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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...

The changes in the Link Transit daily schedule would likely affect most daily riders. Link is looking for feedback on the changes.
Link Transit is proposing a later bus schedule for most routes, and a revised schedule for outboard routes to Chelan and Leavenworth. Link Transit Marketing and Communications Manager Eric West said the changes are part of the resources they have available. “We have some money put aside in our...

The original plan for the new Link Transit Station only included a small bathroom for the drivers. The city would like the plan to include a public restroom.
Leavenworth city officials are continuing their discussions about adding public restrooms to the proposed new Link Transit station near Safeway. Development Director Nate Pate briefed the council at the Feb. 27 meeting. “This is a discussion topic for council consideration for possible future...
Sen. Brad Hawkins has obtained full legislative support for his legislation to help Leavenworth respond to a boundary change for Washington’s apple maggot quarantine area. The Senate this evening unanimously agreed with changes made by the House of Representatives to Hawkins’ Senate Bill 6055. His...

Clint Gresham, a Young Life leader in Seattle, was a speaker at the event on Sunday, March 11.
Young Life, a program that strives to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith, has many locations within the U.S. along with places in Canada and France, with one of those locations being in Leavenworth. The Young Life Club members in Leavenworth gathered together...

A meeting with Eagle Creek Road homeowners was held recently at the PUD offices in Leavenworth.
Residents of Eagle Creek want PUD fiber. A meeting was held at the Chelan PUD office on Feb. 8 to discuss the matter. Chelan PUD Managing Director of Fiber and Telecom Mike Coleman sat down with the Echo for a discussion. He said when an area asks for fiber, there are a number of considerations. “...

The new Das Thrift Haus is open on 14th Street in Leavenworth. From left, Marry Rossing, the manager for Das Thrift Haus and Jubilee and Kaylin Bettinger, the executive director of Upper Valley MEND.
Last Friday, the Community Cupboard thrift store reopened in a new location just a few doors away as Das Thrift Haus. Das Thrift Haus offers an expanded selection in a larger store at 211 14th Street. This is the first phase of moving the Community Cupboard to a new location over the next few years...

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