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The KOA is actively building the new Zelt Strasse, which will not only provide new entrance to the campsite, but also bring in the new sewer and water lines from the city.
The KOA campground has been seeking annexation to the city, mainly so they could connect to the city utilities, water and sewer. While the annexation is still progressing, the KOA came to the city requesting an early connection to the city system. “KOA has sent us a letter requesting a connection...
Leavenworth resident Zeke Reister, a former school teacher, participated in the March 24 event in Washington, D.C. in support of March for Our Lives, which drew 800,000 people. The reason Reister travelled to our nation’s capital was the march, but it became much bigger than that. “I haven’t been...

Flooding on Icicle Creek in 2015 did some damage to the hatchery facility. Flooding in 2018 could be much worse, due to the Eight Mile Lake danger.
As previously reported in the Echo, a major flood on the Icicle Creek is possible in the coming months due to failure of the dam at Eight Mile Lake, which could send an additional 20,000 CFS down the creek, which would already be in flood stage. The potential failure is due a fire last fall above...

PUD officials found a bitcoin mining operation happening at this apartment in East Wenatchee.
Chelan PUD commissioners have directed staff to take all necessary steps to enforce the moratorium on unauthorized cryptocurrency operations including imposing available fees and penalties and considering new ones, disconnecting service and reporting unauthorized loads to law enforcement as power...
Thank you to everyone who participated in or attended the 22nd Empty Bowls Festival events this year. Over 600 people participated in the Soup Supper on March 22, and we were able to raise over $11,000 through ticket sales and donations. The Artist Bowl Auction brought in $5,000, and the Artist...
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...

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