GRANDVIEW - More retail, higher paying jobs and an improved image for the Yakima Valley were just some of the hopes expressed in Grandview Tuesday night.
With certification in hand that hazardous materials at the former Carnation site have been cleaned up, Port of Sunnyside officials traveled to Olympia this week hoping for help in demolishing the plant.
“Seahawks!” a motorist yelled at me last week as he slowed his car.
Shorthanded due to injury and illness, the Lady Grizzly wrestling team battled before losing a pair of double-dual matches Thursday night.
For all of two matches West Valley was in contention Thursday night before the Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team rolled up its sleeves and dispatched the host Rams 60-15.
New SHS coach eager to build links program
Amongst the pastels and paints in SHS art teacher Saul Martinez’s classroom there is a reminder of his plans for this spring.
After 200 years of daily deliveries, the United States Postal Service has fallen on tough times.
Art, zoology, science fiction writing and the ukulele are just some of the expanded electives now offered at Sunnyside High School.
OLYMPIA – From Yakima, Union Gap, Sunnyside and Selah, residents in the 15th District expressed concerns to state representatives Bruce Chandler and David Taylor during an hour-long telephone town hall.
A spill of several tons of biosolids – a wastewater treatment by-product – likely won’t impact the Yakima Valley.
With a punchlist of minor to-do items nearly complete, Port of Sunnyside officials hope to soon have final acceptance of its $8 million anaerobic digester.
ELLENSBURG – It was all Sunnyside, all day, as the Grizzlies dominated at last Saturday’s Ray Westberg Invitational in Ellensburg.
“It’s very difficult for a high school sports team to go undefeated,” said Lady Grizzly hoop coach Rick Puente.
“Don’t tell me you’re a Quacker!” cousin Terry from Ohio texted just before the national championship football game.
A new year brings a new mission statement and new budget for Sunnyside United.
In their final home match of the regular season, Sunnyside wrestlers won 11-of-l4 matches Thursday night to thump visiting Eisenhower 56-10.
Mabton Council OKs $6 a month hike in water bills
MABTON – A combination of bad weather and bad luck could cost the city of Mabton an extra $200,000 for its new wastewater treatment plant.
HERMISTON, ORE. - Liddy Valle made the most of her homecoming Tuesday night in helping the Lady Grizzly hoop team to a 55-49 victory at Hermiston, Ore.
An accelerated effort to enclose its laterals has prompted Roza Irrigation District officials to raise assessments by $13 an acre for 2015.
Officials with the state auditor’s office plan to correct an on-line publication issued last week indicating the Port of Grandview had not filed financial statements for fiscal year 2013.
Developer builds on final existing home lot
Ten years after receiving a greenlight from the Sunnyside City Council, Aho’s Harvest Village is now building on the last of 160 home lots in its current 40-acre subdivision.
Three Lower Valley governments are among 17 in Yakima County that state auditors claim have not filed annual financial reports in a timely fashion.
Sunnyside stays perfect
In a battle of undefeated, top-10 ranked 4A teams, the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies rallied for a 57-54 home win over Moses Lake last Saturday.
You get one chance to make a first impression…and Sunnyside offered a pretty powerful one with a dominant effort in its first-ever appearance at the Dick Pruett Invite last Saturday.
In hopes of creating a monument attracting visitors to Sunnyside for years and decades to come, a city committee recommends setting aside $10,000 to purchase a black granite wall for Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial Plaza.
For many college students, winter break is a time to get away, relax or re-connect with family and friends.
Sunnyside High School’s wrestling team used a 13-bout win streak to thump Eastmont 68-6 Thursday night.
Every so often we visit a Starbucks to chat over coffee or a snack.
Tis the season of storing away the holly and untrimming the tree.
There is no winter break for Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) crews in the midst of a host of projects to prep and improve the district’s irrigation system for a new watering season this spring.
Funding basic education and addressing water storage needs are among the issues facing 15th District lawmakers when the state legislature begins a new session on Monday, Jan. 12.
As the state and county start to feel the impacts from last November’s General Election, it may be a good idea to reflect that those changes were brought about by the lowest voter turnout in more than 20 years.
Noting it’s the third consecutive review with the same issue, the state auditor’s office sent a management letter to Yakima County last week.
Sunnyside routs ’Stangs, 67-40
PROSSER – The 4A Lady Grizzly basketball team shook off the rust of a nearly two-week hiatus to thump 2A Prosser 67-40 last Friday night.
If you’re of a certain age you probably remember Siskel & Ebert. They were portly, unremarkable film critics from Chicago until they hit it big on TV with their movie review show.
When Rep. Doc Hastings wraps up 20 years of service later this week, the Pasco Republican will retire minus a congressional pension.
Everyone, it seems, wants to know what the new year will hold.
Isabelle Johannessen has picked olives in Palestine and attended a Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
A highlight of the holiday season at many schools is the winter program provided by students and staff.
There are more than Christmas wish lists issued before Dec. 25 of each year.
To what extent are current land use practices contributing to elevated nitrogen levels in Lower Valley drinking water?
With work wrapping up on the Port of Sunnyside’s anaerobic digester, commissioners approved what will likely be the project’s final change order with contractor Apollo Construction.
The Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies jumped into CBBN basketball play this past Friday and Saturday, and pulled out a couple of road wins.
Missing key athletes, the Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team still had a fruitful day last Saturday at the first-ever Eisenhower Mat Classic, finishing third in a field of 16 teams.
More than 18 months ago the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inked a consent order with five Lower Valley dairies to address sources of nitrate contamination in the groundwater.
With Christmas just six days away, here’s what I’d like to see Santa bring Sunnyside this yule season:
It’s one thing to execute in practice, it’s quite another to duplicate that effort in an actual game.
Barely a month after it failed at the polls, the Grandview School District will again submit an athletic levy to voters.
FIFE – For the second time in as many weeks, the Sunnyside Grizzly wrestling team won a tourney championship.
With the Port of Sunnyside’s new anaerobic digester coming on line soon, Cory Wilson of Bickleton is on board as the plant operator.