With the exception of comments from the Sunnyside's Promise group, the public hearing at Monday night's Sunnyside City Council meeting dealing with a new sign ordinance met with little fanfare.March 31, 2005 midnight read more..
With the exception of comments from the Sunnyside's Promise group, the public hearing at Monday night's Sunnyside City Council meeting dealing with a new sign ordinance met with little fanfare.March 31, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Sunnyside Christian High School junior Chelsea Jones, who is competing with the Grandview High School track and field team, heaved the shotput 29-1 Tuesday night at a meet in Prosser.March 31, 2005 midnight read more..
CAMAS - Named as a last minute replacement, the Sunnyside High School Knowledge Bowl team was given an opportunity to compete at the State Knowledge Bowl contest held in Camas March 25-26.March 31, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Applying to be a member of the Grandview Port Commission was more than just answering an advertisement for Grandview's Richard Shenyer. Instead, it meant trying out for a chance to help be a part of the future of the community.March 31, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - This spring Grandview voters will have a decision to make on the future of the community's pool facility. They will be asked to approve a 25-year, $6.8 million bond that would pay for the construction of a family aquatics center.March 30, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - There are 53 emergency drought well applications awaiting the approval of Department of Ecology officials in the Yakima water resource office. Every day more applications are coming from Yakima Valley farmers, who are facing one of the worst droughts in the Valley's recorded history.March 30, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - If built, the Black Rock Creek dam will be bigger than Grand Coulee dam.March 30, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Police Department SWAT team was on standby for most of Tuesday as a hostage negotiator attempted to communicate with a despondent man wanting to commit suicide.March 30, 2005 midnight read more..
Why would Yakima County Prosecutor Ron Zirkle send out a letter stating what many county and city officials already know?March 30, 2005 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - High winds, blowing dust and driving rain can't keep the mailman away. Likewise, those blustery weather conditions weren't enough yesterday to keep Robbie Goins from cashing at a PGA pro-am event staged at Richland's Horn Rapids Golf Course.March 29, 2005 midnight read more..
After visiting with Chinese farmers and businessmen for two weeks, followed by hours of careful observation, Sunnyside farmer Rick Herndon believes Americans ought not be afraid of the industrious Chinese.March 29, 2005 midnight read more..
PASCO - The weather was anything but accommodating yesterday at the Pasco Girls Golf Invitational. But despite trudging through an intermittent downpour and what appeared at times to be gale force winds, the Sunnyside High School Lady Grizzlies completed their task at hand and made it back to the clubhouse with scorecards in hand.March 29, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside City Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar made it publicly known at Monday night's meeting that she felt she had been threatened by Councilman Don Vlieger.March 29, 2005 midnight read more..
Powered by Kevin Lick and Andrew Michels, Sunnyside and Grandview earned sixth and seventh place team finishes, respectively, at last Friday's Grandview Boys Golf Invitational, staged at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.March 28, 2005 midnight read more..
OTHELLO - Cold, rainy and windy conditions didn't slow Mabton High School's Webster Lopez on his way to a win at the Othello High School Relays held this past Saturday.March 28, 2005 midnight read more..
Inspiration is the name of the game when it comes to the Sunnyside GEAR-UP program. Over the past few weeks, the local program has brought in new speakers and programs, all aimed at giving students a chance to see different things if they put their minds to it.March 28, 2005 midnight read more..
It's official! The new name for Sunnyside's September community celebration will be "Sunshine Fiesta - Celebrating Sunshine Days and Fiesta Patrias."March 25, 2005 midnight read more..
by Bob Story & Elena OlmsteadMarch 25, 2005 midnight read more..
Idling at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and South First Street early on a Friday or Saturday morning, drivers can be privy to a colorful display of bright pink, florescent green and day-glow orange. But it isn't a colorful display of spring flowers pushing up through the ground. Instead, it's a cluster of attention grabbing yard sale signs, pointing potential customers in the right direction.March 25, 2005 midnight read more..
