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Susan Ballinger | Wildfires affect on local landscape

Last summer on July 7, 2014, my husband and I landed in Fairbanks, Alaska, after a 10-day wilderness river trip. We turned on our cell phones and found text messages about a brush fire along Skyline Drive next to our home. Earlier that morning, our house-sitter loaded our car with dogs and musical instruments under a Level 3 evacuation order. Fortunately, skillful firefighters and a dozer driver plowed a fireline on the western flank that effectively stopped the flames along the top ridge of Saddle Rock City Park. We were ...
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Go! Spotify List - Top Picks August 18, 2015

“Nevermind” by Leonard Cohen: As eerie and disturbing as it is hypnotic,, “Nevermind” is perfect intro for the second and most recent season of HBO’s True Detective. The finale was last week and I chose this song in part as a homage to that stunning series, but also because it’s just plain cool. No one growl/croons like Cohen and at 80, this old Canadian poet’s still got it. This track is from an album released just this May.
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Go! Spotify List - Top Picks August 11, 2015

“The Joker” by the Steve Miller Band: This song I chose for two reasons; the first is Steve Miller played a killer show at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee last week (and if you weren’t there you missed out). The second reason I picked it is as a homage to the great American satirist of our day – Jon Stewart – who left The Daily Show last week.

Comparison of some AppleSox stats for WCL seasons

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  May Answer Some Inquiries The question was asked during the last home series and again in an email, about how did this year's AppleSox compare to other versions?  Well, last night I finished my annual update of some statistical categories.  Following are the results.  All are team numbers for the 11 years of West Coast League play followed by where 2015 ranks.  Three are averages, one a percent and all the rest are averages per game (there have been five different totals for number of games ...

The best night ever comes your way

So, if you are trying to plan your next few weekends before summer ends, I’m sure you are perusing events on, right? Well, Aug. 22, starting at 6 p.m. may just be one of the greatest nights of your life…

AppleSox finish third. Hiura way up among league offensive leaders.

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce   Yakima Valley 4, Wenatchee 3, last night. Apple Peelings- Exactly one-third of their league games were decided by one run...18 of 54.  Unfortunately the AppleSox went 5-13 in those games.- Despite losing six more than they won in league play, they were not outscored...287 tallied, 287 surrendered. AppleSox in Top 10Hitting- Batting average - Keston Hiura .356, tie 3rd.- Hits - Keston Hiura 68, 2nd.  Mitchell Holland 59, 5th.- Doubles - Keston Hiura 21, 2nd.  Mitchell Holland 11, tie 10th.- Triples - Keston Hiura 6, 1st.- Home runs ...

AppleSox beat Yakima Valley 2-1, play final game today

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce   Wenatchee 2, Yakima Valley 1 last night.  Final game of the season - Wenatchee (24-29) at Yakima Valley (28-25) 5:05 today. Standings Stuff- The AppleSox have nailed down third place in the East.- Corvallis is the wild-card entry.- Klamath Falls has 40 losses with their final game today.  The 40 ties the 2007 Kitsap squad for most losses in a season since the league went to a 54-game schedule five years ago. Record Setting Season...TwiceTime of Games- Fans that saw every home game witnessed more baseball than another season ...
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Steve Wright | PUD water system delivers during an emergency

It was a harrowing 24 hours for residents of Wenatchee.  Starting the afternoon of June 28, an otherwise hot, lazy summer Sunday would soon turn into a frightening evening of survival. For Chelan PUD, it was a test of our ability to meet the needs of first responders for fighting major fires on two fronts. The question would be whether the investments made by the PUD in infrastructure  would be enough to keep a bad situation from getting worse.
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Mary Rea | The history of talent shows

With talent shows all over television, including “The Voice” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” it’s worth remembering when television was in its initial stages, “Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour” was the only real game in town for amateurs to showcase their talent.

AppleSox final home contest tonight, have 2-game win streak.

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 5, Walla Walla 3 last night. Final Home Game...Walla Walla (21-28) at Wenatchee (23-27) 7:05 tonight. On The Move- On July 13 the AppleSox were 12-19.  Over the past 19 games they have turned it around and gone 11-8.- A win tonight and they finish with a winning record at home...currently 15-15.- A win tonight and three more at Yakima Valley this weekend and they finish 27-27 in WCL play and tied with the Pippins for second.- Also if they win the final four they finish with ...
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Go! Spotify Playlist for July 27-31, 2015

Gallant, "Weight in Gold": This song is the perfect mix of R&B slowjam mixed with a dazzling house/pop song. It starts a bit slow but by the time you get to the meat and potatoes, the urgency in which he cries the lyric "I'm pulling my weight in gold" makes you stop pay attention to the rest of the song.