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Leonel “CoCo” Lopez


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Robert John Perry


Fires out on arrival

An oven fire and an illegal burn topped the Sunnyside firemen’s log yesterday, Wednesday.

Quiet police day in G’view

Police in Grandview made two arrests of persons wanted by authorities yesterday morning (Wednesday) on an otherwise fairly quiet day.

Routine calls for S’side cops

Citizens in Sunnyside since yesterday (Wednesday) have only made 29 calls for service requests of police.

Wildlife officials ease up on fire restrictions

The Washington Depart-ment of Fish and Wildlife has lifted restrictions on most department-managed lands in Eastern Washington, where cooler temperatures have reduced fire danger.

Traffic woes for deputies

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies investigated three traffic accidents yesterday (Wednesday) in the Lower Valley, none with reported injuries.

Impaired motorist thought to be at fault in head-on

The preliminary investigation, according to state troopers, indicates alcohol or drugs played a part in a head-on crash that injured two Lower Yakima Valley men last night.

Sentencing for manslaughter charges set for Oct. 20

It will be up to a Yakima County Superior Court judge to decide the sentences of two men who killed 23-year-old Miguel Arciga of Sunnyside.

Reception planned for Layden

Sunnyside City Hall staff will host a retirement reception this coming Friday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. to honor finance director David Layden’s service to the community.

Bazaar on tap

The Women’s Association of Bethany Community Church in Grandview will host its annual fall church soup and pie luncheon and bazaar Saturday, Oct. 17.

Parent-teacher conferences at SHS on tap

Sunnyside High School officials are encouraging the parents of all SHS students to set aside either Monday or Tuesday, Oct. 12-13, to meet with their child’s teachers.

Newhouse joins call for EPA to withdraw water guidelines

Yesterday, Congressman Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside led a letter-writing effort to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to withdraw its proposal to impose federal water quality standards.

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Powder puff warriors

Sunnyside High School junior running back Jessica Linde evades the senior class defenders in Wednesday night‘s annual powder puff flag football game.

Inslee asks for federal funds to assist summer wildfire victims

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday asked President Obama to approve his requests for two major disaster declarations to provide federal assistance to help families, business owners, local jurisdictions and tribes attempting to recover from this summer’s massive wildfires, as well as a late August windstorm.

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New wheels on SHS campus means quicker response times


There’s a flashy little rig patrolling Sunnyside High School’s parking lot and campus.

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Mabton installs visitor management system


Visitors to Mabton Junior-Senior High School can expect to be greeted with locked doors.

Students graduate from WSU

PULLMAN – Washington State University has released the list of students who earned undergraduate degrees for the summer 2015 semester