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  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...

Sharon Waters
  Longtime resident Sharon Waters was so worried about the council election, she did not want to hear the results until the morning after. She was appointed to the council about a year ago, so this was her first election.  A friend called her, but Waters told her not to tell her not say anything...

Clint Strand
  Former local radio personality Clint Strand emerged victorious in his battle with longtime local businessman Tibor Lak for a seat on the Leavenworth City Council. Lak had previously served 12 years on the council, but was defeated by Margaret Neighbors two years ago.  Strand received 67 percent...

Carolyn Wilson
  Leavenworth City Council incumbent Carolyn Wilson won a close race over challenger Jason Lundgren. With a low election turnout, Wilson garnered 52 percent of the vote.  Wilson has served on the council for 10 years overall, from 2002-2006 and from 2011 to present. This is only her second...

Mathew Folden
  After months of investigation, the Chelan County Prosecutor Doug Shae has concluded there is not sufficient evidence Wenatchee Police Officer Albert Gonzalez acted wrongly in the shooting death of Matt Folden on July 27, 2017.  After the incident, the North Central Washington Special...

Richard Vasquez
  Cascade Medical is offering free help to Upper Valley residents signing up for the Washington Health Benefits Exchange. Open enrollment began on Nov. 1. There are two bilingual insurance navigators, Lora Zamudio and Richard Vasquez.  For Vasquez, this is his second year of serving as a navigator...

Commander Dan Cole, pictured here when he was a Lieutenant. (Photo submitted by Dan Cole)
  Dan Cole and Carol Hanson of Leavenworth spent their careers keeping a lot of secrets. One secret they could not keep was their love for one another, which really didn’t happen until the end of their long careers in the Navy.  Hanson joined the Navy shortly after graduating from Leavenworth High...

Miles Hodges brings his unique and acclaimed performance art to Leavenworth on Nov. 17 at Canyon Wren Recital Hall. (Photo submitted by Jennifer Korfiatis)
  Renown performance artist and poet Miles Hodges is set to perform in Leavenworth at the Canyon Wren Recital Hall on Nov 17. Hodges, 27, has been doing performances of original poems for the past 10 years, doing his original original poems, talking about his life, what he thinks of the world, how...

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