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Employee earns award

A local Banner Bank employee has been selected to receive the Banner’s Best award.

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Growing farm going organic

Lopez family working on certification

Listening to Ramona Lopez talk about the various varieties of fruits and vegetables grown on her 37-acre farm, you would think she was talking about her children.

Dairy Farmers, Safeway donating milk to indigent residents

The Dairy Farmers of Washington is partnering with Safeway to donate milk to indigent residents.

State fines orchards

Two orchards in Grant County are on the list of the state Department of Ecology penalties issued in the first quarter of this year.

Most hops grown here

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is estimating Washington state will account for 72 percent of the hops available this year.

Tribe to host ag workshop

The Yakama Nation will present a livestock disease management program from 1-4 p.m. tomorrow.

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Tri-chamber social

The business communities of Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser were represented Thursday during the Tri-Chamber Social at Yakima Valley Vintners in Grandview.

Luncheon planned

Tools for small business growth will be the theme of the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s next meeting.

Credit office honored

A Spokane-based agency with a local office is being recognized as a “great workplace.”

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Sunnyside brewery unveils progress

Any day now, the state liquor and cannabis board will issue the liquor permit and the Varietal Beer Company brew masters will launch into full time brewing.

Historic Mercer Guest Suites open

Downtown can boast a new upscale lodging facility, steeped in the community’s history.

Jobless numbers down in county

Yakima County’s unemployment rate dropped below 7 percent in April.

Ribbon cutting set

A ribbon cutting ceremony is at 8 a.m. Thursday for the new Love’s Travel Stop, 700 Wine Country Road.

Residents relocating

Twelve Homestead Place residents will be relocated to area assisted-living facilities during the coming weeks.

Economic boost noted

State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is announcing a new initiative today to bolster rural economies.

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