There are still construction workers walking around putting the finishing touches on a few things. The grass is still growing and hasn't filled in yet, but Sierra Vista Middle School will be ready for 671 students on the first day of school next Tuesday.August 31, 2006 midnight read more..
"I put in my resignation for coaching last year, so I could focus on my family. They asked me to come back this year, and I agreed to for the girls," said head coach of the Sunnyside volleyball team Angel Carrizales.August 31, 2006 midnight read more..
The city of Sunnyside has reached purchase agreements with 60 to 70 percent of the landowners along South First Street in preparation for a street widening project from the I-82 interchange to Lincoln Avenue.August 31, 2006 midnight read more..
Sunnyside police recovered a stolen vehicle in the 200 block of Zillah Avenue and arrested a man, who was charged with possession of stolen property in the second degree, harboring a runaway and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The arrest was made at 11:23 p.m. last night, Aug. 30.August 31, 2006 midnight read more..
The Chicano/Latino Softball Tournament was held this past weekend at Sunnyview Park with El Valle Restaurant's Brown Sox scoring a perfect 5-0 record over seven other teams, four of which came from out of town to participate in this 32nd annual event.August 30, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - Superintendent of Mabton School District Sandra Pasiero-Davis presented an administrator leadership report at the Aug. 28th Mabton School District Board of Directors meeting.August 30, 2006 midnight read more..
Lt. Gov. Darlene Green was the guest speaker at this morning's Kiwanis meeting. Green, although not a Sunnyside club member, was a delegate representing the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club at the Pacific Northwest District Convention. She gave a report about the convention, which took place Aug. 17-20 in Lincoln City, Ore.August 30, 2006 midnight read more..
Reports of shots firedAugust 30, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board finalized two interdistrict cooperative educational services with Prosser High School and Mabton High School at its meeting Monday night.August 29, 2006 midnight read more..
"We're all still learning," said Joyce Heffron of Outlook, about the local investment group for women in which she participates.August 29, 2006 midnight read more..
In a bid to cover its bases, the city of Sunnyside will initiate condemnation proceedings against a 15-foot wide strip of land along South First Street to which city officials and Prosser contractor Tom Paul both claim rights.August 29, 2006 midnight read more..
During three days of on-site classes last week, caregivers with Lower Valley Hospice learned how best to serve children who are dying.August 29, 2006 midnight read more..
Tanya Bos, a native of Sunnyside, has been hired to teach pre-school at Outlook Elementary School. She received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in elementary education at Central Washington University.August 29, 2006 midnight read more..
A barbecue will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Pioneer Elementary School in Sunnyside to introduce teachers to parents and students.August 28, 2006 midnight read more..
WAPATO - Running into a stubborn defense and an offense with a knack for finding a few extra yards when they needed it most, the Sunnyside Grid Kid "A" squad came up on the short end of a 29-6 loss against the defending champions Grandview Grid Kid team.August 28, 2006 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation hosted an Evening in the Park at Grandview Country Park and Fairgrounds to raise funds via an auction for the Emergency Room Department remodel this past Saturday. The total cost of the project is $2.7 million. $1.2 million is presently invested by the Sunnyside Christian Hospital Foundation.August 28, 2006 midnight read more..
As a muzak version of "The Way We Were" wafted over the lobby in Yakima's Hilton Garden Inn yesterday, baseball great Maury Wills described the way it was during a 14-year career in the major leagues, most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers.August 25, 2006 midnight read more..
Teen on mission in CambodiaAugust 25, 2006 midnight read more..
The Port of Sunnyside held a BBQ Thursday to honor Sunnyside's industries and to thank people who have helped with its wetland habitat project.August 25, 2006 midnight read more..
Tools, saws, a jigsaw and a grinder were taken in a theft Sunday, Aug. 20, at a Sunnyside home in the 400 block of Merrick Avenue. It was noticed Sunday when the door was found open, but the owner waited until yesterday, Aug. 23, at 4:51 p.m. to contact police, who were given the name of a suspect.August 24, 2006 midnight read more..
Joyce Stark is teaching A.P.E.S., as she has aptly titled it, or Advanced Placement Environmental Science at Sunnyside High School. This is the first year that the year-long class will be taught and has sparked much interest amongst students, with 32 enrolled.August 24, 2006 midnight read more..
"The Prince is having a ball!" the cast of the Over the Hill Senior Theatricals sang Monday night, Aug. 21, during a rehearsal for its production of Cinderella.August 23, 2006 midnight read more..
Thefts in Sunnyside yesterday, Aug. 22, ranged from a shoplifting at Wal-Mart to the theft of an orange Bush Hog RZ60 Razorback. That's a mower, to the initiated folks, and it was taken from a resident in the 400 block of West Maple Street. The owner suppliedAugust 23, 2006 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's Sunshine Days are set and ready to go two members of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce told Rotarians at the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club meeting this morning.August 23, 2006 midnight read more..
Educational Service District 105, which provides educational support to an area that includes Lower Valley school districts, will have some technical updates, thanks to an agreement approved yesterday by Yakima County commissioners.August 23, 2006 midnight read more..
A year ago Elena Hazle, her two children, ages 9 and 3, and her father came to Sunnyside with little more than what they had on their backs. The family that had weathered Hurricane Katrina were relocated to Washington state and specifically to Sunnyside because the family of Hazle's fiancé, Jose Alvarez, resides here.August 22, 2006 midnight read more..
Too many people, who get pets because they're so cute or the popular style of the day, end up shirking their responsibilities by giving them away or, worse, abandoning them.August 21, 2006 midnight read more..
It's been almost six months since Delilah Cyr accepted the job as administrative assistant for Sunnyside Public Works Director Jim Bridges, and she loves it.August 18, 2006 midnight read more..
