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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...
Mrs. Pauline (Pat) Morris passed away last week. Pat Morris wrote a popular column in the Leavenworth Echo titled, Along the Wenatchee, which provided stories about the very early days of Leavenworth and North Central Washington. Her writing career began when she took a non-fiction writing course...

Link Transit, after hearing form concerned riders, has decided not to change the route schedule on the Route 22 route which serves Leavenworth.
Earlier this year, Link Transit proposed some sweeping changes to the Link schedule. For the Route 22 to Leavenworth, the changes would have meant the elimination of higher frequency trips in the morning and afternoon. It would be a replaced by a bus coming and going every 45 minutes, which would...

Bears are coming out of their dens now and locals need to be Bear Aware.
Right now bears are starting to leave their dens and it is critical that folks around Chelan County manage attractants to prevent bear conflicts before they start.  Springtime for bears is all about calories. Bears den for 4-5 months a year, and do not eat during this time. So they typically lose...

The latest illegal crypto-mining operation in Chelan County was found in remote building near Nason Creek.
Chelan PUD commissioners have approved new fees and charges for investigation and enforcement of unauthorized services including cryptocurrency and similar data operations and for the loss of useful life for overtaxed power equipment. The unanimous action puts the fees and charges in effect...
This public meeting is to provide information and discussion on potential traffic and growth impacts from several large new projects the city of Leavenworth has or may approve. City officials have failed to address the growth and traffic concerns many community members have expressed. The city...
The Chelan Douglas Transportation Council is planning to continue a U.S. Highway 2 corridor study through the busy town of Leavenworth. Mayor Cheri Kelley Farivar, who is now chairman of the council, they’ve already done studies from Wenatchee to Cashmere, Dryden and to the Big Y. Farivar said...

The KOA is actively building the new Zelt Strasse, which will not only provide new entrance to the campsite, but also bring in the new sewer and water lines from the city.
The KOA campground has been seeking annexation to the city, mainly so they could connect to the city utilities, water and sewer. While the annexation is still progressing, the KOA came to the city requesting an early connection to the city system. “KOA has sent us a letter requesting a connection...

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