One arrested in Prosser standoff

Suspect surrenders after three hours

A local man who allegedly threatened to shoot a neighbor in the head was arrested by police Tuesday night after a three-hour standoff.

Update: Returns from the Nov. 7 General Election

Here are new tallies with late-arriving ballots. Certification of the election is Nov. 28.

Maintain pot ban, voters tell county

Statewide, voters want taxes repealed

Rural Yakima County voters don’t want retail marijuana businesses in their areas. That’s the message a straw ballot was sending to county commissioners after the initial count of ballots in the Nov. 7 general election.

Sunnyside attempted kidnapping suspect arrested

Local man jailed for trying to nab teenager

Yakima County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a local man in connection with an attempted kidnapping of a Sunnyside girl last Wednesday.

Sunnyside council shaping up

Long-time Councilwoman Theresa Hancock has had a tough year because of family illness, and it became tougher Tuesday night after the first ballot counts in the general election.

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The nanny returns

Comforting the Banks children after a disastrous encounter with a bad nanny, is Mary Poppins (played by Kayla Bos) in the Sunnyside High School Drama Department presentation of “Mary Poppins.”

Mabton mayor trailing

Vazquez has a firm lead with 62.37 percent

The most hotly contested mayoral race in the Lower Yakima Valley appears to be going to the challenger, if last night’s early election results hold. Restaurant owner Laura Vazquez was well in front of incumbent Mayor Mario Martinez with 62.37 percent of the 93 votes counted, so far.

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Yakima Federal Savings robbed

Masked man makes off with undisclosed amount of cash

A masked bandit made off with an undisclosed amount of cash about 4 p.m. yesterday after robbing Yakima Federal Savings and Loan.

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Don’t forget to vote

Paula Culver of Sunnyside took advantage of the big red ballot box in the parking lot near the post office to cast a signed ballot for a friend Monday.

New tech office in Sunnyside not just about drones

Director sought for program

The Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advance Manufacturing is moving right along with the development of an office in Sunnyside.

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Zillah-Toppenish Bridges open Nov. 29

The N. Myers Road Bridges, known commonly as the Toppenish-Zillah Bridge, will open with fanfare and ribbon cutting Nov. 29.

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Sunset over the Lower Yakima Valley

A colorful sunset filled the sky over the Lower Yakima Valley last Thursday night before a cold front set in, bringing mostly rain, but some snow to the Prosser area.

Personnel on Grandview School Board agenda

The regular meeting of the School Board will take place at 6 p.m. today at the Grandview High School Library.

Budget hearing on Prosser agenda

The second public hearing for the proposed budget for 2018 will be on the agenda when a special City Council meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at council chambers, 601 7th St.

Tomorrow final day to cast ballots

Voting closes at 8 p.m. across the lower valley

The Nov. 7 all-mail general election is not exciting voters in great numbers, and there is precious little time for those who have been planning to vote late. Regardless, ballot drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday in Sunnyside, Granger, Zillah, Mabton and Grandview.