GRANDVIEW - The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently changed regulations regarding the use of explosive pest control devices.April 29, 2011 4:23 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview soccer team again suffered a loss last night after an intense, but surprising match against East Valley.April 29, 2011 4:17 p.m. read more..
Both the Sunnyside boys and girls track teams scored victories over visiting Pasco yesterday (Thursday) in a 3A CBBN track meet, but both Grizzly teams ended up losing to Eastmont.April 29, 2011 4:15 p.m. read more..
OUTLOOK - It was such a success at the recent Spring Barrel Tasting that Guerra's Gourmet of Sunnyside and Outlook-based Steppe Cellars will again pair up for a pizza/wine event tomorrow, Saturday.April 29, 2011 4:13 p.m. read more..
It's not often one will find me laughing out loud when I believe something is funny. However, that's exactly what I was doing last night while watching Sunnyside Christian High School's debut of its production, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."April 29, 2011 4:11 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Students at Mabton High School wanted their voice to be heard and yesterday spent their lunch hour protesting a recently enacted ban at the school, a ban of outside beverage containers.April 28, 2011 3:53 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Eleven schools competed at West Valley High School's junior varsity track meet in Yakima this past Tuesday.April 28, 2011 3:52 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - For the second consecutive day gunfire erupted in a Grandview neighborhood last night, Wednesday.April 28, 2011 3:50 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Community Center will be the setting this Saturday, April 30, for a community fair/carnival hosted by Lower Valley Crisis & Support Services.April 28, 2011 3:50 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside School District is currently seeking community members willing to serve on its ethics committee.April 28, 2011 3:48 p.m. read more..
Numerous students at Harrison Middle School earned the distinction of being named to the school's honor roll for the third quarter.April 28, 2011 3:48 p.m. read more..
Ricardo Huecias wanted to design games for a living so it might be a little surprising to him and those who know Huecias that he's now working instead in child development.April 28, 2011 3:47 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Visitors walking into Julie Tyus' class on a Thursday morning might just be surprised by what they see.April 28, 2011 3:45 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council Monday by a split decision inked an agreement with Teamsters Local Union No. 760, representing the police support unit.April 27, 2011 1:49 p.m. read more..
Merritt Mitchell-Wajeeh wants people in the valley to connect with 'good food'.April 27, 2011 1:48 p.m. read more..
NACHES - It's beginning to look like Mabton High School soccer player Tony Espinosa might just be enough to give the Vikings a State soccer title if he continues to play as he has this season.April 27, 2011 1:44 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - Grandview's Kayla Lucas turned in the fourth lowest individual round at a CWAC girls golf match staged at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club this past Monday.April 27, 2011 1:43 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council last night approved a biennial budget amendment that will fund additional police officers, new patrol cars, municipal court services and several other needs decided upon by council.April 26, 2011 2:13 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board held a public meeting yesterday (Monday) to hear a proposal on the Student Achievement Fund, or Initiative 728 funds.April 26, 2011 2:10 p.m. read more..
Adopt a "retirement mindset now," say panelists who participated in a recent webcast focusing on long-term care.April 26, 2011 2:04 p.m. read more..
A woman leaving Fiesta Foods this past Saturday was allegedly robbed just after 6 p.m. She told Sunnyside police she was walking out of the grocery store when a man in a blue shirt and baggy pants accosted her. He was witnessed leaving the scene in a blue vehicle with another subject. Police apprehended the suspect, identified as Guadalupe Renteria, 26, and requested he be charged with third degree theft.April 25, 2011 2:53 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley, also known as Transformation Sunnyside, has three new board members. They are Gloria Mendoza, Lino Guerra and Cameron Garcia.April 25, 2011 2:53 p.m. read more..
Although the Sunnyside High School Engineering Club did not earn a high rank at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Seattle last month, the students who participated in the program learned a great deal about the competition and are already planning a return visit next year.April 25, 2011 2:51 p.m. read more..
