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Ale-Fest fun at the Festhalle

Photo by Ian Dunn
Those gathering at the Festhalle on Saturday were treated to some tasty beer and lively music as part of the annual Ale-Fest, to the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, a non-profit entity.

Leavenworth man charged with imprisoning woman at Valley Hi
A Leavenworth man, 47-year old Douglas S. Port, has been arrested on multiple felony charges for allegedly imprisoning a woman at his Valley Hi residence.

The situation came to the attention of local law enforcement at 4:30 p.m. on April 13, when the State Patrol was contacted by woman claiming to be the victim of domestic violence. The call in from the U.S. Highway 2-97 Junction, according to press release from Chelan County Undersheriff, John Wisemore.

The woman told deputies she had been assaulted several times over the past few days by her boyfriend, Port. She said Port had refused to let her leave the home after the assault.

"When he left that day to go to the store, she exited the second story window and onto the roof where she was able to drop to the ground and go to get help," Wisemore said, via press release. "When deputies arrived at the residence in the 3000 block of Allen Lane in Valley Hi a short time later, they were unable to locate Port. They observed external locks on the outside of the doors, which would prevent the victim from leaving the residence."

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Chelan County Department of Emergency Management performs critical services for Leavenworth
A fire sweeps through downtown Leavenworth. A truck overturns on U.S. Highway 2, spilling thousands of gallons of hazardous chemicals. An earthquake ravages the town. Or maybe an act of terrorism during Oktoberfest. These are just some of the many scenarios considered by the Chelan County Department of Emergency Management, for the City of Leavenworth.

As the Leavenworth City Council considers a new contract for emergency management, the council met with Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett and Sergeant Kent Sisson, the Emergency Management Department coordinator.

Burnett and Sisson met with the council as part of their April 14 study session. The Chelan County Emergency Management Department is a part of the Chelan County Sheriff's Office. The city contracts with the Emergency Management Department for emergency service planning and response for the city of Leavenworth.

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Cascade Medical Foundation reaches out to city in quest for ambulance funds
As the Cascade Medical Foundation makes their ambitious push to raise $150,000 this year to purchase a new ambulance, their mission led them to request support from the City of Leavenworth.

Members of Foundation and hospital met with the Leavenworth City Council as part of their April 14 study session.

"We have some huge goals. We want to get this done this year. We are applying for grants, golf tournament. With our goal this year, we are at a shortage of $45,000. We are coming to see if the city has any possibility to fill that," said CM Foundation Board President Ken West. "It is such a huge need for the city. We are just reaching out. We are $45,000 short, so if there are any ideas by the city to help."

Each year, the emergency room and ambulance service cost Cascade Medical $3.6 million, said CM Chief Operation Officer Amy Webb. With the revenue that comes in, there is a loss of $1.5 million.

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Don't Wait Project teaches IRMS students about bullying and movie making
Lights, camera, action. Students at Icicle River Middle School are intently filming a scene for a future 60-second PSA on bullying. It's all part of a unique program, through the Wenatchee based Don't Wait Project.

Founder Lisa Bradshaw started Don't Wait three years ago, after surviving cancer and the loss of her husband. At that point, she started living her life with that train of thought, Don't Wait.

It has evolved since the beginning. There are the anti-bullying programs, but they are now launching history project next month called the Don't Wait History Project. They also do a lot of awareness and advocating for organ donation.

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Leavenworth man named to Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission
Leavenworth resident and noted local angler Dave Graybill has been appointed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. The nine-member commission must have three members from east of the Cascades and three from the west side, plus three at large. All serve six year terms.

The primary role of the commission is to establish policy for the direction of fish and wildlife species and their habitats in Washington and to monitor the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department's implementation of goals, policies and objectives established by the commission.

The commission, established by the legislature in 1995, has other responsibilities including classifying wildlife, establishing basic rules and regulations governing the time, place, manner and methods used for harvest of fish and wildlife.

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Cascade grad participates in WSU Business Plan Competition
Imagine a website that helps you plan vacations based on the experience you want to have. What kind of climate are you looking for? What accommodations do you desire? Once you get there, what kind of activities interest you?

This website is the brainchild of 2011 Cascade High School graduate, Amanda Scott, and her partners at Washington State University. A senior, who will graduate in May with a degree in Strategic Communications, Scott has taken the website idea and turned it into a business plan.

Through the WSU Carson College of Business, the plan has been entered into a Business Plan Competition, with other students and their innovative ideas. Her partners in the project are Troy Carpenter and Monica Bomber.

"I am a member of the Harold Frank Entrepreneurship program, which requires that I participate in the business plan competition with a project," Scott said. "I participated last year and I'll participate this year. We are bringing my company, Go KEFI to the competition."

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