The Sunnyside Republican Club welcomed Sen. Jim Honeyford and Rep. Bruce Chandler to speak at last Friday morning's meeting at the Sunny Spot restaurant.April 30, 2012 4:27 p.m. read more..
This coming Thursday, May 3, is the National Day of Prayer.April 30, 2012 4:13 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Lower Yakima Valley unit of the Washington State School Retirees Association will meet next Tuesday, May 8, at the Vineyard in Grandview.April 30, 2012 4:12 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Ashley Van Tress twirled a three-hit shutout and drove in five runs to lead the Lady Greyhound softball team to a 10-0 non-league win over visiting 2B DeSales yesterday.April 27, 2012 4:54 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - It was senior night for the Grandview Greyhound soccer team and the team celebrated the accomplishments of 10 seniors, four of whom are varsity players.April 27, 2012 4:49 p.m. read more..
GOLDENDALE - The Maryhill Museum of Art will be holding a dedication weekend for the new Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, and culminating with the formal dedication ceremony on Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m.April 27, 2012 4:44 p.m. read more..
Despite a $30 million-plus renovation and expansion project currently underway at Sunnyside High School, there isn't enough space to accommodate the student population.April 27, 2012 3:35 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Mabton police officers arrested a Mabton Junior/Senior High School teacher yesterday morning (Thursday) for allegedly stealing from a school employee.April 27, 2012 3:35 p.m. read more..
The Worst High School Play in the World couldn't be farther from the truth.April 26, 2012 4:53 p.m. read more..
Harrison Middle School teacher Jessica Sarmiento is a firm believer in making history relevant to her students.April 26, 2012 4:42 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Several governmental agencies around the Lower Valley will benefit from improved broadband services.April 25, 2012 4:38 p.m. read more..
In a liturgy held at St. Aloysius Church in Toppenish, Sister Mary Rita Rohde celebrated her 50th anniversary of being a vowed Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.April 25, 2012 4:37 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Knowing each item on last night's agenda would benefit the city, the Grandview City Council unanimously approved each item on the table.April 25, 2012 4:33 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Junior Jamie Venema secured three of the five victories Bickleton came away with at a 12-school track and field meet hosted by West Valley Tuesday afternoon.April 25, 2012 4:16 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council reaffirmed its commitment to the gang elimination strategy at last night's council meeting, approving the resolution to renew the city's commitment by a vote of 6-0.April 24, 2012 3:50 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Nearly 10 parents showed at this past Monday night's Grandview School Board meeting to voice their opinions on a proposed dress code policy at the middle school.April 24, 2012 3:50 p.m. read more..
The Yakima County Sheriff's Office has arrested a sixth individual as a result of the ongoing investigation into the murder of 40-year-old Jose Correa of Sunnyside.April 24, 2012 3:48 p.m. read more..
It all started with geocaching.April 24, 2012 3:43 p.m. read more..
MABTON - The first day of the 2012-13 school year in the Mabton School District will be Aug. 22 and the last day of school will be June 4. That's according to action taken by the Mabton School Board last night, Monday, in approving the 2012-13 school calendar.April 24, 2012 3:37 p.m. read more..
The public has an opportunity to submit comments on a proposed change in the cost of getting a burn permit for agricultural burning in Washington state.April 23, 2012 4:34 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Marisa Broersma turned in the best performances of the day last Saturday at the Prosser Rotary Invitational from amongst the contingent of girls from Sunnyside, Grandview and Bickleton high schools.April 23, 2012 4:29 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Juniors Eric Amaro and Eduardo Salmeron, claiming victories in the javelin and long jump, powered the Sunnyside High School boys track and field team to a fifth-place finish at last Saturday's 15-school Prosser Rotary Invitational.April 23, 2012 4:28 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's Centennial Square will be the site this coming Thursday, April 26, for a rally on behalf of crime victims.April 23, 2012 4:26 p.m. read more..
