Homeless survey held in Sunnyside
The annual count known as the Point in Time homeless survey returned to Sunnyside during an all-day event Wednesday at the St. Joseph’s gym.
During its annual retreat last weekend, the Sunnyside School Board discussed the future of athletics in the district.
The Sunnyside City Council last night voted 4-3 to hold a public hearing to renew the existing moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses in Sunnyside for another six months.
The Sunnyside City Council last night approved an ordinance that will allow Yakima Waste to increase its rates in the city annually based on the consumer price index for Seattle, starting in 2016, along with a 2015 rate increase of 4.5 percent.
Sunnyside School District’s new director of food services, Kelly Barth, plans to bring his own system to build on what he calls a “great program” already in place.
With spring sports starting on March 1, Mike Thorpe is hoping to reach out and get more students interested in playing tennis at Sunnyside High School.
After 200 years of daily deliveries, the United States Postal Service has fallen on tough times.
At its first meeting of the year last night, the Sunnyside Airport Advisory Board elected officers, voted on a regular date and time for future meetings and finished its year-long review of the proposed municipal code relating to airport activities.
Three years ago I got an unexpected birthday present when Inkwell the kitten came into my life.
The newest face on the Sunnyside Planning Commission is not a new face to many Sunnyside residents. Christine Smith has lived in the area all her life and taught at Washington Elementary School for 38 years.
Washington’s Lottery recently announced its fourth year of record-breaking sales, but a small percentage of people buying those tickets may suffer from a gambling addiction.
Sunnyside Public Works Director Shane Fisher this past Monday evening updated the city council’s public works subcommittee on the status of various projects.
I don’t blame you if you’ve never heard of Kirby Delauter.
The Sunnyside City Council discussed garbage and water rates Monday night, holding a first reading of ordinances to change rates for both services.
GRANDVIEW – Approving personnel changes and adjustments to policies and procedures turned out to be the main action at this past Monday night’s Grandview School Board meeting.
Recently I ran across something I had written online in 1994.
KITTITAS – The normally dominant Lady Vikings got off to a slow start against host Kittitas last night, taking a three-point lead into the locker room at the half.
Verizon Wireless wants to increase its coverage in Sunnyside by building a new 80-foot cell tower on property leased from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Although Yvette Jaramillo only started working as the assistant principal at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School in Sunnyside this past September, she is no stranger to the school.
Fresh from Heritage University with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration, Samantha Zamora is already putting her skills to work as the new owner of the Daily Buzz in downtown Sunnyside.
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.
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.
It can be fun living in the future.
The 2B Lady Vikings continued their winning ways against 1A Columbia Burbank this past Saturday, pulling out a 52-44 victory despite a rough second half.
The city of Sunnyside is enforcing its municipal code for water shutoffs, which requires customers to pay all past due bills before water can be turned back on.
The solstice was this past Sunday, marking the beginning of winter, but also the shortest day of the year.
Students in the welding and nursing classes at YV-Tech in Sunnyside spent the last day before winter break learning how to make rings from vintage spoons.
The best computer security standards in the world will not work if the people in charge don’t put them into action.
Even though the Sunnyside School District’s athletic levy went down to defeat in last month’s General Election, the district still needs to deal with pressing issues with its facilities for student-athletes.
New safety training to begin in January
Training in the ALICE protocol, a new way to respond to threats in schools, will start at Sunnyside High School on Monday, Jan. 5.
If the Sunnyside City Council follows all the recommendations of Engineer Ted Pooler of Huibregtse, Louman Associates and of city staff, the average water bill for a residential home will go down by a couple of dollars a month.
No matter how you crunch the numbers, crime rates in Sunnyside and Grandview have been dropping the past five years.
The Grandview Greyhounds struggled against the Ephrata Tigers last night, losing 64-18 in their first regular dual meet of the season.
It appears the Cinco de Mayo Festival and the Lighted Farm Implement Parade will come off without a hitch next year.
Downtown Sunnyside was amazing Saturday night.
The Lady Vikings trampled the Tri-Cities Prep Jaguars last night, 73-41, in a non-league road game for Mabton.
“This is my town, too,” David Rand told the Sunnyside City Council Monday night as he asked for a vote that would allow his retail marijuana business to move forward.
According to Sunnyside Police Chief Al Escalera, his department had a “very good hit” over the weekend, thanks to a multi-agency effort that resulted in the apprehension of burglars and the recovery of items stolen from a Sunnyside business.
Those who traffic in human lives, whether they sell people to work in the fields or pimp girls out in the sex trade, use a variety of threats to coerce their victims.
Setting aside its ancient history as part of the Great Silk Road, its more recent history as part of the Soviet Union and the fact that its main crop is cotton, Uzbekistan looks a lot like the Yakima Valley.
The Washington State Attorney General just issued an opinion on the legality of police officers wearing body cameras on their uniforms.
Edible marijuana, licenses, revenue sharing and the impact of the legal market for recreational marijuana on the black market were some of the topics the Sunnyside City Council discussed with Liquor Control Board Director Rick Garza at Monday night’s council workshop meeting.
When people spend money in their own communities, those dollars tend to circulate several times over instead of heading out of town.
The Sunnyside School Board showed reluctance at its Tuesday night meeting to putting another levy request before voters to build athletic facilities for Sunnyside students, but asked the superintendent to bring back ideas for the board’s next meeting.
The new Washington Elementary School design is proceeding on time and on budget, according to Gary Wetch of Loofburrow Wetch Architects.
Turns out, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce may not have the financial backing of the city, after all.
Sunnyside’s 2015 budget was adopted at last night’s city council meeting with very few changes from the preliminary budget first presented to council in October.
Work is a joy for San Juanita Fernandez.
Choosing friends who won’t hold you back one of the keys to success
GRANDVIEW – It can be hard to keep the attention of 800 middle school students, but Pastor Micahn Carter managed the feat during an assembly at Grandview Middle School this past Tuesday.