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Babe Ruth team loses first game

Although the Lower Valley 15-year-old Babe Ruth team started with a 3-0 lead, it ended the first game at state with a 14-4 loss.

Boys place at rodeo

At last month’s National Junior High School Rodeo Finals, two Lower Yakima Valley boys claimed third-place honors.

Water Follies July 28-30

Waters Follies enthusiasts will be flocking to the Tri-Cities in less than two weeks.

Shoreline Run tomorrow

Join runners from throughout the region at the annual Shoreline Run at Howard Amon Park tomorrow.

Golf tourney tomorrow

Golfers will unite tomorrow for the annual C.J. Mitchell Memorial Golf Tournament at Sun Willows Golf Course.

Selah powers past Neptunes, 605-217

The Neptunes were one of three Lower Yakima Valley teams hosting swim meets Tuesday.

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New CEO to take hospital to next level

Gibbons, Gallagher promoted

As Sunnyside Community Hospital transitions into a regional health agency, a new chief executive officer quietly took over local management in April.

Chillin’ at the splash pool

With Yakima Valley temperatures hovering in the upper-90s, Osbaldo Pacheco, 10, Bridget Morales, 8, and Yullissa Pacheco, 4, take advantage of the South Hill Community Center Splash Pool on Wednesday afternoon in Sunnyside.

Art and Wine Walk on tap Saturday

Prosser event runs from 6-10 p.m. downtown

As the sun dips below the city’s historic downtown skyline, art lovers and wine connoisseurs will be ready to enjoy the best of both worlds at the 14th annual Art Walk and Wine Gala.

Hanford Reach to remain same size

Hanford Reach National Monument won’t be getting smaller anytime soon.

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Dry Creek Fire devours 322 acres

Temperatures to climb above 100 degrees

More than 500 firefighters are on the ground in Klickitat County trying to contain the Dry Creek Fire.

Bee caused deaths of truck drivers

Investigators visit survivor

A bee was the cause of a two-truck, head-on collision that took the lives of two men last Thursday.

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‘Little Women’ cast named

Play opens Sept. 30 at high school auditorium

The beloved classic, “Little Women” will be staged for lower valley audiences in September now that a cast has been chosen, Over the Hill Theatricals director Sheila Hazzard announced.

Heavy metal band off to Wildhorse

Grammy-nominated Dokken will perform in the Rivers Events Center at Wildhorse Resort and Casino at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31.

100 and still writing

State’s oldest newspaper woman marks her centennial

Longtime Omak resident Elizabeth Widel, a columnist for The Chronicle, celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house July 9 at Welcome Home Villa, where she now lives.

Alumni potluck date set

The annual Outlook School alumni potluck will be held Aug. 6, in the school commons, 3800 Van Belle Road.

Blood drive date planned

Every summer brings vacations and changes in schedules, and as a result, the American Red Cross faces shortages of blood for emergencies.

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House Appropriates funding for valley projects

House bill would prohibit dam removal

An appropriations bill passed by the House includes funding for previously authorized phases of the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project.