Torrez steals the spotlightApril 30, 2013 2:22 p.m. read more..
Torrez steals the spotlightApril 30, 2013 2:22 p.m. read more..
Dr. Sophie Gomez has been all over the world, but she started life in New Orleans, growing up in Louisiana and Texas.April 30, 2013 2:17 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - To celebrate its becoming a member of Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA), the world's largest voluntary supermarket network, El Mercado in Grandview is staging a grand opening celebration, beginning Wednesday, May 1.April 30, 2013 2:02 p.m. read more..
In a time when there are so many bruised hearts, uncertain national and state politics and safety issues about which to agonize, the Sunnyside Ministerial Association is offering time when the community can come together in prayer.April 30, 2013 2 p.m. read more..
A free tour, providing Sunnyside business and community leaders an opportunity to see how servant leadership and other concepts being shared work in the business world is being offered on Thursday, May 9.April 30, 2013 1:59 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Graduation is looming in 30 days for Mabton's class of 2013, and so far 27 members of that group are on track to graduate.April 30, 2013 1:55 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside High School will have a new bell schedule as part of its sustainability plan next year.April 30, 2013 1:53 p.m. read more..
Area teachers looking for the opportunity for higher education are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at the Sunnyside School District administration office on Thursday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m.April 29, 2013 2:23 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - With an eye to the day when Grandview students will bring their own electronic devices to schools, the Grandview School Board last week approved the 2013-2016 Technology Plan during last Monday's night meeting.April 29, 2013 2:18 p.m. read more..
MATTAWA - Senior Adrian Gutierrez and freshman Noemi Gutierrez, both representing Mabton High School, each earned a pair of 'Top 5' finishes at the Wahluke Windbreaker Track & Field Invite last Friday.April 29, 2013 2:06 p.m. read more..
BENTON CITY - Over the last decade, Red Mountain has drawn top grape growing talent from locations as far removed as California and Italy to this small Eastern Washington enclave, but few winemakers have dedicated themselves to showcasing the unique terroir and varied tastes of Red Mountain's distinct vineyards until now.April 26, 2013 4:01 p.m. read more..
Lady Greyhounds avert 11th consecutive shutoutApril 26, 2013 3:59 p.m. read more..
Even with their No. 1 golfer absent - playing at a special tournament in Arizona for potential NCAA Division I recruits - the Ephrata Tigers were clearly unbeatable at a four-school CWAC boys golf match yesterday, staged at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.April 26, 2013 3:57 p.m. read more..
In its one and only appearance this spring at Sunnyside's Clem Senn Field, the Grizzly track and field team yesterday came away with nine victories against visiting Eisenhower and Eastmont.April 26, 2013 3:50 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Power rates in Washington could come down once Senate Bill 5400 becomes law. The measure - sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside - deals with the costly provisions of the 2006 voter-approved Energy Independence Act, also known as Initiative 937.April 26, 2013 3:48 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - Sunnyside High School graduate Wilson Tramel is among a group of students who deliver results that may have an impact on clean-up efforts at Hanford.April 26, 2013 3:44 p.m. read more..
There was a low hum in Helen Gonzalez's classroom Tuesday afternoon as more than a dozen four-year-olds concentrated on practicing their writing, reading and working puzzles skills.April 26, 2013 3:41 p.m. read more..
Dustin Sloan trailed his girlfriend, a music teacher, to Sunnyside from Iowa and found he enjoys the outdoor activities that Washington provides.April 25, 2013 1:43 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Technology Student Association (TSA) is at it again, bringing technology experience to Sunnyside schools and sending local students out to prove themselves in robotic and engineering challenges.April 25, 2013 1:33 p.m. read more..
SPOKANE - Nearly half of the 34 youngsters on the Sunnyside Little Grapplers wrestling team who competed at the recently concluded Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament returned home with 'Top 3' trophies.April 25, 2013 1:26 p.m. read more..
More than a hundred smartly dressed high school students crowded the commons at Sunnyside High School Wednesday afternoon for the Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley job fair.April 25, 2013 1:16 p.m. read more..
The City of Sunnyside made history last night, according to Mayor Jim Restucci, when a hearing was held regarding the firing of Interim City Manager Frank Sweet that took place in February of this year.April 25, 2013 1:14 p.m. read more..
