This past Sunday at about 2:30 p.m., a Sunnyside woman, who wishes to remain anonymous for safety reasons, was threatened by a male subject after a minor traffic accident in the Sunnyside Bi-Mart parking lot.December 31, 2010 2:01 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School boys basketball team stayed undefeated for the season with a 78-60 thumping of the Toppenish Wildcats in a CWAC match-up last night, Thursday.December 31, 2010 2:01 p.m. read more..
A pilot program to help treat drinking water that contains too many nitrates will be unveiled on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the Sunnyside Community Center.December 31, 2010 2:01 p.m. read more..
You might say it is like an experience of going to Disneyland," said Apple Valley Dental Corporate Manager Leti Brownfield, whose dental offices are expanding to Sunnyside.December 31, 2010 1:50 p.m. read more..
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Sunnyside Community Center will feature Zumba fitness classes taught by Juan Lares.December 30, 2010 1:23 p.m. read more..
This past Monday, Jonathan Juarez, 25, of Sunnyside was convicted of third degree assault of a child domestic violence.December 29, 2010 4:29 p.m. read more..
MABTON - It's official. The long talked about transportation benefit district has finally been formed in Mabton. The city council adopted a resolution last night, forming the district to help raise money for the upkeep and maintenance of city streets.December 29, 2010 4:27 p.m. read more..
In a good sign for New Year's Eve this coming Friday, drivers in Washington state gave each other the best gift possible over the Christmas weekend: a significant drop in highway deaths.December 29, 2010 4:16 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - In activity since yesterday, Tuesday, the Grandview Police Department was alerted to a 1996 Honda Accord stolen from the 900 block of Acoma Drive. The car was stolen early this morning from in front of the victim's residence.December 29, 2010 4:15 p.m. read more..
Due to a recent incident where a Sunnyside resident was reportedly given a death threat, the i-Watch group has called an emergency meeting today, Monday, at 7 p.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church at Grandview Avenue and Taylor Street in Sunnyside.December 27, 2010 3:38 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - A fraudulent Craig's List advertisement resulted in a Grandview resident potentially losing $2,500.December 27, 2010 3:36 p.m. read more..
Mt. Rainier National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga announced last week that the Paradise snowplay area is open for the season.December 24, 2010 10:06 a.m. read more..
When it comes it stopping a $32 billion industry born from poverty and thriving on human weakness, Dianna Mendoza knows the most important thing she can do is pray.December 24, 2010 9:59 a.m. read more..
YAKIMA - The Board of Yakima County Commissioners agreed this past Tuesday to extend a moratorium on the licensing of adult businesses in Yakima County for another six months, commencing on Dec. 21.December 23, 2010 2:18 p.m. read more..
Surrounded by family and friends, Dorothy Looney celebrated her 100th birthday with a small party at Hillcrest Manor yesterday (Wednesday). The celebration was a bit premature as Looney won't officially turn 100 until Christmas Day this Saturday.December 23, 2010 1:55 p.m. read more..
The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, at 308,745,538.December 23, 2010 1:55 p.m. read more..
TOUCHET - Sunnyside Christian Coach Al Smeenk is expecting big things down the road from freshman Stormee Van Belle. He and the rest of the Lady Knight basketball fans who trekked to Touchet yesterday got a glimpse of that future potential greatness.December 23, 2010 1:54 p.m. read more..
PASCO - After going 2-2 in team competitions on Tuesday night at the Best of the West wrestling tournament in Pasco, the Greyhounds returned Wednesday for individual single-elimination competition.December 23, 2010 1:53 p.m. read more..
TOUCHET - Despite having a let-down in the fourth quarter the Sunnyside Christian Knights used a large lead to absorb a Touchet comeback to beat the Indians 62-49 in a non-league matchup last night (Wednesday) in Touchet.December 23, 2010 1:53 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside School District has been hard at work ensuring students are meeting state benchmark standards and some recent test results indicate something is working.December 22, 2010 4:03 p.m. read more..
For many years, the Sunnyside Fire Department has teamed with Outlook Elementary School to provide gifts and food for local families in need during the holiday season. This year is no different and the fire department has selected to aid seven local families in the Sunnyside and Outlook area.December 22, 2010 4 p.m. read more..
Parishioners of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sunnyside adopted 23 families for the holiday season and are prepared to help many more through their food bank.December 22, 2010 3:56 p.m. read more..
Officially, last night's non-league game against the visiting LaSalle Lightning went into the record books as a loss for the Sunnyside Christian High School girls basketball team.December 22, 2010 3:43 p.m. read more..
Due to state budget reductions, Department of Licensing offices will be closed for business on Monday, Dec. 27, as Department of Licensing employees take a required temporary layoff day.December 22, 2010 3:36 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - "Problem solving in an engineer's world" is the title of the speech that will be delivered by former Boeing engineer Martin Veeneberg at next month's meeting of the Lower Valley Christian Women's Connection.December 22, 2010 3:34 p.m. read more..
