Categories for Eastern Oregon

News Release – Tough Mudder Takes On Oregon

Approximately 6,000 participants will descend upon Wilson Ranches Retreat near Fossil on the weekend of June 15 & 16 to participate in Tough Mudder, a 10+ mile obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and camaraderie. Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder features more than 20 military-style obstacles, such as “Funky Monkey,” greased-up incline and decline monkey bars; “Fire Walker,” a run through 4-foot-high…

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$7.1 million Walmart FLW Series to visit Columbia River

The $7.1 million Walmart FLW Series will visit the Columbia River in Umatilla, Ore., June 24-27 for the second National Guard Western Division tournament of the season. The tournament, hosted by the City of Umatilla, is the first major bass-fishing event in the state of Oregon and will feature as many as 300 top bass anglers casting for top awards of $125,000 in the Pro Division and $25,000 in the…

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Room to vroom

On-again off-again plans to build a race track near this eastern Oregon farming and food-processing town finally have gotten the checkered flag for construction. But the project has morphed from a $500 million NASCAR-style speedway to something more akin to a golf and country club, with the focus on motor racing instead of putting greens, wedges, irons and caddies. Groundbreaking is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday for the 700-acre Northwest…

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Track welcome in Boardman

An Eastern Oregon port district would welcome a NASCAR track on its 1,400 acres of sagebrush near the Columbia River town of Boardman. “This is a place that wants them,” Port of Morrow manager Gary Neal said. “It’s a great fit.” Backers first proposed Boardman, about 160 miles east of Portland, for a speedway about seven years ago, and several investor groups have offered plans to make it happen over…

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eUpdate: New Website, Sportlandia and Upcoming Events

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to officially unveil our entirely new website, featuring the state’s most comprehensive calendar of sports events, the latest sports news and developments from all regions of Oregon, and a directory of links to more than 1,400 sports organizations. View the entire e-newsletter by clicking on the link below.

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