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Tubers are coming down the Icicle Creek and Wenatchee River in record numbers this year. Due to the high water conditions, there have been a quite a few rescues of tubers floating past the checkpoint at Barn Beach. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  Rescues on the Wenatchee River are up this year thanks to a dangerous combination of conditions. Because of the increased snow levels, there has been high, swift water in the river for much later in the season.  Cascade Medical EMT Lester Stoltz, who also serves on the Chelan County Swift Water...

In March 2016, the PUD presented possible routes for a Peshastin to Dryden wastewater pipeline. Now, the PUD has abandoned the effort due to cost concerns. (File photo)
  It seemed like a great solution to help address the phosphorus issues at Peshastin and Dryden wastewater facilities, build a pipeline connecting the two towns. According the PUD Water and Wastewater Manager, Ron Slabaugh, things were looking good during the planning stage.  “As we moved from...

Lloyd Ayers (Photo courtesy Boise State Hockey Club)
    The journey of Lloyd Ayers has been an interesting one, from basketball player at Peshastin-Dryden to hockey coach at the Boise State Hockey Club. A 1980 graduate of PD, Ayers did not play hockey as a youth.  He only became involved in hockey in 1999 when his two boys were wanting to play...

The Upper Valley Free Clinic has seen a drop in patients since the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act. They are still trying to attract the uninsured and those with high deductible insurance. (File photo)
  The Upper Valley MEND Free Clinic is still around, but seeing a drop in patients. Program Manager Terri Weiss believes the decline is due the Affordable Care Act, in that more people have insurance now.  She said it is a good thing that there is a fairly large segment of the middle class now...

Leavenworth Villages Voices invites you to the first rehearsal of their 35th season on Aug. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leavenworth Community United Methodist Church, located at 418 Evans Street. They are especially in need of male voices. Rehearsals take place each Monday evening at the same time and place. For additional information, please visit www.leavenworthvillagevoices.org. (Photo submitted by Allison Bergstrom)
The Leavenworth Villages Voices (LVV) invites prospective and returning members to our third annual Season Opener Picnic on Monday, Aug. 14, at Lions Club Park in Leavenworth from 5:30 to 8 p.m. LVV members will provide food and beverages (as well as guitar accompaniment for a sing-along), and the...

Leavenworth’s new skatepark opened last Friday at Enchantment Park. Dozens of local skaters, young and old, turned out to try the new park. (Ian Dunn photo)
  Just like the adjacent pump track in Enchantment Park, the new Leavenworth Skatepark came together at record speed. The new skatepark opened last Friday. It was designed and built by Grindline Skateparks, Inc. Leavenworth City Administrator Joel Walinski said he was surprised they were able to...

Les Moscoso (Photo submitted by Jeff Rivera)
  Les Moscoso is the new recreation program manager at the Wenatchee River Ranger District. He comes from Rogue River/Siskiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon. He’s been a recreation manager for the past 25 years.  “I provide oversight and management of the recreation program which entails the...

The Tumwater Restaurant officially closed it’s doors last week. The sudden closing caught many in the community off guard. The Tumwater has been operating for many decades. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  The Tumwater Restaurant is gone. That is a tough one, especially for the locals who have grown up with the restaurant, working there, dining there, celebrating there. After decades in business, the Tumwater Restaurant was forced to close it doors last week, a shock to many in the community. ...

The Chumstick location seems to provide that best cover to hide the substation from public view. (Photo submitted by Teka Sellers)
  The Chelan County PUD is zeroing in on selecting a site for the new substation in the Leavenworth area. The PUD made a presentation to the Leavenworth City Council on July 11, the same one they had made before PUD commissioners the night before.  John Stoll, the managing director of Customer...

New Cheesemonger owner John Pistoresi would like to improve the selection of beer and wine offered in the shop, while continuing to provide outstanding cheese. He also wants to reach out to the locals more. (Photo by Ian Dunn)
  Local businessman John Pistoresi has purchased the Leavenworth staple, the Cheesemonger, from Dave and Barb Hambleton, who have propelled the shop to great heights over the past 10 years.  Pistoresi, who previously owned a beer and wine distributorship, watched the Cheesemonger grow and prosper...

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