Proponents of limiting alcohol and tobacco advertisements on store walls gained evern more support at last night's Sunnyside School Board meeting.March 25, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Monday night, the Grandview City Council approved an updated nuisance ordinance that deals with everything from people yelling in the street to laser pointers being shone in people's windows.March 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Suspicious activities, ranging from persons lingering around a business too long or dangerous looking items left in plain sight on car seats, are among the signs that send up a red flag for the staff at Sunnyside's Garza Security.March 24, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The public comment period at a city council meeting can be a very powerful thing. It can be a chance for community members to approach their elected officials and voice concerns about what is happening in their own back yards.March 24, 2005 midnight read more..
It has been commonly heard that it is difficult to get some students to attend school. But in this case, the Sunnyside School District is having a hard time keeping students away.March 24, 2005 midnight read more..
Students are getting their hands dirty at PRIDE High School. First year science teacher Teri Alvarez-Ziegler has spent the last year bringing in hands-on activities for her students, ranging from creating planets out of paper mache to sitting under an inflatable canopy of stars.March 24, 2005 midnight read more..
ZILLAH - Considering Zillah was a 1A State tournament qualifier last season and lost only two starters off that squad, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls softball team made a decent showing against the Leopards yesterday.March 23, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Three members of the Sunnyside High School track and field team garnered top finishes yesterday at the 18th annual Eisenhower Track & Field Jamboree.March 23, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Even Grandview High School baseball coach Mike Chester will tell you that Othello has had its way with the Greyhounds for years in baseball. Well, last night, the Huskies probably left Grandview with a new found respect for Greyhound baseball.March 23, 2005 midnight read more..
Every spring, as the weather begins to warm up and farmers start preparing for the coming growing season, something else happens - the irrigation canals spring to life, with water flowing through the long, winding ditches that intersect many Yakima Valley communities.March 23, 2005 midnight read more..
The most precious commodity to farmers as they prepare for the upcoming growing season, especially this year, is the availability of irrigation water. With rivers at record low flows, snowpack nowhere near normal in the mountain passes and rainfall below normal in the Yakima Valley, farmers and growers are beginning to look for different ways to make the most of the water they have available to them.March 22, 2005 midnight read more..
Earlier this month when Gov. Christine Gregoire called for a drought emergency across the state, her decision was based on information from a panel of experts on the Washington State Executive Water Emergency Committee.March 22, 2005 midnight read more..
JACKSON, TENN. - Despite a furious, late game rally spearheaded by former Sunnyside High School basketball standout Carly Syverson, the Carroll College women's hoop team got knocked out of the NAIA Division I national tourney last Friday.March 22, 2005 midnight read more..
The impact the 2005 drought will have on Pacific Northwest foreign markets is just a guess at this point, say economic experts. But judging by past experiences, the costs to the agricultural industry may exceed 2001's $1 billion in losses.March 22, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - If the Grandview Parks and Recreation Service Area Board follows the suggestion made last night (Monday) by the Grandview City Council, community members could soon have a new multi-purpose room to utilize as part of the proposed family aquatics center.March 22, 2005 midnight read more..
Considering last Friday and Saturday would normally be the weekend the Sunnyside High School baseball team would be playing in a jamboree setting to work out all the kinks, the Grizzlies didn't have too bad of a start to the 2005 season.March 21, 2005 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Grandview High School boys soccer coach Anne Holden would have liked to have started the season off with a win. But Saturday's non-league game against 3A Prosser showed the long-time Greyhound mentor exactly what she wanted to know-that her team can play with the best of them.March 21, 2005 midnight read more..
OTHELLO - For a second or two last Friday, Sunnyside High School senior Kevin Lick might have thought he was in a war zone, as opposed to playing in the season opening Othello Golf Invitational.March 21, 2005 midnight read more..
