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On the afternoon of Sunday, April 14 a small avalanche caused Shanna Hovertsen, 29 year old from Seattle, to be swept off her skies. She fell down the slope in an area near Colchuck Lake, according to a press release from Chelan County Sheriff's Office. Hovertsen twisted both of her knees and...
    Leavenworth, with its cozy village paired with the picturesque backdrop of the Cascade mountains, attracts a lot of attention due to its reputation as an ideal landing spot for vacationers. Unfortunately, Leavenworth also has attracted attention for its high probability of a disaster in the...
As most of us crawl out of the winter hibernation mode, a sweeping glance around the house and we realize it's time to do some spring cleaning. The city of Leavenworth is helping residents tidy up - starting April 15 to May 10, yard waste will be collected from city residents.     The yard waste...
    Springtime brings pastels, egg shaped Reese's Cups, allergy season and a need for spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with new - this applies more than just to cleaning out closets, but also to city business. The main themes in the April 9 study session involved tidying up loose ends for...

(Photo by Kalie Drago) Construction work moving along quickly for the upcoming parking lot on the corner of Highway 2 and Chumstick Highway.
    As many come and go from Leavenworth, there may have been attention drawn to the construction work being done at the corner of Highway 2 and Chumstick Highway. Next to the Bavarian Bakery, a parking lot is being paved which should help alleviate some of the parking stress. Property owner, Tom...
    With the sun setting later and the weather permitting short sleeves instead of snow boots, summer is on the horizon. But like most things, with the good comes the bad. The hot, dry weather impending on North Central Washington maximizes the chances of unfortunate possibilities for 2019 during...

Riding mountain bikes on wet trails can leave tire ruts, as seen in this photo from one of the trails on the Leavenworth Ski Hill. Contributed photo by Alex Brieger.
Spring is here and many folks are itching to for the opportunity to visit their favorite hiking or mountain biking trails. However, the Central Washington Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is asking people to wait a little longer before using the trails - as least until the soil is dry.  The...

Chelan County Fire District 3 firefighters clean up a vehicle fire on Chumstick Highway. Photo by Al Stover/ECHO
Local agencies responded to a vehicle fire on Chumstick Highway near Cascade High School on March 29. Chelan County Fire District 3 firefighters received the call at around 1:15 p.m. and were on scene two minutes later. The Chelan County Sheriff's Office provided traffic control while firefighters...

(Photos contributed from Earl Tilley): Carmen Bossenbrock accepts award after heartfelt speech from Rotary District 5060 Governer, Sherry Chamberlin.
    Many years later, when polio is much less of a threat, Carmen Bossenbrock was recognized for her effort spent toward the plague back in the 1950s. Bossenbrock is a Dryden woman who recently accepted the Rotary Polio Pioneer Award - an award that applauds a person who has demonstrated personal...

(Photo contributed by Zeke Reister and taken by Robe Parish) A shot of the crowd at the Friends of Leavenworth March 15 meeting.
    The Leavenworth Fire Hall was at max capacity at the Friends of Leavenworth meeting on Friday, March 15. Over 130 residents gathered in the standing room only hall at 6:30 p.m.     "Our mission of Leavenworth area residents is to work together to preserve our quality of life and unique...

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