The Sunnyside School District continues to grow, pushing its annual budget to an all-time high of $101,344,650, with more than $73.3 million of those expenses in the general fund.
I’m a Fortean, which just means that I accept the possibility that “things” might exist that science doesn’t account for or accept.
Worldcon was held in Spokane this past weekend.
The Mabton City Council Tuesday night adjusted the wages and salaries for city employees. Council’s intent is to give more flexibility in hiring to the police chief and city manager.
Blanca Bazaldua has experienced just about everything the Lower Valley has to offer in terms of work, and that wealth of knowledge is very useful in her current position at Nuestra Casa.
Tom Denlea of the Sunnyside Lodging Tax Advisory Committee gave a short presentation to the Sunnyside City Council Monday night, proposing the city adopt a tourism promotion area.
The city’s finances are in pretty good shape, according to Sunnyside Finance Director David Layden, who presented an overview of the city’s finances for the first six months of 2015.
While many people take every precaution they can to protect their pets, microchipping is often overlooked as a safe and effective way to locate and identify lost animals.
People looking for work or for workers can both turn to WorkSource and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for help, according to the guest speakers at Wednesday morning’s Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club meeting.
Despite several dairies and another feedlot in the area, a proposal to establish a new feedlot southeast of Mabton is facing stiff resistance from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the city of Mabton and adjoining property owners.
Two air quality monitors that measure particle pollution are being installed at Harrison Middle School in Sunnyside and will collect air pollution data for the Lower Valley from October of this year until February 2016.
I’ve really enjoyed the sunsets the past week or so.
Two weeks after being sworn into office, Grandview School Board Directors Jessica Hansen and Dale Burgeson last night helped approve the budget for the district’s 2015-16 school year.
The Sunnyside City Council spent five hours this past Saturday envisioning the future of the city and setting seven main goals for 2016 that will help attain that future.
Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce loses non-profit status with IRS
Local business group in arrears to tune of $44,000
The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday evening discussed several construction projects that are on the drawing board, including a major revamp at the airport.
The Mabton City Council approved the annual update to its Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan Tuesday night, adding five new projects to the list of work the city hopes to accomplish in the next six years, for a total of 17 street improvement projects.
The Sunnyside City Council received several reports on the status of the city’s fire and police departments at Monday night’s meeting.
It took quite a bit of discussion this past Monday evening before the Sunnyside City Council came to an agreement on a contract it was willing to enter into with the Sunnyside School District. Specifically, the agreement is a continuation of the policy of the city providing the schools with on-site police officers.
The old Monson feedlot site will soon be listed for sale by Almon Commercial Real Estate.
Sunnyside’s downtown revitalization project is complete except for the last few pieces of paperwork, but city staff is still working on other projects.
A small but significant renovation will be completed in the next few months at Sunnyside’s city hall.
It’s been a long road for Ben Sartin from his start with trail riding horses to breeding and competing with cutting horses.
John W. Gardner, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1965 to 1968, is quoted as saying:
A shortage of ag teachers and constant threats to funding for vocational training were topics of discussion when U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse visited a class of agriculture educators at Prosser High School yesterday morning.
Sunnyside’s Holy Trinity Church held a bicycle rodeo this past weekend, free to all children who brought a bike to participate.
A dramatic moment for the seniors visiting Sage Bluff Alpacas in Prosser this past Saturday came when a herd of young animals raced into the paddock in front of them.
A shortage of agriculture teachers has led to a shifting of responsibilities at Mabton High School for the coming school year.
Members of Sunnyside United are looking toward the future and already planning a town hall meeting to be held Thursday, Sept. 17, in Sunnyside.
Companies often throw away 20 percent of their potential profits due to poor leadership, according to Ermelindo Escobedo, a human resources specialist who spoke at Sunnyside’s Daybreak Rotary Club meeting last Wednesday morning.
The project to cover the open irrigation ditch along 16th Street between Edison Avenue and Yakima Valley Highway passed another hurdle this week.
Roza customers will be getting slightly more water slightly sooner than originally planned.
I don’t really need to warn people about leaving pets in cars on these very warm days, do I?
GRANDVIEW – Adam Harris hopes to jazz up Grandview High School when he starts as band teacher at the school this fall.
There’s a Martian working for Yakima County, and what he does is really useful.
Bill Daley, who has been a fixture at Sunnyside High School for more than two decades, will be resigning from his position as athletic director at the end of the 2015-16 school year.
The Sunnyside School Board quickly worked its way through a short agenda Thursday night, approving several routine plans and schedules, and having a short discussion on the district’s achievement plans.
I grew up across the street from a horse pasture.
The Sunnyside City Council zipped through its business meeting this past Monday night, passing three resolutions and approving a plan for public participation.
The Sunnyside City Council held two first readings of new ordinances Monday night, including one that would allow downtown businesses to offer outside seating.
Bank of America is closing its Sunnyside and Grandview branches in the Lower Valley, although both cities will continue to have automatic teller machines available for banking needs.
Sunnyside’s Daybreak Rotary Club is considering what it can do to improve Sunnyside’s parks after a short presentation by Megan Razey this past Wednesday morning about the state of the city’s parks and recreation programs.
A number of large trees on the grounds of the Sunnyside School District’s administration building at the corner of South Sixth Street and East Lincoln Avenue are being removed because they are dying or diseased and pose a direct threat to the community.
The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee last night managed to continue its work toward reducing nitrate concentration in groundwater despite a contentious start, a competing meeting and a procedural argument that revealed deep disagreements in how the group should be operating.
Short water supply impacts local cemetery
It’s difficult to keep a park-like setting green when there is not enough water to go around.
Science doesn’t require a lab coat, a crazy hairdo or the constant wearing of goggles.
The best laid plans often go wrong, because the world isn’t as predictable as we’d like to think.
Moving to Sunnyside was a big change for Brenda Crawford, a dental hygienist with lots of experience.
Mabton High’s AP statistics students recommend regulating salaries of superintendents in all state schools
MABTON – Students in a Mabton High School AP statistics class used data analysis to determine that school superintendent salaries in the state should be regulated like teacher salaries to help fix the state’s budget crisis.
Mariano Morales loves what he does.