A major dust storm along highway 97 in the lower valley on Sunday lead to a multiple car pileup and a closure of the road south of Toppenish. It was reopened last night. State Patrol officials say the crash happened after drivers rear ended each other after being blinded by the dust. Officials say
A Stage 1 Burn Ban has been declared for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas, to remain in place until 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2012. This burn ban has been called due to poor ventilation, dispersion and a low level inversion for the Yakima Valley
Young girls sold into prostitution here in the Yakima Valley; falling prey to gangs where they're sometimes traded for drugs and guns. It's a form of human trafficking authorities say and happens more often than you think
The 2011 asparagus harvest is running late in the valley this year due to a cold, wet spring. It won't be long until we'll be consuming lugs of the stuff fresh, canning it, freezing it and more. Last year, my wife and crew pickled about 75 quarts of the stuff.
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