Sunday, July 14, 2024
From The Publisher

Embracing the future at The Leavenworth Echo


As the CEO & Publisher of Ward Media, it's my honor and responsibility to ensure that The Leavenworth Echo not only continues its legacy of trusted community journalism but also evolves to meet the modern demands of our readers. It is with great enthusiasm that I unveil the newly redesigned website for The Leavenworth Echo at, a project that marks a significant milestone in our journey.

The redevelopment of our website was driven by a singular vision: to create a digital platform that is as accessible, engaging, and valuable to you as our print edition has been for years. Today, I am proud to say that we have achieved that goal and more with the launch of the new

This redesigned site embodies our commitment to enhancing your reading experience. We have simplified the subscription process, making it easier than ever to become a part of our community of readers online. For our valued subscribers, we've introduced a suite of online tools designed to give you control over your subscription. Whether you need to update your address, report a delivery issue, or pause your subscription while you're away, these changes are now just a click away.

Understanding the importance of community engagement, our new platform empowers you to actively participate with The Leavenworth Echo. You can submit letters to the editor, share news tips, and announce significant life events—from births and engagements to anniversaries and obituaries. Our aim is to make a vibrant community hub where your voices and stories are heard and shared.

We are also introducing "web extras"—unique online content that complements our traditional print coverage. These features, along with the ability to place classified ads, submit calendar items, and access the E-edition of the newspaper in a more user-friendly format, are part of our commitment to providing you with a comprehensive digital experience.

The new is just the beginning. We are also excited to announce the launch of NCW News (, a dynamic new site dedicated to bringing you news from across North Central Washington. This initiative is an extension of our dedication to keeping our community informed and connected.

The launch of The Leavenworth Echo's redesigned website and the introduction of NCW News represent a pivotal moment in our mission to deliver high-quality journalism in the digital age. As we move forward, I invite you to explore these platforms, engage with our content, and join us in celebrating this new chapter in the life of The Leavenworth Echo.


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