Top cadet assigned to State Patrol detachment

“I feel I would be happy anywhere. But, I am happy I get to stay close to home,” newly graduated Trooper Carlos N. Mata said of learning he has been assigned to the Grandview Washington State Patrol detachment.

Funding awarded for four community events, organizations

The community float committee, Yakima Valley Tourism, Northwest Nitro Nationals and American Legion will receive Lodging Tax Advisory Committee funding.

WSU offering ag workshop

A workshop to provide information on basic animal behavior, low-stress safe handling guidelines and effective handling/training techniques will be offered next month.

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Dinner benefits local man

Grant Smith (right) prays with the Dennis Cromwell family this past Saturday night at a benefit held to help offset medical costs incurred during Cromwell’s ongoing cancer treatment.

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Council approves $23.5 million budget

Following the continuation of a public hearing from Nov. 10, City Council last night adopted a $23.5 million budget for 2016.

Driver cited in Mabton Bridge crash

A five-vehicle crash on the Mabton Bridge yesterday morning was the result of a Yakima woman following another vehicle too closely on the slick road.

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First snow

Freezing rain, snow pack double punch

Snow-covered, icy roads led to crashes and interrupted some school schedules this morning.

Heavy fog postpones signal work

Due to heavy fog last Friday, the city of Sunnyside rescheduled maintenance on the traffic signal at Yakima Valley Highway and East Edison Avenue.

Burn ban upgraded

This morning a Stage 2 burn ban was declared for all of Yakima County.

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First frost

The Lower Valley received its first hard frost of the winter season last weekend, as evidenced by the coating on these Concord grapes in Sunnyside.

EMTs have busy weekend

Emergency medical technicians were active during the past weekend, responding to eight emergency aid calls.

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Cleaning up downtown

Sunnyside city public works employees Glenn Barnett and Salvador Guerrero (L-R) remove large chunks of cement pipe after removing a tree stump on South Seventh Street.

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‘Welcome to Grandview’

New gateway sign installed

Motorists entering the west side of town will now be greeted with a digital sign.

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100-year-old Outlook man ready to celebrate more birthdays

A farmer, rancher, father and all-around family man is the way Graciela Gomez of Outlook describes her 100-year-old father.

Suspended aide returning to classroom in January 2016

A teacher’s aide at Harriet Thompson Elementary School, suspended after using tape to “secure” two pre-school students will be assigned to another district classroom in January.