Jody Williams wears a couple of important hats at the Roza Irrigation District’s Sunnyside office as bookkeeper and assistant treasurer.February 28, 2014 3:15 p.m. read more..
Lower Valley Credit Union was awarded the Credit Union Times’ Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Service to the Underserved, at the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.February 28, 2014 3:15 p.m. read more..
The Grandview community float needs a new trailer.February 28, 2014 3:15 p.m. read more..
Yakima County Sheriff Office deputies are investigating a report of a robbery in the 2000 block of Murray Road near Sunnyside.February 28, 2014 3:15 p.m. read more..
The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.February 28, 2014 3:15 p.m. read more..
The city of Grandview is looking to refurbish a garbage truck using a vendor with which it is already familiar.February 28, 2014 3:15 p.m. read more..
OTHELLO – The 17th annual Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello is set to take place the weekend of March 28-30.February 28, 2014 3:08 p.m. read more..
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Grandview police have since yesterday (Thursday) had a number of calls for service, including a theft reported in the 600 block of Stover Road. According to authorities there was a disagreement over who was responsible for paying the $600 fee for services rendered.February 28, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Five Sunnyside businesses were cited for serving alcohol to minors last week, as a part of a city-wide alcohol compliance check.February 27, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Riding a motorcycle around on a warm Northwest day is a relaxing pastime, unless you get stuck at a traffic light that just won’t turn green.February 27, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
State Rep. Charles Ross (R-Naches) has decided he will not run for a fifth term in the Washington State House of Representatives, opting instead to throw his hat in the ring to replace retiring Yakima County Auditor Corky Holloway.February 27, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Washington House Democrats released their 2014 supplemental operating budget proposal yesterday (Wednesday). House Republicans say the budget will increase spending for the 2013-15 biennium by $173 million, including a net of $82 million in policy level increases.February 27, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
In the hour prior to a public hearing on Senate Bill 6566 this past Wednesday, Sen. Steve O’Ban again called for Gov. Jay Inslee to reach out and listen to the victims before imposing a blanket moratorium on executions in Washington.February 27, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Lt. Brian Winter of the Yakima County Sheriff’s office this past Tuesday announced his candidacy for sheriff.February 27, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Coming from a Chinese school of 10,000 students to Sunnyside High School with an enrollment of a little over 1,600 has been quite a change for International Exchange Student program participant Wei Ximu.February 27, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Upon arrival at the scene, Sunnyside police officers discovered the driver of a car and a second individual were in need of medical aid as the result of a vehicle crashing into a home.February 27, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Toppenish – There are now fewer than two weeks left for the valley’s brightest students to apply for one of seven new scholarships at Heritage University.February 27, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
A Sunnyside motorist was reminded yesterday (Tuesday) that parking in a handicap designated parking space without a permit is a traffic violation.February 26, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Community Hospital Auxiliary has scholarship help available for students interested in health care careers.February 26, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Women in Washington, Oregon and Idaho will gain practical advice for improving farm management skills and networking with other women producers at the 2014 Women in Agriculture Conference to be held at 28 locations on Saturday, March 15.February 26, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Do you have “Ultimate Influence?”February 26, 2014 3:02 p.m. read more..
I’ve become a victim of fraud.February 26, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2014 multiple-season permit.February 26, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
The Mabton girls basketball team keeps its hopes of competing in the 1A State tournament alive, having claimed third-place honors in the District tournament this past Saturday.February 25, 2014 3:03 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Community Hospital welcomes two neurosurgeons to its team this month, opening a new service line for patients to receive care for brain, spine and back conditions throughout the Lower Yakima Valley.February 25, 2014 3:02 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Christian Knights will be competing against Colton High School this coming Friday at Eisenhower High School in Yakima for a chance to advance to the 1B State basketball tournament in Spokane.February 25, 2014 3:01 p.m. read more..
