Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in the Wenatchee Valley Business World. Read more from the publication here.
WENATCHEE — Twenty Wenatchee Valley College employees learned Thursday they will be without jobs come Jan. 31.
SEATTLE — Just as the crucial holiday shopping season gets underway, Nordstrom finds itself under fire by animal-rights activists for being one of the declining number of retailers that still sell animal fur.
SPOKANE — Washington potato growers could double what they earn from this year’s crop because of shortages in Idaho, the Upper Midwest and Canada caused by bad weather in October that forced some producers to leave their spuds in the field.
WENATCHEE — North Wenatchee redevelopment and improvements to several parks and trails make up nearly $37 million of the city’s $107 million 2020 budget.
WENATCHEE — The trucks were lined up at Stemilt Growers’ warehouse by midnight and at 12:01 a.m. Sunday they were off to deliver Cosmic Crisp — 20 years in the making — around the country.
CHELAN — Campbell’s Resort plans to build a 24-unit apartment complex next to the Woodin Avenue Bridge in downtown Chelan.
WENATCHEE — You may not have heard of Stevens Home Group, but owner Seth Stevens dreams of turning his real estate company into a household name in Wenatchee.
CYPRESS ISLAND — Cooke Aquaculture has reached a settlement to pay $2.75 million in legal fees and to fund Puget Sound restoration projects, putting an end to a Clean Water Act lawsuit that followed the 2017 collapse of one of the fish-farming company’s net-pen structures.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School District will collect $10,216,605 in educational program and operation (EPO) levy funds next year, the full amount approved by voters in 2017.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School Board will find out Dec. 17 whether contractors are more interested now than they were this spring in building a host of construction projects across six school campuses.
WENATCHEE — Library programming for autistic children and a liaison to help families in the Waterville and Orondo school districts connect to services they need are two of five projects funded in a first round of grants by the North Central Accountable Community of Health.
WENATCHEE — In 24 hours from Wednesday to Thursday, Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort received 23 inches of snow.
Many national retailers opened on Thursday, allowing some to get a jump on shopping for holiday deals.
OKANOGAN — Since 2013, Okanogan Land Trust (OLT) has been working with a consortium of partners on the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Working for Wildlife Initiative. OLT’s role is to hold conservation easements on private land when landowners volunteer to make their property part o…
LOS ANGELES — Over the last year and a half, retailers have watched the dizzying pace of the U.S.-China trade war with a growing sense of trepidation.
WENATCHEE — Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort will open for the season on Friday.
WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD employee Terry McFadden thought they were going to a Leavenworth warehouse for a safety check. But that was just a ploy from McFadden’s boss to get him out of the office.
PHILADELPHIA — In 2017, as cities and states including Philadelphia and Delaware built out lavish incentive packages and sales pitches in hopes of luring Amazon's second headquarters, a resistance emerged.
MINNEAPOLIS — The unofficial start of the holiday shopping season is upon us.
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PESHASTIN — The Scoby is temperamental: It needs to be kept between 68 and 72 degrees, fed a diet of organic honey and massaged regularly to help it shed outer layers.
LEAVENWORTH — Arts education programs at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts are getting a boost with a challenge grant that matches, dollar for dollar, local donations up to $100,000.
WENATCHEE — Pybus Public Market has formed a tenant search committee to find a replacement for the Wenatchee Brew Pub, a cornerstone tenant that is leaving the market in March.
NCW — Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Chelan and Leavenworth are among 52 cities benefiting from $4 million in grants awarded by the state Department of Commerce to address affordable housing.
WENATCHEE — An eight-story apartment building, a boutique hotel or maybe a satellite campus from a four-year university.
SEATTLE — One recent evening, around 75 people gathered in a vast Sodo warehouse for an event that may have been the first of its kind in human history: a housewarming party for a funeral home where bodies would not be burned or buried, but laid in individual vessels to become clean, usable …
OLYMPIA — An employee of Chelan County PUD’s energy department will sit on a newly formed state workgroup that’ll examine potential impacts of Washington’s new clean electricity law.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Eight-year-old Marian Scott loved her red hair extensions, which she had worn on and off since the start of the school year.
SEATTLE — In 2015, Stanford University Ph.D. student Michael Webb watched as his classmates in the computer science program became increasingly interested in the advancements of artificial intelligence (AI). An outlier, he was more focused on the economic implications of the technologies.
SEATTLE — Jen Collet considers herself a savvy flyer.
SAUVIE ISLAND, Ore. — On a foggy November day, farm workers take clippers to a field of bushy green plants, snipping tops full of flower buds dotted with flecks of sticky resin.
WENATCHEE — Ukuleles, photography, silk screen printing, hikes, drama, rockets, a telescope and a community garden are among the 145 classroom projects funded this year by $40,000 in grants from the North Central Education Foundation.
SEATTLE — Boeing took 10 new plane orders last month, but saw some customers swapping the U.S. planemaker’s grounded 737 MAX planes in favor of more expensive wide-body planes as doubts lingered about the MAX’s return to service.
WENATCHEE — Douglas County residents will not be able to use a new hazardous waste collection site in Chelan County for at least six months.
NCW — Counselors to America’s Small Businesses is looking for volunteers with business experience to mentor businesses in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties.
EAST WENATCHEE — WSU Extension is offering a food-prep training next month for workers in the food service industry.
SEATTLE — Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods two years ago rocked the food industry. Now the company is making what could become a much more effective play for a trillion-dollar chunk of the economy with a new grocery store set to open next year in a former Toys R Us location in suburban Lo…
SEATTLE — Yet another regional brewer that began as an alternative to mass-produced, corporate-owned beer has now fully joined the ranks of the mega-sudsmakers.
EAST WENATCHEE — Seedlings Center for Early Learning’s new $5.6 million East Wenatchee campus in the 100 block of Eastmont Avenue is starting to take shape.
When the Blue Zones Project group visited our valley last week, they shared some fascinating insights about the health and well-being of our valley. The information came from the surveys taken by the Gallup organization in Chelan and Douglas counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Boeing on Monday said it expected U.S. regulators to approve the return to commercial service of its grounded 737 MAX jet in the coming weeks, and its shares jumped as investors grew more hopeful the planemaker had addressed software problems at the heart of two fatal crashes.
WENATCHEE — GWATA will host an entrepreneurial panel at the LocalTel Communications Event Center at Pybus Public Market on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The panel features four professionals who are making waves in the agriculture industry. This event is presented by Overcast Law Of…