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The Cascade High School wrestling team is having one of the most successful seasons in program history, winning both the Caribou Trail League and District 6 championships and sending 14 wrestlers to state competition. Some of the wrestlers on this year’s Kodiak mat squad were once a part of the...
Mountain Meadows Senior Living Campus held its Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Feb. 14. During the event, volunteer Steve Morton who was named the campus' “Star Volunteer of the Year” award. Morton has volunteered at Mountain Meadows for the last 10 years, specifically playing piano for...

Coach Whitney Free and snowshoer Tim McKenzie enjoy a practice race. McKenzie is training for the 200M and 400M snowshoe races at the upcoming Special Olympics. Photo by Al Stover/Echo
Folks who ski on the land behind the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery on Sunday afternoons may notice a group of skiers and snowshoers, many of them wearing purple jackets, practicing on the hills and flat areas.  The athletes are members of the Icicle Trackers cross country ski team who are preparing for...

Back Row (L to R): Katie Gomez, Jenelle Allen, Blaney Oyos-Hernandez, Angie Hall. Front Row (L to R) Amber Zimmerman, Lindsey Kellett, Morgan Fraser.
    Ten proposals with almost $4,000 in requests were submitted for the $1,000 Empty Bowls Art Grant last November. The annual grant, funded with some proceeds from the Leavenworth Empty Bowls Festival, helps support art education in the community.     We are pleased to announce this year's...

Pictured is Liz Ryen (Submitted photo)
    Every month, a group of Leavenworth women gather to indulge in lunch and an educational lecture - the Leavenworth Women's Exchange is the non-profit that hosts the monthly luncheon. For the month of January, a local personal trainer, Liz Ryen, was chosen to speak at Visconti's on January 9...
While some rush out of work to make the happy hour specials and others might devote an hour for a power nap while the kids are still at basketball practice - the Leavenworth library hosted an hour from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for bookworms to come craft a bookmark.     The Leavenworth library often hosts...
Storytelling comes in all forms - maybe its with a flashlight under the chin with the audience around a campfire or flipping through a worn copy of Goodnight Moon before bedtime. However, since 1987 Debbie Dimitre has taken storytelling to new heights and has made it a successful profession. She...

A sign alerts walkers when they walk in how many trips they need to take to break the 1 mile mark.
As the clock ticked to midnight on Tuesday, January 1, a majority of us watched the ball drop, ordered a new 2019 planner and planned on a fresh start for the new year.     A lot of people make a list of New Year resolutions to fulfill, like procrastinating less or call Mom more often. Often times...
The Polar Express swept through the Leavenworth Library on Thursday, December 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children filled up the library adorned in their coziest pajamas for a Christmas party hosted by the Friends of the Leavenworth Library. A platter of the Cashmere bakery Sure to Rise cookies and in...
    Pass the rolls, pay a compliment about the cranberry sauce and have a slice of turkey with a neighbor - the Dryden Community Church makes this possible every year by hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner. The invitation extends beyond church members, but to the local communities for those who want...

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