Junior art show on exhibit Feb. 28

In its fourth year, ArtWORKz 2015 Junior Art Show & Competition at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton has opened with 99 submissions from young artists as far away as The Dalles, Kennewick, Boardman and even South Dakota.

Razor clam digs planned through March

Razor clam diggers can count on an eight-day opener beginning this Sunday, Feb. 15.

CPR, first aid class offered

The Sunnyside Fire Department is offering a CPR and first aid class on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mabton offers rooters bus

The Mabton Junior/Senior High School ASB is sponsoring a rooters bus to the District boys and girls basketball championship games on Saturday, Feb. 21.

New hire might start work in Mabton first of March

Progress is underway on hiring Mabton’s first-ever police department clerk.

Downtown Sunnyside has new website

A new website to promote Sunnyside’s downtown core has been launched by DIG Sunnyside (Downtown Improvement Group) at

Nouvella club to meet Feb. 19

The Nouvella Club will be meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19, at Snipes Mountain Brewing in Sunnyside. The meeting will begin at noon and the luncheon cost is $13.

Executive session held

The Roza Irrigation District board of directors met in executive session on Tuesday for 45 minutes to evaluate the legal risk of a proposed action and pending litigation involving State v. Acquavella.

Roza approves help with audit

Due to an audit issue last year, the Roza Irrigation District board on Tuesday of this week approved a contract not to exceed $10,000 with CPA Angela Pratt of Petersen CPAs and Advisors.

Forsell Road improvements OK’d

The design engineering work for Grandview’s Forsell Road improvement project has been completed.

Tease photo

Mabton City Council Brief

Last night, Mabton resident Richard Galland provided Mabton City Council members – including Vera Zavala at right – copies of a proposal he outlined for the city to impose impact fees on new housing developments.

Executive session held

The Mabton City Council adjourned last night, Tuesday, to executive session to discuss a real estate matter.

Council hears garden proposal

A portion of Mabton’s Governor Park might in the future become a community garden. That’s according to a proposal brought to the city council Tuesday night.

Follow-up to athletic forum planned this Wednesday

The Sunnyside School District will be hosting an athletic forum follow-up meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sunnyside High School library.