Last year, math coaches at Sierra Vista Middle School and Harrison Middle School placed a particular emphasis on student learning in the seventh grade. This year, the results of that effort reveal tremendous progress.February 25, 2011 3:37 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - In this her first year as a member of FFA, Grandview High School chapter president Rachel Edwards has already learned plenty about herself and the organization.February 25, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
Just before 3:30 a.m. this morning (Thursday) Sunnyside police officers raced to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Tacoma Avenue. A resident there reported four shots were fired at a home. The home was struck twice, but no injuries were reported and the incident is still under investigation, according to Public Information Officer Charlotte Hinderlider.February 24, 2011 2:20 p.m. read more..
Last week the Yakima County Gang Commission met in Wapato and approved applying for the Comprehensive Anit-Gang Strategies and Programs grant through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.February 24, 2011 2:20 p.m. read more..
State's budget problems continueFebruary 24, 2011 2:19 p.m. read more..
Last Tuesday night, five students at Sunnyside High School were eagerly working to complete a project that has consumed their time for the last six weeks. These students, members of the high school's Engineering Club, were putting the finishing touches on Bandito Grande, their robot entry into the FIRST Robotics Competition in Seattle this March.February 24, 2011 2:11 p.m. read more..
All community residents are being invited to attend a concert at the Sunnyside Adventist Church this coming Saturday.February 23, 2011 4:20 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside School District, Sunnyside Community Hospital and city of Sunnyside all have a vested interest in the success of Sunnyside's Promise, according to Dr. Rick Cole, superintendent of schools.February 23, 2011 4:15 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Mabton boys basketball Coach Brock Ledgerwood was named the SCAC East Coach of the Year for the 2010-11 season.February 23, 2011 4:14 p.m. read more..
MABTON - When Mabton boys basketball Coach Brock Ledgerwood is asked what word best defined his team's play this season, he doesn't hesitate.February 23, 2011 4:13 p.m. read more..
The idea of forming a group that helps others learn heirloom arts like canning, planting a home garden, knitting and sewing blossomed into what is now known as Prosser Farm Girls. The two founders of the group, Rene Groom and Carol Ashby, spoke to the Sunnyside Nouvella Club late last week.February 23, 2011 4:10 p.m. read more..
La Escuelita, "The Little School," is more than child care for parents learning English as a second language through Nuestra Casa - it is a learning opportunity for both parents and children.February 23, 2011 4:08 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Police Officer Jaime Prieto was on patrol yesterday (Monday) at about 2:30 p.m. when he recognized the driver of a vehicle traveling eastbound on North Avenue. He recalled the 17-year-old driver had a suspended driver's license.February 22, 2011 2:13 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - On the night of Feb. 12 a chimney spark caused a house to catch fire in White Swan. Because of gale force winds, the fire spread across 235 acres and destroyed numerous homes. Representatives from R.E. Powell Distributing Company say this disaster left 145 individuals homeless and another large number of families sustained significant smoke and wind damage to their homes or lost perishable items.February 22, 2011 2:12 p.m. read more..
The Port of Sunnyside has for the 12th year in a row been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.February 22, 2011 2:11 p.m. read more..
Harrison Middle School in Sunnyside had 18 students achieve perfect 4.00 grade point averages for the second quarter of the 2010-11 academic year.February 22, 2011 2:06 p.m. read more..
TACOMA - "I'm steppin' into the Twilight Zone, this place is a madhouse," Golden Earring's Twilight Zone blared during warm-ups before State semifinal wrestling action this past Saturday at Mat Classic XXIII.February 21, 2011 2:54 p.m. read more..
MABTON - District champions via their 61-30 victory over Bickleton last Friday evening in the Mabton High School gym, the Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights need just one more win to advance to the 1B State tournament.February 21, 2011 2:53 p.m. read more..
TACOMA - Grandview High School's Martin Torres represented the Greyhounds at the State 2A Wrestling Tournament this past weekend, but despite his determination and two hard fought matches, Torres was eliminated early.February 21, 2011 2:52 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - The state House of Representatives last Friday passed an agreement negotiated between the House and the Senate to address the deficit in the current two-year operating budget, which runs through June 30.February 21, 2011 2:49 p.m. read more..