Describing the experience as the opportunity of a lifetime, Sunnyside High School science teacher Tyler Rice last week told Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club members about his time in an F-18 Hornet with a Blue Angels Navy pilot.April 24, 2013 2:58 p.m. read more..
Alejandro Roldan-Mendez, 32, spent the night in jail Monday night after attempting to outrun Sunnyside police. Reaching speeds upward of 60 mph, in a 25 mph zone, Mendez lost control of his vehicle on Harrison Hill, with the rig ending up in the canal.April 24, 2013 2:54 p.m. read more..
FINLEY - Senior Adrian Gutierrez continues to excel in throwing the javelin this spring, and Mabton High School teammate Cassandra Moreno, only a freshman, scored a victory, as well, yesterday by winning the girls 3200-meter race.April 24, 2013 2:51 p.m. read more..
PASCO - Of all the hits Sunnyside Christian's batters sprayed across the diamond in the opening game of yesterday's twin bill against the Tri-Cities Prep Jaguars - and there were plenty - none was probably bigger than Brant Bosma's run producing single in the top of the seventh.April 24, 2013 2:49 p.m. read more..
Jayleen Leon got more than she bargained for when attending a recent Key Club convention at SeaTac.April 24, 2013 2:39 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - It's a mystery as to how a bubble suddenly appeared in the city of Grandview's aeration lagoon, a part of its wastewater treatment system.April 24, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..
KENNEWICK - Two brothers from Sunnyside, Adrian and Johnny Heffron, were among a 37-golfer field at a Central Washington Chapter of the PGA Junior Series event held at Kennewick's Tri-City Country Club this past Sunday.April 23, 2013 2:24 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council unanimously approved a settlement agreement with Yakima Waste Systems, Inc. regarding payment errors that resulted in the city underpaying the firm $45,068 for garbage service.April 23, 2013 2:17 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council dedicated a flag donated to the city during a special ceremony at Monday night's regularly scheduled meeting.April 23, 2013 2:15 p.m. read more..
Street-smart Aladdin and his goofy monkey may be familiar to modern audiences through the Disney movie, but the version of the tale being presented by Sunnyside Christian High School is both far more traditional and considerably sillier.April 22, 2013 2:40 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - It was slim pickins' for the Sunnyside and Grandview track and field teams at last Saturday's Prosser Rotary Invitational.April 22, 2013 2:38 p.m. read more..
Judge tosses retaliation suitApril 22, 2013 2:33 p.m. read more..
Business is on the grow for the Fastenal store in Sunnyside and in June it will move down the street to a new location here.April 22, 2013 2:24 p.m. read more..
A total of 27 new jobs - and counting - are heading to the Sunnyside area in the wake of two grant/loan packages awarded to the Port of Sunnyside last week.April 22, 2013 2:22 p.m. read more..
Concert promises to be an entertaining night of funApril 19, 2013 2:19 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - In a few short months Grandview Middle School history teacher Tammie Carr will get to experience history as she has wanted for several years.April 19, 2013 2 p.m. read more..
Parents of migrant students at Sunnyside High School are urged to attend an informational meeting next Friday, April 26.April 19, 2013 1:56 p.m. read more..
WENATCHEE - Both, Sunnyside's boys and girls squads came out on the short end in the team scoring against Wenatchee and Eisenhower at a three-school Columbia Basin Big Nine track and field meet yesterday.April 19, 2013 1:56 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Throwing consistently in the low 80s, hitting speeds as high as 85 with several of his pitches, Cooper Blair handcuffed the Sunnyside Christian varsity yesterday in leading the Prosser JV baseball team to a 6-1 victory over the Knights.April 19, 2013 1:55 p.m. read more..
It's been nearly six years since Veronica Ayala, the mother of six, was gunned down in her home in Sunnyside.April 19, 2013 1:46 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Consuelo Kickbusch opened her speech to AVID students gathered at Mabton High School this past Wednesday by dedicating the presentation to her parents, Consuelo and Pedro Castillo.April 18, 2013 3:35 p.m. read more..
