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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…

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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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Affordable housing in North Central Washington has been an issue for many years. This year the state legislature set aside some funding for housing projects across the state. The group Our Valley Our Future studied ways to alleviate the shortage. Recently, a task force was convened in Leavenworth to try to tackle the issue in…

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Whether you’re commuting from or headed to an event in Leavenworth, navigating traffic in the Bavarian Village isn’t always easy. But it’s about to get a little easier. Link Transit’s new park and ride in Leavenworth will open behind Safeway soon. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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The City of Leavenworth will conduct a controlled burn today on city-owned land adjacent to Mountain View Cemetery. The material for burning is green waste collected by the city as required by the Dept. of Agriculture because of Apple Maggot Quarantine restrictions in western Chelan County. The burn is permitted under the Dept. of Ecology…

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Mammography exams at Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth have gone high-tech. In late March, the facility brought online a new three-dimensional mammography scanner. Radiology Director Scott Mitchell said the new technology is designed to provide a clearer image of the breast, which allows radiologists to diagnose cancer at its earliest stages. The mammogram is produced…

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