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I’m always a bit nervous before covering the downtown Halloween trick or treat event because I’m never sure what I’ll find. What I’ve discovered over the years though is that if I’m focused and patient there can be some wonderful photographs to be found.

Earlier this month on a Monday I called the Wenatchee Museum & Cultural Center to see if someone was getting the building ready for their Haunted Museum. I had received an invitation to browse the finished haunt later that week but I wanted to get something published earlier to give the …

There are some photo stories that just take time to shoot. I work days, weeks, months, sometimes years in advance working with the people I’m going to photograph to figure out the day/time that I could show up and start documenting what’s interesting in their lives.

Reporter Reilly Kneedler and I headed to Waterville Wednesday afternoon to cover people bringing in entries the day before the NCW fair began, for Thursday’s newspaper. With a tight turnaround to meet deadlines, we would need to send the images and copy to the newspaper from the fairgrounds.

Reporter Tony Buhr and I had the opportunity to follow field specialists with Trout Unlimited as they relocated a pair of beavers into an area on Steven’s Pass July 26.

Last week I covered a diving camp at Wenatchee High School put on by the school’s new coach. I’ve covered plenty of high school diving competitions and I started photographing divers as they entered the water looking for that moment where part of their body was in the water, part out. It’s a…

With a new work schedule, since January I haven’t been working weekends with fellow photographer Mike Bonnicksen picking up those duties. But when Mike took a vacation day last Saturday, I headed to Lake Chelan to photograph the annual ChelanMan triathlon for both the news and sports sections.

We learned that the nuns from St. Joseph’s Church were leaving Wenatchee and heading out of state in the beginning of July. I had done a photo story on them some years ago, so I wasn’t sure how to approach photographs for this story.

The newspaper received an email from a friend of Karlyn Mitchell’s telling us about Mitchell’s upcoming attempt at hiking up Saddle Rock on the one-year anniversary of her coming down with a paralyzing illness to her spine.

There are few places and occasions where I have to continually ask permission to photograph subjects. One place is a hospital where regulations require written permission from any patient that can be recognized in a photograph I hope to publish. Another one is a jail.

Editor Marco Martinez wanted to get a graduation story from each of the main Wenatchee-area schools: Eastmont, Wenatchee, WestSide, and Wenatchee Valley College. Reporter Nevonne McDaniels talked to the schools and got some ideas of students to profile.