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City partners with lumber company to land nearly $1 million for expansion

GRANDVIEW – The city of Grandview was last week awarded nearly $1 million in Supporting Investment in Economic Development (SIED) funding.

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When the bus comes to a stop - so must you

It’s dark outside when kids are getting on the school bus in the morning and soon it will be dark when area students are getting off school buses at the end of their day.

Sex offender alert provided

MABTON – Ricardo Nicholas Sanchez, a Level II sex offender, has moved to the Mabton area according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.

SSI checks increasing

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015 to account for cost-of-living increases.

County unemployment rate down

Yakima County’s unemployment figures last month dipped to levels during September not seen in six years.

WSU alum named state veterinarian

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has selected a veterinarian with almost 40 years of experience in veterinary medicine as the new state veterinarian.

Late October razor clam dig schedule set

State fishery managers approved a week-long razor clam dig that began earlier this week on evening tides at various beaches.

Halloween carnival on for this Saturday

OUTLOOK – The Outlook Booster Club will be hosting its annual Halloween Carnival this Saturday, Oct. 25.

Grand opening of new snow park slated Nov. 1

CLE ELUM – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Kittitas County Parks and Recreation District No. 1 officials invite the public to a grand opening celebration of phase 1 of the new Evergreen Sno-Park near Cle Elum.

Oct. 31 family fun night event planned in Prosser

PROSSER – A family fun night will be taking place at Prosser’s Housel Middle School, located at 2001 Highland Dr., on Friday, Oct. 31.

Harvest dance for senior citizens on tap Nov. 16

A free harvest dance for senior citizens will take place at the Sunnyside High School commons on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Trunks wanted

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is seeking community members, organizations and businesses willing to assist with the annual trunk-or-treat event to be staged at South Hill Park on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Arboretum’s luminaria event Dec. 12-13

YAKIMA – A luminaria event at the Yakima Area Arboretum is being planned for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13.

Globetrotters make February stop in Yakima

YAKIMA – The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to the Yakima Valley SunDome in Yakima on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., during the Harlem Globetrotters Washington Generals’ Revenge Tour.