The Sunnyside School Board last night adopted a resolution supporting the DREAM Act by a split 3-2 vote.June 29, 2012 3:07 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside School Board last night adopted a resolution supporting the DREAM Act by a split 3-2 vote.June 29, 2012 3:07 p.m. read more..
The staff, students and parents at two of Sunnyside's elementary schools will see some changes in the leadership this coming 2012-13 school year.June 29, 2012 3:06 p.m. read more..
The registration deadline is fast approaching for the Washington Senior Games, an Olympic-style multi-sport event that will be held in the South Puget Sound area from Saturday, July 7, to Sunday, Aug. 5, with most of the events happening Thursday, July 26, to Sunday, July 29.June 29, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - This year's Larson Gallery Guild Members Arts and Crafts Show is on now through Friday, July 6.June 29, 2012 2:56 p.m. read more..
PASCO - Two men from Sunnyside, 27-year-old Alejandro Valle-Vasquez and 24-year-old David Gomez, were this past Tuesday sentenced in Franklin County Superior Court for kidnapping, assaulting and extorting a Pasco man.June 28, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Last week a 19-member committee met to discuss a Grandview Middle School uniform policy.June 28, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
This summer's youth programs at the Sunnyside Community Center are underway.June 28, 2012 3:27 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Fire Chief Aaron Markham this past Monday evening let the public safety committee know his department is seeking an Assistance to Firefighters grant in the amount of nearly $140,000.June 27, 2012 4:20 p.m. read more..
A 57-year-old Grandview man spraying a cherry orchard in the 500 block of Ware Road near Grandview died after being pinned between a low-hanging branch and his tractor yesterday evening (Tuesday), according to Yakima County Sheriff deputies.June 27, 2012 4:19 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - During the 2011-12 school year the Grandview School District recorded the highest student enrollment level in the month of October, with 3,491 students.June 27, 2012 4:18 p.m. read more..
Jaclyn Kendall went before the Sunnyside City Council Monday night to get approval and hopefully funding for an Art in the Park program she plans to run on Tuesday mornings starting July 10 at South Hill Park.June 26, 2012 4:06 p.m. read more..
Citizens in the area surrounding the 800 block of West Edison Avenue can feel a little bit safer thanks to recent law enforcement efforts.June 26, 2012 4:04 p.m. read more..
Due to bad weather conditions, Service Alternatives, Inc., a private foster care agency in Sunnyside, has postponed its annual car wash until Friday, July 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Spavinaw Dental parking lot at 2201 E. Edison Ave.June 26, 2012 4:01 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announced on Friday, June 15, that the Prosser Public Hospital District has been awarded almost $1.5 million to develop and provide a community paramedic program with the goal of reducing multiple emergency room readmissions by providing targeted follow-up care.June 26, 2012 4 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's Harrison Middle School has announced its fourth quarter honor roll students.June 26, 2012 3:58 p.m. read more..
Coming to work in Sunnyside is the culmination of all the aspects of life that Steven Saunders loves.June 26, 2012 3:57 p.m. read more..
The 20th annual Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 17, at Black Rock Creek Golf Course, will raise money for "swing beds" at the hospital this year, according to Patricia Combs, chair of the board for this year's tournament.June 26, 2012 3:54 p.m. read more..
The former Denchel Ford dealership building will soon have a new tenant, bringing back more life to Sunnyside's downtown.June 26, 2012 3:51 p.m. read more..
Election season is coming earlier than normal starting this year, with the primary election taking place on the first Tuesday in August instead of the third Tuesday as it has the past few years.June 25, 2012 3:26 p.m. read more..
EVERETT - It's official...Sunnyside's Sabrina Mensonides, 2011-12 Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador, will be heading to Dordt College in Sioux City, Iowa this coming fall.June 25, 2012 3:25 p.m. read more..
Sturgeon anglers fishing in the Columbia and Snake river reservoirs above McNary Dam are asked to watch for and return special tags found in some of the fish.June 25, 2012 3:23 p.m. read more..
Each year a group of girls has the opportunity to attend Evergreen Girls State at Central Washington University.June 22, 2012 3:26 p.m. read more..
After working 12 years for Battelle in Richland, Elaine Schneider of Grandview is now doing advertising layout design for the Daily Sun News in Sunnyside.June 22, 2012 3:21 p.m. read more..
CLE ELUM - Artists from as far away as New York state are gathering once again - taking up their paintbrushes, cameras and words, and using those tools to capture the beautiful outdoor scenery of Kittitas County at the Fresh Air Artists Festival, July 14-20.June 22, 2012 3:10 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) at about 1 p.m. Grandview police pursued a car that failed to stop for officers, from West Fifth Street along Euclid Road into Mabton, where officers stopped the vehicle and took the driver into custody.June 21, 2012 2:52 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Grandview's water meets or surpasses all state and federal drinking water standards, according to the Grandview Public Works Department.June 21, 2012 2:52 p.m. read more..
