On the one hand...but on the other, well?

Fewer traffic infractions means less court revenue

Fewer traffic infractions can be a good thing, but it can also have a negative impact on the city’s municipal court budget.

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Senior center open house

Local seniors this past Sunday enjoy ice cream and cake at the Sunnyside Senior Center’s ice cream social and open house event.


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Port district secures final loans for anaerobic digester construction

During a special meeting held yesterday (Wednesday), Port of Sunnyside Commissioners Jim Grubenhoff and Arnold Martin authorized Director Jay Hester to sign loan documents associated with Benton REA’s rural development loan grant program.

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Mabton clears the air

MABTON – One episode of the hit TV comedy Seinfeld focused on the fictional December holiday of Festivus.

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Snipes’ head brewer loves working in heart of hop capital of the world

Chad Roberts now knows why he was born in Central Washington.

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Pastoral appreciation

Pastor Larry Mays of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sunnyside and wife Lynell (L) visit with church organist Joan Rouse and her twin sister June Mathiesen from Pendleton, Ore. during a dinner party at the church this past Sunday afternoon.

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Water, fun, clean cars

Sunnyside High School Band Director David Chavey-Reynaud gets doused while washing cars at the band booster car wash last Saturday

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Large crowd turns out for ice cream makers’ 25th anniversary celebration

Sunnyside’s Paleteria La Norteña celebrated 25 years in business this past Saturday in a big way, with crowds of people visiting to get ice cream bars at 1989 prices and to see Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer and Elmo.

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Black Rock Creek golfers take the ALS ice bucket challenge

Thirteen brave Lower Valley golfers have joined the millions of individuals taking the ALS ice bucket challenge, collecting more than $300 late last Friday afternoon at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

Governor extends burn ban

Continuing dry conditions prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last Friday to extend a burn ban for central and eastern Washington to until noon on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Soil sampling sign-ups sought

The South Yakima Conservation District in cooperation with the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee is starting its deep soil sampling program for this fall.

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‘Fill the boot’

Sunnyside firemen and volunteers stop motorist Yesenia Gonzales and her passenger, Delaney Rojas, on their way through downtown Sunnyside last Friday in search of donations for the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser.

Winery sustains $500,000 in damages

Gallo Winery, located at 2300 Holmason Rd. north of Sunnyside, sustained extensive damage yesterday (Sunday) during a structure fire at its wine production facility.