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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.