Vendors sought for Mabton festival
MABTON – The Mabton Community Days committee is seeking
vendors for its “Fun in the Park” activities, scheduled this year for June
Vendor applications are available at Mabton City Hall, by
telephoning 391-6034 or 391-5879, or by requesting an application via e-mail (
Also, the Mabton Community Days committee is seeking local
entertainers to perform at the park during the annual festival. Auditions will
be held this Friday, May 12, at 4 p.m. at the Mabton Feezell Park gazebo. All
those interested in performing are encouraged to attend the auditions.
Additional information about this year’s Mabton festival is
available by calling 391-6034 or 391-5879.
Mineral resource task force meeting set for Tuesday
ZILLAH – The Yakima County Mineral Resource Task Force will
host an open house Tuesday, May 16, to present its final recommendations on
preserving mineral resource lands in the county, and to take comments on those
Next Tuesday’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Zillah
The six-member task force has spent the last year
identifying specific areas for possible future mineral resource extraction. In
addition, the task force has proposed specific mineral resource-related changes
to the county’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance.
“The final recommendations identify approximately 12,000
acres throughout Yakima County as candidates for potential mineral resource
extraction,” said Tommy Carroll, Yakima County project planner. Carroll said
maps will be available at Tuesday’s meeting, which outline the potential sites.