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SHS’s top scientist named region’s top teacher

Sunnyside educator is third in as many years to receive award

It’s a three-peat for the Sunnyside School District, which again staffs the top educator in the region.

Sunnyside School Board Agenda

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 , 810 E. Custer Ave.

County sets policy for meals with meetings

County commissioners have set a standard in place establishing when meals will be provided during meetings.

Yakima County cracking down on illegal burning

Critical fire conditions have caused Yakima County officials to impose further regulations against anyone ignoring the current burn bans.

School dismissal times on Friday change this year in Grandview

For the 2015-16 school year Friday dismissal times are changing throughout the Grandview School District.

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Life Options continuing efforts to serve Lower Valley

Life Options is on the grow – as in big time.

Budget tweaked in Mabton to reflect cemetery, court costs

The Mabton City Council Tuesday night passed a budget amendment that reflects an additional $149,237 in revenues and $142,879 in expenses.

Bonnieview Road closure in Grandview scheduled for Sept. 1

Not everyone happy roadway being shuttered

Bonnieview Road in Grandview will be closed for 45 days beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1. A few citizens are not happy about that.

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Wages for Mabton city employees addressed last night

The Mabton City Council Tuesday night adjusted the wages and salaries for city employees. Council’s intent is to give more flexibility in hiring to the police chief and city manager.

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Rockin’ Gospel music

The Christian music group, Redimido, “rocked” so hard they broke a guitar string during the final Tuesday Tunes Concert Series event held at Sunnyside’s Centennial Square last night, Tuesday.

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Climate change concerns voiced in Sunnyside

Is the changing climate just a fact of nature or is it the result of man’s industrial waste?

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Hop harvest in full swing

The Yakima Valley hop harvest is underway as picking machines begin moving into area hop yards, like this one on Griffin Road near Grandview.

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Friendly face helps women at Nuestra Casa

Blanca Bazaldua has experienced just about everything the Lower Valley has to offer in terms of work, and that wealth of knowledge is very useful in her current position at Nuestra Casa.

Free soil sampling on farms

The South Yakima Conservation District is again offering, free of charge, to conduct deep soil sampling on farms in the Lower Valley as part of an effort to determine the extent of nitrate contamination in groundwater.

City’s finances finally ‘healthy’

The city’s finances are in pretty good shape, according to Sunnyside Finance Director David Layden, who presented an overview of the city’s finances for the first six months of 2015.