"A Journey of Hope," a 30-minute documentary written and directed by Tom Lathen of Sunnyside, will debut at a fundraising event in Yakima on Sept. 29.August 31, 2011 2:35 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Foundation for the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo is planning its annual dinner and auction.August 31, 2011 2:31 p.m. read more..
What began as a fun avenue for those who have lived or do live in Sunnyside to express pride in the community has culminated in the planning of a gathering following Sunnyside's annual Sunshine Days Parade Saturday, Sept. 17.August 30, 2011 3:41 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Educational Service District 105 usually provides training and development for school districts around the valley, but in the case of Artz Fox Elementary, the ESD helped supply interim principal Ann Allen.August 30, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
There are three leading causes of kidney (renal) failure. They include diabetes, high blood pressure and polycystic kidneys.August 30, 2011 3:30 p.m. read more..
General anesthesia for young dental patients requires tender loving care.August 30, 2011 3:27 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Mabton teachers are seeing the effects of the statewide budget cuts.August 29, 2011 3:21 p.m. read more..
The Banana Belt, once the Sunnyside golf course's most prestigious tournament of the year, made major strides in returning to its former days of glory.August 29, 2011 3:17 p.m. read more..
I would like to wage a complaint against your local cemetery. I was born in Sunnyside, but no longer reside there. However, I visit family from time to time and when I do I always visit the cemetery to pay my respects to love ones. I have parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and an infant son buried there.August 26, 2011 3:10 p.m. read more..
A heartfelt thank you to the following for making our first Stand Up for Outlook National Night Out a huge success: Chico Rodriguez, the Sunnyside Police Department, the Yakima County sheriff's Department, the Outlook Fire Department, Sunnyside Rescue, Nick Paulakis, Petra Morales (our leader) and Lisa Schmidt.August 26, 2011 3:10 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - Historically known throughout the theatrical world, day two performances are always the worst.August 26, 2011 3:09 p.m. read more..
It seems another lifetime ago for Sunnyside's Andy Bonzi when he sold surfboards in Modesto, Calif.August 26, 2011 3:08 p.m. read more..
MABTON - The school board earlier this week approved recommendations to hire Ann Allen as the Elementary Interim Principal, Susan Sartain as the Jr./Sr. High School Vice Principal, Ashley Collins as a para-professional with ASL skills, Amanda Marrs as a para-professional, Liliana Trujillo as a para-professional, Elizabeth Garcia as the girls soccer head coach, Ceveriano Garcia as the girls soccer assistant coach and Chris Cardenas as the assistant JV volleyball coach.August 26, 2011 3:03 p.m. read more..
The city has given Sunnyside's Promise more than $55,000 for operations, as well as for operating the community center this year.August 26, 2011 3:03 p.m. read more..
Joye Nelson, a 1953 graduate of Sunnyside High School, has been carving caricatures and other interesting figures out of wood since the age of 53.August 26, 2011 3:03 p.m. read more..
New sixth grade students and their parents are invited to Sixth Grade Parent Orientation at Harrison Middle School on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.August 26, 2011 3:03 p.m. read more..
With her feet firmly planted on the ground, digging in and helping the community whenever possible, Geordan Skyles sees the Miss Sunnyside Court as another opportunity to continue helping support those who live and work in Sunnyside.August 26, 2011 2:57 p.m. read more..
The annual Sunshine Days event is just around the corner. The parade committee is inviting public nominations for grand marshal, and is accepting parade applications for the annual parade, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m.August 25, 2011 2:15 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - The GriefShare recovery and support group invites Sunnyside-area residents who have experienced a loss by death to attend their meetings.August 25, 2011 2:12 p.m. read more..
PULLMAN - Nine Lower Yakima Valley students have been named to the Washington State University 2011 summer semester President's Honor Roll.August 25, 2011 2:12 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - The future water requirements of the Columbia Basin communities, farms and fish are the focus of a draft report soon to be released from the Washington Department of Ecology's Office of Columbia River.August 25, 2011 2:10 p.m. read more..
MABTON - There were fireworks at last night's Mabton City Council meeting, or rather, discussion of fireworks.August 24, 2011 2:20 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Effective last month was newly adopted legislation to allow collective gardens.August 24, 2011 2:16 p.m. read more..
Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) Sunnyside Police Gang Unit Officers T.J. Orth and Johnny Gusby made two drug arrests and confiscated large quantity of drugs as a result of an unrelated felony warrant.August 24, 2011 2:12 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Transportation Benefit District members, which consist of the city council, met last night to approve an internet vehicle/vessel information processing system user agreement.August 24, 2011 2:12 p.m. read more..
When their current employer wanted a career change; they couldn't help but wonder what would become of their jobs. The crew at Carpelli's Salon in Grandview didn't have to wait long; they packed their bags and shears and moved to Sunnyside.August 23, 2011 2:52 p.m. read more..
