This past year has been a year of loss, a year of acceptance, a year of renewal, but mostly a year of gratitude. Our family has been so blessed by friends, family, neighbors and community members through this process of transformation. The fire on June 28 solidified our family as we began the process of sifting, and then the process of letting go. In letting go we have gained beyond measure. As a family, we were affected by fire twice last year, as our family haven in the mountains of ...
I will admit, a big part of me has just tried to shut it down and make a clean break from all of it. Carrying the weight and burden of the loss — being strong for my family, the battles with insurance, the tremendous amount of decisions you have to suddenly make both short- and long-term as well as the financial pressure — it has really taken its toll, not to mention still trying to show up to work every day and pretend like all is OK, when inside you ...
There comes a point when you realize that you are worth more than the Safeway sack of belongings you managed to grab at the last minute, just before your home and everything you've worked your whole adult life for goes up in flames. It is what is left that gives you the character to move on.
Our family moved to Wenatchee 10 months before the fire came. We chose Wenatchee for many reasons, including the weather, recreation and beautiful scenery but we especially loved the sense of community we felt here. Little did we know what a special community it is.
COLES CORNER — A wildfire reported at 3:45 this morning, two miles south of Coles Corner, is holding at about 7.5 acres and is 90 percent corralled, a fire-dispatch officials said this morning. No structures are threatened.
ENTIAT — On a cool Tuesday morning in late May, 20 members of the Entiat Hotshots wielded 25-pound chainsaws, tossed cut shrubs and small trees yards out of the way and chopped at the earth with Pulaskis.
OLYMPIA — The state Department of Natural Resources would be directed to reduce wildfire risks through prescribed burning on all state lands that currently threaten vulnerable communities by the end of June, under a bill introduced by Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee.