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File Photo City officials are asking voters to approve an increase in the Operations and Maintenance property tax levy to fund improvements to the Community Pool
  Eighteen years ago, the citizens of the Upper Valley Recreation Area (PRSA) had the foresight and dedication to the members of the community, and their visitors, to build the Leavenworth Community Pool.  Construction was paid for with funds financed through a municipal bond that the residents...
A public hearing was held by the Leavenworth City Council Tuesday, July 10 before its regular meeting regarding “27 acres at the end of River Bend Drive,” (aka) Pine Valley KOA*. Despite community agreement, the complex will have to go back through the annexation process by the city of Leavenworth...

David Severance aka Father Christmas
/*-->*/ The Upper Valley Museum at Leavenworth will be hosting an open house and “Christmas In July” program on July 25th at the museum, 347 Division Street, from 6:30 to 8 P.M. All museum members are invited; as well as anyone who wants to learn more about the museum, the history of Christmas...

Fire District 3 Fire team
Chelan County Fire District #3 held its inaugural Appointment Ceremony on Tuesday evening, June 19. District administration appointed the following seasonal firefighters: Christopher Lubenow, Juan Mora and Alexander Roberts.  They will be responsible for projects such as hydrant testing and...
The Leavenworth City Council has approved an inter-local agreement with Link Transit for maintenance of the planned new Park & Ride near Safeway. The council approved the agreement at the June 26 meeting. The city is being asked to maintain the restrooms on the facility, which are not typically...

32 year old climber from Seattle falls to his death on Mount Stuart.
A 32-year old climber from Seattle was killed due to a fall at Mount Stuart near Leavenworth. Varun Sadavarte fell several hundred feet while descending Mount Stuart just before noon on Sunday, June 24. Sadavarte was pronounced dead at the scene. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office received a call...

The Leavenworth City Council is planning to meet with festival heads after proposed ordinance that would regulate festival activities was brought up for first reading on June 26,
City officials have decided to seek further input before moving forward with a new festival permit ordinance. The matter had been discussed by the council on more than one occasion without much fanfare. When the matter came before the council for a first reading on June 26, there was some...

Mark and Gabrielle John of Hayden, Idaho
Mark, 58, and Gabrielle, 47, John of Hayden, Idaho were visiting Leavenworth for the first time on June 21. They arrived at the World Mark property near Enchantment Park about 7 p.m. The person at the front desk told them not to deal with the downtown parking, instead just take the nearby trail...

Ward's family members, from left, Jim Ward Jr., Wilda Ward, Denise Ward, Lona Parton. Wilda and Denise are holding a picture of the late Jim Ward Sr.
Founder Jim Ward opened Wards Funeral Chapel in 1970 in Leavenworth. After Ward passed away unexpectedly in 2008, the family continued to operate the business for the next 10 years, not really knowing what the founder may have wanted. Now, the family has decided to close the doors on Wards Funeral...

The council is looking for places in town to add additional bike racks, like this one next to Icicle Brewery.
Finding a solution for the employee parking was one of the big issues identified in the recent parking study. It was stated that a solution to the employee parking issue must be solved first, because the majority of downtown parking spots are occupied by downtown employees. At the June 12 city...

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