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‘Free days’ at state parks for 2016 announced

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is reminding outdoor recreationists Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, is the first of 12 “free days” in 2016 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park.

‘Scary Night at the Museum’ event planned next weekend

The Sunnyside Museum is planning four frightful nights of activities, calling the special October events “Scary Night at the Museum.”

Annual holiday bazaar Nov. 7

The annual holiday bazaar hosted by the Grandview senior citizens group will take place at the Grandview Community Center (812 Wallace Way) on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coffee with a cop planned for Oct. 15

Citizens of Sunnyside are invited to have “Coffee with a Cop” on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 a.m. at Holy Pies in Sunnyside.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Few calls for Sunnyside firemen

Sunnyside firemen responded early this morning, Friday, to a report of an automatic alarm in the 900 block of Ida Belle Road. Upon arrival, firemen quickly determined there was no fire.

False calls for county deputies

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies determined a report of a weapon offense near Mabton this morning was unfounded.

Cops handle noise issues

Apparently, it was noisy in Grandview yesterday (Thursday), as officers from the Grandview Police Department responded to three noise complaints, including two involving animals.

Marijuana theft leads to arrest

A Sunnyside teen is in the custody of his parents while prosecutors consider charges he will face for allegedly stealing medical marijuana plants.

Manslaughter charge requested

Raul Campos Cabrera, 44, of Sunnyside was yesterday afternoon arrested for his role in the death of his 41-year-old brother, Jose Cabrera.

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Out with the old...

Sunnyside public works crews, including Nick Morrow on the backhoe, keep busy this past Thursday morning digging up dead tree stumps along the sidewalks on East Franklin Avenue and other downtown streets.

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State’s attorney general visits Grandview

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited the Yakima County District Court in Grandview this past Wednesday to view the courtroom and discuss local issues with local law and justice officials.

Cheerleaders invite community to Oct. 15 SIDS observance event

The loss of an infant or unborn child can sometimes make a family feel isolated and alone.

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What’s in the air you breathe?

The air you breathe is being dissected – sliced and diced and put under a microscope – at least, what’s floating in the air is undergoing that treatment.

No big surprises in final budget review

Sunnyside’s administrative costs will remain relatively flat, but some requests were made for special funding when the Sunnyside City Council met for two hours last night to continue its review of the 2016 budget.

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Lower Valley cities keeping their citizens on the move

Mabton, Sunnyside, Grandview road projects in the works

Whether improvements are needed for pedestrians, bicycles or motor vehicles, city leaders in Mabton, Sunnyside and Grandview continue to plan and implement road upgrade projects despite funding challenges.

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Sunnyside chamber looks to rebuild

Still reeling from taxes and penalties owed the IRS because it went five years without filing quarterly employee taxes, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is in rebuilding mode.

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Dam explosion injures six

Six workers were injured in an electrical equipment explosion at Priest Rapids Dam along the Columbia River yesterday afternoon (Thursday) at about 4:15 p.m.

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Leonel “CoCo” Lopez


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Robert John Perry