• DIY Wedding Photo Booth
    When you hear “DIY wedding,” your first thought is either A) “UGH, never! That’s why wedding planners exist,” or B) “Let’s get started! I’m all about crafting.” Whichever camp you fall into, a DIY photo booth project is one that every type of bride can handle. With all of the apps and selfie sticks available, [...]
  • Interview: The Junk Gypsies Talk Their Latest Projects
    If you know (and love) the Junk Gypsies, you probably can’t get enough of their newest season on Great American Country. Sisters Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes-Smith bring their rebellious spirit and colorful imagination to “gypsify” what most would consider garbage. Their unusual design masterpieces this season bring life to celebrities’ Airstream campers, a friend’s [...]
  • Your Ultimate Summer Activity Checklist
    Ah, summer — the season of lazy pool days, spontaneous road trips and day drinking on patios. Unfortunately, we only have three months to fit in the aforementioned activities plus hundreds more. This year, we’re determined to make the most of June, July and August. So, come September, we have no regrets, only tan lines. [...]
  • 6 of Nashville’s Best Honky Tonks
    They don’t call Nashville ‘Music City’ for nothing! Not only is it home to the infamous ‘Music Row,’ a street of recording studios and record labels where some of the best music ever recorded was made and produced, it is also home to some of the best venues to hear live music. Here are six [...]
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  • WENATCHEE SCHOOLS' SUPERINTENDENT RESPONDS TO TEACHERS UNION DEMANDS
    Posted Saturday 9/5/15 4:00 am   This is a letter from Wenatchee School District Superintendent Brian Flones in connection with the current contract negotiations with the Wenatchee Teachers union...
  • WILD MAKE IT TWO STRAIGHT WITH WHITEWASH IN CHILLIWACK
    Posted Saturday 9/5/15 3:08 am   Chilliwack, British Columbia. – The Wenatchee Wild struggled a bit early on, but got better as the night wore on, skating to a 4-0 win over the Chilliwack Chiefs at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, British Columbia. The Wild scored once in the opening period, as Josh Bell sent a pass out of the left wing corner past the goaltenders’ stick for a power play goal, assisted by Joe Drabin and Dakota Raabe, giving Wenatchee a 1-0 lead after one. The Wild stretched the lead on a Hunter Alden second period goal at the end of a 2-on-1, with Dan Nachbaur and Tyler Rockwell assisting for a 2-0 advantage through 40 minutes. Wenatchee would light the lamp twice in the third. Bryan Yoon finished off a nice back door play from the right side, assisted by Troy Conzo and Mike Coyne, then August Von Ungern-Sternberg stuffed an unassisted goal into an empty net, giving the Wild the 4-0 win. Chilliwack outshot Wenatchee 35-31. Chase Perry was strong once again in goal for the Wild, stopping all 35 shots he faced, for his second shutout in as many nights. Despite the early struggles, Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler was happy with his team’s performance. “I thought the first ten minutes, they really took it to us.” said Littler. “Then I think we realized that we’re going to have to skate and play with a little more courage. And once we did that, I was pretty proud of how we played.” Littler continued, saying “I thought we made a lot of plays. I think Chilliwack’s a good hockey club. They’re big and they’re strong, I was pretty happy with how we played. Chase Perry was outstanding in goal when he had to be. We’ll see how we respond tomorrow.” The Wild will close out preseason play on Saturday night at Surrey against the Eagles, in a 7:00pm PDT start. The regular season opening weekend is next Friday and Saturday, September 11th and 12th, as Wenatchee travels to Prince George to take on the Spruce Kings, with face off both nights set for 7:00pm PDT. The Wild play their home opener October 10th at the Town Toyota Center against Coquitlam, beginning at 7:05pm PDT. Tickets are available at the box office, or by calling the Wild at 509-888-7825. The Battle For The BorderPosted Friday 9/4/15 3:22 am   Burnaby, British Columbia. –The Wenatchee Wild rolled from start to finish Thursday night, blanking the Coquitlam Express 6-0 in their BCHL preseason opener in a game played at the Burnaby Winter Club. The Wild scored twice in each period. Gage Mackie and Kyle Stephan each scored in the opening period, in which Wenatchee out shot the Express 16-4. In the second period, Bryan Yoon and Joe Drabin scored for the Wild, upping the lead to 4-0. Then, in the third, Dan Nachbaur and August Von Ungern-Sternberg lit the lamp for Wenatchee, as the Wild cruised to the win. Chase Perry was solid in goal, making 20 saves, as Wenatchee out shot Coquitlam 34-20 on the night. "In spurts, we played well," said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. "I thought we played fast and made some plays. When they had their opportunities to take it to us, Chase Perry was very good." 15 Division One college coaches were on hand to watch the action, as the Wild improved to 1-0. The Express slipped to 0-4. Next up for Wenatchee, is a game in Chilliwack Friday night against the Chiefs. Faceoff is set for 7:00pm PDT, with the game available on a pay-per-view basis on Fasthockey.com. The Wild will close out preseason play on Saturday night at Surrey against the Eagles. The regular season opening weekend is next Friday and Saturday, September 11th and 12th, as Wenatchee travels to Prince George to take on the Spruce Kings, with face off both nights set for 7:00pm PST. The Wild play their home opener October 10th at the Town Toyota Center against Coquitlam, beginning at 7:05pm PST. Tickets are available at the box office, or by calling the Wild at 509-888-7825. The Battle For The Border
  • Containment Increases on Chelan/Okanogan Complex Fire
    Posted Friday 9/4/15    The containment numbers are increasing on the Chelan/Okanogan Complex Fire with the weather helping crews keep the fire in check.   The Chelan fire is now 70 percent contained and the Okanogan Complex is 60 percent contained.   Spokesman, Nick Michael says now is not the time to be complacent..   Michael says the weekend forecast could challenge containment lines ...
  • Chelan Ranger District Opens Pacific Crest Trail & Reduces Fire Closures
    Posted Friday 9/4/15 9:07 am   CHELAN—After careful assessment of the Blankenship Fire, Chelan Ranger District will reopen the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the South Fork of Agnes Creek on Friday September 4th 2015.  The Blankenship Fire has been monitored by helicopter and has not grown significantly over the last three weeks.  It is approximately 220 acres in size and has shown minimal smoke within the fire perimeter.  The last storm system brought substantial precipitation in the SF Agnes Creek drainage.  A weather site located approximately six miles south and at the same elevation (5,900 ft.) as the Blankenship Fire, received approximately 3.5 inches of precipitation in the last seven days.  Because of cooler and wetter weather over the last week, the Blankenship Fire is not expected to grow in size or impact the PCT.  For these reasons, the District and the Fire Incident Management Team have decided that it is safe to re-open the PCT to hikers.  Hikers should stay on alert when passing through the South Fork Agnes Creek drainage...
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