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Ski Buddies and Wenatchee Pride carve paths of inclusivity at Stevens Pass Pride event

SKYKOMISH –  Stevens Pass partnered with Wenatchee Pride and Seattle-based Ski Buddies to host its annual Pride event on Saturday, Feb. 24. The event commenced with an on mountain parade …

Leavenworth makes moves to improve downtown garbage collection with “smart” bins

LEAVENWORTH – After getting City Council approval during the Feb. 13 meeting, Public Works Staff are planning to lease and install 55 new garbage bins for the downtown corridor.  The …

PLAIN –The Plain community is raising money to support Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue (LWFR) Captain Mike Stanford, who had a significant medical emergency on Feb. 11.  The emergency …

Cascade Mobile Clinic meets patients in their communities

LEAVENWORTH – For just over a year, Cascade Medical has been working outside its traditional brick-and-mortar, bringing the clinic to patients by way of wheels. The Cascade Mobile Clinic …

Upper Valley Empty Bowls Gala and Artist Bowl Auction set for March

PESHASTIN - The Upper Valley Empty Bowls (UVEB) Festival, now in its 28th year, continues its tradition of uniting art, community, and charity. The event, known for gathering local artists, …

LEAVENWORTH, WA — A snowmobiling accident in the Mo Ridge area, roughly 12 miles from Eagle Creek Road SnoPark, resulted in one fatality and one injury on Feb. 22, according to Sheriff Mike …

Chelan PUD considers Public Power Benefit Funding for Peshastin water projects

PESHASTIN – The Chelan County PUD Board of Commissioners explored Public Power Benefit (PPB) funding as another option for the Peshastin Water District’s (PWD) capital improvement …

Chelan County reevaluates future of Leavenworth brush drop-off site amid cost concerns

LEAVENWORTH – In response to cost ineffectiveness, Chelan County Solid Waste Council is considering options for the Leavenworth brush drop-off yard’s future, including potentially closing the site permanently. 

WENATCHEE — Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore announced that ballots for the March 12 presidential primary have been dispatched. Voters must ensure their ballots are postmarked or placed in an …

Community celebrates Austyn Robinson's crowning as Chelan County Rodeo Queen

CHELAN COUNTY – Chelan County Fair and Rodeo Queen Austyn Robinson was officially crowned on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Chelan County Fair and Rodeo Queen Fundraiser and Coronation …

Commissioners, county directors plan March community meetings

WENATCHEE -- The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you.  In March, Chelan County commissioners and various department directors will hold community-led discussions in each of …

Douglas County homicide investigation leads to arrest

EAST WENATCHEE — In the early hours of Feb. 1, Douglas County deputies were called to the scene of an unresponsive male found near a vehicle on the 1700 block of Rock Island Road, East …

Leavenworth area SWAT operation results in peaceful arrest

LEAVENWORTH – On Feb. 19, the East Cascade SWAT Team executed a successful operation along Highway 2 at Deep Powder Lane in Leavenworth, aiming to apprehend a potentially dangerous individual. …

Lithium-Ion battery safety advisory issued

OLYMPIA – The ubiquity of lithium-ion batteries in devices such as smartphones, laptops, e-scooters, and even vehicles brings convenience alongside a risk of fire or explosion if mishandled or …

Leavenworth's Housing Advisory Committee holds inaugural meeting

LEAVENWORTH – The newly formed Housing Advisory Committee had its inaugural meeting on Feb. 15. Members came together for the first time to establish its purpose, meeting schedule, and …

LEAVENWORTH – On Feb. 13, the Chelan County Board of Commissioners voted to adopt the City of Leavenworth’s proposed amendments to its urban growth area (UGA), allowing for more housing …

OLYMPIA – Sen. Brad Hawkins has secured $1.3 million in the Senate's capital budget proposal for the Leavenworth Affordable Rental Project, aimed at preserving 31 apartment units for workforce …

LEAVENWORTH – City Council approved new downtown garbage bins and a Link Transit restroom in the new Glacier Lot at its meeting on Feb. 12. The City also discussed limiting cemetery burials …

Leavenworth leaders advocate for short-term rental tax to address housing concerns

OLYMPIA – Mayor Carl Florea and City Council Member Zeke Reister voiced their support of a short-term rental tax bill at a public hearing held by the House Committee on Local Government on Feb. …

OLYMPIA - House Bill 2257, sponsored by 12th District Rep. Keith Goehner to create the Backcountry Search and Rescue Account, passed the state House of Representatives unanimously on Tuesday.

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