GRANDVIEW - A Grandview police officer was busy early this morning (Wednesday) assisting the Washington State Patrol with several accidents that occurred near exit 73 on I-82 just after 5:30 a.m.February 29, 2012 3:56 p.m. read more..
After cutting nine positions in early January, Sunnyside Community Hospital has been forced to cut four more positions this week.February 29, 2012 3:55 p.m. read more..
Black Rock Creek Golf Course's 18-hole ladies group will kick off the 2012 season on Tuesday, March 6.February 29, 2012 3:51 p.m. read more..
Several citizens last night took the podium at the Sunnyside City Council meeting, expressing their desire for a review of the recent police study conducted by MGT of America.February 28, 2012 3:49 p.m. read more..
The Washington state senate recently passed a bill that would establish criteria and procedures for evaluating teachers and other certified staff, building on the work of a law passed in 2010 which was piloted at a number of schools and districts around the state during the last two school years.February 28, 2012 3:48 p.m. read more..
Effective today a familiar face is leading Sunnyside Community Hospital, as Bob Brendgard has been named interim CEO. He replaces Jon Smiley, who recently retired.February 28, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
At last night's Sunnyside City Council meeting half a dozen or so citizens expressed a desire to see City Manager Mark Gervasi serve in his current capacity until a replacement can be found.February 28, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Birch Street Medical Center in Grandview earlier this month was closed by Sunnyside Community Hospital officials due to budget constraints.February 28, 2012 3:42 p.m. read more..
Sometimes speaking out can be like walking into a bear trap.February 28, 2012 3:37 p.m. read more..
Darlene Wagar is chomping at the bit to get into the new gym at Eagle Rehabilitation at Sunnyside, which should happen later this week if all goes well.February 28, 2012 3:30 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Double H Farms of Grandview isn't the only one paying a penalty these days, as the state's Department of Ecology will have to cough up more than $100,000.February 27, 2012 4:35 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council has not yet decided which process to utilize when selecting a new city manager.February 27, 2012 4:30 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council, in the interest of hearing from current City Manager Mark Gervasi and three other interim city manager candidates, will tonight hold an executive session before deciding the next step for replacing Gervasi.February 27, 2012 4:27 p.m. read more..
SPOKANE - Fourteen years and counting. That's the number of times Sunnyside Christian will have made consecutive appearances at the WIAA State Boys Basketball Tournament.February 27, 2012 4:23 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside School Board learned last night during a work session prior to its regular meeting that the district's 2004 bonds could currently be refunded to a lower interest rate, saving the district more than $55,000 a year, and voted to start the process during the board's regular meeting.February 24, 2012 4 p.m. read more..
Following an informational meeting yesterday that only drew three Grandview Irrigation District landholders, the stage is set for a vote to be held next Thursday, March 1, on whether to merge with the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District.February 24, 2012 3:58 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Washington's historic movie houses are cozying up to the idea of serving patrons beer and wine to go with their pizza and popcorn.February 24, 2012 3:46 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - A larger than usual collection of about 150 entries from some of South Central Washington's best young creative talents, including works by students in Sunnyside and Grandview, are filling the gallery walls for the 39th annual Educational Service District 105 Regional High School Art Show.February 24, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Intersection improvements on SR 241 near the Sunnyside Airport and widening Euclid Road in Grandview are two of the priorities listed in a draft version of a Yakima Valley transportation plan.February 23, 2012 4:27 p.m. read more..
Crucial to the American people, as well as to their future financial well-being, is hearing first-hand the differences between President Barak Obama's plans for pulling the nation out of debt and what the Republican faithful insists must happen.February 23, 2012 4:26 p.m. read more..
When Guerra's Coffee Company in Sunnyside wasn't open Tuesday morning, many in the community began asking questions.February 23, 2012 4:22 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - Nearly 70 percent of Yakima County residents have admittedly said they have a family member who is in a gang.February 22, 2012 4:06 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Three athletes at Grandview High School have been named CWAC All-League first team selections for the just completed 2011-12 winter sports season.February 22, 2012 4:03 p.m. read more..
