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The Comeback Kid(s)

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The Comeback Kid(s)

By Jim Brigleb Year 1993: My family moved to Wenatchee. Later, we moved away from Wenatchee in 2008. Now, we moved back to Wenatchee in 2019. Why? In locating to Wenatchee the first time, it followed a series of “cold … Continue reading

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Chil-co-sa-haskt — Last chief of the Entiats

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Chil-co-sa-haskt — Last chief of the Entiats

By Rod Molzahn Entiat Chief, Chilcosahaskt (no wonder white settlers called him Indian Silico), was willing to embrace most all of the Catholic doctrine he learned from Father Urban Grassi in 1874.  There was, however, one rule he could not … Continue reading

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Grateful people are happy people

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Grateful people are happy people

The trick is learning how to feel fortunate in this critical world By June Darling Years ago, I took a trip with a friend.  After we reached our destination and had dinner, she called her husband.  “Oh, honey, you would … Continue reading

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Ahhh, coffee… and it’s good for you, too

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Ahhh, coffee… and it’s good for you, too

By Jim Brown, M.D. People have been drinking coffee since the 15th Century.  Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. In fact, the most popular drinks worldwide are water, coffee and tea. It is estimated that 1.6 billion … Continue reading

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Short road trip may be best to see a Prairie Falcon

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Short road trip may be best to see a Prairie Falcon

By Bruce McCammon It was snowing on Jan. 16, 2016 as we walked through Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee.  As newcomers to the area, this trail served as a close and pleasant way to get some exercise, meet people … Continue reading

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What was your best day in 2019?

By on October 28, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
What was your best day in 2019?

By Mike Cassidy Editor Yes, I realize 2019 has lots of fine days left, but we are starting to gather entries in our “Best Day of 2019” contest. We are looking for stories about days that popped in your life… … Continue reading

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TIPSY TALKS Learning unleashed at the Bushel & Bee

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
TIPSY TALKS Learning unleashed at the Bushel & Bee

By Jamie Howell Anthony Lubetski, 29, showed up drunk for the lecture, a little wobble in his step, soft edges where his words were beginning to blend ever so slightly into one another.  Now, that’s one thing if you’re a … Continue reading

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How to shake off negative thoughts

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
How to shake off negative thoughts

October was always the least dependable of months … full of ghosts and shadows. Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist By June Darling Anna, my six-year-old granddaughter had a great time at Lego camp this year.  The problem was she didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Deafness and ‘miracle’ of cochlear implants

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Deafness and ‘miracle’ of cochlear implants

How we hear seems like science fiction, overcoming hearing loss seems even more amazing By Jim Brown M.D. In the United States there are 10 million people who are hard of hearing and 1 million who are functionally deaf.  About … Continue reading

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Profits, pain and terror on the roads to the Okanogan

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Profits, pain and terror on the  roads to the Okanogan

By Rod Molzahn Colockum Pass –  spring 1888 “At that time the road along the plateau and the summit of the Ellensburg mountain road beggared description.  “The snow was of great depth, and for several miles the road was strewn … Continue reading

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Belted Kingfisher: Loud and proud

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 2 Comments
Belted Kingfisher: Loud and proud

By Bruce McCammon Belted Kingfishers are blue-gray birds that are about the size of an American Robin.  For most of North America, this is the only Kingfisher we get to see. The southern Texas area is fortunate to add three … Continue reading

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Close to the eye, close to the heart

By on September 23, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Close to the eye, close to the heart

By Mike Cassidy Editor We have some sweet stories in this issue. And when I say “sweet,” I’m not using it colloquially, as when an athlete hits a home run, the fans might say, “Sweet!” or when a grandson takes … Continue reading

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Where’s the Beef? Or Mission Impossible Whopper

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Where’s the Beef? Or Mission Impossible Whopper

By Jamie Howell I grew up regarding red meat with a certain reverence. I was 22 years old, long-haired and a good 80 pounds lighter than I am today, out to travel the world with a guitar and a backpack … Continue reading

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Promises. Promises. Promises.

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Promises. Promises. Promises.