Although the musical "She Loves Me" may not be one of the best known by composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick, who also wrote the songs for "Fiddler on the Roof," its theme is very familiar.March 18, 2005 midnight read more..
When the "Axis of Justice" CD was placed on my desk a week ago, awaiting a review, I didn't think anything of it. I saw the parental advisory on the front and was unfazed. To tell you the truth, I thought it was going to be a group of artists getting together to protest the war in Iraq. Upon further investigation, I found that "Axis of Justice" is actually a group of musicians, including Flea, Chris Cornell and Serj Tankian, who came together in response to the striking Los Angeles grocery workers.March 18, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The message of last night's presentation was simple, teach your children to respect others and they will respect themselves. However, it was the messenger himself who might have raised a few eyebrows.March 18, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Ofelia Castilleja has met her weight goal, making her a better candidate for a lifesaving lung transplant. As a way of celebrating her weight loss, her family will host a good luck fiesta for their mother Saturday, March 26, in Sunnyside.March 17, 2005 midnight read more..
Wine making isn't anything new for Gail Puryear. It was nearly 40 years ago, in 1967, that Puryear got his first taste of good wine and realized what he was going to do with the rest of his life.March 17, 2005 midnight read more..
Which country's vegetation regions range from the Nubian Desert in the north to the tropical rain forest in the extreme south? The United States Naval Academy is in Annapolis, the state capital located closest to what large bay? One of the world's largest oil exporters borders the North Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Name this country.March 17, 2005 midnight read more..
Since the start of the dual language classrooms, designed to teach both English and Spanish speaking children of the community the language opposite their native tongue, there has been some adjustments to the program to make it fit the Sunnyside community.March 17, 2005 midnight read more..
Granger police arrested a 20-year-old man yesterday (Wednesday) in connection with five burglaries that occurred Monday and Tuesday at several local churches.March 17, 2005 midnight read more..
JACKSON, TENN. - 2001 Sunnyside High School graduate Carly Syverson played a key role yesterday in Carroll College's 72-67 victory over the University of Mobile.March 17, 2005 midnight read more..
Former Grandview resident Magdalena M. Saldana will marry Leonardo Gonzalez Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at Saint Louise Roman Catholic Church in Bellevue. The wedding will be at 2 p.m. Both the bride- and groom-to-be are now living in Phoenix, Ariz.March 16, 2005 midnight read more..
MABTON - The City of Mabton has received a much needed boost to its efforts to drill a new city well for the community.March 16, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - If the ballot measure for the proposed Grandview family aquatics center is passed by voters in May, swimmers may find themselves with an additional 25 meters of swimming area when the facility is finally constructed.March 16, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council granted excused absences to Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar and Councilman Don Vlieger during Monday night's meeting.March 15, 2005 midnight read more..
As a child Nancy Stolz remembers wanting to have a sister. An only child, she missed out on that special relationship.March 15, 2005 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - Led by Sunnyside High School senior Kacee Jo Bootsma, the Sunnyside High School science fair contingency cleaned up at the Mid Columbia Regional Science and Engineering Fair held in Kennewick this past weekend.March 14, 2005 midnight read more..
Deception, white lies and bribery were used to ensure the winners at this year's Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce awards banquet were in attendance at this past Saturday night's gala held at Navarro's Family Community Center.March 14, 2005 midnight read more..
The Department of Ecology is offering to lease irrigation water from senior water-right holders so that junior water-right holders in the Yakima Valley facing cutoffs this year will still have water for drinking, flushing toilets and other domestic uses.March 14, 2005 midnight read more..
Calling for a multi-million dollar drought emergency plan late last week, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire also called for all Washingtonians to conserve water to prevent further drought conditions.March 14, 2005 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - A bill increasing the penalties for drivers who intentionally fail to yield to emergency or police vehicles passed the state Senate unanimously this past Tuesday.March 11, 2005 midnight read more..
OUTLOOK - A 21-month-old boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle yesterday (Thursday) after being kicked by a horse at his home in the 800 block of Dekker Road.March 11, 2005 midnight read more..
At a regular practice session of the Sunnyside Little Grapplers Wednesday, a 6-year-old boy was injured and had to be flown to Harborview Medical Center.March 11, 2005 midnight read more..
Ancient castles, round churches and large windmill factories are just part of what Sunnyside High School senior Sarah Rasmussen remembers of her year in Denmark.March 11, 2005 midnight read more..
JACKSON, TENN. - After years and years of playing AAU basketball as a youngster, progressing to middle school ball, then on to prep hoops and finally advancing to the collegiate level, Sunnyside's Carly Syverson is getting her day in the sun.March 11, 2005 midnight read more..
It has come to my attention that some of you teen drivers are not understanding the importance of obeying the law concerning Intermediate Driver's Licenses. Some of you do not believe that the police take it serious, in regards to enforcement. I want to set the record straight on how important we feel this law is.March 11, 2005 midnight read more..
Monday wasn't the first time Dennis Birr has announced his retirement as a principal, but it is the first time he isn't retiring just to be rehired in a different position within the Sunnyside School District.March 10, 2005 midnight read more..
There was no sign of stage fright this year as the Sunnyside Christian High School Apple Bowl team faced the bright lights and cameras that come along with the high school knowledge competition.March 10, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Describing today's weather at Sarg Hubbard Park as an August day in March, Governor Christine Gregoire signed an order this afternoon authorizing the Department of Ecology to declare a statewide drought emergency.March 10, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder, as well as other city officials, have thought of at least one way to utilize some of the funds coming the city's way as part of the voter approved Law and Justice Tax.March 10, 2005 midnight read more..
After a heavy rainstorm the air typically smells fresher, the ground seems renewed and flowers beam a little brighter. But there is also a dark side to eastern Washington rainstorms.March 10, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Whistle happy officiating is perhaps the best way to describe why the opening round game at the 2A State boys basketball tournament at the Yakima SunDome was so close for the Grandview Greyhounds.March 10, 2005 midnight read more..
Practice makes perfect. So believes 14-year-old Tanner Schaneman.March 10, 2005 midnight read more..
Hoppy and Oreo were found near Mike Miller's Sunnyside area home nearly two weeks ago. Hoppy, a mixed breed that was injured, and Oreo, a dog that looked much like the dog from the television show "Our Gang," were not vicious or mean tempered.March 10, 2005 midnight read more..
Talking to astronauts in the space station, chatting with a businessman in Russia and swapping stories with a teacher in Australia is easy when you are a HAM radio operator. Even with today's technology, including cellular telephones and Internet, there is something special about the human contact that HAM radios bring with them.March 9, 2005 midnight read more..
Monetarily, very little was lost in a fire at Tee-Pee Auto Wrecking on Outlook Road yesterday. But according to Fire District #5 Battalion Chief Pat Mason, it is a reminder that conditions are dryer than normal this year.March 9, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council has paved the way for 150 new homes to be constructed in the community.March 8, 2005 midnight read more..
Desireé Pritchett, a senior at Sunnyside High School, hopes to one day operate her own 10,000-head dairy. In the meantime, Pritchett is learning the rudiments of herdsmanship under the guidance of her father, a retired dairyman.March 8, 2005 midnight read more..
Sunnyside police are still searching for a man who posed as a police officer and stole another man's wallet back on Feb. 20. But Sunnyside detectives aren't the only ones looking for the culprit. Law enforcement from across the state are perplexed by the highly efficient thieves who are posing as police officers across the state.March 8, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - As early as July 1, the Grandview Police Department could have two more officers on the streets thanks to the voter passed law and justice tax.March 8, 2005 midnight read more..
