Dairy ambassador banquet set for May 21

“Homage to the Past” is the theme of the 58th annual Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador banquet set for Thursday, May 21, at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center in Prosser.

HDR to consult on port’s electrical upgrade project

A consultant agreement with HDR Engineering was approved Monday night by the Port of Sunnyside commissioners.

Screw press foundation being switched to concrete

When the Port of Sunnyside engineered its screw press at the industrial wastewater treatment plant, the area surrounding the press was constructed with asphalt.

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Port of Sunnyside to sell excess water to irrigation districts

Noting the Yakima Valley is experiencing a drought this year, the Port of Sunnyside commissioners last night authorized Port Director Jay Hester to sell the port’s excess water to the local irrigation districts.

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Back yard forest

Not able to see the forest for the trees comes to mind when looking at these shaggy mane mushrooms blooming in the back yard of a Sunnyside home.

Youngster struck, killed by motorist

A 6-year-old Mabton boy was struck by a pick-up truck – and died – yesterday afternoon. Law enforcement officials have not yet disclosed the name of the youngster.

Candidate filing week May 11-15

While 2015 may be an off-year election for state and national positions, the local positions to be filled could have a major impact on the day-to-day lives of voters.

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Changes afoot for FSI’s next 50 years

True Value, Just Ask Rental to close end of May

This year not only marks the 50th anniversary of FSI Fabrication in Sunnyside under one family’s ownership, but 2015 also sets up as a time of major transition for the company.

Roza calls for May 11 shut-off

Taking a wait-and-see approach, the Roza Irrigation District board of directors on Tuesday approved a two-week shutdown effective Monday, May 11.

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Festive weekend in Sunnyside

Young, colorfully costumed dancers take to the streets on Saturday during Sunnyside’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Registered sex offender moves to Grandview

Alfonso Magallanes-Gonzalez, a Level II sex offender, has moved to Grandview according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s office.

School lockout initiated by Sunnyside police

Yesterday morning (Thursday) at approximately 10 a.m. Washington Elementary School executed a lockout after a woman trying to obtain money at the Sunnyside School District administration building alarmed personnel.

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Award winners showcased for Sunnyside School Board

The Sunnyside School Board spent more than an hour last night honoring students and staff who had won a variety of awards ranging from an art contest to a welding competition.

City of Sunnyside given OK to finish stormwater project

Source of contamination still unknown

The good news is that the city of Sunnyside is being allowed by the Department of Ecology to finish the stormwater project that left a gaping hole at Decatur Avenue and Sixth Street.

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Mourning feast

It wasn’t in the morning, but it was a pair of mourning doves foraging for an afternoon meal in a Lower Yakima Valley vineyard earlier this week.