The hottest ticket in town; the Eighth Annual Art Walk & Wine Gala
July is time for the Prosser Chamber of Commerce's 8th Annual Art Walk & Wine Gala.  On Saturday July 16, the historic streets of downtown Prosser will be transformed into a delightful garden of greenery, music and art. Yellow Rose Nursery will once again create an enchanted park in downtown Prosser complete with foliage, benches and fountains.

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Prosser Fire District #3 responded to Tuesday's fire in force.  Dry weather, wind and topography all played a part in fighting the fire that burned 2,178 acres.

Fire in the hills

By Victoria Walker
A brush fire east of Prosser burned more than 2,178 acres of range land grasses on Tuesday.  Prosser Fire District #3 was dispatched and with the first arriving fire engines they found the fire had burned approximately three acres on the South side of the freeway and it was quickly determined that the fire was going to continue to grow aggressively and mutual aid was called for more fire engines, dozers and command staff. "Chief Merritt, the incident commander, immediately began calling in more resources to assist with the fast growing fire," said Captain Seth Johnson.

Lower Valley Credit Union presents $10,000 check to Walter Clore Center

Prosser - Today, Lower Valley Credit Union presented the Walter Clore Center in Prosser with a large donation. Lower Valley Credit Union President/CEO Suzy Fonseca, Prosser Assistant Branch Manager Janice Bretthauer and Board Members Lois Lyon and Kenny Nelson were onsite in Prosser to present The Walter Clore Center Board President, Bob Stevens, and 1st Vice President, Deb Heintz, with the $10,000.00 check.

Prosser P.D. gets new 4x4 ATV

Prosser Dan and Michelle Denchel donated a 4x4 ATV to Prosser Police Department.  Mayor Paul Warden says, "I would like to extend the City's sincere thanks to Dan and Michelle Denchel, the owners of Desert Valley Motor Sports and to Yamaha Motor Corp USA for the loan of a 2014 Yamaha Viking Special Edition 4 x 4 ATV to our Police Department."

Senators and Congress members weigh in on IAREC changes

By Victoria Walker
On Friday, June 20 the Associate Area Director of the USDA-Agriculture Research Service (ARS), Pacific West Area, and Andrew Hammond announced their proposal to USDA employees at Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC). The USDA proposed a plan:
Prosser ARS Unit will be ended and will stay a work site.  Cropping systems will be terminated impacting three scientists and four technical support positions.  The Paterson research site will be terminated.