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Bears Love Trash – Tips For Living With Bears This Fall

When bears forage for food, it can be entertaining to watch from afar or literally too close for comfort if they’re rifling through your garbage can. And the foods in which they can glean from our yards may also throw-off their hibernation pattern. Marcus Bellissimo breaks down tips from a local wildlife biologist for living…

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Dryden, Chelan Transfer Station Rates Increasing June 1

Starting June 1, a variety of rates are increasing at both the Dryden and Chelan transfer stations. Chelan County commissioners passed separate resolutions establishing the new rates last month. Jill FitzSimmons, spokesperson for Chelan County Public Works, said the rate rise is needed to cover increasing operating and disposal costs. But she said the increased…

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Leavenworth Pool Would Close Next Year Without Levy Extension, Mayor Farivar Says

In August’s primary election, voters in the Upper Wenatchee Valley narrowly rejected a three-cent increase on the Parks & Recreation Service Area tax levy. It remains at 11 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. The levy, originally approved in 2000, pays for the maintenance and operation of the Leavenworth city pool. Voters will once…

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City of Leavenworth Update – Mayor Cheri Farivar

Leavenworth Mayor Cheri Farivar joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the latest with moving residential garbage services from the city to Waste Management. She said the deal should be signed in December and the change-over complete by February 1. Farivar also talked about surplussing some property along Highway 2 near…

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City of Leavenworth Exploring Residential Garbage Contract With Waste Management

Leavenworth Mayor Cheri Farivar joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about a study getting underway into Waste Management taking over residential garbage services in the city. Farivar said Waste Management already does recycling services and even with a new contract, the city would continue doing commercial garbage downtown. Last night the city…

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Waste Management is Coming to Cashmere

New waste and recycling services begin next week for Cashmere residents. Waste Management will begin garbage and recycling collections Tuesday for all residents and businesses. Dan Langager filed this report on what that means for the city and its residents.

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