YAKIMA - In keeping with a policy for other county employees, Yakima County commissioners yesterday, Tuesday, decided to have a smaller wage increase starting in 2013.October 31, 2012 3:37 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - In keeping with a policy for other county employees, Yakima County commissioners yesterday, Tuesday, decided to have a smaller wage increase starting in 2013.October 31, 2012 3:37 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School students made a big impression on visiting teachers, counselors and administrators from six tribal schools around the state, so much so that an attendee said the high school should be featured on the television show 60 Minutes.October 31, 2012 3:35 p.m. read more..
The Lady Knights played their last regular season match last night against the Yakama Tribal Eagles, and won in three games, 25-5, 25-5, 25-16.October 30, 2012 2:51 p.m. read more..
A portion of the Sunnyside Wildlife Area will be closed to hunters on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.October 30, 2012 2:49 p.m. read more..
Some changes are being made to the Sunnyside Community Hospital mammography department, and those changes will mean patients who need a biopsy will be able to spend less time at the hospital.October 30, 2012 2:47 p.m. read more..
A Grandview man, Albert L. Leija, 27, is being treated for injuries sustained during a rollover accident that occurred just after 5 a.m. yesterday morning (Sunday) in the 1200 block of Midvale Road near Sunnyside.October 29, 2012 3:04 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - On a cold, wet morning in a muddy field, a school bus full of teenagers is on its side.October 29, 2012 3 p.m. read more..
COWICHE - Despite personal best times by three of its five runners, Grandview High School's cross-country team saw its season come to an end last Saturday at the CWAC and GNL 2A Regional Championships, staged at the three-mile Apple Ridge course in Cowiche.October 29, 2012 2:57 p.m. read more..
This past Saturday's 3A District loser-out match between Kennewick and host Sunnyside was positively memorable for the Lions and very disappointing for the Lady Grizzlies.October 29, 2012 2:55 p.m. read more..
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there is a free breakfast available to local business owners next month.October 29, 2012 2:53 p.m. read more..
Each month the Sunnyside School Board travels to two of the schools in the district, learning how administrators plan to improve the learning environment.October 26, 2012 3:03 p.m. read more..
WENATCHEE - Although it was a tight match between the Wenatchee Panthers and the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies, the home team ended up securing the win last night.October 26, 2012 3:01 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - A number of local fire departments will be participating in a mass casualty exercise on Stover Loop Road in Grandview this coming Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.October 26, 2012 2:59 p.m. read more..
It's a common sight on highways and byways this time of year in the Lower Valley, trucks full of plump produce heading out from farm to market.October 26, 2012 2:57 p.m. read more..
There are few people who have not been touched by suicide, according to Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care Director Ron Jetter.October 25, 2012 4:19 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Councilwoman and Mayor Pro-tem Oping Hutson opened Mabton's 2013 budget hearing, and put it to rest just 30 seconds later.October 24, 2012 3:42 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview since planning its Euclid Road improvement project knew it would need to partner with property owners to improve the right-of-way between Groom Lane and the south city limits.October 24, 2012 3:41 p.m. read more..
Young Life's new Sunnyside area director, Eduardo Gallo, introduced himself to members of the public at a meet-and-great held at Bon Vino's Bistro and Bakery last night.October 24, 2012 3:40 p.m. read more..
For Sunnyside's Bernie Reith Barker and her husband, living in the Middle East was going to provide the couple opportunities to travel.October 24, 2012 3:32 p.m. read more..
For the past 50 years Roger Buitenbos has seen many people come and go at C Speck Motors in Sunnyside.October 24, 2012 3:30 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside police rushed to Sunnyside Community Hospital last night (Monday) just after 9:30 p.m. after receiving a call from medical staff that they were treating a 3-year-old gunshot victim. The toddler was reportedly suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.October 23, 2012 4:19 p.m. read more..
It was more than five years ago that Diana Cantu and her six grandchildren lost the woman that was at the center of their world.October 23, 2012 4:17 p.m. read more..
A draft of an ordinance permitting alcohol to be served at select events in two Sunnyside parks was presented to the city council last night.October 23, 2012 4:16 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside area middle schoolers may soon have the chance at their very own 21st Century after-school program.October 22, 2012 3:29 p.m. read more..
In place of a regular Sunday sermon at Sunnyside's Oasis Community Church a presentation was provided by four men with FIRME (Finding, Impacting, Redirecting gangs through Mentorship and Education), a gang outreach program based in the Tri-Cities.October 22, 2012 3:28 p.m. read more..
GRANGER - Sunnyside Christian High School Principal Dean Wagenaar, speaking on behalf of Coach Ray Hernandez, who is out of town, said this past Friday's game against Colton was a disappointing loss.October 22, 2012 3:26 p.m. read more..
Most hunters will agree that fending off a grizzly attack is at best extremely perilous. The Davis Pirates football team probably will agree, especially after getting clawed 43-28 by the Sunnyside Grizzlies last Friday night.October 22, 2012 3:24 p.m. read more..
Killer dog believed to still be at largeOctober 19, 2012 3:23 p.m. read more..
GRANGER - Bickleton High School senior Peter Clinton appears poised and ready for the 1B postseason competition to get underway.October 19, 2012 3:17 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - "The Wrecking Crew" is coming to Prosser as part of its fundraising tour.October 19, 2012 3:11 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board has decided to send a proposed ordinance formulating a new policy regarding the consumption of alcohol in city parks to the city council for approval.October 18, 2012 3:17 p.m. read more..
Trisha Combs, a new member of the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board, gave a presentation to the group at their meeting yesterday, asking for support to start a sports association and get indoor youth soccer matches underway by next month.October 18, 2012 3:14 p.m. read more..
GRANGER - A first-time homebuyer's fair this weekend is set to answer potential new homeowners' questions, provide multiple options to consider and even provide activities for the children.October 18, 2012 3:13 p.m. read more..
Washington state voters are currently or will very soon be receiving a valuable resource to understanding the issues on November's ballot: the statewide Voters Pamphlet for the 2012 General Election.October 17, 2012 3:54 p.m. read more..
Crime Stoppers and the Sunnyside Police Department are partnering with one another to provide Lower Valley residents an opportunity to eliminate outdated financial and personal documents from the clutter plaguing their homes.October 17, 2012 3:54 p.m. read more..
Already having registered as a sex offender for past voyeurism crimes, Victor Manuel Nunez, 47, of Sunnyside last Friday pled guilty to the same charge related to a June 5 incident that occurred at Sunnyside's JCPenney store.October 17, 2012 3:53 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Mabton police officers were dispatched to the area between the 200 and 500 blocks of Washington Street to investigate a multiple shots-fired report at around 10:30 p.m. last Saturday night.October 16, 2012 4:35 p.m. read more..
Last week the Washington State Patrol transitioned from a wide-band radio frequency to a new digital radio system due to a requirement by the Federal Communications Commission.October 16, 2012 4:34 p.m. read more..
At a short meeting last night, Sunnyside Housing Authority Executive Director Ketha Kimbrough restated the goals of the organization to a group of about 10 residents attending the meeting before listening to the opinions and complaints of the residents regarding their housing.October 16, 2012 4:32 p.m. read more..
Volunteers working with the Loving Sunnyside Initiative, sponsored by Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley, will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 20.October 16, 2012 4:29 p.m. read more..
A driver safety course sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons will be held in Sunnyside on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5-6.October 16, 2012 4:27 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside tax accountant Silvia Alvarez spoke with Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce members last Thursday about the ins and outs of filing their taxes. She says many business owners may not know the types and vast amount of tax credits and write-offs a small business owner can receive.October 16, 2012 4:26 p.m. read more..
Longtime Sunnyside resident Dessie Brady was proud of the fact that she was the first female to graduate from Washington State University school of pharmacy.October 15, 2012 2:06 p.m. read more..
With sirens blaring, a police car led a crowd up Sixth Street from Centennial Square in Sunnyside last Friday afternoon as part of a march against domestic violence held to raise awareness of the problem for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.October 15, 2012 2 p.m. read more..
QUINCY - Two high school seniors from this neck of the woods, one from Bickleton and the other from Sunnyside, garnered 'Top 10' finishes last Saturday at the three-mile Quincy Cross-Country Invitational.October 15, 2012 1:59 p.m. read more..
CHENEY - For the past nine years Grandview High School Swim Coach Rita Uribe has held the school's record in the 100-yard butterfly. She had held the record with a tight grip with a time of 1:19, that is, until this past Saturday.October 15, 2012 1:57 p.m. read more..
OUTLOOK - A new digester-based model for dairies offers environmental and community benefits, as well as a profitable alternative to the traditional manure-to-electricity approach, which is struggling where prices for renewable electricity are low or dropping.October 12, 2012 3:51 p.m. read more..
Improved curriculum complete with hands-on materials, better motivation for students and more communication with parents are among the keys to improving math, science, engineering and technology education in Washington state.October 12, 2012 3:49 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Life Options will hold its annual fall fundraiser next Thursday, Oct. 18, at Grandview's Church of the Nazarene, located at 500 Elm Street.October 12, 2012 3:41 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - A number of events are planned for the coming months at the Allied Arts of Yakima Valley in standing with 50 years of providing community members with arts and entertainment opportunities.October 12, 2012 3:35 p.m. read more..
All that's left of the two-year Sunnyside High School modernization project are the finishing touches.October 11, 2012 3:55 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside started actively searching for a new police chief last week with the goal of having the now vacant position filled by Jan. 1, 2013.October 11, 2012 3:54 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Two more transportation projects are planned in Grandview, and this past Tuesday night the Grandview Transportation Benefit District Board, consisting of the members of city council, approved funds for those projects.October 11, 2012 3:54 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council last Tuesday approved an ordinance that excludes the police and fire chief positions from civil service.October 11, 2012 3:53 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - In action this past Tuesday, the Yakima County commissioners set Tuesday, Oct. 23, as the date for a hearing to review zoning recommendations for adult businesses.October 11, 2012 3:53 p.m. read more..
The old west town located at Lava Rock Nursery in Sunnyside is being renovated into a pumpkin patch and kiddie corral that will be open the last two weekends in October.October 11, 2012 3:49 p.m. read more..
After a five-year hiatus, Marlee Lane has decided to re-enter the pageantry scene.October 11, 2012 3:47 p.m. read more..
Gray wolves are quickly re-establishing themselves in Washington state, despite the elimination of seven members of one pack that systematically preyed on a rancher's cattle, state wildlife managers told the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at a public meeting last Friday.October 11, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
When students at Harrison and Sierra Vista middle schools were surveyed in an effort to find a community service project the students would back, the majority of those responding to the survey said they would support children in the community who are battling cancer.October 11, 2012 3:37 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - When the city of Grandview began studying its water and sewer rates back in 2008 it was believed the rates would need to be increased by 6 percent each year to make up for the losses associated with the Wild River Foods fire that destroyed an entire processing facility.October 10, 2012 2:43 p.m. read more..
MABTON - The 2013 budget preparation is underway, and Mabton City Council members are still mulling over what they'd like to see accomplished next year.October 10, 2012 2:39 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW – As its third energy saving project, Grandview School Board directors this past Monday approved the intent to apply for state OSPI energy conservation grants.October 9, 2012 2:56 p.m. read more..
At last night's meeting, the Sunnyside City Council unanimously voted to deny the new funding proposal presented by Sunnyside's Promise at the Sept. 24 council meeting.October 9, 2012 2:54 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council voted unanimously to authorize Interim City Manager Frank Sweet to enter into a letter of agreement to establish the Sunnyside Community Development Cooperative.October 9, 2012 2:53 p.m. read more..
The Class of 2013 Sunnyside Booster Club will be holding a parent information meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the commons area at Sunnyside High School.October 9, 2012 2:44 p.m. read more..
PULLMAN - Sunnyside native Jacob Brandvold is now attending veterinary school on the Washington State University campus in Pullman.October 9, 2012 2:42 p.m. read more..
With encouragement from the community, H&R Elite Trucking Academy cut the ribbon last Thursday to officially announce its opening here in Sunnyside.October 9, 2012 2:41 p.m. read more..
This past Saturday night just before midnight a man from Burbank walked into the Sunnyside Police Department wanting to turn himself into authorities.October 8, 2012 3:04 p.m. read more..
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced last week that it has allocated a portion of its farm loan program funds specifically for minority and women producers.October 8, 2012 2:55 p.m. read more..
Legal workshop in Yakima planned to aid those seeking citizenshipOctober 8, 2012 2:54 p.m. read more..
Where to start? Selecting the performances of one or two athletes, or one or two plays, as defining moments that carried Sunnyside past Moses Lake's football team doesn't do justice to the overall team effort the Grizzlies turned in last Friday.October 8, 2012 2:50 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - A finding in the Grandview School District's 2009-11 state audits could cost the district more than $323,000.October 5, 2012 3:29 p.m. read more..
As predicted last year, there is a helium shortage and the forecast for increased supplies is bleak.October 5, 2012 3:27 p.m. read more..
EAST WENATCHEE - The Lady Grizzlies swim team was once again overwhelmed by sheer numbers as they faced Eastmont this past Wednesday, losing the meet 114-55, but the team still managed some powerful performances in the water.October 5, 2012 3:26 p.m. read more..
WARDEN - If not for a disputed non-call the outcome might have been different as the Lady Viking soccer team lost 4-2 at Warden yesterday.October 5, 2012 3:26 p.m. read more..
TOPPENISH - Up-and-coming country artist Kate Turner grew up in the small town of Burbank, and is currently in the process of recording her debut album.October 5, 2012 3:21 p.m. read more..
MABTON - This past August, Sunnyside resident and long-time Mabton teacher Rafael Garcia was killed in a motorcycle accident enroute to Utah.October 4, 2012 4:13 p.m. read more..
An Emerald Road location near Sunnyside formerly contaminated with mercury will be taken off of Washington state's list of hazardous sites.October 4, 2012 4:13 p.m. read more..
Citing declines in the wholesale price of natural gas, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation announced this week it has filed a reduced price adjustment request with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.October 4, 2012 4:12 p.m. read more..
Joyce Haeske insists that her life isn't at all remarkable, but admits that she did experience a little bit of history in her time.October 4, 2012 4:11 p.m. read more..
New building starts in Sunnyside continue to be on the upswing as during the month of September, officials here gave the green-light for 30 new projects with a combined valuation of $957,894.October 4, 2012 4:09 p.m. read more..
PULLMAN - Eight students from the Lower Yakima Valley this past summer completed their college education at Washington State University.October 4, 2012 4:06 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - A 91-year-old Yakima man, Gordon E. Haines, died yesterday (Wednesday) just after 8 a.m. after he failed to yield the right of way to Israel L. Rodriguez, 53, of Sunnyside.October 4, 2012 4:03 p.m. read more..
A series of training classes will begin later this month for those wishing to volunteer with Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care.October 4, 2012 4:02 p.m. read more..
It's been two years since the Washington State Auditor's Office has issued a finding against the Sunnyside Housing Authority, and this year the local agency that is primarily dependent upon HUD and USDA funding has again received a clean bill of health.October 3, 2012 3:30 p.m. read more..
After the accident Dave continued on his way to Salt Flats, Utah. At the next stop, he checked into a hotel and signed in his best friend, Rafael Garcia, even though he wasn't physically there.October 3, 2012 3:28 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Lady 'Hounds soccer team battled two foes last night, Selah and the weather.October 3, 2012 3:24 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside natives John E. and Beverly Newhouse were married 60 years ago today, on Oct. 3, 1952, at the First Brethren Church Sunnyside, and spent this past weekend celebrating the milestone with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.October 3, 2012 3:21 p.m. read more..
Nobody really understands menopause," Dr. Terry Stanford told the crowd of women attending last week's "Preparing for Menopause" presentation at Sunnyside Community Hospital.October 3, 2012 3:19 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Four documented gang members were yesterday sentenced for riddling an Outlook home with bullets in March 2011, by a Yakima County Superior Court judge. The men were convicted for the crimes last month.October 2, 2012 3:51 p.m. read more..
Last night the Port of Sunnyside commissioners authorized Jay Hester, the port's executive director in training, to sign an application for Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) funding that would be used for demolition and revitalization of the former Carnation plant site.October 2, 2012 3:50 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Port of Grandview is ready for 2013, as last night, Monday, port commissioners approved a budget for next year totalling $1.2 million.October 2, 2012 3:50 p.m. read more..
Creating an app to help smart phone users identifyOctober 2, 2012 3:49 p.m. read more..
SYAKIMA - A total of eight awards, two of them for top honors in the categories of ad campaigns for a single advertiser and color feature photographs, were bestowed on the Daily Sun News last Friday evening at the 2012 Better Newspaper Contest Awards banquet hosted by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association in Yakima.October 2, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Tatiana Antoci recently joined the staff at Sunnyside's Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine.October 2, 2012 3:41 p.m. read more..
Responding to odor complaints and controlling agricultural pests are some of the proposals Washington state is considering.October 1, 2012 3:26 p.m. read more..
City officials want to raise the ambulance utility rates in Sunnyside to more than double the current rate over the next two years in order to maintain the same level of service.October 1, 2012 3:25 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - Match-up wise, Sunnyside and Hanford would have had to peer awfully hard to find a single area where one club outshone the other by any meaningful measure.October 1, 2012 3:23 p.m. read more..
PASCO - Both, Sunnyside's Jesus Marquez and Vanesa Quiroz garnered 31st place finishes at last Saturday's Pasco Bulldog Cross-Country Invitational.October 1, 2012 3:23 p.m. read more..