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Jeffrey L. Kinzel of Dryden, Washington, has been fined $100,500 for illegally placing fill dirt in the Wenatchee River and removing vegetation along the shoreline. By disrupting how the river would flow naturally, his actions threaten nearby private properties and public roads, bridges and other...
On March 8, at 1:15 p.m, Link Transit reached a critical milestone in its commitment to transitioning to battery electric transit vehicles. A newly developed wireless 200-kilowatt (kW) on-route battery charger from Momentum Dynamics was installed at Columbia Station and successfully transmitted...

Crowds some estimated at over 30,000 crowded into Leavenworth last year during Christmas Lighting, causing a traffic nightmare, the likes of which has never been seen in Leavenworth. Local and state agencies are now working on a traffic plan for Christmas Lighting.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Department, Washington State Patrol, Chelan County Fire District 3, Washington State Department of Transportation, Chelan County Public Works, the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and the city of Leavenworth are actively reviewing Christmas Lighting and some of the...

River Bend Drive residents want this KOA entrance closed to the public once the new Zelt Strasse is opened. Some on the Leavenworth City Council are arguing it should remain open.
Part two of two The Leavenworth City Council is considering striking a portion of the city code which relates to RV park access through a residential neighborhood. The city attorney has recommended removing the portion code, believing it is vague. But the attorney for the River Bend Park...
The community came together to share soup, stories and support for the Community Cupboard food bank at the Empty Bowls Soup Supper last week. Around 700 people enjoyed soup, noodles, bread and cookies donated by local restaurants, businesses and community members. Pictured, a hungry crowd awaits...

Construction is progressing on Zelt Strasse, which will be the new entrance to the KOA. River Bend Drive residents want the existing entrance closed for good.
Part one of two The River Bend Park Association has advocated closure of the access to KOA through River Bend Drive once the new Zelt Strasse entrance to the park is opened. River Bend Park Association Attorney Steve Demarest has pointed out to the council there is a portion of the city code that...
The Leavenworth City Council appears poised to set interim zoning controls regarding bitcoin high density power load uses. This was discussed at the March 13 city council study session. In cooperation with the Chelan County PUD, city administrator Joel Walinski said without regulatory intervention...
Chelan County PUD on March 19 stopped taking or processing applications, effective immediately, for electric service for cryptocurrency mining. PUD board members unanimously imposed the application moratorium after reviewing impacts on utility operations from existing loads and applications for...
The Leavenworth City Council has adopted new standards related to a senior utility discount. The city Finance Committee reviewed the utility discount and compared that discount to other communities to determine if changes needed to be made to the reduced rates on the Leavenworth rate and fee...

The Eight Mile Lake trail is very popular, with mostly day hikers. The Forest Service will decide whether the trail will be closed down, due to the dam failure possibility.
The Icicle and Peshastin Irrigation Districts last week declared an emergency related to the dam at Eight Mile Lake. The dam itself, which was constructed in the 1920s, has not failed, but now it is being threatened due to the impacts of the Jack Creek Fire last fall. The fire burned through a...

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