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The Leavenworth City Council appears to be getting closer to approving temporary parking lots in the commercial zones of the city. It was first brought up at a city council study session. The discussion continued at the May 22 city council meeting. “We were able to study this one more because it...
Proposals for boosting streamflows and improving water resources in the Icicle Creek Watershed are moving forward after years of collaboration by stakeholders. Water availability in the Icicle is tight especially when fish and irrigators need it most. Projects and actions for the Icicle Creek...
In response to the Trump Administration’s tariffs on aluminum and steel, Mexico announced last week that effective immediately imports of apples from the U.S. would be subject to a retaliatory tariff of 20 percent. Under WTO rules, countries hit with unilateral tariffs are allowed to levy tariffs...

LWFR Chief Mick Lamar responds to the recent article in the Echo about the Hill Street group forming an LLC.
The number of residents and the demand for fire and rescue services has grown dramatically over the last ten years and is expected to grow even faster in the future. Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue’s existing facilities will not be adequate to handle the projected growth. As a result, LWFR began...

The new HAWK crosswalks would be at city hall and outside Gustavs. A flasher crosswalk will be installs the Link Transit station area.
Three crosswalk projects planned for this summer will cost $622,453. Two of the crosswalks will the be the HAWK (High-Intensity-Activated-crossWalk) system, which connects the crosswalks to the signal lights. One HAWK will be placed outside city hall, replacing the current flashers. The other HAWK...
Big buses idling for hours on local streets are about to become a thing of the past. City officials are taking steps to crack down on vehicle idling in neighborhoods. “During the study session, a concern was raised about buses idling in the residential neighborhoods. Staff was looking at our...
The Leavenworth City Council has agreed to move forward with the annexation of some property off Ski Hill Drive called NNA Pinegrass, owned by McDevitt Land Company, which is Jordan and Olivia McDevitt. “This is the first step toward annexation. It’s annexation of a relatively small area in a...

Lee Duncan
Headline: Subheadline: By Gary Bégin NCW Media’s Managing Editor Gary Bégin sat down with businessman Lee Duncan recently at Tastebuds Coffee & Wine restaurant in Wenatchee to discuss his candidacy for a seat on the Chelan County Board of Commissioners. Duncan has announced he is vying for...

The Leavenworth City Council has again approved the annexation of 10.5 acres at the west end of town, which is proposed to become Adventure Land.
Due to a procedural error, the city of Leavenworth was forced to go through the process again to annex the 10.5 acre parcel at the west end of town, which could be the site for the future Adventure Park. A public hearing was held on May 22 at the Leavenworth City Council meeting. At the first...

After years of negotiations, city officials are closing in on an agreement with the WSDOT on this parking property, which has been used over the years by RVs and big rigs.
After years of negotiating with the Washington State Department of Transportation to purchase the dirt parking lot at the west end of town, it appears now to be coming to fruition. The city council discussed the matter at the May 8 study session. The current plan would have the WSDOT keep a...

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