KENNEWICK - With four competitions remaining in 2011, it's turned into a two-horse race for top honors on the Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.August 23, 2011 2:46 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - When the Starlight Quilters Guild lost their meeting place, RoseMary Waterman saw an opportune moment to turn her garage into her dream.August 23, 2011 2:46 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council did not see eye-to-eye last night when a contract for consultant services for a review of the police department was up for approval.August 23, 2011 2:44 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - A group of disappointed teachers in red shirts with tags reading "1.9" showed up at the Grandview School Board meeting last night in a display of solidarity.August 23, 2011 2:41 p.m. read more..
We all try to delay the inevitable, but in the case of terminal illnesses, delaying hospice care can result in more pain and grief for patients and their families.August 23, 2011 7:44 a.m. read more..
Jed Crowther is the new property development and project manager at the Port of Sunnyside.August 23, 2011 7:40 a.m. read more..
Sunnyside school administrators last Thursday night at a school board retreat reviewed leadership plans and goals for the 2011-12 school year.August 23, 2011 7:38 a.m. read more..
It's not every day that a student just entering the seventh grade has the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a leadership conference.August 19, 2011 2:24 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Mabton students performing in Las Memorias 2011 are showing their hopes for the future through a 45-minute production free to the public.August 19, 2011 2:22 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Over the Hill Senior Theatricals will be staging its fall production, "Bells Are Ringing," this coming October at Prosser's Princess Theatre.August 19, 2011 2:20 p.m. read more..
GRANGER - Granger's annual Menudo Cook-off is set for Sunday, Sept. 4.August 19, 2011 2:14 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside K-9 Officer Skip Lemmon and Officer Helios were present for Wednesday morning's Sunnyside Kiwanis Club meeting, giving the members of the club a special presentation.August 18, 2011 2:57 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Saturday, Aug. 27, the Lower Valley Relay For Life Committee will hold a luminaria ceremony at the Grandview High School Stadium.August 18, 2011 2:53 p.m. read more..
GRANGER - The City of Granger will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony at 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, across from the Granger Travel Plaza.August 17, 2011 3:33 p.m. read more..
Every Marine is a rifleman, taught how to shoot accurately down range to suppress and destroy the enemy. A Marine scout sniper, however, hunts his enemy, tracking him down and gathering intelligence that can be used to win battles and save lives.August 17, 2011 3:27 p.m. read more..
You have seen them around town; painting houses, hosting job fairs and soon hosting a health fair. The group is known as "Transformation Sunnyside."August 17, 2011 3:25 p.m. read more..
Four Sunnyside youngsters spent more than 12 hours last week learning how to properly greet someone, how to write thank you notes and how to take those skills into the real world at an etiquette camp held at Bon Vino's Bistro and Bakery.August 16, 2011 3:32 p.m. read more..
The Washington Department of Ecology is considering a request by Yakima County to develop a groundwater management program to address elevated levels of nitrate in drinking water from wells in the Lower Yakima Valley.August 15, 2011 2:40 p.m. read more..
Earlier this month, Elizabeth "Liz" Garcia, who will be an eighth grade student at Sierra Vista Middle School in Sunnyside, had the opportunity to attend the U.S. Space Academy in Huntsville, Ala.August 15, 2011 2:38 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - A Grandview motorist, Blas Cantu, 63, was traveling westbound on SR22 when he hit a pedestrian this past Saturday.August 15, 2011 2:29 p.m. read more..
At first glance you'd never guess that Sunnyside High School, currently in the midst of a more than $30 million upgrade and renovation, could be operational and ready to accommodate more than 1,200 students and a host of staff members in just a few weeks time.August 12, 2011 3:19 p.m. read more..
A helicopter hovered overhead as the LEAD Task Force, as well as Drug Enforcement Agency agents scoured a corn field yesterday just north of Sunnyside, after spotting a marijuana growing operation.August 12, 2011 3:18 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School golf coach and educator Keith Crimp earlier this week came up three strokes shy of qualifying to play in the 57th annual USGA Senior Amateur, which will be held Sept. 10-15 at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.August 12, 2011 3:14 p.m. read more..
Starting Sept. 1, the base cost of most Washington state hunting and fishing licenses will increase.August 12, 2011 3:14 p.m. read more..
During the past year, a committee has been meeting monthly at the Sunnyside Community Center.August 12, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
What do cocoa powder, balloons and packing tape have in common? No, this is not a riddle. These are some tools that were used by participants at the CSI camp in Sunnyside.August 12, 2011 3:12 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's Alexis Osuna this summer traveled to Europe as an ambassador for People to People.August 12, 2011 3:11 p.m. read more..
After what has been a long three months of waiting, four Sunnyside police officers placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting of Jose Carlos Campuzano of Grandview on April 30 have been cleared for duty.August 11, 2011 3:37 p.m. read more..
