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SASQUATCH!

Fact or fiction — hummm... you decide

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September 2020

Sage Thrasher — Their song goes on and on

In the summer, Sage Thrashers visit the shrub-steppe communities of north-central Washington.

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September 2020

Raccoon Wars

Sure, they’re so cute, but pooping under the deck?

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September 2020

Kicked! The recovery

Finding meaning as the healing begins

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September 2020

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

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September 2020

Dinner at a distance

Weighing the guidelines when hosting friends to a BBQ during the pandemic

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September 2020

COVID-19 halts 9/11 ceremony in Cashmere

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.

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September 2020

Julie's excellent urban adventure

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.

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August 2020

Riding the Lady Cat to Stehekin

Experiences have become our family’s new preference when it comes to gift-giving.

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August 2020

Lawn gone, now garden of eatin'

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 outside, get lots of exercise and build something for the future.

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August 2020

Kicked!

A perfect day for a horseback ride explodes into a backcountry emergency

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August 2020

Escape to the mountains

My name is Kristen McCamey and I am a Wenatchee local.

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August 2020

Chief Harmelt believed white man's promises

“I did not come here to lie to anybody. I have come here with a true, honest heart. I would like to have you listen to what I have to say. You can’t make me believe that all white men are rascals.”

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August 2020

Chasing the Milky Way... and a comet

A passion that can’t be pursued in the big cities

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August 2020

Black-headed Grosbeak — is that a drunken Robin?

That’s no Robin — it’s a Black-headed Grosbeak. What a great find.

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August 2020

It's a project

When house hunting intentions were upset by love, these new owners got to work

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July 2020

The not-so-secret lives of bees

Blame it on Mexico. Back in 1999, during a retreat in a Benedictine abbey in Mexico, East Wenatchee’s Michael McNiel’s duties included tending to the monastery’s bees, and he got stung.

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July 2020

Why two retired apple growers sail

I grew up in northern Vermont. Spent lots of time on lovely lakes, but never sailed.

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July 2020

The Fryingpan Fifty

How many wildflowers can be seen on a stroll at Mount rainier? Let’s count among a rainbow of colors

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July 2020

THE ATHLETIC LIFE

Caden Stockwell: ‘every race is challenging because everyone has that hunger to win, not just you’

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July 2020

Sailing in the time of COVID-19

Editor’s note: In the March 2018 issue, Sharon Podlich wrote about how she and her husband, Chuck, retired from growing apples in Orondo, bought a 44-foot sailboat they named Top Cider, and went on a sailing adventure off of Baja, Mexico. They have continued sailing the past two winters.

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July 2020

My first experience in apple packing and changes in the Washington apple industry

LIVING HISTORY

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July 2020

Harnessing the wind at Wild Horse

A long-held wish to visit the wind farm finally turns into a wind-chill reality

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July 2020

A reluctant pickleball champion

Ex-Chelan resident once said: ‘There’s no way I’m going to play that rinky-dink, backyard sport’

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July 2020

Two doves: One native, one an intruder

We have two types of doves in north-central Washington: Mourning Dove and Eurasian Collared-Dove.

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July 2020

Flipping over Zambia

Kayaking in a boiling river, just downstream from one of the 7 wonders of the world

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June 2020

South Korea? Let's do it

Great timing for an island wedding, Korean mermaids and a taste of the sea

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June 2020

Leyton's Crazy World

12-year-old has YouTube channel: ‘Making people laugh and smile is my favorite thing’

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June 2020

Steam boat captains – rock stars of the upper Columbia

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

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June 2020

One father, one dad, different men

The questions raised by a DNA test still linger on this Father’s Day

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June 2020