A summer camp for Sunnyside youths entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades is planned for Monday, June 25, through Thursday, July 19.June 21, 2012 2:44 p.m. read more..
Selling girls for money or other valuables has increasingly become a commodity to area gang members.June 20, 2012 4:22 p.m. read more..
Yakima County Auditor Corky Mattingly proudly introduced herself as a third generation Grandview resident, happy to be back in the Lower Valley, as she spoke to the Sunnyview Republican Women's Club Tuesday afternoon at Snipes Mountain Restaurant.June 20, 2012 4:18 p.m. read more..
Yakima County Sheriff deputies are investigating a burglary reported from the 200 block of Summit Drive near Grandview at 1 a.m. this morning after a homeowner woke to noises and discovered intruders in her home. The homeowner hid in a bathroom until deputies arrived. The burglars had already fled, taking a scooter and bicycle with them.June 20, 2012 4:18 p.m. read more..
For the past few years the Port of Sunnyside's wastewater treatment plant has had trouble with solids discharged to the wastewater treatment plant during the spring.June 19, 2012 2:49 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Citing a need for more instructional time, the Mabton School District is considering a move to cut early release from once a week to three times a year.June 19, 2012 2:48 p.m. read more..
The former owner and CEO of the multi-million dollar Baby Jogger company based in Yakima, Mary Baechler, is taking aim at 4th District Congressman Doc Hastings.June 19, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
"Gang members need to live two states away," said Sunnyside Deputy Police Chief Phil Schenck as he talked about the city's gang elimination program, and why he refuses to call it a reduction program.June 19, 2012 2:43 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Safeway is among the many corporate stores getting on the technology advanced train.June 19, 2012 2:37 p.m. read more..
The ramifications when Fido decides to bite back could be costly, to one's health and pocket book.June 18, 2012 3:43 p.m. read more..
How to meet the water needs for Eastern Washington's communities, industry, crops and fisheries is the focus of a report recently finalized by the Washington Department of Ecology's Office of Columbia River.June 18, 2012 3:42 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Pioneer Elementary School food service manager Accordia Horn, known to students and staff alike as "Coke," has been awarded the regional Louise Sublette Award of Excellence from the School Nutrition Association.June 18, 2012 3:41 p.m. read more..
A first-place finish at the fifth stop on this year's Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour has the Sunnyside-based Black Rock Creek team firmly atop the 2012 standings.June 18, 2012 3:38 p.m. read more..
Elizabeth Bobadilla is one of 14 candidates vying for the 2012-13 Miss Sunnyside title.June 15, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - After three years of dramatic decreases in the number of homeless in Yakima County, the trend appears headed in the opposite direction.June 15, 2012 2:46 p.m. read more..
More use of electronic home monitoring and early resolution of felony cases are some of the recommendations made in a recent review of Yakima County's law and justice programs.June 14, 2012 2:10 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - As part of a national mandate, Yakima County will conduct underwater inspections of its bridges this summer.June 14, 2012 2:10 p.m. read more..
GRANGER - It's been 13 years since Yakima Housing Authority has broken ground on a new property.June 14, 2012 2:06 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Throughout Marilyn Barba's childhood she was constantly reminded of her big "ugly" eyes, and her not-so-fast learning curve.June 14, 2012 7:14 a.m. read more..
(Family Features) From yard work and pest control to cleaning and taking care of home systems, there's a lot that goes into maintaining a house. Everything Home offers practical tips and expert know-how to help anyone take good care of their home.June 14, 2012 7:11 a.m. read more..
Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), a poisonous weed to people and animals, can currently be found growing throughout Washington state.June 14, 2012 7:06 a.m. read more..
Beginning this coming Saturday, June 16, Sunnyside residents can enjoy the municipal swimming pool for the summer swimming season.June 14, 2012 7:06 a.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - A public hearing was held and the Grandview City Council adopted a new critical areas ordinance by unanimous consent last night.June 14, 2012 7:01 a.m. read more..
MABTON - Earlier this month the City of Mabton was awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce for the city's efforts in upgrading and expanding the wastewater treatment facility.June 14, 2012 6:59 a.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview does not have its own ambulance service and is served by two different ambulance services, the city of Sunnyside and Prosser Memorial Hospital.June 14, 2012 6:57 a.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Immigration, Far East export issues and the weather all came to the fore yesterday when a federal official visited cherry grower Don Olmstead Jr. at his Grandview orchard.June 14, 2012 6:51 a.m. read more..
