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Silver linings within the plumes of smoke

Since last Sunday, the Wenatchee Valley has been turned upside down and spun 180 degrees about 100 times. We have watched our friends and families experience heart breaking loss and our community has been rattled by the destruction that the Sleepy Hollow Fire has caused.  
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Susan Ballinger | Neotropical migrants raising young in our canyons

Hanging clothes on my backyard clothesline gives me a chance to look west, up into the V-shaped No. 2 Canyon, where steep sagebrush-covered slopes plunge down to the brushy canyon bottomland. As I hang deep-blue jeans, bright white sheets, and a sienna orange tee shirt, I picture these three vivid colors marking a singing male lazuli bunting, just up the canyon. He is perched atop a serviceberry, at the edge of the tangle of trees and shrubs that shade the small creek. As I hang a bright yellow towel, my ...
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Barbara Flick | Stay firewise

A few weeks ago, for the sixth year in a row, property owners in Forest Ridge and the Upper Squilchuck Valley came together to celebrate their annual Firewise Day with a potluck get-together. Chief Mike Burnett and other officers of Chelan County Fire District 1 attended, as well as their mascot, Sparky. Both children and adults enjoyed getting up close to the fire trucks and equipment. Chief Burnett thanked the group for providing opportunities for the fire district to interact with citizens to facilitate and encourage the use of fire-resistant ...

Fireworks night, traditionally not a firecracker for the home team

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Walla Walla 3, Wenatchee 2  last night. Klamath Falls (5-16) at Wenatchee (8-13) 7:05 tonight.  Wenatchee vs. Klamath FallsStarted in 2011Wenatchee- has dominated this series 17-4, with a 7-2 record at home and 10-2 in KF.- has scored some runs, averaging 8.0 per game.  Their all-time average for league games is 5.2.- has scored in double figures in nearly half the games...8 of 17.- has a 2-game win streak...they lost the first game of the 3-game set last season then took the next two.- in league play ...

Sox, Sweets in another 1-run game...just routine

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Walla Walla 5, Wenatchee 4  last night. Wenatchee (8-12) at Walla Walla (11-12) 7:05 tonight.  Miscellany- And another one.  Six of the last seven games with Walla Walla have been decided by one run (Sox are 1-5).- With the 5-4 loss last night  the Sox are now 4-6 in one-run games this season and 144-107 all-time.- 45.00% of the Sox league games have been decided by a single run (9 of 20).  Only 2007 was higher at 45.45% (20 of 44).- 41.67% of all games (including nonleague) ...

Wenatchee, winners of 3 of 4, half game behind Sweets

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 5, Walla Walla 4 last night. Wenatchee (8-11) at Walla Walla (10-12) 7:05 tonight.  The Players - 32 young men have played for the AppleSox this season.- 7 played here before...Kyle Blankenship, Zach Haggett, Joey Jensen, Reign Letkeman, Colton Loomis, Kyle Vanderkin and Hunter Wells...the highest number of returnees in 10 years.- 433 have donned the red, white and blue all together in 16 years.- There has been one 4-year player, 12 have been here three seasons and 42 spent two summers on the local diamond. Miscellany- ...
View of the foothills on fire by Albert Rookard

2015 fire season starts with a vengeance

Facebook feeds across the valley went from rainbows and politics to harrowing pictures of the fires that broke out in Wenatchee Sunday night. The Wenatchee World reporters were quick on the scene to report news in real time to keep the community informed and safe. The Digital Department worked late into the night to help post the news on social media and share the photos and videos that were sent to us. The amount of traffic to our social media and website was astounding. In fact, it took our website ...

AppleSox go for sweep of HarbourCats this afternoon

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 1, Victoria 0 last night Wenatchee (7-10) at Victoria (7-13) 1:05 today. Miscellany- The AppleSox are 11-3 against the HarbourCats and have won seven of the past eight.- Wenatchee is now 2-1 in shutouts this season and 62-32 all-time.- The Sox are now 3-3 in one-run games this season and 143-105 all-time.- Last night was the ninth victory by a final score of 1-0 in 15-plus seasons.- Bend has won 10 in a row.  That ties for their longest win streak in WCL history.  It also ties ...