Stories for June 2010


Wednesday, June 30


Black Rock Creek widens points lead

YAKIMA - Another top finish at the most recent stop on the 2010 Columbia Basin Senior Golf Tour has Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek team sitting comfortably atop the leader board.

June 30, 2010 2:33 p.m. read more..

Keeping wildfires at Helitack crew at a time

CLE ELUM - When one thinks of a first responder, the local police, fire and ambulance often spring to mind. But, when a wildfire strikes as a result of lightning, fireworks or other human-caused events in the forest, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has someone else in mind.

June 30, 2010 2:31 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, June 29


SHS releases final 2009-10 honor roll

The academic achievers for the second semester of the 2009-10 scholastic year at Sunnyside High School have been named. A total of 26 of the students earned perfect 4.00 grade point averages.

June 29, 2010 3:58 p.m. read more..

Monday, June 28


Friday, June 25


2010 Miss Sunnyside candidate Yunuenn Garcia

Yunuenn Garcia, a soon-to-be junior at Sunnyside High School, wants to make a difference in her community and help inspire other girls in the community to take a step away from the norm and try something different.

June 25, 2010 2:11 p.m. read more..

Maryhill museum celebrates 70th anniversary

GOLDENDALE - Maryhill Museum of Art, located near Goldendale, is one of the Northwest's best kept secrets. In fact, when it opened 70 years ago, in 1940, TIME Magazine called it the "remotest museum in the world."

June 25, 2010 2:06 p.m. read more..


Taking author to task again not good journalism

June 25, 2010 2:04 p.m. read more..

Thursday, June 24


Wednesday, June 23

City of Grandview over-spending

GRANDVIEW - The good news is that the city of Grandview expects to save about $60,000 this year by not having a permanent city administrator.

June 23, 2010 3:22 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, June 22


Monday, June 21


Pioneers gather in Sunnyside

In the all the years since the pioneers of Sunnyside have been meeting in Sunnyside for their annual picnic, they have only been rained on once.

June 21, 2010 2:14 p.m. read more..

Stokes duo Father's Day tourney winners

The father and son team of Dean and David Stokes topped the competition at the annual Parent/Child Invitational staged at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course yesterday.

June 21, 2010 2:12 p.m. read more..

Friday, June 18


2010 Miss Sunnyside candidate Tania Garcia

Because her grandparents live in Mexico and she doesn't see them often, Sunnyside High School student Tania Garcia feels it is important that elders in the community are recognized for their accomplishments.

June 18, 2010 2:22 p.m. read more..

Wild Boyz hand New Era its first loss

Just when it looked like New Era might cruise untouched through the Lower Valley Men's Softball Association's 2010 season, the Wild Boyz handed New Era its first loss.

June 18, 2010 2:19 p.m. read more..

Sharks open season with win over Toppenish

The Sunnyside Sharks' boys and girls swim teams beat their Toppenish Tarpons counterparts last night by a combined score of 450-342. The Sunnyside boys edged Toppenish 277-136 and the Sunnyside girls won their meet 206-173.

June 18, 2010 2:16 p.m. read more..

Thursday, June 17

WebQuit seeks smokers looking to quit

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced this week that it is launching a new online study to help people quit smoking. The study, called WebQuit, is enrolling adult smokers nationwide. Participation is free to eligible individuals.

June 17, 2010 1:33 p.m. read more..

Outlook gears up for revitalization

OUTLOOK - They have more community partners than they can shake a stick at, so now's the time for Outlook residents to either step up and become part of the solution or sit back and remain part of the problem.

June 17, 2010 1:22 p.m. read more..

Lower Valley crops impacted by weather

All over Washington state growers are biting their nails to see how greatly their crops have been impacted by cold, wet and windy weather conditions experienced in the past couple of months.

June 17, 2010 1:21 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, June 16


Cowboys converge at Cleveland Park

CLEVELAND - The 100th annual Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo this past weekend drew more than 300 entries from the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association (NPRA).

June 16, 2010 2:24 p.m. read more..


Publishing of names done in poor taste

June 16, 2010 2:19 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, June 15


Crime free housing law moves closer to adoption

Trying to stem the increase in crime in Sunnyside the city council, last night, took steps to adopt an ordinance that would require all owners of residential rental property to obtain a license, which would be issued by the Sunnyside Police Department.