It no longer takes two people to empty garbage cans around Sunnyside.April 20, 2012 4:24 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - A special program to honor Lower Yakima Valley veterans was yesterday held at the Grandview Cemetery.April 20, 2012 4:20 p.m. read more..
In 1962 they overcame a fear of heights, rode the monorail and even saw Elvis.April 20, 2012 4:18 p.m. read more..
KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside High School fastpitch softball team remains winless after suffering twin losses to Kamiakin.April 20, 2012 4:16 p.m. read more..
First through sixth graders are being invited to take part in a forensic science camp scheduled for Saturday, May 5, at Sunnyside High School.April 20, 2012 4:12 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside can again be a place where kids are prioritized and feel loved....and Lower Valley Young Life can help make that a reality.April 20, 2012 4:11 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Tonight (Friday) is opening night and the stage is set for Grandview High School drama club's production of 'Carousel.'April 20, 2012 4:09 p.m. read more..
Membership numbers are down at Sunnyside Post 73 of the American, admits Post Commander Greg Schlieve.April 19, 2012 4:31 p.m. read more..
The convicted felon charged with drawing a gun and pointing it at local police while fleeing on foot following a routine traffic stop this past Tuesday, it turns out, is a prime suspect in the fatal bludgeoning of a Sunnyside man earlier this month.April 19, 2012 4:29 p.m. read more..
ZILLAH - A complete game, three-hit pitching performance by Austin Krueger in the opener and a four-run rally in the late stages of the nightcap propelled the Zillah Leopards JV baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Sunnyside Christian's varsity yesterday afternoon.April 18, 2012 4:29 p.m. read more..
There's a sense of satisfaction that comes from helping others through volunteer work.April 18, 2012 4:22 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside School District Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole last night visited the Port of Sunnyside Commissioners meeting to announce the good news.April 17, 2012 4:36 p.m. read more..
Rep. Dave Taylor (R-Moxee) received the 2011 Cornerstone Award from the Association of Washington Businesses for his efforts to protect jobs, spur local economic development and create an employer-friendly environment in Washington state.April 17, 2012 4:31 p.m. read more..
For Tracy Kaufman of Sunnyside, hunting for corpses is something of a hobby.April 17, 2012 4:27 p.m. read more..
Democrats in Yakima County and elsewhere in Washington state caucused in support of President Barack Obama this past Saturday. The incumbent garnered 98 support of the vote at Democratic caucuses.April 16, 2012 4:41 p.m. read more..
Rep. Mark Miloscia would like to be the new Washington State Auditor and believes his years of experience in dealing with government waste makes him the ideal candidate for the job.April 16, 2012 4:36 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Engineers have completed an environmental review of property located on Forrest Road in Grandview the Port of Grandview is looking to purchase.April 16, 2012 4:30 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - No one came away with more wins in the girls portion of last Friday's Top-Hi Track & Field Invitational than Bickleton junior Jamie Venema.April 16, 2012 4:29 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - Sophomore Willie McGuire was in on half of the eight first-place finishes the 2A Selah Vikings notched at last Friday's Top-Hi Track & Field Invitational.April 16, 2012 4:27 p.m. read more..
PASCO - It had been at least a decade since a Sunnyside track male athlete placed at the Pasco Invitational, but this past Saturday two Grizzly boys placed at the Pasco event.April 16, 2012 4:25 p.m. read more..
A gutsy, workman-like pitching performance from Wyatt Hoff, coupled with a seven-run rally in the next to the last inning propelled the Sunnyside Christian Knights to a 9-7 victory over the Lyle/Wishram Cougars last Saturday morning.April 16, 2012 4:24 p.m. read more..
The Miss Sunnyside Court is hard at work on this summer's float as they prepare for its unveiling at the sixth annual torchlight parade on Thursday, April 19, starting at 6 p.m.April 16, 2012 4:21 p.m. read more..
