Saturday night, a new Apple Blossom queen will be crowned and Wenatchee World readers would normally expect that a front-page photo and stories about the event in our Sunday morning newspaper.
But this weekend, our press is going to be shut down for major upgrades performed by the manufacturer and the Sunday World will be printed by the Yakima Herald-Republic. Our pages will be sent to them by 7 p.m., before the queen’s selection. We expect that those papers will be delivered on time Sunday morning by our hardy and dedicated youth and adult carriers.
But we are going to be making extra efforts to keep North Central Washington apprised of late-breaking events on Saturday night. The stories and photographs will be going up Saturday night on our web page (wenatcheeworld.com), and we’ll also be connecting the community with the celebration via Facebook and other social media. We’ll post those stories in their entirety, free of our paywall.
World digital manager Andrea Andrus tells me we are also planning on doing a video of the new queen being crowned.
We’ll follow up on Tuesday with the full report of the event in the paper.
The electronics that operate our press are 15 years old and the technology has advanced dramatically. This upgrade will give us another 15 years of service as we meet the needs of readers in our region.
Thanks, everyone, for your patience and understanding. We’re confidently positioning ourselves for the future.