It is the end of an era in Sunnyside. For 62 years Valley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been taking care of the needs of Lower Valley residents. But on Nov. 30, the shop closed its doors for good.December 21, 2010 3:33 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council adopted its 2011-12 biennial budget last night, at a special meeting.December 21, 2010 3:26 p.m. read more..
School break is in full swing, but students and parents can find plenty of fun activities at the Sunnyside Community Center to fill those long winter hours.December 21, 2010 3:22 p.m. read more..
Three juvenile males were arrested at gun point by Sunnyside police after a resident on Cascade Way reported being burglarized on Thursday, Dec. 16.December 20, 2010 4:05 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - The Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team continued to growl, tearing through the SunDome Mat Classic this past Saturday to earn first-place honors. It's the first time that Sunnyside has won the team title at the invite.December 20, 2010 4:01 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside City Manager Mark Gervasi, who's only been on the job a few months and has barely gotten his feet wet, has been tasked with conducting a special review to determine if the pay raises of more than a half dozen city employees were given in accordance with all applicable regulations.December 17, 2010 4:32 p.m. read more..
Two homeless shelters in Sunnyside are now open to provide services, but organizers are still looking for more volunteers to help man them.December 17, 2010 4:31 p.m. read more..
Junior YaYa Gonzalez and freshman Johanna Chumley stepped up their games yesterday, enough so to lead the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team to its first victory of the season after opening with eight consecutive losses.December 17, 2010 4:29 p.m. read more..
Amid the decorated homes and Christmas trees, gift shopping and holiday cooking, local churches are offering Lower Valley residents a chance to remember the true meaning of the holiday season.December 17, 2010 4:26 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Lynn Franz joked that in middle school she was 5-8 and weighed just 98 lbs. She was able to share a laugh about her attempts as a girl to plump up her image with the Lower Valley Christian Women's Connection this past Tuesday, during a luncheon meeting.December 17, 2010 4:23 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - One of gospel music's most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Ahtanum Pioneer Church in Yakima on Saturday, Jan. 8. The quartet will share their unique, four-part harmony during an exciting event beginning at 5 p.m.December 17, 2010 4:19 p.m. read more..
When Amber Hansen first began working for the Port of Sunnyside, she was the lone administrative employee and her office was at Sunnyside city hall.December 16, 2010 4:02 p.m. read more..
Over the past four Christmas seasons combined, including this one, staff at Sunnyside Community Hospital have adopted nearly 100 needy families during the holidays.December 16, 2010 4:01 p.m. read more..
There is a vision for downtown Sunnyside and it means great opportunity for local business owners.December 16, 2010 4 p.m. read more..
Harrison Middle School sixth grader Jaime Alvarez Jr. loves racing dirt bikes. And, he's pretty darn good at it. He recently earned second place honors in the Black Widow Motocross Championship Series 85cc class for 9-11 year old beginners at Horn Rapids Motosports Complex.December 16, 2010 3:56 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council last night, Tuesday, approved a $4.82 million current expense fund budget for 2011.December 15, 2010 4:16 p.m. read more..
An apartment rebuilding project valued at more than $700,000 led the way in new building starts permitted in Sunnyside last month.December 15, 2010 4:15 p.m. read more..
Adoption of the proposed 2011-12 biennial budget for the city of Sunnyside, totalling $56.3 million, hit a snag last night.December 14, 2010 3:27 p.m. read more..
Local leaders laid out their Christmas wish list this morning, Tuesday, to state legislators during a breakfast meeting in Sunnyside.December 14, 2010 3:25 p.m. read more..
MABTON - The Mabton School Board last night, Monday, received a report about a program called HU 105 that was implemented this fall.December 14, 2010 3:21 p.m. read more..
Tim Choi and his wife Esther have been in the restaurant business for a combined 12 years and were seeking new opportunities when they decided to open Zingis Mongolian BBQ in Sunnyside.December 14, 2010 3:18 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Led by Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna's office, several law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and others spoke in support of more advanced gang intervention and suppression activities last Friday in Olympia.December 13, 2010 4:31 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - A Grandview couple struggling to cope with the after effects of war will be featured on the television program E! Investigates, on Wednesday, Dec. 15.December 13, 2010 4:29 p.m. read more..
The featured story to be read at the Sunnyside Library's adult story time this coming Wednesday will be The Gift of the Magi.December 13, 2010 4:20 p.m. read more..
Havala Froehlich was born at 2:05 a.m. on Nov. 18 in her family's Naches home. But unlike her eight siblings, the circumstances surrounding Havala's birth are a little unusual - Havala was delivered right into the hands of her father at home.December 13, 2010 4:15 p.m. read more..
This past Saturday the Sunnyside Museum hosted its annual Christmas open house, providing visitors a glimpse into Christmas' past.December 13, 2010 4:14 p.m. read more..
Electric cars are the new wave in automobile technology. Many see them as the way to cut greenhouse gas emissions because they plug in rather than fuel up. Nissan's Leaf and Chevrolet's Volt are coming to car showrooms, the first in what is expected to be a wide variety of electric vehicles.December 10, 2010 2:46 p.m. read more..
