This morning, Jan. 31, Sunnyside High School was placed in full lockdown due to a report of a weapon on campus.January 31, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview senior citizens longing to get their memoirs in print but having no clue where to begin now have the opportunity with "Life Chapters," a series of free classes offered at the senior center.January 31, 2007 midnight read more..
A woman initially charged with rendering criminal assistance and residential burglary in the murder of a Grandview man pleaded guilty yesterday to one of the charges.January 31, 2007 midnight read more..
After eight years serving customers at its South First Street store next to Bi-Mart, Valley Medical Supply has moved to a new location at 508 Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside.January 30, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - Efforts are currently underway to identify ways to revamp Mabton High School's sexual health education program.January 30, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Sunnyside Christian Knights, the top ranked 1B team in the state, picked up a non-league victory last Saturday in a gym that few visiting teams leave from with a win.January 29, 2007 midnight read more..
A slide show/video in tribute to John Hulick was presented last Friday by the Sunnyside High School students and staff members.January 29, 2007 midnight read more..
A report of domestic violence in the 1200 block of South Ninth Street last Wednesday, Jan. 24, led Sunnyside police to a woman being held against her will. Agustine J. Avalos, 30, was arrested as a result of the discovery.January 29, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - Those in the know figured the move up this season from the class 'B' ranks to the tough class 'A' SCAC West Conference would pose a major challenge for the Mabton High School girls basketball team.January 29, 2007 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside boys basketball team used a 16-8 third quarter run to break a halftime stalemate and defeat visiting Eastmont 59-54 last Friday in Columbia Basin League play.January 29, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - The third day of witness testimony in former Artz-Fox Principal Fabian Castilleja's contract non-renewal hearing got underway yesterday, with several parents testifying on his behalf.January 26, 2007 midnight read more..
TROUT LAKE - Last night's 73-33 walloping of the Trout Lake Mustangs earned the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team, at the very least, a tie for top honors in the Greater Columbia 1B/2B League.January 26, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Planning for the annual Grandview Chamber Auction is currently in full swing.January 26, 2007 midnight read more..
After years of focusing on drinking water and wastewater issues, the federal government now has set its sights on stormwater as a source of water pollution.January 26, 2007 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School Board last night accepted the recommendation of the secondary intervention committee to slowly phase out PRIDE High School and create one comprehensive high school.January 26, 2007 midnight read more..
Port of Sunnyside property along Midvale Road is one of five sites to be surveyed for a possible technology or data center, similar to Microsoft's recent construction in Quincy.January 25, 2007 midnight read more..
The Lower Yakima Valley was recognized today as one of the "100 best communities for young people".January 25, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - An administrative hearing in Mabton City Hall focused on the Mabton School District's decision to not renew former Artz-Fox Elementary School Principal Fabian Castilleja's contract continued yesterday (Wednesday), with attorneys for both parties hearing testimony from several witnesses.January 25, 2007 midnight read more..
Care packages for the homeless were handed out while a homeless survey was taken today, Jan. 25.January 25, 2007 midnight read more..
EAST WENATCHEE - Hoping to move into a first place tie with Eastmont in the 3A Columbia Basin League, the Sunnyside Grizzlies traveled to East Wenatchee last night only to lose 44-27 to the Wildcats.January 24, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - In need of additional fire equipment but short on cash to fund the equipment itself, the city of Mabton entered into an agreement to jointly purchase and own a fire truck with Yakima County Fire District No. 5.January 24, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - The Bureau of Reclamation wanted comment on options for water storage and received plenty during a day-long open house and public comment, or scoping, meeting held yesterday in the Yakima Convention Center.January 24, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - A long overdue hearing surrounding the Mabton School District's decision to not renew former Artz-Fox Elementary School Principal Fabian Castilleja's contract got underway yesterday at Mabton City Hall.January 24, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview wrestling team needed all the points it could get last night in a 36-34 come-from-behind home win over Ephrata.January 24, 2007 midnight read more..
