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2008-08-25 15:00:44

By Philip Ferolito Safeway in Toppenish is currently getting a facelift that includes a Starbucks, a sandwich bar, Artesian desserts and something else that not everyone is happy about -- a beer and wine section. Nearly eight years ago, the Safeway store at 711 W. First Ave. voluntarily pulled alcohol from its shelves after the Yakama Nation moved to ban alcohol from its 1.2 million-acre reservation, where Toppenish is located. The Yakama Treaty of 1855 bars alcohol from the...

2008-08-20 12:00:50

By Jobetta Hedelman A second grade teacher at Adams Elementary School in Wapato was the first-prize winner in an annual program that recognizes teachers' commitment to child safety. Dora Alvarez-Roa received a $500 gift certificate for classroom supplies from the Honeywell and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Got 2B Safe! Awards Program. For the program, teachers are encouraged to submit lesson plans emphasizing how they have implemented the Got 2B Safe! rules...

2008-08-19 12:00:45

By James Joyce III By JAMES JOYCE III YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC Eisenhower High School principal Stacey Locke is one of three finalists for the National Principal of the Year. Next week, she and two other finalists travel to Reston, Va., for the final round of judging for the national award, which comes with a $5,000 grant to improve learning at the recipient's school. Locke, 50, who was named Washington State Principal of the Year earlier this year, is up against Carolyn Custard of...

2008-08-19 12:00:26

By Mai Hoang By MAI HOANG YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC Beating the high prices of last fall's apple crop will be tough. But the coming apple harvest is not looking too shabby either. Washington growers are expected to harvest 99.6 million 40-pound boxes of apples this fall, according to an estimate conducted by the Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association and the Wenatchee Valley Traffic Association. It's a touch higher than the 98.2 million figure given by directors of the...

2008-08-04 12:01:29

By Jane Gargas By JANE GARGAS YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC It's the right dose, and everyone's on board, they say. The health-care community is anticipating a close working relationship with students at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, say local medical practitioners. Officials at the area hospitals, clinics and higher educational facilities say they see great potential for cross pollination of services. The osteopathic school is coming at a crucial time, explained Dr....

2008-08-01 09:01:04

By Vera Sanabria AUGUST "LET'S BEAT ALZHEIMER'S" CHARITY GOLF TOURNA-MENT -- Friday; tee time is 1:30 p.m. at the Apple Tree Golf Course. For cost and sign- up information, call Mandy Trujillo, 972-4141. SPORTS PHYSICALS -- Yaki-ma Valley Farm Workers Clinic will offer sports physicals through the Mobile Medical Unit. Cost is $10. Parent or guardian must be present and health history forms required without parent. Call 877-3243. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Toppenish Health Fair. Aug....

2008-08-01 09:00:41

By Kim Nowacki By KIM NOWACKI YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC This weekend, folks will be feelin' a little hop-blooded. That's because the annual Moxee Hop Festival it taking over Moxee City Park with its usual mix of family fun and late-night revelry. Organized by the East Valley Community Enhancement Association, the Hop Festival runs from 5 p.m. to midnight tonight and 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday. Activities includes a rock climbing wall, a giant slide, karaoke, the Hop Queen...

2008-08-01 09:00:36

By Chris Bristol A local fruit company has been fined $81,193 by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for violating restrictions on the use of anhydrous ammonia. The EPA in a news release said Cascade View Fruit and Cold Storage was fined for ammonia violations involving the company's warehouse at 1100 East Pomona Road in the Selah area. The EPA said a records check last year revealed the warehouse had exceeded the ammonia threshold in November 2004 without having a risk...

2008-08-01 09:00:36

By David Lester What: A proposal to develop 9.6 acres into 31 single-family residential lots in a development called Applebrook. Who: Yakima Development Inc., 322 N. 29th Ave. Where: South 76th Avenue and Coolidge Road. Status: The city of Yakima Department of Community and Economic Development has concluded the project will not have an adverse impact on the environment as long as a series of mitigation measures are implemented. An appeal of the decision must be filed with Bill...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Scott Sandsberry YAKIMA --Majestic, shadowed forest dominates the trail leading to Owyhigh Lakes in Mount Rainier National Park. The 3.5-mile hike climaxes with the appearance of jagged Governor's Ridge, overlooking a meadow basin with a pair of small alpine lakes. Don't expect views of mighty Mount Rainier on this broad route steadily leading upward to the lakes. Enjoy those on the drive across Chinook Pass and the vista point along Highway 410 before turning off on the White River...