"Live a good life, and in the end, it’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years."

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Cartoon: School shopping

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Cartoon: School shopping

Then and Now cartoon by Dan McConnell

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The best views come after the toughest climbs

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The best views come after the toughest climbs

by Kristen Lovene McCamey  Though there are no certainties in life, you can always count on the mountains to offer peace, beauty and space for thought.  This has been a tough year for many of us: we’ve suffered from financial, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 halts 9/11 ceremony in Cashmere

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COVID-19 halts 9/11 ceremony in Cashmere

By Tom Green The 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial Foundation Board has announced the cancelation of the September 11, 2020 event due to current COVID-19 health requirements.  Since its dedication in 2015, annual 9/11 ceremonies have been held to enthusiastic … Continue reading

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The fire this time

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
The fire this time

‘Be prepared plan’ softened panic, but still, time was wasted on non-essentials By Diana Rigelman At first there was just a pleasant hint of smoke. It smelled of wood, grass and nature as it wafted through windows.  When I looked … Continue reading

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Raccoon wars

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Raccoon wars

Sure, they’re so cute, but pooping under the deck? By Susan Sampson My war with raccoons sounds like a tall tale that my Uncle Buck used to tell, so imagine I am telling you with a western twang in my … Continue reading

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Kicked!

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Kicked!

The recovery Finding meaning as the healing begins By Susan Lagsdin (In the August issue, I described how on a perfect day for a horseback ride in the Methow, I was kicked by my horse while clearing a trail. After … Continue reading

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Surfing on Lake Chelan?!

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Surfing on Lake Chelan?!

Technology brings beach sport to wave-less inland lakes By Todd Strahm Imagine flying above the water but still being connected to the water.  Your mind is stimulated as it tries to comprehend the reality of it all. Your feet are … Continue reading

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Everesting Mission

By on August 24, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Everesting Mission

In this challenge, cyclists ascend the same amount of elevation as one would by climbing Mount Everest from sea level — in one continuous go By Mark Shaffer “Nobody said it was easy. Oh, it’s such a shame for us … Continue reading

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SASQUATCH!

By on August 24, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
SASQUATCH!

Fact or fiction — hummm… you decide Story and photos BY BRAD BRISBINE My friend Gordy, a biologist, has turned his attention from freshwater dolphins to grizzly bears. He hopes to observe them in the North Cascades.  Knowing that I’ve … Continue reading

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Dinner at a distance

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Dinner at a distance

Weighing the guidelines when hosting friends to a BBQ during the pandemic By Jamie Howell I’m a hugger. Or at least I was before the virus hit. I close in on our dinner guests as they come around outside to … Continue reading

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The remote community of Stehekin

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The remote community of Stehekin

‘A way through’ for some;  a way away for others Story by Linda Reid Photos by Ken Reid “Stehekin” is a Native American word which means, “the way through.”  Lake Chelan, the Stehekin Valley and Cascade Pass were used as … Continue reading

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New home: An Industrial Craftsman

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New home: An Industrial Craftsman

With a salute to the family’s racing passion Veteran Wenatchee Valley builder Mike Roberts likes to be known for his custom touches and ability to think a little differently style-wise when it comes to his homes. So, perhaps it’s no … Continue reading

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Unexpected $$$

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Unexpected $$$

By Darlene Matule As a writer, I have to admit some of my best ideas come from surprising sources.  Like my husband… My Facebook likes include pretty shoes, Norwegian travel ideas, and Blue Bloods tidbits. Steve gets posts from Florida … Continue reading

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Dr. J.I. Pogue – Renaissance Man

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Dr. J.I. Pogue – Renaissance Man

By RodMolzahn In January of 1888, Dr. Joseph Pogue ordered apple tree whips from the Atlantic Nursery in Iowa.  They were shipped by train to Spokane then loaded on wagons for the trip across the Big Bend to Wilbur. They … Continue reading

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How you ‘see’ affects how you think

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How you ‘see’ affects how you think

By June Darling Big philosophical questions whiz around in my brain — what is true, what is fair?  You might be wondering what prompts this deep state of pondering.  You might be assuming it is being provoked by the pandemic, … Continue reading

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Do unto others

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Do unto others

By Jim Brown, M.D. Many of you, I suspect like me, have been shocked or at least surprised by the racial divisiveness that has become more apparent in our country. I decided to share some of my thoughts and experiences … Continue reading

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Sage Thrasher — Their song goes on and on

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Sage Thrasher — Their song goes on and on

By Bruce McCammon In the summer, Sage Thrashers visit the shrub-steppe communities of north central Washington.  The Sage Thrasher is a robin-sized bird with a 12 to 13 inch wingspan.  Their back is a dull gray and the breast and … Continue reading

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Now, for something totally different

By on August 24, 2020 in Columnist, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Now, for something totally different

By Mike Cassidy Editor Last fall, when our one — and likely only — granddaughter was approaching six months old and her parents needed to go back to work, my wife, Donna, volunteered to babysit the tiny tot if her … Continue reading

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August 2020

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August 2020

Kicked! She rode in on a horse, she rode out on a medi-evac helicopter • Julie’s excellent urban walking adventure • Lawn gone, garden arising • Escape to the mountains • Taking the fast boat to Stehekin • Fostering kittens … Continue reading

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Open air painting in the time of sheltering at home

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Open air painting in the time of sheltering at home

By Jan Theriault Once each year artists in the area are challenged by Two Rivers Gallery to paint outdoors and to paint a subject we may all recognize.  This year was different as we have been encouraged to stay at … Continue reading

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Kicked!

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Kicked!

A perfect day for a horseback ride explodes into a backcountry emergency By Susan Lagsdin (On April 29, 2020, I suffered not one, but four, traumatic injuries on what was supposed to be an easy trail ride on my horse. … Continue reading

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Julie’s excellent urban adventure

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Julie’s excellent urban adventure

By Julie Campos Along with my husband Juan, I’ve participated in marathons on all seven continents.  I was an avid runner. I describe myself as a “late-in-life” athlete as I didn’t take up distance running until my mid-40s.  When my … Continue reading

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Lawn gone, now garden of eatin’

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Lawn gone, now garden of eatin’

Lawn gone, now garden of eatin’ By Mary Bean While some of us spent this spring devouring YouTube videos, watching Netflix non-stop and doing far too much online shopping and eating, Danielle and Frank Harris found a way to get … Continue reading

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Escape to the mountains

By on July 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 0 Comments
Escape to the mountains

Story by Kristen Lovene McCamey Photos by Kristen Lovene Mccamey  and Kyle Christensen My name is Kristen McCamey and I am a Wenatchee local.  The valley has always been home base for me — a place to recharge my battery, … Continue reading

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Riding the Lady Cat to Stehekin

By on July 25, 2020 in Outdoor Fun with 1 Comment
Riding the Lady Cat to Stehekin

Photos by Ken Reid Experiences have become our family’s new preference when it comes to gift-giving.  When those experiences incorporate multi-generational together time, all the better.  Last year, for example, for my 70th birthday, we had a day on the … Continue reading

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Fostering kittens

By on July 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Fostering kittens

When she realized she couldn’t keep adopting overlooked cats, she found a new passion in fostering By Wrenna Davidson  In June, as part of National Foster a Pet Month with the Petco Foundation and BOBS charity footwear from Skechers, I … Continue reading

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