The city of Sunnyside issued permits for 24 new building or construction related projects in March, and a third of them (8) were for installing new windows in 18 Sunnyside Housing Authority units.April 13, 2012 1:29 p.m. read more..
While taking some much needed time away from university, Grandview native Brittnee Sanchez is preparing for her career in a creative way.April 13, 2012 1:22 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Donna Kilgore was introduced as a woman who would rather spend time weeding her garden than spending time shopping.April 13, 2012 1:21 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's Keith Hernandez, a veteran of the war in Iraq, is facing the toughest battle of his life.April 13, 2012 7:36 a.m. read more..
A partnership that will benefit both Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley and Heritage University's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) has recently been established.April 13, 2012 7:36 a.m. read more..
SPOKANE - The Sunnyside Lil Guys wrestling team ended what has been a successful season at the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament in Spokane.April 13, 2012 7:34 a.m. read more..
With spring off to a slow start, the ladies 18-hole golf group at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course finally got to play under sunny skies this past Tuesday. And, the quality of play reflected the favorable weather.April 13, 2012 7:34 a.m. read more..
The Port of Sunnyside is hosting a community discussion about the future of the former Carnation Plant on Monday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sunnyside Community Center.April 13, 2012 7:33 a.m. read more..
MABTON - The Mabton City Council announced at its meeting this past Tuesday that the city's surplused fire engine will be open for bidding at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Mayor Angel Reyna says the opening minimum bid is set at $500.April 13, 2012 7:32 a.m. read more..
The fourth annual youth job fair will return to Sunnyside High School next Wednesday, April 18.April 13, 2012 7:30 a.m. read more..
After the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Cheney last weekend the Sunnyside High School Robotics Engineering Club found itself in the unexpected position of needing to raise a minimum of $5,000 to get the team to the national competition in St. Louis, Missouri, April 26-28.April 13, 2012 7:28 a.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council last night in just 17 minutes was able to approve its consent agenda, hold a public hearing on amendments to the city's six-year transportation improvement plan and make a revision to its business license ordinance.April 11, 2012 4:22 p.m. read more..
BENTON CITY - Only a freshman, Bickleton's Lindsay Brown turned in a whale of an effort at yesterday's five-school SCAC track and field meet hosted by Kiona-Benton High School.April 11, 2012 4:17 p.m. read more..
The City of Sunnyside will be submitting an application for funding from the Yakima County SIED (Supporting Investments in Economic Development) Fund to install an automated weather observation system at the Sunnyside Municipal Airport.April 11, 2012 4:13 p.m. read more..
After missing home and her family for several years, Laura Eisenga returned home and to her alma mater, Sunnyside Christian High School.April 11, 2012 4:12 p.m. read more..
A budget adjustment was approved at last night's Sunnyside City Council meeting to pay for the clean-up of the former site of El Conquistador restaurant in the downtown core.April 10, 2012 4:03 p.m. read more..
Customers of Sunnyside New Holland, and those thinking about frequenting the tractor and farm supply outlet that is now under new ownership, are invited to an open house this coming Thursday, April 12.April 10, 2012 4:03 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Due to projected budget reductions for the 2012-13 school year, Grandview School Board directors have given notice to educators of possible reductions in the work force.April 10, 2012 4:02 p.m. read more..
Washington Department of Ecology Director Ted Sturdevant has announced the appointment of members and alternatives to serve on an advisory board for the newly formed Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Management Area.April 10, 2012 4:01 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - With only three athletes at its disposal, the Sunnyside High School boys golf team had to post an incomplete in the team scoring at yesterday's Columbia Basin Big Nine 3A League match, staged at Horn Rapids Golf Course.April 10, 2012 3:57 p.m. read more..