For a vast majority of his somewhat short life, Anthony Kim has spent time carefully honing his craft. And later this week he will have a chance to take that craft and put it to use, playing his violin as a member of the All-State Orchestra, one of the largest orchestras with which the 14-year-old has ever played.March 8, 2005 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - For a team that wasn't even supposed to make it out of the Regional tournament, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls basketball team didn't make too bad of a showing for itself at the State 'B' basketball tournament.March 7, 2005 midnight read more..
South 10th Street, near Sunnyside Community Hospital, will be closed to through traffic Wednesday.March 7, 2005 midnight read more..
Warm weather has come early this year, which for some people means a welcome change from heavy sweaters and thick wool socks to sunglasses and open car windows. But for local farmers it means a long heating season lies ahead.March 7, 2005 midnight read more..
MOXEE - The Grandview Lady Greyhounds gave it everything they had last Friday, as they took on the Connell Eagles in the game that would decide which team would go on to the State tournament and which would finish its season.March 7, 2005 midnight read more..
SPOKANE - The Almira-Coulee Hartline (ACH) girls basketball team won its 21 game in a row yesterday evening at the State 'B' basketball tournament in Spokane. And the Lady Warriors have no one to really thank but the Sunnyside Christian High School girls basketball team.March 4, 2005 midnight read more..
March is Women in History Month. There is one 18th century woman whom many of you know little about even when as recently as 2002, the U.S. Congress passed resolution honoring her contributions to humanity and the advancement of women - the woman is Mary Baker Eddy.March 4, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - With new shops and restaurants moving into downtown and new homes being built throughout the community, when the Grandview Chamber of Commerce sat down to decide what the theme of its upcoming auction would be, the answer seemed obvious - "The Future Is So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades."March 4, 2005 midnight read more..
ZILLAH - Yakima County Fire District #5 recruits will be completing their final practical evaluations in order to join the volunteer firefighters Saturday, March 5, at 8 a.m.March 4, 2005 midnight read more..
For those still a bit perplexed about where to go to sign up their children for spring Parks and Recreation sports, the answer is- look for the new sign.March 4, 2005 midnight read more..
Do you remember your first ride? For many local folks, young and old, a car, truck or motorcycle takes them back to a certain place and time.March 4, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council gave the Diocese of Yakima Housing Services its blessing to construct a new housing complex, but it wasn't exactly what the agency was looking for.March 4, 2005 midnight read more..
The past week has been one of catching up for the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce's new marketing and events coordinator, Carrie Stone.March 3, 2005 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Parks and Recreation Service Area board has selected a pool plan and now is moving forward with preparing for a May 17 vote of people within the area, which encompasses the Grandview School District.March 3, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - "It takes a village to raise a child," is a saying often associated with child rearing, however it is something that can also be pertinent when it comes to restoring salmon populations in the middle Columbia sub basin.March 3, 2005 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department needs volunteer coaches for the upcoming youth soccer program.March 2, 2005 midnight read more..
The enrollment figures released by the Sunnyside School District at last month's board meeting shows nearly 100 more students for the month of February than the district had the previous year.March 2, 2005 midnight read more..
Yakima County Fire District #5 firefighters will soon have state-of-the art radios, which will allow them to communicate with each other from the Silver Dollar Cafe on State Route 241 to Signal Peak west of White Swan.March 2, 2005 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Tuesday morning, Yakima County commissioners heard an appeal from several Mabton residents concerning what the county has labeled as a public nuisance.March 2, 2005 midnight read more..
ROYAL CITY - The Little Mabton Vikings youth wrestling program had quite the outing at this past Saturday's 19-team tournament in Royal City.March 2, 2005 midnight read more..
WALLA WALLA - Of the 51 wrestlers on the Sunnyside Little Grapplers youth wrestling team, 24 of them placed in the top three this past Saturday at a tournament held at Walla Walla High School.March 2, 2005 midnight read more..
Mayor Ed Prilucik let known his feelings this past Monday night about a personal column that appeared in the Daily Sun News this past Wednesday.March 1, 2005 midnight read more..