HAs we get older, we don't go to the swimming hole on Lewis Creek as often as we used to, and it's a shame. A recent jaunt down there brought a reminder of what we'd been missing, and slapped us with a lifetime of happy memories of splashing diamonds in the August sun.August 18, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - It's a navy-ship gray vehicle in the shape of an older ambulance, but if you see it parked in your driveway, you better come out with your hands up.August 18, 2006 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation has picked Saturday, Aug. 26, as the day for its 14th annual Golf Tournament and second annual Evening in the Park social event.August 18, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANGER - For the past several years, the Granger Chamber of Commerce has made welcome baskets for newly hired Granger School District certified staff members. The Chamber does this as a way to welcome new teachers to the area and show that they are appreciated by the Granger business community.August 18, 2006 midnight read more..
The federal No Child Left Behind legislation approved in 2002 put into a motion a requirement that all K-12 classroom assistants earn a passing grade on a state exam or acquire a certain level of college education.August 18, 2006 midnight read more..
Remembering Stan SchilperoortAugust 18, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANGER - East meets West when the second annual Granger Cup Invitational mini-hydroplane race returns to Hisey Park next Saturday, Aug. 26.August 18, 2006 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - A roundtable discussion was held yesterday in Yakima as an opportunity for tribal leaders, growers, natural resources managers, recreationists, environmental policy makers and directors, government agencies and others to discuss the issues that directly affect the ecological health of the Yakima River Basin, fish and wildlife, farming, community life, water rights and management and related topics.August 16, 2006 midnight read more..
Sunnyside resident Mathew James Melendez, 21, was charged with second-degree murder domestic violence and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm on Monday, Aug. 14, in Yakima County Superior Court.August 15, 2006 midnight read more..
PULLMAN - Grandview's Jr. Miss, Allison Grow, competed in Washington's 2006 Junior Miss Program at Washington State University's Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum this past weekend with 20 other junior misses from around the state.August 15, 2006 midnight read more..
The three police officers recently hired by the Sunnyside Police Department are the first to be required to sign three-year contracts to assure the city gets what it pays for.August 15, 2006 midnight read more..
Imagine earning trips to Hawaii, Disneyland or Cabo San Lucas by working. Olivia Mendoza has done just that through her part-time job as a director for the BeautiControl company.August 15, 2006 midnight read more..
On July 22, five masked people armed with guns entered a Sunnyside home in the 200 block of North 13th Street just after midnight, demanding money. This past Thursday, Aug. 10, Yakima police officers arrested one of the suspects, Elizia Davila, 20, in Yakima where she resides.August 14, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Two-year-old Carissa primly tends to dolls gathered around a play table on the back patio, while sisters Alyssa, 3, and Natasha, 7, create an imaginary feast in their toy kitchen.August 14, 2006 midnight read more..
At 2:23 a.m. Sunday, Sunnyside police received a call from a female asking for help for her mother, who was being held in a bedroom by an ex-boyfriend who had gained entry through a window at a residence in the 500 block of Reeves Way.August 14, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANGER - They came from all over, the Tri-Cities, Seattle, Portland and other places to compete in Granger, at the 2006 Oh Boy! Oberto Championship Series Silver Cup.August 14, 2006 midnight read more..
A local resident reported a volley of shots fired to Sunnyside police last night at 11:50 p.m. in the area of South Ninth Street and East Harrison Avenue. About 20 minutes later, a report was received from a resident in the 700 block of Newhouse Avenue that multiple shots had been fired there.August 11, 2006 midnight read more..
MABTON - Sports physicals for Mabton athletes will be offered next Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Mabton School District vocational building, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The physical exams will be conducted by Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic staff members.August 11, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A potential fight between two groups of youths near the Grandview city pool yesterday afternoon was averted by Grandview police.August 11, 2006 midnight read more..
With the 2006 elections just months away, political candidates are starting to put out their campaign signs.August 11, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo will have a new restroom building for this year's four-day extravaganza.August 8, 2006 midnight read more..
The spirit at the "Fifth Summer Classic" was one of friendly and sometimes joking competition as people from all around the country gathered in Sunnyside at El Valle Restaurant to play three events on Thursday and Friday, and at the Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.August 7, 2006 midnight read more..
Yakima County real estate sales have not been impacted by rising interest rates. On the other hand, there could be dramatic increases in property tax rates.August 4, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Following an investigation which concluded yesterday, a fire that left six Grandview residents homeless this past Saturday was caused by a shorted-out electrical wire, said Grandview Fire Chief Pat Mason.August 4, 2006 midnight read more..
OUTLOOK - Very soon the anaerobic digester DeRuyter and Sons Dairy is building will be up and running. The project, being built by the Andgar Corporation, started in April and should be completed sometime in October.August 4, 2006 midnight read more..
Downstairs next to his basement gym, Joe Luther has a room filled with trophies. The trophies represent the recognition Luther has received for his weight lifting efforts for the past 14 years. There are trophies, plaques and documents all giving him accolades on his career but there is one missing, a trophy with the words "Mr. Olympia" on it.August 3, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Lower Valley Band and Cheer Day has lost a crucial sponsor for its Thursday, Aug. 10, activities.August 2, 2006 midnight read more..
Printers that don't print and stubborn software are just some of the experiences Ryan Austin encounters every day as an information technology assistant for the city of Sunnyside.August 2, 2006 midnight read more..
She was 28, pregnant, a mother of six children and an abandoned wife.August 1, 2006 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Any tadpole who weighs under 60 pounds and hasn't reached the age of seven is eligible to register to ride a sheep at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12.August 1, 2006 midnight read more..