May 24, 2017
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Monday while changing irrigation, Suzie Zuniga discovered honeybees on the fence posts on their property in on W. OIE in Prosser.  The queen moved in and the others followed.  There is no space in the colony for more than one queen.  Before the new queen emerges, the old queen takes off with part of the colony to establish a new nest. Once the swarm has left its old nest or hive, this is when we might see a whirling mass of swarming bees in the air, or a bee swarm settled on the branch of a tree (or possibly somewhere not so convenient!).

Keys to Reducing 415,000 Fatalities and Serious Injuries on U.S. Roadways

Bellevue - Key roadway improvements have the potential to save 63,700 lives and prevent 353,560 serious injuries over a 20-year period, according to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. With the U.S. ranked nearly last among high-income nations in annual traffic fatalities, which continue to rise, AAA urges the Trump Administration to make repairing and maintaining America's roadways a top priority.                                                                                                                                          "We can save tens of thousands of lives and make our roadways safer by investing in improvements that we already know exist," said Dr. David Yang, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety executive director. "Now is the time to act by targeting limited resources where they will have the greatest impact."
With an investment of $146 billion, the report recommends six cost-effective roadway improvements with the greatest potential to reduce both the likelihood and consequences of crashes...

More Than 400 Firefighters to Train

Naches More than 400 firefighters will train in basic and advanced wildland firefighting skills next week at the Central Washington Interagency Wildfire Training Academy.
This academy is part of a larger coordinated effort that will allow agencies responsible for responding to Washington's wildfires the opportunity to train together before fighting fire together.
The academy is an interagency effort of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, federal agencies, tribal agencies and local fire districts all over Washington.