A ticket to glide: 2 local girls picked to try out for USA Luge

By Evan Caldwell | Wednesday, December 18, 2019   Molly Gustin and Addison Inman didn’t quite know what they signed up for back in May. “I had never heard of luge,” said Molly, a 12-year-old from the Conway area. “I thought it would be a good thing to try.” She and friend Addison were among 40 [...]

Weekends in Washington with Jamie Petitto

Carefree Camano Island | Weekends in Washington Join host Jamie Petitto as she escapes her busy work life for a weekend of axe-throwing, zip-lining, sipping craft beverages, tasting homemade scones and finding out how easy it is to relax and unwind on the paradise that is Camano Island, Washington. This episode is the pilot for [...]

Camano Island’s Arrowhead Ranch Welcomes Katie Shrock

Skagit County’s “Macaroni Kid” publisher Katie Shrock is the newest member of the Arrowhead team.   CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. (Oct. 30, 2019) - Skagit County’s “Macaroni Kid” publisher Katie Shrock joined the Arrowhead Ranch team this fall. Shrock will lend her social media skills and community knowledge as an administrator and community engagement specialist as [...]

‘Axe-citing’: Area’s first axe-throwing venue opens on Camano Island

By Evan Caldwell | Tuesday, September 3, 2019   A bout 150 people were very “axe-cited” Saturday, Aug. 31. They descended on Camano Island’s Arrowhead Ranch to try the area’s first axe-throwing site. “With people already flocking to our area for unique outdoor and recreational opportunities, we thought that offering an axe-throwing venue would add to our […]

Thousands Watch Record 93 Racers in Soap Box Derby

By Evan Caldwell | Monday, June 17, 2019   CAMANO ISLAND — Addison Inman sprang out of her soap box derby car, twirled, cartwheeled and fist-pumped the sunset-tinged sky. The 12-year-old Stanwood Middle School student won the super stock division Saturday at the 12th annual Windermere Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby at Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island — where she […]

On The Faster Track

Local companies help Arrowhead Ranch raise starting point of soap box derby, which takes place Saturday By Evan Caldwell | Thursday, June 13, 2019   CAMANO ISLAND — There was a real need for speed. Literally. Racers started a little on the slow side during last year’s race — the first at the new track at Arrowhead […]

Free Luge Sessions Draw Young Daredevils To Camano Island

Children 9-13 years old learned luge sledding — on wheels, for now — with the help of Team USA. By Ben Watanabe | Monday, May 20, 2019 8:49am   CAMANO ISLAND — The first run was over in seconds. Then came another dozen or so for each of the seven children trying luge for their first […]

Kids Try Sledding With Olympians On Camano

Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island hosting USA Luge’s Slider Search by Evan Caldwell • May 20, 2019   One-by-one, turn-by-turn, the kids improved and their smiles grew. “It’s thrilling,” Sawyer Coburn, 13, said after his third trip down the hill on the luge sled. “It feels like Indiana Jones or something. You feel like you’re […]

Future Olympians May Be Discovered On Camano This week

CAMANO ISLAND — Children this weekend can pretend as if they are competing in the Olympic games, sliding fast through a chute of ice. In reality, they’ll be at a ranch on Camano Island, riding a sled attached to Rollerblade wheels down a controlled pavement course.

Racers Gear Up For Annual Soap Box Derby

The derby is a family-friendly competition for children 7 to 17 years old and happens every year on the Saturday of Father's Day weekend at Arrowhead Ranch. It is the largest race of its kind west of the Mississippi River. The racers works with a mentor to build their car and practice racing on the [...]