaurants. Winthrop offers the oldest legal saloon in Washington. Several lodging options are

• Twisp Web site: www.townoftwisp.com Incorporated: 1909 Elevation: 1,500 feet Population: 985 Location: On state Highway 20, nine miles south of Winthrop, 29 miles west of Okanogan and 31 miles north of Pateros via state Highway 153 • Winthrop Web site: www.townofwinthrop.com Incorporated: 1924 Elevation: 1,765 feet Population: 400 Location: In the Methow Valley at the foot of the Cascade Mountains on state Highway 20

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What’s happening in Okanogan Country April 2011 April 21-May 6 Liberty Bell High School student exhibit; Winthrop Gallery; www.winthropgallery.com or 509-996-3925 April 21-May 16 “Small Pleasures” exhibit; Winthrop Gallery; www.winthropgallery.com or 509996-3925 April 16-May 30 Art exhibit with Steve Ward, Mare Nemeth, Ben Sharp and Phil Ager; Confluence Gallery, Twisp; www.confluencegallery.com April 22-23 Methow Dance Collective performance; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; saraejinks@gmail.com or 509-996-4220 April 22-24 Nespelem Junior Rodeo; Nespelem; www.ctjra.org April 23 “Perfect Conflagration: The Fires of 1910;” Confluence Gallery, Twisp; 509-997-2787 or www.confluencegallery.com April 23 Okanogan County Commandos football vs. Spokane; Okanogan High School field, Okanogan; www.okanogancountycommandos.com April 23 Easter Egg Hunt, Wauconda; http://waucondahall.org April 23 Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt; Grand Coulee Dam Middle School, Grand Coulee; www.grandcouleedam.org April 23-24 – Ogle Chapman Golf Tournament; Oroville Golf Course; http://orovillewashington.com April 25 Public School Funding Alliance: Trivia Night; Twisp River Pub; www.methowvalleypsfa.org April 28-30 “Best of Broadway Musical Cabaret,” Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org April 30 Okanogan County Commandos football vs. Palouse; Okanogan High School field, Okanogan; www.okanogancountycommandos.com April 30-May 1 Vintage Faire; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan; thevintage faire@gmail.com, 509-429-7915 or www.facebook. com/pages/The-Vintage-Faire/160069584011227?sk =info April 30 Opening day of fishing; www.omakchronicle.com or www.wdfw.wa.gov April 30-May 1 Conconully Trout Derby; 509-8263374 or www.conconully.com April 30-May 1 Methow Valley Backcountry Horsemen Spring Ride; Beaver Creek Campground, Methow Valley; www.mvbch.com April 30 Stonerose Fossil Center membership dig; Republic; 509-775-2295 or www.stonerose fossil.org April 30 Everett Merritt Memorial Race; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic

May 2011 May 1 Consignment auction; Tonasket Rodeo Grounds; 509-486-4386 May 1-Oct. 31 Stonerose Interpretive Center

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open; Republic; 509-775-2295 or www.stonerose fossil.org May 2-6 Ride to Rendezvous Backcountry Horsemen of Washington trail ride; Methow Valley; 509-997-1080 or www.woga.org May 2-Sept. 15 Oroville Depot Museum open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;Oroville; www.borderlandshistory.org or 509-476-2570 or 509-476-2476 May 5-7 Colorama Festival and Pro West Rodeo; Grand Coulee; www.grandcouleedam.org May 6 Ride to Rendezvous Parade; Winthrop; 509-997-1080 May 6 Dollar Watch Cowboy Jamboree; Winthrop Barn; www.horsecrazycowgirlband.com May 6 Curlew Civic Club bingo; Curlew Civic Club; 509-779-4716 May 6-8 Friendly OK Car Club show and swap meet; East Side Park, Omak; http://clubs.hemmings. com/clubsites/friendlyok/events.html May 6-8 Winthrop 49ers Days; Winthrop; www.winthropwashington.com May 6-8 “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus spring musical; Omak Performing Arts Center, Omak; www.ovocinfo.com May 7 Over the Dam Run; Grand Coulee; www.trifreaks.com/overthedamrun.aspx May 7 Okanogan Booster Club dinner and auction; Okanogan County Fairgrounds, Okanogan May 7 Okanogan Farmers’ Market opens; Legion Park, Okanogan May 7 Oroville Farmers’ Market opens; park next to library, Oroville May 7 Sunflower Relay and Marathon; Methow Valley; www.mvsta.com or 509-996-3287 May 7 Western dance; Winthrop Barn; www.winthropbarn.com or 509-996-2117 May 7 Okanogan Booster Club dinner and auction; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan May 7 Malo Grange Community Yard Sale; Malo; 509-775-8997. May 7-8 Washington Outfitters and Guides Association outfitters camp; Winthrop May 7-8 High school rodeo; Omak Stampede Arena May 12 Wine tasting fundraiser; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org May 12 C&P Letterpress Welcoming Party; Door No. 3, Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp; 509997-2044 or doorno3twisp@gmail.com May 13-14 Relay for Life, American Cancer Society fundraiser; Okanogan High School track May 13-15 “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus spring musical; Omak Performing Arts Center, Omak; www.ovocinfo.com May 14 May Festival; Oroville; 509-560-0473 or orovillemayfestival75@yahoo.com

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The chicken chase is a popular feature of the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo. May 14 Oroville of Commerce barbecue; Oroville High School; http://orovillewashington.com May 14 Wauconda Community Hall dance; Wauconda; http://waucondahall.org May 14 Race of Champions; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic May 15 Run for the Border, Wenatchee to Oroville motorcycle ride; www.orovillewashington.com May 15 Stampede national anthem tryouts; Omak Stampede Arena May 19 Methow Valley Naturalists Retreat; Methow Valley; 509-997-2870 May 19 Tonasket Farmers’ Market opens May 19-22 Spring Naturalists’ Retreat; Methow Valley; 509-2870 or www.methowconservancy.org May 19-22 Sunbanks Blues Festival; Banks Lake; www.sunbanksfestival.com, www.grandcouleedam. org or 800-822-7195 May 19-June 20 Reception and Exhibit, Christen, Fharnham and O’Callaghan; Winthrop Gallery, Winthrop; www.winthropgallery.com or 509-996-3925 Third weekend Skateboard competition; Chief Tonasket Park B3 Skatepark, Tonasket May 21-22 Okanogan County Junior Rodeo; Omak Stampede Arena; www.ctjra.org May 20-22 City-wide Yard Sales and Business Appreciation Day; Pateros; 509-923-2572 or www.pateros.com May 21 Okanogan County Commandos football vs. Hermiston; Okanogan High School field, Okanogan; www.okanogancountycommandos.com May 21 “Beyond the Orient Express” fundraiser for Little Star Montessori; Winthrop Barn; http://methownet.com May 21 Mule Deer Foundation dinner; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan May 21 “American Songbook” concert, Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org May 23 Community Yard Sale; Wauconda Community Hall, Wauconda; 509-486-4682 or 509486-0709 May 27 Sunflower Festival; Paschal Sherman Indian School, Omak; www.psischiefs.org May 27-29 Twisp Rural Roots Film Festival; Merc

