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Two Black Rock Creek golfers turn in strong efforts at Yakima Amateur invite

If you’re using your fingers to count the number of Yakima Amateur Invitational titles Dusty Frontis has won, plan on using two hands. The Yakima golfer claimed his sixth championship this past weekend.

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Medical expansions driving new construction starts

Permit fees, new valuation already double 2012’s totals

The health care industry’s continued growth in Sunnyside spiked the value of new building starts here last month to over the million-dollar mark.

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Teen determined to ‘pay it forward’

After viewing a movie released a few years after she was born, 15-year-old Cheree LaPierre of Sunnyside found herself ‘paying it forward’ this summer.

Registered sex offender moves to Granger area

Pedro Sanchez, a Level II sex offender, has moved to the Granger area according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s office.

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Training exercise

Sunnyside police officers undergo active-shooter training

Sunnyside police officers in an effort to be prepared for extreme scenarios must undergo continued training.

Sports

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Kings of the Mound

WDFW makes rule changes

State: Nooksack River closed to all fishing

The state department of Fish and Wildlife has made a few new fishing rule changes.

Rio Olympic Games conclude

U.S.A. tops medal count

The Summer Olympics games officially closed last night after more than two weeks of action.

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Grizzly Academy planned

Motivational speaker Gabe Salazar will kick-off the new school year at Sunnyside High School’s Grizzly Academy Week tomorrow.

Sierra Vista tour set

Incoming sixth graders attending Sierra Vista Middle School will get a taste of middle school life during an orientation from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the North 16th Street school.

Sign-ups now available

Interested in taking part in the annual Sunshine Days celebration?

Opinion

Visit Mount Rainier next week

Fee-free days offer chance to explore

The cost to enter national parks has gotten to be too expensive for many Lower Yakima Valley residents. Even nearby Mount Rainier National Park exacts a hefty financial toll for a one-day visit.

State should get out of the way

Whenever government gets involved, something seems to go wrong.

Another Confederate landmark gone

According to the Washington Post, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., is finally going to act on its long-held desire to delete the word “Confederate” from the inscription atop the columned entrance to Confederate Memorial Hall dormitory.

Lifestyle

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Miss Sunnyside Candidate

Elizabeth Ruldo

The opportunity to meet new people and learn about neighboring communities is the motivator for this Miss Sunnyside candidate.

Five tips for building a better lunch

Keeping lunch ideas inventive and exciting can become challenging over time.

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‘Catch’em all’ tonight in downtown Prosser

City expects 400-700 for Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go enthusiasts will have plenty of encouragement to “catch’em all” tonight when the city hosts its first-ever event for the popular app.