As the assistant coach of the Sunnyside Christian High School baseball team this past spring, Jaime Sarmiento helped the Knights earn a berth into the class 1B state tourney.
Although he was born in Seattle and grew up in Des Moines and SeaTac, new Sunnyside Public Works Superintendent John Millan says he can’t imagine going back to live on the west side of the mountains.
A proposal to build a $6.9 million Sunnyside High School sports complex will go before voters this November.
Local community rallies to help orphans around the world
When Dr. Ruth Wise planned a visit to her home country of Bolivia, she expressed a desire to help children in La Paz – to Dr. Gregory Norell, the dentist who hired her when she moved to Sunnyside more than a decade ago.
“It’s good news,” said Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley Director Roberto Matus of a pilot program between his organization and the Sunnyside School District.
Rezone proposal for eight-home housing development doesn’t get thumbs up from Sunnyside City Councilmen
A public hearing on the potential rezone of a property on South Street just north of the Aho housing development did not result in a definitive decision from Sunnyside’s city council.
I’ve seen some amazingly stupid driving the past few weeks.
The Sunnyside City Council is likely to delay for another six months its decision on whether or not to allow a retail recreational marijuana business in town. A public hearing on Monday, Aug. 11, will precede the council’s decision to renew the existing moratorium on allowing such business ventures.
Sunnyside Police Commander Phil Schenck will be leaving the city to take a position as the police chief of Othello.
MABTON – Mayor Mario Martinez’s bid for a substantial raise in pay has a city resident concerned it might be a power grab.
A taco feed fundraiser for Logan Bodrero, who spent most of his fifth-grade year fighting for his life against cancer, will be held this Friday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church gymnasium in Sunnyside.
Former city of Sunnyside prosecuting attorney charged with violating state’s code of judicial conduct
The Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced last Friday that former Sunnyside prosecutor and Granger Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Hitchcock has been charged with violating the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct.
Before the heat of the day has reached the gardens near Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church, a group of young people are out quietly picking the strawberries that are practically bursting from the rows of plants.
Seeking to change the way voters look at Central Washington politics are four candidates as vastly different as their ages.
My niece got married last Friday.
The Sunnyside City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Don Day to reduce rates at the Sunnyside jail from the current rate of about $54 a day per prisoner to a minimum of $40 a day in order to fill empty cells.
A public hearing on Sunnyside’s six-year transportation improvement program yielded no comments from the public and very little discussion at last night’s city council meeting.
Four candidates for public office were present at this morning’s Sunnyside Republican Club meeting, along with the wife of another candidate who could not make the meeting due to obligations in his current position.
Two-time Grammy Award winner and Sunnyside High School alumnus Joel Guzman will be performing in Sunnyside on Saturday, July 19, at the Sunnyside Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge.
Although both parties in Congress have declared immigration reform a dead issue this year, a large group of pro-business organizations called for a national day of action yesterday (Wednesday) and declared the immigration crisis to be something that Congress needs to deal with immediately.
A proposal to change city zoning on a lot on South Street to allow a private road and eight new houses met with general approval from the Sunnyside Planning Commission Tuesday night.
The Sunnyside Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to discuss an ordinance change that would allow people to raise chickens within city limits.
The city of Sunnyside stands to lose approximately $120,000 in jail revenues if it cannot fill the empty beds in the facility, according to Police Commander Phil Schenck.
Sunnyside’s crime free rental housing program is working, according to police officials who presented an overview and update on the program to the city’s subcommittee on public safety yesterday afternoon.
Campers at the 21st Century summer camp, held at Sunnyside’s Sierra Vista Middle School this year, are learning a little bit of everything.
At Balgonie Castle in Scotland this past month, Granger native Marco Palmer was on the set of “The Fairy Flag,” filming a cameo in the movie he co-wrote.
GRANDVIEW – Amanda McLean’s mother no longer lives in Grandview, where McLean grew up, but she still returns to the area every summer to work at the Grandview pool.
“It was amazing,” said Brendon Lynch of his experience at Evergreen Boys State.
Silbury Hill Alpacas kicked off its fourth summer season and first anniversary of the installation of its mill this past weekend with a day of tours at the farm north of Sunnyside.
While kidneys were the focus of the “Healthy Habits, Happy Kidneys” health and wellness fair at DaVita Mt. Adams Kidney Center in Sunnyside this past Saturday, attendees were able to learn about a lot of different options for health care in the Lower Valley.
The recent closure of the Mabton Bridge to traffic over three tons should have locals waking up to a major problem.
The Sunnyside School District may be putting a levy on the November ballot to pay for an upgrade to the district’s athletic facilities.
A project that will teach English to parents of Sunnyside Middle School students was approved by the school board Thursday night.
GRANGER – “This is not a small thing, no es cosa pequeña,” said Mario Villanueva
EVERETT – Janis DeJager from Everson, representing Whatcom County, is the 2014-15 Washington State Dairy Ambassador.
The city of Sunnyside should take several actions as soon as possible to protect its water rights, according to water rights lawyer Thomas Pors, who presented an overview of the city’s water situation to the council last night.
“I don’t like having meetings just for the sake of having meetings,” said City Manager Don Day near the conclusion of a discussion on the city’s subcommittee meetings.
Riders from all over the Yakima Valley turned out for the fourth annual Sort 4 the Cause fundraiser held at Sunnyside’s Specks Arena this past weekend.
Detecting nitrates focus of free samplings
GRANGER – A review of the Groundwater Advisory Committee’s work at last night’s meeting turned into questions on whether or not the sampling size and scope will be big enough to properly assess the situation.
Sunnyside’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee had only three members present at last night’s meeting, but it was enough to make short work of the agenda.
It will be nice when the construction is done.
Some cherry growers in the area were hit hard by rains over the weekend that resulted in bruised fruit and damaged trees.
Education is important to Eric Garza.
A new national study commissioned by the Citizens Climate Lobby concludes that a carefully implemented carbon tax would boost the economy.
The Sunnyside Planning Commission will be drafting an ordinance to allow chickens to be raised within the city limits of Sunnyside.
GRANDVIEW – Rich Leenhouts Stadium was packed with proud family members, including one woman brought in on a stretcher, as the class of 2014 marched onto the field, 128 strong.
At last night’s Sunnyside City Council meeting, Councilman Jason Raines – to the consternation of some in attendance – revealed the name of a city employee under investigation for allegedly making personal purchases on a city account and questioned why the employee had been paid by the city.
The Sunnyside City Council approved the purchase of a fourth ambulance by the fire department as part of an ongoing effort by the department to update its aging fleet.
Although her book, “My Story Power To Rule,” was already published online through Amazon.com’s CreateSpace, Bridget Lain, aka B.J. Joke, was delighted to get help from Tate Publishing.