TACOMA - Six Mabton wrestlers took to the mats this past Friday and Saturday hoping to bring home a state championship. There were no championship trophies handed out to the Vikings but four Mabton wrestlers did well enough to medal.February 21, 2011 2:49 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside students have been working diligently on projects that in all likelihood would tax the brains of most people.February 21, 2011 2:47 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School student Juan Gonzalez has always viewed art as just a hobby, but recent recognition and praise for his work, which appears on the flyers for this year's Show 'n Shine car show, may have changed his mind.February 18, 2011 2:32 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Cindee Henderson of Hermiston, Ore. is afraid of two things, snakes and the dark.February 18, 2011 2:29 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside School Board last night concluded its two-day retreat by reviewing goals of the district's leadership team.February 18, 2011 2:28 p.m. read more..
A 23-year-old Outlook man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of 14-year-old Francisca Ramirez-Hernandez in October of 2008.February 18, 2011 2:26 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - In an era when governments are hiring more police officers or trying to pass legislation to make life tougher on criminal gangs, the city of Grandview is focusing its efforts on an intervention program.February 18, 2011 2:26 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Christian High School administrators have released the names of students making the honor roll for the second quarter of school.February 17, 2011 3:18 p.m. read more..
In celebration of National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants nationwide will Tuesday, March 1, offer each patron a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.February 17, 2011 3:15 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's Fraternal Order of Eagles is encouraging local residents to drop off donations for the victims of the fire that burned nearly 20 homes in White Swan last weekend.February 17, 2011 3:15 p.m. read more..
Last night's Sunnyside School Board retreat focused a great deal on reviewing their work together as a board and as individuals.February 17, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Board of Parks and Recreation met yesterday (Wednesday) for its monthly meeting and discussed a variety of issues, including a new chapter in the Sunnyside Municipal Code, a park district and facility updates.February 17, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
Weather, bell times, school proximity, roads and driver education were all things listed as causes of the massive traffic congestion motorists' face when traveling North 16th Street near Sun Valley Elementary School and Sierra Vista Middle School.February 17, 2011 3:05 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Cheryl Pira of Sunnyside has been collecting vintage clothing for approximately 40 years. Her longtime fascination with what some might view as throwaways is a treasure to her.February 16, 2011 4:17 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - The Board of Yakima County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Sunnyside Community Hospital at yesterday's weekly commissioners meeting.February 16, 2011 4:17 p.m. read more..
KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside High School dance team competed at the Kamiakin Dance Competition this past Saturday and scored a first place finish in the hiphop category.February 16, 2011 4:17 p.m. read more..
Fishermen seeking the thrill of catching a sturgeon can rejoice because catch-and-release fishing will still be allowed between the Bonneville and the Dalles dams on the Columbia River and its tributaries, Saturday, Feb. 19, through Dec. 21, 2011.February 16, 2011 4:17 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and Representative Charles Ross, R-Naches, earlier this week announced a new proposal to fund programs that prevent young people from joining gangs and offer ways for current gang members to find a way out.February 16, 2011 4:14 p.m. read more..
Harrison Middle School Assistant Principal Julie Perez and Sierra Vista Middle School Assistant Principal Charlie Diaz were the guest speakers at Monday's Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club and explained to Rotarians a new grant the school district has received aimed at improving graduation rates.February 16, 2011 4:12 p.m. read more..
The wafting smell of Caldo de Pollo (chicken soup) greeted visitors to yesterday's Love Your Culture Carnival, held at the Sunnyside Community Center. The first-time event was sponsored by Sunnyside's Promise and Yakima Valley Systems of Care.February 15, 2011 3:40 p.m. read more..
What do Too Many Toys and Bone Soup have in common?February 15, 2011 3:38 p.m. read more..
"I believe life experiences help us get where we are today," says Donna Fuller of Sunnyside.February 15, 2011 3:29 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - The Grandview Greyhounds this past Saturday suffered their first loss of the season in the District championship game against the Wapato Wolves.February 15, 2011 3:29 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board approved a resolution at Monday evening's meeting to join the growing coalition of school districts and related organizations that recently sued the state of Washington claiming legislators were not providing ample and adequate funding for basic educational needs.February 15, 2011 3:20 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Gov. Christine Gregoire signed two bills last Friday to extend federally funded unemployment benefits and permanently reduce state taxes on those benefits. The bill signing ended weeks of contentious debate in the Washington State Legislature over unemployment insurance.February 15, 2011 3:20 p.m. read more..
Before the end of this year, almost 5,000 women in Washington state will sit across from their doctor and hear the four words that will change their lives forever: "You have breast cancer."February 14, 2011 3:42 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School senior Alexus Alvarez has always been into athletics so she thought a good senior project would focus on health and fitness to get people active.February 14, 2011 3:41 p.m. read more..
