Millions of Millenials resurrecting whiskey

Last month while touring Ireland, our guide proudly pointed out Irish whiskey is making a strong comeback and thanked us, Americans, for our hefty contribution to their sales and shipments.

Port receives loan for brewery

Officials sought grant/loan mix

The Port District received a low-interest loan last week to convert a liquor store into a microbrewery.

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Road work for Water Works

‘New resident’ reception set

Those who are new to the Yakima Valley are invited to join New Vision and local business leaders and government leaders.

Looking for parade goers

Columbia Center Mall is seeking participants for its Tri-Cities Holiday Parade.

Auditors find issue with hop group

A lack of contracts with two non-profit groups resulted in an audit management letter for the state’s Hop Commission.

Sunnyside center to host businesses

Businesses are invited to a showcase event to see students in action at the local YV-Tech center, 437 Barnard Blvd.

State launches insurance stores

‘Storefronts’ to open Nov. 1

The state’s health benefit exchange is opening physical stores.

Conference planned

Networking and empowerment are two of the goals for a women in business conference Friday.

Agency seeks crop reports

Farm producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of Farm Service Agency program benefits.

Gas prices increase

Mirroring a national trend, state and local gas prices increased for the first time in four months.

Jobless rate falls again in September

Preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell again to 5.6 percent in September with the state adding 20,000 jobs.

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Sparks fly at the Water Works

A crew breaks up the old concrete pad behind the city’s former Water Works building at Fifth Street and Grant Avenue.

Darigold plant continues to grow

Expansion increasing productivity

Slices of fresh Darigold sharp white cheddar cheese were part of Tom Rouleau’s presentation yesterday to members of the Noon Rotary Club.

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Tending to the trellises

With the harvest complete, workers repair hop poles and trellises near Mabton.