By Rod Molzahn As white Americans headed west to settle new lands, they were armed with the doctrine of “Manifest Destiny.”  They had the right to take, for their own, the ancestral lands of Native Americans with thousands of years … Continue reading

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Modern grandparents have much to teach — and learn — from the little ones

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Modern grandparents have much to teach — and learn — from the little ones

By June Darling When I was in my late 20s, Jimmy Carter declared that we should honor grandparents on Sept. 8. The day would be set aside to appreciate the joy and wisdom grandparents bring. I’m not sure Jimmy had … Continue reading

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Our story on why we are here

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Our story on why we are here

By Jim Brown, M.D. Over the years I was often asked, “How did you decide to settle in Wenatchee?”  Before deciding to move here, neither my wife nor I had ever been in the state of Washington. Growing up in … Continue reading

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A career saved by a simple sentence

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
A career saved by a simple sentence

By Mike Cassidy Editor Somewhere in the last century, I landed my first non-farm job by working part-time at a small rural Western Washington daily newspaper, helping the sports editor cover high school and other local sports. This was a … Continue reading

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Northern Flicker: Hey, ladies, listen to my drum beat

By on August 24, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Northern Flicker: Hey, ladies, listen to my drum beat

By Bruce McCammon As we walked on the Apple Capital Loop Trail one spring, we heard what sounded like a jackhammer pounding on metal.  We’d heard variations of this before and knew that we’d soon see a Northern Flicker sitting … Continue reading

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Killdeer: Conspicuous, and yes, quite loud

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Killdeer: Conspicuous, and yes, quite loud

By Bruce McCammon Killdeer are tall, slender birds that are about the size of an American Robin.  They are a white and brown bird with a distinct double breast band.  They are commonly seen in many locations within north central … Continue reading

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Miss Amber Lou

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Miss Amber Lou

 By Constance Nelson Bean Shortly after I lost my husband, I realized how very quiet my home was each day. I found I was talking to myself, leaving the TV and music on far longer than I truly enjoyed.  I … Continue reading

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N.N. Brown – Hotel man traveled far & wide

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
N.N. Brown – Hotel man traveled far & wide

By Rod Molzahn “Three meals and a bed, $1.25 – $2.00 a day.”  The Republic (the Wenatchee Daily World’s competitor) ran that advertisement in 1912 for the Elberta, Wenatchee’s finest hotel.  The Elberta was owned by Noah (N.N.) Brown and … Continue reading

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Learn to be brave to live a richer life

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Learn to be brave to live a richer life

By June Darling Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.  — Anais Nin People who are interested in living a full life rather than a shrink-wrapped one need to find a way to kick up their courage.  Changing … Continue reading

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A ‘wonder drug’ that’s FREE

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
A ‘wonder drug’ that’s FREE

By Jim Brown, M.D. Recently I read an article extolling the medical benefits of walking. The Harvard author equated the benefits to that of a “wonder drug.”  I know I have promoted the health benefits of regular exercise, eating right, … Continue reading

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Friday night at Centennial Park

By on July 29, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Friday night at Centennial Park

By Mike Cassidy Editor Friday night, nothing to do, the wife suggests let’s go downtown and listen to music at Wenatchee Centennial park. When? Seven o’clock. What? By 7 p.m. I’ve perfectly fine with assuming the position in the comfy … Continue reading

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Osprey: An easy bird to watch in awe

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Osprey: An easy bird to watch in awe

By Bruce McCammon Bird migration is like a merry-go-round of seasonal treats.  Every month provides another sample of birds to observe in north central Washington. Spring and fall are the most substantial periods to see new birds as they pass … Continue reading

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Finding gold in the Superstition Mountains

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Finding gold in the Superstition Mountains

By Joe Anderson When I was 10 years old living in Mesa, Arizona, my dad would tell terrible tales of the Superstition Mountains and the fabled Lost Dutchman’s gold mine.  My father was a wonderful storyteller and encourager. He would … Continue reading

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The daring tale of first trans-Pacific flight

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
The daring tale of first trans-Pacific flight

By Rod Molzahn “I’m the last one alive that saw Pangborn and Herndon land.” That’s the claim of 94-year-old Jack Graybill.  KPQ had been broadcasting reports of Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon Jr.’s trans-Pacific flight since their takeoff from Japan … Continue reading

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Picnic on the 4th: Good for you & the USA

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Picnic on the 4th: Good for you & the USA

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics…”  — Erma … Continue reading

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Should you be taking probiotics?

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 1 Comment
Should you be taking probiotics?

By Jim Brown, M.D. One of our readers asked me to write about probiotics.  Probiotics are live organisms, usually bacteria, similar to the beneficial microorganisms found in our lower intestinal tract.  Proponents of probiotics think they are useful in obtaining … Continue reading

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In hot water doing home repairs

By on June 25, 2019 in Columnist with 0 Comments
In hot water doing home repairs

By Mike Cassidy Editor We stopped at Julia and Greg Scott’s home on a warm evening to catch a quick photo of the couple for our house of the month feature, starting on page 20. And then we got talking … Continue reading

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