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  Link Transit is about to launch a mobile ticketing application pilot in partnership with Token Transit that gives customers a new and cashless fare payment choice. On January 1, 2018, the app with Link Transit’s fare information will be available to download for free. As part of Link Transit’s...

Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue hopes to acquire Beaver Valley School property in order to expand their station, but the nearby Hill Street residents object to the possible sale.
  Since it was announced last month that Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue was interested in purchasing a portion of the Beaver Valley School property in Plain for expansion of their fire department next door, nearby Hill Street residents have been in a full out offensive to prevent this from...
  Councilman Elmer Larsen is by far the most senior member of the mostly new Leavenworth City Council. In some ways, the elder statesmen might represent the old way of doing things while the new council prefers a different direction.  Case in point, Larsen expended a great amount of energy on Dec....

The mobile home that is The Pantry.
  When you first come upon the small mobile home that houses The Pantry, it looks like an unassuming old trailer. You might not think it gets much activity lodged at the end of Chapel Drive next to Plain Community Church in Plain. You would be wrong. Nine years ago, a group of folks within Plain...
  After weeks of discussion of the city’s vacation utility rate, the final word may have came from city attorney Thom Graafrstra, at the Nov. 21 city council. In place for many years, the vacation utility rate allows people to leave town for months a time while paying just $17.82 per month for...

Link Transit is placing a ballot measure next February to ask voters to increase the sale tax funding for the agency, which would help Link expand their offerings. (Photo submitted by Eric West)
  Link Transit conducted community outreach over the past year-and-a-half trying to determine what the public wanted to see in terms of transit improvements and growth of the agency to better meet the needs of the area.  Link also wanted to find out if the public was willing to pay for those...

Ellie DeMarse is set for a snowshoe tour at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. (Photo by Julia Pinnix)
  Free guided snowshoe tours are provided at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, all equipment provided. From Dec. 15 through Jan. 27, tours are at 1 p.m. on Fridays and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  “Last year, 290 people snowshoed with us,” said Julia Pinnix, Information and Education...
  The State Transportation Improvement Board has granted the city of Leavenworth $550,000 for the Pine Street reconstruction project that has been in the works for years. TIB provides small city arterial funding, which the city has applied for in the past.  The Commercial Street, 3rd to 8th,...
  The potential sale of land in Plain has people on Hill Street upset. The Cascade School District is considering selling 5.5 acres of land adjacent to their Beaver Valley School to Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue next door. Hill Street borders both properties.  Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue...
  Starting in 2018, the utility rates in the city of Leavenworth will be rising over the next five years, mainly due to the multi-million dollar upgrade to the city’s wastewater plant. This upgrade was mandated by the state to reduce the amount of phosphorus deposited into the river by the plant. ...

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