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Yakima Valley firefighters lending aid on Okanagan fire lines

OMAK – Even as fire relief donations were coming into local fire stations destined for north central Washington wildfire victims, a team of eight Yakima County Fire District #5 volunteers are among the frontline firefighters manning the wildfire containment lines.

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Sunnyside schools budget tops $100 million for first time

The Sunnyside School District continues to grow, pushing its annual budget to an all-time high of $101,344,650, with more than $73.3 million of those expenses in the general fund.

Sunnyside student earns art accolades

Sunnyside High School student Esteban Garibay, 17, was recently named runner-up in the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s annual Year of the Apple Art Contest.

Flags may be lowered for firefighters

Organizations throughout Washington state have been authorized to lower the U.S. flag to half-staff at the end of business today (Friday) and may leave them lowered until sunset this coming Sunday and as late as Monday morning.

Special athletic presentation set for Monday

Parents of students interested in athletics in Sunnyside are urged to attend a special meeting next Monday, Aug. 31.

G’view Rotary speaker to be Rep. Newhouse

GRANDVIEW – The featured speaker at next Wednesday’s Grandview Rotary Club meeting will be 4th Congressional District Rep. Dan Newhouse.

Summer quarter grads at YVCC announced

YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Community College has named its summer quarter 2015 graduates.

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Leavenworth worth visiting this autumn

LEAVENWORTH – Autumn is in the air in Leavenworth, Washington’s Bavarian Village, with plenty of activities for people with all types of interests.

Zillah sets Sept. 12 date for annual farmers market

ZILLAH – The annual “Not Just a Farmers Market” will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at Zillah’s Stewart Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Auditions for Christmas production set for Sept. 13-14

PROSSER – Valley Theater Company will conduct open auditions for “Christmas Belles” on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 13-14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in Prosser.

Concert series kicks off on Sept. 15

Before Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, there was only one way to hear music: live performance.

Early bird fair tickets on sale

YAKIMA – The annual Central Washington State Fair is still more than a month away, but it isn’t too early to be thinking about saving some money on admission tickets and ride wristbands.

‘Flip-flop’ operations underway

The Bureau of Reclamation’s annual “flip-flop” operation in the Yakima Basin is underway.

Children’s Village benefit this Saturday

YAKIMA – Johnson Orchards will be hosting an art show tomorrow (Saturday) to raise funds for Children’s Village.

Book signings on for tomorrow

KENNEWICK – Contemporary female authors Lenora Good and Jane Roop will be front and center at a book signing tomorrow (Saturday), from 1 to 3 p.m.