Eclipse camp sites to open

Beginning at 8 a.m. April 19, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting reservations for 1,000 new campsites for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

Birdwatching event slated

The inaugural Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest is slated for May 12-14.

Four medal at world competition

Four Sunnyside girls brought home Top 4 finishes from the Reno Worlds Championships over the weekend.

Three area soccer teams return to action

Sunnyside, Grandivew win; Prosser falls

Lower Yakima Valley soccer teams took to the pitch last Friday and Saturday after a brief spring break hiatus.

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Renegade challenged at Spring Classic

Drag racing series gets under way

The racing season begins with high-powered action on the raceway this past weekend.

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Youth grapplers hit mats at ‘State’

Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament attracts 1,464 wrestlers; features 3,000 bouts

Spokane Convention Center was overtaken by youth wrestlers from Eastern Washington and North Idaho on Saturday.

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Ancient fish

Restoration event focuses on lamprey

Biologists at a local hatchery have been studying an ancient fish in an effort to restore its numbers to the Yakima and Columbia rivers, as well as the Pacific Ocean.

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PBR in Yakima April 15

The Yakima Valley SunDome will be home to the Professional Bull Riders on April 15.

Richland Regatta set June 9-11

Howard Amon Park will be the place for boat race fans to enjoy plenty of action June 9-11.

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Plan for coho hatchery discussion topic

The Confederated Tribes of the Yakama Nation wish to construct a build a coho salmon hatchery and the Bonneville Power Administration is hoping to fund the project.

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Get outdoors: smell the wildflowers

Hikers to explore different locales

At 10 a.m. tomorrow, recreationalists can enjoy the great outdoors on one of several wildflower hikes organized by the Washington Native Plant Society Columbia Basin Chapter.

Pippins back June 2

A familiar face from last year and a newcomer who has dominated in his past two collegiate starts are the latest additions to the Yakima Valley Pippins’ fourth-season line-up.

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Black Widows head to Reno

Sunnyside girls competing at Worlds

More than a dozen local girls are headed to Reno, Nev., this weekend to wrestle in a world-level competition.

Wrestlers take over park

The city is getting ready to rumble May 6 as the inaugural Battle on the Mat hits downtown.