Brewster, WA

Raleigh News & Observer

Gamble Sands in Washington breaking ground on second course, also by David McLay Kidd

Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington, jumped onto golf’s map over the past decade with its David McLay Kidd-designed course, a wide-open 18 that ranks as the No. 1 public-access layout in the state and No. 46 among all modern courses in the U.S. Built aside a working apple and cherry farm, Gamble Sands plays firm and fast over fescue and sand to wide fairways and giant greens.
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Motorcyclist dies in collision at Highways 97 and 361

Critically injured motorcycle passenger taken to hospital by Life Flight helicopter Martin Fox, 65, of Manson, WA died Tuesday afternoon, June 28, when his Gold Wing motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection of Highways 97 and 361. Fox's passenger, Susan Fox, 62, also of Manson, was critically injured and taken by air ambulance to St. Charles Hospital in Bend. Investigators determined that Mario Villagomez, 31, of Prineville was westbound in a blue Ford Thunderbird on Highway 361. Villagomez failed to stop entering Highway 97 and collided with the Honda Gold Wing carrying Martin and Susan Fox. Martin Fox was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The incident restricted traffic on both highways for three hours. Oregon State Police were assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson county Fire & EMS, and Oregon. {loadposition sub-article-01}

Lake Chelan Valley Set to Celebrate Independence Day

Fireworks Shows Sunday in Chelan and Monday in Manson. It’s hard to find a setting more beautiful than the Lake Chelan Valley from which to celebrate Independence Day weekend with two major, professionally produced fireworks shows. The fun starts on Sunday night with Chelan’s Rockin 3rd of July Fireworks...

Teen drowns in Omak Lake

OMAK - According to an article published by the Omak Chronicle, 17-year-old Emmanuel Garcia’s day on the water turned tragic when he drowned in Omak Lake on June 22. Garcia reportedly was swimming with friends at around 7:30 p.m. at Nicholson Beach when he went under the water and didn’t come up, according to Okanogan County Coroner Dave Rodriguez.

Lake Chelan’s Wapato Point Cellars makes history at Sunset International Wine Competition

Oscar Castillo has quietly been making some of the Northwest’s best red wines in the Lake Chelan community of Manson, Wash. Earlier this month, judges in California determined that Castillo crafted one of the country’s most delicious wines when the Wapato Point Cellars 2018 Cougar Crest Vineyard Cabernet Franc emerged as the No. 1 entry at the Sunset International Wine Competition. It marked the first time that a bottle from Washington state topped the historic lifestyle magazine’s wine judging.
Methow Valley News

Sheriff candidates have their say at forum

Incumbent Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley and two challengers — Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow and Kevin Newport, a former Okanogan County sheriff’s deputy who is now a sergeant for the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Department — presented views on leadership and fiscal oversight, the county jail, and the effects of increased polarization at a forum sponsored by the Twisp Valley Grange on Monday (June 27).
Methow Valley News

Confederated Tribes, Conservancy celebrate return of Wagner Ranch

The scent of burning sage carried on the breeze Friday afternoon (June 24) as Methow descendant Ernie Brooks blessed the land at Wagner Ranch, where dozens of people gathered to celebrate the return of 328 acres of land to the indigenous people who have from time immemorial called it home.