YAKIMA - Officials from Educational Service District 105 held a 'Gang Awareness and Next Steps' meeting in Yakima yesterday to review recent gang intervention efforts.April 30, 2009 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - City police chiefs, Yakima County commissioners, prosecutors and personnel from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office were all on hand yesterday in Yakima to kick off a campaign designed to encourage people to keep the county's three-tenths law and justice tax.April 30, 2009 midnight read more..
Three eighth graders at Harrison Middle School in Sunnyside are hoping to bring diabetes awareness to their classmates and others by hosting a car wash next month.April 29, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - If you haven't already seen it, the Grandview High School drama program's production of "Bye Bye Birdie" is something you won't want to miss. If you did happen to see it this past weekend, I think it is worth watching again.April 28, 2009 midnight read more..
PASCO - Black Rock Creek, the two-time defending Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour champions, managed a second place finish last week at the 2009 season opener, staged at Pasco's Sun Willows Golf Course.April 28, 2009 midnight read more..
South First Street in Sunnyside should be paved in about a month, marking a significant milestone in the project.April 28, 2009 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Paced by senior Francisco Navarro-Rodriguez, the Sunnyside High School track and field team returned home from the Prosser invite this past Saturday with four "top five" finishes from the 16-school competition.April 27, 2009 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School District will host a first-ever Art Walk slated to begin tomorrow. The event runs through Saturday.April 24, 2009 midnight read more..
In their only home meet of the season, the Sunnyside High School boys and girls varsity track teams each earned a split yesterday.April 24, 2009 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Christian High School's production of "Sleeping Beauty and the Beast" is an absolute must see for community members of all ages, but especially wee ones in particular.April 24, 2009 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School District is leading the way in the state of Washington-the entity is the first to become certified to provide drug and alcohol screenings and interventions in schools.April 24, 2009 midnight read more..
Eliminating pre-school classes and chopping 22 para-pro positions are among cuts the Sunnyside School District is considering for the 2009-10 school year.April 24, 2009 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School District will host a first-ever Art Walk slated to begin tomorrow. The event runs through Saturday.April 23, 2009 midnight read more..
Most school assemblies it takes a few moments for the students to settle into their seats and pipe down. Even then, it's not all that uncommon for hushed whispers to continue on, as well as a little horse play.April 23, 2009 midnight read more..
Crafting a career as a custom seamstress is the last thing Sunnyside's Lora Solis ever imagined herself doing, but this prom season Solis can be found either at her sewing machine or at the home of her clients, making last minute alterations before the big event later this month.April 22, 2009 midnight read more..
In regards to last Friday's front page article about the Sunnyside police planning a "school safety emphasis" on Monday, April 20, I would like to make a comment about yielding to students using crosswalks. The students, or anyone else using crosswalks, need to step it up to get across and not walk at a snail's pace as if they owned the crosswalk, as though no one else is around.April 22, 2009 midnight read more..
The way the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team was booting the ball around yesterday, it wouldn't have mattered if Kittitas pitcher Dallas Maupin had yielded a dozen hits to the Lady Knights. As it turned out, Maupin fired a no-hitter to lead the Coyotes to a dominating 9-0 victory.April 22, 2009 midnight read more..
MABTON - It was night and day between the two games played by Mabton and Naches Valley high schools yesterday. The Naches Valley softball team had an easy time in game one, winning 13-1, but needed the help of what some described as a horrible call at home plate to walk away with a 6-5 victory in game two.April 22, 2009 midnight read more..
Flexibility for property owners to develop their land, as well as for future growth of the Sunnyside airport, was the focus of comments made to the Sunnyside Planning Commission last night, Tuesday.April 22, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - There are four full-time dispatchers currently working for the Grandview Police Department. Police Chief Dave Charvet went before city council last night to discuss the need for a fifth full-time dispatcher.April 21, 2009 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Susan Thayer of Oregon's Rogue Valley area talked during the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club luncheon yesterday, Monday, about the fresh start she received as a youngster.April 21, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANGER - Approximately 50 people turned out to enjoy cinnamon rolls, sub sandwiches and pizza at the Granger Travel Plaza on Monday as owners Paul Sohi and A.J. Hothi officially opened Hot Stuff Foods inside the mini-mart.April 21, 2009 midnight read more..
A water conservation project being tackled by the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District got a boost last week when the Bureau of Reclamation awarded SVID $21.5 million in grant funds.April 21, 2009 midnight read more..
MATTAWA - Both the Bickleton High School boys and girls track teams placed fourth at the 16-team Windbreaker Invite held in Mattawa this past Saturday.April 20, 2009 midnight read more..
Eight young ladies vying for Sunnyside's Miss Cinco de Mayo crown took to the stage last Friday at the Sunnyside High School auditorium. Each wanting to represent the community with their own spirit of individuality and passion, showed the community a sense of passion and pride in both their culture and the city of Sunnyside itself.April 20, 2009 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Planning Commission will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, April 21, and Planning Commission Chair Brent Cleghorn wants to see a full house.April 17, 2009 midnight read more..
It's a parody on fairy tales, which seems to be a popular subject," explained Sunnyside Christian High School drama production director Candace Bosma.April 17, 2009 midnight read more..
MABTON - When students in Mabton's 21st Century after-school program said they'd like to learn a life-skill, the site supervisor responded. For that reason, two times a week students are huffing, puffing and beating the dickens out of staff from First Response Consulting, LLC.April 16, 2009 midnight read more..
Newly elected Yakima County Commissioner Kevin Bouchey was the featured guest speaker at Wednesday's Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary meeting.April 16, 2009 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Build a better mouse trap and the world will be at your door.April 15, 2009 midnight read more..
