WENATCHEE — A stalled chairlift at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort restarted Friday afternoon after a mechanical problem interrupted service for three hours and forced skiers to evacuate lift chairs with the help of rappellers with the Mission Ridge Ski Patrol.
House market jingle: The best holiday gift for local homeowners — particularly those selling their homes now — has to be this year’s continuing rise in prices. In October, the median sales price in the Wenatchee market rose to $269,450, up 8 percent from $250,000 last year, reports Pacific Appraisal Associates. Even better for sellers, the median price hit $280,000 over the last 90 days.
The Federal Poverty Guidelines, also referred to as the Federal Poverty Level, (FPL) determines an income threshold that varies by family size and age make-up, and below which a household unit is said to be living in poverty. The income counted in the FPL calculations includes wage and salaries, unearned income and most transfer payments. The calculations do not include the value of non-cash benefits such as food stamps, housing subsidies or Medicaid.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in October as households bought motor vehicles and a range of other goods, pointing to sustained economic strength that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.
WENATCHEE — A top professional hired to work in the Wenatchee Valley — say, a doctor for Confluence Health or a safety engineer for Crunch Pak — has three basic requirements: an ample salary, a nice house and good schools for the kids.