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Goathead Warrior

Ridding the valley of those thorns that puncture bike tires and wound dog paws

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June 2020

Breakdown in the Palisades

Where to turn when a fun adventure gets stalled in a cell phone dead zone

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June 2020

A BIRD IN THE LENS

Listen carefully to soft song of Say’s Phoebe

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June 2020

A mother's tale during COVID-19

How do we, as parents, come up for air during this time?

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June 2020

Yoga in the Yukon

The sun is well above the horizon and because it is July in the north, I know that it will light the sky until midnight.

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June 2020

VANQUISHING THE RESTLESSNESS

This is not a story about a magnificent new house with gorgeous views and impressive landscaping — you know, the kind The Good Life regularly features.

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May 2020

The tale of two recoveries

Victor Estrada was once a drug dealer. Now he calls himself a hope dealer.

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May 2020

Wenatchee author has aspirations, attitude and at last — Asperfell

Wenatchee teacher and author Jamie Thomas is a world builder.

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May 2020

Walking in Wenatchee

What? Her walk? Yes, and the sights and people she sees are soul-enriching

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May 2020

‘Once I built a railroad'

J.J. Hill and the Great Northern

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May 2020

Great Horned Owl is, well, grand indeed

Everyone seems to enjoy owls.

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May 2020

Social isolation in the time of Lone Ranger

I’ve been thinking about social isolation imposed by the coronavirus, and my reaction is probably not typical.

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May 2020

His world into art

Walking the wild side with pen and camera, a life-long naturalist turns

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May 2020

DON'T CRUSH IT, IT HAS GOOD BONES!

In April 2017, my husband, Roger and I sold our Wenatchee home and moved to Chelan so I could help caretake my mother.

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May 2020

Where to retire? The search goes on

48 hours to figure out if Palm Springs checks off the ‘musts’ on the list

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May 2020

THE WHEEL KEEPS ON TURNING

Tossing in his day job promoting the arts and returning to actually making art

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April 2020

Sweet joy of a child's first fish

The last weekend in April is one of the biggest events in state.

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April 2020

Picking up the violin

‘The violin is my job, it’s my hobby, it’s the way I volunteer...’

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April 2020

Hot water: Places where you get soaked

Whether it’s summer or the dead of winter, most people find the thought of a relaxing soak in a hot spring -- or just hot water, for that matter -- a happy place to go as they dream of a special getaway that will long be remembered. Fortunately, Washington state has several options to choose from.

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April 2020

At age 84, why in the world would I want to exercise?

As senior citizens, we are told by our doctors, children and friends that a program of regular exercise is very good for us.

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April 2020

Tom Potter's motto for life: LiVe iT!

‘Find things that test you, scare you, force you to commit fully, and do them. The results will be astounding.’

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March 2020

Sandhill Cranes: A life-changing experience

Everyone on the deck was gathering up gear to leave. Steve and I looked at each other and knew that we had seen something that moved us.

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March 2020

Riding rails in search of the Aurora

She was there for the view; did the young Asian couples had something else in mind?

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March 2020

Painting with Bentley

Having fun with our grandson — better than watching pancake art on YouTube

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March 2020

Kids in the snow

Learning goes both ways when school kids get fitted with snowshoes

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March 2020

Kasey Koski's real art? Art for everybody!

Kasey Koski’s creativity colors just about every domestic and professional move she makes, and over the years it’s moved her art from personal to studio-scale to public.

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March 2020

THOSE WHO WENT BEFORE

An axe murder, a captain lost at sea, a Puritan who arrived in 1631, an accused witch — oh the stories revealed in genealogy research

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February 2020

Gary hesse

LST stage veteran treasures the teamwork and relishes the rich variety of roles

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March 2020

LOVE ON WHEELS

A long life of admiring and collecting cars and their memorabilia is displayed at Leo Miller’s Lake Chelan Auto Museum

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February 2020

Aging (gracefully) with dogs

Jim Brigleb, his wife Linda and their two babies — unconditional love in furry bodies.

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March 2020