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Community volunteers reimagine and reenergize Greater Leavenworth Museum

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Community volunteers reimagine and reenergize Greater Leavenworth Museum

Story by  Marlene Farrell photos by  kevin farrell If the Greater Leavenworth Museum were a steam locomotive as seen in some of their exhibit photographs, its fuel would be the energy of a core of dedicated volunteers. Not only did … Continue reading

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Just for the LOVE of it: A tiny challenge

By on September 28, 2020 in Featured Homes with 1 Comment
Just for the LOVE of it: A tiny challenge

By Lief Carlsen The last thing I needed was another house — even if it was just a tiny house.  I have a full-size house in Chelan, a house in Arizona, two guest cabins and a motorhome. No, another roof … Continue reading

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What to do around Wenatchee in October

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Please check all events to make sure none has been canceled. 1 million cups, every first Wednesday of the month. 7:45 a.m. sharp. Entrepreneurs discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. Come join this … Continue reading

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Weddings cartoon

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Weddings cartoon

Language from the mouths of children

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By Lief Carlsen I’m no linguist. I speak English well enough, Spanish passably well, and German just a little. Nothing remarkable there.  But what I do have is a fascination for words, specifically with the way young children use them … Continue reading

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The West called and Guy Waring answered

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The West called and Guy Waring answered

By Rod Molzahn Laura Thompson lived with her husband, Fred, and their son, Roy, in a 12-foot by 16-foot one-room cabin on Wolf Creek in the upper Methow Valley.  In one of her written recollections of her early pioneer days, … Continue reading

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Even monkeys understand fairness

By on September 28, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
Even monkeys understand fairness

These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.  — Abraham Lincoln By June Darling The grandkids are yelling out those dreaded words: “That’s … Continue reading

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Organics? Does it really matter?

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Organics? Does it really matter?

By Jim Brown, M.D. At one time “organic” food was primarily found in “health food stores,” which seemed to have a limited clientele as far as I could see.  Nowadays, nearly all supermarkets have “Organic” sections in their produce sections.  … Continue reading

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Look quickly, a Chukar won’t linger for long

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Look quickly, a Chukar won’t linger for long

By Bruce McCammon Your word of the month is “gallinaceous.”  An adjective, gallinaceous is used to describe a group of heavy-bodied terrestrial birds. Included in the group are pheasants, turkeys, grouse, quail and the subject of this month’s feature — … Continue reading

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Have you ever changed your mind?

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Have you ever changed your mind?

By Mike Cassidy Editor I’m having the first coffee of the day while gazing at the back half of a small farm that’s been in my family for nearly 90 years, and now belongs to my wife and me. Over … Continue reading

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September 2020 issue

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September 2020 issue

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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

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

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

By on August 24, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
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

By on August 24, 2020 in Featured Homes with 0 Comments
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 $$$

By on August 24, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
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

By on August 24, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
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

By on August 24, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
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

By on August 24, 2020 in Columnist with 0 Comments
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

By on August 24, 2020 in Columnist with 1 Comment
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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