Yakima County Commissioner Rand Elliot answered questions from members of the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club Monday.July 31, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Come winter, Grandview residents and those zipping along the nearby freeway just might notice a change on East Wine Country Road where the Bleyhl's main office and Cenex gas station are located. According to Bleyhl Farm Service, Inc. General Manager Greg Robertson, plans are currently underway to build a 30,000 square foot facility that will house a convenience store, offices, retail farm supplies store and warehouse.July 31, 2007 midnight read more..
Sunnyside police have identified a 25-year-old Grandview man thought to have shot and killed a 26-year-old Sunnyside woman early Sunday morning.July 30, 2007 midnight read more..
Lunch for 200 people at the Space Needle and a dinner train ride for 225 people are two of eight incidents included in a finding by state auditors regarding the Sunnyside School District's bookkeeping.July 30, 2007 midnight read more..
Looking for ways to improve visibility and let people know about the businesses in the strip mall in front of Wal-Mart, business owners and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce threw a block party last Friday to open people's eyes.July 30, 2007 midnight read more..
With the departure of Julie Kaplicky to a new job opportunity in the Spokane area, the Sunnyside School District is looking to reshuffle rather than replace the vacancy.July 30, 2007 midnight read more..
The last thing Gabriela Castillo probably imagined herself doing was tossing her hat into the ring to run for Miss Sunnyside. But the shy-at-first-glance high school junior sees this as a huge improvement for personal growth.July 27, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The difference is between night and day, according to several of the officers in the Grandview Police Department.July 27, 2007 midnight read more..
With many families planning vacations, summer is traditionally a busy time for U.S. passport offices. Over the past several weeks, however, I have heard from many Central Washington residents who are experiencing longer than expected delays in obtaining their passports. In many cases it is taking three months or more to receive a passport.July 27, 2007 midnight read more..
Dr. Muhammad Ayub, whose license was suspended by the Washington State Department of Health in December 2005 for having sexual contact with a patient at a Sunnyside clinic and making inappropriate sexual inquiries to a second patient, is being allowed to resume his medical practice.July 26, 2007 midnight read more..
According to Rotary International District 5060 Governor Corwin King, "Everybody has one great idea in life, but most don't do anything with it..." because they underestimate the value of the idea.July 26, 2007 midnight read more..
Businesses in the strip mall in front of Wal-Mart in Sunnyside are planning a block party Friday, July 27, at 4 p.m. as part of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce's ambassador program to network and get people to know each other.July 26, 2007 midnight read more..
What started as a hobby when Luis Del Angel met a co-worker at Radio Shack in Sunnyside two years ago has turned into a desire for Del Angel to have a career in show business.July 26, 2007 midnight read more..
A 17-year-old Sunnyside boy and a 12-year-old girl from Mabton were shot last night in what police believe was a gang related incident.July 24, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Next month's Primary Election will whittle the field of three candidates for the Grandview City Council, position 2, seat down to two people.July 23, 2007 midnight read more..
OUTLOOK - The elementary school in Outlook holds a lot of memories for many, including Dorothy Cullen, who is currently readying for the annual Outlook School Reunion, slated to take place on Sunday, Aug. 5, beginning at 11 a.m.July 23, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - After red-shirting his freshman year at Southern Oregon University, Grandview's Brandon Artz is looking to take his game elsewhere, to the University of Idaho.July 23, 2007 midnight read more..
In conjunction with the Prosser Art Walk & Wine Gala held last Saturday, local winery and hotel operators approached Black Rock Creek Golf Course pro Jeff Bender about staging a golf outing for some of the visitors from the westside.July 23, 2007 midnight read more..
PROSSER - The city of Prosser's downtown area was filled this past Saturday night with good food and good music topped off with art and wine.July 23, 2007 midnight read more..
Next week McChord Air Force Base will conduct a flying competition called Air Mobility Rodeo 2007, over the skies of central and eastern Washington.July 20, 2007 midnight read more..
At a regularly scheduled meeting this past Wednesday night, Port Commissioners approved a ground lease with the Sunnyside School District to get portable buildings moved from the former PRIDE High School location to the Port's property on Barnard Boulevard.July 19, 2007 midnight read more..
The Lower Valley was represented during last weekend's Seattle to Portland bicycle run. That included two doctors from a Sunnyside chiropractic clinic, Troy Fodor and Tim Thompson, and a Sunnyside Community Hospital employee, Tom Lathen.July 19, 2007 midnight read more..
MOSES LAKE - The race is on, it appears, for the top spot in the 2007 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour points standings.July 18, 2007 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - An eagle and three birdies, all coming during a four-hole stretch in the waning moments of the Washington Junior Golf Association's District tournament at Richland's Columbia Point Golf Course yesterday, vaulted Sunnyside's Justin Bos to a third place finish.July 18, 2007 midnight read more..
Partisan politics kills people. The battle between the left and the right has hampered stem cell research, created an absurdly inefficient system of health insurance and has kept needed drugs wallowing in FDA approval limbo.July 18, 2007 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Just a week after announcing their engagement the young couple found themselves in a terrible, tragic car accident.July 18, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Yakima County's rural status has led state legislators to allow the county to retain an extra one-tenth of 1 percent of sales tax revenues.July 18, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - What Freddie Perales says began as a prank resulted in his arrest and subsequent charges of second degree criminal impersonation of a police officer and five counts of unlawful imprisonment following an incident in Mabton this past Saturday night.July 18, 2007 midnight read more..