The Grandview tennis team hit the courts twice this past weekend. The boys managed to claim two more team victories, defeating Wapato 3-2 on Friday and Prosser 4-1 on Saturday. Here, Ryan Rodriguez played No. 1 doubles on Friday with teammate Ezequiel Zamora. They defeated their Wapato opponents and both Rodriguez and Zamora went on to win their singles matches on Saturday against Prosser. The Grandview girls team lost 1-4 against Wapato and 0-5 against Prosser.April 25, 2011 2:46 p.m. read more..
Sarah Deal is not your average first grade teacher. After she finishes her fifth year at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School, she'll be leaving behind Sunnyside, Washington and even the United States for an entirely new teaching adventure in Africa.April 25, 2011 2:40 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - In partnership with the DEA, the Grandview Police Department will offer a one-day opportunity for the public to drop-off unwanted prescription drugs for disposal.April 22, 2011 4:48 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - Sunnyside High sophomore Nathan Meyer turned in a career best round at this past Wednesday's Columbia Basin Big Nine 3A league match, staged at the par-72 Horn Rapids course in Richland.April 22, 2011 4:46 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Leader of the Pack is a rockin' Broadway musical about a young songwriter making her way through the male-dominated music world of the 1960s and this weekend, Leader of the Pack will make its way to a local stage thanks to Grandview High School's Drama Department.April 22, 2011 4:34 p.m. read more..
The white cane has long been a symbol for the blind, and during the next two days the Lions Club of Sunnyside will embrace that symbol as a fundraiser for the visually impaired.April 21, 2011 2:42 p.m. read more..
Yesterday (Wednesday) just after 5 p.m. staff at Sunnyside's Washington Elementary School alerted police to a missing child. A 9-year-old student did not arrive home on the bus after leaving the school. Fortunately, the youngster was found after she walked home.April 21, 2011 2:39 p.m. read more..
Attendance is critical to academic success, but sometimes getting students to show up to class everyday and on time is a challenge.April 21, 2011 2:38 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - In this time of negativity with wars, unsustainable debt and dissension, the Yakima County Republicans are offering an uplifting evening by presenting A Musical Tribute to America at its annual banquet on Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m.April 20, 2011 3:29 p.m. read more..
At a sub-committee meeting held last night (Tuesday) at City Hall, councilmen Pablo Garcia, Tom Gehlen and Don Vlieger set City Manager Mark Gervasi and Deputy City Manager/Chief Financial Officer Byron Olson on a path toward defining the city manager's purchasing power.April 20, 2011 3:26 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Yakima County Gang Commission met yesterday (Tuesday) in Grandview for its monthly meeting, where members discussed a possible gang court in Yakima County and the addition of 24 new beds at the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center.April 20, 2011 3:25 p.m. read more..
With nine freshmen on its 11-girl roster, the 2B LaSalle Lightning was no match for the 1B Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team yesterday afternoon.April 20, 2011 3:20 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - It may have been a non-league soccer match between neighboring Grandview and Mabton high schools last night, but it was a match the Vikings seemed to have taken much more seriously than the Greyhounds.April 20, 2011 3:15 p.m. read more..
To develop property surrounding the Sunnyside Airport, the Port of Sunnyside must first develop a master plan.April 19, 2011 3:09 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside School District Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole last night made an appearance at the Port of Sunnyside commissioners meeting.April 19, 2011 3:08 p.m. read more..
PASCO - Chris Indall, simply put, had it going on at the opening stop on the 2011 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.April 19, 2011 3:03 p.m. read more..
Barely four months into its 2011-12 budget, the city of Sunnyside is proposing to spend about $1 million more than anticipated.April 18, 2011 4:27 p.m. read more..
Most of Sunnyside's $3.8 million in new building valuation for the month of March originated from one project, Hillcrest Manor's new physical therapy wing.April 18, 2011 4:25 p.m. read more..
