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Sen Hawkins Chelan Property Taxes 2021
As your state senator, I am not opposed to taxes outright, but I do care greatly about the tax burden placed upon you. Taxes are applied to us at all levels of government (local, state, and federal), and government should always demonstrate a prudent use of tax dollars. As a state legislator, I...
The Legislature recently completed its hybrid session in Olympia on April 25 as scheduled. It consisted primarily of Zoom meetings and conference calls with some work completed in-person. It was a busy time for me as I continued as the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee’s ranking...
The Legislature recently adjourned without addressing one of the most pressing issues before us this session. Many of us had hoped to address the governor’s emergency powers in the 105-day session, but the majority party was uninterested.   A couple of weeks ago, House Republicans made a motion...
The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum was recently remodeled during the COVID pandemic and now will be celebrating its 26th year with an Open House with free admission for everyone. The open house will include the beloved Nutcracker Day events, which brings in school children, teachers and parents into...

Cascade Medical Foundation, in a few short months last fall, gathered community support for a Cascade Medical mobile clinic, which will be in service soon. On April 28th, CMF, represented by board chair Bob Jennings, board vice chair Bob Adamson and coordinator Marlene Farrell, presented a check for $58,447.79 to CM, represented by Diane Blake, CEO, and Pat Songer, COO. CMF was also instrumental in earning a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, which will cover up to $125,000 of the mobile clinic expenses.
From its earliest days parking has been a problem for the tiny Bavarian Village. It is rumored that Ted Price, one of the original visionaries for making the town a tourist destination, saw parking as a potential problem. Whether his concerns reflected the actual parking availability at the time,...
LEAVENWORTH – The Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish  & Wildlife Service today signed a joint record of decision selecting the preferred alternative proposed for the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Surface Water Intake Fish Screens and Fish Passage Project to improve conditions for...

Petty Officer 2nd Class Vanessa (Saunders) Bong
SAN DIEGO - Petty Officer 2nd Class Vanessa (Saunders) Bong, a native of Leavenworth, Washington, is serving aboard one of the nation’s newest, most versatile warships, the future USS Miguel Keith (ESB-5). Petty Officer 2nd Class Vanessa (Saunders) Bong is a 1998 High School graduate. According to...

Steve Wright
Comment from Steve Wright   Every journey must come to an end.   After 8 years it’s time for me to move on and give someone else a chance to run this great utility. My contract with the PUD to serve as the General Manager runs through the end of this year. I have informed the Board that I...
MANSON – The Manson Community Council (MCC) met via Zoom Tuesday, April 20 and heard from invited guest and Manson resident Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering.   Gering was peppered with questions related to a variety of topics, including the contentious Short Term Rental (STR) situation...

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