Roza Irrigation District garners water conservation grant

As it manages through the biggest drought in at least a decade, the Roza Irrigation District yesterday was named a recipient of a grant for water conservation.

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4-Her moves from pork to mutton

TOPPENISH – This is Jessica Scheenstra’s first year showing lambs at the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show.

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It’s a family tradition

TOPPENISH – For the past four years, 13-year-old Grace Van Belle of Sunnyside Lower Valley Livestock 4-H Club has been raising pigs for her 4-H project.

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Saying goodbye to her ‘Nightmare’

TOPPENISH – For the past several months Grandview High School FFA chapter president Lecie Owens has been learning how to handle her crossbreed Angus steer, “Nightmare.”

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SHS junior confident in ring

TOPPENISH – Mickayla Wert showed no signs of nervousness as she prepared to enter the ring at the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show this past Monday.

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Packed house weighs in on water shutdown

Roza canal going dry for two weeks

With farmers blanching at the thought of three weeks without water, Roza Irrigation District board members settled for a two-week shut-off starting next Monday, May 11.

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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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Sunnyside residents won’t feel water pinch that local farmers will

It’s business as usual at Sunnyside City Hall, with water service continuing right along during what promises to be a dry summer.

Roza seeks water purchases from SVID

The Yakima Basin’s worst drought in at least a decade has Roza Irrigation District officials looking to buy water.

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Sunnyside community turns out to ‘meet a farmer’

A steady stream of people showed up at the second annual Meet Your Farmer event held this past Sunday, at Heavenly Hills Harvest near Sunnyside.

Lamb shearing available this Saturday

TOPPENISH – FFA and 4-H youngsters raising lambs for the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show in Toppenish are invited to a lamb shearing this Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the livestock show fairgrounds, 509 S. Division St. in Toppenish.

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Hutchinson says goodbye

New owners take over local produce stand

For 35 years Sunnyside residents have come to depend on Dolores Hutchinson and her produce stand to supply fruits and vegetables for their dinner tables.

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Irrigators prep for dry summer

Roza, SVID reps meeting today with Department of Ecology officials

With the irrigation season well underway, boards of the Sunnyside Valley and Roza irrigation districts yesterday, Tuesday, received updates on the latest water forecasts during their respective monthly meetings.

Dept. of Ecology hosting water workshops

With a drought on the horizon, the Washington Department of Ecology is looking to lease water from irrigators to keep streams from going dry in the upper Yakima River Basin.