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Six-hundred people: that’s how many people the Empty Bowls Festival soup supper at the Leavenworth Festhalle on March 23 will serve. Heather Knight of Anjou Bakery explains the “generous donations of time and product are what make this festival so special.” Twelve local businesses will provide...
Kiffen Fishburne and her husband John moved to Leavenworth in 1970, fresh out of college. They had an offer from a friend to come up and manage the Circle C Ranch, which was a Christian youth ranch up Sunitsch Canyon. They flew up to see what Leavenworth was all about and ended up staying. So far...

The Leavenworth City Council has approved the annexation of 10.5 acres of land at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Icicle Road. David Moffett is seeking to build what is call the Leavenworth Adventure Park on the site.
The Leavenworth City Council has approved the annexation of 10.5 acres of land at the intersection of Icicle Road and U.S. Highway 2. The approval came after a public hearing on the topic at the Feb. 27 Leavenworth City Council meeting. The area has been owned for years by Larry Langston, but it...

Stella Johnson
Two Nordic skiers representing the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club traveled to Utah on March 3rd for a week of racing in the Junior National Championships. The competition venue, Soldier Hollow, hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, and now future Olympians will battle it out for the podium there....

Cary Condotta
State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle succeeded Friday in passing a bill to exempt themselves from public records requests. The move comes on the heels of a court ruling that the Legislature is required to adhere to the state’s open government laws. The bill, SB 6617, directly amends the...

The Community Cupboard food bank receives 50 percent of their budget as a result of Empty Bowls every year.
The Community Cupboard in Leavenworth, which serves as a food bank and thrift store, serves between 600-700 people per month. There are 200-250 food boxes for families, including some 250-300 kids. Cupboard Manager Bob Mark said it grew for awhile, but has gone done the past few years, which is a...
Due to a mistake in last week’s article regarding Bernard Swaim, the CVR was contacted by Bernard Swaim himself, Swaim’s former attorney Nick Yedinak as well as Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett who also spoke on behalf of Chelan County Jail Director Curt Lutz. The mistake was that Sheriff...

Clint Gresham, the featured speaker at the upcoming Leavenworth Young Life Dessert Banquet, has been involved with Young Life for some time. Pictured, Greshman is in the center of some Young Life participants at Centurylink Field in Seattle.
Leavenworth Young Life is pulling out all the stops for their upcoming dessert fundraiser at the Festhalle. The featured speaker this year is former Seahawk long snapper Clint Gresham, who was part of the Seahawk Super Bowl team. “We do a banquet every year to raise money for our operations, camp...
The Leavenworth Rotary Fest Gala is set for Sunday, March 4 at the Leavenworth Festhalle. Rotary Fest Gala Chairperson Mahala Murphy-Martin said this is their major fundraiser of the year. “The proceeds we make from that go to projects locally and internationally,” Murphy-Martin said. “It’s a...

The cost of removing cardboard from downtown businesses has the Leavenworth Council concerned. It is costing the city $65,000 a year to remove it.
The Leavenworth City Council was shocked to learn the costs of removing cardboard at the downtown businesses. Public Works Director Herb Amick said he took a look at what it costs the city to pick up cardboard. They did a test month to see what it actually costs the city. The yearly operating...

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