April 10-16 was National Volunteer Week, when organizations across the country took the time to recognize those unpaid helpers who give their time and energy selflessly.April 18, 2011 4:17 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Virginia Perez was yesterday (Thursday) sentenced to four months in jail and is to pay more than $13,000 in restitution to the Sunnyside Police Department after having entered an Alford plea in Yakima County Superior Court for embezzling money from the local police department during her tenure as a receptionist there.April 15, 2011 3:03 p.m. read more..
It was an elegant evening filled with lots of laughs, tears and milk.April 15, 2011 3:01 p.m. read more..
Dr. Dan Doornink, best known as the lovable Seattle Seahawks' running back from 1979 to 1985, gave the keynote address at last night's Young Life banquet in Sunnyside and urged those in attendance to be bold in sharing their relationship with Jesus Christ.April 15, 2011 2:57 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - "Even Christians get depressed," said Wanda Lehmkuhl at Tuesday's Lower Valley Christian Women's Connection meeting in Prosser. ""If you need help, go get it."April 15, 2011 2:48 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - To celebrate Spring Barrel Tasting this coming weekend, Sage Bluff Alpacas will host its first open house of the season tomorrow (Saturday) from 11a.m. to 4 p.m.April 15, 2011 2:47 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview police yesterday, Wednesday, were dispatched to the 500 block of West Fourth Street, where burglars had hit an apartment residence.April 14, 2011 2:38 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Nearly 40 people yesterday (Wednesday) gathered at Grandview's Dykstra Park to plant 18 new trees.April 14, 2011 2:36 p.m. read more..
WAPATO - The Grandview Greyhounds yesterday finished a game started last month against the Wapato Wolves. Rain delayed the second game of a doubleheader on March 26, leaving the two baseball teams tied 6-6 in the fifth inning.April 14, 2011 2:31 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - Freshman Matthew Dailey turned in the lowest round for Grandview in a three-team CWAC boys golf match this past Tuesday at Toppenish's Mt. Adams Country Club.April 14, 2011 2:30 p.m. read more..
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved new hunting rules for deer, elk and other game animals during a public meeting last week.April 14, 2011 2:30 p.m. read more..
This year there will be a Miss American Cinco de Mayo Pageant at Sunnyside's annual Cinco de Mayo festival and contestants are being sought.April 14, 2011 2:28 p.m. read more..
MABTON - At Tuesday night's Mabton City Council meeting, Mabton Police Chief Rick Gutierrez presented a plan to implement three new programs to boost crime awareness and prevention.April 13, 2011 4:34 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Kiwanis Club will again be promoting a "Fill The Wagon" Easter food drive to benefit the Sunnyside Food Bank. Club members will be on hand Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sunnyside Safeway to collect non-perishable food items and cash donations.April 13, 2011 4:25 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Two Lower Valley teens were sentenced to a combined 25 years in prison yesterday, Monday, for their role in a drive-by shooting in Sunnyside a year ago.April 12, 2011 3:22 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - What should grades really represent, asked Wilma Kozai, Grandview School District's Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, at Monday night's board meeting.April 12, 2011 3:21 p.m. read more..
Last night the Sunnyside City Council was provided details regarding an agreement to be inked with Alegria and Company, P.S.April 12, 2011 3:15 p.m. read more..
KENNEWICK - Senior Nathan Espinoza represented Sunnyside well at yesterday's Columbia Basin Big Nine 3A league opener. Espinoza carded a 6-over-par 71 at the Tri-City Country Club.April 12, 2011 3:07 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds faced the Toppenish Wildcats on the tennis court yesterday (Monday). The Grandview boys team finished with a 3-2 victory over Toppenish, while the girls team lost 4-1.April 12, 2011 3:06 p.m. read more..
UBS Investment Research estimates that 49 percent of U.S. wireless subscribers will have a smartphone in 2011, up from 35 percent at the end of 2010.April 12, 2011 3:01 p.m. read more..
