MABTON - A none-too-pleased manager of Yakima Waste Systems spoke at the regularly scheduled Mabton City Council meeting Tuesday night. He was there in reference to a story in a local newspaper where police officer Ruben Bayona was quoted as saying that garbage is becoming a problem in Mabton.February 28, 2007 midnight read more..
The newly formed Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club at Sunnyside High School was the topic of discussion in a packed meeting at the Denny Blaine Building Tuesday night.February 28, 2007 midnight read more..
BICKLETON - Bickleton's Katelynn Clinton has been named to the Greater Columbia B League Girls Basketball All Opponent Team.February 28, 2007 midnight read more..
Most people would be beside themselves with excitement if they knew they were one of 210 people across the nation that might have won the Publisher's Clearing House $10 million sweepstakes. But Sunnyside's Brian Haas just looks at the situation with amusement.February 27, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Booster Club, which was formed six months ago, approached the Grandview School Board this past Monday night to obtain recognition from the school district in order to obtain insurance.February 27, 2007 midnight read more..
PROSSER - For most of his life, 30 years, Carlos Léon was a nuclear scientist, working for General Electric, instructing other nuclear scientists at facilities across the country after graduating from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. "In the nuclear industry, you can wear a lot of hats," Léon commented.February 27, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - It was cold. Hovering around 33 degrees with a wet snow falling, Yakima County residents showed up at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima last Saturday to participate in the sixth annual Yakima Sheriff's Office Polar Bear Plunge.February 26, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - They've had a bulls eye on their backs all season long. Regardless, the Sunnyside Christian Knights lived up to their No. 1 ranking, capping off the school's first-ever undefeated season by capturing the 1B State title Saturday night in the Yakima SunDome.February 26, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Sunnyside Christian girls encountered a hornets nest before rallying for a 66-57 win over Inchelium in yesterday's State 1B quarterfinal contest in the SunDome.February 23, 2007 midnight read more..
After placing four of its five wrestlers at State this year and earning a ninth place team finish, the Sunnyside High School wrestling team can look forward to a gaggle of talented wrestlers entering high school next year.February 23, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - After months of hard work, the transformation is complete: The Vineyard, an espresso and deli on one side and banquet hall on the other, will open its doors this Saturday.February 23, 2007 midnight read more..
To be Miss Cinco de Mayo means a lot to 16-year-old Mayra Serna. The junior at Sunnyside High School thinks the title represents the Hispanic community and all of the obstacles the race has managed to overcome and still succeed.February 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Okay, so some people already know this but there are some who don't. I have a way of gabbing. It happens to be a fact of which I am not entirely proud. There are people who commonly refer to this condition as "diarrhea of the mouth."February 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Three members of the 2006-07 Greater Columbia 'B' League girls basketball all-opponent team are Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights.February 21, 2007 midnight read more..
PROSSER - After playing the Prosser Mustangs tough the first two times this season, the Grandview Greyhounds made poor decisions last night and let the Mustangs run away with a 64-44 win in the CWAC District tournament.February 21, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The first-ever 1B State girls basketball tourney started at 9 a.m. today, but the Sunnyside Christian girls started a few minutes later in rallying for a 34-32 win over Garfield-Palouse in today's State opener at the SunDome.February 21, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Following the review of a five-year financial plan, the Grandview City Council is now mulling a 1 percent utility tax increase.February 21, 2007 midnight read more..
Former Sunnyside Police Sergeant Jose Trevino contends that the city's police chief and deputy chief are guilty of wrongdoing.February 21, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - A hearing examiner has sustained the Mabton School District's decision to not renew former Artz-Fox Principal Fabian Castilleja's contract following the 2004-05 school year.February 21, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its annual scholarship and financial aid award banquet at the Red Lion Inn in Yakima on Feb. 10.February 20, 2007 midnight read more..
TACOMA - Joe Rodriguez overcame a disputed first-round loss to lead Grandview to a 19th place team finish at the State 2A wrestling tourney held last weekend in the Tacoma Dome.February 19, 2007 midnight read more..
TACOMA - Steven and Isaac Romero led a contingent of five Sunnyside wrestlers with second place finishes at State to help Sunnyside place ninth at the 2007 XIX Mat Classic in Tacoma last weekend.February 19, 2007 midnight read more..
TACOMA - Four of the six wrestlers representing Mabton High School at the 2007 XIX Mat Classic in Tacoma last weekend placed in the top eight to help the Vikings to a 10th place finish this year.February 19, 2007 midnight read more..
New construction starts in Sunnyside for the month of January were valued just a shade under $3.5 million, at $3,499,053, to be exact.February 19, 2007 midnight read more..
Retirement is more than shuffleboard and card games for Jim Hall and Al LaVoie.February 16, 2007 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Attorney General Rob McKenna announced this week that new legislation to combat the activities of criminal gangs, a growing problem throughout the state, has now been introduced in both the state Senate and the House of Representatives.February 16, 2007 midnight read more..
Named the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce president last month, Jesse Hernandez Jr. is focused on improving communication with and support for new and existing businesses.February 16, 2007 midnight read more..
