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Chelan County Fire District #3 – Fire Restrictions in Effect »


The Bavarian Village in the heart of Washington State

228 Chumstick Hwy. • Leavenworth, WA. 98826 • (509) 548-7711


TO:         Residents and visitors within Chelan County Fire District #3 jurisdiction
FROM:  David J Nalle, Deputy Fire Chief
DATE:   08/20/2020

RE:          Fire Restrictions

Fire restrictions include:

No outdoor fires and/or outdoor open flame devices are allowed within the boundaries of Chelan County Fire District #3, as of 08/20/2020, except the following:

(i)            Pressurized or bottled liquid fuel stoves LPG, barbecues, lanterns, or heating devices are permitted, provided such devices are used in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable material within 3 feet of the device.

Dave Nalle
Deputy Fire Chief of Prevention
Chelan County Fire District 3
228 Chumstick Hwy
Leavenworth, WA  98826
509 548-7711

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Expect delays on US 2 between Leavenworth and Cashmere for chipseal work beginning 8/10/2020 »

August 7, 2020

Contacts: Lauren Loebsack – Communications (509) 667-2815

Expect delays on US 2 between Leavenworth and Cashmere for chipseal work next week

Leavenworth – Work to chipseal the wheelruts on US 2 between Leavenworth and Cashmere will continue Monday through Thursday next week. Working hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

On Monday, a contractor for the Washington State Department of Transportation will continue work 1 mile east of Leavenworth and proceed east toward the Don Senn Memorial Interchange (Big Y). Travelers should plan for flagger controlled traffic with pilot car and extended delays on Monday.

Tuesday through Thursday, the contractor will continue working towards Cashmere, with single lane closures.

Updates will be shared on the travel alert page, and on Twitter @WSDOT_East.

Hyperlinks within the release:
• WSDOT Central Washington travel alerts: https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/central.aspx
• @WSDOT_East: https://twitter.com/WSDOT_East

Now Hiring: Water Plant / Wastewater Treatment Plant Utility Worker »


The City of Leavenworth, an equal opportunity employer, is now accepting applications for a Water Plant / Wastewater Treatment Plant Utility Worker. The position is year- round. Compensation package includes medical, dental benefits, and PERS. Probationary pay starts at $3,702/month increasing to $4,497/month after one year and successful completion of 6-month probationary period. The individual must be able to work weekends, holidays, and required overtime.

Duties include: performing day to day operations for the water plant, performing regular and recurring operations and maintenance for the operation of the City’s Waste Treatment Plant, assist in the implementation of the Fats/Oils and Grease (FOG) control program, and assisting with cross connection field work and inspections. The tentative schedule would be four 10-hour days, Thursday thru Sunday. Individual must be available for on-call work when needed as a backup operator. Individual must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Health Water Treatment Plant Operator Level 1 license and a Class I State Certificate or higher as a Waste Treatment Operator within 18 months of assignment to this position.

The minimum requirements for this position include a H.S. Diploma, Class B CDL, and minimum 2 years experience of similar work. This union covered position is conditioned on passing a pre-employment drug / alcohol screening and physical.

Job Application and full Job Description are available at City Hall, 700 US Hwy. 2, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, via our website at www.cityofleavenworth.com, or by contacting us at (509) 548-5275.

Application deadline is 5:00 PM on August 14, 2020.

Chelan County River Recreation Survey »

Wenatchee River and Icicle Creek Recreation Use Survey

This survey is intended to document and understand river recreation use in the Leavenworth area. Questions apply to river recreation use within the study area which is the Wenatchee mainstem from the Icicle Road bridge to Barn Beach and Icicle Creek from the USFWS fish hatchery to the confluence with the Wenatchee river. Survey results will help inform future management actions.  Chelan County drafted these survey questions with input from a stakeholder working group.

Update: Icicle Creek Advisory »

For Immediate Release-July 29, 2020

Herb Amick-City of Leavenworth
509 548-5275

Theo Burgoon-Trout Unlimited
509 630-6858


Icicle Creek Advisory

Leavenworth, WA– Multiple projects to help with water supply and fish recovery in the Icicle Watershed began in early May 2020.

Working with the City of Leavenworth and Icicle Peshastin Irrigation District, Trout Unlimited is installing a new water mainline, a fish screen at the city’s water supply diversion and making fish passage improvements along Icicle Creek.  The City of Leavenworth’s water diversion is located roughly 1/2 mile upstream of the Snow Lakes Trailhead parking lot on Icicle Road.  Construction began the first week of May and will last through October 31, 2020.  The project will not interrupt the City of Leavenworth’s domestic water service.

To accommodate construction activities, Icicle Road will be limited to one lane of traffic from August 5th to September 9th, 2020 from Icicle Road mile 4.7 to 4.9.  This will impact approximately 700 feet of Icicle Road. The one lane closures will take place weekdays during construction from 7am to 6pm.  A flagger will guide cars through the closure during construction.  Please pay attention to all traffic signs and be attentive in the vicinity of the Snow Lakes Trailhead parking lot.

These projects are part of efforts to improve water supply and enhance fish recovery in the Icicle Watershed and are part of the Icicle Strategy. A second phase of work will occur in fall 2020 and spring/summer 2021 on the Snow Lake Trail bridge and Icicle Peshastin Irrigation District fish screen.

For additional information about hiking and recreating in the area please contact the US Forest Service Okanogan/Wenatchee web page at www.fs.usda.gov/okawen/  and Washington Trails Association at www.wta.org. Additional information and updates about these projects will be posted as needed on the Trout Unlimited Washington Water Project Facebook page

COVID19 Alert-The information included in this Press Release is subject to change to ensure compliance with Washington State Governor Executive Orders and United States Forest Service Closure Orders

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