Patriotic speech writing contest deadline nears

Sunnyview VFW Post #3482 is accepting entries for the 2015-16 VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions.

Police dog report planned for Oct. 12

Councilman Jason Raines asked for an update on the investigation into the death of the Sunnyside police dog, Helios.

Alba named city’s new finance director

Sunnyside’s new finance director, Elizabeth Alba, was introduced at Monday night’s council meeting.

Sunnyside city budget to be reviewed

The Sunnyside City Council will be holding its annual budget workshop meetings on Monday, Oct. 5, and Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Law and Justice center.

Safari signs now owned by Sunnyside

The City of Sunnyside now owns the Safari neon signs, and City Manager Don Day said city staff will plan on how to renovate the signs and put them on display, possibly along the walking path next to Fifth Street or at the Sunnyside Museum.

Speeding solutions on South Hill Road under review

A presentation from the city’s engineering consultant on possible solutions to the South Hill Road speeding problem

Text problem put on hold

The Sunnyside City Council has taken a “wait and see” approach to the recent state Supreme Court decision that declares work-related text messages to and from public employees to be part of the public record.

Sidewalk café issue handed to city staff

The Sunnyside City Council determined Monday night that the city ordinance that allows for sidewalk cafés

Urban growth plan approved

The future shape of Mabton was approved by its city council Tuesday night after a public hearing was held on the new boundaries for its urban growth area.

Left over funds OK’d for use

A budget amendment approved by the Mabton City Council this past Tuesday night will allow the city to spend leftover monies from a Community Development Block Grant.

Citizens irked about rates

Several citizens came before the Mabton City Council this week to complain about high water and sewer rates.

Port backs Kachess plan

In action last night, Monday, Port of Sunnyside commissioners approved a letter of support for Senate Bill 1694, which involves a plan to construct a drought relief pumping plant at Kachess Reservoir.

Port to host YCDA forum

The Yakima County Development Association, also known as New Vision, will hold one of four economic development forums at the Port of Sunnyside’s board room on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

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Budget hearing

An attorney for the Port of Sunnyside, Rob Faber shares with port commissioners last night, Monday, that all legal requirements have been met for posting information about the port’s draft budget for 2016.