Business / Economy

As Cherry Season Arrives, Growers Expect Near-Record Harvest

Cherries are a summertime staple. Local cherries are starting to pop up at farmers markets, fruit stands and grocers. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington will produce 67 percent of all sweet cherries in the country this year. And this year’s crop has the potential to be one of the state’s largest, as…

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Financial Wanderings with Brad Blackburn – North Korea, Trade War, Apple Tariffs

Brad Blackburn with Blackburn Financial in Cashmere joins Dan Langager in your Financial Wanderings to talk about the economic impacts of President Trump meeting with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un, the outlook for the economy overall, an ever-more-likely trade war with China, Mexico and other countries the Trump administration has placed tariffs on and how Mexico’s…

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Leavenworth Farmers Market Welcomes New Growers, Board Members

Hana Butler, Manager of the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market, joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about this year’s growing season and new farmers joining the Thursday market. It’s today from 4-8 p.m. at Lions Club Park.   Photo: Leavenworth Community Farmers Market

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Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce Update – June

Morgan Eastman, Events Director with the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studios to talk about upcoming events in the Bavarian Village, including Accordion Fest next weekend, Kinderfest July 4th, Leavenworth Summer Theater, Community Farmers Market and more.

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Downtown Wenatchee Vacancies On Display In ‘Possibilities Tour’

The Wenatchee Downtown Association recently hosted a Possibilities Tour to show off vacant commercial and resident spaces in the downtown core. Linda Haglund, the association’s director, told KOHO it’s a way to connect with property owners and find out what is available to lease or purchase in downtown – from the Metropolitan Building, to Pybus…

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Grant PUD Creates New ‘Evolving Industry’ Rate Class To Address Deluge Of Cryptocurrency Miners

An influx of cryptocurrency firms looking to establish a foothold in North Central Washington has local utilities re-examining their commercial pay rates. Grant County PUD commissioners unanimously agreed last week to create a new customer rate class for cryptocurrency miners. Commissioners said core customers – residential, irrigation and commercial – continue to be first in…

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Wenatchee AppleSox Founder Jim Corcoran Sells Team To Former Microsoft Engineer

The Wenatchee AppleSox baseball team is under new ownership. Founder Jim Corcoran sold the franchise to Jose Oglesby, a former Microsoft manager. Assistant general manager and co-owner Ken Osborne will remain with the AppleSox and has been promoted to the team’s general manager and chief operating officer. Corcoran will stay on as an advisor with…

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