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Tumbling tumbleweeds just keep drifting along

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EAST WENATCHEE — Tumbling tumbleweeds may be the grand symbol of the old West, but there’s no romance for the tumbleweeds that pile up in many East Wenatchee back yards at this time of year.

Residents along Cascade Avenue, 35th Street and Goldcrest Street battle beachballs of dried weeds every spring as the wind blows and the thorny skeletons of Russian thistle break from their stems and start rolling.

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