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  Leavenworth city officials are ready to start more aggressively going after illegal overnight rentals in the city. At the March 14 study session, the council talked about plans to beef up their enforcement. Leavenworth City Administrator Joel Walinski said he sat down with City Attorney Thom...
  The city’s ad hoc skatepark committee was put together to help select a design for a new skatepark to be located in Enchantment Park in Leavenworth. Over the past couple months, the group, which includes some skaters, have worked together to come up with a design. The preferred design was...
  The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office shocked residents of the upper valley early this month when it was announced there had been arrests made in the 1982 murder of Stephen E. Smith of Cashmere. Two people were arrested, 60-year old Bernard Swaim of Sultan, Washington and 57-year old Dawn M. Soles...

Building heights in the downtown area have a 50-foot height limit. (File photo)
  Despite objections from River Bend Drive residents, the Leavenworth City Council has approved an increase in building heights in the general commercial district from 35-to-50 feet. On Jan. 10, the city council remanded the measure back to the planning commission for further review. After taking...
  Under the exceptional mix of sunny skies and snow fluries on March 4, a Leavenworth classic and signature event of the storied Leavenworth Winter Sports Club was run. Bakke Cup, which embraces and combines all three facets of Upper Wenatchee Valley ski history and heritage - Nordic skiing, alpine...

Carl Florea (Ian Dunn photo)
  A group, calling itself NCW United, is pressing the Leavenworth City Council to pass a resolution regarding immigration. NCW is a group of 846 members. This is their stated mission: “Moved to act by the 2016 election results, we seek to inform, understand, protect and persuade, through a...
  The Chelan County PUD briefed those gathered at a community meeting about the status of choosing a location for a new substation in Leavenworth. PUD officials presented a consultant’s analysis of the three possible site locations, including some of the costs, pros and cons. “The outcome of this...

The city of Leavenworth now owns the copyright for the Ted Price book, Miracle Town. The heirs of Price wanted the city to have the copyright. It was approved by the council at the Feb. 14 meeting. (file photo)
  The Leavenworth City Council has authorized the mayor to sign the legal transfer of the copyright for Ted Price’s book, Miracle Town, creating America’s Bavarian Village in Leavenworth, Washington. City Administrator Joel Walinski said, at the Feb. 14 city council meeting, the heirs of Ted Price...

Jarod Drozdowski (file photo)
  On Feb. 14, The Leavenworth City Council approved a professional services agreement so Jarod Drozsdowski can  continue as consultant-management for the Festhalle. He’s been the Festhalle manager for three years. “He’s moved the management of the Festhalle forward in a number of ways. Probably one...

Winter weather has caused a number of issues for city of Leavenworth public works crews, including snow plow issues and frozen water pipes. Goods news is the WSDOT put cold patches on some of those nasty potholes on U.S. Highway 2. (file photo)
  This winter has brought with it many challenges for upper valley residents. From the wicked cold for weeks to the massive amounts of snow to the monstrous potholes, it has been a real roller coaster ride. City of Leavenworth Public Works crews have been kept busy. “Every year brings it’s own...

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