Like the cigarette advertising campaigns of the 1950s, the latest campaign to promote nicotine use is portraying the use of electronic cigarettes as sexy and liberating.
Some cherry growers in the area were hit hard by rains over the weekend that resulted in bruised fruit and damaged trees.
The first day of summer is still a week away, but for Sunnyside School District kids, at least, summer began this past Wednesday.
Most people might not choose a color scheme of pink and bright orange as a landscape palette, but Sunnyside’s Dick Berk of Merrick Avenue has made the color combination work for him for years.
Convincing people to go in for cancer screenings is the biggest part of Nathanael Marchello’s job as a community health promoter for the Center for Community Health Promotions.
CLEVELAND – It’s time to make plans to attend the state’s oldest continuous running rodeo and community picnic.
They have worked side by side for the past nine years, he as the Grandview Compass High School’s administrator and she as the school’s business education instructor.
Nine months ago my daughter Sarah announced on Facebook that she was going to give me another grandchild.
When the Columbian mammoths roamed the Pacific Northwest more than 11,000 years ago, there were no hi-rises blocking the horizon.
Saying his current job is a different type of pastoring, Phil Cioppa of Sunnyside is excited about his work at Orchard House, a senior assisted living community in Grandview.
“Fifteen for two, and a run of three for three for a score of five” was just one way to count scores at the annual Washington Elementary School Cribbage Tournament held last Friday.
With a mission of actively encouraging programs for cultural enrichment in the community, the Sunnyside Arts Commission has selected one project it will give its immediate focus.
Sue Jetter of the Downtown Improvement Group shared good news with the Sunnyside Arts Commission last night that two of the initial four committees for the Sunnyside Main Street project have been formed.
The old Sunnyside Fire Department siren will now take its place as a memorial to its heyday.
Looking at downtown Sunnyside today, it is hard to imagine main street bustling with retail shops and the sidewalks lined with a constant stream of shoppers.
What would it be like to suffer from depression every day for three months straight? Pretty awful, according to De Ann Chambers, a personal fitness coach.
Did you know that there are only two signs on I-82 denoting where Sunnyside is?
I’ve finally realized why my Yorkie, Buddy and I get along so well.
Set to graduate later this month from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis on international management, Sunnyside native Kathleen Dolan gives Soroptimist International of the Lower Valley the credit for her decision to pursue a career in business.
GRANDVIEW – On the road to earning a college degree, Carmen Perez of Grandview has had a few setbacks, but that hasn’t kept the young mother of three from pursuing her dream.
After a year of hosting the Sunnyside Farmers Market, Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley, the local sponsor, and its farmers market board of directors decided to call in help to evaluate the past season’s successes and failures.
Sure a lot of food gets thrown in the trash can following the lunch at area schools, but according to Yvonne Ramirez, Sunnyside School District food services director, more food is also making its way into the stomachs of Sunnyside students.
From dreams of pursuing careers in medicine and theater to plans to major in business administration, the five young women awarded Soroptimist International of Lower Yakima Valley scholarships are now a little more financially secure in their higher education goals.
Javier Rios’ first memories of his education involve attending classes at the local Head Start center as a preschooler.
Did you know that your lungs are the heaviest organ in your body?
YAKIMA – The results of the Yakima County Point in Time homeless survey are in and the results show a county wide 12.6 percent decrease from last year’s homeless numbers, according to Tim Sullivan of the Homeless Network of Yakima County.
As a biosolids coordinator for Natural Selection Farms of Sunnyside, Brian Campbell is already vested in working with agricultural strategies.
Mabton High School student Naida Gusby came to last night’s Mabton City Council meeting offering her help as a part of her senior class project.
Do people, even with the price of gas so high, still take Sunday afternoon drives? Do they still pack up the kids with a half a loaf of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a jug of cold tap water for a picnic lunch, then point the car south and just get out of Dodge?
In an effort to foster goodwill between the Mabton School District and Mabton City Hall, this year’s “Free Dump Day” will see more Mabton youth out on the street picking up trash as part of the annual clean-up.
Maybe this year, April was not a good time to consider opening a new store in downtown Sunnyside.
Promoting itself as a place for breakfast or a venue for a business meeting, Divas Coffee of Sunnyside is hoping to generate more interest in the small coffee shop, located at 1314 Yakima Valley Highway.
Anthony Chavez’s idea to raise money for the national Wounded Warrior project has earned the Sunnyside High School junior county-wide honors.
It’s been weeks since the Sunnyside United Community Survey was completed, but the results of the survey show some interesting findings.
Think your spouse may be hitting you in his sleep? If so, you probably should consider sleeping on the living room sofa and in the morning make your bed partner an appointment for a sleep disorder test, suggests Dr. Brian Santiago, Sunnyside’s expert on sleep health.
After five months of training, Mabton Police Officer Josh L. Molinuex has graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy, according to Mabton Police Chief Ricardo Gutierrez.
State delays marijuana applications for cities imposing bans
Even as county and city governments struggle to deal with the legalization of marijuana and its impact on businesses and law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, like Sunnyside United, are wading through murky waters dealing with the impact I-502 may have on the youth in their communities.
PROSSER – The women attending the monthly meeting of the Lower Valley Christian Women’s Connection expecting to hear a war veteran speak about the horrors of war, received instead a testimony about spiritual protection.
So most of you know that April 11 was National Pet Day, right?
Not wanting to make the city ordinance too restrictive while protecting the city from potential liability, the Sunnyside Municipal Airport Advisory Board continued its examination of Title 14, a proposed city ordinance governing the airport management during its meeting held last night, Tuesday.
What started out as door-to-door candied apple sales has become something of a miracle for Anna Garza, the founder of Mom’s Candied and Caramel Apples of Sunnyside.
As a former teacher, Joanne Vining knows too well that little kids have accidents at school causing them to need a quick change of clothing.
Timing is everything, especially when it comes to deciding whether to issue a bond levy or a capital funding levy, as the Grandview School Board learned last night, Monday, at its regular meeting.
It’s a longstanding tradition for Sunnyside High School’s state science fair winners bringing home the coveted traveling trophy to celebrate with giant root beer floats. Nobody says the creamy confection can’t be enjoyed directly from the trophy itself.
The 9-1-1 emergency line suffered from outages this morning, Thursday, across Washington state, starting at about 1 a.m. Service was completely restored before 8 a.m., according to officials from Centurylink, the company responsible for maintaining the lines.
Listening to Dr. Lincoln Westfall, D.O. talk about his journey to Sunnyside is like listening to an international travelogue interspersed with multiple medical adventures and romance.
Yes, there will be a Cinco de Mayo street fair and yes, it will be held on South Sixth Street, between Decatur and Franklin avenues...
The loss of a long time co-worker and valued friend is hard on any business office, but to lose two such individuals within eight months of each other has been extremely tough on the staff at Sunnyside’s Daily Sun News.
The desire to help feed the hungry in her community led Mabton Middle School seventh grader Jessica Gorman to seek a $500 grant to be spent on groceries.
I had nearly given up on spring’s arrival this year when it burst forth with all the dandelions I can possibly wish for. It is not that I am a fan of the sunny little weed, but its arrival reminds me that I need to tie on my yard shoes and finally uncover the flower and garden beds in my otherwise ugly yard.