Jaime Skelton is a Regional Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media serving Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Wenatchee, Washington. She has worked in online publishing for 14 years as a writer and editor, initially covering the video game industry but now covering local news, food, and culture in Central and Eastern Washington. After living in the dense suburbs of California, Utah, and Texas, Jaime made Tri-Cities her home five years ago and hasn't looked back.
Christmas For Children Toy Drive: Help Gift Tri-Cities Cheer
We're back once again to shoo away the Christmas blues with the Christmas For Children Toy Drive, presented by Ranch and Home and the Tire Factory!
Cold, Dry Weather Bringing End to Fall Fieldwork in PNW
The weekly crop progress and condition report for the Pacific Northwest is available for the week ending November 26. Cold weather and early freezing conditions were reported as fall fieldwork wraps up.
Soil Acidity Management Workshop Series Begins November 30
WSU, UI, and the PNW Farmers' Network are joining together to host "Acidic Soils Solutions," a three-part workshop on soil acidity management.
CEQ Pressured Further for Info About Columbia River Negotiations
A new letter has been sent to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Brenda Mallory, demanding transparency in its involvement in the Columbia River System Operations litigation and mediation.
Mild Fall Weather Encourages Fieldwork And Cattle Grazing In PNW
The USDA has released its weekly crop progress and condition report for the Pacific Northwest. This week's report covers November 13 through November 19, 2023. Mild conditions resulted in good grazing and fieldwork opportunities.
HPAI Continuing to Spread in OR As 790,000 More Birds Euthanized
As of November 17, 2023, Oregon has new confirmed cases of avian influenza, resulting in the euthanization of almost 790,000 birds.
PNW Livestock Organizations Unite To Protest Grizzly Bear Plan
This week, livestock organizations in the northwest United States joined together to send a formal letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, asking the federal organization to not proceed with a plan to introduce an experimental population of grizzly bears to the North Cascade ecosystem.
Invasive European Green Crab Found At Salt Creek Recreation Area
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is praising the efforts of partners and the public in managing a new European green crab sighting in Salt Creek Recreational Area.
Goodbye, Artificial Turf: Heavy Duty Grasses Being Bred By WSU
Washington State University's grass breeding program has begun a two-year study this fall in order to "identify and breed hardy blends of grasses that can stand up to heavy, constant wear."
Crop Conditions in Pacific Northwest For Week Ending Nov 12
The USDA has released its weekly crop progress and condition report for the Pacific Northwest. This week's report covers November 6 through November 12, 2023.