The Sunnyside Police Department has in the past few weeks been alerted to counterfeit $100 bills circulating in the city.June 29, 2011 4:25 p.m. read more..
The director of District 5 on the Sunnyside School Board, Miguel Puente, has submitted his letter of resignation.June 29, 2011 4:24 p.m. read more..
Launching a couple of Broersma bombshells, a Harrington hand grenade and a Perez pistol, as well as throwing in the Butter Cutter for good measure, the Sunnyside Sharks exploded for a 556-390 victory over the visiting Toppenish Tarpons last night.June 29, 2011 4:21 p.m. read more..
Two Lower Valley gang members were in court last Friday with one being sentenced to prison and the other charged with a shooting in Grandview.June 29, 2011 7:56 a.m. read more..
LYNNWOOD - After spending the past year as the Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador, Sunnyside's Kristen Wedam will now get back to her school work at Washington State University after competing for the title of Washington State Dairy Ambassador last week.June 29, 2011 7:55 a.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The building has been empty for nearly a year, but Juan Marquez found it to be a perfect spot for La Cabana Restaurant.June 28, 2011 3:30 p.m. read more..
A drive-by shooting just after 11 p.m. last night (Sunday) targeting a house in the 200 block of Maple Grove Road north of Sunnyside left the building riddled with bullets, but fortunately no one was injured.June 27, 2011 2:20 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - With Chris Indall shooting an even-par 72 and Miles Plata notching a round seven strokes below his scoring average, Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek earned a second-place finish last week on the sixth stop of the 2011 Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.June 27, 2011 2:12 p.m. read more..
WINCHESTER, VA. - He was an MVP at Sunnyside High School, an all-star at YVCC and today Gibby Briones is tearing it up in a 12-team college baseball summer league in Virginia.June 27, 2011 2:10 p.m. read more..
It's been a year of change at Sunnyside High School, but one of the constants has been laundry/custodian Linda J. Williams, who has worked at SHS for the past 26 years.June 27, 2011 2:09 p.m. read more..
Firefighters are called upon to rescue creatures of all types, both large and small. Last Friday, Sunnyside firemen came through for a fur ball that couldn't fend for itself.June 27, 2011 2:07 p.m. read more..
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) announced Thursday it will continue a program looking for a destructive moth with the potential to damage the state's grape and wine industry.June 24, 2011 2:46 p.m. read more..
State trappers are currently hanging brightly colored gypsy moth traps in trees, shrubs and other areas in a continuing effort to protect Washington's forests, producing agricultural lands and cityscapes from a destructive plant-eating pest.June 24, 2011 2:44 p.m. read more..
SELAH - From a nail-biting perspective, swimming fans couldn't have asked for a more entertaining event to watch last night.June 24, 2011 2:42 p.m. read more..
Wayne Linder Jr. of Outlook is no quitter. But, he knows the difference between a half-full glass and a half-empty one.June 24, 2011 2:41 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The annual Youth Track & Field Meet, sponsored by the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department, will take place on Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Rich Leenhouts Stadium located on the Grandview High School campus.June 24, 2011 2:40 p.m. read more..
Educators learned yesterday (Thursday) that disruptive students in their class might not be trying to be so disruptive, they just might be telling them their needs are not being met.June 24, 2011 2:36 p.m. read more..
ELLENSBURG - Five Sunnyside girls gained a new perspective on their future plans and even college choices this past week.June 24, 2011 2:34 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center at Columbia Park hasn't yet been constructed, but the vision is to provide visitors to the center with an educational experience.June 24, 2011 2:30 p.m. read more..
Washingtonians are preparing for summer fun. Celebrations that involve alcohol sometimes result in drunk drivers on our roads. So, after beach parties, barbeques or an evening at the bar, drivers are advised not to drive if they have been drinking.June 23, 2011 3:16 p.m. read more..
