With very little fanfare, the Lower Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee gave its approval for a two-year budget of $2,032,000 during Thursday night’s meeting held in Granger.
After recent city council meetings, last night’s regular meeting of the Mabton city leaders was a bit anti-climactic.
Transfer of federal forest lands to the state and continued statewide economic development are issues 15th District Legislative Representative David V. Taylor believes will be challenges in the upcoming Washington State Legislative session.
He may be too young to be complaining about drastic weather changes, but because he is an emphatic little soul, Buddy is the perfect companion to make me feel better about my daily weather-related aches and pains.
The Yakima County Commissioner’s race has shaped up to be a two-man race with incumbent Rand Elliott of Yakima facing write-in candidate Curtis E. Vangstad, a farmer from Zillah.
For the people who knew Walter George of Sunnyside his passing at age 90 was a sad one.
Of the three initiatives being presented to Washington State voters on the General Election ballot on Nov 4, Yakima Valley state legislators are urging voters to turn down two. And, to carefully consider the third initiative before voting yes on it.
After 31 years of overseeing the upkeep of the Mabton School District buildings, Bill Roettger is ready to start the next chapter of his life.
What does one fix for her own dinner after cooking for 500 kindergarteners?
MABTON – In a day and age when going to the store to buy salsa is the norm, Linda Cussins of Mabton and Connie Peacock of Grandview are busy making their spicy condiment, thanks to the fresh bounty of their back yard gardens.
In my ongoing journey to educate my canine pal Buddy, I have discovered he may like being read to.
GRANDVIEW – Sandra Ortiz of Sunnyside has always known she wanted to help children.
After having the same telephone number for more than 30 years, it has come as a great pain in the neck to try and remember I now have a new home phone number.
If you’ve been to Sunnyside Community Hospital recently, it would be difficult not to notice a lot of construction going on, a number of new faces and an expansion of available health care services.
When Frida Berg learned she had been accepted to be a foreign exchange student to the United States she cried with happiness.
When Jarryd T. Bivins left military service he thought he might try law enforcement as his next career.
Can you visualize a downtown Sunnyside, where clothing stores are clustered together on one block, with accessory shops and a variety of dining opportunities intermingled across the street?
For a lot of people an afternoon snack might mean grabbing a quick chocolate bar or a bag of chips.
Recent changes in time and employment commitments of key Sunnyside United leaders led the youth coalition to hold elections yesterday morning (Thursday) at the group’s monthly meeting.
Soon after Sunnyside’s Les Amundson returned home from serving his country as an airman in World War II, the Sunnyside American Legion leadership tagged him to become a member of Post #73.
When Jocelyn Baca sets about to accomplish a goal, she tackles it with a great intensity.
“We need you” was the message Sunnyside youth advocate Cathy Kelley shared with the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club Wednesday morning.
A tip from a friend landed Brad Denson with a job he has now held for 34 years.
What started as a simple project to break up a 20 percent incline in his Upland Drive back yard has become an attractive 40-foot curved retaining wall complete with a 4-foot tall cedar privacy screen.
With Sunnyside street construction projects proceeding a tad bit ahead of schedule, Sunnyside Public Works Director Shane Fisher said his biggest worry now is getting all of the paving and sidewalk work done before the weather turns.
After reading accounts of a Great Dane from Portland, Ore. dining on nearly four dozen socks and a Blue Heeler from Leavenworth with family issues, I begin to understand why animals need to be blessed.
Leo and Sam Madrigal of Sunnyside are working to reopen a historic downtown nightspot under a new name and management.
A full house at the Sunnyside Cornerstone Assembly of God Church celebrated the dedication and courage of the men and women who work in law enforcement during the annual “Honor Our Heroes” service this past Sunday.
September is my favorite month out of the entire year. And, not just because it is my birthday month, although that does make the month pretty special.
It’s once again report card season for school districts in Washington state.
John Livingston Clark didn’t start writing until he was 55-years-old. In 2008 he published his first book.
For Isaac Cendejas, swimming in Clear Lake on White Pass, camping out under the stars and making new friends at YMCA’s Camp Dudley was the summer camp experience of a lifetime.
Catalina Bazaldua is fulfilling an educational goal she once never thought possible.
Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary members were presented with a pop quiz Wednesday morning in celebration of the first day of school in the Sunnyside School District…and to test their knowledge about hospice care.
Chad Roberts now knows why he was born in Central Washington.
Thirteen brave Lower Valley golfers have joined the millions of individuals taking the ALS ice bucket challenge, collecting more than $300 late last Friday afternoon at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.
Can stress be a healthy thing?
Now that the Sunnyside municipal swimming program is ready to be wrapped up for another season, the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to launch a fall co-ed softball league, beginning Sept.15.
Buddy and I have been wondering about the fuss being made about allowing chicken farming inside the city limits.
Laser light shows flashing across the sails of the Sydney Opera House to convention meetings in the former Summer Olympics Park in New South Wales were among the highlights of this year’s Rotary International convention held in Australia’s largest city – Sydney.
On rare occasions, if you’re in the right place at the right time, you might catch a glimpse of white doves flying across the Sunnyside horizon. The graceful, sometimes darting birds aren’t airborne for long, as they have a short flight home.
Concerns about how the recent sale of 478 acres of Port of Sunnyside property was handled were brought to the attention of Port of Sunnyside commissioners Monday night.
Teens’ lamb sells for $24,000 in Grandview livestock arena
One 140-lb. lamb was transformed into a beacon of hope when two Prosser High School FFA chapter members decided to sell the Suffolk cross at the Yakima Valley Fair livestock auction recently.
There may only be about a half dozen or so students in the Bickleton School District interested in earning college credits while attending high school.
After spending one winter in Russia, Sunnyside’s Hannah Vlieger is on her way back to the country known for its sub-zero temperatures, and borscht.
Sometimes change is as simple as sitting in a different pew at church. But sometimes, change can be as life altering as the end of a 43-year marriage.
With the donation of a new computer, printer and office space, Sunnyside American Legion Post #73 is ready to begin processing local veterans’ service claims from a new downtown Sunnyside location.
Chickens expecting to find a home in Sunnyside will have to find a new place to roost, following action taken by the Sunnyside Planning Commission Tuesday night.
PROSSER – The dog days of summer make it just too hot to go outside and care for the garden and lawn.
Substitute teachers working in Grandview School District classrooms will receive a pay raise this year, thanks to action taken by the Grandview School Board Monday night.