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Season of light

As a reminder of the reason for the season, this wooden cross stands out from the holiday lights festooning the home of Sunnyside’s Lloyd and Sheila Hazzard.

Power outages a possibility here

High winds are blowing into the Northwest, so Pacific Power officials are reminding customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable this winter.

Sunnyside Port District urged to expand searches when hiring architects, engineers

The Port of Sunnyside’s spotless record of never receiving a finding from the state auditor’s office is intact.

SHS band concert, indoor yard sale planned next Tuesday

The Sunnyside High School band and its parent boosters are planning an indoor yard sale, along with a holiday concert featuring the high school musicians next Tuesday, Dec. 16.

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Field trip for honors students

Sunnyside students Hienschi Nguyen, Tristan Watson, Denise Pelestor and Mary Munoz explain their graph to a CWU student instructor during a mathematics lab.

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Storage facility tops new building starts

Nearly half of the $1,876,170 in new building valuation in the city of Sunnyside last month came from one project.

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Hot toddy

Jessica Placzek serves up mugs of her winning hot chocolate entry during last Saturday’s holiday kick-off in Sunnyside.

City planners address issue of attached garages

It appears no one really objects to having the word “attached” removed from the Sunnyside city building code.

Marijuana eradication funds awarded

Yakima County commissioners yesterday (Tuesday) awarded $5,000 apiece to the cities of Sunnyside and Grandview for domestic cannabis eradication and suppression efforts.

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Dear Santa

Mariana and Yassmin Martinez join others in a color crayon exercise at this past Saturday’s “Write a Letter to Santa” event at the Grandview Library.

Telephone scammers claim to be Yakima County deputies

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a telephone scam currently working its way through the valley.

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Grandview port looking to 2015

During their last meeting of 2014, Port of Grandview commissioners looked ahead to 2015.

Irrigation engineer from Uzbekistan learning water conservation techniques

Setting aside its ancient history as part of the Great Silk Road, its more recent history as part of the Soviet Union and the fact that its main crop is cotton, Uzbekistan looks a lot like the Yakima Valley.

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Fireside chat

About 20 people attending a Nuestra Casa ESL class in Sunnyside on Wednesday heard a presentation by Tony Castillo of the Sunnyside Fire Department.

Party to honor sheriff Saturday

A retirement party has been planned for Yakima County Sheriff Ken Irwin.