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Community Connections

Susan Sampson | Politics are a quieter affair here

When we retired from Seattle to Wenatchee, my husband and I noticed a significant political difference in the two communities. Over there, almost everybody was a Democrat. Over here, almost everybody is a Republican. It doesn’t matter to us: We never miss voting and we always vote opposite of one another, canceling out each other’s vote, on everything from who should be president of the United States to whether chickens should be permitted by our homeowners’ association.
Community Connections

Karen Dawn Dean | The role of art in the area

Every Friday morning, there’s an ongoing conversation about expanding Wenatchee Valley’s art presence. Here in the valley, we’re seeing the stirrings of change accompanied by an uptick in our communities’ cultural vitality, and while subtle, an accompanying shift in attitude and optimism about our futures.
Community Connections

Terry Vranjes | Steps and stumbles

I knew it wasn’t going to be easy climbing out of my rock bottom hole, and the events of the last few weeks have proven that. While over the half-way mark (45 days) to my goal of finishing my 90-day drug treatment stay, I caught a rather vile case of the plague. OK, it was pneumonia, but it might as well had been the plague as bad as I felt. After being medically discharged from treatment, I returned home to the Wenatchee area to gather my strength, and start my ...
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Matt Kearny | Figure skating championships: A special treat

An estimated 268 skaters representing six western states are expected to compete in the U.S Figure Skating Northwest Pacific Regionals at the Town Toyota Center, Sunday through Tuesday. Many of those have the chance to move on to sectionals competition, with an opportunity to join the U.S. figure skating team (can you say “Olympics?”).
Sports

#1 North Idaho vs. #2 WVC here Friday in mens soccer

WOMENS SOCCER (1-6-2, 1-8-2)Friday, North Idaho (3-1-6, 4-1-6) home.Series started in 1999 and the Cardinals lead 9-3-1 and 5-1 on the local turf.The last time WVC faced NIC was 11 seasons ago in 2004.North Idaho has a two-game winning streak in the series.The Coeur d’Alene outfit is the queen of ties…six in only nine games.
Community Connections

Garn Christensen | Communicate with school officials

Earlier this year, Eastmont and other regional school districts sent home letters to parents stating that our schools and district were not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress.Sending home these letters is a federal Department of Education requirement for any district who does not have 100 percent of their students at grade level.