Sunnyside's Leroy Werkhoven is passionate about post-high school education and knows first-hand that money is the main thing holding many bright young minds back from pursuing their dreams. So passionate that he logged 3,300 miles on his bicycle recently just to raise funds for Toppenish and Wapato's Dollars for Scholars.November 28, 2008 midnight read more..
A new digital x-ray machine provides medical personnel with the latest in high quality imaging technology, and patients receive quicker diagnosis at Sunnyside Community Hospital.November 28, 2008 midnight read more..
A notice of abatement mandating a property owner clean up his property was deemed valid by the Yakima County commissioners at a meeting held yesterday.November 26, 2008 midnight read more..
President Bush has signed legislation extending emergency unemployment benefits.November 25, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - At a special Mabton City Council budget meeting this past Friday night, 2009 budget wish list items were heard from all department heads, but only one city council member, Oping Hutson, was in attendance, along with Mayor Velva Herrera.November 24, 2008 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - This past week, members of the State Senate Republican caucus elected Sen. Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside as deputy floor leader. This is the fifth time Honeyford has been elected to the caucus leadership team.November 24, 2008 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - The Grandview High School volleyball team went 1-2 at this past weekend's 2A State Tournament held in the Tri-Cities, losing to eventual State champion Tumwater and fourth-place Pullman.November 24, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - A number of Grandview residents work toward the goal of making the community a better place to live.November 21, 2008 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Police Department is attempting to locate an 18-year-old male as a person of interest in the disappearance of Francisca Hernandez Ramirez, missing since Oct. 20 of this year.November 21, 2008 midnight read more..
A helping hand given out last Christmas has spurred a group of Sunnyside High School students into performing another act of kindness.November 20, 2008 midnight read more..
Prosser Memorial Hospital is currently mulling its ambulance service options now that a levy supporting an ambulance district in Yakima County has failed.November 20, 2008 midnight read more..
Each year Sunnyside's Dairy Fair hosts its annual "Decorating Cookies with Mrs. Claus" event for youngsters in the community.November 20, 2008 midnight read more..
Dancer's from Nicole Moscou's Prosser School of Ballet are readying themselves for the 2008 production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, with performances slated for this coming week, Nov. 21 and 22, at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.November 19, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - After receiving current estimates on the cost of purchasing water rights and constructing a well, the Mabton City Council passed a resolution last night authorizing Mayor Velva Herrera to submit a grant application on behalf of the city of Mabton.November 19, 2008 midnight read more..
Averaging 222 for the first six games of qualifying, PBA professional Rob Rice advanced to the finals and posted a 3-1 record in the head-to-head match-ups enroute to winning this past Sunday's Central Washington Open.November 19, 2008 midnight read more..
A sports award ceremony for Sunnyside High School's fall athletes showed that students are not only making progress on the field of play, but making the grade in the classroom as well.November 19, 2008 midnight read more..
Heritage University junior and Sunnyside resident Yerania Espindola was recently named a winner in the New York Life Insurance Company's 10th annual College Agent Intern Program summer sales contest.November 18, 2008 midnight read more..
Yakima book store helping improve literacy in SunnysideNovember 18, 2008 midnight read more..
To help small business owners and mid-size companies grow, Bank of the West is promoting a suite of free financial products aimed directly at this market segment.November 18, 2008 midnight read more..
When Rudy Fernandez got married nearly 12 years ago he gave up one of his favorite pastimes.November 17, 2008 midnight read more..
FEDERAL WAY - Senior Kaitlyn Broersma capped off her prep swimming career with a fourth place finish at last weekend's 3A State meet, staged at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.November 17, 2008 midnight read more..
Anthony Zapata is plain sick and tired of seeing the graffiti that covers areas of Sunnyside.November 17, 2008 midnight read more..
The city of Sunnyside will become a wonderland of snowflakes this holiday season thanks to the purchase of new decorations.November 17, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - What once housed White Shield, an environmental engineering firm, will now be the home of Grandview's newest rental hall and community center, Gemstones Leisure Hall.November 14, 2008 midnight read more..
