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Construction begins on sports complex

Growing Granger

There are dreams. And then are big dreams, like the $3.5 million dream Ryan Stonemetz plans to make come true here.

Couple does their share to grow city

Growing Granger

Granger has been growing sneakily quick the past few years, and Paul and Julie Almanza are proud to have spurred some of that growth.

Darigold CEO touts NAFTA

Withdrawal risks setback for dairies

Darigold President and CEO Stan Ryan told a Congressional panel that the North American Free Trade Agreement has been good for the dairy industry.

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Fires slow I-82 traffic

Two blazes reported west of Buena

Two fires raced through brush, dry grass and small trees yesterday afternoon west of the community alongside Interstate 82, slowing traffic.

Elliott says commissioners listened to public on vote

Rand Elliott of Moxee, who represents the lower valley on the Yakima County Commission, said today the decision to put recreational marijuana on the November ballot is a reaction to numerous requests for a vote.

Prosser man faces meth possession charge

A Prosser man is being charged with possession of methamphetamine and made a preliminary appearance in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday.

Sunnyside man scheduled for court tomorrow

A Sunnyside man is in court tomorrow for a trial confirmation.

City pool closed early

The city pool was closed early yesterday thanks to some juveniles who were behaving in a disorderly manner.

Meeting set for tonight

The Sunnyside Industrial Development Corporation meets at 6 p.m. today to discuss bond policy, application for tax exempt financing and an indemnification and compensation agreement.

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Artist’s work reflects her view of the world

Diana Schmidt ‘el plein air’ at the Clore Center

Artwork by Walla Walla artist Diana Schmidt is now on display at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center, 2140 Wine County Road, through September 30, 2017.

Spy story is summer offering

Enter the world of fairy-tale espionage and intrigue, where top-level spies take on the kingdom’s worst criminal masterminds when the Prosser Conservatory of Theatre for Children presents The Girl with the Golden Locks” July 28 and 29.

Blues, brews bash on tap

The Annual Yakima Blues and Brews Bash will take place Aug. 19 on Historic North Front Street.

Tenor at the Gesa House

The Gesa Power House Theatre Royal Opera House cinema series continues with Othello, featuring world famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann at 6 p.m. Aug. 2, at the theatres 111 N. Sixth Ave.

Fair mascot hits the road

The Washington State Fair hit the road today for the first-ever, “Big Washington Road Trip!

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Wasp identified

The mystery is solved. And it is not a yellowjacket.

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Reading efforts pay off

Ornelas wins scooter, safety helmet

A shiny green trick scooter and a safety helmet were awarded to Selena Ornelas, 10, yesterday.

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Enroll in summer reading program

July 24 last day to sign up to complete project

Children gathered around a variety of building materials and puzzles when Kate Wellens of the Pacific Science Center Science on Wheels program came to town.

Summer project offered

In the first of what looks to be a series of outdoor summer functions, the French Vanilla Market will host a “DIY Night on the Patio” from 6 to 8 p.m. July 27, at 201 S. Seventh St.