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Crawlies with Cri 022218 By Christy Pitto For The Independent This week’s Crawlies starts with a phrase familiar to some of you from past columns, “Don’t panic!” Yes, this week’s Crawly is a weevil, but it’s not a detrimental one. Most folks are familiar with granary weevils, the type which damage (and can sometimes be…

North to Alaska

By Maynard Flohaug For the Independent Plane to Dawson City – Day 14 We traveled by plane from Fairbanks to Dawson City on a 747 landing on a gravel runway at the airport.  Yes a gravel runway.  I was really surprised that a big plane could land and take off on such a runway.  In…

Transfer from Seward to Anchorage – Day 8 Today we spent time getting off the ship and boarding a cruise train that took us to Anchorage where we met our Holland America host who traveled with us on the inland portion of the trip.  Walked around town enjoying some of the local shops and stopped…

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The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake Off to School in the Laurelhurst and Beyond Dennis Ellingson Next on our journey south on Laurelhurst road is the Laurelhurst School.                    

Let’s do lunch

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By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent There were days in the past that I never had to think about food.  Alas, those days are gone, since about 15 years ago finding that I have celiac disease, making gluten one of those foods that “must” be avoided.  Not paying attention leads to many unpleasant digestive problems…

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Crawlies with Cri 021418 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   With spring approaching many of us are hitting the nurseries buying blooms to attract the pretty pollinators to our yards. However, if you love butterflies (and who doesn’t?) there’s a better attraction than posies, a puddling place.  

A time to kneel

A time to kneel Written by Ted Nugent   Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won’t be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your…

Senator Linthicum Newsletter

One of my bills, The Ratepayer Protection Act (SB 1552) will be heard on Wednesday, Feb. 14th. This bill has several sections designed to cap costs for Oregon energy users and establish strong, consistent policies to keep electric rates as low as possible. Specifically, it prohibits a public utility from exceeding a 4.5 percent rate…

V The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake More about those Pears Dennis Ellingson Last time we told you about the famous Weeks Pear Orchard located on the Laurelhurst side of the river. The area of the orchards and the Weeks property lies in the group camping area of the Stewart State Park Campground.  …

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Let’s do lunch

tuna melt

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Indepenent One of the really great sandwiches I remember from the old hometown-many years ago was a Tuna Melt.  It came from a little hole in the wall restaurant  was so packed with folks during the noon rush hour that you had to make a reservation just to get standing…

Beneficial Herbs and Wild Edibles

Heartburn Relief Salad Dressing

Beneficial Herbs and Wild Edibles Heart Burn Relief Salad Dressing! Dennis Ellingson From antacids to acid blockers, much of the world seems to have heart burn and other digestive disorders.