OLYMPIA - They may not have much chance of becoming law this session, but three recent legislative proposals by 15th District Rep. David Taylor are addressing hot-button issues of debate between the right and left.January 31, 2013 12:21 p.m. read more..
Members of Sunnyside's Daybreak Rotary Club this past Wednesday morning learned the Center for Children and Youth Justice has selected Sunnyside and Yakima County to set up a sex trafficking task force.January 31, 2013 12:19 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Students earning principal's list honors during the 2012-13 second quarter at Mabton's Artz Fox Elementary School are kindergartener Alex Roth; third graders Andrez Zavala, Leo Calzada, Andrew McCallum, Josie Roth, Guillermo Arias, Jose Herrera and Andres Luna; fourth graders Noe Trujillo, Yalicsa Castaneda, Karina Garzon, Mercedes Becerra and Jessica Roman; fifth graders Jesus Mata and Jennifer Rodriguez; and sixth graders Naya Roettger, Keanu Reyna, Sergio Medina, Jorge Espinoza, Juliady Marenco and Bella Velasquez.January 31, 2013 12:15 p.m. read more..
"The important thing to know is to love everything," said Joel Crowther, speaking to the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club about his experiences on his two-year mission trip to Mexico.January 30, 2013 3:30 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Giving farm families the ability to protect their property and livestock from predatory wolves is a right protected by the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment, claims Sen. John Smith (R-Colville) as he testified this past Tuesday before the Senate's Natural Resources Committee on legislation he's proposing to control the marauding animals.January 30, 2013 3:20 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - The food and agriculture business is a $40 billion industry in Washington, employing more than 160,000 people. Rep. Bruce Chandler wants to see this industry continue to flourish and provide meaningful work for more people in Washington.January 30, 2013 3:18 p.m. read more..
There was a time when the most common solution for varicose veins was painful surgery that stripped out the veins.January 29, 2013 4:12 p.m. read more..
Choosing to open a business in Sunnyside seemed like the perfect location for Fernando Tellez to carry out a lifelong dream of his.January 29, 2013 4:09 p.m. read more..
As part of their Americanism initiative, Grandview's Fred E. Hayes Post 57 of the American Legion would like to remind the public of days the United States flag should be flown during the month of February.January 29, 2013 4:07 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Before approving retirement requests, Grandview School Board Director Tim Grow noted that Patricia Bonnell and Kathy Lewis have been outstanding teachers over the years, and the board agreed they were sad to see them go.January 29, 2013 4:05 p.m. read more..
MABTON - The closest thing to a doppelganger here in Central Washington for Mabton schools is likely Bridgeport.January 29, 2013 3:52 p.m. read more..
Two extraordinary speeches were presented at the Sunnyside City Council last night, one by a citizen at the beginning of the meeting and the other by a councilman at the end.January 29, 2013 3:50 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council last night approved both an ordinance to increase the ambulance utility rate and an ordinance to increase utility taxes.January 29, 2013 3:48 p.m. read more..
Yakima Valley Community College will be hosting several informational meetings about the Running Start program for sophomores and juniors at local high schools.January 28, 2013 2:53 p.m. read more..
On the road all weekend, the undefeated Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights proved again that they are the team to beat in the Greater Columbia Gorge 1B league.January 28, 2013 2:49 p.m. read more..
Closing out Greater Columbia 1B League play with a pair of dominating wins last Friday and Saturday, the Bickleton High School boys basketball team is now prepping for the postseason.January 28, 2013 2:46 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Grandview swimmers earned five personal bests and a team best as they competed at the Yakima Valley Championships this past Saturday at Lions Pool in Yakima.January 28, 2013 2:40 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Having just gone to the hospital to visit a family member clinging to life, the Sanchez family had no idea their lives would be turned upside down in the span of about 20 minutes time last night.January 28, 2013 2:25 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's subcommittee on finance and administrative services met for the first time in 2013 yesterday evening to elect a chair and get a status update from city staff.January 25, 2013 3:47 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - Valentine's Day is just around the corner and not everyone can treat their sweetheart on that special day, a Thursday.January 25, 2013 3:32 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - When upgrading any older building or facility, there are often a few unknowns.January 24, 2013 4:20 p.m. read more..
