Opportunities abound for sweethearts
The most romantic holiday of the year for many is Tuesday.
Leadership students host fundraiser
The High School leadership class’ 17th annual Hospice Talent Show is 7 p.m. Saturday.
Teams host area schools Saturday
With several competitions under their belts the School District’s VEX Robotics teams will host a second regional contest Saturday at the high school gym, 1801 E. Edison Ave.
Two local High School career and technical education students participated in the state legislature’s annual Civic Day last week.
Pageant is 3 p.m. on Feb. 19
A pageant to determine who will be the next Miss Prosser is 3 p.m., Feb. 19, in the High School multi-purpose room.
Sunnyside event draws more than 300
Event committee members hoped to raise $100,000 at this year’s annual Groundhog Day Ball.
When the Côte Bonneville Train Station tasting room closed the day after the 2016 Red Wine and Chocolate event for remodeling, it missed Spring barrel tasting.
Groundhogs poking their head out of burrows in vineyards in the Lower Yakima Valley yesterday saw their shadow, an omen wivestales suggest means six more weeks of winter.
SHS senior’s effort a salute to veterans
A local teenager wanted to get his flagpole project done before his 18th birthday and earn his Eagle Scout award.
Sunnyside tournament is Saturday at local VFW post
A local man doesn’t know for sure how many cribbage tournaments he has entered. But James Morrow’s stacks of trophy boards may be a good indicator.
Bell named volunteer of the year
The community celebrated its best and brightest Monday during the annual Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.
Therapists now serving Grandview
A Sunnyside business saw a need to accommodate clients traveling long distances to receive therapy services.
A pair of Tacoma friends claimed top honors at the third annual Shining Star Pageant at Bethel Church Saturday.
New nurse practitioner at local clinic
As an immigrant child, she found ways to quickly learn to speak and read English.
Business leaders see results on tour
Lower Yakima Valley students are being equipped for work in the local job market, and finding that training close to home at YV-Tech skill centers in Sunnyside and Yakima.
Deciding to take up writing as a hobby has quickly turned into an opportunity for a Granger man to explore his own approach to retirement.
Fewer participants visited yesterday’s Project Homeless Connect than last year’s event, a situation which can perhaps be blamed on the weather, organizers said.
When the auction committee decided to switch from a summer fundraiser to a winter fundraiser, setting Groundhog’s Day for the event seemed like a perfect solution.
What if a small group could provide humanitarian relief to families displaced by disaster?
Washington state’s legalization of marijuana has brought about new disturbing trends; area drug prevention program leaders said.
Speaker shares Holocaust escape
Doris Berg grew up listening to her parents tell stories of the old country.
Morrow named volunteer firefighter of the year
The Fire Department’s 2017 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year award goes to a woman.
Pantry committee unveils resource
Lower Valley Memorial Gardens staff is working to do its part to end hunger in the lower valley.
In-service, summer eyed as make-up days
A longer school year and rescheduling professional development days are the result of a spate of snow days to start 2017.
Nouvella Club presents $350 to local court
It may come as a surprise to many, that the Miss Sunnyside Court does more than ride on floats and look pretty.
Rehearsals for a variety of theatrical productions are in full swing throughout the Lower Yakima Valley.
It’s cold outside so bring your pets indoors.
The Chophouse opens new music hall
The Chophouse at the Old Warehouse is a long name, but it’s part of an even bigger venture.
They traded tiaras and sashes for aprons and water pitchers for their first fundraiser of the season Friday night.
Retailers hard-pressed to keep supplies in stock
Snow shovels are flying off the shelves at area stores at breakneck speed, leaving many shoppers empty-handed.
Annual survey is Jan. 25-26
The annual Point in Time Homeless survey and the Project Homeless Connect are Jan. 25 and 26 in Yakima and Sunnyside.
Peace march set for Monday in Toppenish
Snow days and two-hour delays have left little time to work Martin Luther King Jr. assemblies and observances into schedules.
The Chophouse, formerly known as The Old Warehouse Restaurant, 703 Railroad Ave. will bring Nashville on Jan. 28 to kick-off the opening of the small town restaurant.
Shovel armed volunteers help each other
With snow piles blocking driveways in many area of the valley, seeing enterprising individuals out in the cold packing shovel is a sight for snow-blinded eyes.
With schools being canceled four times during the past two weeks, parents are challenged to find ways to keep children amused.
Compassion Now serving 500 people
A ministry to serve the poor is finding the need greater than its organizers suspected.
It’s too cold to go outside.
Area '12th Man' ready for Wildcard Weekend
The “Hawk house” will be lit up like Christmas when the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions face off Saturday in the opening round of NFL playoffs.
New shows opening this month
What better way to start off the new year for inspiration than to visit local art galleries?
More than 500 exhibits are expected
The eighth annual Yakima Valley Ag Expo opened this morning and continues through tomorrow at the Yakima Valley SunDome.
Woman honors daughter’s memory
Collections are created for all kinds of reasons.
Agencies ready with housing options
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinics, Northwest Community Action Center (NCAC) and Neighborhood Health Services are cooperating to house the homeless during the current bone-chilling weather.
Red Cross offers suggestions during outages
With the wind chill factor expected to remain in the sub-zero range, safety is a necessity when it comes to keeping warm.
A local couple can claim the bragging rights to having the first baby of 2017 born in the Lower Yakima Valley.
New year’s shooting hits window
New Year’s morning gunfire hit a local home.
The youngster competed in Las Vegas
Alysianna Aguirre, 5, participated in several pageants in recent weeks, her mother Janet Aguirre said.
If going out on New Year’s Eve is not really your thing, consider frequenting your favorite sports bar to watch the fourth-ranked University of Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl Saturday as they face-off against top-ranked Alabama at noon.
Organizations are beginning to see stabilization
After years of see-saw funding, officials with non-profit organizations said they are beginning to see stabilization in their ability to provide services.
Reading about the teaching profession often comes in the form of technical jargon that only the academics like to read.
The holiday may be over, but the need for extra food hasn’t gone away among the needy in the Yakima Valley, as local food bank directors can attest.