January 13, 2018

At this time of year, we may not see it as often as we’d like, but sunshine is one of the best things about life in the Kittitas Valley. For thousands of years, it’s helped make this place a good one to be. The wind, too, makes the valley what it is. The terrain and so...

August 12, 2017

Trees are always on my mind. As a kid, I climbed a lot of them. I suppose the love affair began with that. Most of us know the forests of the world provide the oxygen we breathe. Many know trees prevent soil erosion and landslides, absorb solar energy, carbon dioxide a...

January 15, 2017

As much as I do it to educate others, I work with KEEN to educate myself about the environment.  We live in a very special place.  The Cascades, the Yakima River, the shrub-steppe and its plant and animal life, the rocks and the soil, the labor of generations of farm a...

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