Disappointment was the common theme among three area lawmakers with the 2004 state legislative session.April 30, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Those people and organizations who are interested in applying for funds through Yakima County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program have just about a month to get their proposals in writing and to the county's planning department.April 30, 2004 midnight read more..
Spring has officially sprung in Sunnyside, with new building projects springing up throughout the community. During March, the Sunnyside Building Division issued 63 permits, which is more than the 55 permits issued in both January and February combined.April 30, 2004 midnight read more..
A 17-hour cross country road trip with three small boys would have been enough exertion for most young mothers, but not for energetic Kristine Gimlin of Prosser. She not only made the trip to Denver, Colo. this past weekend, she donned dance shoes to compete against more than 500 hip hop dancers.April 30, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School Board decided this past Tuesday night on how to spend the money it receives from the state as part of Initiative 728.April 29, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton Vikettes will meet Friday, April 30, to prepare a routine for the Sunnyside Cinco de Mayo Parade, to be heldApril 29, 2004 midnight read more..
The City of Grandview Animal Control officer reports an unusually large number of sick dogs being impounded. The symptoms displayed by these canines, said Animal Control Officer Luis Valdez, indicate the strong possibility of Parvo Virus.April 29, 2004 midnight read more..
For nearly 100 years the American Red Cross has been on site for disasters as large as the wildfires that ripped through California or as significant as a single family house fire. Despite the size of the disaster or how many people are affected, the Red Cross is there with thousands of volunteers across the country to provide needed services and comfort during times of need.April 29, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School girls tennis coach Troy Whittle said this year's Lady Grizzlies have been one of his most enjoyable groups to coach ever. And the Lady Grizzlies gave their coach one more reason to cheer this past Tuesday afternoon.April 29, 2004 midnight read more..
FINLEY - Despite strong winds and blowing dust, the Bickleton High School track team brought home some "very good" results from Tuesday track meet held at Riverview High School in Finley.April 28, 2004 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton Jr./Sr. High School teaching staff's unique approach to offering Mabton's college bound students upper level courses will be shared with other small schools at the National College Board's Western Regional Small Schools Conference to be held in San Jose, Calif. later this week.April 27, 2004 midnight read more..
Nine times out of 10, any successful high school varsity sports program will feature a thriving junior varsity roster that serves as the catalyst.April 27, 2004 midnight read more..
El Conquistador has become a popular spot in downtown Sunnyside to celebrate special family events, from birthday dinners to family reunions.April 26, 2004 midnight read more..
Parents of youngsters attending the Sunnyside School District's Early Childhood Learning Center met with Ruben Carrera, executive director of school and community resources, Thursday night to discuss way to cut the child care and pre-school's budget, making it more self-sufficient.April 23, 2004 midnight read more..
For the past three years Sunnyside Community Hospital volunteers Betty Brown and Donna Langworthy have manned the front door to the hospital, accepting flower deliveries, showing people to different areas of the facility and at times just serving as a smiling face during people's times of need. The two women were recently honored as the hospital's co-recipients of the Volunteer of the Year award. The honor was presented during a luncheon this past Tuesday afternoon.April 23, 2004 midnight read more..
The original discussion this past Monday night was to center around the Sunnyside City Council amending the city's noise ordinance. But the discussion took a 180-degree turn and quickly focused on the friendly neighborhood ice cream man.April 22, 2004 midnight read more..
BOSTON - Mid 80-degree temperatures devastated the Boston Marathon field this past Monday. The unusually high temps resulted in more than 1,200 of the starting runners dropping out of the 20-plus-mile race.April 22, 2004 midnight read more..
For more than a year Valley resident Gracie Galaviz has been dealing with an issue involving the management at the apartment she rents in Grandview. However, it wasn't until Tuesday morning that she learned that she can do something about it.April 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Community Hospital took a major step at this past Monday night's Sunnyside City Council meeting to ensure that area residents will continue to have a quality ambulance service.April 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Sun Terrace is a local facility that offers different options to its residents, be it the various activities they can choose to take part in or the long list of services the facility offers. Wednesday morning, Sun Terrace Marketing Director and member of the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club Cheryl Larrick talked to fellow club members about her position at the assisted living facility.April 21, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Yesterday, in the ballroom of H&H Furniture in Yakima, Yakima resident Mike Leita announced his intentions to seek the Yakima County Commissioner Position #1 vacancy this fall.April 21, 2004 midnight read more..