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Sunnyside/Outlook native and shuttle astronaut Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., along with Curt Brown and Eileen Collins, join an elite group of American space heroes as they will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 20, during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.January 24, 2013 4:14 p.m. read more..
MABTON - The Mabton City Council, on Tuesday of this week, agreed to begin the process of acquiring 2.6 acres of land adjacent to the city's wastewater treatment facility.January 24, 2013 3:58 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Government entities at every level are trying to come up with new revenue, and the city of Grandview is no exception.January 23, 2013 4:52 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - The Yakima County Gang Commission met yesterday afternoon for its first meeting of the year and heard updates from Toppenish, Sunnyside and Yakima officials regarding grant money the cities have received to form plans to combat gangs.January 23, 2013 4:50 p.m. read more..
RICHLAND - That magical spark the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team captured at the end of the regular season went up in a poof of smoke at yesterday's District tournament match-up against the Hanford Falcons.January 23, 2013 4:48 p.m. read more..
BICKLETON - A breakneck type speed contest that Bickleton Coach Jerry Roberts indicated was won because of his team's effectiveness in closing the lid on the basket when Yakama Tribal had the ball snapped a three-game losing streak for the Pirates last night.January 23, 2013 4:46 p.m. read more..
It's been 10 years since Sister Mary Rita Rohde and the staff at Sunnyside's Nuestra Casa first began opening doors for those in need.January 23, 2013 4:39 p.m. read more..
If you've ever watched chefs Gordon Ramsey and Robert Irvine on the television shows Kitchen Nightmares and Restaurant Impossible, you know these two experts insist that quality food, reasonable prices and good service are the basis of a successful restaurant venture.January 23, 2013 4:37 p.m. read more..
TACOMA - The Grandview girls wrestling team, all two of them, this past Saturday traveled to the Greater Puget Sound Ladies Invitational at Henry Foss High School, bringing home fifth place team honors and two individual championships.January 22, 2013 4:05 p.m. read more..
"Ooh, I want that one!" shouted an excited student in Mrs. Rivera's first grade class as she showed the class the books that the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club donated.January 22, 2013 3:59 p.m. read more..
Esteban Medina, owner of Medina's Auto Repair in Sunnyside, has had more work than his small two-bay shop can handle.January 22, 2013 3:57 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Repealing the Growth Management Act was just one of many proposals submitted recently by local lawmakers as they prepare for their second week of the new legislative session in Olympia.January 21, 2013 3:38 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Two bills introduced early in this legislative session would require any health-insurance plan in Washington state that covers maternal care to also cover abortions.January 21, 2013 3:36 p.m. read more..
Flu season is in full swing in Washington state and flu activity is now classified as widespread, which means people are catching and spreading the flu in most areas of the state.January 21, 2013 3:35 p.m. read more..
Lower Valley fathers may be wondering why 'Almighty Dad's Day' hasn't been advertised yet this year.January 21, 2013 3:34 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside EnTrust office recently moved to downtown Sunnyside from a larger facility on Barnard Boulevard, but is still committed to the goal of integrating people with challenges into the workforce, improving their lives.January 21, 2013 3:33 p.m. read more..
MABTON - Although Mabton has a short wrestling roster this season, there were two grapplers who earned runner-up honors at the team's annual tournament, the Mid Valley Classic, this past Saturday.January 21, 2013 3:30 p.m. read more..
The Grandview boys basketball team knew they were in for a tough weekend, and Coach Roy Garcia believed his team could defeat the state's No. 2 ranked Ellensburg Bulldogs if the Greyhounds could stay in the game mentally on Friday.January 21, 2013 3:29 p.m. read more..
A 15-point loss at Lyle last Friday snapped the Bickleton High School boys basketball team's two game-winning streak in Greater Columbia 1B League play.January 21, 2013 3:24 p.m. read more..
Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services will be hosting Project Homeless Connect in Sunnyside on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oasis Community Church.January 21, 2013 3:24 p.m. read more..
