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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. Retiring Chelan County Commissioner Ron Walter is wrapping up his work and taking some well-deserved bows for his contributions to fostering collaboration in dealing with challenging issues.
  2. The most effective leaders in our community are invariably the ones who are humble and unassuming. They shun the spotlight, preferring that others get recognized, and simply work like crazy to make a difference. 
  3. CASHMERE — The unspoken reality in school districts across North Central Washington is that a growing percentage of kids is not getting their basic human needs met — food, clothing, literacy skills and access to adult mentors – that are critical to their readiness to learn.
  4. Imagine what would be possible in our communities if we followed the lead of Todmorden, England and planted edible landscapes that provide free food to community members in raised beds around public buildings, in vacant lots, on private land and anywhere else you might imagine.
  5. One of the most powerful community-building efforts in our region is Give NCW, the grass roots fundraising campaign initiated by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.