Mother Nature provided daytime temperatures this week warm enough to thaw the ground and bring some sunshine to the Lower Valley.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Two women, devastated by violence in their past, spoke to Grandview residents last night about their stories and what the Grandview community needs to do to 'stop the violence.'January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Shortly after 2:30 p.m. last Friday afternoon, Jan. 19, the Sunnyside Police Department was called to the scene of a drive-by shooting in the 1300 block of Jackson Avenue.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - After hearing Dr. Ken Zontek speak about his experiences in Afghanistan, during a lecture series held in Yakima, the Yakima Valley Community College Grandview campus student council asked him to speak to members of the Lower Valley community.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Churches from Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser are banding together to help build a Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity home here in Sunnyside on Carousel Road. The organization also recently received a $2,500 grant from American West Bank to assist with the project.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Karen Helsel, the pastor at Sunnyside's Church of God, was the lucky winner Sunday in a contest to see who got to kiss a donkey.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
What was once mentioned in passing about four years ago has now become a reality: Pete and Ben Sartin have sold Sartin Construction and Trucking, Inc.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Calling it "one of the most serious traffic hazards we have," the city of Sunnyside will convert parking in front of the post office to parallel parking.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Washington state's top ranked 1B team, the Sunnyside Christian Knights, scraped out a seven-point victory in hostile Queen's Gym last Friday night. The 63-56 win over LaSalle, coupled with Saturday night's 64-25 romp of Klickitat, elevated the Knights' overall record on the season to 14-0.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Gina Gamboa, a real estate agent with RE/MAX in Sunnyside, is one of the newest members of the board of the Yakima Valley Community Foundation (YVCF).January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's Isaac Romero set the school record for most points scored in a season this past Saturday with victories against Eisenhower and East Valley.January 23, 2007 midnight read more..
WHITE SWAN - Competing against a decimated White Swan team, the Mabton Vikings were given eight forfeits last night as they posted a 69-6 win over the Cougars.January 19, 2007 midnight read more..
112-pounder six points away from team recordJanuary 19, 2007 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside) has often declared that the state needs to support its farming communities with the same level of fairness granted to other industries.January 19, 2007 midnight read more..
State and federal lawmakers have spent billions of dollars over the last 20 years trying to solve our nation's health care dilemma. The challenge: How to increase access to affordable health care?January 19, 2007 midnight read more..
The March of Dimes is a nationally recognized organization whose affect on local communities is not often well known. But, you do not have to look far to find someone within the Lower Valley who has benefited from March of Dimes funding.January 19, 2007 midnight read more..
The Washington Department of Ecology is enlisting additional help from more cities and counties in Eastern Washington to tackle what the agency says is the state's largest source of urban water pollution - stormwater runoff.January 19, 2007 midnight read more..
Sure, there is a significant amount of crime in the Lower Valley. It seems everyone has to have a Honda Accord, and those cars get stolen quite a bit. Especially in Sunnyside for some reason. Grandview has its own problems. God help anyone in that town who owns a lawnmower. The recent rash of thefts of these grass clippers is alarming.January 17, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council opted to move forward with applying for changes to the city's existing water rights, which, if successful, will allow the city greater flexibility in operating the water system and also create the potential to add additional wells in the future.January 17, 2007 midnight read more..
Many businesses in the Yakima Valley have yet to tap into the fastest growing market in the region. With $2.3 billion in buying power, the area's Hispanic market holds great promise for businesses that seek to expand their customer base.January 16, 2007 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Washington State Republican Chairman Diane Tebelius last Friday said that week one of the Democrats' agenda is "not what the people of Washington want," and that top issues like the transportation budget shortfall and education "have taken a backseat to a state income tax, gay marriage and pay raises for state legislators."January 15, 2007 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Rep. Charles Ross views public safety as one of his legislative priorities, and his first bill as 14th District state representative reflects that: it would dramatically increase the penalties for drivers who attempt to elude law enforcement officers.January 15, 2007 midnight read more..
HOQUIAM - Edging out Black Hills High School by two points, the Sunnyside Grizzlies placed second at the 27th annual Hoquiam Alumni Invitational this past past weekend with 182.5 points. Elma High School placed first with 209.5 points.January 15, 2007 midnight read more..