Who's it gonna be-the Huskies or the Cougs?November 14, 2008 midnight read more..
Sunnyside planning commissioners last night, Wednesday, approved a proposed revamping to the city's municipal code that addresses adult entertainment establishment regulation.November 13, 2008 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's Sierra Vista Middle School has named 29 of its students to the 4.00 grade point average honor roll for the first quarter of the 2008-09 academic year.November 13, 2008 midnight read more..
The unexpected gift was bringing joy to themselves as the Lower Valley Livestock 4-H Club visited residents of Sun Terrace this past Tuesday night.November 13, 2008 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School senior Megan Tyler describes herself as a "kind of everything artist."November 13, 2008 midnight read more..
Work on a Harry Ritchie Jewelers' store accounted for almost half of the $373,000 in new building starts approved in Sunnyside during the month of October.November 13, 2008 midnight read more..
There are many issues the Sunnyside Police Department and residents of the Lower Yakima Valley are worried about.November 12, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - Finding she was missing the bustle and noise once provided by her own children, Mabton's Else Herrera and her husband, Serapio, decided to open their home to other people's youngsters.November 12, 2008 midnight read more..
Sunnyside is looking at a lean budget for 2009, with only $7.9 million proposed for general fund expenditures. That's down more than $400,000 from 2008 and $3.6 million from 2007.November 11, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Upon first glance, Ofelia Castilleja is like any other striking, beautiful woman, carefully made-up with healthy pink cheeks. But two and a half months ago, Castilleja was fighting for her life, battling a disease called pulmonary fibrosis.November 10, 2008 midnight read more..
Area business owners this past Friday got a crash course in learning how to sell their services to the government, thanks to Yakima County Economic Development Association's Tami Everetts and Luz Bazan Gutierrez of Rural Community Development Resources.November 10, 2008 midnight read more..
Diagnosed with a disease affecting the brain earlier this summer, Jesse Garcia of Sunnyside saw his life turned upside down.November 10, 2008 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council continued work on the projected 2009 city budget last night, Thursday.November 7, 2008 midnight read more..
On Thursday Sunnyside police detectives served a search warrant on a residence located at 619 S. Ninth Street at 10:30 a.m.November 7, 2008 midnight read more..
Treat yourself to a day visiting local wineries the weekend of Nov. 28-30.November 7, 2008 midnight read more..
GOLDENDALE - The third time wasn't the charm for the Sunnyside Christian High School girls volleyball team.November 6, 2008 midnight read more..
Some students find it hard to do well in athletics as well as succeed in the classroom. Being a three-sport athlete can make it even tougher.November 6, 2008 midnight read more..
Carol Carrillo is bound to keep local feet nice and toasty throughout the winter. It's for that reason that the Vista Americorps Disability Navigator Specialist at the Sunnyside WorkSource office is conducting a "Warm Socks for Cold Soles" drive from now until right up to Christmas.November 6, 2008 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - In what was by far its best match of the season, the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball team won its first game in league play during a 3-1 loss at West Valley last night.November 5, 2008 midnight read more..
Yakima County bucked state and national trends in general election voting yesterday, giving Republican presidential nominee John McCain a double-digit advantage, while giving state GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi a nearly 2-to-1 edge.November 5, 2008 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - Sunnyside sophomore Jocelyn Yanez dialed it in at the right time. Competing at last Saturday's 3A Regional cross-country meet at Richland's Carmichael Middle School playfield, Yanez toured the three-mile course with a fifth best time of 19:04.November 3, 2008 midnight read more..
MABTON - Mabton Police have identified a man they say is responsible for causing mass panic in this small community in the days leading up to Halloween.November 3, 2008 midnight read more..
Voters will be able to cast their ballots at the Sunnyside Worksource on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.November 3, 2008 midnight read more..