Country legend Ray Price is in the hospital again, fighting his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame disc jockey Bill Mack, a friend of Ray’s, says the singer’s condition is stable. “I was on the telephone with Janie Price (Mrs. Ray) for over an hour Sunday,” Mack posted on his [...]
While Scotty McCreery has wrapped his headlining Weekend Roadtrip Tour, his schedule hasn’t slowed down. His December is packed with dates as he crosses the nation to help country radio with holiday events and perform his own headlining shows, all while preparing to take finals at the North Carolina State University. “Holiday events are a [...]
Wade Sundell’s time might have finally arrived. The red-hot saddle bronc rider has been close to winning a world championship the last several years, and put himself back in serious contention by winning again at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center Monday night. Sundell took Round 5 – he also [...]
Frankie Ballard will release his new album, Sunshine & Whiskey, on February 11. The project’s lead single, “Helluva Life,” is in the Top 20 and climbing at country radio. The song marks his fastest rising single to date. “Making this album was freeing,” Frankie said. “If I didn’t like something, we’d change it, and if [...]
The economic vitality of the Wenatchee Valley is returning and local business organizations like the North Central Washington Economic Development District has taken notice.
The NCWEDD is a federally designated economic development district for the NCW region covering Okanogan, Douglas, Chelan and Colville Confederated Tribes.
Over the last year, Chelan and Douglas Counties have seen steady growth in the job market.
EDD Director Jennifer Korfiatis is fixated on fostering commerce in valley, she says the economy is moving in the right direction.
Heading into 2014, Korfiatis says the demand for 'soft skills' will grow.
The NCWEDD is responsible for regional economic development strategy and planning and collaborates with various private and public agencies to accomplish this goal...
Its two steps forward but three steps back in the budget process for Chelan County Commissioners. They've delayed a final vote on the spending plan because its still out of balance . .
Commissioner Doug England says the budget shortfall puts a damper on an otherwise positive financial report from the County's budget writer, Brad Posenjack.
Commissioner Ron Walter also expressed significant concerns over the delay in receiving 2.3 million dollars in Federal PILT funds.
Final adoption of the Chelan County budget has been delayed until next week
Dams versus the environment. . .two of the regions longest running political feuds were topics of debate at Monday's Congressional field hearing in Pasco.
Columbia River user groups aired their concerns about the river's future under a new treaty between the U-S and Canada.
The treaty was originally established to cover flood control and power generation. The United States has proposed changes to the pact that would also cover environmental protections.
Greg Haller with the Pacific Rivers Association said a new treaty needs to address changing dynamics on the river . .
But others such as Ron Reiman with the Columbia and Snake River Irrigators Association fear changes to the treaty that could put the State's agricultural economy in jeopardy . .
Monday's hearing was held by the House Natural Resources Committee chaired by 4th district congressman, Doc Hastings.
The treaty has no end date, but it includes an option for either country to terminate most treaty provisions anytime before September 2024 60 years since it was signed.
Lighthouse Ministries leader, Bob Rogers was stunned by the generosity of the community at Friday's Night in a Box fundraiser.
the event raised alot of money for the homeless advocacy group but a 25-thousand dollar donation from an unnamed Quincy potato farmer really warmed his heart .
The fundraiser was a simulation of what its like to live on the streets in frigid weather.
On top of the organization's single largest contribution, Rogers says another 25-thousand raised beyond that...