YAKIMA - Unusually wintry weather trimmed the field to about 15 schools, and spring break meant several athletes had other commitments, but the Sunnyside track team made its presence known last Saturday at the Holder Relays at Eisenhower High School.March 31, 2008 midnight read more..
According to the Washington State Department of Ecology, many frost ponds have been constructed in recent years without adherence to state laws and rules governing the safe design, construction and operation of these reservoirs.March 31, 2008 midnight read more..
Sunnyside School Board directors approved a change in district policy, allowing high school seniors waiting on graduation requirement appeals to participate in commencement exercises.March 28, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - When Omar Gomez signed on as a volunteer fireman for the Grandview Fire Department, he was simply looking for "something different." Now, little more than three years later, he's hooked.March 28, 2008 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - Roy Haringa captured first-place honors in two events to lead the Sunnyside High School track team at a four-way CBL meet at Southridge High School. Also competing yesterday besides the Grizzlies and host Southridge were Kennewick and Eastmont.March 28, 2008 midnight read more..
PUNKIN CENTER - Construction on a Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District re-regulation reservoir was brought to a halt last week when the embankment around the in-let structure gave way.March 27, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - For the first two innings of yesterday's match-up between the Prosser Mustangs and the Grandview Greyhounds it was anyone's game.March 26, 2008 midnight read more..
BENTON CITY - Bickleton's track team traveled to Benton City yesterday afternoon to participate in an A league meet against Ki-Be, Riverview and Royal and walked away with some impressive finishes.March 26, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview School District hosted a community forum last night, with discussions regarding teen alcohol and drug use, depression and suicide and involvement with gangs.March 26, 2008 midnight read more..
Pregnancy medical clinics sprung up in response to abortion clinics, according to Jan McDonald of Grandview's Life Options.March 26, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - Means of payment for a well project in Mabton was the topic of discussion at Mabton's regularly scheduled city council meeting last night.March 26, 2008 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's JC Penney is part of the community, according to store manager Jonica Bridges.March 25, 2008 midnight read more..
The city of Sunnyside is applying for a grant/loan package valued at nearly $220,000 to improve a portion of East Lincoln Avenue.March 25, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton School Board last night stated it has decided to allow seniors not meeting state standards to appeal for the right to walk with the class of 2008 at graduation.March 25, 2008 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Bickleton High School tracksters traveled to the Papa Wells Invite in Yakima this past Saturday, squaring off against 23 other schools.March 24, 2008 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - In a non-scoring cross-over meet between 3A Sunnyside and West Valley, and 4A schools Eisenhower and Davis, the Grizzly track teams were led by Claire Schilperoort's first-place honors in the discus (109-7) and javelin (114-9).March 21, 2008 midnight read more..
Sixteen-year-old Rubi Chavez often heard about the activities of the Miss Cinco de Mayo Court. The Sunnyside High School junior knew, for example, the court helps out in the community. She knew that being involved with the court was about helping people.March 21, 2008 midnight read more..
Yesenia Ruiz does a lot of community service work. The 17-year-old sophomore at Sunnyside High School helps out with National Night Out. On Halloween she goes to daycare centers to hand out candy and helps explain to children the dangers of candy that's been tampered with.March 21, 2008 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - The 3A Sunnyside High School baseball team rallied, but fell just short in a 6-4 loss at 1A Riverview yesterday.March 20, 2008 midnight read more..
BENTON CITY - Martial artists from the Northwest Tae Kwon Do Association, a martial arts school in Sunnyside, competed in the inaugural Benton City Open Martial Arts Tournament last Saturday.March 20, 2008 midnight read more..
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday, Tuesday, upheld Washington's open, Top-Two Primary in a 7-2 decision.March 19, 2008 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School leadership class students were hopeful that the school district might be able to implement random drug testing of the school's athletes.March 19, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic's Relay for Life team from the Grandview site is gearing up to sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts this coming Friday to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.March 19, 2008 midnight read more..
The way citizens interact with city councilmen will likely change at future Sunnyside City Council meetings.March 18, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - After spending a number of years in Arizona developing land, Granger native Earl Eric Horn and Grandview native Brian Stoneking decided to return to the Lower Yakima Valley.March 18, 2008 midnight read more..
Will the Port of Sunnyside try to woo a tire recycling plant to the city now that the city of Moxee has a nixed a deal?March 18, 2008 midnight read more..
Five hits on the day by senior Emma Newhouse, four of them for extra bases, propelled the Sunnyside Christian girls fastpitch softball team to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Morton.March 17, 2008 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - It's quickly becoming clear that Sunnyside has a young and inexperienced boys golf team this season. That would explain the Grizzlies' 23rd place finish at the 24-school Kennewick Invitational last Friday.March 17, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview received notice this past Friday it will receive a grant worth $660,000.March 17, 2008 midnight read more..
