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2021 IN PHOTOS


A 12-month view of Wenatchee

By World Staff

JANUARY 2021

Soaking in Columbia River water temperatures just above 40 degrees on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, are from front, Cammy Di Loreto, Heather Collins, Kelly Anderson, and Charlene Woodward. The four, members of Wild Wenatchee Swimmers, spend 15 minutes in the water for the health benefits.

World photo/Don Seabrook

JANUARY 2021

Noe Mendoza takes his coat off and settles into his tent the night of Jan. 13, 2021, at the Wenatchee Valley cold-weather shelter, which was located this year inside Gospel House at 810 S. Wenatchee Ave. The shelter was delayed opening for about a month due to COVID-19 complications.

World photo/Don Seabrook

FEBRUARY 2021

As students have returned to high schools in North Central Washington, they have had to adapt to changes to continue their activities. Wenatchee High School sophomore Alison Chamberlain and the rest of the band practice in small enclosures around the school's auditorium to comply with COVID-19 precautions Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Only half of the band practices at a time. The bubble tents were the idea of the Paul Atwood, the school's drama instructor. After practice, the students spray the inside of the tents with disinfectant.

World photo/Don Seabrook

FEBRUARY 2021

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Administrator Darci Christoferson gathers cutouts of sponsors in the seats the the Performing Arts Center Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. She had learned earlier that because our region went into Phase 2, there will be public seating available for the Royalty Selection Pageant on Feb. 27. She said she will put the cutouts back in seats but leave room for ticket holders.

World photo/Don Seabrook

MARCH 2021

A crow flies over a pear orchard sprayed white with kaolin clay near Monitor Thursday, March 25, 2021. Orchardist use the natural pest control product in their spring spray program.

World photo/Don Seabrook

APRIL 2021

Katie Blair, Wenatchee, wrings her hands in anxiety while waiting for a physical therapy appointment to begin Friday, April 30, 2021. Blair contracted COVID-19 over a year ago in New York City and has suffered from numerous health problems since including brain fog, anxiety, and dizziness.

World photo/Don Seabrook

APRIL 2021

Fernando Ramos pulls peach flowers off of a tree as he and a crew blossom thins eight acres along Northwest Cascade Avenue Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The orchard is owned by Bob and Karen Rodgers of First Fruits. Blossom thinning helps the peaches grow in size.

World photo/Don Seabrook

MAY 2021

Wenatchee middle school band students hunker down while a gust of wind blows dust from a nearby baseball field through them Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Foothills Middle School. The pep band made up of students from the three schools had gathered to play for over an hour during a soccer jamboree their classmates were playing in. This is their third performance this week during soccer games. Pioneer band director Erin Luebber, holding up the stand at left, came up with the idea to get the middle school children a way to perform in public - the first time in over a year because of COVID-19 restrictions. Thursday ended up being challenging with the wind blowing stands down and sending music flying along the grass. About 30 middle schoolers played during this performance.

World photo/Don Seabrook

MAY 2021

A boy enjoys his month-old playhouse in his backyard layered among other backyards in a newer development of houses in South Kansas Loop just south of Southeast 4th Street Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

World photo/Don Seabrook

JUNE 2021

Brynlee Gapan, 6, and her sister Taylin, 13, splash around in a homemade pool - the back of a pickup lined with a tarp and filled with water - in their East Wenatchee back yard Saturday, June 26, 2021. Their mother, Christina, said they were going to buy a pool but with a newborn in the house she said, "there's no way I' going to keep up with a pool this year."

World photo/Don Seabrook

JULY 2021

A forest service crew from the Chelan District marches up a steep hill to fight the eastern end of the Red Apple Fire on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

World photo/Don Seabrook

JULY 2021

Miles Harvey, Salida, Colorado, wipes out on the wave Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Slide Waters' newest attraction in Chelan, a river wave that opened in May. Co-owner Robert Borner says their Citywave U.S.A. is the largest river wave in the world and the only one in the United States. It was built by the Citywave company based in Munich, Germany.

World photo/Don Seabrook

AUGUST 2021

Smoke from the Twentyfive Mile Fire, seen in this photo taken from Lakeside City Park in Chelan, settled above Lake Chelan on Aug. 16, 2021. The fire has burned 4,000 acres and destroyed at least one home near the lake’s south shore.

World photo/Reilly Kneedler

AUGUST 2021

Wenatchee AppleSox centerfielder Michael O'Hara has a fly ball pop out of his mitt at the fence in the second inning of the team's baseball game against Cowlitz Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. An error wasn't called on the play. Cowlitz's Wilson Weber made it to second, scoring his team's fifth run.

World photo/Don Seabrook

SEPTEMBER 2021

Central Washington Hospital nurse Steve Williams walks down the hallway of the Intensive Care Unit Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. Monitors and racks of I.V. solutions hang outside Covid patient's rooms so personnel can make adjustments without gowning up. "It just feels like no matter what you do it won't be enough for them," Williams said. "There is no solution, and everything just kind of sucks."

World photo/Don Seabrook

SEPTEMBER 2021

Winning the diving event, Valerie McCray from Eastmont High School enters the water on one of her six dives Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. McCray's team easily beat Wenatchee in the competition.

World photo/Don Seabrook

OCTOBER 2021

Medical personnel move the driver of a truck through a window and onto a stretcher Thursday night, Oct. 14, 2021. The driver, James Dean Thompson, was arrested after he first struck six parked cars then crashed into the house under remodel at 515 South Mission St. belonging to Angel Cruz. No one was living at or inside the house at the time.

World photo/Don Seabrook

NOVEMBER 2021

Maria Iniguez, left, announces to supporters she has over a 300 vote lead on Matt Van Bogart in the Wenatchee School District Board race at her election party in a Wenatchee restaurant Tuesday night, Nov. 2, 2021. By the end of the night, she was leading Matt Van Bogart 51% to 47%.

World photo/Don Seabrook

NOVEMBER 2021

Mikah Korfiatis, 8, gets a children's dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Ray Eickmeyer at a drive-through site in East Wenatchee Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Watching are Mikah's siblings Kian, 12, left, and Kai, 11, center. The vaccination site opened earlier this week. The children's mother, Flicka, said she had been waiting for the vaccine, like many of the other parents who arrived to the site on Wednesday.

World photo/Don Seabrook

DECEMBER 2021

Angels Vanessa Sabatello, 5, left, and Oliviah Seymour, 4, wait under backstage - blue lights for their entrance during Thursday night's rehearsal of The Nutcracker performed by the Fabulous Feet Academy of Ballet and the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra. Four performances will be held at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee.

World photo/Don Seabrook

DECEMBER 2021

About 20 skiers and snowboarders carry flares while coming down a run at Mission Ridge Ski and Snowboard Resort Dec. 18 during the resort's torchlight parade event. Conditions on the mountain during the torchlight parade show were snowy, but clear enough for viewers to watch from the nearby Hampton Lodge

World photo/Luke Hollister