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Joy Jasinek | Art on the Avenues expanding Horizons

As the Art on the Avenues sculpture exhibit continues its transformation, some visiting sculptures make their exit and new visitors replace them. Through a series of fortunate events last week, however, one of the visiting sculptures scheduled to leave found a permanent home at Pangborn Memorial Airport.
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Steve Wright | Sharing the benefits of clean hydropower

Likely I don’t have to convince you about the incredible resource we have here in our backyard — the “fuel” for our homes, businesses, farms, orchards, industry, and our very quality of life we value so deeply. Here in Chelan County, it comes to us in the form of the Columbia and Chelan rivers that deliver continuous, clean, renewable fuel for the three dams that belong to you, our customer-owners.
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Mary Rea | A chore thing

In Mazama, the day comes when the light coming through the front windows changes. The sun has gotten higher in the sky and shifted to the south a little. It’s a sure sign of spring, but it also illuminates another sad fact: my windows are as filthy as sin.
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Andy Dappen | Out for a hike? Here’s how to deal with rattlesnakes

It’s been cool snake weather around Central Washington and the Wenatchee Valley this spring, so rattlesnake encounters have been uncommon thus far. The rattler in the picture to the right was found sunning itself on warm rocks in Swakane Canyon in early May. Recently WenatcheeOutdoors has received a few rattlesnake reports from hikers visiting our foothills trails in the Sage Hills and around the Horse Lake Reserve.
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Jack Anderson | Charging ahead: All about ‘eGallons’

How much does it cost to commute to work or drive over to Pybus Market? The price of gasoline is easy to find — it’s posted at every corner gas station. But what about the cost of driving on electricity? One tool that has been developed to allow a quick overview comparison is the eGallon. Here’s how it works. Take the average distance that a gasoline-powered vehicle can drive on a gallon of gas; then, calculate how much it would cost to drive the average EV that same distance. Because ...
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Betsy Steele | You dig? Earth disturbance = noxious weeds

Fields of salsify had taken over the meadows. Like seedy jellyfish, their globular mass of achenes, wisps of fiber, now clogged and floated on airy currents. Previously, a warp and weft of tall grasses — generations of growth and death — had matted the meadow ground, cushioning it against invading seeds, shading out any that dared to intrude.
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Susan Ballinger | Make it an adventure, don’t mention the hike

If you ask local parents who routinely take their children out on the trails of our region, they will likely advise you not to ask kids if they want to go on a hike — as most will reply with a resounding “no.” Instead, be a clever parent and describe an adventure destination that includes a picnic and downplay the fact that everyone will have to hike to get there!