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Rufus Woods

Department: Editorial

Position: Publisher and Chairman

Responsibilities: Photographer, Reporter

Contact Rufus

Phone: 509-665-1162 (work)

Email: (work)

  1. Simply Living Farms has moved from downtown Leavenworth to a new spot next to Prey’s Fruit Stand on Highway 2 east of town.
  2. Whenever I visit WestSide High School in Wenatchee, I come away infused with enthusiasm and awe for the extraordinary place of learning that has been created. It gives me a great sense of hope and confidence for the future as I meet students, alumni and interact with the staff.
  3. I was thrilled to learn that Upper Valley MEND has tapped Kaylin Bettinger to be its next executive director. She takes over June 1 for Chuck Reppas, who will move onto the board of directors.
  4. It is hard to overestimate Jesus Hernandez’s importance in paving the way for Latinos to step up to leadership roles in North Central Washington.
  5. Violeta Martin is an impressive emerging leader in the Wenatchee Valley. She grew up in a low-income family with migrant parents, graduated from Eastmont High School and Willamette University and is now recruiting students of migrant families for Wenatchee Valley College.