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“We don’t want you to be sheep, unaware of your surroundings,” Sunnyside Police Detective Johnny Gusby told a group of Sunnyside High School girls and staff members at a self-defense class last week.
It has taken some time for Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Coordinator Megan Razey to completely get a handle on her job.
“When I discussed chickens, there were 8,000 people assaulting the place that didn’t want them,” Sunnyside City Councilman Spencer Martin said while discussing a building code change at this past Monday’s meeting of local elected officials.
It’s that time again!
The Sunnyside Events Committee, the group behind the first ever Kids Lighted Christmas Parade held last December in conjunction with the Lighted Farm Implement Parade, formally introduced themselves to the Sunnyside City Council at last night’s meeting.
EAST WENATCHEE – Although the Lady Vikings suffered their third loss of the season against No. 1 ranked Okanogan in the District title game, Coach Chris McCallum said his team gave it everything they had.
The good news is that the Sunnyside RadioShack is not among the 25 Washington state stores slated for possible closure.
One by one, the opponents of Grandview’s Viannei Perez, Marizza Birrueta and Desiree Zavala fell.
Romana Gonzalez has only been working at the Sunnyside Bi-Mart since last August, but she said it’s already one of the best jobs she’s had.
A variety of smartphones, tablets and computers are a part of the Tech Petting Zoo visiting the Sunnyside Library on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
The Sunnyside Municipal Airport Advisory Board met last night to discuss its past year of work and plan for the coming year.
As if it weren’t already a pain to file taxes every spring, there’s a new and obnoxious twist that means people need to file their taxes as soon as possible.
A week after the special election, the results are looking more positive for Grandview’s capital improvements levy, while Bickleton’s three-year maintenance and operations levy faltered slightly, but is still passing with more than 76 percent of the vote.
A water line break on South 14th Street in Sunnyside last Thursday night may have caused a chain reaction that led to two other breaks in the city on Friday, Feb. 13.
About 40 area residents showed up at the Sunnyside High School library last night to further discuss the needs of the athletic programs of the school district.
Bickleton School District patrons overwhelmingly approve $450,000 maintenance and operations levy
While Bickleton School District’s three-year maintenance and operations levy passed by a landslide in yesterday’s special election, Grandview’s capital improvements levy is currently failing.
I remember chicken pox. I remember how painfully itchy it was and how I sobbed and begged my mom to make it go away.
Once a thriving railroad station, then a doctor’s office, the beautiful old building at 1412 E. Edison Ave. in Sunnyside is about to find new life as a wine tasting room for Côte Bonneville.
Council renews moratorium on recreational marijuana
After more than two hours of comments from 42 members of the public, the Sunnyside City Council voted 5-2 to renew the city’s moratorium on the production, processing and retail sale of recreational marijuana within the city for another six months.
As a 22-year-old vegetarian skiing and sailing instructor, Beverly Elmer isn’t the type of person you’d expect to have heart problems.
Now that the renovations to downtown streets are pretty much finished, I think we need some new businesses to open.
Sunnyside Schools Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole gave his annual state of the schools address to the school board last night, saying the district is in good shape.
Two temporary fixes for Sunnyside School District athletic facilities, which will cost the district about $60,000, were approved by the school board last night.
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.
I don’t blame you if you’ve never heard of Kirby Delauter.
Sunnyside Public Works Director Shane Fisher this past Monday evening updated the city council’s public works subcommittee on the status of various projects.
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.