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic announced recently it is merging with Community Dental Care of Sunnyside.February 25, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security?February 25, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Invitations have been sent to a broad array of agricultural interests to participate on the Washington Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) new agriculture and water quality advisory committee.February 25, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside police had a relatively quiet weekend with investigations of suspicious circumstances and animal complaints topping their investigations.February 24, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) last week joined two award-winning Seattle chefs to show 30 elementary school children some delicious healthy “Superfoods” they soon could be eating in school lunchrooms under a new program in the Farm Bill that President Obama signed into law this month.February 24, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Helping parents prepare their middle school daughters for high school and college and giving the girls a glimpse of various careers formed the core of the Women Empowered (WE) Career Day last Saturday at Sierra Vista Middle School in Sunnyside.February 24, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
As the 2014 legislative session reaches the half-way point, key priorities of Gov. Jay Inslee’s have passed through the House or Senate.February 21, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Carol Louden of Yakima became aware of a need for a quality hospice care facility when her son-in-law was suffering from a terminal disease.February 21, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
February is turning out to be a busy month for Katie Hutchins. The Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador not only is making a number of personal appearances at the high school district and state championship contests, she is busy promoting dairy products locally.February 21, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - Always one of the crowd-pleasing events on the South Central Washington arts calendar, the ESD 105 Regional High School Art Show moves to the JA World site in Yakima’s Terrace Heights area for the 41st edition of the annual exhibit that showcases the best creative work by our area’s high school art students.February 21, 2014 3:08 p.m. read more..
Miss out on last weekend’s red wine and chocolate event in the Yakima Valley or just want to experience it again?February 21, 2014 3:05 p.m. read more..
On behalf of the Sunnyside School District’s students, staff and Board of Directors, I would like to thank our voters for their support in approving the school bond to construct a new Washington Elementary School and make safety upgrades at other schools in our district.February 21, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Hundreds of millions of people will be following the 2014 Winter Olympics, even though the underwhelming motto (“Hot. Cool. Yours.”) sounds less like a paean to athletic excellence than the sort of progression that accompanies a court-ordered paternity suit.February 21, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
It’s easy to imagine an arena full of Phish fans raising and waving their lighters to honor U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting the feds might help states that legalize pot by allowing dispensaries to utilize banking services. Way to go, Super AG. That’s so incredibly righteous of you.February 21, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA – Members of the League of Women Voters were treated to a virtual tour of the court system Thursday morning at the Yakima County Courthouse.February 21, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
The District playoff games scheduled this Friday between the Sunnyside Christian High School Knights and the Yakama Tribal Eagles have been moved from Goldendale to Zillah Middle School.February 20, 2014 4 p.m. read more..
Students from about a dozen area high schools are scheduled to engage each other in their own wintertime mental Olympics - with berths to State tournaments on the line - during the Regional Knowledge Bowl competitions that are coming up during the last half of February.February 20, 2014 3:01 p.m. read more..
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I love my family.February 19, 2014 3:03 p.m. read more..
The subject was love, of course, with Valentine’s Day upon us last week, and that’s why the grizzled and semi-grizzled members of the world dilemma think tank had settled upon it. Well, to be fair, they agreed to talk about someone else’s love life, naturally.February 19, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
The city of Sunnyside is the recipient of $3,000 for its participation in the STOP Violence Against Women Program.February 19, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
You’ve probably noticed the unusually cold and stormy weather we’ve been experiencing this year. That makes it more appropriate than ever to recognize National Umbrella Month this March.February 19, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Hoping to capture the foot traffic coming from Sunnyside’s Central Park and community events, Jose Sanchez of Sunnyside has opened the Parkside Mini Mart and JAS Gift Shop at the corner of East Zillah Drive and West Edison Avenue.February 19, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
More spending money and a fresh perspective are just some of the benefits 28 Lower Valley residents are experiencing after completing a smoking cessation program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Sunnyside.February 18, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside firemen have answered 14 aid calls since last Friday.February 18, 2014 3:06 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW – In what was one of its best games this season, last night the Grandview boys basketball team has given itself a chance at winning the Dis-trict championship.February 18, 2014 3:05 p.m. read more..
