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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...
  City residents are being asked in the upcoming election to consider a proposition to fund improvements at Enchantment Park. The 10-year bond would provide $500,000 for improvements at Enchantment Park and also a play structure at Waterfront Park.  Leavenworth City Administrator Joel Walinski said...

Trey Ising
  Cascade High School graduate Trey Ising, 43, is running unopposed for Cascade School Board Member Director District 5, which represents Peshastin and Dryden. Ising, who grew up in Leavenworth, recently moved from East Leavenworth to Stine Hill, which puts him just inside the Cascade School...

Elmer Larsen
  Elmer Larsen, 75, is the elder statesman on the Leavenworth City Council. He started in 1987, then left as mayor in 2000, when he started working in Wenatchee. He stayed away for eight years. Then came back to the council when there were some things that concerned him.  He was planning to retire...

Clint Strand
  The race for Leavenworth City Council seat number six involves council vet Tibor Lak and former radio personality Clint Strand. Lak, 58, served 12 years on the council until he was defeated by Margaret Neighbors two years ago.  Lak, a lifelong Leavenworth resident, said numerous times people have...
  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,...

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