Mushroom season looms in forest

Permits for commercial harvesting of mushrooms in the Jolly Mountain fire area of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest go on sale Tuesday, May 1. Residents need a commercial permit if they process more than 5 gallons of mushrooms per day and intend to sell them.

April 24, 2018 10:48 a.m. read more..

Tying the Knot

Toppenish hops will be included in a foamy, beery toast after the May 19 wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle.

April 20, 2018 midnight read more..

Stemilt to pay $95,000 to settle sexual harassment case

Stemilt Growers and Stemilt Ag Services have agreed to pay a female tractor driver $95,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. Heidi Corona Arizaga will be paid $2,342.73 in lost wages, $5,500 in attorney fees, and $87,157.27 in compensatory damages.

April 3, 2018 11:23 a.m. read more..

It's yard sale season

Nearly every weekend in communities across the valley yard sale signs are showing up as people try to earn a few ex-tra dollars by letting go of unwanted household items and clothing.

April 1, 2018 12:39 p.m. read more..

Asparagus planting making a comeback

When the demand for Yakima Valley asparagus waned in the 1990s and thousands of acres were torn out of the ground, asparagus planting went with it. But this week, traditional asparagus planting is again taking place in Sunnyside.

March 30, 2018 midnight read more..

Media treated to lunch, wines and tour

Recent visitors to the Cote Bonneville Train Station Tasting Room on East Edison Avenue enjoyed a locally sourced meal prepared by Guerra Family Catering and a flight of locally handcrafted wines.

March 26, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..