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Sports

Knights: baseball tied for first, softball huge series this weekend

SOFTBALL (5-3, 14-5)An early season road test.  On back-to-back days Wenatchee Valley is facing two teams with a combined 15-0 record in league games and 33-2 overall.  (The league site is quite messed up so these are numbers from there and from what I’ve been able to put together…they may not be totally accurate.)  Suffice it to say, both Spokane and North Idaho are off to terrific starts.Friday, Spokane (7-0, 15-1) away.* Some different league scheduling this season.  The past several seasons each team played each of the other teams ...
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Tom Arnold | Why I chose to live in the Wenatchee Valley

In 1990, I left a town of roughly 50,000 people in Indiana to be on the West Coast where I could quickly get to the mountains (Indiana is very flat) while also being a part of the tech industry. I picked Seattle because of Microsoft and the Cascade mountains. As time has passed, tech moved to “the cloud” and allowed software developers to work anywhere. This past June, I chose Wenatchee because it has the high-speed Internet connection I need, lower taxes, cheaper utility bills, less traffic, fresh produce, friendlier ...
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Mary Rea | Family Easter tradition

Never, ever, have our boys believed in the Easter bunny. They grew up country kids and saw a lot of rabbits. There was no way such a small four-legged creature could carry around a large basket, let alone hide eggs. But they still liked to have an Easter egg hunt.
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Susan Ballinger | Eco-tourism is at your backdoor

For me, the change of season to spring makes me want get to outside to explore new places and see wildlife, wildflowers, and expansive views. Similar to being a tourist in a foreign county it makes sense to engage a local guide who knows exactly where to go, and what to be looking for. This spring, I’d like to invite you to take part of a guided outing or even attend a regional wildflower or wildlife festival!
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Darold Wax | Our local historians preserved a wealth of information

Let’s hear if for the caretakers of our past. That could be a tall order, stretching from the History faculty at Harvard to the many family genealogists who operate at the micro-level. I have in mind a smaller cohort, the local historians who have prepared written accounts of our area communities. Their combined efforts have resulted in a shelf of books preserving our regional history. Wenatchee, to begin with our urban hub, has produced several historians. John Gellatly’s “A History of Wenatchee,” published in 1963, is regarded as the authoritative ...
Sports

Isaiah Brandt-Sims 2014 Washington Boy Track Athlete of the Year

BOYS SOCCER (0-1, 2-2)Tuesday, West Valley (0-3, 2-4-1) away.* The Panthers take on new league member West Valley today, but it’s not their first league game with them.  Back when WHS initiated soccer in 1986 they were in a group called the Yakima Valley League.  Members were Davis, Eisenhower, Naches, Selah, Toppenish and West Valley from the Yakima Valley, plus Ellensburg and Wenatchee.* WHS leads the series 4-2 and 3-1 in Yakima.* Wenatchee won the first four games and WV the most recent contests in 2009 and ’10.* This season ...
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Knight baseball here today, softball Friday and Saturday

BASEBALL (0-0, 6-4)East Region play begins today.  Each team plays home-and-home doubleheaders with the other seven squads for a 28-game schedule.Wednesday, Blue Mountain (0-0, 8-8) here.* Two teams looking to move up.  Last spring WVC finished seventh (9-19) and BMCC eighth (3-25).* The series started in 1995 and the Knights lead 55-30 and 26-15 at home.* A year ago they split their two twin bills.* Wenatchee Valley has won 14 of the last 17.* In three seasons as coach, Dustin Willis is 9-3 vs. the Timberwolves.
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Susan Sampson | Wenatchee is international

Before we moved to Wenatchee, we checked the possibilities for staying in connection with the outside world, and decided that automobile, bus, train, airplane, and Internet, were everything we could ask for. We daydreamed about catching the Amtrak at 9 p.m. and waking up at Glacier National Park for breakfast. 
Sports

49th Jack Barnes Invite boys golf tournament Monday

BASEBALL (0-0, 1-1)Tuesday, Eastmont (0-0, 1-1) at home and Friday a doubleheader away* Today’s game is the first of 18 league encounters.  * The Panthers and Wildcats have met on the diamond 108 times since their initial game in 1957.* WHS leads the series 65-53 (36-26 at home and 29-17 across the big river).* Only 15 games have been of the league variety and EHS holds the upper hand there 9-6.* A year ago Eastmont won the first two league games while Wenatchee took the third and a district game.
Issues

Upper Valley lands plan allows us to create our future

Finding common ground and working together for collaborative solutions is by far the most productive way to get things done. That model worked splendidly when the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, the Trust for Public Land and Chelan County worked together with a multitude of agencies, organizations and individuals to develop a community-based plan protecting the Stemilt basin.
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Major trail system proposed for No. 2 Canyon

There’s an intriguing proposal being studied by the Forest Service at the top of No. 2 Canyon that could ultimately lead to a trailhead and 33 miles of trails that would accessible for hikers, mountain bikers and backcountry horsemen. 
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Matt Cadman | Necessity is the mother of collaboration

It IS lonely at the top! I have now been the executive director of the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee for 25 months and I am still trying to locate the owner’s manual. It didn’t take long in my tenure to realize how isolated and autonomous this position could be, and especially how little I knew about running a theatre. Out of necessity, I began to contact other directors of regional performing arts centers to introduce myself and to solicit their advice on certain issues I was facing. In ...
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Dawn Kranz | Helping out where needed

When the Upper Valley Free Clinic (in Leavenworth) was just taking shape back in 2001, I agreed to help out as a Spanish interpreter. The prospect of throwing myself into the jostle of unknown challenges was a bit frightening. But assurance that this was something I was meant to do helped to calm the worries.