late spring 2011 http://www.kplu.org en Cool, wet spring delays Washington strawberry crop http://www.kplu.org/post/cool-wet-spring-delays-washington-strawberry-crop <p>A cool, wet spring has slowed strawberries and other crops in parts of Washington.</p><p>One berry farmer, Randy Kraught of <a href="http://barbiesberries.com/">Barbie&#39;s Berries</a> in Ferndale, <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/05/27/2033431/cool-wet-spring-delays-washington.html#storylink=mirelated">told The Bellingham Herald</a> the area needs sun soon to ripen strawberries and following crops of raspberries and blueberries. Fri, 27 May 2011 20:29:48 +0000 Gary Crawford 1692 at http://www.kplu.org Cool, wet spring delays Washington strawberry crop Wine makers fret over cool spring, still hope for good vintage http://www.kplu.org/post/wine-makers-fret-over-cool-spring-still-hope-good-vintage <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-970534.mp3</p><p>Northwest winemakers are holding out hope for a good 2011 vintage despite this being the coldest spring they can remember in decades. Growers say they&rsquo;re plants are about three weeks behind their usual growth for this time of year. Wed, 25 May 2011 19:58:57 +0000 Anna King 1671 at http://www.kplu.org Wine makers fret over cool spring, still hope for good vintage North Cascades Highway to reopen this week http://www.kplu.org/post/north-cascades-highway-reopen-week <p>For nearly six months, western Washingtonians who wanted to drive to Winthrop, Okanagan and other north central Washington locations have had to make an extra-long road trip, sometimes adding hundreds of miles to their journey. And vice-versa.</p><p>That will change very soon. Mon, 23 May 2011 19:32:47 +0000 Gary Crawford & The Associated Press 1646 at http://www.kplu.org North Cascades Highway to reopen this week