Because the National Weather Service issued an air stagnation advisory last week, state officials say it is crucial for people to follow stage 2 burn ban procedures now in place in both the upper and lower Yakima county areas.January 18, 2013 3:06 p.m. read more..
PROSSER - In keeping with a luncheon theme of bicycling, motivational speaker and author Juanita Hamilton described how she tried to ride solo through much of her life.January 18, 2013 2:58 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - He's played professional soccer in Mexico and today works with professional athletes around the globe.January 18, 2013 2:57 p.m. read more..
I'm a big believer in cow comfort," said Sunnyside dairy farmer Dan DeGroot. "Cows are social creatures who like consistency so we milk, bed and feed them at the same time each day."January 17, 2013 3:27 p.m. read more..
Lower Valley Relay for Life organizers, in keeping with the American Cancer Society's slogan, 'Official sponsor of birthdays,' kicked off the fundraising season in a celebratory atmosphere at Snipes Mountain Restaurant and Microbrewery last night.January 17, 2013 3:23 p.m. read more..
After the death of her husband, a Sunnyside woman decided it was finally time to go through her beloved's belongings.January 17, 2013 3:18 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire reflected on her eight years in office in her State of the State address at the Capitol Tuesday morning, her last official act before relinquishing the reins of that office to Governor-Elect Jay Inslee.January 16, 2013 3:02 p.m. read more..
With a federal deadline looming, Sunnyside's Municipal Airport Advisory Board met last night to consider projects for 2013-14.January 16, 2013 3 p.m. read more..
Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services in Sunnyside has come a long way since 1978.January 16, 2013 2:53 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside has a chance to get an extraordinary amount of financing, which might mean the downtown revitalization project and other major street projects could be completed earlier than expected, according to Jeff Louman of Huibregtse, Louman Associates, Inc.January 15, 2013 3:23 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside H.S. Reinhold #14926 council of the Knights of Columbus this past Sunday sponsored a free throw shooting championship competition at St. Joseph's gym.January 15, 2013 3:16 p.m. read more..
SELAH - The Sunnyside High School cheerleading squad for the first time ever competed in a cheerleading competition this past Saturday.January 15, 2013 3:09 p.m. read more..
Of four increases to Sunnyside residents' utility bills included in the 2013 Sunnyside budget, two of them will not be implemented in January, according to Sunnyside City Manager Frank Sweet.January 15, 2013 3:08 p.m. read more..
In celebration of National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants nationwide will Tuesday, Feb. 5, offer each patron a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.January 15, 2013 3:06 p.m. read more..
Celia Nightingale admits most people do not look at the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) as an agency that wants to help business owners.January 15, 2013 3:03 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside officers are looking for a suspect who allegedly exposed himself to a juvenile female last Friday afternoon.January 14, 2013 3:32 p.m. read more..
When asked to help at an orphanage this summer, saying no didn't even cross Cheree LaPierre's mind.January 14, 2013 3:31 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - The Washington State Legislature begins a new session today, Monday, and Sen. Jim Honeyford already has two proposals for his colleagues to consider.January 14, 2013 3:28 p.m. read more..
ELLENSBURG - Missing two starters, the Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team had to settle for second-place honors last Saturday at Ellensburg's Westberg Invitational.January 14, 2013 3:23 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Newly named Assistant Police Chief Kal Fuller has been an officer in Grandview for about 23 years and graduated from Prosser High School.January 11, 2013 3:20 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Washington Governor-elect Jay Inslee addressed issues of job creation, the state budget, education funding and gun control as he outlined his policy goals for his first term, appearing at an Associated Press briefing session at the state capital yesterday morning (Thursday).January 11, 2013 3:18 p.m. read more..
In early December 2012 the Selah High School girls bowling team ran roughshod over the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies at Yakima's Minda Lanes, claiming a 4-0 whitewashing. Yesterday afternoon on their home lanes, the SHS bowlers got their revenge, fashioning a 4-0 sweep of their own against that same Viking squad.January 11, 2013 3:05 p.m. read more..
