GRANDVIEW - Last night, more than 90 athletes and students involved in activities at Grandview High School were treated to dinner and awards ceremony. The event featured guest speaker Kirk Westre, Whitworth University professor and football defensive coordinator.May 29, 2009 midnight read more..
A community garden is taking shape behind Sunnyside's Seventh Day Adventist Church.May 28, 2009 midnight read more..
Sunnyside High School has announced the names of the 17 students who comprise the top 5 percent of the 2009 graduating class.May 28, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Multiple shots rang out at about 7 p.m. in Grandview last night, Wednesday, as two rival gangs reportedly exchanged gunfire in the 700 block of West Fifth Street and Crescent Drive.May 28, 2009 midnight read more..
Despite a staff recommendation to the contrary, the Sunnyside City Council last night agreed to join a consortium that puts the city in the business of providing affordable housing.May 27, 2009 midnight read more..
At 93, longtime Sunnyside resident Blair Stevens is the oldest living member of Black Rock Creek Golf Course and still makes his way around the course with his 1963 golf cart - the oldest cart on the 18-hole course.May 27, 2009 midnight read more..
During a rare meeting in the Yakima Valley last week, the state's advisory council on historic preservation presented its chairman's award to Don Vlieger of the Sunnyside Inn Bed and Breakfast.May 26, 2009 midnight read more..
In an effort to boost raffle ticket sales for St. Joseph's Catholic Parish each year, Little Miss Springfest was developed last year.May 22, 2009 midnight read more..
Each year, descendants of Nick and Norma Friend return to the family peony farm on Emerald Road near Sunnyside for an intense harvest, racing against the clock to pluck the fragrant flowers before full bloom.May 22, 2009 midnight read more..
A series of programs are planned for Memorial Day weekend to honor those who have served in the military.May 21, 2009 midnight read more..
Sunnyside Christian High School student Kathleen Dolan shared her experiences in Australia with Daybreak Rotarians Wednesday morning, discussing her studies abroad during her sophomore year.May 20, 2009 midnight read more..
Three teams tied for top honors this past weekend at the annual Bill Christie Memorial Two-Man Best Ball Tournament, staged at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.May 19, 2009 midnight read more..
A dominating doubleheader sweep of the Klickitat Vandals yesterday afternoon gives the Sunnyside Christian girls fastpitch softball team this year's Greater Columbia 1B League crown.May 19, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Locations of parking lots and how much of a window can be covered up with advertising were just some of the items discussed at last night's Grandview City Council meeting.May 19, 2009 midnight read more..
PROSSER - Jerri Wickert has made plenty of choices in her life, but the one she's most thankful for is the choice to accept Jesus Christ.May 19, 2009 midnight read more..
More than 1,800 GMC and Chrysler dealers recently received notice their operations would not be renewed beyond 2010. The closures are part of a federal restructuring of the two car makers.May 19, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - "You're the reason why we're here. You're the reason why we do this," Relay for Life Committee Chair Darin Truax said to cancer survivors during opening ceremonies of the American Cancer Society 24-hour walk held in Grandview this past weekend.May 18, 2009 midnight read more..
For the past 57 years in Sunnyside people wanting gasoline with a smile and full-service knew where to get it.May 18, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - He is just getting his footing, but the Grandview Chamber of Commerce's new executive director, Gary Avery, is optimistic about his new role.May 18, 2009 midnight read more..
RICHLAND - A total of 16 Sunnyside High School athletes advanced out of last Friday's District track and field meet at Richland, qualifying for the May 22-23 Regional competition at Spokane Falls Community College.May 18, 2009 midnight read more..
Hillcrest Manor employees and family members of the elders that reside there choked back emotion yesterday, Thursday, as staff was honored for their hard work during an "Appreciation Tea."May 15, 2009 midnight read more..
Ned Crisp's "Bottomline" bluegrass band is making a return trip to Sunnyside, with a concert slated for Wednesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Centennial Park bandstand.May 15, 2009 midnight read more..
The Sunnyside School District has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. That's according to Superintendent Rick Cole, who took the district helm in 1999.May 15, 2009 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Two community members were recognized by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) for the leadership they demonstrate by volunteering in Sunnyside schools.May 14, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Less travel for sports teams, salary freezes, reduction in hours and the elimination of non-grant funded travel are all things the Grandview School District could be facing in the 2009-10 school year.May 14, 2009 midnight read more..
