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Photo by Kalie Drago Elmer Larsen, Autumn Leaf Grand Marshal, smiles in front of his hand carved Santas.
  A veteran member of Leavenworth government and a well known figure amongst Leavenworth locals, Elmer Larsen has been chosen as this year’s Autumn Leaf Festival’s Grand Marshal for the parade. It’s only fitting that an established and familiar member of the community would get this position in a...

Kids listen intently during story time inside the fish tent
  Packs of elementary students streamed in for the Salmon Festival’s School Days on September 20 and September 21. Salmon Festival hosts the children in an attempt to harness in their attention to the wildlife that surrounds them while simultaneously making the event fun oriented.  The Get Out of...
  With festival season nearing, 2019 looming in the distance and a new property purchase, there was a lot of conversation about future progress for Leavenworth at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 11.  After shuffling through the usual round of business, Council Member Jason Lundgren...

Photo by Kalie Drago Firefighters work to simultaneously evacuate residents and put out the fire.
Piercing sirens startled the quiet Bavarian Village Thursday, September 6 when the Berg Rose Apartments had fire within an apartment. The fire drew in crowds and pushed out residents.  With several fire districts responding and concerned neighbors observing, news of the apartment fire quickly began...

City Council discusses a variety of business including annexation, funding and rejecting bids at the August 28 meeting.
  There was little wiggle room, both literally (nearly standing room only) and metaphorically, for lengthy debates due to the loaded agenda at the August 28 City Council meeting. Many Leavenworth citizens trickled into City Hall on Tuesday - amongst the high attendance was a cluster of individuals...

Families, tourists and Leavenworth locals all piled in for the opening.
  The Bavarian powerhouse, Rhein Haus, that is a hybrid of a restaurant and beer garden opened to the Leavenworth public on Monday, August 27. At 3 p.m. the first customers trickled onto the outdoor patio for gourmet brats and German beer. With the promise of transporting patrons to Bavaria via...

Student Prince: Pictured: Duncan Menzies as Detlef; Anna Galavis as Kathie; Kyle Sholinder as Prince Karl Franz, Ron Bermingham as Dr. Engel, Michael McCormick, Gary Lumsden, Scyler Cuthill, Haunz Stroschein, and Mason Atwood as Students preparing for The Student Prince.
  While being bored with royal life isn't something we all can relate to - most of us have faced a time we've briefly kindled a love for something responsibility has eclipsed or a situation when duty has outweighed our own personal happiness. And the musical, The Student Prince encompasses this...

Just one of many information boards scattered throughout the camp grounds to keep the staff and troops updated.
As the wildfire season continues to stretch across forests, the entire country remains captive. Newsstands bear a dizzying variety of headlines with words like 'containment', 'destroy', and 'evacuation', snagging attention from worried citizens. Staggering numbers regarding wind percentage, acreage...
Compacting Christianity, teens and adventure is the overarching goal of non-profit organization, Youth Dynamic's Washington program, Stonewater Ranch. Now, Ken Solem, founder of the Leavenworth location and program director, is working toward adding a new dimension to the experience by bringing...
  Whether the mood strikes for an afternoon pick-me-up in the form of coffee with a splash of cream or it's one of those days that calls for something stronger on the rocks - Squirrel Tree Resort will soon be able to fulfill either desire. Owner Vito Fedor has revitalized the restaurant and resort...

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