The sharp contrast between the two candidates wanting to represent Washington State’s 4th Congressional District was apparent during a forum sponsored by the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce last week.
Sunnyside’s subcommittee on public safety met at the Sunnyside United-Unidos headquarters next to Pioneer Elementary School on East Lincoln Avenue last Thursday night to learn how the organization and Sunnyside police are fighting the gang problem in local schools.
At its monthly meeting yesterday, Thursday, the Sunnyside United-Unidos coalition discussed a variety of matters, including the annual community survey and the organization’s new online presence.
The “four-way stop of doom” at Yakima Valley Highway and 16th Street will be fixed soon, with new signal lights scheduled to be put up soon after the first of November.
Sunnyside school staff oppose proposal at commission meeting
The Sunnyside Charter Academy will not be opening after the Washington State Charter School Commission unanimously denied its application last Thursday during an all-day meeting held at Yakima Valley Community College.
The Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct has censured former Sunnyside prosecutor and Granger Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Hitchcock, who is currently on probation after pleading guilty to DUI.
The city of Sunnyside expects to spend a bit less than $23 million overall next year, about $10.2 million in the general fund. The amount is a 14 percent increase from 2014.
ZILLAH – Clint Didier said he’s lived the American dream, but he sees our rights and freedoms being eroded and is worried his children and grandchildren will not have the same opportunities he had.
When new teachers first start work in the Sunnyside School District, they step into a district with a consistently improving graduation rate and high standards for students.
The promotional materials for the Yakima Valley often say this area gets 300 days of sunshine a year.
If Pacific Power has their way, residents will soon be paying more for electricity in this area.
This past Monday morning I woke up suddenly at 5:22 a.m. hearing what sounded to me like gunshots.
Pastor Civil Autoaissains of Jacmel, Haiti and his family lived in a pigpen for more than four years after the devastating 2010 earthquake damaged so much of the country. But now he’s in a new home, built by his own efforts and the work of a team from Yakima.
A freak storm that caused minor flooding in Sunnyside last year has resulted in a $5,000 claim being filed against the city by former city councilman Don Vlieger.
The 1B Lady Knights defeated the 2B Riverside Christian Crusaders last night at home in a non-league match, winning in four sets.
Although the squad started slow and tired a little at the end, the 1B Lady Pirates varsity had a great night against the 2B Mabton JV squad, winning in three sets.
The Sunnyside City Council last night approved an interlocal agreement with Yakima County Fire District #5 to share apparatus use.
A crowd of more than 50 people, mostly supportive of the idea of establishing a charter school in Sunnyside, turned out last night for a public forum in Sunnyside.
Approximately $800,000 earmarked for two Lower Valley medical facilities
Last Friday the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding would be distributed to 1,195 health centers.
The Lady Grizzlies essentially played two different games against Davis last night, with precision passing and good communication in the first half but miscues and a lack of communication in the second.
On a recent visit to the Goldendale Observatory, I was able to view the Milky Way Galaxy.
Sunnyside Police Chief Al Escalera told members of the Public Safety Subcommittee last night that the city needs to start replacing police cars within two years.
A slight uptick in revenues coupled with a city manager willing to work with department heads to meet their needs without breaking the bank has city of Sunnyside officials optimistic about the coming year.
It’s not easy to graduate from high school... and starting in 2019, students will have to complete more credits to earn their diplomas.
Despite a life-changing realization that helped her deal with her husband’s death, Tanja Gorham said she still has times when she forgets to place her trust in God.
UNION GAP – The Yakima County Planning Commission is looking to the future. A full 26 years into the future, to be exact.
Egbert Terry is not the kind of guy who likes to stay still.
It’s once again report card season for school districts in Washington state.
A project to install a cul de sac in Grandview’s Wallace Way Business Park is moving forward, with the contract for the work going to Culbert Construction of Pasco.
School started last week with hardly a ripple in Sunnyside, except for the traffic.
After working an entire year without a signed agreement, the teachers in the Sunnyside Education Association now have a new contract in place.
The Sunnyside School Board reviewed the 2014-15 budget one final time during a special meeting last night before unanimously approving it.
The first day of school in Sunnyside was one of the smoothest the principals of the district’s schools have ever experienced.
Miss Sunnyside candidate Itzel Justo-Garcia loves the warm feeling she gets from helping people out and being involved in her community, and that has led her to seek the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside crown.
Mabton has been having “doggie round-ups,” collecting dogs running loose on the streets, on week nights and weekends.
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of covering many of the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee meetings this past year.
An email reportedly sent by Councilman Jason Raines resulted in a citizen complaint from David Rand at last night’s Sunnyside council meeting.
Learning Land Express daycare and pre-school in Sunnyside is changing hands, but the business is staying in the family.
Sunnyside’s Paleteria La Norteña celebrated 25 years in business this past Saturday in a big way, with crowds of people visiting to get ice cream bars at 1989 prices and to see Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer and Elmo.
Helen Reddout and her organization, CARE (Community Association for Restoration of the Environment), resigned from the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee Thursday night via a statement read by Jean Mendoza of the Friends of Toppenish Creek.
Filling Phil Schenck’s shoes won’t be a quick or simple process for the Sunnyside Police Department.
Sunnyside has received some international attention.
The Sunnyside Municipal Airport Advisory Board continued to review a draft proposal for a new city code addressing airport operations at its meeting Tuesday night.
Although the city of Sunnyside’s 2015 budget will be a major consideration in the near future, yesterday’s subcommittee meeting on finance and administration also focused on the day-to-day operations of the city.
When Louanne is transported to the Unreal World, her main goal is to return home.
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.