This past June Pacific Lutheran University student Dianna Mendoza of Sunnyside traveled to South Africa in an effort to fight human trafficking. She will be sharing her experiences in Sunnyside on Sunday, Dec. 19.December 10, 2010 2:41 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - In April of 2007 the Miller family of Sunnyside opened Airfield Estates Winery in Prosser. Three years later, in April of 2010, the Millers have expanded their operations to the west side of the mountains.December 10, 2010 2:35 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Lawmakers will be in Olympia this coming weekend for a specially called legislative session to deal with the state's growing budget deficit. Attorney General Rob McKenna is using the emergency gathering to pitch a bill he's proposing that is designed to reduce gang violence.December 10, 2010 2:35 p.m. read more..
If Sunnyside residents are not familiar with new Sunnyside Fire Department firefighter/EMT Dave Riddle, they may recall his grandfather, former Sunnyside Major Don Hughes.December 10, 2010 2:32 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Whether it was rubbing shoulders with international law enforcement leaders in Cyprus or a leisurely visit in Venice, Grandview Police Chief Dave Charvet and wife Kelley enjoyed a trip to remember last month.December 9, 2010 3:22 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - A recent review of the city of Grandivew's books was given a thumbs up by state auditors.December 9, 2010 3:22 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - Sunnyside's father and son duo of Rob and Brandon Rice managed an 11th place finish at last Sunday's Central Washington Open doubles competition, staged at Richland's Atomic Bowl.December 9, 2010 3:13 p.m. read more..
MOSCOW, IDAHO - Though his football career at the University of Idaho is finished, 2006 Grandview High School graduate Brandon Artz will stay connected to the program next season as a coach.December 9, 2010 3:12 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci, at this past Monday's city council workshop, appointed a temporary special investigative committee to review pay practices.December 9, 2010 3:11 p.m. read more..
WHITE SALMON - The Bickleton boys basketball team faced Columbia High School's Bruins yesterday, Tuesday, in a game that came down to the fourth quarter.December 8, 2010 3:34 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - It was a tale of two halves last night, Tuesday, as the Mabton Vikings struggled with poor shooting against the Riverside Christian Crusaders, but Jesus Huecias proved to be the hero for the Vikings as he nailed a jump shot at the buzzer to give Mabton a 40-38 non-league win over the Crusaders.December 8, 2010 3:29 p.m. read more..
After receiving a tip late this past summer, the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) found DDT, DDE, toxaphene and dieldrin in concentrated levels at the Sunnyside Municipal Airport.December 8, 2010 3:26 p.m. read more..
Last Friday, the Sunnyside Police Department hosted its annual awards banquet, honoring several officers for distinguished service.December 8, 2010 3:25 p.m. read more..
Last night (Monday) the Sunnyside City Council at its monthly workshop was provided an account of how lodging tax funds included in the proposed 2011-12 budget will be utilized.December 7, 2010 2:56 p.m. read more..
AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Celeste Goulding has not been out of college for much more than six months, but youth belies experience when it comes to her devotion and service toward others.December 7, 2010 2:54 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - With just eight wrestlers at Mabton Coach John Kilian's disposal, the Vikings were able to take sixth place honors at the West Valley Invitational with 51 points this past Saturday in Yakima. The tournament was won by Graham Kapowsin High School with 189 points.December 6, 2010 4:23 p.m. read more..
Despite some less than spectacular shooting numbers, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls basketball team opened the 2010-11 season last Friday with a convincing 49-25 win against the visiting Liberty Christian Patriots.December 6, 2010 4:23 p.m. read more..
Over the past five years Catholic Charities Housing Services has been providing low income families with homes of their own.December 6, 2010 4:20 p.m. read more..
Though an error required recently poured concrete to be ripped up, construction at Sunnyside High School is still on target.December 3, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
A broken water pipe is the culprit behind an interruption of services this week at Sunnyside Community Hospital.December 3, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
Last night Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder and Deputy Police Chief Phil Schenck explained the department's proposed $9.9 million two-year budget for 2011-12. The duo also shared with the Sunnyside City Council how 2010 monies were utilized.December 3, 2010 4:46 p.m. read more..
As one of the Sunnyside Fire Department's newest recruits, Holly van Schaick can officially say her dream job found her.December 3, 2010 4:45 p.m. read more..
The Washington State Auditor's Office has released its most recent audit findings.December 2, 2010 3:53 p.m. read more..
The partnership between Sunnyside High School and Gonzaga University has strengthened and benefits are emerging for students at both schools.December 2, 2010 3:53 p.m. read more..
The city of Sunnyside has been awarded more than $110,000 to plan, design, maintain or build stormwater systems.December 2, 2010 3:52 p.m. read more..
Linn and Mary Jane McBride of Sunnyside will celebrate 50 years of marriage at an open house planned in the couple's honor this coming Saturday, Dec. 4.December 1, 2010 3:29 p.m. read more..
The vision for the Loving Sunnyside Initiative is simple. Bring change to the Sunnyside community through love as well as developing a community that loves the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while working to further God's kingdom.December 1, 2010 3:28 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Earlier this month, at the Washington Grape Society's annual meeting, two Grandview men were recognized for their contributions to the industry.December 1, 2010 3:16 p.m. read more..