Washington Shining Star Pageant slated Feb. 8

Young girls who are “differently-abled” are encouraged to participate in the Washington Shining Star Pageant to be held in Prosser on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

Bavarian Icefest set for mid-January

Picture a stunning backdrop of half a million twinkling lights, majestic mountains frosted with snow and an enchanting Bavarian village filled with fun.

Crab feed slated Feb. 7

An all-you-can-eat crab feed is being served up in Grandview by local military veterans.

SunDome party now open to one and all

Due to high demand, the New Year’s Eve party at the Yakima Valley SunDome - featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot – is now open to people of all ages.

Mt. Rainier National Park transitioning to winter hours

Acting Superintendent Tracy Swartout advises that Mt. Rainier National Park has transitioned to winter hours of operation and service.

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Insurance representative finds her job rewarding

Just more than two years ago, Yesenia Godinez was working as a receptionist for Bryan Robison State Farm Insurance in Sunnyside.

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Banking on Santa to deliver

Only Lili Gomez knows if St. Nick delivered on her wishes, which she whispered to Santa prior to Christmas Eve this year.

Arc of the universe bends toward better

Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart.

Shared housing can help seniors in many ways

What can you tell me about senior home-sharing programs?

The real Christmas story

The real Christmas story is found in the Christian scriptures, particularly in the first four books of the New Testament.

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Sharing songs of the season

The Outlook Elementary School’s 21st Century after-school program students raised their voices in song recently, to share songs of the season with the residents at local retirement homes.

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Christmas memories

It was December 1962 when...

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A shining light amid the darkness during the holiday season

An ecumenical worship service was held this past Sunday night at Sunnyside’s Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for people who find the holiday season difficult.