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Rufus Woods

Department: Editorial

Position: Publisher and Chairman

Responsibilities: Photographer, Reporter

Contact Rufus

Phone: 509-665-1162 (work)

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  1. One of the great opportunities to improve our communities is to find young, talented, civic-minded individuals and encourage them to step into leadership roles.
  2. Dirk Horton’s quest to acquire a portable planetarium so that kids in North Central Washington can catch the excitement of math and science is nearing reality.
  3. When I sat down recently with the leadership team from the United Neighbors Association of South Wenatchee, the first thing they wanted to talk about was the day Steve King, the director of community development for the city of Wenatchee, met with them, listened attentively and took notes.
  4. I checked in with Wenatchee native Nicole Shermer recently about her experience working with ONE.org, a global nonprofit organization that advocates quite effectively for ways to alleviate extreme poverty.
  5. Wenatchee World Publisher Rufus Woods and four contributing writers share their thoughts in this package of stories on how to achieve common ground and manage our forests in a way that reduces the risk of wildfire.