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Congressional candidates offer up opposing views at forum

The sharp contrast between the two candidates wanting to represent Washington State’s 4th Congressional District was apparent during a forum sponsored by the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce last week.

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McLean Road commercial project leads new building starts in Sunnyside

More than half of the valuation for new building permits issued in Sunnyside last month originated from one – a project to build a $600,000 commercial office and shop at 80 McLean Rd.

Motorcyclist hospitalized after accident

A Sunnyside man, 69-year-old David E. Rowland, suffered injuries yesterday afternoon after he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving.

Additional prison time ordered for hit-and-run conviction

Yakima County Superior Court Judge Richard Bartheld last week resentenced Jose Peralta Martinez to 31 months in prison for his role in the Dec. 20, 2011 hit-and-run killing of Nicholas Marez of Sunnyside.

Pursuit by Sunnyside cops stopped due to public safety concerns

Police in Sunnyside were involved in the pursuit of a vehicle that last four miles and all of five minutes last Friday.

Woman dancing in roadway arrested by Grandview police

Police in Grandview arrested an intoxicated female last night (Sunday) near the intersection of West Fifth Street and Concord Avenue.

County deputies kept busy since last Friday

Yakima County Sheriff deputies are investigating a car prowl reported this past Saturday from the 1400 block of Appleway Road near Grandview.

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Public safety committee schooled on gang-free efforts

Sunnyside’s subcommittee on public safety met at the Sunnyside United-Unidos headquarters next to Pioneer Elementary School on East Lincoln Avenue last Thursday night to learn how the organization and Sunnyside police are fighting the gang problem in local schools.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Active weekend for firefighters

A controlled burn and welfare check were among the 18 calls for service the Sunnyside Fire Department fielded this past weekend.

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Sunnyside United conducting annual community survey

At its monthly meeting yesterday, Thursday, the Sunnyside United-Unidos coalition discussed a variety of matters, including the annual community survey and the organization’s new online presence.

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Sunnyside prepping for public works budget

Generally, the city of Sunnyside’s public works budget for 2015 is on track.

Shoplifter taken into custody

A man accused of shoplifting at Walmart in Sunnyside yesterday (Thursday) was taken into police custody.

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Groundwater advisory approves $2 million budget

With very little fanfare, the Lower Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee gave its approval for a two-year budget of $2,032,000 during Thursday night’s meeting held in Granger.

Middle school evacuated due to broken AC

Grandview Middle School had an unexpected fire drill yesterday (Thursday) when an exterior air conditioner unit overheated and caused smoke to enter the building through a vent.