KELSO - Swimming well just wasn’t enough for Sunnyside High School swimmers this past weekend.February 18, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
This coming Friday Sunnyside Christian hoops fans will get to see the Knights compete for the District championship title.February 17, 2014 3:09 p.m. read more..
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Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley is hosting a free leadership workshop on Tuesday, March 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Best Western Grapevine Inn.February 17, 2014 3:01 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside Planning Commission has decided to move forward with its recommendation to control and limit retail marijuana businesses within Sunnyside with tighter zoning restrictions, despite an opinion issued by the state attorney general that may pave the way for cities to ban marijuana businesses altogether.February 14, 2014 3:15 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee this week announced he is appointing Judge Robert Lawrence-Berrey Jr. to the Division III Court of Appeals, District II.February 14, 2014 3:12 p.m. read more..
The basement is a comfortable lounge, complete with a small stage, a kitchen, air hockey table and a foosball game.February 14, 2014 3:12 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA - On Saturday, March 1, the Zonta Club of Yakima Valley will sponsor its 27th annual dinner theatre fundraiser at the Yakima Convention Center.February 14, 2014 3:07 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA – The Yakima Valley Community College Engineering Department in partnership with the Yakima branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host Engineering Day for Kids on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the HUB on the Yakima campus of YVCC.February 14, 2014 3:05 p.m. read more..
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The next old fashioned Gospel Music Jamboree will be this coming Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at Grace Brethren Church in Mabton, 216 B St.February 14, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Over the past 18 months, Sunnyside Community Hospital has undergone a significant, financial turnaround, and with its recent additions to inpatient and outpatient services, Lower Yakima Valley residents can continue to expect more quality health care options in the future.February 14, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2014 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington.February 14, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Bickleton’s girls gave the 1B playoff-bound Trout Lake Mustangs a scare last night. “It was a great game for our girls to finish off their season with,” Bickleton Coach Emily Barnhart said of the closer than the 59-45 score indicated.February 13, 2014 3:03 p.m. read more..
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Residents of the Yakima Valley have been using services provided by Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care since 1978.February 13, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
A proposed change to a law aimed at preserving farmland and open space could result in higher taxes for some Washington property owners.February 13, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Sen. Jim Honeyford’s work to keep state waterways from being infested by non-native mussels received another boost this past Tuesday.February 13, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Water supply and water quality are at the forefront of Yakima County’s plans for 2014.February 13, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
For those who are diagnosed with and survive cancer the experience is a journey, according to Carmina Borrego.February 13, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Sen. Steve O’Ban, a constitutional attorney from west Pierce County, has introduced a measure aimed at addressing Gov. Jay Inslee’s blanket moratorium on death row executions in Washington state.February 13, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
When interviewing foreign exchange students I always hope that I do not come off as the “Ugly American.”February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
From endangered salmon to the Spotted Owl, the Pacific Northwest has been the poster child when it comes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
There is a long-standing rivalry between Grandview and Prosser.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Out of commission for a full week – due to the cancellation of last weekend’s games because of icy road conditions – it’s no surprise the Bickleton High School girls basketball team had to shake off a little rust last night.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
The Grandview Lady Greyhound basketball team punched its ticket to at least a piece of the postseason with a convincing 58-42 victory over Prosser last night.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Dear Savvy Senior, my 62-year-old sister was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and was surprised when the doctor told her that she’s probably had it or prediabetes for many years. My question is what determines prediabetes and how can you know if you have it? - Surprised SeniorFebruary 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Why are we always so surprised when people are nice?February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Despite the often asked question about working with those who have passed on, Teresa Smith says she enjoys her career as an intern funeral director.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Officers in Grandview responding to a tip yesterday morning (Tuesday) arrested two juvenile males suspected of a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
The city of Grandview is one step closer to an official ban of recreational marijuana retailers, processors and producers within city limits.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
During the Mabton City Council’s regular meeting last night, Tuesday, Councilman Arturo DeLaFuente critiqued the city’s snow removal performance.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside City Manager Don Day’s appointment of Robert Barker to the Sunnyside Civil Service Commission created a bit of a stir this past Monday evening.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
The Mabton City Council took an important step forward last night when it awarded a contract to construct a new wastewater treatment plant.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
As of last night’s election count, the school bond in Sunnyside and the school levy in Grandview are both passing, but the final outcome will not be known until all the votes have been counted.February 12, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
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Sunnyside’s Sierra Vista Middle School saw 11 students earn perfect 4.00 grade point averages for the second quarter of the 2013-14 academic year.February 11, 2014 3:53 p.m. read more..
