Letters

Recently an opinion letter was published in the Leavenworth Echo about management issues at Cascade Medical Center (CMC).  Among the issues cited were decreased quality of patient care, employee dissatisfaction with the work environment, and concerns about financial viability. After reading the...
Asking shoppers if they would consider buying food for strangers  is not an easy task. But Saturday, was ‘Make a Difference Day.”  The Sisters of Faith group decided to help our MEND Community Cupboard Food Bank fill their shelves. This group from  various faith backgrounds, meets once a month at...
 I don't live in Leavenworth, I live in Ephrata but in light of the recent bear attack and Enchantment Park, I know Leavenworth is a resort town or a tourist town basically all year long. The locals know about the bears, but the tourists do not, so wouldn't it be beneficial to put a sign at both...
I'm sure everyone has been curious and waiting for the next update. Many ask me always "How is it going down there?" and I want to cry. Good news though, all the Residents are back in their apartments and the last group currently undergoing hunt and find unpacking, me included. Our new driveway and...

Mayor Carl Florea
Community Members,     This is the week that we truly begin the transition from summer to fall activities. While the weather may not be changing much, the start of classes in our Cascade School District marks the switch. I no longer have children in school, but I know of no other single marker that...
To the Editor, To protect our reproductive freedoms, we need to expand the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Act of 2021 would add four new seats to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of justices to 13. It would help restore balance to a Court that Mitch McConnell has packed with right-wing...
Thank you for your Great article updating the Community on the progress of the addition and renovation of Garten Haus Apts. The Pandemic, State Construction & Cement Worker's Strikes, not to mention getting supplies have created so many challenges to this Project. Walker Construction has done...
Community Members, What a tough time we are having as a nation right now! The most recent example is the tragic and senseless killing of children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas. Over and over, our country experiences preventable tragedies. As a parent – and grandparent – I cannot imagine the depths...
On May 22nd, an independent investigation regarding sexual abuse within the Southern Baptist Convention was published. The 250+ page report documented events that occurred over 20 years, and needless to say, the results were horrifying. Grooming, failure to report crimes of sexual abuse, cover-ups...
Dear Editor, My name is Stacy Coronado. I am writing to personally invite the Upper Valley to “Unsettled,” the Dangerous Women production onstage May 20 and 21 at Snowy Owl Theater in Leavenworth. I am an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. I descend from the Arrow Lakes, Colville...

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