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UV MEND Helping Find ‘Place To Say, Food In Their Bellies’ During Holidays

The holidays aren’t always filled with peace and joy for some families in the Wenatchee Valley.

Upper Valley MEND helps hundreds of families from Peshastin and Dryden to Leavenworth and Plain with money for housing, food and more.

Their Executive Director Kaylin Bettinger and Community Cupboard food bank Manager Bob Mark join KOHO to talk about those services during the holiday season and how you can help.…

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Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Bringing Additional Traffic To US 2

What started as a quaint, once-a-season, ceremonial holiday event, has grown into a full-blown, three-weekend event. We’re talking about Leavenworth’s Christmas Lighting Festival. Marcus Bellissimo reports on plans to mitigate the massive crowds arriving in the Upper Wenatchee Valley this month. …

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Candidate Interviews – Cascade School Board

Election Day is just under two weeks away and KOHO 101 has you covered with Candidate Interviews all this week.

Running for Cascade School Board Position 2 is Judy Derpack. Also on the ballot is Marco Aurilio, but he withdrew his candidacy last month.

Aurilio was working as a Leavenworth firefighter when he filed for office in May, but then accepted a teaching position with the school district.…

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DUI Patrols Increase This Month During Leavenworth Oktoberfest

With Leavenworth’s annual Oktoberfest starting tomorrow, the Washington State Patrol, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Wenatchee Police Department are increasing DUI patrols up and down the Wenatchee Valley.

During the three-weekend event, the Patrol said its goal is to prevent serious injuries and fatal collisions. Extra patrols will be on-duty during the festivities, but they’re also asking citizens to report erratic driving, as impaired driving is a leading factor in traffic deaths.…

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More Parking Coming To Cascade Medical Center

If you live in or have visited Leavenworth, you know how difficult it can be to find parking. In order to alleviate some of that difficulty for their patients, Cascade Medical Center is wrapping up a much-needed parking expansion project. Marcus Bellissimo has the latest. …

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Non-Profit Icicle Fund Celebrating 20 Years Of Helping Other Non-Profits

Supporting the environment, the arts and local history in North Central Washington is the mission of the Icicle Fund. And the non-profit is celebrating two decades of that work.

They hosted a soirée at Snow Owl Theater in Leavenworth last night, with supporters and partners from throughout the region.

KOHO’s Dan Langager was there and filed this report.…

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