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The Marlin Handbell Ringers performer as part of Bird Fest at the Song Bird Concert on Friday at Snowy Owl Theater.
The 16th annual Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest is May 17-20 in Leavenworth. A lot of excitement surrounds the Bird Fest this year. Highlighting this year’s Fest is the keynote speaker, noted author and illustrator David Allen Sibley. “That is pretty big and exciting. He is a primo birder to have him...
After the thunderstorm last night, Eightmile Lake is now two feet above its level from last Friday, according to Icicle Irrigation Manger Tony Jantzer. The nearly century old dam at the lake is in danger of failing, due to the rapid melt of snow above lake. The Jack Fire last fall burned the...

Parking Consultant Rick Williams addresses the Festhalle crowd about the recent parking study.
Part one of two Perhaps there have been parking studies in Leavenworth before, some of which likely just sat on the shelf. But this latest study to address the significant parking problems in Leavenworth appears to be a different animal altogether. On May 2, Rick Williams consulting presented...

This is an aerial photo of Eightmile Lake May 2. As you can see, it is still mostly snow covered.
With the flooding danger still possible at Eightmile Lake, the Washington Department of Ecology is installing sensors at the dam to provide a potential warning if there were dam failure. “The Department of Ecology is handling this stuff. We took their guy up there on April 9. He was checking for...

The Red Bull Pump Track World Championships come to Leavenworth on Memorial Day weekend. Locals are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event as parking will be limited at Enchantment Park.
The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship event highlights a series of biking related events around Leavenworth on Memorial Day weekend. The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship takes place on Saturday, May 26, in Leavenworth. Meg Zapalowski, owner of Infinity Cycling in Leavenworth, has...

Dr. Ann Diamond
As many of us are familiar, elections for the Washington State House of Representatives will be held later this year in November. Our region, Legislative District 12, is currently represented by Republican incumbent Cary Condotta, who has held the position since 2003. This year, Condotta, who...

The growing season for morel mushrooms begins as soon as snow melts and continues through July depending upon elevation, slope aspect and precipitation. The exact start date for harvest will depend upon when mushrooms begin to appear in the fire area.
Permits went on sale May 1 for commercial harvesting of mushrooms from the Jolly Mountain fire area in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Permits will be sold at the Cle Elum and Naches ranger stations and the forest headquarters office in Wenatchee. People must have a commercial permit if they...

Even though the Leavenworth City Council has approved of the annexation for the land at the west end town, which is proposed to be the Leavenworth Adventure Park, the city must do the annexation process again due to a procedural error.
With much consternation, the city of Leavenworth must go through the annexation process again with the Langstan property at the west end town, which is proposed to become an Adventure Park. The issue was first discussed at the April 10 study session. City Development Manager Nathan Pate said they...

The Downtown Steering Committee is looking the issue of sledding in the downtown.
The Leavenworth City Council has approved a contract with J.A. Brennan for the creation of a Front Street Park masterplan. City Administrator Joel Walinski said, in working with the Downtown Steering Committee, one of the things they’ve been looking at the past couple years is quite a bit of...

Leavenworth Parkies celebrating Support Group's 1 year anniversary with friends and family members. Pictured, from left, front row, Tom Guthrie, Loretta Camp, Marg Butler, and Ted Butler. Back row, Leah Moats, Mary Guthrie, Dennis Nicholson, Jill Foss, Jim Foss, Judi Little, Katherine Degel, Deborah Ray, and Dave Lundin.
The “Leavenworth Parkies” (people with Parkinson’s Disease) support group celebrated its first birthday earlier this month. The group was the brainchild of Judi Little, who had attended a vibrant support group when she lived in Mill Creek. Once she moved to Leavenworth, she was introduced to...

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