A house the city of Sunnyside owns on the property known as the West Sunnyside Business Park has been destroyed by vandals.June 23, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
That student acting out in the classroom, or who doesn't seem to care about school might be suffering from residual impacts caused by adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs.June 22, 2011 3:20 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's Hispanic Foursquare Church will be hosting a free family day outing followed by a concert for local youth this coming Saturday, June 25.June 22, 2011 3:15 p.m. read more..
Musical chairs...chances are that's what several administrators in the Sunnyside schools will be playing come this fall.June 21, 2011 3:21 p.m. read more..
His floral shirt setting a relaxed tone, National VFW Commander Rich Eubank paid a visit to the VFW post in Sunnyside this morning, Tuesday.June 21, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
City of Sunnyside work crews are scheduled to perform chip sealing procedures on several local streets this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21-22.June 20, 2011 2:56 p.m. read more..
Kristen Wedam, the 2010-11 Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador, has spent the past year educating just about everyone about the benefits of dairy products. And she doesn't want to quit.June 20, 2011 2:43 p.m. read more..
It's been quite a run for Kristyn Mensonides, the current Washington State Dairy Ambassador.June 20, 2011 2:42 p.m. read more..
It's been several months since the Sunnyside Children's Village branch closed its doors and Lower Valley residents who depended on the organization have had to make do with the changes.June 20, 2011 2:39 p.m. read more..
Former members of the Sunnyside High School volleyball team are being invited to participate in an alumni match, scheduled for Saturday, July 2.June 17, 2011 3:38 p.m. read more..
The city of Sunnyside's general fund, which pays for day to day operations, could be broke by 2013 if the city doesn't change its ways.June 17, 2011 3:30 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - "In order to have a testimony to share there has to be a test and a lot of moaning," Becky Weber told the Lower Valley Christian Women's Connection earlier this week.June 17, 2011 3:27 p.m. read more..
I don't like to admit it but I am a true and certifiable addict. I like many others am hopelessly addicted to rock hounding. I will go far out of my way to get that mondo dose of excitement delivered every time I go treasure hunting here in the great northwest.June 17, 2011 3:17 p.m. read more..
I know how hard it is to make long term decisions in a vacuum. Having little or no real concrete information on a topic can create cloudiness surrounding what should be a simple solution. Case in point - the odd reasoning and misinformation used to deny the Sunnyside Lions Club a funding recommendation from LTAC (Lodging Tax Advisory Commission).June 17, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Students and staff at Grandview Middle School will have a new principal for the 2011-12 school year, but the gentleman stepping up is a familiar face for many at the district.June 16, 2011 3:38 p.m. read more..
Sierra Vista Middle School released the names of more than 250 students who have earned a place on its fourth quarter honor roll.June 16, 2011 3:35 p.m. read more..
Gerald Roy knows fruit.June 16, 2011 3:32 p.m. read more..
With the departure of Assistant Finance Director Earlene Bassett recently, the city of Sunnyside needed to fill the gap until her replacement can be found.June 15, 2011 4:38 p.m. read more..
As part of the application process to form a Groundwater Management Area, a public meeting must be held.June 15, 2011 4:37 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview took a big step forward with plans for its new community center by awarding a construction bid last night, Tuesday.June 15, 2011 4:34 p.m. read more..
QUANTICO, VA -- Several Marine officers rush to trouble shoot a computer server that has gone offline, severing a vital data link.June 15, 2011 4:31 p.m. read more..
Last week students in Sandra Sanchez's fourth grade classroom at Sunnyside's Washington Elementary School were rewarded for their math efforts with an ice cream sundae party sponsored by the women of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.June 15, 2011 4:30 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - A federal judge last Thursday sentenced Aaron Lopez Garcia of Yakima to 10 years in prison.June 14, 2011 4:08 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - In order to standardize the grading process, a committee made up of Grandview teachers, parents, administrators and students embarked on a six-month long evaluation of grading practices throughout the district, other districts, states and the nation.June 14, 2011 4:03 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside City Manager Mark Gervasi last night was given the authorization to contract with Ellensburg attorney Jeff Slothower and his firm, Lathrop, Winbauer, Harrell, Slothower & Denison, L.L.P. for legal advice regarding the contamination clean-up at the Sunnyside Municipal Airport.June 14, 2011 3:59 p.m. read more..