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Playhouse, Twisp; www.ruralrootsfilmfestival.org, www.mercplayhouse.org or 509-846-5842 May 28 Mazama Fun Run; Mazama; www.mvsta.com or 509-996-3287 May 28 J-Minus concert; Tonasket Community Cultural Center, Tonasket; www.cccoftonasket.org or www.jminusmusic.com May 28-Sept. 5 Husky Antique Car and Truck Museum, open every Friday through Sunday plus Monday holidays; Republic; 509-775-3304 May 28 Canadian Appreciation Day, with sprint car racing; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic May 28 Arrow Lakes Memorial Day Powwow; Powwow Arbor, Inchelium May 28-29 “The Stafford Poems in Music,” premier of Terry Hunt’s music; Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp; 509-997-0222 May 28-29 Methow Valley Rodeo; Winthrop; 509996-3869 or www.winthropwashington.com May 28-29 Conconully Arts and Crafts Fair; 509826-4308 or www.conconully.com May 28-30 Washington State BASS Tournament; Banks Lake, Electric City; 509-633-2671 May 28-30 Isle of Flags; Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee; www.grandcouleedam.org May 28 and 30 Veterans Breakfast; Veterans Hall, Electric City; www.grandcouleedam.org May 28-31 Laser Light Show, 10 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; www.grandcouleedam.org or 509-6339265 May 29 Showcasing Methow Valley’s Young Musicians; Methow Valley Community Center; 509997-0222 May 29 Winthrop Farmers’ Market opens May 29-30 Republic Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Weekend Breakfast; Republic Fire Hall Memorial Day weekend Wine Release Celebration; RockWall Cellars, Omak; www.rockwallcellars.com Memorial Day to Labor Day Tours of Chief Joseph Dam, ID required for those 18 and older; Chief Joseph Dam,Bridgeport; www.nws.usace.army.mil/ PublicMenu/Menu.cfm?sitename=cjdam&pagename= mainpage Memorial Day to Labor Day Okanogan County Historical Society museums open (Conconully, Okanogan, Molson, Old Molson, Shafer in Winthrop); www.okanoganhistory.org

June 2011 June 1-30 Laser Light Show, 10 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; 509-633-9265 or www.grand couleedam.org June 2 Kids Night and Barbecue; Tonasket June 3-4 Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo; Tonasket Rodeo Grounds June 4 Twisp Art Walk; www.mercplayhouse.org June 4 Paint the Town interactive art event; Omak; www.omakchamber.com June 4 Bridgeport Daze; Bridgeport June 4-July 23 “Our Summer World” art exhibit; Confluence Gallery, Twisp; www.confluence gallery.com or 509-997-2787 June 5 Audubon Society Spring Birdathon; Okanogan County; heather@eaglesun.net June 5 CTJRA rodeo; Okanogan County

Fairgrounds, Okanogan; www.ctjra.org June 5 Barrel Derby Days; Curlew June 5 Ansorge Artists’ Affair, Ferry County Arts Council; Curlew; 509-779-4823 or 509-775-1086 June 9 Lipizzaner Stallions; Omak Stampede Arena Second weekend Fishing festival; Tonasket June 10-11 Conscious Culture Festival; Okanogan Family Faire site, Tonasket; www.consciousculturefestival.com June 10-12 Winthrop Wine Festival, music; Winthrop Park; www.winthropwashington.com or www.winthropwine.com June 10-12 Hydroplane Northwest Water Competition Races; Banks Lake, Electric City; 800822-7195 June 10-12 Prospector Days; Republic. June 11 Winthrop Wine Festival; Winthrop Park, Winthrop June 11 Coulee Medical Center Guild Golf Tournament; Banks Lake Golf Club, Electric City; 800268-5332 June 11 Okanogan Days; downtown Okanogan June 12 96th annual Flag Day Picnic, barbecue; Wauconda Community Hall, Wauconda; http://waucondahall.org June 12 Prospectors Day Race; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic. June 15 Culpepper and Merriweather Circus; Oroville City Park June 16 4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree; Republic Gun Club June 18 Cowboy Caviar Fete and Spring Roundup Celebration; Conconully; 509-826-9050 or www.conconully.com June 18 North County Car Club Show; Tonasket June 18 Koulee Kids Fest; Grand Coulee; 800268-5332 or www.grandcouleedam.org June 18 Coulee Cruizers Car Club Best Rod Run by a Dam Site; North Dam Park, Grand Coulee; 509633-0382 or wlknighten@hotmail.com June 18 Lions Club Barbecue; North Dam Park, Grand Coulee June 18-19 Art in the Park; Civic League Park, Omak June 18-19 Pot of Gold Shoot Trapshoot; Coulee City; www.couleecity.com June 18-20 Molson Mid-Summer Fest; Molson June 19 Father’s Day Fly-in; Tonasket; 509-4864543 June 20-23 Pioneer Art Camp for kids; Patterson Park, Republic; 509-779-4823 or 509-775-1086 June 20-24 Youth Summer Drama Camp; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org June 21 Okanogan Valley Farmers’ Market opens; Civic League Park, Omak June 21-26 Washington State Sheriff’s Posse Association meeting; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan June 23-July 25 Aspenwall, Pieper, Powers and Yates Exhibit; Winthrop Gallery; www.winthrop gallery.com or 509-996-3925 June 24 Human-Fairy Relations Congress; Methow Valley; www.fairycongress.com June 24 Welcoming Celebration, David Thompson Columbia River Brigade; Pateros June 24-25 David Thompson Brigade, Pateros Memorial Park

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June 24 -26 Republic Motorcycle Rally; Republic June 25 Demolition Derby; Omak Stampede Arena, Omak; www.omakstampede.org June 25 Husky Antique Car and Truck Museum Swap Meet; Curlew; 509-775-3521 June 25-26 Tonasket All-School Reunion; Tonasket High School commons; Joe Buchanan, jbuck590@aol.com June 25-26 Country Western Jam; Coulee City; www.couleecity.com Late June Bridgeport Farmers’ Market opens, Fridays

July 2011 June 1-31 Laser Light Show, 10 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; 509-633-9265 or www.grandcoulee dam.org July 2 Independence Celebration; Conconully; 509-826-9050 or www.conconully.com July 2 Mid-Season Championship Race; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic July 2-4 Festival of America and fireworks display; Grand Coulee Dam; www.grandcouleedam.org July 2-4 Brewster Bonanza Days and Fourth of July Celebration; www.brewsterchamber.org July 3 Chesaw Dance; Chesaw July 3-10 Colville Confederated Tribes Powwow and Encampment; Nespelem; 509-634-2200 July 4 Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo; Chesaw; 509-485-3223 July 4 Independence Day fireworks; Deep Bay Park, Oroville; 509-476-3177 or www.oroville washington.com July 4 Methow Valley Arts Festival; Twisp River Park, Twisp; www.methowartsalliance.org or 509-9974004 July 4 Twisp Parade; downtown Twisp; 509-9975693 July 4 Fireworks and Lighted Boat Parade; Curlew Lake, Republic; 509-775-2704 July 8-9 Northwest Firefighters Bike Rally and Dance; Patterson Park, Republic July 9 Healthy Kids Having Fun Fair; Legion Park, Okanogan July 9-10 Ferry County 4-H State Fair Horse Qualifier; Republic July 12-Aug. 14 “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown;” Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplay house.org July 15-17 Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival; Blues Ranch, Winthrop; www.winthropwash ington.com or www.winthropbluesfestival.com July 15-17 Apple Pie Jamboree; Pateros July 16 Fabulous ‘50s Sock Hop and Car Show; Wauconda Community Hall, Wauconda; 509-0709 or http://waucondahall.org/sockhop/ July 21-31 Methow Valley Chamber Music www.winthropwashington.com or Festival; www.methowmusicfestival.org July 22-23 Oroville Heritage Days, Airport Days and Antique Tractor Show; Oroville; 509-476-2476, 509-476-4633 July 22-23 Dragon Boat Races; Pateros July 22-24 Omak All-Class Reunion and Centennial Festival; Omak; www.omakchamber.com July 23 Paint the Town Art Show; Omak;

