Fireworks illegal in county

As the 4th of July celebration approaches, the Yakima County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents of the local fireworks laws.

WSDA gypsy moth trapping now underway

The Washington State Department of Agriculture began its annual trapping program last week.

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Former caregiver loves role as bus driver, tour guide

Lia Pena has had a lot of different jobs in her life, but her latest job, that of chauffeuring, is her favorite.

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Last act as president

In his last act as president of the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club this past Monday, Tim King installs the club’s newest member, Elizabeth Alba.

Clean audits for local port

The Port of Sunnyside continued its decades-long stretch of clean audit returns in a pair of Washington state audit filings issued in the last couple of days.

Lawmakers pass state budget, but educators unhappy

A $38.2 billion budget for 2015-17 was approved by the Washington state Senate, earning praise from Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats.

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Girls State delegates gain much better understanding of how government operates

Nearly everything about their week at the 2015 American Legion Evergreen Girls State Conference was a new experience for Sunnyside High School delegates Sheyanne Desmarais, Alexis Cardenas and Nayeli Martinez.

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Mabton pulls plug on July 4 fireworks

Taking a cue from fire-ravaged Wenatchee to the north, Mabton has banned fireworks for this July 4 celebration.

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Beat the heat before it beats you during record-setting high temps

The mercury is expected to top triple digits today, Friday, and well into next week.

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School, sports equipment donations from local stores headed to Tanzania

With lots of help from two Sunnyside businesses, Gary Christensen this coming Sunday will take school and sports equipment supplies to Tanzania, Africa.

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Daley out as S’side AD

Bill Daley, who has been a fixture at Sunnyside High School for more than two decades, will be resigning from his position as athletic director at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

Sunnyside School Board makes short work of agenda

The Sunnyside School Board quickly worked its way through a short agenda Thursday night, approving several routine plans and schedules, and having a short discussion on the district’s achievement plans.

Streamlined regulations encourage reusing water

Proposed rule will help state prepare for future droughts

A rule that’s been drafted would help Washington deal with water shortages by encouraging local jurisdictions to reuse or reclaim water.

Produce bid accepted

The Sunnyside School Board approved a contract with Waldmans Produce of Buena last night to supply the district with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Personnel changes OK’d

The Sunnyside School Board approved a number of personnel changes.