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High School Rodeo opens in Grandview

Rural athletes turned out en masse Saturday and Sunday for the High School Rodeo season-opener at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo grounds in Grandview.

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Sunnyside ‘Candyland’ float to debut Thursday

Torchlight parade begins at 6 p.m.

A childhood board game was the inspiration for the 2017 Sunnyside Community Float, which will make its maiden trip before the hometown crowd at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Ki-Be schools top area in absenteeism

Grandview second highest in lower valley

The Kiona-Benton School District has the highest chronic absenteeism in the Lower Yakima Valley, according to a state report released last week.

Granger voters may change School Board

At-large seat needed to find candidates

School District voters this week are deciding on a measure to reconfigure the School Board.

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On the hunt for Easter eggs

Annalleise Nehls, 11 months, grabs an egg during Saturday’s Easter hunt in Grandview. She carried a pink cowgirl hat basket.

State unveils new hemp license rules

Farmers can apply to grow cannabis plant

The state Department of Agriculture has implemented rules for its new hemp growing project.

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Miss Grandview crowned

Trevino crowns Maritza Alvarez as new queen

Maritza Alvarez was crowed Miss Grandview 2017 as the soundtrack of the hit Broadway play, “Hairspray”, plays on Saturday night.

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New bench added to parkway

Families join effort to add shade to path

Walkers using the Lower Yakima Valley Pathway between Sunnyside and Grandview can thank two local people for a new bench located on the walkway.

Man faces charges in drive-by shooting

Soliz accused in March 27 incident

A Sunnyside man made his preliminary appearance yesterday for his alleged involvement in a March 27 drive-by shooting.

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Newhouse heckled during ‘listening session’

Mayor had enough of rude behavior

Congressman Dan Newhouse returned to his hometown last night to listen to constituents.

Groups file suit against dairy

Environmental groups target Snipes dairy

A local dairy is being sued by two environmental activist groups for its alleged effluent discharges in the area.

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Family recovers from baby’s abrupt arrival

Saturday had been an unusual day for Jessica Pena, but she had no idea that things were about to get stranger.

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Beverages, bowling and TV

With winter weather lifting, area residents are again turning out at night for a little recreation.

Walk for a mile in high heels

Sexual violence awareness program slated

Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services are joining forces next week to raise awareness about sexual violence.

Petition circulating online to ‘protect our children’

Social media comments prompt action

A week-old online petition seems to be gaining support in its effort to protect children.