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.
When people spend money in their own communities, those dollars tend to circulate several times over instead of heading out of town.
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.
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.
A “complete streets” ordinance may assist Sunnyside in applying for funding in the future, making it a “win-win,” according to Sunnyside Planning Commission chair Deann Hochhalter.
I usually don’t spend a lot of time in Mabton, but I had a chance last week to not only get down there for a city council meeting, but also to drop in at the Stop ‘n’ Go for dinner before the meeting started.
Best ever finish for Sunnyside Christian
The defining moment of the Sunnyside Christian volleyball team’s run this year may have been in the final match at the SunDome. Down by two sets and trailing 24-18 in the third, senior Mirella Jimenez was accidentally elbowed in the nose, causing a nosebleed.
MABTON – Last night, Wednesday, the Mabton City Council reviewed the city’s 2015 budget, including holding a public hearing.
Brace yourself for the cold!
GRANGER – Using a Shared Work plan, businesses going through economic downturns can retain valued employees, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.
A small voice at the front of the movie theater as a special screening of “The Last Unicorn” came to its conclusion last Friday night summed up the experience for everyone there: “I don’t want it to end.”
Tom Denlea wants the city of Sunnyside to hire a full time tourism promoter with lodging tax money, instead of giving that funding to the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce for its tourism promotions.
Voters in Sunnyside are resoundingly rejecting a six-year, $6.9 million levy put forward by the school district to upgrade athletic facilities.
Voters are overwhelmingly approving the incumbents in the 15th Legislative District races.
With 30 percent of the ballots returned so far, Grandview School District’s Proposition No. 1 is trailing by 79 votes.
I am not a fan of daylight saving time.
Jose Morales describes opening a furniture store in downtown Sunnyside as the start of a second life.
The Sunnyside School District has a new safety and security expert, Salliejo Evers, who is implementing new national standards for school safety plans.
Sunnyside School District Athletic Director Bill Daley, Transportation Director Dairie Hoyle and mechanic Victor Ochoa were honored at the school board meeting Thursday night for rescuing the Cheney football team from an unsafe bus during the team’s visit to Sunnyside in September.
I went to a Clint Didier rally early this month, covering the event as a reporter.
Sunnyside High School harriers finished out the season at the District meet yesterday (Thursday) on a wet day.
The Sunnyside City Council has given City Manager Don Day a positive performance evaluation.
A local councilman was taken to task last night.
The Sunnyside City Council discussed Monday night whether or not to start the process of forming a Transportation Benefit District.
Are you scared of Ebola?
Family is extremely important to Kerri Greene, who works at Sunnyside’s Tire Factory as a bookkeeper.
Down to only six players, the Bickleton volleyball squad still gave its best shot against the host Klickitat Vandals, falling in three sets, 25-17, 25-13, 25-12.
Two new police cars, a new face at city hall, better trained officers and an upgraded ambulance fleet were part of the 2015 preliminary budget discussed last night (Tuesday) by the Sunnyside City Council.
Based on preliminary budget discussions, Sunnyside residents could be paying as much as $20 for each car they own, maybe even more.