Snow pack doubled in a month
It’s amazing what a difference a month – and a winter storm or two – can make.
PASCO - Nearly 25 years ago the King sisters ruled the basketball court for Bickleton and excelled in sports at the community college level.
In a sure sign of progress for the Port of Sunnyside’s anaerobic digester, documents were released last week for contractors looking to bid on the $7 million project.
Sunnyside Christian boys end 15-year State tourney run
In what proved to be his last game for Sunnyside Christian hoops, senior Brant Bosma willed his team to stay in the game against Colton in last Friday’s State sectional contest.
Johnson Foods Inc. of Sunnyside has been fined $14,000 for a history of wastewater discharges that are excessively acidic and for other water quality violations at the food processing facilities the company operates in Sunnyside.
If there was confetti I would have thrown it.
Finding out less than a third of dog owners in Mabton have their pets licensed has been a wake-up call for this city.
While no action was taken, the Grandview School Board received background information last night about future network and computer-related needs.
GRANDVIEW – While the cities of Sunnyside and Grandview debate whether to allow retail marijuana sales, one man is moving forward with a plan to fill the market niche.
A fourth loser-out game in less than 10 days proved one too many for the Grandview Lady Greyhound basketball team, which ended its season last Saturday with a 64-43 loss to West Valley.
Taking a cue from his mother, Kenny Harding has turned cooking into a career.
The evening began with a challenge and ended with consensus.
Local group to address marijuana/alcohol use among teens
Stashing supplies in bathroom stalls and hiding in the high school auditorium curtains to get high are some of the ways Sunnyside teens are trying to cover up marijuana use on campus.
After mulling it over for a week, Sunnyside’s Dan Newhouse has thrown his hat into the ring, announcing today his decision to run for Congress
Host playoff game this Friday
The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly basketball team came out firing last night on the way to a 70-43 home playoff victory over North Central.
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.
Just in time for preparations on work to construct the Port of Sunnyside’s anaerobic digester, the port’s commissioners last night approved a resolution to give the agency more input on the bidding process.
After a promising start, the Sunnyside Grizzly basketball team faltered last night on the way to an 82-56 home loss to Hanford.
Jessica Cardenas earned championship honors in the 170-lb. weight class to spark the Sunnyside girls during Regional wrestling competition last Saturday.
Grizzlies qualify eight for State
Thanks to several clutch victories in consolation matches, the Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team grabbed fourth-place team honors during last Saturday’s Regional tourney at Glacier Peak High School.
Ten years ago Barb Driesen held down a pair of part-time Sunnyside jobs to support her family, working in promotions for Mid-Valley Mall and as an employee for Curves.
So our Gov. Inslee is going all Obama on the state legislature and enacting his own executive privilege with a self-proclaimed moratorium on capital punishment.
Water supply and water quality are at the forefront of Yakima County’s plans for 2014.
In a move that surprised state legislators, Gov. Jay Inslee held a press conference yesterday to announce he is imposing a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty in Washington state.
The Mabton City Council took an important step forward last night when it awarded a contract to construct a new wastewater treatment plant.
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.
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.
YAKIMA – The Sunnyside Grizzly basketball team pounded its way to a double-digit lead, then held on for a 50-41 victory at Eisenhower last Friday in CBBN action.
MABTON – In a see-saw contest that saw both teams enjoy big runs, it was the Mabton Viking basketball team that finished on top in a 55-47 home win over Cle Elum last Friday.
RICHLAND – With 10 Sunnyside Grizzly grapplers punching their tickets to Regionals, the Sunnyside wrestling team earned third-place team honors last Saturday at Sub-Regionals.
RICHLAND – The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly wrestling team dominated the field on the way to winning the District team title last Saturday.
Five Grizzlies secure No. 1 seeds
The Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team doubled its contingent to Sub-Regionals today and tomorrow at Hanford High School.
If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.
With California’s winter drought currently in the headlines, federal and state lawmakers are mulling ways to help increase water storage.
This morning the Seahawks were celebrated with a victory parade in Seattle for the 43-8 Super Bowl whuppin’ they administered on the (former AFC West rival) Broncos.
Plan would hike school spending by $200 million
OLYMPIA - Paying sales tax on bottled water and for janitorial services will be in the offing if Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to speed up K-12 funding finds approval in the legislature.
For the second time in three months, local Prestige Healthcare workers picketed to protest what they feel are unsafe working conditions.
Three times, three close losses. That’s been the Super Bowl experience when my favorite teams have appeared in the big game.
With this installment of Apprageous! I’m making an exception to my usual policy of profiling apps that are free.
Grizzlies finish in No. 2 spot behind unbeaten Moses Lake
The first bout was essentially host Wenatchee’s last hurrah, as the Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team cruised to a 48-15 victory last night.
MABTON – While a Transportation Benefit District generates money specifically for road and street projects, it also adds accounting requirements.
YAKIMA – A saga nearly 18 months in the making ended yesterday when Frank Sweet filed a plea to one felony charge of injury to public records.
They may have finished second, but Harrison Middle School eighth graders Andrea Barcenas and Margarita Romero punched their ticket to nationals recently with a strong showing at a robotics competition.
The Grizzly wrestlers made the most of their home finale last Saturday by thumping Richland 49-22 and Prosser 77-6 in non-league double-dual action.
After a slow start last Friday in a 64-53 loss at home to LaSalle, the Mabton boys basketball team rallied for a 68-57 victory on Saturday over Lower Valley rival Granger.
Boys Prep Wrestling
It may not have been the start Sunnyside hoped for, but it’s hard to quibble with a convincing 56-16 thumping of Eastmont in CBBN wrestling action last night.
In a scene George Orwell might have concocted, Monica Kennard found more than she bargained for with the state’s healthplan finder to obtain health insurance.
In a span of less than two weeks, three of Yakima County’s elected leaders announced they will retire at the end of this year.
It came down to remedying a struggling business model, says Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic CEO Carlos Olivares of the move to refer patients to Sunnyside Community Hospital instead of PMH Medical Center in Prosser.
Isabelline Shrike, Demoiselle Crane, Ruddy Shelduck - the names sound like fictional characters from a soap opera or prime time drama.