GRANGER - The Washington State Patrol made a correction to its earlier press memo, stating that it was the passenger in the 1998 Nissan Maxima that sustained the worst injuries in a one-vehicle rollover accident this past Tuesday morning.August 11, 2011 3:35 p.m. read more..
Since yesterday (Tuesday) six arrest warrants have been served by Sunnyside police.August 10, 2011 3:50 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - A conflict between Granger Police Chief Robert Perales and the city of Mabton made its way to the Yakima County Commissioners weekly meeting yesterday, Tuesday.August 10, 2011 3:49 p.m. read more..
MOSES LAKE - Seeking a fifth consecutive Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour title, Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek team is finding the going a bit tougher than the last four years.August 10, 2011 3:45 p.m. read more..
GRANGER - An early morning automobile accident on Tuesday of this week has left a Sunnyside woman with serious injuries. After being initially treated at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, she was sent to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center.August 10, 2011 3:41 p.m. read more..
This past Saturday, Aug. 6, Jose and Helen Cardenas celebrated 60 years of marriage.August 10, 2011 3:40 p.m. read more..
Some may look at a custodian, thinking they just clean up after everyone else.August 10, 2011 3:39 p.m. read more..
Heavenly Hills Harvest, a farm on Sunnyside's South Emerald Road, is an educational center for young and old alike.August 10, 2011 3:37 p.m. read more..
Parks and Recreation Commission members last night presented to the Sunnyside City Council a proposal for a parks and recreation coordinator.August 9, 2011 4:34 p.m. read more..
After approximately two months settling into his new duties at Sunnyside Community Hospital, Dave Olson is feeling confident about the relationships he's developing there.August 9, 2011 4:30 p.m. read more..
Sometime in the next couple of months Sunnyside Community Hospital will be among those participating in a state-wide emergency response program for cardiac and stroke patients.August 9, 2011 4:28 p.m. read more..
ELLENSBURG - Central Washington University recently named its graduates for fall 2010 through spring 2011.August 9, 2011 4:28 p.m. read more..
LEXINGTON, KEN. -Randi Krieg, agricultural educator at Mabton High School, has been selected for a Teachers Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).August 9, 2011 4:27 p.m. read more..
To some the Montessori educational experience might not be so new, but there hasn't been such a school in Sunnyside in recent years.August 8, 2011 3:15 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Clang, clang, clang. One after another horseshoe ringers ring out at the Grandview lawn of Russ Phillips.August 8, 2011 3:12 p.m. read more..
Youngsters are invited to join Sunnyside's Promise and the Sunnyside Police Department at the Sunnyside Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12, for CSI Camp from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.August 8, 2011 3:11 p.m. read more..
BICKLETON - Cost-cutting measures combined with steady revenues add up to a small surplus for the Bickleton School District's 2011-12 budget.August 5, 2011 3:01 p.m. read more..
GOLDENDALE - Can you imagine a better place to stroll an arts festival than Maryhill Museum of Art?August 5, 2011 2:52 p.m. read more..
SEATTLE - Slow mornings, work desk lunch breaks and afternoons that drag on forever just got 1,350 pounds more exciting.August 5, 2011 2:51 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Beginning Sept. 1, Lori Froese will be working for ESD 105.August 4, 2011 3:37 p.m. read more..
An advocacy group for private property rights is concerned a new proposal by the federal Environmental Protection Agency is too far-reaching.August 4, 2011 3:37 p.m. read more..
PULLMAN - Washington State University recently named the Lower Valley students who graduated with the 2011 spring class.August 4, 2011 3:32 p.m. read more..
Lower Yakima Valley residents weren't able to conduct financial transactions or contact 9-1-1 operators yesterday between 9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.August 3, 2011 4:19 p.m. read more..
From the haystacks in her barn loft to the figurines in her home, horses are part and parcel of Martha Chism's life.August 3, 2011 4:15 p.m. read more..
At one time, the Banana Belt was the Sunnyside golf course's largest and most prestigious tournament of the year, typically drawing more than a hundred golfers to the two-day event.August 3, 2011 4:13 p.m. read more..
After a cooling trend over the past several months, the Sunnyside area is in for near normal temperatures for the month of August.August 2, 2011 4:06 p.m. read more..
Several questions related to the Sunnyside City Council's standing subcommittees were resolved to a certain degree at last night's council workshop meeting.August 2, 2011 4:05 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council was last night presented a draft copy of an interlocal agreement drawn up by the city's law firm of Menke Jackson Beyer Ehlis & Harper LLC and the Port of Sunnyside's attorney, Steve Winfree.August 2, 2011 4:05 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - Year in and year out, the Selah Dolphins are the team to beat. They don't always come away with top honors, but the Dolphins rarely are not in the hunt for the gold ring.August 2, 2011 4:02 p.m. read more..
A friendly competition between Brittan Moore and John Wind last Friday was turned into a fundraiser that will help Sierra Vista Middle School student Maribel Estrada with her travels to Washington D.C. later this week.August 2, 2011 4 p.m. read more..