At last night's Sunnyside council meeting, Councilman Jason Raines asked for the voucher to pay Sunnyside's Promise to be pulled for further discussion.June 12, 2012 3:04 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - This past school year, Grandview parents have reached a record high number of volunteer hours.June 12, 2012 3 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council last night considered a request from city staff to revoke the business license of a Sunnyside merchant due to a reported failure to follow Sunnyside municipal code.June 12, 2012 2:59 p.m. read more..
Making his way across South Central Washington yesterday (Monday) was state auditor candidate and current representative for Pierce County voters Troy Kelley.June 12, 2012 2:57 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School welding students are getting a lesson in life all while attending class.June 12, 2012 2:54 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside police rushed to the corner of South Sixth Street and East Lincoln Avenue near the Sunnyside School District offices this past Saturday evening for a report of a drive-by shooting.June 11, 2012 3:17 p.m. read more..
MABTON - After nearly eight years since the vision for Mabton's New Life Homes was birthed, the community was finally able to celebrate its official dedication.June 11, 2012 3:14 p.m. read more..
When quilting enthusiast Judy Fletcher visited a quilting expo in Portland, Ore. earlier this year, she came across a pattern she just had to try.June 11, 2012 3:12 p.m. read more..
Yakima County Dairy Ambassador Sabrina Mensonides is in the running to represent the state dairy industry as she vies for the title of 2012 Washington State Dairy Ambassador.June 8, 2012 3:51 p.m. read more..
The four applicants for a $1,000 scholarship from the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club on Wednesday morning of this week gave presentations, not knowing the members of the club would ultimately decide to award each of them $400.June 8, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Lions Club is planning its annual Fourth of July celebration for 2012, which will feature a parade, a hot dog eating contest, a pie eating contest, a watermelon eating contest and a talent show along with special guest speakers, a carnival, many vendors and an evening fireworks display.June 8, 2012 3:40 p.m. read more..
Organizers have set the dates for the second annual "Sort 4 the Cause" event at Sunnyside's Specks Arena for June 30 and July 1.June 8, 2012 3:38 p.m. read more..
The group Preserve Marriage Washington yesterday submitted an estimated 232,000 petition signatures, virtually assuring a public vote this fall on whether to uphold or overturn the same-sex marriage measure signed into law earlier this year.June 7, 2012 3:09 p.m. read more..
With everybody pulling in the same direction, it's amazing what can be accomplished," said Robert Golob as he stood next to an SVID reservoir.June 7, 2012 3:03 p.m. read more..
In what other card game can you use terms like "muggins," "his nobs," "his nibs" and "stink hole" but in the game of cribbage?June 7, 2012 2:58 p.m. read more..
Having had success with a karaoke contest last month, the owners of Fuego's Lounge in Sunnyside are sponsoring another contest, providing Yakima Valley vocal artists the opportunity to sing out a tune beginning tomorrow (Thursday).June 6, 2012 3:52 p.m. read more..
COWICHE - Evans Fruit, one of the country's largest apple producers, is headed to mediation instead of court on claims of sexual harassment in the Sunnyside area.June 5, 2012 4:12 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council met Monday night for a workshop meeting and discussed the usage of Sunnyview Park's soccer fields.June 5, 2012 4:11 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside City Councilman Jim Restucci has been working to figure out how the city can best use the anti-gang grant it received along with Yakima and Toppenish, and Restucci brought a draft resolution to the council Monday night for discussion.June 5, 2012 4:11 p.m. read more..
BICKLETON - Growing up in a microscopic town, according to Bickleton High School graduating senior Nic Venema, was a pleasure.June 5, 2012 4:08 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside High School girls soccer team will host its annual alumni soccer match on Saturday, June 23, at Clem Senn Field.June 5, 2012 4:06 p.m. read more..
PENDLETON, ORE. - Like a runaway locomotive, it's going to have to be something pretty mighty to derail the Black Rock Creek team from winning its sixth consecutive Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour championship.June 5, 2012 4:05 p.m. read more..
For Sunnyside High School seniors Wilson Tramel, Cesar Negrete and four other classmates, spending time with firefighters was about more than completing a senior project.June 4, 2012 3:47 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Sunnyside Christian High School's 14 graduates of the class of 2012 last Friday celebrated all they have accomplished and know that they have much to look forward to.June 4, 2012 3:38 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Michael Morales, who has worked for the city of Yakima in various capacities over the past 15 years - including as interim city manager since January of this year - has submitted his resignation to the city council effective Friday, June 29.June 1, 2012 3:16 p.m. read more..
Santa Maria Rivera, wearing work gloves and carrying a hammer, bends over a section of Sunnyside's new community soccer fields to dig potentially dangerous rocks out of the dirt.June 1, 2012 3:07 p.m. read more..