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Safety first - so Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club have teamed up to open the chance for young snowmobilers to take a free Snowmobile Safety Certification Class.     It's routine to prepare a teen before they...

(Photo contributed by US Army Special Operations Command)
    The death of a 25 year old Army Ranger who was a Leavenworth native was announced by the Department of Defense. Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso died November 24 while deployed in Afghanistan, according to a press release by the Department of Defense.     His death was a result of wounds that were...

(Photo courtesy of State Trooper John Bryant) The green 1999 Subaru collided with the pole outside of the Smallwoods Farm.
    A green Subaru going eastbound veered off of Highway 2, missed the slight curve to  the left and eventually struck a telephone pole in front of Smallwoods Harvest fruit stand on Monday, November 19. The vehicle went through a chain link fence with a pole from the fence entering the car -...
As the calendar flips one month closer to December, people began making that steady incline to prepare for the holidays. An abundance of holiday commercials infiltrating television screens, neighbors dragging those multicolored bulbs up on their roof and candy canes suddenly being gripped in...
Royal Bavarian officers installed
From the left Linda Bradshaw, Minister of Records, Cindy Hassinger, Vice Kanzler, Jilliana Haight, Minister of Finance, Scott Bradshaw, Kanzler
The Royal Bavarians inducted their 2019 officers at a joint dinner with the Autumn Leaf Festival Board at the Alley Cafe last Thursday.
ALFA executives for 2019
From left, Marggie Simmons 2nd Vice-President, Jim Zumini President, Linda Bradshaw 1st Vice-President, Carol Forhan Secretary and Bill Forhan Treasurer.
The Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival Association and the Royal Bavarians held their joint installtion banquet at Alley Cafe on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Both organizations installed new officers for 2019.
    After lively discussion, crossing their t's and dotting their i',s at the study session earlier that morning - the Leavenworth City Council had a busy Tuesday, November 13 City Council meeting. The agenda had ten action items that varied from monetary to a possible relief to the persistent...
The latest results of the November 6, 2018 General Election just updated Wednesday, November, 14 at "4:04 p.m." by the Chelan County Auditor's office show independent Bob Bugert has defeated Republican Shon Smith for Chelan County Commissioner, seat 2. */
Lodging tax targets pool resurfacing By Kalie Drago Echo Reporter     After a public hearing full of passionate citizens, one rejected .03 cent increase and finally a passed tax levy for the community pool - unfortunately the .11 cent property tax still doesn't cover the needed $150,000 (based...

During a Veterans Day mid-parade pause, Chelan County Commissioner Kevin Overbay accepted an award on behalf of the county, from former state Senator Linda Parlette who presented it on behalf of the Washington Department of Employment Security. Photo by Gary Bégin/NCW Media
WENATCHEE -- The Washington State Department of Employment Security (ESD) asked an old friend and daughter of a U.S. Marine, former state Senator Linda Parlette, to help celebrate the success of a recently enacted statewide initiative to promote hiring veterans called "YesVets." It was a sunny, but...

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