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Many residents have wondered what will happen to the property that was formerly Osborn Elementary. Resident feedback has been sought for the future of the property. To some, it isn’t clear what part of the property has been purchased.    One common misconception is that the city has...

Brian Burnett, Chelan County Sheriff and Vice President of the Washington State Sheriffs Association
On June 19, Chelan County Sheriff's Department released a statement regarding safeguarding Washington’s constitutional rights. Thirty-seven Sheriffs from counties across Washington signed the statement. There are 39 elected Sheriffs in Washington, said Brian Burnett, Chelan County Sheriff and Vice...
On October 1, a single use plastic bag ban will begin in Washington, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology. The ban was scheduled to begin in January of this year, but an emergency proclamation delayed the ban due to supply issues with compliant bags. The law applies to retail,...
Leavenworth is under consideration for congressional funding. A new process for House Appropriation Bills includes funding for local projects, said Elizabeth Carlson, Communications Director for Congresswoman Kim Schrier.   A board of people throughout the district reviewed all projects that...
LEAVENWORTH, WA – The City of Leavenworth is asking the community to conserve water during the heat wave. The City Water Plant produced over 2 million gallons of water for the community on Monday, June 28. This volume of production usually is not needed until much later in the summer and it could...

Cascade Medical Center - File photo
For many, the cost of healthcare is difficult to deal with. When people are uninsured or underinsured, the cost of healthcare is even more of a burden. Cascade Medical Center has programs in place to help cover the cost of care for those who are uninsured or are underinsured, said Richard Vazquez...
Susie Jensen, owner of Wheel Line Cider, is finding quick success in her hard cider business. The first ciders were released to the public in late 2017, but the business has already been featured on Good Morning America.    Jensen said that she has owned a farm in Ellensburg for about 20...

Mountain Meadows
As coronavirus swept the nation, horrified reports emerged of rapid coronavirus transmission in nursing homes across the country. However, that wasn’t the case at Mountain Meadows Senior Living Campus.     “We did not have any deaths from COVID, we only had one symptomatic case with COVID and...
WENATCHEE – Chelan PUD took another step towards implementing its long-term energy marketing strategy. Staff shared with commissioners Tuesday a starting point to replace long-term, cost-based contracts due to expire over the next 10 years. Chelan PUD produces more than enough power to meet local...
East Wenatchee, WA – As of June 30, all industry sectors (except for large indoor events with more than 10,000 participants) may return to usual capacity and operations. This does not include masking, which will continue under current guidance. Current guidance on masking from the Secretary of...

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