The new president of the Yakima Valley Community Foundation, Linda Moore, wants to develop partnerships with other non-profit organizations to create a greater impact on the community.January 11, 2013 3:02 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Three months after striking a plea deal, Charles Thomas Wilmer Weems of Grandview will spend 16-and-a-half years in federal prison on three counts related to firearms.January 10, 2013 4:26 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Girls Basketball Booster Club will be conducting two fundraisers to help the families of three students involved in a fatal accident this past Tuesday night.January 10, 2013 4:26 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - A Grandview man pled guilty to a charge of third-degree assault this past Tuesday and was sentenced to three months in jail.January 10, 2013 4:22 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Washington Elementary School spokesman Linda Ihler has issued a public plea, asking for the community's help.January 10, 2013 4:21 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - With the impending retirement of Grandview City Treasurer John Myers at the end of this month, City Administrator Cus Arteaga last night proposed a back-up plan to help the city's new treasurer transition into the job.January 9, 2013 4:30 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - Two Grandview teenagers were killed and another injured in an accident last night along Evans Road between North County Line and North Griffin roads.January 9, 2013 4:28 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside's new members of the subcommittee for public safety met Tuesday afternoon for the first time this year and resolved to keep close track of the police and fire department budgets along with the normal duties of the committee.January 9, 2013 4:26 p.m. read more..
OTHELLO - Grandview's winning streak in CWAC action ended last night in Othello, as the Husky grapplers succeeded in winning 42-21.January 9, 2013 4:24 p.m. read more..
The regional network of Yakima Valley Libraries is kicking off 2013 with wireless access for its library patrons, except at the Sunnyside site.January 8, 2013 4:46 p.m. read more..
For the first time, officials from the ports of Sunnyside and Grandview will partner to attend and recruit industries at next month's ag expo in Tulare, Calif.January 8, 2013 4:44 p.m. read more..
The Grandview Greyhound boys basketball team didn't let a pair of road games last Friday and Saturday serve as hurdles in securing two CWAC victories.January 8, 2013 4:43 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - The public is invited to a Brown Bag Medication Review on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orchard House (2001 W. Fifth St.) in Grandview.January 8, 2013 4:42 p.m. read more..
In December, city of Sunnyside building officials issued 22 permits and though few were big ticket items, there were signs of businesses at work making upgrades.January 7, 2013 3:20 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW - It was only fitting that the Grandview Greyhounds, at home on the mat in the GHS gym, finished with gusto, getting five of its own grapplers in the finals at the 16th annual Grandview Winter Classic.January 7, 2013 3:14 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside firemen could soon see progress on upgrades to their station.January 4, 2013 3:55 p.m. read more..
A topless building.January 4, 2013 3:52 p.m. read more..
SHS junior Brianna Esqueda was on fire yesterday. The Sunnyside kegler rolled a match-best 351 two-game series against the visiting Wenatchee Panthers.January 4, 2013 3:46 p.m. read more..
Though it likely won't look anything like the final end-product that passes the state legislature this spring, outgoing Gov. Chris Gregoire recently produced a budget proposal for the 2013-15 biennium in accordance with state statute.January 3, 2013 2:56 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside School District teachers received an average salary of $52,530 in the 2010-2011 school year, according to OSPI, compared to $49,210 in Grandview or $51,234 in Mabton.January 3, 2013 2:54 p.m. read more..
WASHINGTON D.C. - As widely reported by the Associated Press yesterday, federal lawmakers struck an 11th hour deal on New Year's Day that will, by some financial experts' predictions, at least delay America from plunging over the proverbial fiscal cliff.January 2, 2013 4:27 p.m. read more..
RENO, NEV. - Compiling a 6-2 record at the Sierra Nevada Classic last Thursday and Friday, good for fourth-place honors in the 138-lb. weight class, Grandview's Joesiah Saunders led a stronger than expected effort by the Greyhounds wrestling team.January 2, 2013 4:26 p.m. read more..
RENO, NEV. - Compiling a 6-2 record at the Sierra Nevada Classic last Thursday and Friday, good for fourth-place honors in the 138-lb. weight class, Grandview's Joesiah Saunders led a stronger than expected effort by the Greyhounds wrestling team.January 2, 2013 4:18 p.m. read more..