From staff reports
Pikeminnow Derby returns next month
Anglers of all ages are invited to take part in the Quincy Valley Tourism Association’s annual Pikeminnow Derby, May 20-22.
The derby, held on the Columbia River between Rock Island Dam and Wanapum Dam, gives contestants an opportunity to win big prizes while removing from the waterway a predatory fish that preys on juvenile salmon.
The derby starts at 6 a.m. on May 20 and ends at noon on May 22. Some $18,000 in cash and prizes, including two fishing boats, will be awarded that weekend.
Registration forms can be picked up at Quincy Hardware & Lumber or at Hooked on Toys in Wenatchee. The registration fee is $20 for a licensed adult and $10 for youth under the age of 16.
Registration also will take place near the boat launch at Crescent Bar throughout the weekend. Prizes include a 12-foot and a 16-foot Colville fishing boat with outboard motor and trailer, plus more than $9,000 in cash and other prizes.
The derby is paid for through a grant from NOAA Fisheries, Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Colville Confederated Tribes, Yakama Nation and Grant County PUD.
Tickets on sale for Harlem Ambassadors
Tickets are on sale for the May 7 basketball game that will pit the visiting Harlem Ambassadors against the Quincy Valley Hoopsters.
The Ambassadors are a Harlem-style comedy basketball show. The fun begins at 7 p.m. in the Quincy High School gym.Tickets will be sold at the door; however, they are being sold now at a reduced price. Advance tickets are $7 for seniors and students and $9 for adults.
Tickets are on sale at the Quincy Valley Post-Register, Quincy Hardware & Lumber, Wheatland Bank, the Port of Quincy office, Washington Tractor and the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce. Or find them online at www.quincyvalley.org.
Attendees will be able to meet the Harlem Ambassadors after the show and get free autographs and photos.