Letters

Several months ago, I attended a meeting at MEND office regarding the possible use of Osborn Elementary once the new school was built.  Since that meeting I have heard little from anyone in the community as to what to do with Osborn School.  It was my suggestion at that meeting for the City...
Chelan County has seen a rapid growth in the number of shortterm rentals (rentals of less than 30 days) in residential neighborhoods for the last five years. A new group calling itself “Residents United for Neighbors in Chelan County” (RUN) has been organized to advocate for the interests of long-...
I am responding to your May 4th city letter and your open letter to the Chelan County commissioners. This week marked seven weeks since schools closed and six weeks since the Governor Inslee’s social distancing directives went into place and all “non-essential” businesses closed.  In other words, “...
Last evening I attended a Leavenworth School Board meeting open to the public. The purpose of this portion of the meeting was for the School District to hear from the local residents about the future of the now-empty Osborn Elementary School property in town. They are in the first steps of making a...
WENATCHEE ― The likelihood of Chelan and Douglas counties being composed of sizable numbers of “have and have-not” residents in the future is real if current economic trends continue, according to a Community Needs Assessment released this week by the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council. Over...
Publisher's note: This letter was far too long to publish in the print edition but does raise some interesting arguments against public transit service so we offer it here     There is a bit of humor among many bus drivers at a major transit agency, regarding passengers they see literally hopping...
Over seven years ago, a group of concerned community members in the Leavenworth area formed the Immigration Justice Group in response to the needs within our immigrant community. The impetus for our work has become more evident in recent years, as anti-immigrant fervor has reached a fever pitch....
Dear Mr. Moffett and Mr. Sutherland, I’m certain you have been listening to of the all the vocal oppositions presented and repeated by community individuals and the Friends of Leavenworth but, I’d like to offer another perspective that maybe worth pondering. The Adventure Park is a great idea— who...
   After attending the public hearing on April 30 it's become more obvious that the Adventure Park must be rejected. There was massive public opposition with people expressing their concerns about what this park would do to Leavenworth's character, small town identity and quality of life. These are...
        Put lipstick on a pig and it's still a pig. The same can be said about the proposed Adventure Park in Leavenworth. The developers second proposal does virtually nothing to mitigate the negative impacts of their project. Everyone who uses Icicle Rd and Hwy 2 will be adversely affected by...

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