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Walter Clore Center receives $10,000 donation from credit union

PROSSER – This past Tuesday, Lower Valley Credit Union presented the Walter Clore Center in Prosser with a donation of $10,000 to support the center’s mission of engaging visitors to learn about, experience and appreciate Washington state products.

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Mabton bridge closed due to safety concerns

In order to prevent a catastrophic failure, the Washington State Department of Transportation is closing the bridge as of today to all traffic.

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How hot does your thermometer say it’s been getting?

Official temperatures in Sunnyside recorded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association approved system

Official temperature readings are a sensitive matter and how they are obtained can vary.

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Signs, signs...everywhere signs

Nearly every main thoroughfare in Sunnyside is festooned with political campaign signs as the date for the 2014 Primary Election draws nears.

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Last few days for Rohman Street

Within two weeks barricades and orange signs will announce the permanent closure of Rohman Street in Sunnyside.

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Sunnyside Council OK’s fire sale on jail bed prices

The Sunnyside City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Don Day to reduce rates at the Sunnyside jail from the current rate of about $54 a day per prisoner to a minimum of $40 a day in order to fill empty cells.

Sunnyside’s six-year transportation plan approved

A public hearing on Sunnyside’s six-year transportation improvement program yielded no comments from the public and very little discussion at last night’s city council meeting.

Lions promote five-block flea market

Area craftsmen and non-profit organizations seeking to have one last summer fundraiser are invited to join the Sunnyside Lions Club for its 16th Street Community Yard Sale and Flea Market to be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2.

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Can you hear me?

Stacy Wahl talks about a person’s five senses with children participating in the Grandview Library summer reading program last Thursday afternoon.

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Scholarly artist

Sunnyside Christian High School graduate Lisa Leyendekker, seen here with two of her works, earned the $2,000 Harry Christian Cook and Blanche McLane Cook Art Scholarship for 2014.

Stormwater agreement OK’d

An interlocal agency agreement between Yakima County and the cities of Sunnyside, Selah and Union Gap for stormwater permit compliance activities was last week approved by Yakima County commissioners.

Parade sign-ups ongoing

The Grandview Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting registrations for the annual Yakima Valley Fair Parade.

Farmers market event features vaulters

A specialized form of horsemanship will be demonstrated at a farmers market event being held this coming Saturday at Sunnyside’s Del’s Feed and Farm Supply, 2600 Yakima Valley Highway.