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The Housing Affordability Task Force took the better part of nine months to come up with a series of recommendations. Those recommendations are being passed to the Planning Commission for further study. On Jan. 23, the Commission and Leavenworth City Council met in a joint session to talk about the...
The Leavenworth City Council has decided to move council member and committee reports from the council meetings to the study session. These reports always took place at the beginning of the council meeting, often taking 20-to-30 minutes. “As we talked about in the city council study session, there...

Those gathered at the Chelan PUD office in Leavenworth listen to longtime Friends of NW Hatcheries board member, Sheila Bergren.
The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery’s (LNFH) annual Salmon Festival has been around 25 years, but to continue into the future, they need help. One of the main funding sources for Salmon Festival is the non-profit Friends of Northwest Hatcheries group. With a number of longtime Friends board...
They say, third time is the charm, but for Jason Lundgren, it would appear the fourth time is the charm. After three tries to get on the Leavenworth City Council, Lundgren was, at long last, selected on Jan. 16 to fill the open seat on the council, left vacant by Gretchen Wearne. Lundgren applied...
On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Chelan County commissioners will consider passing a seasonal resolution that allows the county to place temporary weight restrictions on county roads. The emergency resolution is typically passed in late winter; however, due to heavy snowmelt, some county roads at this time are...
Our Valley, Our Future has formed a working group to develop recommendations aimed at making housing more available and affordable in the region. The Our Valley Housing Solutions Group is made up of residents and stakeholders representing a broad cross section of the housing industry and community...

Local resident, Matt Fields, said the extremely large crowd at Christmas Lighting poses a security threat to Leavenworth.
The city’s Residential Advisory Committee, at the Jan. 2 meeting, heard complaints about the most recent Christmas Lighting Festival, which drew record crowds to Leavenworth, some as large as 25,000 during the lighting ceremony. Retired Chelan County Sheriff’s deputy, Matt Fields, provided an...
Three people have applied to fill the Leavenworth City Council seat made available when Gretchen Wearne resigned from the council. Larry Meyer, Carl Florea and Jason Ludgren have applied to fill the seat. Meyer and Florea have both served on the council in the past, while Lundren has sought...

This architect drawing shows a possible re-routing of 14th Street in order to bring the public works department together.
The public works facilities in Leavenworth need to be expanded due to the upcoming improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment facility. This new footprint would be located at the current public works maintenance facility on 14th Street. Last October, Public Works Director Herb Amick, Street/...

This drawing shows the project area for the upcoming Eagle Creek Road project.
The public works facilities in Leavenworth need to be expanded due to the upcoming improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment facility. This new footprint would be located at the current public works maintenance facility on 14th Street. Last October, Public Works Director Herb Amick, Street/...

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