Former FFA student gathers donations for fire victims

Sunnyside’s Amanda Bestebreur is collecting money, furniture and clothing for victims of the wildfires in the Chelan area.

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DSN carrier team takes pride with speed and reliability

Rene, Sylvia and Lydia Alvarez arrive early to pick up their daily packets of newspapers. They double check their bundles to make sure they have adequate copies for their combined paper routes before the siblings hit the streets to deliver the current edition of Sunnyside’s Daily Sun News.

Ready for back to school

Sun Valley Elementary School office staff accept the delivery of back to school supplies last Monday from the Sunnyside Lions Club.

Mabton Lady Vikes scheduled to start practice next Monday

Practice for the Mabton volleyball team will begin next Monday, Aug. 24, at 3:30 p.m.

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Birds of a feather flock to Noon Rotary meeting

Dispelling the stereotype of the lone bird watcher ensconced behind binoculars, Kerry Turley this past Monday told the Sunnyside Noon Rotary members there are 47 million bird watchers in the U.S.

Reopening of Sunnyside library delayed

Due to delays in construction, the Sunnyside Library will not be resuming operations at its building on Grant Avenue until at least Monday, Oct. 19.

Full steam ahead for Washington state Presidential Primary

Washington is moving forward with plans for a May 24 Presidential Primary in 2016, Secretary of State Kim Wyman said earlier this week.

School board, superintendent discuss their roles

In follow-up to a discussion at its regular business meeting last month, the Sunnyside School Board this past Monday night reviewed board and superintendent responsibilities.

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Sunny proposition suggested by Sunnyside Arts Commission

The sunflower is being recommended as the official flower for the city of Sunnyside.

Concerns raised over feedlot proposal

Despite several dairies and another feedlot in the area, a proposal to establish a new feedlot southeast of Mabton is facing stiff resistance from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the city of Mabton and adjoining property owners.

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Splash of color on smoke-filled hazy day

The delicate yellow hue of a patch of sunflowers add a bit of color to recent otherwise gray mornings caused by recent smoke inversion throughout the Yakima Valley.

Drought prompts federal help for Yakima County farmers

Farmers and ranchers in Yakima County may be eligible for financial drought relief from the federal government after the U.S. drought monitor last week reached D2, or a severe drought, for the eighth consecutive week.

Eastern Washington forests closed to industrial activity

In what’s believed to be the first time in more than 20 years, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is acting to shut down all industrial forest activities across almost all of eastern Washington’s forested areas.

Burn ban in effect due to air quality

Based on unhealthy air quality caused by smoke from wildfires, the Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority’s air pollution control officer has declared an air quality burn ban for both the Upper and Lower Yakima County areas effective yesterday (Wednesday).

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Strange sights in the local skies

This past Tuesday’s moon overhead in the Lower Valley appeared red in color.