Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chelan County Fire District 9 Annual Dinner

Calendar Event:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
CCFD9 Annual Dinner
Chelan County Fire District 9 annual dinner. Discuss new equipment, changes to department, future of department, training past and future, meet new members, and discuss up coming fund raisers....
Featherwinds Lodging
17033 River Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826   USA

The dinner is for District 9 firefighters and auxiliary members. If you have not received your invitation, please contact Station 91.

The annual dinner starts off with a short social time followed by a welcoming and meet & greet speech by one of the department’s officers. During dinner there will be a slide show featuring pictures of new equipment, candid photos, photos of training exercises, and much more.

There will be many topics discussed after the dinner hour. Some of the topics are: past and future training, arrival of new equipment, ordering of new equipment, future direction of the department, discuss up coming fund raisers by the Fire Auxiliary and by the Fire Department.

Chelan County Fire District 9 is a volunteer fire department with over 20 firefighter members. The District 9 Fire Auxiliary strongly supports the firefighters by running fund raisers and working with the department to assist in the department’s needs.

“Thank you to District 9 Firefighters and to the Auxiliary for all of their hard work and support of the community.”

LE Staff

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Leavenworth Events – Questions & Info

We have received several emails lately concerning traveling etiquette in the Leavenworth area. We will be answering each question in separate blog posts. If you have a question please feel free to email us at and we will research and post the question and answer to the blog.

If your question is along the lines of “what’s the best restaurant?” or “where is the best place to stay?” we will not answer the question. These type questions are personal opinion type answers and are solely dependant on a persons taste and expectations.

Below is a list of questions we have received so far.

1. How much should I tip for services other than food service?

2. Who should I contact for activities to do in the Leavenworth area?

3. Which navigation system works best in the area?

4. I’ve never driven in snow, are the roads kept plowed?

5. What is the Leavenworth Upper Valley?

6. I have medical concerns but want to visit Leavenworth. Are there hospitals in Leavenworth?

7. Are there areas for novice hikers?

8. We enjoy winter sports, what is there in and around Leavenworth?

9. Are there places outside of Leavenworth for lodging if we don’t want to be downtown?

10. I know there are a lot of festivals and events in Leavenworth through out the year, how can I get a list of these?

If you have any questions you would like answered, please email us at

Information provided for these questions are partly opinion and also information that is gathered through surveys and questionnaires. The answers are only guidelines and not mandatory actions. We will always try to offer a reference for you to refer to for more information.

LE Staff

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Leavenworth Events – Snow is Falling

News Flash – Snow is falling in the Leavenworth Upper Valley.

Is winter here…again? Lately Leavenworth and the Upper Valley has experienced unusually warm temperatures for this time of year and a lack of snowfall, instead receiving rain. Today all of that has changed. Low temperatures of near twenty degrees, weather reports were suggesting snowfall with the incoming moisture.

As of 12:00 pm, noon, it began to snow.  Ten hours later the snow is still coming down with approximately 4 to 5 inches of fresh white fluffy snow. Unfortunately the snow did not come on Friday providing a perfect winter weekend for those venturing out to Leavenworth.  Instead the snow came as most weekend guests were on their way home or debating as to when would be the best time to leave.

Should this rate of snowfall continue, the Leavenworth Upper Valley could see up to twelve inches of fresh snow by Monday morning.

It appears, that just maybe, possibly winter has returned to Leavenworth and the outlying areas.

Drive care, enjoy the winter, be prepared for winter conditions.

LE Staff

Leavenworth Event District 9 Fire Dinner

News Release issued by Featherwinds Lodging – 01/24/2010.

February 17, 2010 is the date for Chelan County Fire District 9 annual dinner. The dinner will be held at Featherwinds Lodging. Firefighters and Auxiliary members are to RSVP as as soon as possible to the District 9 Fire Association’s Treasurer.