June 15, 2010 3:06 p.m. read more..

Think tank proposes pro-business legislation

Purchasing health care across state lines, limiting government regulation and a re-evaluation of unemployment benefits and minimum wage are just some of the changes the Washington Policy Center is seeking on behalf of small business.

June 15, 2010 2:54 p.m. read more..

Compass graduates 51 students

GRANDVIEW - Grandview's Country Park on Thursday, June 3, was filled with family, friends and community members celebrating the graduation of Compass High School's class of 2010.

June 15, 2010 2:52 p.m. read more..

Monday, June 14


Friday, June 11



The Thursday, June 10, front page story was incorrect when it stated that formal approval by the Sunnyside City Council is required to validate the pay hikes of the mayor, deputy mayor and city councilmen, approved Wednesday by the Sunnyside Council Salary Commission. The city's municipal code stipulates that decisions made by the Commission to raise or lower the salaries of the city council are final. The pay increases or decreases, however, are subject to referendum petition by the people of Sunnyside, in the same manner as a city ordinance upon filing of such petition with the city clerk within 30 days after the filing of the new salary schedule. In the event a valid referendum petition has been filed, the city council salary increase or decrease does not go into effect until approved by a vote of the people.

June 11, 2010 2:44 p.m. read more..

Thursday, June 10


Wednesday, June 9



DSN failed to 'put a face' on those who got pink slips

June 9, 2010 3:11 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, June 8


Candidates begin filing for public office

Candidates for the 2010 election season began filing for office yesterday and Washington State Senator Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside) was among those announcing their bid for election.

June 8, 2010 3:07 p.m. read more..

Nine seniors bid farewell to Bickleton High

BICKLETON - Families and friends of Bickleton High School's nine graduates filled the school's gymnasium to celebrate their achievements in a graduation ceremony held this past Saturday afternoon

June 8, 2010 3:03 p.m. read more..


Kenneth Wayne Ter Maaten, 66, went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 4, 2010.

June 8, 2010 2:57 p.m. read more..

Monday, June 7

Sunnyside grads enjoy high school finale

The Sunnyside High School graduating class of 2010 went out in style this past Friday evening, during an evening full of pomp and circumstance, as well as laughter, song and even a rally cheer.

June 7, 2010 3:23 p.m. read more..

Sunnyside Christian graduates 20 in all

GRANDVIEW - Sunnyside Christian High School class of 2010 valedictorian Tim DeVries summarized his graduating class as unique this past Friday at the school's commencement ceremonies in Grandview.

June 7, 2010 3:22 p.m. read more..

Friday, June 4


Transportation ideas sought locally

GRANDVIEW - A community forum was hosted by People for People this past Wednesday afternoon, giving community members an opportunity to voice their concerns about transportation needs.

June 4, 2010 3:42 p.m. read more..

Fun-filled Fourth of July planned in Sunnyside

This coming Fourth of July the Sunnyside Lions Club, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, HAPO Community Credit Union, Sunnyside Community Hospital and the city of Sunnyside have planned a day filled with fun and activities for everyone.

June 4, 2010 3:39 p.m. read more..

Thursday, June 3

More rainfall forecast for June

Preliminary data released from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service in Pendleton, Ore. reveals Sunnyside residents can expect normal temperatures and above average precipitation for the month of June.

June 3, 2010 4:17 p.m. read more..

New Sunnyside Community Center director dreams big

From the ghetto of Albion, Mich. to Sunnyside's new community center director, the road London Wilson has traveled to reach his current destination has been one filled with grand obstacles navigated with determination, perseverance and guidance from his family and faith.

June 3, 2010 4:15 p.m. read more..

Wednesday, June 2


SHS honors spring athletes

During a ceremony last night, Tuesday, at the Sunnyside High School auditorium, Grizzly scholastic athletes were honored for their contribution to spring sports.

June 2, 2010 3:09 p.m. read more..

Tuesday, June 1


Grizzlies snare medal at 3A State meet

TACOMA - The Sunnyside High School track team had an athlete place at State for the first time in nearly a decade during the State 3A track meet held this past weekend at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

June 1, 2010 4:32 p.m. read more..

Mabton FFA hosts awards banquet

MABTON - Late last week the Mabton High School FFA chapter hosted an awards banquet to recognize the accomplishments of its members and the support of the community.

June 1, 2010 4:27 p.m. read more..