This past Saturday the Sunnyside High School girls soccer team hosted a match against the SHS alumni.June 14, 2011 3:54 p.m. read more..
The trio of Tom Diener, Nolan Murray and Bob Barker led Black Rock Creek to a first-place finish last Thursday at the fifth stop on this summer's Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.June 14, 2011 3:50 p.m. read more..
With a recent study showing a nearly 80 percent increase in smartphone shipments from a year ago, there are plenty of first-time smartphone users who may want a little help figuring out everything their advanced devices have to offer.June 14, 2011 3:47 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Emilio Orozco, who will be a senior at Grandview High School this fall, has been named as Grandview's representative to the American Legion Evergreen Boys State convention at Central Washington University, June 19-26.June 14, 2011 3:46 p.m. read more..
If picture slideshows are your thing, then the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club meeting held every Monday is the place to be.June 14, 2011 3:44 p.m. read more..
There was a flurry of last minute filings for public office this past Friday, the last day a candidate could file for the 2011 fall elections.June 13, 2011 3:22 p.m. read more..
Stepping into the small office of John Dalrymple, owner of Cliff's Septic Tank Service in Sunnyside, a person is immediately aware of several golden statues of a man.June 13, 2011 3:13 p.m. read more..
Five more candidates filed to run for public office yesterday (Thursday) in the Lower Yakima Valley.June 10, 2011 2:48 p.m. read more..
The news in the Sunnyside School District just keeps getting better. Just last week the high school had its largest number of graduates ever, 326. A target set last fall of graduating at least 65 percent of the school's seniors is expected to be met.June 10, 2011 2:47 p.m. read more..
The Tuesday, June 14, meeting of the Junior Indelook Club has been changed from a potluck picnic to a no-host luncheon at 1 p.m. at the China Buffett located at 2600 Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside.June 10, 2011 2:43 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Instead of its annual summer Vacation Bible School program, Grandview Christian Church is offering a program focusing on the whole family.June 10, 2011 2:42 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Lions Club is sponsoring the community's annual Fourth of July celebrations, beginning with a parade at 11 a.m. on Independence Day.June 10, 2011 2:42 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - You've seen them full-fleeced and fabulous, now come see them shorn and shapely! The annual spring shearing on area alpaca farms has just concluded.June 10, 2011 2:41 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - An 18-year-old Outlook man was sentenced to 19 years and three months in prison for shooting at two Yakima County Sheriff's deputies in July of 2009.June 9, 2011 4:27 p.m. read more..
Three more Lower Yakima Valley citizens have thrown in their names to run for local government positions in the coming fall elections.June 9, 2011 4:26 p.m. read more..
Yesterday was all about cherries as producers and field men toured Lower Yakima Valley orchards and learned about new research and technologies coming down the line.June 9, 2011 4:25 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Transformation Lower Valley hosted a town hall meeting last night (Wednesday) in an effort to bring community members together for the purpose of problem solving.June 9, 2011 4:22 p.m. read more..
There's no place like home! Just ask Black Rock Creek Golf Course club professionals Scott Galbraith and Justin Bos.June 9, 2011 4:21 p.m. read more..
SEATTLE - The University of Washington in Seattle will host commencement ceremonies for the class of 2011 this coming Saturday, June 11.June 9, 2011 4:19 p.m. read more..
In response to on-going concerns about nitrate contamination in Lower Yakima Valley groundwater, Yakima County is proposing to create a Groundwater Management Area to address nitrate contamination.June 8, 2011 3:35 p.m. read more..
