My sister Leslie and I are retired educators and we both had the absolute honor of working at Lincoln Elementary School in the Wenatchee School District, Leslie as a fourth-grade teacher and I as principal and later assistant principal.
Publisher’s note: The is the final installment of a series of articles about the background and progress of Our Valley What’s Next, a grass roots community improvement project for the Wenatchee Valley. Check out the OVWN web site at ourvalleywhatsnext.com and see the Art of Community Project web site at artofcommunityncw.com for photos, videos and more stories – Rufus Woods.
MIAMI — Federal health offi cials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confi rmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination.
MOSCOW — Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired cruise missiles at targets near Aleppo on Friday, a further sign of Moscow's broadening military effort in Syria days after it began to fly bombing missions from an airbase in Iran.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two NASA astronauts completed a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday to install a parking spot for upcoming commercial space taxis, which will end U.S. reliance on Russia for rides to the orbiting outpost.
YAKIMA — After issuing a plea for ice, water and other supplies to help Yakima's downtown homeless encampment ward off heat stroke, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services has received an "enormous" outpouring of donations from the community, staff say.
ELLIOTT STATE FOREST, Ore. — Every time Dean Finnerty sees the locked neon-yellow gate and “NoTrespassing” sign deep in Oregon’s Elliott State Forest, he bristles at the growing movement to transfer federally owned land to U.S. states.
LEAVENWORTH — A Saturday rafting accident in Tumwater Canyon left a Bremerton man dead and forced the rescue of his daughter-in-law when the rafters drifted unknowingly into dangerous Wenatchee River rapids.
Lonnie Howard of Wenatchee, prepares to hand off the baton to Terri Morrow on Friday as they compete in the Team Baton competition at the Patterned Speed Horse Association state finals, being held at Appleatchee Riders in Wenatchee. Howard and Morrow are part of team “Apple Knockers,” which also includes Lauren Garlock and Candice Sweitzer. They won the event, to become the state champions. There's no admission fee to watch the contest, which continues through Sunday.