Former Councilman Jim Stevens had nothing but praise this past Monday night for the Sunnyside City Council.April 20, 2004 midnight read more..
Jennifer L. Johnson, who passed the Washington State bar in October, is now working from the Garrison Law Offices of Sunnyside.April 20, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview residents will soon find themselves paying more to have their garbage hauled away. Monday night, Grandview City Council members voted to increase the current garbage rate by 10 percent. This means the residential rate will increase from $8.40 to $9.24 a month.April 20, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside High School baseball team may have been looking ahead to next week's big showdown with Selah this past Saturday when Hanford rolled into town. But one thing the Grizzlies may have forgotten is that the Falcons have never been shy about coming to Sunnyside.April 19, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Beads were thrown, masks were worn and in the end a new Grandview Junior Miss court was decided. Saturday night, after a Mardi Gras themed program, Jody Davis was named 2004 Grandview Junior Miss, along with co-finalists Tara Collins and Jae Mains.April 19, 2004 midnight read more..
LYLE - Wednesday afternoon the Mabton Lady Vikings fastpitch softball team played a doubleheader against Lyle, letting the Lady Cougars run away with the first game, but managing to reign them in a little more effectively in the second game.April 16, 2004 midnight read more..
A giant silver swing set created by Stan Beltman of Outlook has been added to the long list of items on the Sunnyside Christian School Booster Club auction block.April 16, 2004 midnight read more..
Street racing is becoming a growing problem that the Sunnyside Police Department is planning on putting the brakes on.April 16, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Like a Hollywood premiere, the stars of the Lower Valley were out Wednesday morning to celebrate the grand opening of Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7021. Grandview Mayor Mike Bren, Port of Grandview President Colleen Byam, Fourth District U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings and Yakima County Development Association President David McFadden were just a few of the local officials who took part in the glitzy grand opening ceremony.April 15, 2004 midnight read more..
At Monday's Sunnyside City Council meeting, Councilman Don Vlieger offered a reminder that the Spirit of Sunnyside award nominations are due this Friday.April 15, 2004 midnight read more..
To prevent a possible water shortage in the next few years, the Sunnyside City Council approved a request this past Monday night to begin researching ways to solve the potential shortfall.April 15, 2004 midnight read more..
4th District Congressman Doc Hastings has no qualms on how he will be judged by voters come November.April 14, 2004 midnight read more..
Banging out 16 hits on the day, including a two-run homer by sophomore Courtney Rice, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team swept a South Central 'B' League doubleheader from the Klickitat Vandals Tuesday afternoon.April 14, 2004 midnight read more..
The Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo is going to look a little different this summer, according to fair and rodeo representatives Sharon Fisher and Jim Herriman. Instead of being spread over 11 acres the fair will be more compactly laid out. The Yakima Valley event will include a carnival and there will be more events, activities and sights for people to take in during their visit to the fair and rodeo.April 14, 2004 midnight read more..
MOXEE - The powerhouse East Valley High School girls softball team lived up to billing yesterday, subduing the Sunnyside High School Lady Grizzlies, 12-2. Tuesday's non-league game was shortened to five innings because of the 10-run rule.April 14, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - State law makes it mandatory for every child between the ages of six and 18 to attend school and it's Truancy Commissioner Sid Ottem's job to ensure that all of the youth of the Lower Yakima Valley are doing just that.April 14, 2004 midnight read more..
Would you like to tell Sunnyside's Parks and Recreation Department how to do its job? If so, you must be willing to take a few minutes to tell parks officials your suggestions on how to improve existing programs and facilities.April 13, 2004 midnight read more..
The Pearl Hughes Guild of Children's Hospital and Medical Center of Seattle will meet Friday, April 16, at the Sunny Spot Restaurant, Yakima Valley Highway, Sunnyside at 11:30 a.m. Ruth Olson will provide the gift for the April hostess gift project, which benefits the Seattle research and medical center.April 13, 2004 midnight read more..
Thirteen isn't necessarily always an unlucky number, just ask members of the Miss Sunnyside Court. Saturday afternoon 13 teams took part in the Miss Sunnyside bowling fund-raiser at Valley Lanes, raising more than $1,600 for the American Cancer Society and the Wishing Star Foundation.April 13, 2004 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - Shooting bogey golf on the back nine at Horn Rapids Golf Course, Heidi Southern and Jensie Hernandez led the Sunnyside High School girls golf team to a split yesterday in the squad's Mid-Valley League openers.April 13, 2004 midnight read more..
