Laura Gjovaag



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New Grandview band teacher hopes to inspire achievement in music

GRANDVIEW – Adam Harris hopes to jazz up Grandview High School when he starts as band teacher at the school this fall.

My favorite Martian

There’s a Martian working for Yakima County, and what he does is really useful.

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Daley out as S’side AD

Bill Daley, who has been a fixture at Sunnyside High School for more than two decades, will be resigning from his position as athletic director at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

Sunnyside School Board makes short work of agenda

The Sunnyside School Board quickly worked its way through a short agenda Thursday night, approving several routine plans and schedules, and having a short discussion on the district’s achievement plans.

Sunnyside has its wild places

I grew up across the street from a horse pasture.

Routine business matters handled by Sunnyside City Council

The Sunnyside City Council zipped through its business meeting this past Monday night, passing three resolutions and approving a plan for public participation.

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City council favorable to idea of outdoor cafe seating

The Sunnyside City Council held two first readings of new ordinances Monday night, including one that would allow downtown businesses to offer outside seating.

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Bank of America closing Lower Valley financial centers

Bank of America is closing its Sunnyside and Grandview branches in the Lower Valley, although both cities will continue to have automatic teller machines available for banking needs.

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Parks and rec report delivered to Sunnyside Daybreak Rotarians

Sunnyside’s Daybreak Rotary Club is considering what it can do to improve Sunnyside’s parks after a short presentation by Megan Razey this past Wednesday morning about the state of the city’s parks and recreation programs.

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Groundwater advisory group continues to have issues

The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee last night managed to continue its work toward reducing nitrate concentration in groundwater despite a contentious start, a competing meeting and a procedural argument that revealed deep disagreements in how the group should be operating.

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