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Lenora May Hill


Sammy Lee Hays


Mt. Rainier opens winter operations

Although many park roads are closed to vehicle access for the winter, areas throughout Mt. Rainier National Park remain open for recreation.

Martinez tops forecast field

What a difference a week can make in football.

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CWAC wide open for Greyhounds

Finishing in the Top 4 of the Central Washington Athletic Conference standings is the goal for the Greyhounds boys basketball team this season.

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Grizzlies look to sustain momentum

Will lean on three returning players

With eight varsity players lost to graduation, the 2015-16 edition of the Sunnyside girls basketball team will look to new faces to sustain the program’s momentum.

Forest Service officials urge caution due to winter weather

Recent rains and the freeze-thaw cycle have created hazardous conditions on some national forest roads and trails on the Entiat, Wenatchee River, Cle Elum, and Methow Valley ranger districts.

Funds set aside for land restoration

A total of $350 million is available to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation.

Top cadet assigned to State Patrol detachment

“I feel I would be happy anywhere. But, I am happy I get to stay close to home,” newly graduated Trooper Carlos N. Mata said of learning he has been assigned to the Grandview Washington State Patrol detachment.

Funding awarded for four community events, organizations

The community float committee, Yakima Valley Tourism, Northwest Nitro Nationals and American Legion will receive Lodging Tax Advisory Committee funding.

Basin water bill moves through Senate committee

The Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Phase III Act, which addresses long-standing water issues in the Yakima River Basin, advanced out of the U.S. Senate’s Natural Resources Committee last week.

Car prowler caught on film

A security camera filmed a suspect entering an unlocked car in the 300 block of Avenue F yesterday.

Home hit twice by burglars

A home in the 200 block of Morse Road was apparently burglarized twice yesterday, according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.

Police kept busy

Since last Friday police have been busy.

WSU offering ag workshop

A workshop to provide information on basic animal behavior, low-stress safe handling guidelines and effective handling/training techniques will be offered next month.

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Dinner benefits local man

Grant Smith (right) prays with the Dennis Cromwell family this past Saturday night at a benefit held to help offset medical costs incurred during Cromwell’s ongoing cancer treatment.

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Council approves $23.5 million budget

Following the continuation of a public hearing from Nov. 10, City Council last night adopted a $23.5 million budget for 2016.

Driver cited in Mabton Bridge crash

A five-vehicle crash on the Mabton Bridge yesterday morning was the result of a Yakima woman following another vehicle too closely on the slick road.

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First snow

Freezing rain, snow pack double punch

Snow-covered, icy roads led to crashes and interrupted some school schedules this morning.

Koday named to ADA council

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic’s Chief Dental Officer Mark Koday, DDS, has been appointed to The American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention and Inter-professional Relations.