MABTON - The Mabton City Council voted to enter into negotiations with Rural Community Assistance Corporation to conduct an income survey to be completed before Oct. 31.June 8, 2011 3:33 p.m. read more..
The Lodging Tax Advisory Commission yesterday (Tuesday) forwarded two funding recommendations to the Sunnyside City Council, concerning the community's Fourth of July celebration and the South First Street kiosk project.June 8, 2011 3:31 p.m. read more..
Some may believe they are trimming trees back to allow new growth while taking care of unruly branches, but tree topping is bad for trees and landscapes.June 8, 2011 3:27 p.m. read more..
In 2004 the city of Sunnyside borrowed nearly $3 million to buy the Monson Ranches feedlot west of town. The feedlot was considered a public health threat and a public nuisance.June 7, 2011 4:05 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - On Saturday's warm, sunny morning, friends and family of Grandview High School's 129 smiling graduates filled the stands and spilled onto the field at Rich Leenhouts Stadium to celebrate the end of four long years of achievement.June 7, 2011 3:55 p.m. read more..
Do you want to reduce inventory costs for supplies at your business?June 7, 2011 3:48 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - The Washington State Redistricting Commission is hosting a public forum in Yakima on Wednesday, June 8, beginning at 6 p.m.June 6, 2011 3:24 p.m. read more..
Washington horse owners can begin to breathe a little easier, as officials say it appears the recent outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (nEHV-1) has been contained.June 6, 2011 3:23 p.m. read more..
Last August, the senior class at Sunnyside High School faced tremendous changes at their school, had lofty expectations placed upon them and began a senior year punctuated with the inspiring mantra "Together we will."June 6, 2011 3:22 p.m. read more..
The night before most of the Lower Valley's high school seniors are set to graduate many of them gathered to sing, pray and listen to advice.June 3, 2011 4:10 p.m. read more..
The Yakama Nation and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife opened the Yakima Reservation boundary Reach to spring Chinook fishing today, June 3. The aseason will extend through Thursday, June 30.June 3, 2011 4:07 p.m. read more..
It was an unusual event that took place on Memorial Day this past Monday in the Sunnyside Cemetery (Lower Valley Memorial Gardens), when descendants of the Isaac den Boer family gathered to commemorate a long deceased uncle and aunt.June 3, 2011 4:05 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Some new up-and-comers and popular returnees are among the entertainers who will be playing at the Central Washington State Fair in late September.June 3, 2011 4:03 p.m. read more..
Soroptimist International of the Lower Yakima Valley awarded scholarships to three local teenagers earlier today (Thursday).June 2, 2011 2:42 p.m. read more..
Members of the Green Valley 4-H Club spent the last month collecting various goods for American soldiers.June 2, 2011 2:37 p.m. read more..
When it came to serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through a two-year mission, Jonas Linde expected to be sent to another country. After all, all his other family members went to another country.June 2, 2011 2:31 p.m. read more..
The cause of an accident that sent five Lower Valley residents to the hospital yesterday, Wednesday, is under investigation by the Washington State Patrol.June 2, 2011 2:26 p.m. read more..
German philosopher and theologian Albert Schweitzer once said, "Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him."June 2, 2011 2:23 p.m. read more..
Washington's state veterinarian is reminding horse owners that it is mosquito time and vaccinations or booster shots are needed to protect horses from West Nile virus.June 1, 2011 4:16 p.m. read more..
More than 80 percent of Americans favor marijuana for medicinal uses and nearly 50 percent favor its legalization for general uses.June 1, 2011 4:15 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Closed campus for Grandview High School freshmen is becoming a reality, said Grandview High School Assistant Principal John Jennings.June 1, 2011 4:14 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - Oh-oh! What started out as a runaway for the Black Rock Creek team has turned into a two-horse race.June 1, 2011 4:10 p.m. read more..
Last night Sunnyside High School honored its 2011 spring athletes at a sports awards ceremony held at Harrison Middle School.June 1, 2011 4:10 p.m. read more..