A fire in the 8300 block of Van Belle Road near Sunnyside caused an estimated $10,000 in damage last Friday.April 11, 2011 4:20 p.m. read more..
The Washington state departments of Agriculture (WSDA) and Health (DOH) continue to reassure consumers that milk produced and sold in Washington remains a healthy choice for families. Results of ongoing federal monitoring confirm that Washington-produced milk poses no risks for public health.April 11, 2011 4:19 p.m. read more..
SELAH - After suffering several tough losses against East Valley and Ephrata high schools in March, the Grandview Greyhound tennis players returned to the court after their spring break hiatus and the boys proved how formidable they can be.April 11, 2011 4:14 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Two main points were driven home at last week's monthly grape fieldman's breakfast sponsored by Washington State University's Prosser Extension Service.April 11, 2011 4:07 p.m. read more..
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN - Crystal Mountain Resort no longer has an off-season with the addition of the Mt. Rainier Gondola. Crystal Mountain Resort's winter season will end on April 17 and the extended spring skiing season will begin on April 21.April 8, 2011 2:53 p.m. read more..
Hoping to satisfy his senior project at Sunnyside High School and help Sunnyside Community Hospital at the same time, SHS senior Alex Vargas will be selling gourmet cupcakes at Guerra's Coffee Company in Sunnyside on Friday, April 8.April 7, 2011 2:15 p.m. read more..
Several students from the Sunnyside School District earned recognition at the recent Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.April 7, 2011 2:09 p.m. read more..
A sign posted outside Star Trailers caught Abbeigh Gurwell's attention as she drove to school last month. It said, "Welder Wanted."April 7, 2011 2:07 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Congressman Jay Inslee will be the featured speaker at the Yakima County Democrats' annual FDR dinner, Saturday, April 16, at the Yakima Convention Center.April 6, 2011 4:22 p.m. read more..
The Store is a Habitat for Humanity second-hand store for building and remodeling materials, tools and appliances.April 6, 2011 4:20 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside School Board President Miguel Puente was the featured guest speaker at Monday's Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club meeting and he updated club members on local school operations.April 6, 2011 4:18 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - The Lower Valley Christian Women's Connection will meet Tuesday, April 12, at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser.April 6, 2011 4:12 p.m. read more..
The 2011-12 Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, April 14, at Bon Vino's Bistro and Bakery in Sunnyside.April 6, 2011 4:08 p.m. read more..
As a freshman student at Washington State University, Kristen Wedam considers herself fortunate.April 6, 2011 4:05 p.m. read more..
Would a Boys and Girls Club benefit Sunnyside?April 5, 2011 4:07 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - State House Democrats on Monday released a budget proposal to address the remainder of the 2009-11 budget and close a $5.1 billion shortfall for the 2011-13 biennium.April 5, 2011 4:06 p.m. read more..
Scott Robertson of Yakima Waste Systems last night provided the Sunnyside City Council with a brief presentation of three services that might be offered here.April 5, 2011 4:05 p.m. read more..
A gunshot breaking a window awoke a Sunnyside resident in the 600 block of Miller Avenue yesterday (Sunday) at about 5 a.m. The window was shattered and the resident alerted police. Officers arrived on scene to discover the window was struck by "birdshot" from a shotgun.April 4, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
Local 4-H youth will benefit from community support through Del's Farm and Home Supply's coming Paper Clover Campaign.April 4, 2011 2:54 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Yakima County officials yesterday (Thursday) hosted a regional stormwater management program in hopes of receiving input from the public.April 1, 2011 3:05 p.m. read more..
It was a true team effort that got the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team a victory against the visiting Kittitas Coyotes yesterday afternoon. But two of the Lady Knights really rose to the surface with their performances.April 1, 2011 2:58 p.m. read more..
The students involved in Sunnyside Christian High School's drama program will at the end of this month stage "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."April 1, 2011 2:51 p.m. read more..