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Sunnyside Council OK’s fire sale on jail bed prices

The Sunnyside City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Don Day to reduce rates at the Sunnyside jail from the current rate of about $54 a day per prisoner to a minimum of $40 a day in order to fill empty cells.

Sunnyside’s six-year transportation plan approved

A public hearing on Sunnyside’s six-year transportation improvement program yielded no comments from the public and very little discussion at last night’s city council meeting.

Lions promote five-block flea market

Area craftsmen and non-profit organizations seeking to have one last summer fundraiser are invited to join the Sunnyside Lions Club for its 16th Street Community Yard Sale and Flea Market to be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2.

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Can you hear me?

Stacy Wahl talks about a person’s five senses with children participating in the Grandview Library summer reading program last Thursday afternoon.

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Scholarly artist

Sunnyside Christian High School graduate Lisa Leyendekker, seen here with two of her works, earned the $2,000 Harry Christian Cook and Blanche McLane Cook Art Scholarship for 2014.

Stormwater agreement OK’d

An interlocal agency agreement between Yakima County and the cities of Sunnyside, Selah and Union Gap for stormwater permit compliance activities was last week approved by Yakima County commissioners.

Parade sign-ups ongoing

The Grandview Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting registrations for the annual Yakima Valley Fair Parade.

Farmers market event features vaulters

A specialized form of horsemanship will be demonstrated at a farmers market event being held this coming Saturday at Sunnyside’s Del’s Feed and Farm Supply, 2600 Yakima Valley Highway.

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Cool treat

Zariah Alizae anxiously waits for an ice cream bar from Jose Mercado’s cart yesterday afternoon.

Refuge site improvements coming

Yakima County has plans to improve the Lower Valley Transfer Station near Outlook.

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Surviving the heat

At Sunnyside’s Paradise Court, Rita Sanchez sprays a cooling wave of water against the side of her apartment in an effort to keep it cool.

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Top float at Toppenish parade

The Miss Sunnyside community float “Egyptian Treasures” was awarded the Toppenish Pow Wow Rodeo Parade’s Sweepstakes trophy last Friday at the annual parade.

Sunnyside couples share adventure to Amazon River with local Rotarians

Even in the dry season it rains a lot under the jungle canopy that lines the shoreline of the Amazon River.

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Zoning change sought for housing development

A proposal to change city zoning on a lot on South Street to allow a private road and eight new houses met with general approval from the Sunnyside Planning Commission Tuesday night.

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City wants to hear from public on allowing chickens to be raised here

The Sunnyside Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to discuss an ordinance change that would allow people to raise chickens within city limits.