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www.omakchamber.com July 23 Rick Martin, Flip Hougland and Buck Strauch Memorial Race; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic July 28-Aug. 22 Cherrington, Eustis, McIvor, Meyers exhibit; Winthrop Gallery; www.winthrop gallery.com or 509-996-3925 July 29-31 Tumbleweed Run Motorcycle Rally; Winthrop; www.tumbleweedrun.com or 206-396-7681 July 29-31 Back Country Horsemen third annual Lambert Creek trail ride and steak dinner; Republic; 509-779-2687 July 30-Sept. 17 Art exhibit with Mary Powell, Gary Harper and Phil Woras; Confluence Gallery, Twisp; www.confluencegallery.com July 31 Toast of Oroville Wine Festival; Oroville City Park; 509-476-4444

August 2011 Aug. 1-5 Youth Summer Drama Camp; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org Aug. 1-31 Laser Light Show, 9:30 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; www.grandcouleedam.org or 509-633-9265 Aug. 4-6 Tumbleweed Film Festival; various venues, Oroville; www.tumbleweedfilmfest.com or 206-293-1879 Aug. 4-7 Budweiser-Lowrance King Salmon Derby, Columbia Cove Park, Brewster; www.brewsterchamber.org Aug. 5 Riverfest; Riverside Aug. 5-6 Miners Days and Town-Wide Yard Sale; Conconully; 509-826-1221 or www.conconully.com Aug 6 Tribute to American Heroes Race, Kids’ Day with sprint car racing; Eagle Track Raceway, Republic Aug. 6 Mountain Music Festival; Ferry County Fairgrounds, Republic; 509-680-7404 Aug. 6 Tonasket Junior Rodeo; Tonasket Rodeo Grounds south of town Aug. 6-22 Art exhibit featuring Cherrington, Eustic, McIvor and Meyers; Winthrop Gallery, Winthrop; 509-996-3925 Aug. 10-14 Omak Western and Native Art Show; Omak Aug. 11-14 Omak Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race; Omak; www.omakstampede.org Aug. 11-14 Omak Stampede Indian Encampment; Omak; www.omakstampede.org Aug. 13-14 CAN-AM Hydroplane Races; Deep Bay Park on Lake Osoyoos, Oroville; 509-476-4335 Aug. 20 Mule Deer Foundation fundraiser; Winthrop Barn, Winthrop Aug. 20 Omak’s Warrior Stampede obstacle race; Omak; http://ncac-omak.com/OmakWarriorStampede. aspx Aug. 20 Grubstake Open; Conconully Chamber of Commerce event, Okanogan Valley Golf Club; 509826-6780 or www.conconully.com Aug. 20 Ferry County 4-H Official Pre-Fair Shoot; Republic Gun Club and Rifle Range, Republic Aug. 20 Eagle Track Racing, Republic Aug. 20-21 Ground Hog Open; Oroville Golf Club; 509-476-2390 Aug. 20-21 Garlic Festival; Tonasket; 409-4864543 Aug. 20-21 Shakespearean Dinner Theater;

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Dragon boat race participants ply the Columbia River’s waters in Pateros. Stott’s Stage, Curlew; 509-779-4823 or 509-775-1086 Aug. 25-Sept. 26 “Farm and Field” art exhibit; Winthrop Gallery, Winthrop; www.winthropgallery.com or 509-996-3295 Aug. 26-28 Mountain Man Rendezvous; Omak; www.omakchamber.com Aug. 26-28 Country Music Fest; Conconully; www.conconully.com Aug. 26-28 North Cascades Old Time Fiddlers Contest and Giant Insect Contest; Winthrop Aug. 26-28 Wings Over Republic Fly-in; Merritt Field, Republic; www.wingsoverrepublic.com or 509775-3911 or jjsmith@rcabletv.com Aug. 27 North Cascades Oldtime Fiddle Contest; Winthrop Park, Winthrop; www.winthropwash ington.com Aug. 27 Cutthroat Classic Trail Run; Washington Pass-Cutthroat; www.mvsta.com Aug. 27 Hot August Nights, car and tractor show; Chesaw; 509-485-2174 or www.chesawtavern.com Aug. 27 Demolition Derby; Tonasket Rodeo Grounds, Tonasket; 509-486-4543 Aug. 27 Eagles Lodge Charity Golf Tournament; Grand Coulee; 509-633-0162 Aug. 27-28 Hydroplane races; Pateros

September 2011 September Okanogan Family Faire (date to be announced); barter fair site on Cayuse Mountain Road, Tonasket; www.okanoganfamilyfaire.net Sept. 1-30 Laser Light Show, 8:30 p.m.; Grand Coulee Dam; www.grandcouleedam.org or 509-6339265 Sept. 2-4 Ferry County Fair; Republic; 509-7753146 Sept. 3 Winthrop Barn Family Dance; Winthrop Barn; www.winthropbarn.com or 509-996-2117 Sept. 3-4 Methow Valley Rodeo; Winthrop; 509996-3869 or www.winthropwashington.com

Sept. 5 Tonasket Demolition Derby; Tonasket Rodeo Grounds south of town Sept. 5 Winthrop Kiwanis Club Duck Race; Winthrop; 509-996-3342 Sept. 8-11 Okanogan County Fair; Okanogan; www.okanogancountyfair.org or 509-422-1621 Sept. 8-11 Sunbanks Blues Festival; Banks Lake, Electric City; 800-822-7195 or www.sunbanks festival.com Sept. 9 “Tales of the Fur Trade Brigades through the Okanogan, 1811 to 1860,” living history presentation; Brewster/Pateros Sept. 9-11 Winthrop Auto Rallye, Winthrop; www.winthropwashington.com Sept. 10 Eagle Track racing, Republic Sept. 10 Harvest market and community yard sale; Malo Grange, Malo; 509-775-8997 Sept. 10 “Tales of the Fur Trade Brigades through the Okanogan, 1811 to 1860,” Fort Okanogan field trip; Pateros to Fort Okanogan, Brewster Sept. 10 “Tales of the Fur Trade Brigades through the Okanogan, 1811 to 1860,” living history presentation; Okanogan/Omak Sept. 11 “Tales of the Fur Trade Brigades through the Okanogan, 1811 to 1860,” brigade encampment sites field trip; Omak to Fort Okanogan, Brewster Sept. 16 “Tales of the Fur Trade Brigades through the Okanogan, 1811 to 1860,” living history presentation; Tonasket Sept. 17 Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament; Bear Creek Golf Course, Winthrop; 888463-8469 Sept. 17 Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival; Chelan Ridge and Pateros; www.ncwaudubon.org Sept. 17 Peace Festival; Tonasket Community Cultural Center, Tonasket; 509-486-1328 or www.cccoftonasket.org Sept. 17 Grand Columbian Triathlon; Grand Coulee; 425-766-8787 or www.grandcolumbian.com Sept. 17 Honky Tonk Petanque tournament,

