Veronica Mora, 9, of Entiat, runs as she begins to fly her colorful red, yellow, and orange kite at Entiat's 2023 Kite Festival Saturday at Kiwanis Park. Also, Diego Sanchez, 10, of Entiat, gets his decorated kite going into the air.

A deer, part of a herd of a dozen, munches on brush near a house above Skyline Drive in Wenatchee Tuesday.

OLYMPIA — This year’s Apple Blossom Royalty recently visited the state capitol, Olympia, for Apple Blossom Day where they got to meet the festival ambassadors and the 12th District Representatives Mike Steel and Keith Goehner.

Jim Flagel, Cashmere, works to replace a flag that had been frayed in the wind at his home Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Flagel is a retired lumberman and school bus driver and uses the shopping cart he purchased to move tools to different projects around his property.

WENATCHEE — Stemilt Growers recently celebrated annual Stemilters Day, celebrating 4,000 workers for producing high-quality fruit.

Dulce Adame, 15, Wenatchee, is lifted into the air by her attendants during a dance practice for her quinceanera Tuesday at Lincoln Park. Adame says her ceremony is on June 24 even though she has already turned 15. A quinceanera is an elaborate celebration for a girl's 15th birthday with cultural roots in Mexico and Spain.

We’ve had our fill of the cold and aren’t we all hankering for spring? It’s time to seriously plan landscapes with colorful, easy-care flowers, whether annuals or perennials.

WENATCHEE — A giant pair of scissors were used by three protestors to chop an equally large “Funding Fossil Fuels” credit card behind Wells Fargo Wednesday afternoon as their fellow protestors flashed signs urging drivers on North Mission Street to “#DefundClimateChange” and “Support the Earth.”

WENATCHEE — When the wind picks up and it becomes a blustery day — that’s when Miketo Zook, Wenatchee, heads outside.

A young Afghani girl — a human rights activist, essayist and poet — who has received death threats from the Taliban, has a chance to escape and become an artist in residence in the Wenatchee Valley. To make that happen, we need to find an organization willing to offer her a two-year fellowship.

From left, Wenatchee brothers Isaiah, 5, Caden, 7, and Ethan McDonald, 3, play on the new pump track built at Lincoln Park Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The track is part of $3.4 million in renovations and construction at the park.