Leavenworth Mayor says Christmas Lighting Festival traffic is manageable

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LEAVENWORTH, WA.-Leavenworth Mayor Cheri Farivar described the traffic during the Christmas Lighting Festival as manageable. The annual event runs each weekend from Thanksgiving to New Years and has become a huge attraction bringing in thousands of visitors and causing heavy traffic congestion and more than a few complaints from local residents.

The Mayor was at Thursday’s Chelan Douglas County Transportation Council meeting where she discussed the festival and its impacts on the popular Bavarian-themed town with NCWLIFE News’ Steve Hair . . .

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.