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Republic; 509-680-7613 Sept. 17 “Tales of the Fur Trade Brigades through the Okanogan, 1811 to 1860,” living history presentation; Oroville Sept. 18 “Tales of the Fur Trade Brigades through the Okanogan, 1811 to 1860,” brigade encampment site field trip; Oroville to Fort Okanogan, Brewster Sept. 23-24 Winthrop Barn Square Dance, dancers from around the Northwest; Winthrop Barn; 509-238-2020 or dpreedy@netzero.net Sept. 24 Twisp Art Walk; www.mercplayhouse.org Sept.24 Stew and Brew; Conconully; www.conconully.com Sept. 24-25 Fall Mountain Bike Festival; Swan Lake Campground, Republic; Republic Ranger District office, 509-775-3305 Sept. 24-Nov. 5 “Concept to Creation” art exhibit; Confluence Gallery, Twisp; www.confluence gallery.com Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Walk in Beauty women’s leadership program; Methow Valley; www.walkinbeauty.org Sept. 17 “Tales of the Fur Trade Brigades through the Okanogan, 1811 to 1860,” brigade trail field trip; Tonasket to Fort Okanogan, Brewster Sept. 29-Nov. 15 “Fall Colors” art exhibit; Winthrop Gallery; www.winthropgallery.com or 509-996-3925 Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Fall Bike and Film Festival; Methow Valley; www.mvsta.com, www.bikethe methow.com or 509-996-3287

Costume and Decoration Contest and community trick-or treat; Oroville; 509-476-3437

November 2011 Nov. 5 Methow Valley Sport Trails Association Sports Swap; Winthrop Barn, Winthrop; www.mvsta.com Nov. 5 Holiday bazaars; Grand Coulee Dam area; 509-633-2321 or 509-633-0162 Nov. 12 Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club wine and cheese tasting and auction; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan Nov. 12-Dec. 31 Holiday Gift Show; Confluence Gallery, Twisp; www.confluencegallery.com Nov. 19 Twisp Christmas Bazaar; Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp Nov. 19 Holiday craft show; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan Nov. 23 Community Thanksgiving Dinner; Eagles Aerie No. 68, Republic; 509-775-3927 Nov. 25 Holiday Lighting Ceremony; Conconully; www.conconully.com Nov. 25 Get Lit in Okanogan – Santa’s arrival; down Okanogan Nov. 25-26 Christmas at the End of the Road; Winthrop; www.winthropwashington.com Nov. 26 Holiday Gift Show; Winthrop Gallery, Winthrop; 509-996-3925

October 2011

December 2011

Oct. 1 Harvest Fest; downtown Okanogan Oct. 1 Autumn Leaf Run; Okanogan; www.autumnleafrun.com Oct. 1-Nov. 15 “Fall Colors” exhibit; Winthrop Gallery, Winthrop; 509-996-3925 Oct. 7-9 Fall Show; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org Oct. 8 Brandenburg Scholarship Crab Feed; Winthrop Barn, Winthrop Oct. 13-16 Fall Show; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org Oct. 15 Opening Day Holiday Bazaar, opening of hunting season; Conconully; www.conconully.com Oct. 20-23 Fall Show; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org Oct. 22 Taste of Two Valleys fundraiser for Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex Oct. 22 Moira Smiley and VOCO, arts education night; Winthrop; 509-997-4004 or info@methowarts alliance.com Oct 22 Curlew Duck Derby; Curlew Civic Hall; 509-779-4716 Oct. 26-30 Conversations with the Sacred Ot; Methow Valley; www.animas.org Oct. 28 Back Country Horsemen Harvest Dance and potluck, Wauconda Grange Oct. 29 Loup Loup Ski Bowl Ski Swap; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan Oct. 31 Main Street Halloween Trick-or-Treat Parade, Brewster; www.brewsterchamber.org Oct. 31 Hallelujah Carnival; Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Okanogan Late October Oroville Business Halloween

Dec. 2 Get Lit in Okanogan – tree lighting; downtown Okanogan Dec. 2-4 Winter production; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org Dec. 3 Christmas bazaar; Center Elementary, Coulee Dam Dec. 3 Christmas Elegance in the Coulee, wine and beer tasting, auction; Grand Coulee; 509-6333074 or www.grandcouleedam.org Dec. 3 Twisp Christmas Bazaar; Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp Dec. 3 Winterfest and Caroling Contest; Tonasket; 509-486-4543 Dec. 3 Twilight Christmas Parade; Omak; www.omakchamber.com Dec. 3 Booster Club Christmas Bazaar; Republic Elementary School multi-purpose room, Republic Dec. 8-11 Winter production; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org Dec. 9-21 Christmas on the Columbia, Brewster; www.brewsterchamber.org Dec. 10 Santa Days, snowmobile parade and crafts; Conconully; 509-826-9050 or www.concon ully.com Dec. 10 Reason for the Season Bazaar; Winthrop Barn, Winthrop Dec. 12 Community Holiday Potluck, white elephant gift exchange; Malo Grange, Malo; 509-7758997 Dec. 15-18 Winter production; Merc Playhouse, Twisp; www.mercplayhouse.org Dec. 15 Christmas at the Confluence; Pateros Dec. 24 Community Christmas Dinner; Eagles Aerie No. 68, Republic; 509-775-3927

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Snow sculpting is part of the Winterfest activities in Republic.

January 2012 January Winterfest (date to be announced); Republic Jan. 14 Outhouse Races; Conconully; 509-8269050 or www.conconully.com Jan. 21-22 Snow Dog Super Mush sled dog races; Conconully; www.conconully.com

February 2012 Feb. 4 Kiwanis Ground Hog Dinner; Tonasket Feb. 11 Lions Club Valentine Pancake Breakfast; Senior Center, Grand Coulee Feb. 18 Northwest Ice Fishing Festival; Sidley Lake, Molson; www.orovillewashington.com Feb. 18-19 Winthrop Showshoe Softball; www.winthropwashington.com

March 2012 March Okanogan County Spring Fair Home and Garden Show (date to be announced); Okanogan County Fairgrounds, Okanogan; www.okanogan countyfair.org or 509-422-1621 March 2-4 Winthrop Balloon Roundup; www.winthropwashington.com March 10 Best for Women Fair; Okanogan March 24 Okanogan Alumni Basketball Game; Dawson Gym, Okanogan; 509-422-3770 Late March Kite Day; Oroville —All dates are tentative; it’s a good idea to check with organizers for exact dates and times.

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Hidden Treasures • 31580 N. Hwy. 97, 1/4 mile north of Tonasket. 509-486-4496

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NAME/ADDRESS/TELEPHONE/FAX

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Community Cultural Center • 411 Western Ave. 509-486-1328. www.communityculturalcenter.org

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✔ Motion Auto Supply • Omak: 218 Omak Ave. • 509-826-2424 Twisp: 204 E. 2nd Ave., 509-997-8292 • 1-800-440-8690. See ad on this page.

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RV PARTS

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AUTO REPAIR

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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES • TIRES

BREWSTER 689-3215

TWISP 997-2026

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Wholesale and Retail. Complete line of Domestic and Import Auto and Truck Parts Performance and Heavy Truck Parts Drums and Rotors Turned Full line of new and remanufactured parts and accessories

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WATER SPORTS

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✔ Okanogan River Guest House • 509-322-5926 email okanoganriverguesthouse@gmail.com. See ad on page 22.

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✔ Eden Valley Guest Ranch • 31 Eden Valley Lane, Oroville 509-485-4002. www.edenvalleyranch.net See ad on page 22.

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✔ K Diamond K Guest Ranch • Republic. 509-775-3511, 888-345-5355. kdiamondk@rcabletv.com. See ad on page 22.

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✔ Bonaparte Lake Resort • 615 Bonaparte Lake Road 509-486-2828. www.bonapartelakeresort.com. See ad on page 23.

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✔ Canaan Guest Ranch • 474 Cape LaBelle Rd. 509-486-1191; 866-295-4217. See ad on page 23. ✔ Spectacle Lake Resort • 10 McCammon Rd. 509-223-3433. See ad on page 23.

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✔ Conconully Lake Resort • 102 Sinlahekin Road. 509-826-0813 800-850-0813. www.upperconconullylakeresort.com. See ad on page 22.

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✔ Deer Haven Lodges • 117 B Ave. • www.2deerhaven.com 509-826-0108 • 888-805-3337 • See ad on page 22.

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✔ Gibson’s North Fork Lodge • PO Box 205 • 509-826-1475 800-555-1690 • www.gibsonsnorthforklodge.com. See ad on page 22.

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✔ Liar’s Cove • 1835A Conconully Hwy. • 509-826-1288 800-830-1288 • www.liarscoveresort.com. See ad on this page.

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✔ Shady Pines Resort • 125 West Fork Rd. 509-826-2287; 800-552-2287. See ad on page 22.

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1835A Conconully Hwy. • Conconully 509-826-1288 • 1-800-830-1288 www.liarscoveresort.com liarscoveresort@yahoo.com A variety of lodging options: • The Country Suites • Wilderness Cabins • The Lake House • Paul Bunyan • Camp Trailers • RV Sites • All units are non-smoking, have TV and WiFi and are completely furnished with linens, dishes and utensils. • Stay longer, get the 7th night FREE • Boat Rentals Available • Open for Fishing and Hunting Season • RV Sites and Motel Open for Snowmobile and Winter Sports • Pets Are Welcome but Must Follow the Leash Law Bring this ad and get 5% Off!

Subscribe to The Chronicle’s E-Edition for only $30 per year The Chronicle • www.omakchronicle • 509-826-1110 • 800-572-3446 www.OkanoganVacation.com

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CABINS • GUEST RANCHES

Conconully Lake Resort

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• Cabins • Boat Rentals • RV Hookups • General Store upperconconullylakeresort.com • 509-826-0813 or 1-800-850-0813 102 Sinlahekin Rd. • P.O. Box 131 • Conconully, WA 98819

CONCONULLY

Retreat to the Magic of the Mountains

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New Upscale Luxury Lodging • 2 and 3 Bedroom Lodges • Fully Equipped • Satellite TV • High Speed Internet • FREE Local Calls • Washer and Dryer 509-826-0108 • 888-805-3337 • 117 “Bâ€? AVE., CONCONULLY • WWW.2DEERHAVEN.COM CONCONULLY

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Your Peaceful Lakeside Retreat Cabins • RV and tent sites • Gifts and tackle shop • Nice low-bank beach • Free wireless Internet • Most cell services work

Shady Pines Resort on the lower lake West Fork Rd., Conconully www.shadypinesresort.com • 509-826-2287 800-552-2287



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Cabins • Guest RanChes TONASKET

Cozy Cabin Getaways

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Family Reunions • Retreats • RV Hookups • Hiking Wildlife Viewing • Birding • Perennial Gardens • Fishing • Swimming Star Gazing • Bonfires • Full Horse Facilities for Your Horse The McLaughlins, 474 Cape LaBelle Road, Tonasket, WA Polish Arabians for sale • Border Collies www.canaanguestranch.com 866-295-4217 • 509-486-1191

Spectacle Lake Resort

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Family Operated, Family Oriented Restaurant, Store, Gas, RV Sites, Cabins, Tent Sites, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Swimming, Boating, Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing Making Family Memories... 509-486-2828 615 Bonaparte Lake Rd., Tonasket, WA 98855 www.bonapartelakeresort.com

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✔ Coulee Dam Casino & Coyote Café • 515 Birch 509-633-0766; 800-556-7492. See ad on back cover.

✔ Mill Bay Casino • 455 Wapato Lake Rd. 509-687-2102; 800-648-2946. See ad on back cover.

✔ Okanogan Bingo Casino • 41 Appleway Rd. 509-422-4646; 800-559-4643. See ad on back cover.

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CHURCHES CITY/TOWN

NAME/ADDRESS/TELEPHONE/FAX

CONCONULLY Conconully Community United Methodist Church 121 N. Ester, PO Box 12, Conconully 98819 OKANOGAN OKANOGAN OKANOGAN OMAK OMAK

Okanogan Church of Christ 435 5th Ave. S. 2nd., 509-486-0912, 509-422-3086 Okanogan Valley Alliance Church 111 John St., 509-422-1021 or 509-422-0732 Our Savior Lutheran Church 2262 Burton Ave., 509-422-2652 First Presbyterian Church of Omak 9 S. Birch, 509-826-1290 New Hope Chapel Pentecostal Church of God 118 W. Bartlett, 509-422-2402

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Omak Seventh-Day Adventist Church • 425 W. 2nd Ave. Prayer & Praise 9:30 a.m. Prayer & Praise 9:30 a.m. 509-826-1770 • www.omakadventist.org Church 11:15 a.m. Church 11:15 a.m.

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Omak United Methodist Church 130 N. Cedar, corner of Cedar & Bartlett • 509-826-1660

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St. Anne’s Episcopal Church • 639 W. Ridge Dr. 509-826-5815 • www.episcopalomak.org

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St. Mary’s Mission • 25 Mission Road • 509-826-6401 St. Joseph’s • 530 Jackson St.

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Lighthouse Chapel Assembly of God 102 Tower Street • 509-826-4082 • 509-429-3199

Every Sunday Weds., 6 p.m. Sept.-April Awana 3 years-6th grade

Sunday 7 p.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Sabbath School 10 a.m.

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Saturday Church 11:15 a.m.

Stampede Sunday 5 p.m.

Evening Service 6:30 Wed. Family Night 6:30

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NAME/ADDRESS/TELEPHONE/FAX

BREWSTER ✔ Brewster Medical Office • 520 West Indian Ave. 509-689-2525. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. See ad on this page. OKANOGAN

Family Health Centers • 716 1st Ave. S. • 509-422-5700, 800-660-2129 Additional locations: Brewster 509-689-3455. Brewster Dental 509-689-3789. Tonasket 509-486-0114. Okanogan Dental 509-422-6705.

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✔ Omak Clinic • 916 Koala. 509-826-1800 Clinic hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Lab: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. See ad on inside back cover.

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✔ North Valley Family Medicine • 1617 Main 509-476-3631 Walk-in Clinic: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. See ad on inside back cover. ✔ Ferry County Memorial Hospital • 36 Klondike Road 509-775-3333, 509-775-3153 Clinic 24-hour Emergency Room. See ad on page 25.

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TONASKET ✔ North Valley Family Medicine • 17 S. Western Ave. 509-486-2174 Walk-in Clinic: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. See ad on inside back cover.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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✔ Omak Stampede • Eastside Park, P.O. Box 2028, Omak, WA 98841 509-826-1002, 800-933-6625. www.omakstampede.org. See ad on this page. Riverfest • Downtown Riverside 509-826-7161.

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12th Annual Okanogan River Garlic Festival and Wine Tasting Tonasket History Park, Locust Way and First Ave. 509-486-1328.

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North Country Car Club 22nd Annual Car Show • Registration starts at 8 a.m. Tonasket Rodeo Grounds. Terry: 509-486-2777, Dan: 509-486-2098.

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Caminata/Corrida Comunitaria 1 mile, 5K, 10K • Oct. 1, 10am Okanogan

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Okanogan Valley Farmers’ Market • Omak Civic League Park, Tuesdays 509-826-0457, Julie. See ad on this page.

OKANOGAN AND OMAK

Saturday Market May-October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Okanogan Legion Park Julie: 509-826-0457

We accept EBT credit and debit cards

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OKANOGAN ✔ Okanogan Valley Farmers’ Market • Okanogan Legion Park, Saturdays 509-826-0457, Julie. See ad on this page.

GIFTS

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FRESH PRODUCE

FARMERS’ MARKETS

May-Oct. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June-Oct. 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday Market June-October, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Omak Civic League Park Julie: 509-826-0457

FLORAL DESIGN • GIFTS ✔ Please see ad on page number listed CITY/TOWN TONASKET

TONASKET

NAME/ADDRESS/TELEPHONE/FAX ✔ Wild Rose Floral Design • 210 S. Whitcomb 509-486-8000. email: wildrose@ncidata.com. See ad on this page.

A shopping Oasis in Northern Okanogan. Come be Amazed & Delighted.....

Wild Rose Floral Design Fresh & Silk Flowers, Gifts, Plants, Chocolates & Taffy

509-486-8000 • 210 S. Whitcomb Avenue, Tonasket Every order cared for personally • We Deliver • Award-Winning Flowers

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Balloons float over the Methow Valley during the Winthrop Balloon Roundup

A participant in the Northwest Ice Fishing Festival cools off on Sidley Lake near Molson.

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NAME/ADDRESS/TELEPHONE/FAX ✔ Sit ‘n Bull • Downtown Conconully 509-826-2947. See ad on this page. Tamarack Saloon • Downtown Conconully 509-846-8137. ✔ Sully’s In Loomis • Loomis 509-223-3020. See ad on page 28. Cariboo Inn • 223 Queen St. 509-422-6109

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✔ Koala Street Grill and Neighborhood Bar • 914 Koala Ave. 509-826-6375. koalastreetgrill.com. See ad on page 28.

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✔ Rivers Restaurant at the Pateros Super Stop • 245 Lakeshore Drive 509-923-2200 ext. 103. See ad on page 29.

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✔ Grant’s Market • 4th and Whitcomb 509-486-2127. Email: grantsmarket@gdimail.net. See ad on page 29.

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✔ Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op • 21 W. 4th 509-486-4188. See ad on page 29. Hometown Pizza • 202 N. Methow Valley Hwy. 509-997-2100

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Great Cooking in a Country Setting 22 Palmer Ave. • Loomis • 509-223-3020 • Open 6 days a week • Closed Mondays

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FOOD • DRINK PATEROS Casual dining in the area’s newest steakhouse. Featuring Double R Ranch beef View of Lake Pateros at the confluence of the mighty Columbia and scenic Methow Rivers Open daily at 6 a.m. • 509-923-2200 ext. 103 • www.PaterosRiversRestaurant.com

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Visit our deli for the freshest lunch in town

Organic food and produce • Bulk foods • Supplements • Organic Coffee • Supporting local producers • Wi Fi • Beer and Wine

21 W. 4th, Tonasket • 509-486-4188 • Open seven days TONASKET

Friendly Service One Stop Grocery Shopping 4th and Whitcomb, Tonasket, Wash. • 509-486-2127 Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Family Atmosphere ~ Riverside Patio & Beer Garden ~ Free wireless internet

201 N. Hwy 20 - Twisp, WA ~ 997-6822 or (888) 220-3360 ~ www.twispriverpub.com

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Bunny Laine Fruit Co. • 1341 Old Hwy. 97 509-422-2590. See ad on page 30.

DeLap Orchards and Fruit Stand • Located at Milepost 275, Hwy. 97 509-422-4614. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Noon-5 p.m. See ad on page 30.

Cascade Foothills Farmlands Association • www.visitwashingtonfarms.com 509-433-1054. See ad on page 47.

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Shaw’s Fruit and Produce • 3533A Hwy. 155 • donna@shawsfruit.com 509-633-0133. Fax 509-633-0810. See ad on this page.

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FRUIT STANDS MALOTT

    

• Cherries • Peaches • Apples • Nectarines • Pluots Monday- Saturday • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Sunday noon- 5 p.m. Hwy. 97 located at milepost 275, Malott • 509-422-4614

   

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Camaray Motel • 1320 Main St. 509-476-3684. Klondike Motel • 150 N. Clark, PO Box 614 509-775-3555, 800-213-2812 ✔ Prospector Inn • 979 S. Clark, PO Box 957 509-775-3361, 888-844-6480. See ad on page 33. Red Apple Inn • 20 S. Whitcomb. (Hwy. 97) 509-486-2119. www.redappleinnmotel.com

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MOTELS • HOTELS CONCONULLY

Formerly Jack’s Motel Six units with kitchenettes, TV and wireless Internet Located on Main Street in Conconully www.comstockmotel.com or visit us on Facebook

509-826-1272

877-999-0355 • 10 Lincoln Street • Coulee Dam, WA www.columbiariverinn.com • info@columbiariverinn.com

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• 3 Diamond AAA Motel • Fitness Center and Sauna • Several In-Room Amenities • Corp. and Govt. Rates • Outdoor Pool and Spa • High Speed Fiber Optics Approved

Next to Grand Coulee Dam and Laser Light Show (www.grandcouleedam.com)

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Complimentary Continental Breakfast Free Hi Speed Internet • In-room Fridge, Microwave & Coffee Pet Friendly • Outside B-B-Qs All Non Smoking Rooms • Reserved Boat Parking Available

404 Spokane Way, Grand Coulee, WA • 866-633-2860 • www.grandcouleemotel.com OKANOGAN

2 bedroom suites Free wireless Internet

Ponderosa Motor Lodge Clean • Comfortable • Friendly

Newly remodeled • Kitchenettes • Coffee in rooms • Micros/Refrigs • Cable TV • Free HBO • Air conditioning • Senior discount • Pets welcome

800-732-6702

1034 S. 2nd Ave., Okanogan, WA

The first motel East of Twisp on Hwy. 20

509-422-0400

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• High Speed Internet • Refrigerator, Microwave and Coffee Maker • HBO and Cable TV • Air Conditioning • Senior Discounts • Smoking Rooms Available 509-826-4611 • Fax 509-826-2402 527 East Grape, Omak, WA • www.motelnicholas.com

Your source for event photos and info! For photos and news of all events in Okanogan Country, visit our website:

www.omakchronicle.com 618 Okoma Drive, Omak 509-826-1110 • 800-572-3446 www.omakchronicle.com

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MOTELS • HOTELS

Omak Inn

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Omak, Washington

HIGH SPEED INTERNET • MICROWAVES and REFRIGERATORS • INDOOR POOL and SPA

Conveniently located off Highway 97 in beautiful Omak SENIOR DISCOUNT

509-826-3822 • 800-204-4800 912 Koala Drive • Omak • www.omakinnwa.com

REPUBLIC Your home away from home!

979 S. Clark • Republic (509) 775-3361 • 1 (888) 844-6480

• Continental Breakfast • Jacuzzi • Conference Center • FREE Wireless Internet •King Suites www.theprospectorinn.com

MUSEUMS ✔ Please see ad on page number listed CITY/TOWN

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✔ Colville Tribal Museum and Gift Shop • 512 Mead Way • Call for hours of operation, 509-633-0751. Email: ctmuseum@couleedam.net Newly renovated museum and exhibits featuring 12 Colville Confederated Tribes. Gift shop with locally crafted items. See ad on this page.

MOLSON

✔ Old Molson Outdoor Museum; Molson School Museum • Molson • Schoolhouse: Memorial Day-Labor Day, Outdoor: April-November. 509-485-3292. Experience some of Okanogan County’s early history. See ad on page 34.

