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  The race for Leavenworth City Council seat number five pits local businessman Gary Planagan against longtime local resident Sharon Waters. Waters, 73, was appointed to the council about one year ago to fill the seat vacated by Michael Molohon.  Waters, who has lived in Leavenworth for 47 years,...
  The race for Leavenworth City Council position 4 pits challenger Jason Lundgren versus incumbent Carolyn Wilson. Wilson has been part of the council for 10 years, from 2002-2006 and from 2011 to present.  The reason Wilson wants to run again is there are some goals she would like to see come to...
  The race for Cascade School Board seat number one pits incumbent Cindy Puckett against challenger Ellen Beardsley. Puckett, 59, has served one four-year term on the school board. She said she has learned a lot over that time.  “I’ve learned the processes as far as approving the policy and...

Photos submitted by Bri Rios The former Bindlestiff Cabins, now known as The Loge of Leavenworth.This is a view of three of the cabins.
  The former Bindlestiff cabins have changed hands again. The cabins were purchased recently by local entrepreneur Steve Demarest, who did some upgrading of the cabins, which sit on the edge of the Wenatchee River just east of the Wenatchee River Bridge in Leavenworth.   Now, the cabins have been...
  Vacation rates give part time city residents a break on their utility bill when they are out of town for often months at a time. The Leavenworth City Council is now further examining these vacation rates because of the impact on revenue to support city utilities.  The topic came up as part of the...
  The Peshastin Water District advises customers to boil their tap water. The district detected potentially harmful E. coli bacteria in the water today during routine water quality monitoring. The water district supplies drinking water to the Town of Peshastin and the Timberline Mobile Home Park....

File photo Local soccer coaches are asking the school district to add middle school soccer. Field space is a main issue.
  For the second year in a row, local soccer coaches are asking the Cascade School District to establish a soccer program at Icicle River Middle School. A presentation was made at the Cascade School Board meeting on Sept. 25.  It was noted that nearly 60 percent of K-6 students in the Cascade...
The Peshastin Water District advises customers to boil their tap water. The district detected potentially harmful E. coli bacteria in the water today during routine water quality monitoring.   The water district supplies drinking water to the Town of Peshastin and the Timberline Mobile Home Park....
  Two Wenatchee area men are in custody for an assault on a man in Dryden on Friday, Sept. 27. On that day, Chelan County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported disturbance on Josephine Avenue in Dryden shortly before 2 p.m.  Someone there reported a man was beaten with a bat and shot in the...

Dawn Soles as she appeared after testifying during the Bernard Swaim murder trial in early September. (Photo by Gary Bégin/NCW Media)
  Dawn Soles was sentenced to five years probation and time served, plus three more weeks in jail during a sentencing hearing in Chelan Superior Court Thursday, Oct. 5. Her sentence was handed down for whatever part she may have played in the disappearance of Cashmere resident Stephen Smith in 1982...

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