Cases allegedly mishandled at the state's crime lab in Cheney was limited to one employee and an investigation in the matter continues.April 18, 2013 3:32 p.m. read more..
A teen convicted and sentenced to 80 years in prison for the 1993 murder of a family of four in Outlook will be back in Yakima County Superior Court for a new sentencing hearing.April 18, 2013 3:31 p.m. read more..
Chilly, breezy weather on a golf course doesn't go hand-in-hand in with great scoring. Despite the less than ideal conditions at Black Rock Creek Golf Course yesterday, Grandview's Matt Dailey worked through the elements and played solid, bogey golf.April 17, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..
A discussion of airport leases became the main topic during the Sunnyside Municipal Airport Advisory Board's meeting Tuesday afternoon.April 17, 2013 3 p.m. read more..
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman yesterday, Tuesday, expressed their condolences to the victims of the horrific violence at the 2013 Boston Marathon-and warned people not to fall victim to fake fundraisers using the tragedy to scam people into making bogus contributions.April 17, 2013 2:59 p.m. read more..
State chapter to convene later this month in YakimaApril 17, 2013 2:55 p.m. read more..
BOSTON - Two explosions rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon yesterday a little more than four hours after the race had started. Two runners from Sunnyside were already finished with the race and were at safe distances when the explosions occurred.April 16, 2013 3:14 p.m. read more..
After attending the Lower Valley Relay for Life with her mother for years, Sunnyside High School senior Kayla Rodriguez decided it was time to form her own team, Greased Lightning. To raise money, she's putting on the "Glee Concert for Change" at Sunnyside High School on Saturday, April 20, starting at 7 p.m.April 16, 2013 2:49 p.m. read more..
A once-every-generation development tops new projects permitted in the city of Sunnyside last month.April 16, 2013 2:25 p.m. read more..
MOSES LAKE - After a painful first half of the doubleheader last Friday, the Grizzlies rallied in the second game and nearly took it into extra innings.April 15, 2013 2:37 p.m. read more..
ROYAL CITY - Among the 22 teams present at the Ron Vanderhold Invitational track and field meet in Royal City last Friday afternoon, Mabton's Adrian Gutierrez earned first place honors in the javelin contest.April 15, 2013 2:35 p.m. read more..
STANFIELD, ORE. - Spearheaded by four 'top 5' finishes by senior Peter Clinton, including a victory in the pole vault, the Bickleton High School boys track and field team earned a third-place finish at the 24-school Dick Horyna Invitational last Friday.April 15, 2013 2:34 p.m. read more..
Chandler Luther of Sunnyside and Hannah Pond of Grandview bested their respective fields at a three-school, non-league match staged at Black Rock Creek Golf Course last Friday afternoon.April 15, 2013 2:31 p.m. read more..
It could be a win-win situation for both the schools and the city if the Sunnyside School District moves forward with the idea of purchasing a portion of the Sunnyside Business Park, formerly known as the Monson feedlot.April 15, 2013 2:28 p.m. read more..
Public invited to listen to guest speaker in eveningApril 15, 2013 2:24 p.m. read more..
Those who have worked in a field in the cruel summer sun won't need to read much of the poetry in "Migrant Sun" before finding themselves transported back to the hard labor.April 12, 2013 3:25 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside School District is becoming known for its increase in graduation rates, but it's also producing a crop of strong leaders from the ranks of its teachers, some of whom will move on to create an impact in other districts around the state.April 12, 2013 3:07 p.m. read more..
Dan Newhouse named 'Friend of the Dairy Industry'April 12, 2013 3 p.m. read more..
A total of 19 students at Sunnyside's Sierra Vista Middle School earned perfect 4.00 grade point averages for the third quarter of the 2012-13 academic year.April 11, 2013 3:16 p.m. read more..
BREMERTON - More than 30 students from Sunnyside last Friday and Saturday competed at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair held at Bremerton High School.April 11, 2013 3:13 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Genocide, bigotry, racism, scape-goating and name-calling were many of the words laid out in black and white at this past Monday night's Grandview School Board meeting.April 11, 2013 3:01 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Colleen Byam had been an integral part of the Port of Grandview for many years.April 11, 2013 2:58 p.m. read more..
