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Play More - Celebrate WenatcheeOutdoors Day

We’re spending so many hours in the office that it feels like we must work for WenatcheeIndoors. Do you feel the same? Do you need a break from YourCompany Indoors? Here's how: Tell your boss you can't work March 21, 2014  because ... it's WenatcheeOutdoors Day.
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We’re Baack … from Disasters and Distractions

It’s been a peculiar few weeks. Around September 9, fire was lapping at the doors of the world headquarters of WenatcheeOutdoors. We were issued a Level 3 notice and were advised to evacuate the area. We didn’t flee but we did pack our computers in a car and, for several days, waited as fire approached to within a third of a mile of us...

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Trail Do's and Don'ts

How many times have you rolled into a trailhead parking lot, and hit the trail without so much as a glance toward the kiosk at the beginning? We are all guilty--especially at trailheads we use frequently. How many times do we really need to be reminded of staying on the trail, not cutting switchbacks, taking only pictures…? It all leaves us thinking that if we wanted to be under the thumb of regulations we could have stayed in town!

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Too Many Drugs, Not Enough Nature

A trifecta of ideas converged in a perfect storm of muddy thinking a few days ago. Capital Steps played in Wenatchee. The tune Ten Pills satirized the millions of American looking toward pills to fix problems with their kids, spouse, or themselves.
 "Son is on Ritalin and Bextra we thought he had ADD.
            But it turns out that the whole time he's just and SOB.
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Hatching a Hatchery

By Andy and Allison Dappen:
For three hours during the evening of June 21, over 80 citizens and about a dozen employees representing the Grant County PUD, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Yakama Nation, and Colville Tribes, packed into Leavenworth’s Fire Hall to discuss the notion of whether to build a hatchery or supplementation fish program above the mouth of the White River....