The Washington State Hospital Association released revised numbers last week in expanding charity care for moderate income residents.January 15, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - When Harriet Thompson Elementary School Principal Connie Davis opened a letter from the Yakima Valley Association of Educational Professionals (YVAEOP), she was both "surprised and honored."January 12, 2007 midnight read more..
Why can't we keep it together?" Jon Foreman, vocalist and guitarist for the band Switchfoot asks in the song 'Oh Gravity."January 12, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton Vikings took over sole possession of first place in the SCAC West standings with a 54-12 win over the Zillah Leopards last night.January 12, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - When Krista Artz returned to her Grandview home from Grace College in Indiana for Thanksgiving, she made a few plans, visit with friends and family, get her wisdom teeth pulled, things like that. The last thing Artz and her family expected was that she'd find out she had cancer the day before Thanksgiving.January 12, 2007 midnight read more..
Though decorations still hang in far too many places and you can still hear the faint echo of "Little Drummer Boy" playing on endless loop, the Christmas season has finally ended. For most adults, especially those with children or young relatives, this means that the party stops and the reality of just how much money you have spent kicks in.January 12, 2007 midnight read more..
WAPATO - Grandview's wrestlers had to know they were going to have the match well in hand, as host Wapato surrendered five forfeits last night. The end result was a 57-12 CWAC South dual meet victory for the Greyhounds Tuesday evening.January 10, 2007 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside High School band has raised approximately half of the money needed to fund its trip to Disneyland this April.January 9, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The roofing on the buildings of Grandview High School is sorely in need of replacement due to extensive water damage and leaks.January 9, 2007 midnight read more..
Community residents urged to attend 'YES' committee meeting scheduled for Jan. 18January 9, 2007 midnight read more..
The Outlook Elementary School fire that occurred on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, has been a large concern to the community.January 9, 2007 midnight read more..
After three straight losses the Mabton Vikings boys basketball team got a much needed boost this past weekend, going on the road to defeat the Cle Elum Warriors on Friday night 63-37, and then beating the Naches Valley Rangers at home on Saturday 41-37.January 8, 2007 midnight read more..
Washington's 30 cent per hour minimum wage increase could impact everything from beer prices to employee layoffs.January 8, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Brothers Mike and Jon Bren have purchased the old Quicktel building in downtown Grandview and efforts are currently underway to transform it into a community center.January 8, 2007 midnight read more..
Sunday morning police raced to the 500 block of McClain Drive in Sunnyside, where 23-year-old Rafael Vasquez-Guzman is thought to have broken into a residence and stabbed a 17-year-old male coming to the aid of Vasquez-Guzman's intended target.January 8, 2007 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Grizzlies made a strong comeback at last night's wrestling match with the Southridge High School Suns but lost in the end 31-27.January 5, 2007 midnight read more..
Being a member of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce has its benefits and its rewards.January 5, 2007 midnight read more..
So far there are no takers for the Food Pavilion building in Sunnyside, which closed late last year when Brown and Cole Stores filed chapter 11 bankruptcy.January 5, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - Information regarding the Mabton Lions Club being the "umbrella group" for this year's Mabton Community Days event had been floating around the community recently.January 5, 2007 midnight read more..
The first phase of the anticipated renovation of the Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial Plaza should get underway this spring, according to Greg Schlieve, American Legion Memorial Chairman.January 5, 2007 midnight read more..
The city of Sunnyside is looking for a few good ideas in stabilizing the brick buildings in its downtown core.January 4, 2007 midnight read more..
SEATTLE - The Mabton High School boys basketball team traveled to Seattle last Friday to compete in the Seattle Christian Holiday Invitational.January 2, 2007 midnight read more..
FREEMAN - Going a combined 5-0 at the Freeman Invitational, Mabton's Robert Marquez (215 lbs.) and Eli Perez (285 lbs.) each won individual championships to lead the Vikings' wrestling team to a fourth place finish last Saturday.January 2, 2007 midnight read more..