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TOPPENISH – Two Lower Yakima Valley high school students are among nine receiving full-tuition, four-year scholarships to Heritage University.February 11, 2014 3:50 p.m. read more..
The second quarter honor roll of the 2013-14 school year has been released by Sunnyside Christian High School.February 11, 2014 3:48 p.m. read more..
January may be a month to start a new year and new resolutions, but it’s not a month to start new building projects.February 11, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
There are a lot of changes happening in Sunnyside...that’s the good news.February 11, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Quarterly school board retreats and superintendent evaluations twice each year are changes the Sunnyside School Board considered during a dinner retreat at Bon Vino’s last night.February 11, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Following a public hearing during which there were no comments from the public on Monday, Sunnyside’s six-year transportation improvement plan was amended to include the installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters on North 16th Street.February 11, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
One of five Lower Valley dairies sued one year ago reached a settlement in the suit brought by Outlook-based CARE (Community Association for Restoration of the Environment) and the Center for Food Safety from Washington D.C.February 11, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - As the deadline to get committee approval of Senate policy bills passed last Friday, it became clear that Republican Sen. Jim Honeyford had been successful in shepherding through a number of his proposals - nine in all last week alone for the Sunnyside solon.February 10, 2014 3:07 p.m. read more..
This year Sunnyside High School has incorporated a new policy regarding all Valentine’s deliveries.February 10, 2014 3:07 p.m. read more..
A photographic exhibition to celebrate the courage of those who have been touched by the ravages of cancerFebruary 10, 2014 3:06 p.m. read more..
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While listening to the State of the Union address by the coolest president ever last week, I felt an odd chill go up my leg (because of the polar vortex) when I mused over why people loyally vote for and trust those who instinctively make things worse every time they try to fix something.February 7, 2014 3:50 p.m. read more..
Mabton police are continuing to investigate a report of a burglary at a home in the 100 block of Washington Avenue. The incident occurred this past Wednesday. It is unknown what items were taken.February 7, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
The basketball games scheduled tonight, Friday, at Sunnyside Christian High School have been canceled due to the weather.February 7, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
When her father passed away five years ago, Carmelita Alvarez took advantage of hospice services. She’d been working at Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care in Sunnyside for a couple of years at that point, and said she thought she was prepared.February 7, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Calling it a real game-changer, Sen. Michael Baumgartner this past Thursday introduced a bill to redefine what “basic education” means in Washington.February 7, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.February 7, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Temperatures are warming, birds are singing and soon spring chinook salmon will be moving into the lower Columbia River in large numbers. Spring is still a ways off, but February offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.February 7, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
This week, in response to a request from U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $11.5 million nationwide purchase of Concord grape juice, which is grown in the Yakima Valley.February 6, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Washington state farmers could soon be growing cannabis for use in a potentially profitable hemp industry.February 6, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Sen. Steve O’Ban this week told members of the Washington State Senate Health Care Committee that his legislation represents the best hope for people who have lost their medical insurance due to Obamacare.February 6, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
“The comments were very encouraging,” Erin Martin, co-chair for Charter Schools of Sunnyside, said of last Thursday’s Washington State Charter School Commission meeting.February 6, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Members of the Sunnyside lodging tax advisory committee voted to recommend that the city provide funding for eight of the nine proposals the committee reviewed at its meeting yesterday, Tuesday.February 5, 2014 3:44 p.m. read more..
