Plans for airport upgrade move forward

A significant upgrade to the Sunnyside Municipal Airport’s runway is moving forward with the design phase planned to start in September.

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Stonies files lawsuit against city of Sunnyside

The business owner who wants to sell recreational marijuana in the city of Sunnyside has filed suit against the city, claiming it improperly issued building permits for his business and did not conduct a necessary environmental review.

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Fire displaces family

Sunnyside police officers comfort the victim of a house fire last Friday morning while Sunnyside firemen work to contain the fire located in the 200 block of North Second Street.

Granger woman hurt in two-car crash last Friday

A teen was charged with failure to yield the right of way in a collision last Friday near the westbound I-82 exit 58 off-ramp that injured a Granger woman.

Dates set for special filing for unfilled seats

The candidate filing period ended last week for those seeking to run for office in this coming fall’s Primary and General elections.

Only three contested races in Lower Valley this fall

Four public office seats draw no candidates

Only three Lower Valley races in this fall’s election will be contested, although the fate of four seats is still up in the air due to a lack of candidates.

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Top academic achievers singled out from SHS’s graduating class of 2015

The Sunnyside High School graduating class of 2015 will be led by two valedictorians – Payton Sample and Lindsay Schilperoort – who will graduate with a 4.0 grade point average on Friday, June 5.

Road design deadline extended

Awaiting the passage of a federal transportation bill, the city of Grandview is unable to meet the initial deadline stipulated when it secured a Surface Transportation Project grant for improvements to Old Inland Empire Road.

Road upgrade added to project

The city of Grandview has will make improvements to East Wine Country Road as part of its East Wine Country Plaza project.

Third delegate representing Grandview at Boys State confab

The American Legion has named one additional Grandview High School junior as a delegate to American Legion Evergreen Boys State, which will be held June 21-27 at Warm Beach Conference Center near Stanwood.

LEAD Task Force case load detailed for Grandview Council

The city of Grandview has one detective who works with the LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) Task Force, which was organized in the early 1990s as a multi-agency effort to disrupt and disband high level drug operations in the Yakima Valley.

Grandview graduation ceremony back at Rich Leenhouts Stadium

The 2015 Grandview High School graduation ceremony, it turns out, will be held in Rich Leenhouts Stadium.

Extra patrols out May 18-31

This year’s annual statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign will take place between Monday, May 18, and Sunday, May 31.

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SVID eases water transfer rules

The Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) Board of Directors on Thursday amended its water transfer policy to promote more water leasing opportunities and ultimately the opportunity for more water to be transferred to the Roza Irrigation District.

Parade horseman displaying upside-down American flag apologetic, ‘very embarrassed’

A horseman who displayed the United States flag upside-down during Sunnyside’s Cinco de Mayo Parade two Sundays ago is “very embarrassed” and will be writing a letter of apology to the community, according to Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce President Victor Frausto.