Sunnyside teacher headed to Japan

Sunnyside High School science teacher Joyce Stark was one of four teachers nationwide selected to participate in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) leadership academy in Tokyo, Japan.

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‘Altitude’ on the grow

Recreational marijuana shop expands hours, product availability

A booming start three weeks ago continues for Altitude, the Lower Valley’s only recreational marijuana store.

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Sunnyside drags its heels on pot sales decision

The Sunnyside City Council is likely to delay for another six months its decision on whether or not to allow a retail recreational marijuana business in town. A public hearing on Monday, Aug. 11, will precede the council’s decision to renew the existing moratorium on allowing such business ventures.

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Mabton School Board adopts $11.2 million general fund budget

The Mabton School Board Monday evening adopted a $12,129,105 budget for 2014-15.

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Book signing for Grandview author on tap Aug. 8

Ruth A. Dirk has found a new passion to add to her love of books.

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Community support for cancer victim

Community members like Roberta Zieske (right) last Friday enjoyed tacos prepared at a fundraising event for Logan Bodrero (left), who this past year battled cancer.

Burn ban extended by governor

Gov. Jay Inslee last Friday extended a burn ban for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades.

Donations wanted for wildfire victims

Members of the Grandview Church of the Nazarene are collecting items to be taken to the Chelan area to help victims and relief workers near the wildfires.

Mabton School Board Agenda

Monday, July 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at Mabton School District Conference Room

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At your service

C. Speck salesmen Jered Vigil and Angel Garza (L-R) hold up the banner to the golf cart that has been donated by the dealership for use as a shuttle at this year’s Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo in Grandview.

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Weathered beacon

Standing the test of time is this weathered old wind mill located in downtown Bickleton.

Bickleton doing away with school-sponsored senior class outings

A time honored rite of passage in the Bickleton School District is going away.

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Lower Yakima Valley dairies moving forward on converting manure into renewable natural gas

Turning lemons into lemonade. That’s the essence of a program in the Outlook area pegged to turn cow manure into renewable natural gas.

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Petal power

City will mull taking over hanging flower basket program

In the warm glow of a valley sunrise, Rene Pedraza and Erroll Miles cruise through downtown Sunnyside.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Liliana Cisneros

Believing the opportunity of serving her community as Miss Sunnyside would open doors, Liliana Cisneros joins 12 other hopefuls vying for the title on Oct. 5.