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Claim against county seeks $750,000

Former employee cites privacy issue

The county’s legal staff is reviewing a $750,000 claim filed by a former employee.

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What to do with a free snow day

With schools being canceled four times during the past two weeks, parents are challenged to find ways to keep children amused.

Free park days set

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington State Parks has announced free fee days Jan. 15-16, meaning the parks’ Discover Pass will not be required to visit a state park.

Winter recital set

A winter recital, featuring soprano Dr. Gayla Blaisdell and pianist and composer Dr. Elaine Ross, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Columbia Basin College Theatre, 2600 N. 20th Ave.

Wine event planned

Learn a new hobby and enjoy area wines at a “Brush and a Bottle” event 6 p.m. Friday in Chandler Reach Winery, 9506 W. Chandler Road.

Artists on display

CyberArt 509, a cooperative of artists working in the 509-area code is open 8 a.m. to noon Friday in Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave.

Inventor is play topic

Benjamin Franklin, is the first in the 2017 Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave.

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Shovels for hire

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New manager positive about life, people

A 45-year veteran of the motorcycle industry has joined the family of the Lower Yakima Valley’s only powersports dealer.

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Dylan Kenneth Bolt


Bickleton hoops Jan. 23

The Pirates will host Lyle-Wishram on Jan. 23.

LaSalle tops Highland

The LaSalle Lightnings boys basketball team rolled to a 65-23 win over Highland last night.

Leopards sweep Selah

The 1A Leopards defeated 2A Selah in both boys and girls non-league hoop action last night.

Parenteau honored

With two more road games scheduled before he returns to the Toyota Center with his team, Americans goalkeeper Rylan Parenteau has gained notice from the Western Hockey League.

More snow, more powder

More snow at the ski area is forecast for today.

New RPI system, brings new perspective

A new seeding system is in place for this year’s state high school basketball tournaments.

Sunnyside keglers fall to Cadets

The high school bowling team felled 1,707 pins to Eisenhower’s 1,814 yesterday at Valley Lanes.

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Fan-tastic fans

Fans are ready as the Seattle Seahawks play the Falcons on Saturday.

Zumba class continues

The Community Center is continuing its series of Zumba classes.

Resolution training set

The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties is offering a six-day basic mediation training course Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 10-12.