Whether to split the city of Sunnyside into council electoral districts was the focus of discussion at a special city council meeting held last night.July 17, 2007 midnight read more..
Downtown Sunnyside was the site last Saturday for nine hours of gaming with 33 participants, some coming from as far away as Oregon and California.July 17, 2007 midnight read more..
TOPPENISH - The Grandview Neptunes placed sixth out of nine teams at an AAU regional swim meet held in Toppenish this past weekend, garnering 487 team points.July 16, 2007 midnight read more..
It's a conundrum.July 16, 2007 midnight read more..
It would be hard to blame the members of Sunnyside's Johnny B Good Racing team if they had a bit of swagger in their gait come next weekend. That's because the local drag racing team will enter a national competition in Seattle the weekend of July 20-22 with three big victories under its belt.July 13, 2007 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - During the first forum of a 15-city tour, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and Chuck Harwood of the Federal Trade Commission gave a presentation at Yakima Valley Community College last night (Thursday) to help citizens learn more about deterring, detecting and defending themselves against identity theft.July 13, 2007 midnight read more..
Supporters of the Transformation Sunnyside group learned last night how they could help transform one life at a time through participation in the community accountability board program offered by the Yakima County Juvenile Court.July 13, 2007 midnight read more..
Armed with traps and the latest in global position satellite technology, Joan Prchal was on the hunt in Sunnyside earlier this week.July 12, 2007 midnight read more..
GALLUP, N.M. - This was Kellie Wiersma's first and last year riding for the Washington State Wrangler Junior High Rodeo Team but still the upcoming freshman learned a valuable experience.July 11, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Neptunes fell to the Prosser Piranhas at home Tuesday night, 634-179, which moved their record to 2-4 in Mid-Valley Summer Swim League standings.July 11, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - He said, she said. As is often the case when someone has been discharged from their job, like the recent termination of Mabton City Administrator Ildia Heitzman, two versions of what led up to the firing are usually forthcoming.July 10, 2007 midnight read more..
A Sunnyside resident lost three outdoor sheds, a couple of old junk cars and an inoperable boat yesterday in a fire.July 10, 2007 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council last night passed an ordinance adopting a formal drug testing program. Affected are council members, themselves, as well as those serving on city boards and commissions, and all management and non-represented employees, full-time or part-time.July 10, 2007 midnight read more..
The city must now sell bonds to reimburse itself for the purchase of property formally known as Monson Ranches Feedlot, now renamed West Sunnyside Business Park. The bonds will also be used to make water and sewer improvements to the property.July 10, 2007 midnight read more..
Something for everyone is about the best way to describe Jem's, a hair salon, coffee stand and gift shop that opened this month at 712 Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside.July 10, 2007 midnight read more..
Sally Lorenz-Reeves may have retired as the Sunnyside School District's Director of Student Learning, but the Yakima resident plans to keep plenty busy in retirement.July 9, 2007 midnight read more..
MABTON - Focusing on education is the goal of the newest Mabton School Board member, David Rodriguez, who believes in serving the community.July 9, 2007 midnight read more..
After passing a semi last Friday at approximately 4 p.m., along Interstate 82 just before exit 69, a westbound Ford F-250 driven by Randy Groves, 41, of Prosser rolled four times before landing on its top and pinning the driver's leg.July 9, 2007 midnight read more..
Yet another grass fire occurred along the stretch of I-82 between Sunnyside and Grandview yesterday afternoon. At approximately 2 p.m. Yakima County Fire District #5, station 14 responded to a fire at milepost 71. Station 13 assisted in extinguishing the blaze that is believed to have been caused by a motor home that lost a tire. The wheel sparked, igniting the grass along the interstate. The fire began encroaching upon structures on nearby North Hornby Road, but fire crews were able to stop it before the flames were able to ignite the property. Captain Tony Castillo (right) and fireman A.J. Barrera (left) remained near the property line to ensure hot spots would not re-ignite.July 6, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview held its 30th annual flag raising ceremony in tribute to the birth of the United States yesterday at Stokely Square.July 5, 2007 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Two well-known Lower Valley hair stylists, Sherry Pina and Carolina Martinez, feel it is important to take into account a customer's facial features, personality and lifestyle before giving tresses a new look.July 3, 2007 midnight read more..
Joking with other Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club members, incoming president Jim Kassebaum reluctantly said he would take the reins of the club, again.July 3, 2007 midnight read more..
WASHINGTON D.C. - Six migrant students from Sunnyside joined students from California, Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona June 17-22 in Washington D.C. as part of the project Close Up.July 2, 2007 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - Sunnyside's Sun Valley baseball team ran into stiff competition this past weekend at a season ending baseball tournament in Richland. Sun Valley played two games Friday and Saturday, losing to Richland's Milestones 17-7 on Friday and Richland's Campbell and Company 17-5 on Saturday.July 2, 2007 midnight read more..
The man accused of murdering Grandview resident Kevin Underwood in April 2006 plead guilty to his murder last week.July 2, 2007 midnight read more..
ELLENSBURG - A Washington university town is in the throes of student growth, creating problems for local housing and hospital services.July 2, 2007 midnight read more..