CONNELL - Winning for only the third time on the road this year, the Mabton Vikings made a statement last night with a 44-39 District tournament win over the Connell Eagles, the No. 2 team in the SCAC East division.February 16, 2007 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Instead of always taking money from taxpayers, it's time government gave a little back to Washington families, according to Rep. Dan Newhouse. He joined fellow House Republicans today to unveil their plan to ease the tax burden on Washington taxpayers.February 16, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - Robert Marquez, a soft-spoken senior at Mabton High School, has a shot to do something that hasn't been done since 1978. The 215-lb. wrestler is hoping to be the first since Don Haak to bring home a State wrestling championship to Mabton.February 15, 2007 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Police Department this year will be participating for the first time in the Yakima County Sheriff's Office Polar Bear Plunge. Local officers are looking to the community of Sunnyside to help them raise $1,000 for the event.February 15, 2007 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - Despite dropping a gut-wrenching 64-60 decision to the Kamiakin Braves last night, which lowered Sunnyside's league record to 3-8, the Grizzly boys basketball team is still in the hunt for a playoff spot.February 14, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Shaking off last Saturday's loss to the Prosser Mustangs, the Grandview Greyhounds beat league leading Wapato 64-62 in overtime last night to grab a share of first place in the CWAC with one game remaining in the season.February 14, 2007 midnight read more..
A small group of alleged gang members were arrested yesterday by Sunnyside police.February 14, 2007 midnight read more..
He was a loan officer, she a bank teller in 1940s Sunnyside.February 14, 2007 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council was unanimous last night in stating that there was no need at this time to split council's seven seats into districts.February 13, 2007 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Failure to adequately supervise convicted felons after their release into the community has caused tragic consequences for innocent bystanders. As a result, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Sunnyside) has joined Republican colleagues in sponsoring legislation to hold felons accountable while they are finishing their sentence outside prison.February 13, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board has approved the request of a high school student to bury a time capsule.February 13, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Bethany Presbyterian Youth Pastor Nate Mazzuca, wife Crystal and sons Judah and Micah will leave this Thursday for a three-year mission trip to Swaziland in Africa.February 12, 2007 midnight read more..
Eva Leon is not a member of a traditional financial institution. She helps people obtain financing when they have difficulties.February 12, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Approximately 35 community members met in Grandview last night to identify community challenges and resources.February 9, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-18, the Central Washington Sportsmen Show returns to the Yakima SunDome.February 9, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - In what turned out to be a must-win game for the Mabton High School boys basketball team, the Vikings stepped up to the plate and beat the Goldendale Timberwolves 53-47 last night to clinch the No. 3 seed in the SCAC District tournament.February 9, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - Granted, the Mabton High School girls basketball team didn't qualify for this year's District tournament. But considering the Lady Vikings this season jumped from the Greater Columbia B League to the extremely tough class A SCAC West Division, all in all Mabton put together a pretty solid year.February 9, 2007 midnight read more..
The Federal Trade Commission has declared Feb. 4-10 National Consumer Protection Week and police in Sunnyside and Grandview have tips as to how you can avoid being a victim of fraud.February 9, 2007 midnight read more..
With prodding from Washington state school officials and a group of local students, Sunnyside High School has formed the Gay Straight Alliance.February 8, 2007 midnight read more..
People to People International has selected Sunnyside High School student Tonnelle Driesen to attend a leadership summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.February 8, 2007 midnight read more..
Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant directors, board members and the current court gathered Wednesday at El Valle Restaurant in Sunnyside to welcome nine contestants who will vie for the 2007-08 title of Miss Cinco de Mayo.February 8, 2007 midnight read more..
Eleven students from Sunnyside High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club joined approximately 20 other schools in participating in the FBLA Southeast Region District Winter Conference held at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima Jan. 31.February 8, 2007 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside boys basketball team couldn't shake a slow start last night in a 65-43 loss at Southridge.February 7, 2007 midnight read more..
Although still a month away from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's first official forecast on water availability for the 2007 season, members of the Board of Control for the Sunnyside Division of the Yakima Irrigation Project were told to expect a full supply.February 7, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - Using the fast break and being extremely stingy on defense, the Mabton Vikings jumped to a 20-12 first quarter lead en route to a 54-36 win over the Highland Scotties Tuesday evening. The win moved the Vikings into a three-way tie with Goldendale and Highland for third place in the SCAC West Division standings.February 7, 2007 midnight read more..
KLICKITAT - The Bickleton Lady Pirates fell to Trout Lake in sub-district play this past Tuesday night, 54-29.February 7, 2007 midnight read more..
KLICKITAT - Coming out of the gate sluggish in the third quarter cost the Bickleton Pirates a 52-47 decision in a sub-district match-up against Klickitat last night.February 7, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - Highland's in and the Mabton Lady Vikings are out.February 7, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Council members received a draft update last night for the Leadership Grandview program, which is currently under development and designed to create a stronger pool of leadership within the community.February 6, 2007 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - The Sunnyside High School swim team had three swimmers at District competition at Central Washington University last Friday and Saturday. Alex Henry placed fifth at the competition in the 100-yard breaststroke for the Grizzlies.February 6, 2007 midnight read more..
ZILLAH - Needing an extra day to finish up the 171-lb. weight class seedings, Mabton's Adrian Magana defeated Goldendale's Darren Stelter yesterday (Monday).February 6, 2007 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Christian girls basketball team was victorious over Yakama Tribal last Friday night and suffered a non-league loss to 2B DeSales on Saturday.February 5, 2007 midnight read more..
It's getting to be routine.February 5, 2007 midnight read more..
By day, she's an analytical thinker. By night, former Sunnyside resident Jacqueline Dasso Haddad delves into her creative thoughts, working to develop a book that's been in the works for 15 years.February 5, 2007 midnight read more..
PROSSER - The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center board of directors announced earlier this week the center has received a gift of $500,000 from a Yakima family in support of the Clore Center's capital campaign and its long term vision and mission.February 2, 2007 midnight read more..
If there are millions and millions of excess dollars in the state's coffers, why not send a little portion of that money to the elderly folks residing in nursing homes? After all, they're the ones who helped make Washington state what it is today.February 1, 2007 midnight read more..
Four meetings, six alternatives. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is crunching those numbers to come up with a plan for a national refuge at the Hanford Reservation.February 1, 2007 midnight read more..