OKANOGAN

✔ Okanogan County Historical Museum • 1410 2nd Ave. • Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 7 days a week. 509-422-4272. Visit our award-winning museum. ochs@ncidata.com. See ad on page 34.

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✔ Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society and Depot Museum • 1210 Ironwood • May 2-Sept. 10. 509-476-2739. Old depot, railroad and fruit label display, McDonald Cabin. See ad on page 34.

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Molson Schoolhouse Museum

Old Molson Ghost Town Museum

Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Many floors of memorabilia.

Open daylight hours April through November Nearly five acres of historic townsite with full-scale buildings and exhibits.

15 miles east of Oroville, WA., USA For information telephone 509-485-3292 or email a volunteer at info@edenvalleyranch.net

      

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You will find vacation, relocation, economic development and community information. Also local and state maps, brochures, history, camping and RV information, hotels, motels, directions and much, much more.

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NAME/ADDRESS/TELEPHONE/FAX ✔ Neal’s Gun and Pawn, LLC • 105 W. Oak St. 509-422-4123. See ad on this page.

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9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday Full service pharmacy • Gift items • Helium balloons • Greeting cards • Magazines • Toys and games 2520 Foster Creek Ave., Bridgeport • 509-686-5191 • 1-877-554-DRUG (3784)

REAL ESTATE ✔ Please see ad on page number listed CITY/TOWN

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All Points Realty • Billie Holden, Broker/Owner 509-826-1225. Email allpointsbillie@hotmail.com. Sales and service for buyers and sellers.

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✔ ReMax Welcome Home • 215 N. Main, 509-826-5555 • www.Remax.com Monica Giovacchini, Broker. Kory Heindselman, Robert Butler, Associates. See ad on this page.

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✔ Windermere Real Estate/Methow Valley • Omak/Okanogan branch: 540 Riverside Drive. 509-826-5906 Robert Monetta, Broker. See ad on this page.

TONASKET

✔ Century 21 Exclusively • Tonasket • Email: windyma@bossig.com. 509-486-4373. Cell: 509-322-4875 • Howard Syria, Broker. Mary Alice Robinson, Agent. See ad on page 36.

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Okanogan Properties, LLC • 317 Whitcomb Ave. S., P.O. Box 1378 509-486-0507 • Tami Tatom, Broker. Pam Criswell, Associate. www.okanoganproperties.net ✔ T&T Real Estate • P.O. Box 1770 • email: holans@wildblue.net 509-486-0152. Tina Holan, broker/owner. Tony Holan, agent/owner. www.TNTReaEstatePros.com. See ad on page 36.

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Welcome Home 509-826-5555

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OROVILLE

A Gem of a Find (Chesaw aka Okanogan Highlands) Like new triple wide, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 2 decks, new roof, 2 wells, 2 car insulated garage and shop. Beautiful park-like yard with creek running through all parcels with 5 bridges. Seven stall barn with 35-ton hay storage. 21 miles to Oroville, adjoins county road. Greenhouse with overhead sprinkler system. 57.82 acres. $482,225

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Secluded with Good Access and Great Views 23.8 acres with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, attached garage. Two story, modern interior log home. Good well, a spring. Trees, fenced and cross fenced. 28 miles from Tonasket. Good hunting and fishing close. $368,500.

Mary Alice Robinson, Agent in the North County area. windyma@bossig.com 509-486-4373; cell 509-322-4875 â&#x20AC;˘ Howard Syria, Broker

Julie Bock/The Chronicle Penni Williams

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SHOPPING BREWSTER

Full service grocery, choice Angus beef, garden fresh produce, food court and floral shop Take and bake pizza Subway (509) 689-SUBS

Brewster Marketplace Harvest Foods

(509) 689-3404 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Visit us on Highway 97 • Brewster www.harvestfoodsnw.com

nderson’s Grocer y A • Quality Meat and Produce • Full Service Deli and Bakery

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Open 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. A family tradition since 1900

711 S. Clark • Republic • 509-775-3378

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LOUP LOUP HWY. ✔ Loup Loup Ski Area • Hwy. 20 between Omak and Twisp PO Box 768 Okanogan, WA 98840 • 509-557-3401. See ad on this page.

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Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation owns & operates the Loup Loup Ski Area, Loup Snow Sport School & Loup Rental Equipment Shop on a special use permit from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Chofrothenicles Okanogan

Okanogan County History Two great books filled with great pictures and fun information.

On Sale $25 ea. While supplies last. Limited to stock on hand.

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✔ Alpine Veterinary Clinic • 741 Riverside Drive 509-826-5882. See ad on this page.

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• Doctor on call for emergencies. • Air conditioned boarding. • In-house diagnostic lab. • Monday-Friday- 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Saturday- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “Quality care for large and small animals since 1977” Denise S. Krytenberg, D.V.M. • Kelly J. Schmidtbauer, D.V.M

741 Riverside Drive, Omak • 509-826-5882

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CONCONULLY

✔ Conconully Chamber of Commerce • 315 Main 877-826-9050. www.conconully.com. See ad on page 40.

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GRAND COULEE

✔ Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce • In City Hall, Midway Ave. 509-633-3074. www.grandcouleedam.org. See ad on page 40.

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✔ City of Okanogan • 120 3rd Ave. N. 509-422-3600. See ad on page 43.

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✔ Okanogan County Tourism Council 888-431-3080. www.OkanoganCountry.com. See ad on page 42.

OKANOGAN/ FERRY COUNTIES

✔ Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle • 618 Okoma Drive 509-826-1110 • 800-572-3446. See ad on page 41.

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✔ City of Omak • 2 N. Ash St. 509-826-1170. www.omakcity.com. See ad on page 44.

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✔ Omak Chamber of Commerce • 401 Omak Ave. 509-826-1880, 800-225-6625. www.omakchamber.com. See ad on page 45.

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✔ Omak Visitor Information Center • 401 Omak Ave. 509-826-4218, 800-225-6625. omakvic@northcascades.net. See ad on page 41.

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✔ Oroville Chamber of Commerce • PO Box 2140 509-476-2739. www.orovillewashington.com; orovillewashington@gmail.com. See ad on page 42.

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✔ Republic Chamber of Commerce/Regional Visitors and Convention Bureau • 979 S. Clark Ave. 509-775-3387. www.republicwa.com. See ad on page 46.

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✔ Tonasket Chamber of Commerce • 215 S. Whitcomb, PO Box 523 509-486-4429. www.tonasketchamber.com. See ad on page 41.

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✔ Central Reservations • 245 Riverside Ave., Suite A 509-996-2148, 800-422-3048. www.centralreservations.net Email info@centralreservations.net. See ad on page 41.

