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August 25: Into The Fire

 “Into The Fire” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: “May your strength give us strength, may your faith give us faith, may your hope give us hope, may your love give us love.” Springsteen wrote “Into The Fire”for the firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, but it’s a fitting choice to honor the firefighters who were hurt and killed last week near Twisp. Songs and words fail to describe the sacrifice.  
Smokey Sunset

Fire season proves community correspondence

This past winter was mild, and then add in this summer’s early and dreadful heat —  the outcome created is that of a disastrous one for this year’s fire season. If you have lived in North Central Washington for long, it becomes second-hand knowledge that late summer usually entails heavy smoke and torrid days. However, it seems as though Mother Nature’s wrath hit too hard this year, leaving all of us to play catch up.
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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.

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…
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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.  

Apps we find useful

My iPhone is not just for talking. It also helps me track my food and exercise, organizing my tasks for the work day, listening to music, pinning, reading articles from the Wenatchee World at, planning dinner, you name it. To stay on top of all of these things, I use a variety of apps to keep my days steady.

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Across the sea in a foreign land, the visions of the foothills and the Columbia River flood your mind. You picture the sunrise from Saddle Rock, cresting over the East Wenatchee horizon on a warm summer morning. 

What is new in the digital world?

If I were to scan through your browser history, what would I find? Facebook, Craigslist, recent Google searches about when the heat is going to end, and of course, right?

Sleepy Hollow Fire sparks online traffic

On Sunday, June 28, around 7 p.m. I got onto my phone and started scrolling through my email and checking Facebook, prepping myself for the week. Knowing that there was a fire across the river, I noticed that the updates on The Wenatchee World website and Facebook page were closer together, and I could feel a pit in my stomach beginning to grow.

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.  
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 ...

NCW Calendar funds the fun

According to, Wenatchee is the fifth most fitness-friendly city in America. Hey, what can we say? Between the handfuls of cyclists that can be spotted every day, to the dedicated crew that runs every Tuesday and Thursday to the talented yogis on every street corner, it is hard to argue.
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Russ Alman | An engaged Facebook community

Last week, Wenatchee World reporters took some time to reflect on what had been an historic, or perhaps infamous, month. With only about one-third of the fire season over, we have already faced the largest wildfire in Washington state history. As the social media manager for The Wenatchee World, I’d like to add my perspective.