COJUTEPEQUE, EL SALVADOR - The Communist party is now in power in the South American country of El Salvador. Evangelism is prohibited in secondary schools and the children attending schools in the community of Cojutepeque must do so with barbed wire fencing and bars on both the doors and windows.August 28, 2009 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside Police Department is launching a new community information service designed to deliver important information to residents using the latest technology. The service, created by Nixle, LLC, delivers trustworthy and timely neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications by web, e-mail and text message.August 27, 2009 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton City Council, via a narrow vote, has increased the city clerk's workload by 30 hours.August 26, 2009 midnight read more..
One of the few cities in Europe that was virtually untouched by the bombings during World War II, Prague's architecture contains some of the most historic buildings in all of Europe.August 26, 2009 midnight read more..
Many Daybreak Rotarians were a little startled to learn that in this past year's Point in Time homeless count, Sunnyside had a higher population of homeless people than downtown Yakima.August 26, 2009 midnight read more..
The Yakima Health District is currently investigating six reported illnesses of mosquito-borne infection thought to be West Nile virus, St. Louis Encephalitis or Western Equine Encephalitis.August 25, 2009 midnight read more..
Children visiting the elders at Sunnyside's Hillcrest Manor now have a toy on which they can play.August 24, 2009 midnight read more..
KENNEWICK - A 4-over-par 76 by Grandview's Akira Nozaka powered the Black Rock Creek team to a second-place finish at last Wednesday's Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour competition, staged at Kennewick's Canyon Lakes Golf Course.August 24, 2009 midnight read more..
Carol Stickney's no stranger to diverting plans in accordance with God's will. That's why it was no surprise when the former missionary to Thailand heeded God's call to lead the Sunnyside Free Methodist Church.August 21, 2009 midnight read more..
Since yesterday (Thursday) Lower Valley residents have called the Yakima County Sheriff's Office for a number of incidents, including a possible cock fight and drug activity in the 4000 block of Outlook Road near Outlook.August 21, 2009 midnight read more..
Nearly four months after the initial investigation of a child pornography case was brought to the attention of authorities, Paul Brian Graves, 41, of Outlook has been sentenced to serve five years in prison.August 20, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - It's a good thing Shariss Ramirez leaves a lasting first impression. One could argue it's the impetus behind her upcoming Sept. 6th appearance on Nickelodeon featuring 10 teens from across the United States and their take on the country's economy.August 20, 2009 midnight read more..
An outpouring of support from members of the community has led to the installation of a cast-iron eagle that can be seen atop the three-sided pyramid that graces Jerry Taylor Veterans Plaza in downtown Sunnyside.August 20, 2009 midnight read more..
Mabton voters oust Herrera from mayor's seatAugust 19, 2009 midnight read more..
MABTON - Three male subjects reportedly broke into a home in the 100 block of Lenseigne Road near Mabton early this morning (Wednesday). Once the suspects were inside, they allegedly held a 19-year-old male residing at the home at gunpoint as they took items from the residence.August 19, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - For the past year-and-a-half the Grandview Planning Commission has been in the process of revamping the city's current zoning laws, according to Yakima Valley Conference of Governments Senior Transportation Planner Drew Miller.August 19, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - "You won't lose your services," Grandview Mayor Norm Childress assured the numerous senior citizens who showed up for a public hearing during Monday's City Council meeting.August 18, 2009 midnight read more..
Parents of Sunnyside students are being informed this week that the schools their children are attending have not made adequate yearly progress as deemed by the state.August 18, 2009 midnight read more..
Statistics show approximately 30 percent of students entering kindergarten in the Yakima Valley are not ready for school.August 18, 2009 midnight read more..
What began as an idea to help raise funding for further cancer research has turned into a wellness program at Swofford and Halma Clinic in Sunnyside.August 17, 2009 midnight read more..
A spate of home improvement projects accounted for most of the 28 new projects permitted in Sunnyside during the month of July.August 17, 2009 midnight read more..
If we didn't have our elders, the Sunnyside community wouldn't be what it is today. That thought is sounded by Corinna Alyssa Romero, and should she be selected to serve as Miss Sunnyside, she'll ensure they're entertained and honored.August 14, 2009 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School student-athletes and their parents are urged to attend a special sports clearance night on Tuesday, Aug. 18.August 14, 2009 midnight read more..
It was the best of the best on the diamond, the Nationals versus the Americans. Only it wasn't Major League Baseball's mid-season classic, it was the Lower Valley Men's Slowpitch Association's season ending all-star game.August 12, 2009 midnight read more..
Outlook's Nancy and Dallas Wyatt recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family camping trip in the mountains. Later, the Wyatts were surprised with a four-day getaway to Laughlin, Nev. Another surprise treat for the couple was a limo ride through the Yakima Valley once they got home.August 12, 2009 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton City Council last night voted to give Mabton Mayor Velva Herrera the authorization to sign a revised consortium agreement with Yakima County.August 12, 2009 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School senior Matt Hatfield got a treat last month when he spent two weeks in Washington D.C. attending the Congressional Academy.August 11, 2009 midnight read more..
With the clock ticking, the Sunnyside City Council last night accepted a bid to extend water and sewer lines out to the Monson property.August 11, 2009 midnight read more..
DESERT AIRE - The three-peat express just keeps rolling and rolling.August 11, 2009 midnight read more..
\The building has been vacant for nearly three years, but won't be much longer.August 11, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board passed a resolution last night, Monday, accepting the proposed budget for the 2009-10 school year.August 11, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - What snorts a lot and easily pulls 10,000 lbs.? That would be this year's draft horse heavyweight champions.August 10, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The dust flew this past Friday and Saturday during the annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.August 10, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Last Friday afternoon an adult male in the 500 block of North Fifth Street in Grandview was shot by accident.August 10, 2009 midnight read more..
The cash for clunkers bill, the ambitious plan President Obama has put in place to help spur new car sales, is having the desired effect on local car dealers but some questions do remain.August 10, 2009 midnight read more..
PROSSER - The region of Mendoza, Argentina experiences similar climates to Eastern Washington, but the grape growing season is longer and pergolas assist in producing higher yields and sugars.August 7, 2009 midnight read more..
Phew! I am breathing a sigh of relief as another swim season has ended.August 7, 2009 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's Lorenzo Carbajal, an up and coming 14-year-old football star, parlayed a fine performance at a football camp in Seattle last May into an open invitation to an even bigger one in Florida last month.August 6, 2009 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - For several years she has served as a volunteer for the Yakima Valley chapter of the American Red Cross working to help with its annual Grand Vin fundraiser.August 5, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Toppenish Tarpons - behind the team-leading performances of Jonathan Imperial, Katrina Johnson and Bethany Imperial - proved the regular season dual-meet title they earned this summer was no fluke.August 4, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Because of the city of Grandview's diligence and the hard work of its council, funding for much of the downtown revitalization project has been granted.August 4, 2009 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - A 37-year-old Sunnyside man was formally arraigned in Yakima County Superior Court this past Friday, where he heard several charges against him.August 3, 2009 midnight read more..
PULLMAN - Twenty-two young ladies traveled to Pullman last week to compete in the Washington Junior Miss Program. Among them was Grandview Junior Miss Marlee Andrews.August 3, 2009 midnight read more..
A 25-year-old man was shot in the back while visiting a friend in Sunnyside this past Friday.August 3, 2009 midnight read more..