Area residents are anticipating the coming spring season and Guy Auld says there are a few things one can do to ready their yards.February 22, 2012 3:59 p.m. read more..
The first of only a couple commendations, compared to more than three dozen recommendations, makes an appearance in chapter four of the 131-page performance and management review of the Sunnyside Police Department.February 21, 2012 4:36 p.m. read more..
Port of Sunnyside Executive Director Amber Hansen is retiring in December of this year, and the search for someone to fill her shoes has started.February 21, 2012 4:33 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's Sierra Vista Middle School has named its 2011-12 second quarter honor roll students.February 21, 2012 4:29 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside High School Robotics Engineering Club is finishing up its robot for this year's FIRST Robotics Competition, the Rebound Rumble.February 21, 2012 4:27 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - The state GOP budget proposed by Rep. Gary Alexander (R-Olympia) and published last Friday on the House Republican website would fully fund levy equalization and a 180-day school year, provide new funding for gang prevention and fully fund reimbursement rates for critical access hospitals, all without raising the sales tax.February 20, 2012 3:54 p.m. read more..
Aspiring automotive technicians from around the region rolled up their sleeves at Sunnyside High School earlier this month to show off their automotive maintenance skills.February 20, 2012 3:53 p.m. read more..
TACOMA - Junior Abby Elizondo, one of two Sunnyside High School athletes who punched their tickets to the WIAA State Girls Wrestling Tournament in the Tacoma Dome this past weekend, returned home with a fourth-place medal.February 20, 2012 3:42 p.m. read more..
TACOMA - One of Sunnyside's goals at the WIAA 3A State wrestling tournament in Tacoma this past weekend was to return home with a 'Top 10' finish.February 20, 2012 3:40 p.m. read more..
The city of Mabton's efforts to pay for a state-mandated $5.6 million wastewater plant upgrade received a big boost this week.February 17, 2012 4:12 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - The Washington State Senate on Tuesday of this week unanimously passed Senate Bill 6523, which allows private parties to lease and make improvements to state-owned properties under certain circumstances.February 17, 2012 4:12 p.m. read more..
Energy costs have been steadily on the rise in the United States, but Washington state remains one of the least expensive energy states in the nation.February 17, 2012 4:09 p.m. read more..
ELLENSBURG - After Grandview's 59-50 loss to Ellensburg last night, tomorrow's game will be a fight of cats and dogs.February 17, 2012 4:08 p.m. read more..
An employee for Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District the past nine years, Ron Cowin will soon mark his first anniversary as the district's assistant manager in charge of engineering projects.February 17, 2012 4:07 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School drama students are at it again. Their coming production features aspiring thespians adding a flair for clogging along with goodwill towards orphans.February 17, 2012 4:05 p.m. read more..
A 16-year-old male student from Sunnyside High School was yesterday (Wednesday) taken into police custody after officials found a document containing threats against other students at the school.February 16, 2012 3:30 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - David Peterson, a network operations manager for the Sunnyside School District, was named Educational Service District 105 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year for 2012.February 16, 2012 3:28 p.m. read more..
When NASA decommissioned its space shuttles two years ago, Sunnyside High School teacher Joyce Stark took the chance to acquire a tile.February 16, 2012 3:24 p.m. read more..
With a busy high school senior and Running Start student schedule, Vanessa Osorio wanted her senior project to reflect her passion: art.February 16, 2012 3:23 p.m. read more..
In a presentation to the Sunnyside City Council last night, block watch leader James Stevens, a local dentist, talked about the important role of block watch groups.February 14, 2012 3:55 p.m. read more..
MATTAWA - Abigail Elizondo and Jessica Cardenas will carry the banner for the Sunnyside High School girls wrestling team at this coming Friday and Saturday's WIAA State Wrestling Tournament at the Tacoma Dome.February 14, 2012 3:51 p.m. read more..
