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    Three absent council members (illness and professional obligations), two public hearings and one guest speaker led to some amendments being made and some groups funding being approved. The March 12 city council meeting went by quickly as the smaller than usual group combed through the agenda...
    Despite a few city council members excused absences, the city council managed to debate, learn and delegate much of their to do list at the March 12 study session. With a series of group funding requests along with a series of visitors, there was a lot to sift through.     Representing Chelan...
    In a town many flock to when temperatures drop and the calendar flips to the holiday season, it's fitting that a temporary ice rink company called "Holiday on Ice" would be interested in Leavenworth. At the March 12 study session, the city council glided over the details about the possible ice...

Pictured is Carl Florea, the first to openly announce to the Echo he's running for mayor 2019. (Photo by Kalie Drago)
    Familiar face, steady contributor to the community in several forms and long time resident of Leavenworth - Carl Florea has recently announced his intentions to run in the upcoming 2019 position for mayor of the City of Leavenworth.     "(I'm running for mayor because) the timing was right and...
    Local fruit company and oldest co-opertaive in Central Washington, Blue Bird Inc., has suffered a severe blow Sunday night at their Peshastin location. A cold storage warehouse fire has caused the company to be looking at a range of $15-20 million in damages, according to Chelan County Fire...

(L to R) Cascade Medical social worker, Katie Walker, Psychologist Maxwell Moholy, Behavioral Health Consultant at Cascade Medical and Dr. Julie Rickard, founder of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of North Central Washington stand near the cookies. lemonade and pamphlets. (Photo by Kalie Drago)
    Experts visited the Cascade High School auditorium on March 5 to offer a free forum for suicide prevention - a difficult topic to tackle, but one of importance. The preventive presentation was given by an individual seasoned in the field - Dr. Julie Rickard, founder of the Suicide Prevention...

Photo courtesy of Heidi Swoboda Photography
  Charlotte Ley - along with her husband, Tom, and two daughters in tow - put roots down in Leavenworth in 2000. She hasn't budged since falling for Leavenworth 19 years ago.  Formerly living in Kirkland with two daughters to raise, her youngest teetering on the edge of starting kindergarten, Ley...
Those with an inclination or desire to contribute to the Leavenworth Mosquito Control District have an opportunity to pitch themselves as a possible future board member. With long time board member and original president of the mosquito district, Tom Guthrie, exiting the board, there is an open...
The 2019 Bakke Cup returns to the Leavenworth Ski Hill on March 2. The Bakke Cup is a three-way race open to young skiers, ages 6-17. Ages will be broken into five divisions:U8 (6-7 years old), U10 (8-9 years old), U12 (10-11 years old), U14 (12-13 years old) and U18 (14-17 years old).The Bakke Cup...
    Over the course of the last few months, its been a nail biting, 'will they, won't they', uncertainty surrounding the future of the Howard Hopkins Memorial Pool - finally the situation has stabilized. The city of Leavenworth announced February 13 that the Leavenworth watering hole, where the...

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