Damon Hurst drove in six runs yesterday to help the Sunnyside Grizzly 17U baseball team to a doubleheader split against Gonzaga Prep.
Got a call this week from Jerry Dixon of Prosser in response to my column last Friday about a journalism mentor of mine, Jack Stoner, who passed away recently.
MABTON – Starting next Tuesday, July 1, Mabton youth will enjoy some STEAM in their summer with a new program set to kick off.
Making his first start for the Grizzlies’ 17U summer baseball team, freshman Alexis Amaro pitched three perfect innings in a close 5-4 loss in the doubleheader opener at Yakima yesterday.
Backers of the proposed Sunnyside Charter Academy are hoping the second time is the charm, as the group earlier this month filed a notice of intent to apply with the Washington State Charter School Commission.
...with spring in their steps
SELAH – Fielding a youth movement of primarily freshmen, sophomores and even a seventh grader, the Sunnyside Grizzly 17U summer baseball team is playing with spring in mind.
High school, college, taking on new responsibilities; those are times when you expect or at least hope to find a mentor.
A park and recreation program dormant in Sunnyside for several years may be getting a new start.
Dairy settlement reached
A settlement reached with a Sunnyside area dairy in February of this year will pay for testing of groundwater for nitrate contamination and assist property owners with installing reverse osmosis systems for drinking water.
Samantha Lopez graduated from Sunnyside High School just a few days ago, but she is still learning this summer.
The city of Sunnyside is expanding its research on groundwater contamination at the airport.
“This is not rocket science, it’s a whole lot harder!” With that, Spokane educator Marcia Via launched a presentation in Sunnyside yesterday focused on risk factors facing youth.
Life lessons from a love of animals and God’s love for her were at the heart of Roberta Morin’s message this past Tuesday to the Lower Valley Christian Women’s Connection.
“A library has to grow and change with the times…it’s not just books on a shelf,” retired librarian Nan Ide says of the inspiration for a new book house, or outdoor library, erected by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Sunnyside.
I want to grow marijuana in my back yard. It’s legal in this state, and since I want to grow it everyone should be able to do it.
Soccer, futbol as it’s known to the rest of the world, takes center stage for the next few weeks with the latest installment of the quadrennial World Cup.
In response to concerns by parents in the community there is a lack of things for their children to do, the Mabton City Council last night agreed to fund a park and recreation program this summer.
GRANDVIEW – Turning the podium so it faced the Sunnyside Christian High School class of 2014 instead of the audience, Dana Clark had what she called “…one last heart to heart between my kids and me.”
BICKLETON – One theme consistently came through last Saturday during commencement exercises for Bickleton High School’s three graduates.
Tim Martinez and Erick Heisey combined to hold the Yakima Jr. Beetles scoreless for five innings to lead the Grizzly 17U baseball team to its first victory of the summer.
Mild spring, early crop push down asparagus prices
“It’s been a tough year…the toughest we’ve had in a good long while,” is how Sharon Heer describes the 2014 asparagus season.
“I just love having church at school!” Sunnyside High School teacher Nick Paulakis exulted during his charge to the class of 2014 during a baccalaureate service last night.
Sunnyside is safer than Ellensburg, Port Angeles and Edmonds and nearly 50 other Washington cities with a population of more than 10,000.
This is my 14th year, while working for newspapers, to provide coverage of high school graduations.
MABTON – Not only have state officials closed the SR 241 bridge just outside of town to rigs weighing more than three tons, the road (also known as the Sunnyside-Mabton Highway) is also undergoing resurfacing, as is the roadway near town at SR 22.
SVID’s sale of irrigation water rights to property owners has operated under essentially the same policy for nearly 100 years.
During their weekly meeting this morning, Wednesday, at Bon Vino’s, Sunnyside Kiwanis Club members heard presentations from three applicants for the group’s scholarship funds.
Charges may be sought against Fourth District Congressional candidate Gavin Seim following an encounter last month at the Grant County Courthouse.
“There are always speed bumps in the road, it’s how you recover, how you stand up, how resilient you are,” Grizzly Co-Coach Sergio Licona told a disappointed soccer team after last Friday’s 2-0 State semi-final loss to Mercer Island.
SHS senior snags three medals at State
It wasn’t the most auspicious of starts last Friday, but Sunnyside’s Elijah Pena made the most of his final trip to the State 3A track meet last week with three medals.
Giving a moniker to a long-unnamed park and planting more trees are part of the vision for the Loving Mabton Project proposed by eighth graders Diego Garza and Nicholas Mejia.
Kudos to local citizens for calling on the city of Sunnyside to make sure our city’s portion of the old Yellowstone Highway is preserved.
Sunnyside High earns first ever final-four berth
A sixth-minute goal proved just enough to send the Sunnyside Grizzly soccer team to its first-ever State semi-finals appearance.
Twelve new full-time jobs and another 25 to 35 seasonal jobs are headed to Grandview.
PASCO - A triple jump newbie six weeks ago, Sunnyside High School’s Elijah Pena won the Regional title in that event last Saturday in Pasco.
In 1944, the Allies were building towards D-Day, Anne Frank was keeping her diary and IBM dedicated its first program-controlled calculator.
...and call for the same from our distinguished dozen
Here in the Lower Valley we will honor our fallen next Monday on Memorial Day, as is right and proper.
Washington state law may allow for growing and marketing marijuana, but the federal government doesn’t want a drop of its water used for the crop…for now.
Though making its data available on the internet will still take some doing, the Sunnyside Airport’s automated weather observation system (AWOS) can provide residents the latest weather with a simple phone call.
Semi-final berth on the line in match-up with Kennewick
Nick Hytrek slammed the door shut on Sunnyside for 60 minutes last night, before the Grizzly soccer team finally found an answer against the Auburn-Mountainview keeper.
Now that the city of Sunnyside Airport’s AWOS system is up and running, there needs to be a place to securely store its server.
Sunnyside hosts loser-out State tourney match tomorrow
In a costly victory, the Sunnyside Grizzly soccer team earned a 3-2 shootout triumph over visiting Kennewick last Saturday to win the Regional championship.
Elijah Pena accounted for two-thirds of the Sunnyside boys track team’s score during the District track meet held last Friday.
Don’t let the final score fool you, the Sunnyside Grizzly soccer team had its hands full last night with visiting Kamiakin before pulling out a 3-0 victory in a first-round Regional playoff match.
Graduation ceremonies set for Lower Valley seniors
It’s mid-May, which means high schools in the Lower Valley are prepping for commencement exercises for graduates of the class of 2014.
A three-time State golf tourney qualifier for Sunnyside High School, Renae Visser is taking her game to a new level at Dordt College.
Though the city of Mabton is moving forward with plans to improve its municipal water system, officials here still need residents to monitor how much water they use.
After three close matches to close out the regular season, the CBBN champion Sunnyside Grizzlies made quick work of visiting University last night in a loser-out soccer playoff tilt.
Sunnyside is about to have one less intersection, as this week the city is moving forward with plans to close the crossroads at Rohman Street and Scoon Road.
OLYMPIA – Just weeks after the release of his profanity-laced e-mails targeting Republicans, Ted Sturdevant announced he is stepping down as an advisor to Gov. Jay Inslee