A food handler's class will be held in Sunnyside on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 a.m. at United Methodist Church, corner of Ninth Street and Edison Avenue.February 14, 2011 3:40 p.m. read more..
ELLENSBURG - Grandview High School's Martin Torres is heading to the 2A State wrestling tournament in Tacoma this weekend after placing fourth in the 285-lb. weight class at the Regional meet in Ellensburg.February 14, 2011 3:38 p.m. read more..
WHITE SALMON - The Bickleton Lady Pirates this past weekend went into the District playoffs as the No. 3 seed from the Greater Columbia 1B league and were looking to win their first two games.February 14, 2011 3:38 p.m. read more..
WHITE SALMON - A pair of blowout wins in the opening round of the 1B District tournament this past weekend leaves the Sunnyside Christian High School girls basketball team one victory shy of advancing to Regionals.February 14, 2011 3:38 p.m. read more..
ZILLAH - The Mabton Vikings, the SCAC East's No. 1 seed, beat the SCAC West's No. 2 seed, the Goldendale Timberwolves, 80-59 this past Saturday at Zillah Middle School to secure a berth in the SCAC District finals next Saturday, Feb. 19, in Toppenish.February 14, 2011 3:36 p.m. read more..
Baybe it was due to strong wind storms the area received, but new construction starts in Sunnyside during January were topped by roofing projects in what proved to be a light month.February 14, 2011 3:34 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School senior Alexus Alvarez is hoping her senior project will cause people to get out and "Walk for a Cause."February 11, 2011 3:26 p.m. read more..
Marsha Schemmer Blake's Oklahoma Tumbleweeds is not a book about big ideas or big events. There aren't any famous American legends traipsing through the pages, or large battles against an embittered enemy. This isn't a book about how leaders are forged or legislation enforce.February 11, 2011 3:26 p.m. read more..
MABTON - The Mabton Vikings boys basketball team used its experience from earlier non-league games and its senior basketball players to hold off a determined Naches Valley team last night (Thursday) 51-49 in opening play of the SCAC District tournament.February 11, 2011 3:25 p.m. read more..
Parents in a rush to pick up or drop off their children from Sun Valley Elementary School or Sierra Vista Middle School on North 16th Street are often faced with a noteworthy dilemma - traffic congestion.February 11, 2011 3:24 p.m. read more..
Despite its strong political opponents, the Affordable Care Act offers some valuable benefits to the American health care consumer revealed Families USA, a voice for quality and affordable health care since 1982.February 10, 2011 3:45 p.m. read more..
The South Yakima Conservation District Board of Supervisors met yesterday (Wednesday) to go over the agency's goals and priorities for 2011.February 10, 2011 3:41 p.m. read more..
Yesterday (Tuesday) just after 3:30 p.m. Sunnyside police responded to a hit and run accident call in the 1100 block of South 11th Street. Witnesses at the scene told officers a man driving a brown pick-up rammed his vehicle into a white pick-up. The suspect allegedly got out of his vehicle, brandished a sword and began swinging it at another man before running from the accident scene.February 9, 2011 3:26 p.m. read more..
Bill Flower of the Uptown Sunnyside Association asked the Sunnyside City Council this past Monday to consider granting $9,000 to the organization for this year's flower pots and banners to be located in the downtown corridor.February 9, 2011 3:19 p.m. read more..
Last night (Monday) the Sunnyside City Council continued its consideration of recommendations from the public safety committee presented at a special meeting held last Monday.February 8, 2011 3:18 p.m. read more..
Sign up period now for Washington state asparagus growers to receive assistanceFebruary 8, 2011 3:08 p.m. read more..
A Sunnyside teenager yesterday morning (Sunday) at about 3 a.m. was stabbed by her boyfriend when she told him she wanted to end the relationship. Her mother called the Sunnyside police to report the incident. She transported the girl to Sunnyside Community Hospital for treatment.February 7, 2011 3:07 p.m. read more..
On Feb. 6, 2005, New England Patriots fans across the United States celebrated the third Super Bowl victory with a win against the Philadelphia Eagles, but in Sunnyside, Sarah and Tomas Villalobos were at Sunnyside Community Hospital welcoming their first son - Zeke.February 7, 2011 3:05 p.m. read more..