Approximately 120 members are expected to attend the event. The dinner social will include awarding Firefighter of the year, a power point presentation showing high points of the year for the firefighters and a report as to new equipment on order as well as what new equipment and training occurred this last year.

Dinner selection will be a entree choice of Prime Rib or Barbequed Salmon, assorted vegetables, potato and salad. Desserts will be served promptly after dinner with awards ceremony directly following.

It is unsure if there will be a report in regards to the new Firefighter Cadet Program that has just been instituted by Fire District 9.

Please support your local fire district.

LE Staff

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Leavenworth Reviews

As many people have discovered, our Reviews and Comments Pages have become very popular. We have had to re-organize the pages and will finish updating the new pages. Check back to read the new reviews that will be posted.

Even though our guidelines are extremely strict, people have submitted a lot of reviews, overwhelming our reviews staff. Do not let this discourage you from writing a review. We are pleased with the outcome and look forwarding to meeting the challenge of keeping up with posts.

If you are writing a review or comment, please follow our guidelines closely. We do not accept anonymous reviews and are deleted without further consideration or notification.

We appreciate your time and desire to submit a review or comment; keep submitting and we will update our review pages as quickly as possible.

LE Staff 

Leavenworth Reviews

About Leavenworth Events

We have just updated our About Us webpage. This page gives some insight about Leavenworth Events; how long we have been on the internet, who we are and what we do.

Blog posting is a big part of what we do along with information pages regarding the Leavenworth Upper Valley and the businesses in the area. Lodging is a big part of the Upper Valley and we are supported by lodging facilities.

If you wish to contact Leavenworth Events, please go to our contact page and use the appropriate email address. We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

LE Staff 

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Leavenworth Events and Lodging Updates

 We have just updated our home page. Our home page has new sponsor ads and links. We are in the process of updating several pages and will posted links to the updated pages as they are uploaded.

If you have any questions or comments regarding our updates feel free to contact us at

We will be updating several pages including our Reviews and Comments pages and our About Us page. If you have questions regarding our ads, please contact our sponsors, not Leavenworth Events.

Le Staff

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Leavenworth Events – Hwy 2 Closed!

News Flash!! – News Flash!!

Highway 2 is closed from Coles Corner to west entrance to Leavenworth, WA. A large boulder has fallen onto the highway blocking both lanes. The boulder has been compared to a Semi-truck. The boulder is so large it is blocking from the guardrail, across both lanes to just a couple of feet from the hillside. We were told the Department of Transportation (DOT) will have to blast the boulder into small pieces before it can be moved. This could take several days.

Highway 2 is not expected to be open until late Saturday or Sunday.

If you are planning a trip to Leavenworth this weekend, be aware the detour will add approximately thirty to forty minutes to your travel time.

The detour uses Highway 207, left on to Beaver Valley Highway (old highway 209), up and over Beaver Hill and down the Chumstick Highway. These roads are well traveled whether it is being used as a detour or normal traveling for local residents. Expect delays due to additional traffic and some drivers not knowing the road.

Many hotels are already booked so if you do not have lodging secured, do so before traveling to Leavenworth. Stevens Pass is also expect to be very busy which will add to the number of people requiring lodging.

This weekend is the annual Ice Festival which should be a lot of fun for the whole family despite the closing of Highway 2.

If you have any questions, contact your lodging facility or contact the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. For road closure information contact the Department of Transportation.

LE Staff

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Leavenworth Events Reviews Pages

Leavenworth Events new reviews pages have become very popular. Our new submission form has provided a very user friendly system for submitting reviews, comments and notes. If you are interested in writing a review please read our guidelines carefully. Unfortunately, we have had to reject a few submissions, we do not post or acknowledge anonymous submissions. If a post contains an email address within the comment section, the post will be rejected. However an email address is required on the post form for our validation.

If you have any questions regarding the Leavenworth Upper Valley or the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth please send your email to:

Or you can send your questions to the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. The Leavenworth Chamber website is: