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As summer vacation unfurls before students, Cascade School District third graders each have a brand new book to read between bike rides, video games and other relaxing fun. On June 10th, the last day of school at Alpine Lakes Elementary, students returned briefly to pick up leftover supplies and...
Chief Mick Lamar retired effective June 1st, 2020, with over 40 years in the fire service. In 1980, he started as a firefighter at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Recognizing his talents as both a firefighter and a leader, he was assigned as Battalion Chief for the Eastern half of the Puget...

Tourists are returning as the closure orders ease. Photo by Bill Forhan
In recognition of the financial impact to local businesses as a result of the Governor’s emergency declaration, city council voted to suspend certain regulations as businesses struggle to reopen. The city decided they could help support the efforts to reopen by providing use of the right-of-way and...
Chelsea Murphy knows some telling demographics about Leavenworth. “Population: 2200. Black population: 13 (and that’s generous),” she posted on her Instagram account. She is one of the thirteen. So, when she and a group of friends, including Charlotte Massey, Kenzie Converse, Delaney Frazier, Ali...
East Wenatchee, WA –Secretary Wiesman of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) approved Chelan-Douglas Health District’s (CDHD) variance application to move to a Modified Phase I of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Plan. The approval takes effect immediately and includes specific conditions...

Troy Campbell
LEAVENWORTH, WASH. — The Leavenworth Chamber board of directors announced that Troy Campbell will be the new executive director of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. Campbell will begin his new role on June 15. He is replacing Nancy Smith, who is retiring after serving as the chamber’s...
For veterans who are struggling with housing during the COVID-19 crisis, there’s extra help available from HopeSource. Increased funding from Veterans Affairs will give HopeSource the ability to serve veterans who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Help with finding temporary or...
Lawsuits were filed today in both Chelan and Douglas County Superior Courts in an effort to return authority to local officials as provided by state law. The suits seek immediate injunctive relief from Governor Inslee’s ongoing State of Emergency declaration. The emergency of Chelan and Douglas...
Correct Equipment, Inc of Redmond, Wash. was the winning bidder for installation of the cities new Advanced Metering System. The winning bid was for $614,698.60. Not including the cost of replacement of any meter well lids. It is unclear from Council meeting minutes if the potential cost of lid...

Cascade Medical announces reopening plans
LEAVENWORTH — Cascade Medical announced today it will reopen most outpatient services, including physical therapy and diagnostic imaging, with extra precautions in place so patients can feel supported and safe. “This is great news for patients who have delayed everyday healthcare due to COVID-19,”...

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