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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...

2008-07-25 12:01:05

By James Joyce III, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 25--Employers and educators throughout the Yakima Valley and elsewhere in Central Washington have a few concerns they would like addressed. Bruce Mortimer, director of career and technical education for the Yakima School District, says students are able to work on and repair a lawn mower engine, but state labor laws preclude those students from starting the engine if he or she is younger than 18. Child labor laws were just one of...

2008-07-24 09:01:13

By David Lester Maria Cadwell thought about attending medical school in Colorado, where she could pursue her chosen vocation of medicine and her avocation of skiing. But she made a sharp turnaround when the chance to attend the new Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima became available. Cadwell said she's glad she did. She's now member of the first class of future physicians to attend the new university. "I am real excited to be so close to White Pass and Mount...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Patrick D Muir Yakima County commissioners are contemplating spending about $140,000 for landscaping to ensure the Douglas Auto Wrecking yard doesn't become an eyesore in wine country. The plan, which goes well beyond the fencing requirements mandated as part of the wrecking yard's relocation, would give the new business a natural look while making it less of a target for graffiti than a fence, Commissioner Mike Leita said. The county is relocating the business to get it off an...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Philip Ferolito Crews continue making significant gains on the Cold Springs Fire southeast of Mount Adams and expect to have it fully contained by Aug. 1. By Tuesday, 85 percent of the blaze was contained, and crews were working to beef up fire breaks as wide as 300 feet, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Joe Fields. Simply getting a fire break around the blaze isn't enough given the amount of fuels, he said. "The emphasis is unburned material inside that line that may smolder up...

2008-07-23 12:01:06

By Jobetta Hedelman Dianna Sampson, a parent volunteer in the Toppenish School District, is one of five recipients of the 2008 GEAR UP Parent Leadership Award that will be presented today at the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships annual conference in Washington, D.C. The award is presented to parents who have demonstrated a significant commitment and leadership in their local GEAR UP -- Gaining Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs -- initiative and...

2008-07-23 12:00:45

By Karen Troianello Your mother told you and now we're reminding you: Wash your hands. OK, maybe you are washing your hands, but obviously someone else isn't. A recent research project at the University of Washington found "high levels of fecal coliform bacteria" on some keyboards in two much-used campus library computer labs. A group of from the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences conducted rudimentary swabs of keyboards, looking for microbial contaminants....

2008-07-23 09:00:40

By Karen Troianello Ban isn't tough enough To the editor -- The good thing about Yakama tribal government is that every once in a while they act to protect their people without regard to political consideration. Unlike county government, mega- dairy and feedlot political contributions aren't a factor in doing the right thing. It is well past time for Yakima County to dream the dream of electing fair and impartial politicians who would act for the greater good of all our county residents...

2008-07-23 09:00:39

By Chris Bristol By CHRIS BRISTOL YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC Firefighters have contained roughly 50 percent of the Cold Springs Fire burning southeast of Mount Adams, officials reported. With the fire closer to full containment thanks to milder temperatures in recent days, crews on Saturday conducted a burnout to reduce what fire officials called an "island" of fuel inside the northern perimeter. Officials warned that smoke visible from the fire was more likely caused by the burnout...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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