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Volunteers needed for city commissions

The city of Sunnyside is looking for people to serve on various commissions and boards.

Special meeting on marijuana slated Sept. 29

The Sunnyside City Council will be holding a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, to hear a presentation from the state Liquor Control Board on marijuana legalization.

Council gives city manager purchase power

The Sunnyside City Council approved an ordinance to give the city manager purchasing authority for items costing as much as $7,500 that are not connected to a public works project.

GEAR UP week proclaimed

Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci proclaimed Sept. 22-26 as GEAR UP Week in recognition of the work done in local schools by the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program, a federally-funded program designed to increase the number of students who stay in school and succeed in postsecondary education.

Anglers restricted to the banks near Prosser

A mile and a quarter section of the Yakima River is being closed off to anglers who use boats to fish from the middle of the waterway.

Groundwater group stymied by absentees

The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee met last night but was unable to conduct business due to lack of a quorum.

Semi rolls Thursday on interstate

A tire blew on a 2002 Kenworth W900 cement semi-truck yesterday morning.

Sunnyside United to host town hall meeting

A town hall meeting to address underage alcohol and marijuana use has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 30, by Sunnyside United.

Wastewater rate hearing set for Nov. 4

Port of Sunnyside officials will hold a special rate hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at their administration office at Golob Landing.

Lil’ Grizzlies Dance Camp starts next week

The Sunnyside High School Grizzly Dance Team is putting on a Lil’ Grizzlies Dance Camp at the Pioneer Elementary School gym, 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 23-25.

Electricity rate increase meetings set

Customers of Pacific Power will have the opportunity to comment to state regulators on the company’s proposed electric rate increase request next week in Yakima or Walla Walla.

City expands number of email accounts

Members of the Sunnyside Planning Commission, as well as any other city board or commission, now have their own city-owned email accounts.