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No stopping eager athletes at Winter Games

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WENATCHEE — Snow flurries? Gusty winds? Chilly temps? Icy mountain passes? Heck, isn’t that why they call them the “Winter” Games?

A near-record number of athletes — nearly 1,600 total — braved a late-season storm front here this weekend to compete in the 2014 Special Olympics Washington Winter Games, the 24th year in a row for Wenatchee to host the statewide event.

“Sure, it was a little chilly up at Mission Ridge,” Caryl Morrell, local director of the Winter Games,…

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