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Contract approved

Yakima County commissioners yesterday approved a new labor agreement with teamsters and the county’s Department of Security employees.

Crash injures local man

A Grandview man is recovering from injuries today after crashing his car to avoid an animal.

Comment period extended

The public will have an extra two weeks to comment on the state’s proposed new water rules for dairies.

State fruit gets stamp

The state’s official fruit is featured on a new one cent stamp announced this week by the U.S. Postal Service.

Commission to meet

Development regulations are on the agenda for the Planning Commission during its next meeting.

Certification planned

County elections officials will certify the results of the Aug. 2 primary election today.

Comments due Aug. 17

Tomorrow is the deadline to submit comments on a proposed manure plan for dairies.

Progress on fires reported

Crews are making progress on three fires sparked Friday night by lightning.

Restaurant inspected

The Benton Franklin Health District conducted a food inspection earlier this year at Silver Dollar Lunchbox, 30501 state Highway 24.

Fuel prices show decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington state have fallen 2 cents per gallon in the past week, gasbuddy.com reports.

Farm seeks pot license

A local grower is seeking state approval to produce and process marijuana.

Pacific Power plans grants

Pacific Power’s foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Heritage University for scholarships.

Fiesta Foods wins honor

A local grocery store received a marketing award.

BBB names new director

There is a new face for the regional Better Business Bureau office.

Beer, whisky festival set

Plans are under way now for the third annual Prosser Beer and Whiskey Festival.