Lower Granite open Monday

Lower Granite Lock and Dam will be open for public vehicle crossings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, President’s Day.

Cities cancel meetings

Two Lower Yakima Valley planning commissions canceled their meetings this week.

Trafficking bill passes

Senate Bill 5030, sponsored by Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, passed on the Senate Floor Wednesday.

Burn ban updated

Officials have issued a Stage 2 burn ban for Yakima County.

Man arrested after chase

A local man appeared in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase.

Port changes meeting date

The Port Commission postponed a meeting from today to tomorrow.

Town clock to be discussed

The city’s Arts Commission will review a drawing of a proposed town center clock.

Group to hear reports

The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee will hear reports from groups working on items that range from data collection to livestock.

Prosser man may face charges

A Prosser man may face charges after the Ford F350 pick-up he was driving lost a bale of hay and caused an injury crash, the Washington State Patrol said.

Police seek testing funds

The City Council will hear a request tomorrow for funds to test Police Department applicants.

Snow days review set

The School Board will hear an update on snow days during its meeting tomorrow.

Council eyes permit

The City Council will consider a recreational use permit between the city and the Lower Valley Cal Ripken League.

Land sales approved

The Wahluke School District will buy 20.47 acres of farm land with an appraised market value of $320,000.

Newhouse backs food donation bill

Congressman Dan Newhouse is one of the sponsors of legislation that would promote food donation.

University sets a record

Washington State University set a record for spring semester enrollment.