For 37 years, Pat Hull had her hands full. She taught at the old Chief Kamiakin school until it burned down, double shifted for a time at Washington Elementary School, returned to the newly built Chief Kamiakin, then began working at Outlook Elementary School. About four years ago, she hung up her teacher's hat and retired.April 15, 2009 midnight read more..
Plenty smiles, abundant laughter and even a few tears heralded in the Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador last night, Tuesday, as Krystal Leyendekker passed her crown on to Kristyn Mensonides, a Sunnyside Christian High School junior.April 15, 2009 midnight read more..
An amendment to the 2009 budget resulted in approval, but with dissent, by the Sunnyside City Council during its meeting on Monday.April 15, 2009 midnight read more..
Jessica Schenck, a fifth grade teacher at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School in Sunnyside, has been selected to attend the 2009 Mickelson-ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J.April 14, 2009 midnight read more..
Sunnyside municipal pool to open June 13April 14, 2009 midnight read more..
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services is spreading the word.April 14, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Dave's Recycling in Grandview closed last October due to a slump in the market, but former employee and partner Abel Valenzuela has re-opened the center under a new name.April 14, 2009 midnight read more..
After repealing a stormwater fee ordinance last month that some considered unfair, the city council last night took the next step in agreeing to refund the $30,000 or so in fees that have already been collected to date.April 14, 2009 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Sunnyside this past Saturday garnered 16 "top 10" finishes at the 83rd annual Davis Track & Field Invitational, which drew athletes from 24 schools.April 13, 2009 midnight read more..
ROYAL CITY - Mabton athletes trekked to Royal City this past Saturday to compete in the fourth annual Ron Vanderholm Invite and Sara Vazquez was the only Mabton athlete to walk away with first place finishes.April 13, 2009 midnight read more..
The Foggy Bottom Band consists of six mature men and women seeking to share their love of music with others, according to former Sunnyside realtor Dick Bain.April 10, 2009 midnight read more..
Miss Washington Janet Harding of Yelm described her journey from small town girl to pageantry's top prize during the Young Life fundraising banquet last night, Thursday, in Sunnyside.April 10, 2009 midnight read more..
WENATCHEE - Sunnyside High School junior Kennedy Sarmiento picked up the lone individual victory on the day for the Grizzly track and field team at a four-school Big Nine Conference meet staged in Wenatchee Thursday afternoon.April 10, 2009 midnight read more..
Hundreds of Sunnyside High School students yesterday dressed up in neckties and high heels for a job fair in the school's commons area.April 10, 2009 midnight read more..
The staff at Swofford & Halma Clinic in Sunnyside welcomed its newest member this past Monday, Dr. Sofia Zelaya.April 9, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings was in Grandview yesterday, Wednesday, where he addressed the Grandview Rotary Club concerning the nation's new administration, trade issues and the need to be energy independent.April 9, 2009 midnight read more..
When Jose Salas and his wife Crystal read about Nicole Huffman and her daughter Alia Damian in the Daily Sun News they both felt compelled to help.April 9, 2009 midnight read more..
In an effort to curb sexual assault and bring awareness to the issue, Sunnyside's Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services will host a "Be the Solution" peace march on Thursday, April 16, at 3 p.m.April 8, 2009 midnight read more..
NEW HOLLAND, PA. - Not only are cars getting the eco-friendly treatment, but so is farm equipment. New Holland's experimental hydrogen-powered NH2(tm) tractor is a project the company hopes can free farmers from the cost of purchased fuel and allow them to achieve fuel autonomy.April 8, 2009 midnight read more..
OUTLOOK - Louis Braille invented a system of dots known as Braille in order to provide those who are blind or visually impaired to read and write.April 8, 2009 midnight read more..
What is the water quality like in the Sunnyside area? What drink is the worst for a person's teeth? What's the best way to get rid of those pesky pimples?April 7, 2009 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District has been in the process of improving its infrastructure to improve both water quality and conservation efforts in the Lower Yakima Valley.April 7, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANGER - After working as a cook for 17 years in California, Robert Gonzalez was looking to finally open his own business.April 7, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds snapped a five-game losing streak this past Saturday, scoring 29 runs over two games in a doubleheader against the Toppenish High School baseball team.April 6, 2009 midnight read more..
OLYMPIA - From the moment he arrived at the state capital last Tuesday morning, the newest member of the state House of Representatives barely had time to grab a fast cup of coffee as he adapted to the pace and demands of a legislative session moving into high gear, and in its final weeks.April 6, 2009 midnight read more..
Turns out it wasn't a nasty little April Fool's Day joke played on smokers when they woke up that day to a new federal tobacco tax. The new tax hike totaled 62¢, which brings the current federal tax on each pack of cigarettes sold in the United States to $1.01.April 6, 2009 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Lower Yakima Valley grape growers gathered for a round table discussion this past Thursday morning at this month's Grape Fieldman's breakfast in Prosser.April 3, 2009 midnight read more..
From a solo pianist to a blues trio, the 2009-10 Lower Valley Community Concert Series will have something for everyone.April 3, 2009 midnight read more..
Reading, talking, sharing play time with a child-acts of love. Inflicting bruises and broken bones, family violence, a baby shaken, hurtful words-acts of anger. Either one will have lasting effects on a child. It's obvious which is healthier for the child-positive family time, time spent between parent and child.April 3, 2009 midnight read more..
Residential burn permit fees for those living in unincorporated Yakima County went up again for this year's burn season, which runs from March 15 to Oct 15.April 2, 2009 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Yakima County will receive more than $600,000 in federal money designated for energy efficiency improvements.April 1, 2009 midnight read more..