When Christy McKinney was growing up in East Wenatchee, her mother Bonita helped inspire her to use sewing as a creative outlet. In sewing her own clothes, McKinney learned how to take various pieces of fabric and put them together in new ways to create unique and functional designs.
Ed Schaplow remembers what it is like fighting a catastrophic wildfire in North Central Washington. The Stayman Flats orchardist was on a crew in 1970 fighting the blazes that threatened Ardenvoir along with Slide Ridge and Mitchell Creek near Lake Chelan.
The conditions that firefighters in North Central Washington are expected to face today are eerily and frighteningly similar to those faced in the Great Fire of 1910 that charred 3 million acres and killed 86 people in two days.