MABTON – A hands-on civics project took 34 Mabton High School students to Olympia this past weekend for a competition at the State Capitol.
The business owner who wants to sell recreational marijuana in the city of Sunnyside has filed suit against the city, claiming it improperly issued building permits for his business and did not conduct a necessary environmental review.
Four public office seats draw no candidates
Only three Lower Valley races in this fall’s election will be contested, although the fate of four seats is still up in the air due to a lack of candidates.
Seven more candidates, including four incumbents, joined the race for seats on Lower Valley councils and boards yesterday.
A horseman who displayed the United States flag upside-down during Sunnyside’s Cinco de Mayo Parade two Sundays ago is “very embarrassed” and will be writing a letter of apology to the community, according to Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce President Victor Frausto.
With only two days to go to file for this fall’s elections, 15 of the 25 positions that are up for grabs in the Lower Valley have yet to draw a candidate.
Mayor Norm Childress of Grandview was the only Lower Valley candidate to file for public office yesterday, the second day of filing week for the November elections this fall.
The new supervisor of Sunnyside’s wastewater treatment plant, Raul Sanchez, was introduced to the city council at Monday night’s meeting.
An emergency notification system is one of the big projects in the works at the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management, according to its new director, Scott Miller.
YAKIMA – Six Lower Yakima Valley candidates threw their hats into the ring Monday during the first day of filing for office for the November General Election.
TOPPENISH – This is Jessica Scheenstra’s first year showing lambs at the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show.
The opening pages of Ramón Ledesma’s “Migrant Earth” talk about the hope inherent in growing up as a migrant worker.
TOPPENISH – Mickayla Wert showed no signs of nervousness as she prepared to enter the ring at the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show this past Monday.
Harrison Middle School students are jumping into the world of technology with three award-winning apps designed to solve real world problems.
I visited the Sunnyside Library this past weekend in its new location downtown... and I was impressed.
Bickleton and Mabton athletes competed at last Friday’s Jeff Agar Memorial Invitational in Glenwood. Bickleton athletes had a great day while the Vikings had some difficulty.
The Sunnyside School District is trying to integrate technology smoothly into classrooms by embedding it in the curriculum and using it to improve communication and collaboration among staff.
The Sunnyside School Board spent more than an hour last night honoring students and staff who had won a variety of awards ranging from an art contest to a welding competition.
GRANDVIEW – The next step in preparing the Port of Grandview’s newest property for development will happen at Grandview City Hall on Tuesday, May 19, at 3 p.m.
There was another school shooting this week, here in Washington state.
Dr. Sara Thomas won’t be in Sunnyside every day, but she hopes to meet plenty of people in town while working at Rodriguez Dental Center every Friday.
It’s going to take a paradigm shift for solar power to reach its potential in this country.
The bronze statue of pioneer cattleman Ren Farrell is once again whole, thanks to the original artisan returning to Sunnyside to make repairs.
More than 160 Sunnyside middle school students traveled to WSU’s Tri-Cities campus in Richland last Saturday for the regional MESA Day competition.
Workers digging out a space for a stormwater vault at the corner of Sixth Street and Decatur Avenue in Sunnyside hit oil a week ago, but not in a good way.
After 35 years of leading the Sunnyside Museum Board of Directors, John Saras is happy to be stepping down.
A steady stream of people showed up at the second annual Meet Your Farmer event held this past Sunday, at Heavenly Hills Harvest near Sunnyside.
GRANGER – A conflict about who can make decisions in working groups led to a short debate at last night’s Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee meeting.
As if on cue, while the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board of Directors sat in the lobby of the Sunnyside Community Center discussing the lack of organized programs for the city’s youth, a young girl entered the building to ask what programs might be open to her.
Spokane School District has booted 143 kids from classes after their parents failed to provide documentation that the children were vaccinated or are exempt from being vaccinated.
Rachel Fernandez just started working at downtown Sunnyside’s Imperial Screen Printing and Embroidery, but she’s already enjoying the work.
GRANDVIEW – Staff at Orchard House Assisted Living in Grandview had plenty of questions for representatives of Howard’s Medical Supply about items that can help provide mobility to seniors.
Sunnyside’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee members were very impressed with a pitch for funds from organizers of a first ever ale festival.
I hate being sick.
Sunnyside-area folks with posters or artwork that need to be framed now have a local place to get the work done.
Although the Sunnyside School District has experienced unprecedented improvements in the last few years, three of the district’s schools are on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s annual list of struggling schools released last week.
I spent last weekend in Wonderland.
Fewer than half of the U.S. population has a three-month rainy day fund and nearly 60 percent are spending more than they earn.
People trying to travel along Decatur Avenue in Sunnyside have noticed some major construction work over the last couple of weeks.
GRANDVIEW – The executive director of the Port of Grandview, Jessica Hansen, received an official job description and a 6 percent raise at last night’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
GRANDVIEW – Grandview High School sophomore Alondra Perez says she looking forward to trying new experiences this coming August when she and seven other GHS students head to Ecuador on a nine-day service trip.
I really like the downtown improvements...maybe it’s time to spread some of it a little further?
The Sunnyside City Council is split on whether or not to even discuss the possibility of asking citizens to vote on a potential ban on recreational marijuana sales in the city.
The ongoing, and seemingly never ending, discussion of whether or not to reopen South Hill Road in Sunnyside to through traffic continued at last night’s Sunnyside City Council meeting, with a decision planned for the council’s first meeting in April.
Sunnyside City Manager Don Day told the council’s subcommittee on finance and administration that the city has a tough decision to make regarding its financial records from 2011 and 2012.
After seven years as a math coach, Rob McCracken said returning to the classroom was a “...shock to the system.”
Entrust Community Services is looking to help a few businesses save some money.
Two Sunnyside welders will be demonstrating their skills in a state welding competition after earning first- and second-place honors in the district and regional competitions.
I was born and raised in the greater Seattle area, with webbing between my fingers and toes, and moss growing on my north side.
The Sunnyside Christian High School FFA Chapter is the recipient of a $2,500 check from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program.