Sunnyside's Promise has developed a partnership with community members wanting to promote change in the community.May 13, 2009 midnight read more..
MABTON - Not to be confused with the now familiar "Click it or Ticket" program conducted statewide, the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission recently developed a ticket program for students wearing their seatbelts, known as "Click it and Ticket."May 13, 2009 midnight read more..
SUNNYSIDE - The Sunnyside Grizzlies defeated the boys and girls Greyhound tennis teams yesterday by identical scores of 5-2.May 13, 2009 midnight read more..
MABTON -Mabton City Councilman Mario Martinez asked Mabton City Attorney Phil Lamb at last night's regularly scheduled council meeting about the possibility of the city suing Mabton Mayor Velva Herrera for the way she has handled the city's affairs.May 13, 2009 midnight read more..
An attempt to re-open the Venus dance hall after a two-year hiatus prompted the Sunnyside City Council last night to impose a moratorium on all new applications for dance halls.May 12, 2009 midnight read more..
MABTON - The Mabton Vikings first-ever boys soccer team ended its season fighting, but the Royal Knights were able to secure a goal in double overtime this past Saturday, winning 3-2.May 11, 2009 midnight read more..
YAKIMA - Through three-and-a-half innings it was anyone's ball game. That was before Hanford posted eight runs in the fourth inning to pull away from the Sunnyside Grizzly baseball team 19-2 in a loser-out District game played at West Valley High School this past Saturday.May 11, 2009 midnight read more..
Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Crew members from Prosser trekked to Sunnyside's Central Park and the Ben Snipes cabin this past Saturday to participate in "Good Turn Day," a nationwide Boy Scouts of America community service event.May 11, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - After a long absence a crowd favorite will be back at this year's Lower Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.May 8, 2009 midnight read more..
Last night Sunnyside High School presented The Pink Panther Strikes Again, a play that continues the story of the lovable, but bumbling Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau.May 8, 2009 midnight read more..
Six years ago Sunnyside's Luz Balderas limited herself to venturing out into the community for two purposes, grocery shopping and attending mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.May 8, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Just in time for Mother's Day, tickets for the Life Options garden tour will go on sale this coming Saturday and will be available in Prosser, Grandview and Sunnyside.May 7, 2009 midnight read more..
MOSES LAKE - The host Moses Lake Chiefs struck early and often as the Sunnyside Grizzly baseball team lost 17-0 and 10-0 yesterday, Tuesday.May 6, 2009 midnight read more..
Two of Washington State University Extension Office's promising young minds will soon be leaving the Yakima Valley for the "Sunshine State."May 6, 2009 midnight read more..
After replacing Yakima County Prosecutor Ron Zirkle this past January, the county's new prosecutor, James Hagarty, has been busy moving backlogged cases along in the court system.May 5, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - On a cold and rainy night the Grandview High School soccer team played it final game of the regular season, beating the Toppenish Wildcats 3-2 in overtime.May 5, 2009 midnight read more..
WALLA WALLA - Grandview's Akira Nozaka and Mike Stegeman led the Black Rock Creek team to a first place finish last Thursday at the second stop on the 2009 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour.May 5, 2009 midnight read more..
GRANDVIEW - Authorities from the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE), Department of Health, Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) converged on 1501 Bethany Rd. near Grandview this past March. They were there to investigate allegations of an illegal dumping ground, and what they found was a two-acre plot with approximately 50 large containers and 100 smaller containers buried inside of nearly 10 pits at the site.May 1, 2009 midnight read more..
Dropping levels of DDT found in fish in the Yakima River have led state health officials to drop advisories to limit meals from certain fish species pulled from the river. Recent data on PCBs, though, has resulted in new advice on eating common carp from the Yakima River.May 1, 2009 midnight read more..
POST FALLS, IDAHO - 2008 Sunnyside High School graduate Justin Bos, now a member of the Columbia Basin Community College men's golf team, scored a third place finish earlier this week at the Big Foot Invitational, staged at two separate courses near Post Falls, Idaho.May 1, 2009 midnight read more..
SEATTLE - Desmadre Arte, a three-person team made up of Sunnyside natives Julio Guerrero and Josè Tapia, and Tapia's mentor Damion Hayes, will host an art show on Thursday, May 14, at the Vermillion Gallery in Seattle, located at 1508 11th Ave., from 6 to 10 p.m.May 1, 2009 midnight read more..