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The Red Bull Pump Track World Championships come to Leavenworth on Memorial Day weekend. Locals are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event as parking will be limited at Enchantment Park.
The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship event highlights a series of biking related events around Leavenworth on Memorial Day weekend. The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship takes place on Saturday, May 26, in Leavenworth. Meg Zapalowski, owner of Infinity Cycling in Leavenworth, has...

Dr. Ann Diamond
As many of us are familiar, elections for the Washington State House of Representatives will be held later this year in November. Our region, Legislative District 12, is currently represented by Republican incumbent Cary Condotta, who has held the position since 2003. This year, Condotta, who...

The growing season for morel mushrooms begins as soon as snow melts and continues through July depending upon elevation, slope aspect and precipitation. The exact start date for harvest will depend upon when mushrooms begin to appear in the fire area.
Permits went on sale May 1 for commercial harvesting of mushrooms from the Jolly Mountain fire area in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Permits will be sold at the Cle Elum and Naches ranger stations and the forest headquarters office in Wenatchee. People must have a commercial permit if they...

Even though the Leavenworth City Council has approved of the annexation for the land at the west end town, which is proposed to be the Leavenworth Adventure Park, the city must do the annexation process again due to a procedural error.
With much consternation, the city of Leavenworth must go through the annexation process again with the Langstan property at the west end town, which is proposed to become an Adventure Park. The issue was first discussed at the April 10 study session. City Development Manager Nathan Pate said they...

The Downtown Steering Committee is looking the issue of sledding in the downtown.
The Leavenworth City Council has approved a contract with J.A. Brennan for the creation of a Front Street Park masterplan. City Administrator Joel Walinski said, in working with the Downtown Steering Committee, one of the things they’ve been looking at the past couple years is quite a bit of...

Leavenworth Parkies celebrating Support Group's 1 year anniversary with friends and family members. Pictured, from left, front row, Tom Guthrie, Loretta Camp, Marg Butler, and Ted Butler. Back row, Leah Moats, Mary Guthrie, Dennis Nicholson, Jill Foss, Jim Foss, Judi Little, Katherine Degel, Deborah Ray, and Dave Lundin.
The “Leavenworth Parkies” (people with Parkinson’s Disease) support group celebrated its first birthday earlier this month. The group was the brainchild of Judi Little, who had attended a vibrant support group when she lived in Mill Creek. Once she moved to Leavenworth, she was introduced to...
Mrs. Pauline (Pat) Morris passed away last week. Pat Morris wrote a popular column in the Leavenworth Echo titled, Along the Wenatchee, which provided stories about the very early days of Leavenworth and North Central Washington. Her writing career began when she took a non-fiction writing course...

Link Transit, after hearing form concerned riders, has decided not to change the route schedule on the Route 22 route which serves Leavenworth.
Earlier this year, Link Transit proposed some sweeping changes to the Link schedule. For the Route 22 to Leavenworth, the changes would have meant the elimination of higher frequency trips in the morning and afternoon. It would be a replaced by a bus coming and going every 45 minutes, which would...

Bears are coming out of their dens now and locals need to be Bear Aware.
Right now bears are starting to leave their dens and it is critical that folks around Chelan County manage attractants to prevent bear conflicts before they start.  Springtime for bears is all about calories. Bears den for 4-5 months a year, and do not eat during this time. So they typically lose...

The latest illegal crypto-mining operation in Chelan County was found in remote building near Nason Creek.
Chelan PUD commissioners have approved new fees and charges for investigation and enforcement of unauthorized services including cryptocurrency and similar data operations and for the loss of useful life for overtaxed power equipment. The unanimous action puts the fees and charges in effect...

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