JULY 20, 2017

 

AIRPORTS

Airline to launch direct flight from Seattle to Manchester

Bryce Newberry, July 19, 2017, KING5 News

Seattle travelers will soon have a new option for flying directly to Manchester.

Starting next May, Thomas Cook Airlines will launch a twice-weekly nonstop flight from Seattle to the U.K.

The flights will leave on Thursdays and Sundays starting May 27, 2018, the Port of Seattle said in a press release.

Read more here:  http://www.king5.com/travel/airline-to-launch-direct-flight-from-seattle-to-manchester/457982745

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Blue Mountain Station hosts 4th Annual FoodStock

Ian May, July 20, 2017, The Waitsburg Times

This past Saturday saw Dayton’s Blue Mountain Station play host to 20 vendors during its fourth annual FoodStock event.

The event, which was originally held the same weekend as the famous Woodstock event, was moved after a conflict with a concert in Walla Walla two years ago. The day-long food, beverage, and craft festivities are now held on the same weekend as Dayton High School’s Alumni Weekend, to give alumni and families another source for entertainment while in town, said Brad McMasters, economic development coordinator for the Port of Columbia.

Read more here:  http://www.waitsburgtimes.com/story/2017/07/20/news/blue-mountain-station-hosts-4th-annual-foodstock/11650.html

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES

Quincy Council talks water treatment transfers

Charles H. Featherstone, July 20, 2017, Columbia Basin Herald

The Quincy City Council Tuesday evening unanimously approved giving the mayor ands his staff the power to negotiate a transfer of the city’s industrial wastewater treatment facility (IWTF) to the Port of Quincy.

“This motion is limited to authorizing the mayor to negotiate,” said City Attorney Alan Galbraith. “It does not bind the council, or mandate a transfer.”

“The council must find the terms of the transfer in the best interests of the city,” Galbraith added.

Read more here:  http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/article/20170720/ARTICLE/170729989

 

 

MARINAS

Sunken yacht pulled from Bremerton Marina in Washington

July 19, 2017, Albany Times Union

A yacht that sank in the Bremerton Marina on July 8 has been pulled from the water.

The Kitsap Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2u8BZvh ) the 80-foot (24-meter) yacht Eventide was raised on Monday by a Global Diving and Salvage crew.

A crane lifted the boat out of 50 feet (15 meters) of water, hoisting it high above lampposts on the breakwater and depositing it on a steel barge.

Read more here:  http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Sunken-yacht-pulled-from-Bremerton-Marina-in-11299477.php

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