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Volunteers help gather fresh produce for donation to local food banks throughout the Wenatchee Valley.
Seedlings are stretching from soil to sun, the orchards are white with blossoms, and the bees are buzzing in blue, summery skies. Thoughts of the summer unfolding arise; sweet cherries, bright red tomatoes, cold watermelon, and crisp apples. We love to walk into our local grocer or swing through...

Due to the Corona virus, Leavenworth's first parade for Maifest and the traditional Mother's Day events did not take place. Our 2020 Royal Lady, Penny Carpenter took a stroll through downtown Leavenworth to visit with a few locals who were enjoying the early morning. Penny met up with Woody Goomsba, who was not wearing a mask, and did not have anything to say about the virus.

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The approximately 18-month closure of the West Cashmere Bridge on Goodwin Road begins on Monday, May 4. Detour signs are now in place on US Highway 2, Stine Hill Road and Sunset Highway, showing alternate routes to the highway and through Cashmere. During the week of May 4, the county’s contractor...
As a result of COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, the Leavenworth City Council met in regularly scheduled sessions through Zoom. An online video conferencing program. There were several substantive issues raised and discussed during those sessions. The following is a summary of the most...
LEAVENWORTH, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking comment on the rehabilitation, replacement and modernization of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Surface Water Intake Fish Screens and Fish Passage Project. The LNFH intake facility on Icicle Creek that supplies fresh water to the...

Jameson and daughter Paige Nunnally put blessing bags together for Cascade Medical Submitted photo
“I found myself with all this extra time, at home, not working, with my kids and wanted to do something to help,” said Carrie Nunnally, whose faith inspired her to give back during this pandemic crisis. “I want my kids to see these times as opportunities to serve and be a blessing to others and not...
We are still seeing a steady number of respiratory patients, same as last week, and we’ve set up a that’s separate from everyday medical care.

Replacement of the Goodwin Bridge on the west end of Cashmere will cause construction delays on Highway 2.
Motorists will see some increased truck traffic and minor traffic delays in the area of Hay Canyon Road and Sunburst Lane during the week of April 6. The increased truck traffic will be due to not only the West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project but also ongoing work by Chelan PUD. The county's...

Peshastin Pinnacles plan to reroute power lines
WENATCHEE – Sandstone formations thought to be 46 million years old are gaining additional protection with plans to reroute two Chelan PUD transmission lines around Peshastin Pinnacles State Park. Construction is set to start in May.   The rocks are significant sites in Native American...

Cashmere Valley Bank, one of the largest regional banks in North Central Washington, has declined to participate in the Payroll Protection Program
The big story last week was the small business relief program or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). It’s a program touted to jump start our collapsed economy by helping small businesses get some immediate funding to keep people employed. The program started accepting applications April 3. At the...

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