Citing financial concerns, Sunnyside City Council members last week decided to proceed slowly before entering a new, more extensive housing rehabilitation project to benefit local residents.April 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Even though the thrill of being named the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding New Business has not quite worn off, a new wave of excitement is sweeping through the L&M Screenprinting shop at 420 S. Seventh St.April 12, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A 28-year-old Mattawa man was arrested last Friday night following a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of West 5th Street and Euclid Road in Grandview just after 10 p.m.April 12, 2004 midnight read more..
Imagine sitting in your home late at night and all of a sudden the windows start shaking and the foundation of your house is rattling. Then you open the door only to see a group of cars racing down your street in something that resembles a scene out of the movie "Fast and the Furious."April 9, 2004 midnight read more..
Playing 18 holes of golf, skeet shooting and bowling three games may sound like too many activities to squeeze into one day. However, for Brad Kuhlmann of Selah, the three events, when combined, make up the basis for an annual triathlon event that helps raise money for the Yakima Wishing Star Foundation.April 9, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night moved one step closer to implementing an ordinance that will open the door for a new set of people to serve on the city's planning commission.April 9, 2004 midnight read more..
Creating jobs, working to improve health care and ensuring that young people receive a good education are all things that are important to U. S. Representative George Nethercutt, the Republican candidate who is running for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Patty Murray.April 9, 2004 midnight read more..
It's tough to beat a golfer who's swinging away on his home course. Most of the 135 competitors entered in this past Monday's Central Washington chapter PGA pro-am tourney at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course learned that the hard way.April 8, 2004 midnight read more..
BREMERTON - A project on biofiltration of environmental pollutants earned Sunnyside High School junior Megan Cornelius a gold medal at the annual Washington State Science and Engineering Fair, held in Bremerton this past weekend.April 8, 2004 midnight read more..
Developer Mike Johnson is no stranger to building new neighborhoods in different communities, working to construct entry-level homes for the people who need them.April 8, 2004 midnight read more..
The Lower Yakima Valley is home to a diverse mix of communities and peoples. Some residents have been here for generations, others have only been here for weeks. We speak several languages, have different customs within our homes, celebrate our religions in different ways, and relate to our communities from different perspectives.April 7, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A complete game pitching performance by Brian Hall (1-3), coupled with some nifty hitting on the part of the Greyhounds, lifted the Grandview High School baseball team to its first Mid-Valley League victory of the season yesterday afternoon.April 7, 2004 midnight read more..
In an effort to stop the spread of disease from California nurseries, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) today joined almost a dozen other states in placing a quarantine on nursery stock from California. The emergency quarantine is in response to the spread of sudden oak death from infected nursery stock from California.April 7, 2004 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Several years ago when the Yakima Valley Junior Fair in Grandview was looking for a way to boost attendance, a new idea was brought forward to coordinate a rodeo that would take place during the annual summertime event. The idea was approved, and now three years later, the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo is planning on taking its rodeo up another notch.April 6, 2004 midnight read more..
Taxpayers may not have got their money's worth with the recently concluded 2004 legislative session in Olympia.April 5, 2004 midnight read more..
A decision to attend his 30th high school class reunion changed the course of Dr. John Allen's medical career.April 5, 2004 midnight read more..
The definitions of Americans' cultural identity is the theme of "My Journey Home," an upcoming two-hour documentary, which features a segment about the life of writer Faith Adiele, formerly of Sunnyside.April 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Thank goodness the days of never mentioning a woman's undergarments is a thing of the past. At least, that is the philosophy of Amanda's Lingerie Closet, East Edison Avenue, Sunnyside, owned by Amanda Blount of Sunnyside.April 2, 2004 midnight read more..
Interesting might not be the right word to describe what took place in last night's boys soccer game between Grandview and Sunnyside.April 2, 2004 midnight read more..
The City of Sunnyside Building Division will celebrate Building Safety Week, April 4-10. Building Safety Week is a world-wide event that focuses on the importance of following building safety and fire prevention codes.April 2, 2004 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Judges have been moving through the court system recently with Judge Michael Leavitt being appointed from Yakima County Superior Court to serve as a U.S. magistrate judge, then judge Ruth Reukauf was appointed from Yakima County District Court to fill Leavitt's position in superior court. And most recently, Yakima County has been on the lookout for an area attorney to fill Reukauf's vacant seat in district court.April 2, 2004 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Board of Adjustment granted Eric and Georgia Porter permission Wednesday night to house livestock on pasture located at 626 W. Edison Avenue.April 1, 2004 midnight read more..