Civil Air Patrol members and cadets are not accustomed to being the center of attention, yet they had no choice but to take a bow last Wednesday as the Washington State Senate took time to salute the history and service of the Civil Air Patrol and its Washington state wing.February 7, 2011 3:03 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Christian boys basketball team finished league play undefeated with a win against Trout Lake/Glenwood this past Friday and a win on Saturday against Bickleton.February 7, 2011 2:57 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - State lawmakers are considering a bill that would direct three state agencies to consider economic development opportunities when making decisions on how to most advantageously manage lands under their authority.February 4, 2011 3:18 p.m. read more..
Top environmental leaders from Washington state and British Columbia agreed this week to work together even more closely to fight against and prepare for climate change.February 4, 2011 3:17 p.m. read more..
Community Dental in Sunnyside has a new pediatric dentist at its office, which they believe is a first for Sunnyside.February 4, 2011 3:16 p.m. read more..
Not many people get the opportunity to live in and experience another culture in a different country, but to do so for two years - that is a real blessing.February 4, 2011 3:11 p.m. read more..
This past Monday night the Sunnyside City Council heard the recommendations and requests from the Public Safety Committee. The ONLY correct answer from the Council should have been "We accept the plan 100 percent, we'll meet to find a way to put it into the budget, and be back to affirm our action with a yes vote next Monday.February 4, 2011 3:09 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Lawmakers from the 15th Legislative District made themselves available for a conference call yesterday (Wednesday) to reporters and explained why their budget amendment would have helped reduce the state budget deficit more than what the Democrats proposed.February 3, 2011 3:46 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School senior Marisol Velazquez had to come up with something for her senior project so she decided to focus on something close to her heart. Fashion.February 3, 2011 3:45 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Wednesday morning more than 600 students from 16 schools filled the Mabton High School gym bleachers for a Jostens leadership workshop and amidst laughter and games, they received a message about setting goals, helping others and making a difference.February 3, 2011 3:41 p.m. read more..
According to Don Schramm, assistant manager of engineers at Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District, the 2011 irrigation water forecast indicates local farmers will be in good shape this year, but he would like to see some more snow in the mountains.February 2, 2011 3:59 p.m. read more..
WorkSource Operations Manager Jack Fitzgerald this morning told Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club members about the positive impact of the annual Youth Job and Career Fair hosted by various organizations in the community.February 2, 2011 3:57 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - With budget cuts threatening programs and organizations across the state, agencies that help families and individuals with developmental disabilities are faced with an uncertain future.February 2, 2011 3:55 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team claimed another victory from a bigger foe last night as the 1B Knights beat 2B DeSales 58-24 in non-league action last night.February 2, 2011 3:48 p.m. read more..
A Florida judge yesterday (Monday) ruled that Congress exceeded its constitutional authority in approving a new health care mandate requiring all U.S. citizens to have or purchase health insurance or face a fine.February 1, 2011 4:45 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's own Lainey Rodriguez is building her own path to stardom and it starts Friday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. That's when Lainey Lou, the name she's chosen for herself when performing for audiences, drops her second CD - Melody Lane - at North Town Coffeehouse in Yakima.February 1, 2011 4:42 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council last night was provided a list of six recommendations for fighting gang activity. That list was compiled by the council's subcommittee on public safety and is up for consideration and discussion.February 1, 2011 4:39 p.m. read more..
At about 4:30 p.m. yesterday (Monday) a motorist passing Sunnyside's Central Park witnessed a group of juveniles there. One of the youngsters held what he believed was a gun. The witness called police, reporting what he saw. He told officers he was not certain if the weapon was a toy or if it was real.February 1, 2011 4:39 p.m. read more..
It has become a yearly tradition for the Lower Valley, when some of the area's most talented and most entertaining acts come together for the Hospice Talent Show. And this year it will be held on Thursday, Feb. 3.February 1, 2011 4:38 p.m. read more..
Despite warnings, many computer users unknowingly leave them themselves vulnerable to financial fraud or privacy invasions.February 1, 2011 4:36 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Scentsy, Inc., a party plan company that provides scented, wickless candles, has announced that Tiffani Rowland of Grandview has been promoted to the director level from her previous position of independent consultant for the company.February 1, 2011 4:26 p.m. read more..
Not many students can say they helped establish a high school tradition, but the raving success of last Saturday's Battle of the Bands seems to have put Sunnyside senior Chrinstine Kim in that unique position.February 1, 2011 4:25 p.m. read more..