A team effort by scientists, the Yakama Nation and irrigators among others is making a difference in Yakima River fish counts.April 10, 2013 2:40 p.m. read more..
WALLA WALLA - At the Power House Theatre in Walla Walla, "Marilyn: Forever Blonde" star Sunny Thompson is quick to explain how Marilyn Monroe acquired the "wiggle in her walk."April 9, 2013 2:03 p.m. read more..
Prestige Care & Rehabilitation at Sunnyside has earned a Five-Star Quality Rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.April 9, 2013 1:55 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside School District may not have had a school earn one of the Washington Achievement Awards announced by the state last week, but the next few weeks should hold good news for the local high school.April 9, 2013 1:47 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley's annual youth job and career fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.April 8, 2013 3:02 p.m. read more..
Live music! There's nothing else like it. The Lower Valley Community Concert Association has been dedicated to bringing live performances to our area since 1947 and will continue that tradition with five concerts for the 2013-14 season.April 5, 2013 1:48 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Cutbacks at the Grandview Police Department have led to some officers taking on extra duties, which may result in slower investigations, but Assistant Chief Kal Fuller said the same number of officers will continue to be out on the roads.April 5, 2013 1:44 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson grew up in a family of veterans - with a father who served in the U.S. Navy, both grandfathers serving in the military and several uncles who served in World War II.April 5, 2013 1:43 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside School District has sent a letter of intent to the Washington State Board of Education to become a charter school authorizer.April 4, 2013 1:44 p.m. read more..
The popular sport fishing season for spring Chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River has been extended through Friday, April 12, under an agreement reached this past Wednesday by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.April 4, 2013 1:39 p.m. read more..
BENTON CITY - Although several of the Sunnyside Little Grapplers' top performers this spring had previous commitments and were unable to join their teammates, the local youth wrestling club still brought home eight individual titles from a tournament in Benton City last Saturday.April 4, 2013 1:38 p.m. read more..
It's still only a final draft, but a project to double capacity at the Port of Sunnyside's wastewater treatment plant is one of the main priorities for economic growth in a region that includes Yakima and Kittitas counties.April 4, 2013 1:26 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - A case nearly three years in the making reached a conclusion yesterday, Wednesday, when a federal district court jury in Yakima denied 14 sexual harassment claims against Evans Fruit.April 4, 2013 1:23 p.m. read more..
Megan Schlenker spent her last two spring breaks from college home in Sunnyside painting murals at the high school.April 4, 2013 1:18 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Archery, cooking and a monkey bridge are just some of the activities planned this coming Saturday, April 6, for the first-ever Scout-O-Rama to be held in the Lower Valley.April 3, 2013 2:16 p.m. read more..
A kids carnival, BBQ pulled-pork sandwiches and even homemade crafts are all in store next month during the Sunnyside Christian School Booster Club's 33rd annual auction.April 3, 2013 2:07 p.m. read more..
The public hearing regarding the termination of former City Manager Frank Sweet, originally scheduled for April 10, has been moved to Wednesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center.April 2, 2013 1:31 p.m. read more..
"I've been running contracts for the Sunnyside jail for more than 10 years," said Sgt. Andrew Gutierrez. "Some years it's really good, some years there is nothing. Right now we've got a lot going on."April 2, 2013 1:29 p.m. read more..
For the second time in two weeks, Port of Sunnyside commissioners have decided to pursue grant/loan funding through Yakima County's Supporting Investments in Economic Development (SIED) funds.April 2, 2013 1:25 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Both, the Sunnyside and Bickleton track and field teams turned in strong efforts at last Saturday's Holder Relays, hosted by Eisenhower High School. The high-powered invite drew a 23-school field.April 1, 2013 1:59 p.m. read more..
GOLDENDALE - The Mabton Lady Viking softball team opened SCAC league play last Friday with 22-2 and 13-1 losses at Goldendale.April 1, 2013 1:54 p.m. read more..
Tick season is in full swing in western Washington, and it's kicking into gear in the eastern side of the state.April 1, 2013 1:48 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Each year, a select group of students and teachers from the 15th Legislative District make the trek to Olympia to tour the state capital, attend committee hearings, visit with legislators and have lunch with Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee.April 1, 2013 1:46 p.m. read more..