Grandview beautification awards given

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department has announced the winners of the community beautification awards for this month.

Newhouse to host college, job training exposition

KENNEWICK – Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) is hosting a Higher Education and Job Training Expo on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dayton-area firefighters greatly aided by Sunday rain showers

DAYTON – Sunday night rains greatly aided firefighters battling a southeast Washington fire in the Dayton area in Columbia County.

Fall chinook fishing open on Snake River

The Snake River will open tomorrow (Tuesday) for fall chinook fishing.

Agreement with Sunnyside OK’d in Mabton

An interlocal agreement between the Mabton and Sunnyside school districts was this past Monday approved by the Mabton School Board.

Judge denies pot store relief

A request by Dave’s Place, the retail recreational marijuana store in Sunnyside with a state license, to open temporarily while litigation against the city proceeds was denied this past Tuesday by a Superior Court judge.

Firearms prohibition lifted in G’view

The prohibition on carrying a firearm in city parks and the Grandview cemetery has been lifted.

Safari signs need home

The city of Sunnyside needs to move two large signs rescued from the Safari Restaurant when it burned down in 2011.

Paver problem will be fixed

Sunnyside Public Works Director Shane Fisher said the city staff is aware of the settling of some of the pavers in the downtown area and will be making repairs this fall and winter.

Council OK’s airport design, engineer funds

The Sunnyside City Council approved an agreement with Huibregtse, Louman Associates, Inc. for the design and engineering of the airport runway and taxiway upgrade.

Airport clean-up work continues

The Sunnyside City Council last Monday night approved the next step in the clean-up process at the Sunnyside Airport, voting unanimously to release funds budgeted for a study and action plan on the clean-up.

Police dog gets dental work

The choices were between pulling the tooth and possibly damaging the dog’s jaw and making him useless as a tracker dog, or repairing the tooth.

Budget tweaked in Mabton to reflect cemetery, court costs

The Mabton City Council Tuesday night passed a budget amendment that reflects an additional $149,237 in revenues and $142,879 in expenses.