MABTON - A one-vehicle rollover accident Easter afternoon, about a mile south of Mabton, has left two men dead and three others seriously injured.April 9, 2012 3:47 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside firefighters were dispatched to an apartment fire report at 5:29 a.m. yesterday morning. Chief Aaron Markham and the first Sunnyside fire unit were on scene within three minutes of receiving the call early Easter morning.April 9, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - It took 20 minutes before the ball made it past the crossbars this past Saturday in Grandview, but unfortunately that one goal was what made all the difference for Othello to defeat the Greyhounds.April 9, 2012 3:39 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside homeowners will begin receiving new garbage collection carts next Monday.April 6, 2012 3:11 p.m. read more..
Whoever is chosen to step in and take the reins of the Sunnyside Christian High School boys basketball team has some mighty big shoes to fill.April 6, 2012 3:07 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - New street signs pointing the way to Lower Valley wineries took another step forward this past Tuesday, when Yakima County commissioners approved a bid for installing the signs.April 6, 2012 3:06 p.m. read more..
An autopsy conducted yesterday (Wednesday) on the body of homicide victim Jose Manuel Correa determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head. Initial impressions that the victim died of a gunshot wound proved to be incorrect.April 5, 2012 4:22 p.m. read more..
"I don't want to send him off, I want to keep him," said Anna Bullock, human resources specialist for the city of Sunnyside at the retirement reception for Mark Gervasi held last night (Wednesday) at the community center.April 5, 2012 4:15 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside residents have received their ballots in the mail and have until April 17 to return them. Local firemen are hoping once the votes are tallied, they'll have a new and improved station to call home.April 5, 2012 4:14 p.m. read more..
When Yakima resident Tim Andis decided to start a bottling company, he remembered his life's motto, "Time goes by whether you do anything or not."April 5, 2012 4:08 p.m. read more..
BELLEVUE - It was competition day and Sunnyside High School's Nathan Merry and Cody Stiltner had worked on their robot design for weeks. But the night before the competition they did a complete redesign.April 5, 2012 4:07 p.m. read more..
The home of homicide victim Jose Correa near Outlook was reportedly burglarized yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), according to the Yakima County Sheriff's office. The air conditioner was pushed in to access the home. Deputies do not know if the burglary was related to the homicide.April 4, 2012 4:02 p.m. read more..
The Yakima Valley produces roughly 72 percent of all hops grown in the United States, and the United States produces roughly a quarter of all hops in the world.April 4, 2012 4 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Cameron Stinnett posted the low individual round for the Grandview Greyhounds at yesterday's Lee Dolquist Invitational at Yakima's Apple Tree Golf Course.April 4, 2012 3:54 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - When Jean Grubenhoff was just seven years old, she knew what she wanted to do with the rest of her life.April 4, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
John Fannin completely missed the mark in his personal column this past Friday. In his attempt to play the role of a wise sage trying to bring peace between battling city council members and an impetuous gallery, Fannin instead poured fuel on the fire by suggesting that a recall campaign be waged against Jason Raines based solely on the unsubstantiated allegations of a councilwoman whose own malicious, manipulative meddling has been one of the primary sources of the drama emanating from City Hall for the past several years.April 4, 2012 3:45 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Floyd Edward Koontz of Benton City was found guilty yesterday, Monday, in Yakima County Superior Court of killing Pedro Flores near Mabton last May.April 3, 2012 4:01 p.m. read more..
El Salvador conjures up beautiful memories for the Landaverde family. They say the food and ocean views are what they miss the most.April 3, 2012 3:51 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Pacific Power's residential electric customers will see an average monthly bill increase of about $1.24 a month under a settlement agreement approved by state regulators last Friday.April 2, 2012 4:20 p.m. read more..
CASHMERE - Junior Mitchell Powers and freshman Lindsay Brown came away with Bickleton's top finishes at a nine-school track and field invitational staged in Cashmere last Friday.April 2, 2012 4:16 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Grizzly soccer team dominated everywhere but the scoreboard before falling to Kamikain 1-0 this past Saturday.April 2, 2012 4:12 p.m. read more..