Articles by Jessica Hoefer

Jessica Hoefer is a freelance writer based in Prosser and a contributor to numerous print and online publications. When she’s not working on a news story, she can be found on the soccer field, at her local library or holed up in her office working on her next Young Adult novel.
CHAMPION Technology Company

CHAMPION Technology wins at R&D 100 Awards Banquet

CHAMPION Technology Company, Inc., a Richland knowledge-based cyber security business that uses logic programming to keep clients safe from hackers, was recognized at R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Awards Banquet in Las Vegas in November. For more than half a century, the editors at R&D Magazine have honored leaders in the science and technology industries. Their…

At Michele's

Construction underway to transform winery into nightclub

Acouple of years ago, Michele Abrams dragged one of her sons to Roslyn, to check out the Rolsyn Café, a landmark icon featured in the opening credits on Northern Exposure. The business was up for sale, and Abrams hoped to turn it into a nightclub. “I really wanted a place to run a business. I…

Lourdes Health Network 3D mammogram machine

Lourdes Medical Center invests in 3D technology for earlier cancer detection

Lourdes Medical Center is now offering 3D mammograms to help doctors detect breast cancer earlier. The machine, which came with a $395,000 price tag, arrived in late summer and patients are already seeing the benefits. [blockquote quote=”Get yourself checked and your loved ones—and don’t wait.” source=”Dan Ellsworth, ancillary service director at Lourdes Medical Center” align=”right”…

October job fair in full swing

Employers boost staff numbers to gear up for strong holiday shopping season

The National Retail Federation has high hopes for this holiday shopping season. Spending is projected to reach $630 billion, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the retail industry’s annual sales. [blockquote quote=”We strongly recommend people to attend job fairs, because then they get that one-on-one face time with the employers, which can leave an impression,”…

Nutcracker Performance

Nutcracker dances its way into holiday traditions

[blockquote quote=”This is the first time we’ve had dancers from both of those companies — so we’ve very excited to have them” source=”Debra Rogo, Artistic Director of the Mid-Columbia Ballet” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] TheNutcracker is as synonymous with the holidays as gingerbread cookies and pumpkin spice mochas. For many families, attending a holiday performance is as…

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