As of Thursday, August 14, yours truly is the newest member of the Lacey Historical Commission. My father had made me aware of the volunteer opportunity after he saw it advertised in the Olympian and I knew I couldn’t pass up a chance to be part of it!
I filled out the application on the City of Lacey’s website and got a call three weeks later from Lori Flemm, the Lacey Parks and Recreation Director. She said the mayor had narrowed down the candidates and wanted to meet with me in person. That meeting went very well, and shortly afterward Lori called me back to give me the good news. I was thrilled! Read more
In June 2015, Pierce County’s Chambers Bay Golf Course will join the ranks of such prestigious courses as Pebble Beach, Bethpage, Marion, and Pinehurst, among others. At these course, some of the greatest players ever to walk the links made U.S. Open history, and Chambers Bay is poised to become the next great field of champions. But unlike the other courses, whose golf history goes back generations, Chambers Bay is a newcomer to the sport…however there’s a lot more to it than just breathtaking views and unbeatable recreational opportunities.
Categories: History, Puget Sound, Recreation, Western Washington
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And so have Brewster, Twisp, Malott, and Methow, just to name a few of the resilient communities within north-central Washington.
As the Carlton Complex of fires continues to ravage the dry, rolling hills along the Columbia and Okanogan Rivers between Wenatchee and Omak, it can be easy to succumb to the notion that all is lost forever in the wasteland that is still only 50-percent contained. However, these communities of stalwart, rural Washingtonians are accustomed to facing and overcoming challenges and depend on each other for survival. Read more
Categories: Central Washington, History, Wildfires
Tags: Brewster, Carlton Complex, Chelan County, Columbia River, crickets, Ellensburg, Ives Landing, Lee Ives, Malott, Methow, Methow River, Native Americans, Okanogan County, Okanogan River, Omak, Pacific Northwest, Pateros, trappers, Twisp, Wenatchee, Yacolt Burn