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A closer look at the updated capital budget

Our state approves three budgets every two years. These budgets fund Washington’s operating ($71.9 billion), transportation ($14.6 billion), and capital ($10.3 billion) expenditures, including …

Strengthen brand recognition and loyalty with consistent brand building

In the world of marketing, where trends come and go, one principle remains constant: the importance of consistency. This is true whether you're a multinational corporation or a family-owned business …

Hobbling off into the sunset

All good things must come to an end, to include this weekly column.  I’ll admit the last few days have been rough.  I was exhibiting at the very well-attended Washington …

Embracing the future at The Leavenworth Echo

As the CEO & Publisher of Ward Media, it's my honor and responsibility to ensure that The Leavenworth Echo not only continues its legacy of trusted community journalism but also evolves to meet …

Looking Ahead To March Fishing

It’s hard to think of fishing for most of looking at iced-in boat ramps and/or iced-over lakes, but the ice will likely thaw by the beginning of March, and you’ll have some great …

What's the difference between prebiotics and probiotics

Last month, Maria was diagnosed with a bladder infection, and the urgent care physician prescribed an antibiotic. Unfortunately, that didn't fix her burning and urgency, so a second, more powerful …

Have you tried mini scones?

My Favorite Scone Recipe I love to bake, and really like scones. However, I find that not everyone will eat an entire scone at one time. I had a favorite scone recipe that contained rolled oats, …

Snow Plow Hot Chocolate

We got our first major sticking snow of the year and I was stressing. Grandpa was under the weather (not feeling well); I still don’t know how to drive Johnny, his green tractor and the …

The NIMBY Whistle

The expression “Not In My Backyard” or NIMBY seems to have grown from a movement in the 1970’s when communities in the eastern US opposed the construction of nuclear power plants …

What to rub on sore muscles

My 64-year-old friend Mark loves riding his mountain bike every weekend. In the winter he heads to our local ski area, White Pass, where he “shreds” with his son, Chris. Last week, he …

Outdoors Roundup

BOB BUGERT APPOINTED TO THE WASHINGTON RECREATION AND CONSERVATION FUNDING BOARD   Leavenworth resident Bob Bugert has been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington …

Embracing the spirit of community

As we stand at the threshold of a new and promising year, I am humbled by the unwavering support and unwavering dedication of all those who have been integral to The Leavenworth Echo. With immense …

Embracing unity in 2024

As we stand on the cusp of a new year, it's evident that our societal landscape continues to be deeply entrenched in political polarization. The chasm between conservatives and liberals seems wider …

Bloom where you’re planted

In the spirit of gratitude and personal growth, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the simple notion of "blooming where you're planted." This timeless wisdom is a …

The MFTE Whistle

Now that elections have passed, The Whistle is allowed back in the Echo!  So, let’s jump in to review a proposed new tax on Leavenworth businesses and residents.     …

Salmon Loaf

I went to see the salmon run with Kat, our oldest. It’s late in the season; snow has come to the mountain tops; the silver-sided fish traveling from the salty Pacific Sea have turned dark in …

Q: I have been having one bladder infection after another. Within a few weeks of finishing an antibiotic, I'm back in the doctor's office with another one. Are there any alternatives to …

Strawberries and Cream

At the dinner table the other night we got to talking about tractors. Grandma says to us, “Did you know your Grandma B used to plow our farm with a team of horses.” I nodded waiting for …

How to relieve vaginal dryness

Q: Since menopause, I've noticed dryness and itching “down there.” Is there anything besides hormone pills that can help? Vaginal dryness and discomfort affect over 75% of …

Rory’s Stroganoff

A few weekends back, I went to visit Caren and Jake. I found myself at one of the many second-hand stores on their side of the mountains with Caren and her roommate Rory as we rummaged through the …

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