Port of Sunnyside commissioners on Monday of this week learned a new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit will likely take effect in August.
“It’s great to turn 50,” quipped State Rep. Bruce Chandler. “I wouldn’t mind being 50 again, it looks better every year.”
A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday for 20 Eastern Washington counties in response to multiple wildfires threatening homes, businesses, public infrastructure and natural resources in many parts of the state as fire crews face continued severe fire weather conditions. The proclamation of emergency covers Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima counties.
An interlocal agreement between Yakima County and the South Yakima Conservation District was Tuesday approved by the county commissioners.
Gov. Jay Inslee this week announced his proposed update to the state’s water quality standards, saying he worked until he found a solution that advanced the values of human, environmental and economic health.
Every year, millions of gallons of water go down the drain that could be re-used.
Some cherry growers in the area were hit hard by rains over the weekend that resulted in bruised fruit and damaged trees.
Despite a predicted downturn in farmland values in Washington state, strong farm incomes have kept land values stable.
Mild spring, early crop push down asparagus prices
“It’s been a tough year…the toughest we’ve had in a good long while,” is how Sharon Heer describes the 2014 asparagus season.
A recent disaster designation due to drought in Benton and Franklin counties has prompted federal disaster relief for farmers and ranchers.
Sunnyside’s Betty Brown (above) examines the apples and asparagus on sale at the opening of the Sunnyside farmers market this past Saturday.
After a year of hosting the Sunnyside Farmers Market, Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley, the local sponsor, and its farmers market board of directors decided to call in help to evaluate the past season’s successes and failures.
YAKIMA –The Bureau of Reclamation’s May 2014 “Total Water Supply Available” forecast for the Yakima Basin indicates there will be a full water supply for both senior and junior water rights this coming irrigation season.
Community residents, youngsters urged to get their hands dirty
For the second year Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley has started its community garden and youth ranch outreach program.