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A special use permit was put into place for an upcoming winter recreation fixture, Holiday on Ice, a temporary ice rink - only after some concern was voiced, grumbling from concerned residents and even debate amongst council members.     After Rich Yakkey, Holidays on Ice owner, approached the...
    City Council gathered June 25 at 6:30 p.m. with the plan to plant themselves on either the supportive or opposing side of the Link Transit ballot and put in motion supplying more bike racks.     Link Transit general manager, Richard DeRock, presented the ballot measure at the May 14 study...

(Photo of the map contributed by Rachel Hansen) A visual of the overview for the parking lot construction plans.
    Few things are as stress inducing as urgently driving to the emergency room only to have to circle the parking lot or cross fingers that the car won't be towed in an unauthorized parking spot. Cascade Medical recognizes these frustrations and have put into motion the first step to lessening the...
    A pleasant surprise was revealed when the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife discovered the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery met its broodstock collection goals - Icicle River has been okayed for spring Chinook salmon fishing from June 15 to July 31.     "Historically, it (Icicle...

(File photo) Illustration of the proposed project
    A band of residents, the Friends of Leavenworth, was not deterred after the hearing examiner, Andrew Kottkamp approved the Conditional Use Permit for the controversial Adventure Park decision. A new appeal is in the works to be brought up to the Chelan County Superior Court on behalf of Friends...
For two years, the Planning Commission has been exhausting avenues and expanding on ideas to formulate a plan for tackling the hot button issue of affordable housing. Leavenworth is a coveted spot to settle into a home, however finding a home, especially at a reasonable price, is difficult. So the...
The June 11 City Council meeting brought a packed house, a presentation over water supply and appointment of a member to the Parking Committee among other miscellaneous business.  Arnica Briody, water plant manager, presented her mandated water efficiency report in a public forum to the council...
    Often times we stroll over to our neighbors house to compliment their blooming flowers or ask for a cup of sugar - but the city council, along with two Chumstick Wildfire Coalition members, Corrine Hoffman and Ross Frank, and Dave Nalle, Chelan County Fire District No 3 Deputy Chief of Support...
The June study session agenda was packed tight - county wide hazard mitigation, discussion about organizing a forum for the community dialogue and debate over how and whether the council should fill former council member Elmer Larsen’s vacant seat occurred the morning of June 11.     Leavenworth,...
A look around at the landscape and topography surrounding Leavenworth coupled with reinforcements from staggering research, such as Rick Stratton’s April presentation of Leavenworth’s number one ranking for homes exposed to fires; it’s apparent Leavenworth is in significant danger from wildfire. ...

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