What you don’t see can hurt you a lot

Pacific Power offers safety tips

Warmer weather is drawing Yakima Valley residents outdoors for fun as well as home and yard maintenance projects.

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Grandview is a Tree City again

Grandview celebrated Arbor Day this past Wednesday at Dykstra Park with its 17th consecutive Tree City USA award.

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‘Egyptian Treasures’ to debut next Thursday

The 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside court will reveal the new Sunnyside community float during the annual Torchlight Parade to be staged next Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m.

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Drinking from the trophy bowl

It’s a longstanding tradition for Sunnyside High School’s state science fair winners bringing home the coveted traveling trophy to celebrate with giant root beer floats. Nobody says the creamy confection can’t be enjoyed directly from the trophy itself.

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Mabton youth dig in to clean their town

“It’s like cleaning up Mabton one piece at a time” is the way one Mabton Jr/Sr High School student described Thursday’s student-led clean-up project.

First quarter permits top $1 million mark

With 30 building permits issued in March for a combined valuation of $301,868, the city of Sunnyside topped $1 million in new building valuation for the first quarter of 2014.

Easter food drive tomorrow

The Sunnyside Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Easter food drive tomorrow (Saturday) at the local Safeway store beginning at 8 a.m.

Local church plans Easter festivities

Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sunnyside is planning a morning full of activities for Easter Sunday, April 20.

Local churches plan concerts

Three Lower Yakima Valley churches are coordinating a series of Easter concerts by award-winning singer Marcia Whitehead.

Rare outage affects 9-1-1 lines statewide

The 9-1-1 emergency line suffered from outages this morning, Thursday, across Washington state, starting at about 1 a.m. Service was completely restored before 8 a.m., according to officials from Centurylink, the company responsible for maintaining the lines.

Know your emergency numbers

Although outages on the 9-1-1 lines should be rare, having a list of local emergency numbers available near your phone or programmed into your cell phone is a good idea.

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Ever vigilant

A male red winged blackbird clings to a cattail on Giffen Lake between Sunnyside and Mabton.

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Get your greenthumb on!

Spring time is prep time for your lawn and garden

Chilly nights and occasional brisk winds aside, spring has officially sprung in the Sunnyside area with longer days and the mercury already hovering in the 70s.

Sunnyside police concerned about availability of drugs

Although the Sunnyside Police Department statistics show drug-related arrests have declined over the past three years, police are still concerned with the availability of drugs in the community.

Nouvella luncheon slated for April 17

The Sunnyside Nouvella Club will be meeting on Thursday, April 17, at Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant.