Stories for September 2012

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Friday, September 28

 

Word Nerd

I have pledged my support to Promise...will you?

September 28, 2012 3:59 p.m. read more..
      

Feds draw fire on groundwater study

GRANGER - Call it a line drawn in shifting sand, as federal officials yesterday claimed dairies are responsible for 65 percent of nitrate-tainted groundwater in the Lower Yakima Valley.

September 28, 2012 3:48 p.m. read more..


Public safety meeting in Sunnyside covers multiple topics

The city council's subcommittee for public safety met at the Law and Justice Center in Sunnyside Thursday afternoon and discussed several topics, including construction of the newly approved fire station, the problem of people driving while talking on cell phones, the council's decision to decriminalize disorderly conduct in the city code and the budget of the police department.

September 28, 2012 3:47 p.m. read more..


Thursday, September 27

     

$1 million awarded to Port of Sunnyside

The Port of Sunnyside last week learned the Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $1 million in funding for the pipeline that will supply treated wastewater to its new wetlands.

September 27, 2012 2:31 p.m. read more..


New booster club approved in Mabton

MABTON - At the request of Tawnya Ibarra and other members of a group intent on establishing a booster club for Mabton High School athletics, the Mabton School Board unanimously provided approval on Monday of this week.

September 27, 2012 2:30 p.m. read more..


Wednesday, September 26



City decriminalizes four code violations

The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday voted unanimously to change the penalties on four code violations in the Sunnyside municipal code from misdemeanors to civil infractions.

September 26, 2012 3:44 p.m. read more..
    

Lady Knights clip Eagles' wings

TOPPENISH - The Sunnyside Christian volleyball team visited Toppenish last night and came away with a three-set win over the Yakama Tribal Eagles.

September 26, 2012 3:39 p.m. read more..


Lady Grizzlies fall 6-1 to Eastmont

Although the Lady Grizzly soccer team had home field advantage last night against the Eastmont Wildcats, Sunnyside was unable to get the ball rolling in its favor.

September 26, 2012 3:38 p.m. read more..
     

Tuesday, September 25

 

Scuffle between local Democrats as yet unresolved

The morning of Aug. 28 Sunnyside police were split up as they attempted to investigate two versions of an assault that took place in the 400 block of South Sixth Street, the office of the local Democrat party.

September 25, 2012 3:13 p.m. read more..
  

Hearing set for ambulance rates

A public hearing on the plan to increase the ambulance utility rates has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, during the council meeting.

September 25, 2012 2:43 p.m. read more..
 

Local ice cream makers up for award

Anyone who has tasted an ice cream bar from a local vendor won't be too surprised to learn that Sunnyside's Paleteria La Norteña ice cream plant is a finalist for the UW Minority Business of the Year Award.

September 25, 2012 2:33 p.m. read more..
 

Monday, September 24

 

A dream come true for Miss Sunnyside

More than a decade ago, a young Madison Marquez remembers sitting in Miss Mary's preschool classroom ready to learn, when Miss Sunnyside Court princesses walked in.

September 24, 2012 3:16 p.m. read more..
  

Close encounters of a third kind

Three for three - that's where the Sunnyside Grizzlies stand in terms of coming up on the short end of the stick in hang-on-to-your-seat, nail-biting, down-to-the-wire affairs the last three weeks on the gridiron.

September 24, 2012 3:11 p.m. read more..
   

Friday, September 21

         

BOOK REVIEW

Questions about rock art asked, but not fully answered in book

September 21, 2012 2:50 p.m. read more..


FORUM

Hearty thanks Much appreciated!

September 21, 2012 2:47 p.m. read more..
  

Thursday, September 20

      

Wednesday, September 19

     

Football game site changed

ZILLAH - Sunnyside Christian High School's football game against Lacrosse-Washtucna this coming Friday will not be played on the Grandview High School gridiron as originally scheduled.

September 19, 2012 2:48 p.m. read more..
 

'Lady Hounds blank Toppenish

GRANDVIEW - Although the Toppenish Wildcats challenged the Grandview soccer team last night, the Lady 'Hounds shut the door on any hopes the Wildcats had of scoring.

September 19, 2012 2:44 p.m. read more..
     

Tuesday, September 18

 

Cars shine at Sunshine Days

Drivers with their flashy vehicles showed up in droves to celebrate Sunnyside's Sunshine Days at the annual Poker Run and Sun & Shine Car Show held last Friday and Saturday.

September 18, 2012 3:12 p.m. read more..
   

Have gun - will travel

Sunnyside Ace Hardware partnered with a group known as the Elite Truck Event to bring a semi-trailer full of firearm hardware to town last Friday and Saturday.

September 18, 2012 3:04 p.m. read more..
  

Monday, September 17

    

Grandview succumbs 4-2 to Mustangs

PROSSER - It's not always easy to come from behind, but the Grandview Lady 'Hounds soccer team gave it their best effort this past Saturday in Prosser.

September 17, 2012 2:54 p.m. read more..


Lady Pirates lose tourney, not pride

RICHLAND - The Lady Pirates volleyball squad showed promise at this past weekend's Tri-City Prep tournament despite ranking fourth among Sunnyside Christian, Tri-City Prep and Columbia Burbank.

September 17, 2012 2:53 p.m. read more..
 

Friday, September 14

    

Lady Vikings notch first win

MABTON - The Mabton Lady Viking soccer team scored early and late last night, Thursday, to come away with a 2-1 non-league victory at home over Granger.

September 14, 2012 3:05 p.m. read more..
 

Mustangs outlast Lady Grizzlies, 3-2

In their first match in Sunnyside High School's newly renovated gym, the 3A Lady Grizzly volleyball team started strong last night before falling in five sets to 2A Prosser.

September 14, 2012 3:04 p.m. read more..
     

Arab Spring, our fall

Can it be just a few months ago we were flush with hope that the "Arab Spring" might result in a safer, more stable Middle East.

September 14, 2012 2:50 p.m. read more..


Thursday, September 13

  

Council tightens nuisance ordinance

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council Tuesday night approved changes to the city's nuisance ordinance, giving staff the ability to issue citations for non-compliance more easily.

September 13, 2012 4:29 p.m. read more..
 

Wednesday, September 12

 

Council tightens nuisance ordinance

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council Tuesday night approved changes to the city's nuisance ordinance, giving staff the ability to issue citations for non-compliance more easily.

September 12, 2012 3:14 p.m. read more..
          

Tuesday, September 11

 

Gas leak prompts evacuations in Grandview

A report of a hissing sound coming from Cascade Natural Gas property next to J.M. Smucker at 100 Forsell Road in Grandview prompted an evacuation and stopped traffic on several surrounding streets just before midnight last night (Monday).

September 11, 2012 2:47 p.m. read more..
  

Locals travel to the Big Apple

A total of 29 Washington State Delta Kappa Gamma members traveled to New York to hear from influential women from around the globe.

September 11, 2012 2:39 p.m. read more..
  

Monday, September 10

     

Friday, September 7

  

Lady Knights outmatch Lady Vikings

MABTON - The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knight volleyball team defeated the Mabton Lady Vikings in three sets on the Mabton home court last night (Thursday).

September 7, 2012 3:06 p.m. read more..
   

;Seniors invited to Corny Time Party

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Community Center at 812 Wallace Way in Grandview will host a Corny Time Party next Thursday, Sept. 13, sponsored by the Lower Valley Senior Network.

September 7, 2012 3 p.m. read more..
 

FORUM

Calling for change at Sunnyside City Hall

September 7, 2012 2:55 p.m. read more..
  

Thursday, September 6



Hester picks up where he left off

At last night's Port of Sunnyside commissioners meeting, Executive Director in Training Jay Hester was asked about the transition he has been making in preparation for taking over as the permanent executive director.

September 6, 2012 3:35 p.m. read more..
   

Wednesday, September 5

   

Grandview loses in three to Selah

GRANDVIEW - It may have been a non-league match, but the Vikings were still tough opponents for the Grandview Lady Greyhound volleyball team as it lost last night, Tuesday, 3-0 to visiting Selah.

September 5, 2012 3:03 p.m. read more..


Lady Knights take down Jaguars

PASCO - The 1B Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights opened the season with a victory against 2B Tri-Cities Prep last night (Tuesday) in a non-league match-up in Pasco.

September 5, 2012 3:03 p.m. read more..
 

FORUM

New resident questions city's stance on Sweet

September 5, 2012 2:59 p.m. read more..


Tuesday, September 4