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Disappointed by parking meters I am very disappointed that Leavenworth decided to install parking meters throughout most of the city.  I believe it is very negative treatment of all our visitors, but more importantly to our residents and particularly seniors such as myself. Additionally, when you...

Terry Ward, From the Publisher
As we approach the season of giving, we at Ward Media are excited to bring you stories that truly reflect the spirit of our community. It's that time of year when we come together to support those who work tirelessly to make North Central Washington a better place. We believe that featuring local...
Change can be a powerful force, and today, I'm excited to share with you a significant change that we've made here at The Leavenworth Echo. Starting with this issue, you'll notice that our flag—the banner at the top of our newspaper—has been redesigned to reflect the version used in the early days...
As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of local journalism, I am reminded of the importance of staying closely connected with the communities we serve here in North Central Washington. The heart and soul of our newspapers and media ventures lie in the people, businesses, and organizations that...

Terry Ward, From the Publisher
As we step into the vibrant colors of autumn here in North Central Washington, there's an equally colorful event on the horizon that's of utmost importance to our community – the upcoming elections. At Ward Media, we believe in the power of democracy and the crucial role that informed voting plays...

Terry Ward, From the Publisher
In an era where convenience often trumps community, it's important that we take a moment to reflect on the significance of shopping locally. As the CEO and Publisher of Ward Media, I have witnessed firsthand the vital role local businesses play in our North Central Washington communities. In this...
Our valley is a region unto itself, where we share stunning mountain vistas as well as plentiful, but at some point, limited resources.  The Wenatchee River and Highway 2 form the corridor that runs the length of our region, linking it together in many ways. People have made and continue to make...

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Welcome back to school! We are looking forward to seeing the smiling faces of our students on August 29 ! We are looking forward to a year filled with great learning, experiences, and partnerships. We are pleased to announce that Cascade School District has been selected as the FieldSTEM District...

Terry Ward, Publisher
As the proud new proprietors of the Wenatchee Business Journal, Leavenworth Echo, Lake Chelan Mirror, Cashmere Valley Record, and Quad City Herald, we are thrilled to continue serving our vibrant communities with accurate and engaging news coverage. Our aim is to provide our readers with insightful...
I was talking with someone the other day about the efforts to build “A mixed-use project with parking, retail, and apartments located in sunken Parking Lot 2 / Blewett.”  I understand is it is to be about 50 apartments, and about 75 parking spaces to serve the apartments and about 6 retail shops. I...

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