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Kim Schrier
On June 16, the US House of Representatives passed the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act by a vote of 221-204. The bill assists agricultural producers with the cost of agriculture and renewable fuels infrastructure as well as creates a special investigator for meat and poultry within the USDA and...
  In early June, Icicle Fund hosted an inaugural Long Spoons celebration at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts’ Snowy Owl Theater. Over eighty people attended; they were creators, educators and nonprofit organization representatives who are deeply committed to work connected to the environment,...
NEUHAUSEN – By Saturday evening, it was obvious how excited Uwe Löschner had become. He is the head of the Nutcracker Museum in Neuhausen. He was awaiting his now 97-year-old friend Arlene Wagner, who is the curator of the Nutcracker Museum in Leavenworth, which is in the US, State of Washington....
Q:        My toenails are getting really thick and yellow. Are there any non-prescription products that can help? Fungus infection of the toenails, called onychomycosis, often starts small, with little white spots on one toenail. As it takes hold, it changes how your nail grows out. It’s common to...
The swim team met with city officials to discuss their concerns and to resolve differences last week. Meanwhile, community members continued to express concern about pool operations on Facebook, with a post in the Leavenworth Facebook group getting 71 likes and 62 comments. The post by Derick Kuch...

One way traffic control on the bridge for the next 60 days
Work began on Thursday, June 16 to rehabilitate the bridge located one-mile up icicle road, the Cascade Orchard bridge. The surface of the bridge has deteriorated, and moisture easily penetrates the deck, interfering with the integrity of the steel in the bridge, according to the county. Traffic...

The Leavenworth pool has been causing controversy between the city and swimmers
Over 20 community members packed the Leavenworth city council meeting on Tuesday, June 14 to discuss the future of Leavenworth Swim Team, with an additional eleven attendees on Zoom. Fifteen community members spoke up in person and three over Zoom about the future of Leavenworth Swim Team. Many...

The Leavenworth Swim Team, family and friends help to raise funds at Yodelin for their swim program.
Leavenworth Swim Team and the City of Leavenworth have been working to negotiate a contract so that the swim team can begin their 2022 season. This year, negotiations have drawn some notoriety around the community. One of the biggest points of contention among the public was whether the swim team...
I had the opportunity to sight in my Henry Long Ranger lever action rifle last week at the Swakane State Wildlife Area north of Wenatchee. A part of this Wildlife Area has long been used by shooters but recently, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife completely renovated this into what...

Matthew Selby, city administrator semi-finalist
After nearly six months without a city administrator, the City of Leavenworth is finalizing their search for the position. The city will hold a meeting for each candidate on June 13 and 16 at the City Council Chambers within City Hall at 7:30 p.m. Leavenworth has been without a city administrator...

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