SkiLink service now in operation

WENATCHEE — SkiLink service to the Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is now in operation. There are seven round trips each day, with the first trip departing from Olds Station at 6:45 a.m. Remaining trips will depart from Columbia Station at 7:05 a.m., 8:25 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 2:25 p.m, and 3:45 p.m. SkiLink will also serve Lincoln Park, about 5 minutes after the...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News   Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2018 SEASON (Nov. 21) — Demand moderate. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 64-72s $16-19, mostly $17-18; 80-125s $16-18. Golden Delicious 72s $22-26, mostly $24-26; 80s $22-26 ; 88s $20-24; 100s $18-22, mostly $20-22; 113s $16-20, mostly $18-20. Fuji 64-72s $18-24,...
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South Douglas Conservation District looking for a supervisor

WATERVILLE — Are you interested in becoming more involved with your conservation district? South Douglas Conservation District will have an elected supervisor position open early next year. The five-member board of supervisors meets on the first Monday of each month, except August. The supervisors set policy and direction for the conservation district. Members serve three-year terms without...
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Nominations open for Excellence in Agriculture Award

SPOKANE — Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Excellence in Agriculture Award. The AgriBusiness Council of Greater Spokane Inc. in partnership with Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum are seeking to recognize individuals, businesses or organizations that have demonstrated a significant positive influence on the agricultural industry in the Inland Northwest. The...
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Markets

Provided by USDA Market News   Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2018 SEASON (Nov. 15) — Demand moderate. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72s $17-19, mostly $17-18; 80-125s $16-18. Golden Delicious 72s $22-26, mostly $24-26; 80s $22-26, mostly $22-24; 88s $20-24, mostly $22-24; 100s $18-22, mostly $20-22; 113s $16-20, mostly...
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Northwest Farm Credit Services reports third quarter earnings

SPOKANE — Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Northwest’s leading agricultural financial services cooperative, announced its third quarter earnings of $76.0 million, compared to $67.8 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings for the nine months ended Sept. 30, were $220.5 million, a 17.4 percent increase, compared to $187.8 million for the same period last year. Total capital...
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State unemployment rate falls again

OLYMPIA — Washington’s economy added 12,400 jobs in October and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for October was 4.3 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The October unemployment rate decreased slightly from the September 2018 unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, which establishes a new historical low point for the state. The figures released are...
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Rural residents grapple with shifting long-term care system

Across the nation, Americans are making tough decisions about long-term health care for themselves and their loved ones.
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Pybus Holiday Artisan Fair on Nov. 17

WENATCHEE — Pybus Market is hosting its annual Holiday Artisan Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 on the main concourse and in the LocalTel Event Center. The free fair will feature over 40 local and regional vendors offering crafts, holiday gifts, décor, jewelry, art and more. In addition to shopping, there will be giveaways, a photo booth and a raffle. For more information,...
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Produce safety workshop to be held in Kennewick

KENNEWICK — The Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association, in partnership with Impact Washington, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Washington State University, and Conover Insurance are offering a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. This one-day course fulfills the Food Safety Modernization Act...
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