Community service is one of the main reasons Daniela Ramos is in the running for the 2008-09 Sunnyside Miss Cinco de Mayo title.March 14, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - To help raise money for the grooming of horse trails in Washington state, the Wine Country Riders will sponsor equine vaccinations and host a tack sale Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Grandview fairgrounds.March 14, 2008 midnight read more..
Being a volunteer provides many benefits to people. It can help them feel like they are making a difference. Volunteering allows special skills and talents to be displayed. It enhances personal growth and self-esteem and according to Natalie Curfman, volunteering two to three hours a week can even make people live longer.March 14, 2008 midnight read more..
Looking to get people to notice her more and possibly make some new friends, Sunnyside High School sophomore Liliana Trujillo is competing for the title of 2008-09 Miss Cinco de Mayo.March 14, 2008 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - Everybody loves Elmo and now they have a chance to see him and his Sesame Street friends perform live at the Toyota Center come Tuesday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 14.March 14, 2008 midnight read more..
It's often described as an experience of a lifetime. It's also an opportunity for young ladies to earn scholarship money.March 13, 2008 midnight read more..
In an effort to make the agricultural community aware of the impact on Yakima County and a step by step process for releasing information should a radiation release from Hanford occur, emergency management specialists trekked to Sunnyside last night.March 13, 2008 midnight read more..
Once a turkey plant, Valley Processing, Incorporated has become a leader in the juice industry, according to company President Mary Ann Bliesner.March 12, 2008 midnight read more..
Kevin Bouchey, a farmer from Toppenish, has announced his intention to run for Yakima County Commissioner, district two.March 12, 2008 midnight read more..
After discussing alternatives ranging from three up to five lanes, the Sunnyside City Council last night opted to stay with the current two lanes and a center turn lane on Yakima Valley Highway.March 11, 2008 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council last night received its first monthly budget update of the year.March 11, 2008 midnight read more..
Last December's car crash with Police Officer Jose Navarro at the wheel has resulted in extra training for the city's law enforcement personnel.March 11, 2008 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - Reps. Dan Newhouse and Bruce Chandler last Friday praised the passage of legislation to crack down on criminal gang activity.March 10, 2008 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside boys soccer team saw plenty of action this past weekend. On Friday the Grizzlies played Prosser and Richland to a draw at the Richland Jamboree. On Saturday, Sunnyside traveled to East Valley and stung last year's 2A State champs, 1-0.March 10, 2008 midnight read more..
Margarita Manzo, a 15-year-old sophomore at Sunnyside High School, has known about the Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant since she was 10-years-old.March 7, 2008 midnight read more..
"I've always had a dream to be famous."March 7, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - Approximately 10 Mabton citizens attended a meeting held last night (Wednesday) to discuss forming block watch programs and crime prevention tips.March 6, 2008 midnight read more..
Members of the Sunnyside Masonic Temple have rallied to support a program that encourages literacy, reading at the elementary school grade level.March 6, 2008 midnight read more..
Christian women throughout the world will be gathering in their communities to celebrate World Day of Prayer tomorrow, March 7.March 6, 2008 midnight read more..
Vanessa Torbay, a 2007 Sunnyside High grad, has in the past 12 months experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows when it comes to basketball.March 6, 2008 midnight read more..
Four proposals to see what's blowin' in the wind will be presented during a public hearing this Thursday, March 6, at 9 a.m. in the Yakima County Courthouse. The hearing will be held in Room B-33, site of the weekly Yakima County Commissioner meetings.March 4, 2008 midnight read more..
In an awards ceremony held Monday night at the Sunnyside High School auditorium, students from Harrison Middle School, Sierra Vista Middle School and Sunnyside High School were recognized for participating in this year's Sunnyside Science Fair.March 4, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Life Options, a pregnancy medical center in Grandview, will be going through some changes in 2008, according to Executive Director Jan McDonald.March 4, 2008 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside City Council's wish list of more than 20 items to review was prioritized last night to a handful that will be tackled right away.March 4, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - An 18-year-old man was arrested following a drive-by shooting on Ash Street in Grandview this past Friday night.March 3, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - During a special meeting held last Friday night, Mabton City Council members voted to extend insurance benefits for the dependents of police officers until the end of March.March 3, 2008 midnight read more..
Advances in technology have allowed Sunnyside's Dr. Ronald Couturier to acquire a new machine that photographs the back of the eye.March 3, 2008 midnight read more..