Not surprisingly, the Sunnyside Christian High School boys and girls basketball squads make up the majority of the rosters on the 2011-12 Greater Columbia 1B League All-Opponent teams.February 14, 2012 3:51 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Harrison Middle School announced last week its second-quarter honor roll students.February 14, 2012 3:43 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Yesterday (Sunday) during a routine traffic stop in Grandview police recovered an assault rifle.February 13, 2012 4:44 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Pay for "not clicking it" or pay the electric bill?February 13, 2012 4:43 p.m. read more..
GOLDENDALE - "We wanted to make the statement that we are the best team in the league," Sunnyside Christian girls hoop coach Al Smeenk said of District tourney play this past weekend. "We didn't want them to think they could beat us."February 13, 2012 4:39 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds, after losing the final regular season game against Ellensburg 55-41 last Friday, enter the 2A District competition tonight (Monday) against Ephrata.February 13, 2012 4:37 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Students involved with Yakima Valley Community College's wine marketing course, in collaboration with YVCC's Teaching Winery Yakima Valley Vintners, will host an exciting evening of wine education and the opportunity to taste award-winning wine.February 10, 2012 2:55 p.m. read more..
The city of Sunnyside has approximately 90 days before Centurylink will cease providing fiber optic services.February 9, 2012 3:57 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council at Tuesday evening's special meeting discussed priorities and efforts to balance the city budget.February 8, 2012 4:16 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - Minus all-everything Israel Manzo, the Sunnyside Grizzly boys basketball team still nearly pulled out a win in a play-in game to the District tournament.February 8, 2012 4:16 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Mustangs took an early lead in last night's game in Grandview, but had to struggle to stay ahead of the Lady Greyhounds, who were within striking distance the entire game.February 8, 2012 4:14 p.m. read more..
Economist Don Meseck cannot predict the future, but he can do a decent job predicting future trends by looking at the past.February 7, 2012 4:17 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - When Prosser's Steve Bradley, known throughout the Lower Valley as a physician's assistant and co-owner of Prosser Funeral Home, saw the Grandview Herald building was listed for sale, he saw an opportunity to preserve history.February 7, 2012 4:09 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Washington state is seeking input on the next round of funding to help local governments control stormwater run-off.February 6, 2012 4:39 p.m. read more..
Joey Castilleja was searching for a local group to work with on a project for his Ph.D., and was delighted when Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pam Turner suggested he help out in his hometown.February 6, 2012 4:36 p.m. read more..
ELLENSBURG - The Grandview wrestling team this past Friday and Saturday competed at Districts in Ellensburg.February 6, 2012 4:34 p.m. read more..
Timely free throw shooting helped the Sunnyside Grizzly boys basketball team hold on for a 52-46 victory CBBN victory at Pasco this past Friay night.February 6, 2012 4:33 p.m. read more..
The city of Sunnyside has heard from the Washington State Auditor's Office regarding a 5 percent "step-up pay" that was proposed recently for Deputy Police Chief Phil Schenck.February 2, 2012 4:07 p.m. read more..
LYNNWOOD - The Washington State Dairy Women recently welcomed Kristen Wedam of Sunnyside as one of the Washington state alternate dairy ambassadors during a public relations forum at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood.February 2, 2012 4:04 p.m. read more..
The year 2011 was one of firsts for the Dalrymple family of Sunnyside.February 2, 2012 3:59 p.m. read more..
In the coming months Sunnyside students will be introduced to "financial literacy" through Junior Achievement programs throughout the district.February 2, 2012 3:52 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - A holdover from Yakima County's irrigation history, two Sunnyside-area drainage improvement districts, received new board members yesterday.February 1, 2012 4:35 p.m. read more..
The Washington State Department of Health has been working for the past four years to fully implement an emergency cardiac and stroke system, similar to the statewide trauma designation system.February 1, 2012 4:29 p.m. read more..
In its home finale of the 2011-12 season, the Sunnyside Grizzly boys basketball team faded down the stretch in a 60-43 CBBN loss to Hanford.February 1, 2012 4:23 p.m. read more..
(Family Features) Did you know that more than 86 percent of consumers said they threw away a percentage of their pantry items that have been opened but not completely finished? Why not use up those ingredients to come up with new and creative recipes?February 1, 2012 4:22 p.m. read more..