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Gateway to Adventure in Frontier Country Calendar of Events: January: Winterfest

April: Conservation Fair, Stonerose Membership Dig and Open House

May: Season Opens- Stonerose Fossil Center, Ansorge Hotel Museum, Husky Antique Car & Truck Museum, Ferry County Historical Museum, Eagle Track Raceway, Eureka Shoot

June: Barrel Derby Days, Prospector Days, Republic Motorcycle Rally, Pioneer Art Camp, Prospector Shoot, Car and Truck Museum Swap Meet

July: Curlew Lake Fireworks NW Firefighters Motorcycle Rally

August: Mt. Music Festival, Shakespearean Play, Wings Over Republic Fly-in, Memorial Shoot

September: Swan Lake Mt. Bike Festival, Honky Tonk Petanque Tournament, Ferry County Fair

October: Duck Derby & Chili Feed Backcountry Horsemen Harvest Dance

www.ferrycounty.com for event dates! Republic (Area) Chamber of Commerce 65 N. Clark Ave., Republic 509-775-2704 www.republicchamber.org • email info@republicchamber.org

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INDEX OF SERVICES AND ATTRACTIONS Adventures, Activities..............................................19 Antiques, Collectibles..............................................20 Art Galleries, Performing Arts .................................20 Automotive, Tires.....................................................20 Cabins, Guest Ranches ..........................................21 Casinos, Gaming.....................................................23 Churches.................................................................24 Emergency, Medical Services.................................24 Fairs, Festivals, Events, Rodeos.............................25

Farmers’ Markets ....................................................26 Floral Design, Gifts .................................................26 Food, Drink..............................................................27 Fruit Stands.............................................................29 Fuel, Quick Stops....................................................30 Golf Courses ...........................................................30 Motels, Hotels .........................................................31 Museums.................................................................33 Pawn and Gun Shop...............................................34

Pharmacy................................................................35 Real Estate..............................................................35 RV Parks, Campgrounds.........................................37 Shopping .................................................................37 Ski Hills ...................................................................38 Veterinary Services.................................................39 Visitor Information ...................................................39 Wineries, Breweries ................................................47

INDEX OF PAID ADVERTISERS Loup Loup Hwy. Loup Loup Ski Area ...............................................38 North Central Washington Cascade Foothills Farmlands Assoc................29, 47 Okanogan County Okanogan County Tourism Council..................39, 42 Brewster Brewster Marketplace ......................................37, 38 Brewster Medical Center........................................24 Bridgeport Gross Drug.............................................................35 Conconully Comstock Motel ...............................................31, 32 Conconully Chamber of Commerce.................39, 40 Conconully Community United Methodist Church .........................................................................24 Conconully Lake Resort...................................21, 22 Deer Haven Resort ..........................................21, 22 Gibson’s North Fork Lodge ..............................21, 22 Liar’s Cove..............................................................21 Shady Pines Resort .........................................21, 22 Sit ‘n Bull ................................................................27 Tamarack Saloon....................................................27 Coulee Dam Columbia River Inn...........................................31, 32 Colville Tribal Museum and Gift Shop ....................33 Coulee Dam Casino & Coyote Cafe ...23, back cover Shaw’s Fruit Stand .................................................29 Curlew Curlew Store...........................................................37 Grand Coulee Grand Coulee Center Lodge............................31, 32 Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce ...................................................................39, 40 Loomis Sully’s in Loomis ..............................................27, 28 Manson Mill Bay Casino ...................................23, back cover Malott Bunny Laine Fruit Co. ......................................29, 30 DeLap Orchards and Fruit Stand .....................29, 30 Molson Old Molson Outdoor Museum, Molson School Museum .....................................................33, 34 Okanogan Autumn Leaf Run ...................................................25 Cariboo Inn.......................................................27, 31 City of Okanogan .............................................39, 43 Family Health Centers............................................24

Neal’s Gun and Pawn, LLC ....................................34 Okanogan Bingo Casino.....................23, back cover Okanogan Church of Christ ...................................24 Okanogan County Fairgrounds ........................25, 37 Okanogan County Historical Museum .............33, 34 Okanogan Valley Alliance Church ..........................24 Okanogan Valley Farmers’ Market .........................26 Okanogan Valley Golf Club ..............................30, 31 Our Savior Lutheran Church ..................................24 Ponderosa Motor Lodge...................................31, 32 Rawson’s ..................................37, inside front cover Omak All Points Realty .....................................................35 Alpine Veterinary Clinic ..........................................39 Breadline Cafe .................................................27, 28 City of Omak ....................................................39, 44 Corner Bistro....................................................27, 28 Corner Shelf ...........................................................37 Dairy Queen.....................................................27, 28 Exxon Food Mart and Taco Time Express .............30 First Presbyterian Church of Omak........................24 KFC and Taco Bell .................................................27 Koala Street Grill and Neighborhood Bar ........27, 28 Les Schwab Tires...................................................20 Magoo’s Restaurant .........................................27, 28 Mickey’s Pub and Grill......................................27, 28 Motel Nicholas..................................................31, 32 Motion Auto Supply ................................................20 New Hope Chapel Pentecostal Church of God......24 Okanogan River Guest House .........................21, 22 Okanogan Valley Farmers’ Market .........................26 Omak Chamber of Commerce .........................39, 45 Omak Clinic ..............................24, inside back cover Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle ...........19, 39, 41 Omak Inn..........................................................31, 33 Omak Seventh-Day Adventist Church....................24 Omak Stampede ....................................................25 Omak United Methodist Church.............................24 Omak Visitor Information Center......................39, 41 ReMax Welcome Home .........................................35 St. Anne’s Episcopal Church..................................24 St. Mary’s Mission and St. Joseph Church ............24 Windermere Real Estate........................................35 Oroville Alpine Brewing Company.......................................47 Camaray Motel .......................................................31 Eden Valley Guest Ranch ................................21, 22 Esther Bricques Winery and Vineyard, LLC...........47 Lake Crest Winery..................................................47

North Valley Family Medicine ...24, inside back cover Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society and Depot Museum .....................................................33, 34 Oroville Chamber of Commerce ......................39, 42 Okanogan Estate and Vineyards Wine and Gift Shop .........................................................................47 Oroville Golf Club .............................................30, 31 Pateros Rivers Restaurant.............................................27, 29 Republic Anderson’s Grocery .........................................37, 38 Ferry County Memorial Hospital ......................24, 25 Gold Mountain Tour Company................................19 K Diamond K Guest Ranch..............................21, 22 Klondike Motel........................................................31 Prospector Inn..................................................31, 33 Republic Chamber of Commerce/Regional Visitors’ and Convention Bureau .............................39, 46 Riverside Lighthouse Chapel Assembly of God.....................24 Riverfest .................................................................25 Tonasket Bonaparte Lake Resort........................21, 23, 27, 37 Canaan Guest Ranch ......................................21, 23 Century 21 Exclusively.....................................35, 36 Community Cultural Center....................................20 Grant’s Market............................................27, 29, 37 Hidden Treasures ...................................................20 North Country Car Club Car Show ........................25 North Valley Family Medicine ...24, inside back cover Okanogan Properties, LLC ....................................35 Okanogan River Garlic Festival and Wine Tasting .........................................................................25 Red Apple Inn ........................................................31 Spectacle Lake Resort.....................................21, 23 T&T Real Estate...............................................35, 36 Tonasket Chamber of Commerce ....................39, 41 Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op ........................27, 29 Wild Rose Floral Design.........................................26 Twisp Hometown Pizza ....................................................27 Motion Auto Supply ................................................20 Twisp Chevron/Sub Shop.......................................30 Twisp River Pub ...............................................27, 29 Winthrop Central Reservations........................................39, 41 Methow Cycle and Sport........................................19 Morning Glory Balloon Tours..................................19 Old School House Brewery....................................47


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The Omak Clinic

Family Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, Eye Care, Radiology, Urgent Care, Diabetic Education, Anticoagulation, Physical Therapy and several Visiting Specialists from Wenatchee Valley Medical Center. 916 Koala • (509) 826-1800 or (800) 591-2765 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - Noon Closed Sunday

North Valley Family Medicine

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Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Anticoagulation and Women’s Health Care 17 S. Western • (509) 486-2174 Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon Closed Sunday

North Valley Family Medicine

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Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Women’s Health Care and Anticoagulation 1617 Main • (509) 476-3631 Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Saturday & Sunday

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