Letters

Over seven years ago, a group of concerned community members in the Leavenworth area formed the Immigration Justice Group in response to the needs within our immigrant community. The impetus for our work has become more evident in recent years, as anti-immigrant fervor has reached a fever pitch....
Dear Mr. Moffett and Mr. Sutherland, I’m certain you have been listening to of the all the vocal oppositions presented and repeated by community individuals and the Friends of Leavenworth but, I’d like to offer another perspective that maybe worth pondering. The Adventure Park is a great idea— who...
   After attending the public hearing on April 30 it's become more obvious that the Adventure Park must be rejected. There was massive public opposition with people expressing their concerns about what this park would do to Leavenworth's character, small town identity and quality of life. These are...
        Put lipstick on a pig and it's still a pig. The same can be said about the proposed Adventure Park in Leavenworth. The developers second proposal does virtually nothing to mitigate the negative impacts of their project. Everyone who uses Icicle Rd and Hwy 2 will be adversely affected by...
In the February 25 issue of the “Echo” I read the letter to editor from Doug Gann or Leavenworth. Mr. Gann was echoed my feelings as resident that uses Icicle Road daily since our home is dependent on this as well.  It is my belief that we already have huge traffic & pedestrian problem that...
Friends of Leavenworth Responds   We were a bit surprised to read the Echo’s editorial about our non-profit organization—Friends of Leavenworth—in the March 13 edition of the Echo, since the Editor has never met with any of us on the board to verify the statements he made about us. Over the past...
As an area resident dependent on Icicle Road as the primary access to our home, my wife and I are totally opposed to the location of the proposed Adventure Park.  We believe the developer’s efforts to mitigate the parking, traffic, and noise falls short and find the City of Leavenworth efforts to...
As we near the beginning of the Thanksgiving Holiday season, we wanted to give a special and well deserved thanks to the volunteer firefighters at Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue.  We are so blessed to have such a well-trained and responsive group to help us as our community continues to grow. After...
In answer to your recent editorial advising Democrats not to vote in this election, I believe it appropriate that you print these opinions from Thomas Friedman’s Oct. 23 column in the New York Times, written before the current pipe bomb scares.                   “In the midterm elections, vote for...
I am writing a rebuttal to your “In My Opinion” article on “Fighting for the Soul of America” from Oct. 17, 2018 as it contains several false claims. The Kavanaugh hearings did not prove Kavanaugh to be innocent no matter what the President says. The harsh truth is the physical evidence of a sexual...

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