Business / Economy

2018 Apple Harvest Begins, Forecast Down From 2017 Despite Gala Increase

This year’s Washington apple crop is estimated at 131 million 40-pound boxes. That’s according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, which says this year’s crop is down two percent from the 2017 harvest of 134 million boxes. The association says farmers are anticipating “excellent quality fruit from the nation’s largest apple crop.” A varietal…

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Financial Wanderings with Brad Blackburn – 4% GDP, Trade War, Facebook

Brad Blackburn with Blackburn Financial in Cashmere joins Dan Langager in your Financial Wanderings to talk about the state of the stock market, which is relatively happy right now, the recent GDP report at 4.1 percent growth, the latest with the trade war between the U.S. and China, a $120 billion loss for Facebook stocks and more.

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‘Trying To Make Lemonade,’ Chelan PUD Board Hears Preliminary Cryptocurrency Rates

The Chelan PUD continues studying large-load data miners coming to the county. At Monday’s PUD board meeting, commissioners received an update on transmission and distribution challenges related to requests for power to serve large loads and a recommendation about possible cryptocurrency rates. PUD General Manager Steve Wright said volatility in cryptocurrency markets has lead to…

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Potential New ‘Our Valley Our Future’ Partners Pitch Project Ideas For 2019

The Our Valley Our Future / Nuestro Valle Nuestro Futuro community development initiative wants your input on potential new projects for its 2019 Action Plan. The Action Plan, Our Valley’s guiding document, was first released in November 2016 following two years of community outreach, visioning and planning work. The plan has a five-year window, with…

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