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Gretchen Wearne
  With two years left on her term, Councilwoman Gretchen Wearne has resigned from the council. At the Nov. 28 city council meeting, the council discussed the process for appointing someone to the council replace Wearne.  “We have done this a couple of times in recent years. We wanted to go over the...

Chelan PUD’s contractor prepares to fly over sections of transmission line with specialized laser equipment to capture data for mapping and to analyze reliability. (Photo submitted by Kimberlee Craig)
  Chelan PUD customers will see a helicopter flying along PUD transmission lines for several days later this month, similar to the work that was done last spring. This round of flights will cover lines in the upper Wenatchee Valley between Cashmere and Lake Wenatchee, followed by the Chelan Valley...

This is an artist renderings of the proposed Link Transit Park and Ride to be located next to the Safeway in Leavenworth. The new park and ride should be open by next October.
  Plans are moving forward for a new Link Transit Park and Ride in Leavenworth adjacent to Safeway. Link Transit held an open house at Leavenworth City Hall on Nov. 15. Link Finance and Planning Manager Nick Covey said this has been in the works for a few years.  “We had to purchase the property...

Chelan County Fire District 9 firemen often interact with the Beaver Valley School children. If the first district buys the 5.5 acres of school land, the children will still be welcome use the land for cross country skiing, etc. (File photo)
  Cascade School District officials are considering selling a portion of their Beaver Valley School property in Plain for construction of a new fire station.  “We were contacted by the Fire Chief of Chelan County Fire District 9, Mick LeMar. He approached me saying the fire district has expanded...

The proposed new pavilion at Lions Club Park could also accommodate ice skating during the winter months. (Artist rendering courtesy of the City of Leavenworth)
  Leavenworth City officials are planning to replace the 40-year-old plus pavilion in Lions Club Park. City Administrator Joel Walinski said the structure is at the end of its useful life.  “Earlier this year, the Lions Club said they would like to see that re-done. They worked with Peter DeVries...

This is a view of the various alternatives for the transmission lines pathway to the new Bavarian substation. Alternative three was the selected pathway for the transmission line. (Photo submitted by Teka Sellers)
  The Chelan County PUD has selected the route for a new transmission line into proposed new Bavarian substation, located at the intersection of North Road and Chumstick Hwy.  Transmission lines bring the power into the substation, while the distribution lines spread the power out into the...
  The issue of vacation utility rates for part time residents was once again hotly debated by the Leavenworth City Council. It was previously discussed at the Oct. 10 study session. The topic came up again at the Nov. 14 city council study session which covered the utility rate study.  A passionate...
  The Leavenworth Area Promotions committee or LAP has requested $644,000 for next year. This represents an increase of $58,000 over last year’s budget of 586,000. LAP Committee member Jessica Stoller said they based their request on the anticipated increase in lodging tax revenue.  “We look at the...

The Cascade Kodiak volleyball team finished second at the State 1A Volleyball Tournament held at the Yakima Sun Dome last weekend. Cascade lost 3-1 in the finals to Kings. They ended the season with an incredible 19-1 record. (Photo submitted by Mike Hill)
  The Cascade Kodiak volleyball team came into the State 1A Volleyball Tournament at the Yakima Sun Dome as one of the favorites to win the title along with Lakeside, Kings and Lynden Christian.  Cascade matched up against La Center on the opening day of the tournament last Friday. The Kodiaks...

Voters in Leavenworth passed the proposition to provide funding for some repairs and upgrades at Enchantment and Waterfront parks. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  By Ian Dunn Editor   Voters in the city of Leavenworth have approved Proposition One to provide $500,000 in funding to improve Enchantment Park and the play structure in Waterfront Park. The measure received 70 percent of the vote.  City Administrator Joel Walinski said he very much appreciates...

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