Plowing bee competition at Olmstead Place State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington Draft Horse and Mule Association invite the public to an old-fashioned horse-plowing match and demonstrations of turn-of-the-century farm equipment at Olmstead Place State Park.

‘Cultural Unity Fair’ on tap

Wapato Middle School will host its 33rd annual Cultural Unity Fair on Thursday, March 26.

Hungry bears awakened to early spring

Due to unseasonably warm weather, bears are on the move early this year, prompting state wildlife managers to remind the public about ways to avoid conflicts with black bears.

Public use of BBQ Flats secured in recent deal

The state Board of Natural Resources this week authorized the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to proceed with a package of land transactions and infrastructure improvements that will assure permanent public access to BBQ Flats, a popular DNR-managed recreation area in northern Yakima County.

James Otto performance tomorrow

YAKIMA – James Otto, whose smash Country hit “Just Got Started Lovin” earned him a Grammy nomination in 2008, will be performing at the Seasons Performance Hall in Yakima tomorrow (Saturday).

Razor clam dig schedule will shift to morning tides March 21

State shellfish managers have approved a series of razor clam digs that start Monday, March 16, on evening tides, then switches to morning tides Saturday, March 21, for four additional days of digging.

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Roz Inga exhibit opening April 2

YAKIMA – Yakima Light Project Gallery will host an opening reception for its newest exhibit, “Roz Inga, Don’t Dim Your Light,” on Thursday, April 2.

Free day at state parks March 19

The Washington State Parks system turns 102-years-old on Thursday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by getting out to enjoy a state park for free that day.

Easter egg hunt is on…April 4

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department is joining the Grandview Kiwanis Club in offering the delicious “Bunny Breakfast” prior to the annual Easter egg hunt in the community.

Chevelle tickets on sale now

KENNEWICK – Chevelle will perform Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo in Kennewick.

Volunteers sought for ‘Dozer Day’

YAKIMA – The Central Washington Home Builders Association is recruiting volunteers for Dozer Day 2015.

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Authors wow readers - young and old alike - at S’side ‘meet and greet’

The children attending a special “Meet the Authors” event Thursday night talked with and asked questions of the featured authors like they were old friends.

Jr. Indelook Club to meet next Tuesday

Members of the Jr. Indelook Club will spend the afternoon playing Bunco on Tuesday, March 10.