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Dispute disrupts council meeting

A dispute between Dr. James Stevens and local business owner David Rand caused a disruption during last night’s Sunnyside City Council meeting.

Outlook man in custody for May 9 homicide

Sunnyside police, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, have arrested Raymundo Casares, 21, of Outlook in connection with the May 9 murder of Oscar Raul Gutierrez-Mendoza of Roosevelt.

South Hill Road open again

According to Public Works Director Shane Fisher, South Hill Road is now open to public traffic again after several years of being closed.

Insurance snafus plague homeowners

City Manager Don Day told city council at Tuesday night’s meeting that insurance claims regarding damage done during a water line break on 15th Street are being handled.

Canal accident prompts discussion

Covering the irrigation canal along 16th Street between Edison Avenue and Yakima Valley Highway was discussed at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

New employee

The city has hired a new support specialist to assist with duties at city hall. The new staff member, Esmeralda Ochoa, started work on May 18.

Appointments get council nod

Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci this past Tuesday received council approval of his appointments of Wallace B. Anderson and May M. Haney to the Sunnyside Housing Authority Board, and Monica Guillen to the parks and recreation board.

Swim team contract OK’d

An agreement between the city of Sunnyside and the Sunnyside summer swim team for use of the city pool was approved by city council Tuesday night.

Police cars loan approved

The Sunnyside City Council authorized the city manager to sign loan documents totaling $99,084 to pay for two new police patrol vehicles.

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Sunnyside City Council Brief

Dave Rand, owner of Stonies who is currently suing the city of Sunnyside over its marijuana policy, complained about the city spraying weed killer on his property in an area the city had claimed was wetlands.

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Inaugural ‘Fallen Heroes 5K Run’ given approval by Sunnyside officials

Representatives of American Legion Post 73 and the Sunnyside Events Committee were on hand at last night’s Sunnyside City Council meeting to promote the Fallen Heroes 5K Run, a new event planned for Sunnyside’s Fourth of July celebration.

S’side City Council gives OK for piping, airport runway, sidewalk, city hall upgrades

The Sunnyside City Council approved a number of grant applications and task orders at last night’s regular meeting, including holding a public hearing for a community development block grant to replace water mains along 11th Street and Kearney Avenue.

Mabton nets insurance funds for water break

It’s better than nothing.

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Guest entertainer

Seattle musician Olivia de la Cruz entertains an appreciative crowd at Snipes Mountain Brewing in Sunnyside this past Sunday.

Teacher walkout on for Friday of this week

Educators in Grandview did not participate in a statewide walkout last Thursday, which was planned by several teachers unions as a message to state lawmakers.

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Nothing but good news from Mabton’s cop shop

Code enforcement officer Alex Campbell has hit the ground running for the city of Mabton.

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Tragedy averted

A Sunnyside High School student is alive early this morning (Tuesday) after having slipped into the open canal at the intersection of South 16th Street and East Edison Avenue, thanks to the quick thinking of his friend.

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Sunnyside honors its fallen

Calling on the 150 or so in attendance to honor the fallen and remember all who serve, Sunnyside City Manager Don Day provided the keynote speech during a Memorial Day service yesterday.

New trooper assigned to WSP’s Lower Valley detachment

A new face, fresh from the academy, is patrolling the highways near Grandview and Sunnyside.

Roza irrigation shut-off extended to June 1

Water in the Roza Irrigation District, which was shut off May 11, will continue to be shut off until at least Monday, June 1.