• Congrats to the Selah High School Viking Dance Team in recently taking first place in state academics for all 2A dance/drill teams in the state of Washington.

    They will be receiving an award at the state dance/drill championships on March 29 at the Yakima Sundome. It is not a first win for the team, they also took first place in last fall's Sunfair Parade.

  • If you love the weather, love watching it and telling others about it then you might want to become a Skywarn Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service.

    Jim Hall, Director of the Yakima Office of Emergency Management, says training is available next month in Union Gap and Toppenish.

    The free training is set for Apr. 29. In Toppenish, the training will be held at the Yakama Nation Agency’s Eagle Seelatsee auditorium, located at 401 Fort Rd. beginning at 12:30 p.m. In Union Gap, the training will be at the emergency management offices, located at 2403 S. 18th St., Suite 200, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • In most years elk feeding at the L.T. Murray Wildlife area starts in December but dry conditions meant feeding did not start until February.

    So the elk have saved the department some money this year. As soon as elk find some green grass in the spring, they stop showing up for free hay.

    The feeding stations in two canyons prevent wintering elk from going onto farms and ranches in the Kittitas Valley.