Yakima County Sheriff deputies are looking into a couple of burglaries reported over the weekend.February 5, 2014 3:38 p.m. read more..
Just barely out of high school, Erika Aranda found herself in need of employment.February 5, 2014 3:31 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW – The Grandview boys basketball team last night played a home game against East Valley and defeated the Red Devils, 63-53.February 5, 2014 3:04 p.m. read more..
WALLA WALLA – Sunnyside Christian had its hands full against DeSales last night and had to battle to eke out a 61-59 non-league win.February 5, 2014 3:02 p.m. read more..
Tuesday, Jan. 28th, Americans across the country watched President Obama deliver his fifth State of the Union address.February 5, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
Can you recommend some popular work at home jobs for retirees?February 5, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
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TOPPENISH - It’s the youngest team in the Greater Columbia 1B League, with four eighth graders and three freshmen on the varsity. But Bickleton may have the biggest heart.February 5, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council subcommittee on public safety covered a lot of ground at yesterday’s meeting, from the search for a new police chief to the status of the construction on the fire station to a new tool for citizens to help provide police with information on crimes.February 4, 2014 3:12 p.m. read more..
The Sunnyside City Council last night discussed the possibility of providing Sunnyside United with funding for prevention and intervention programs.February 4, 2014 3:10 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW – Police in Grandview are urging residents to use caution when driving in the snow after morning snowfall yesterday (Monday) caused three accidents in the city.February 4, 2014 3:07 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside Police are continuing to investigate an attempted burglary reported early this morning (Tuesday) in the 1500 block of South Sixth Street.February 4, 2014 3:07 p.m. read more..
Washington employers earned a record $82 million in federal tax credits in 2013 for hiring certain hard-to-place job seekers.February 4, 2014 3:05 p.m. read more..
Monday night’s Port of Sunnyside meeting was an occasion for port commissioners to deal with a few housekeeping matters, namely the awarding of a bid for a new roof for the East Edison Avenue port administration building.February 4, 2014 3:05 p.m. read more..
BICKELTON - Bickleton High School’s girls basketball team didn’t fare well in its games this past weekend, losing first to Lyle-Wishram at home on Friday night by a 57-11 score, then falling to Sunnyside Christian High School on Saturday night, 80-18.February 4, 2014 3:04 p.m. read more..
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BICKLETON – The second quarter honor roll of the 2013-14 school year has been released by the Bickleton School District.February 4, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - An East Valley High School student is seeking state lawmakers’ help to remove a state board of education requirement making senior projects a state mandated high school graduation requirement.February 4, 2014 3 p.m. read more..
GRANDVIEW – Fred E. Hayes Post 57 of the American Legion in Grandview is again embarking on an effort to help the national organization raise $1,000,000 for the National Emergency Fund, which supports veterans displaced by natural disasters.February 3, 2014 3:50 p.m. read more..
OLYMPIA - The Senate Agriculture, Water and Rural Economic Development Committee last Thursday considered a bill aimed at putting more buzz into the state’s honeybee industry.February 3, 2014 3:40 p.m. read more..
Sunnyside police had a full weekend of investigating a number of non-injury accidents.February 3, 2014 3:37 p.m. read more..
“Access, Equity & Excellence,” a free summit for parents and community members, will be hosted by the League of Education Voters on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sunnyside High School.February 3, 2014 3:27 p.m. read more..
YAKIMA – With junior Kian Hauskin pacing the Rams, via victories in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, West Valley emerged with top honors at last Saturday’s Yakima Valley Championships.February 3, 2014 3:03 p.m. read more..