Beautification awards given

The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department announced the following homes of the month for August:

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Recycling bins relocated

Sunnyside recyclers looking for the Yakima Waste System bins in their neighborhoods will be happy to know the bins haven’t completely disappeared from the community.

Field Day at Prosser area farm set for Aug. 15

The Washing-ton State Grape Society and Washington State University viticulture and enology program officials will host the 2014 Statewide Viticulture Field Day on Friday, Aug. 15, in Prosser.

Sunnysider earns honors at Whitworth

Janelle DeGroot of Sunnyside was among the students at Whitworth University in Spokane who was inducted into the school’s Laureate Society this past spring semester.

Fatal hit-and-run case resentencing ordered by appellate court

The Washington State Court of Appeals Division III in Spokane yesterday delivered a decision that forces Yakima County Superior Court officials to revisit the sentencing of Jose Javier Peralta Martinez of Sunnyside.

Mabton bridge may be opened by Labor Day weekend

Work on the bridge spanning the Yakima River near Mabton will be starting next week with the goal of finishing the work before Labor Day weekend, according to Moe Davari, WSDOT project engineer.

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Yakima Valley Highway project ahead of schedule

It’s been a long, hot, dusty summer for motorists at Sunnyside’s busy 16th Street and Yakima Valley Highway intersection.

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.