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Electronic parking meters like these will provide key data for the upcoming parking study. (File photo)
  The new parking study for the city of Leavenworth will feature much in the way of public outreach to businesses and residents. At the June 6 city council study session, City Administrator Joel Walinksi briefed the council on a May 25 meeting with Williams Consulting, the firm selected to do the...

The Community Cupboard must move in the next two years. Plans are to move the food bank portion first, with the thrift store possibly ending up in a different location entirely. (File photo)
  The Community Cupboard food bank and thrift store is looking for a new space. After more than 20 years in their space on 14th street in Leavenworth, it is time to move.  “We’re going to be looking for a new home. The city of Leavenworth has generously donated that space to use. With the...

The Port of Chelan County is trying to raise $400,000 for the Air Service Investment Program, in order to attract an air carrier which would offer service to San Francisco. (File photo)
  The Leavenworth City Council has pledged $5,000 toward a service expansion at Pangborn Memorial Airport, which seeks to bring direct flights to and from the San Francisco area.  “They Port of Chelan County is trying to expand the airport flight service at Pangborn Airport,” said City...

This is a photo of Asgaard Pass with illustrations to show the correct route to take down the pass. A creek, which runs down. (Photo submitted by Jeff Paton)
  On June 3, a 19-year old Mercer Island man was presumed killed while glissading* at Asgaard Pass. By June 5, searchers had still been unable to locate the body of Benjamin Gore. Gore was glissading down Asgaard Pass when he fell through a hole in the snow into the creek below.  This same hole,...
    Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris has identified the two bodies found May 23 near the Chiwaukum Rock Quarry as husband and wife Sarah Ann Pischke, 24, and Roger Marburger, 34, of Humble, Texas, a Houston suburb.  They were found in a pickup truck, adjacent to a campsite near milepost 90 off U....
  A glissading accident on Asgaard Pass has apparently claimed the life of a 19-year old Mercer Island man. Glissading is where the participant slides down a steep slope of snow with the support of an ice axe. It can be very dangerous. This is latest glissading accident at Asgaard Pass. Last year,...

An interdisciplinary team from the Chelan County Sheriff, US Forest Service, Washington Department of Ecology Hazmat Division and the Drug Enforcement Administration coordinate eradication of illegal marijuana plants near Wenatchee on Sept. 15, 2016. (Photo submitted by Holly Krake)
  Dust swirls in the air as a helicopter lifts drug task force officers above national forest lands just west of Wenatchee. Their mission- eradicate thousands of illegal marijuana plants from cultivation sites within the Forest. Below, an interdisciplinary team from the Chelan County Sherriff, US...

A medical supply truck crashed into the Peshastin Creek over the weekend, sending medical supplies down the creek and into the Wenatchee River. (Photo courtesy Gary Kraus)
  The Washington State Patrol and Chelan County Sheriff’s Office report that a delivery truck carrying miscellaneous medical supplies overturned last Saturday, spilling most of the packages into Peshastin Creek. Some of the packages have moved down into the Wenatchee River. There is no indication...

Fire broke out at the Brender Cedar Log Yard last week. The Spromberg Fire grew rapidly but a quick response by Chelan County Fire District 3 helped keep it in check. (Photo submitted by Mike Gardner)
  A fire in the Chumstick which started in the Brender Log Yard could have been much worse, but quick actions by fire crews help contain the blaze.  Chelan County Fire District 3 rigs responded shortly after noon on May 23. In past years, CCFD3 had responded to the cedar log yard before, from...
  The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of two bodies in a truck off U.S. Highway 2 between Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee. The bodies were found in a pickup adjacent to a campsite near mile post 90 off U.S. Highway 2, according to a CCSO news release.  On May 23, just...

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