Spokane board shot down for considering curriculum
The School District has planned a parent night from 5:15-6:45 p.m on Wednesday Jan. 24 to see a presentation of the sex education curriculum for the middle school designed by Planned Parenthood.
In worst case I-82 traffic to Wapato, Granger
The landslide predicted for Rattlesnake Ridge probably won’t land on Interstate 82, according to Joint Information Center spokesperson Lisa VanClise.
There were threats on social media Wednesday that appeared to be targeting schools in Mabton and Sunnyside.
Construction is under way on the apartments Paul and Julie Almanza planned last year for the southwest slope of Cherry Hill.
Asking about residency, ties to David Rand
A coalition of former Sunnyside City Council members, City Commissioners and residents asked the current City Council Monday evening to seek a legal opinion on a potential conflict of interest regarding newly elected member John Henry.
Ostrom Mushroom Farms, normally associated with western Washington, will soon be known as a Yakima Valley Company.
Car hits two pedestrians, killing one man and injuring his adult son
A man was killed, and his son was injured early last evening when a car struck both of them as they walked along Roza Drive in the 1400 block.
The first City Council meeting of the year started with a challenge of the validity of newcomer John Henry.
Hart selected as the first woman to be mayor of Sunnyside
It was one shock after another as the City Council opened its new year with the selection of leadership.
“And today the Dow Jones closed at a new record high of 25,295.87,” the news anchor said as he closed his show Friday.
New hospital will be 2018’s crown jewel
Thinking ahead to 2018, Mayor Jim Restucci says “It’s going to be an exciting year.”
Republicans will fight the governor’s carbon tax
Are you ready for the state to add another dollar to the price of gasoline? A local legislator says that just may be the case.
It was a light night of business for the first City Council meeting of the year Monday.
Arrival of kings calls for a feast for Mexicans everywhere
For many people, Christmas has come and gone, but for Catholics it continues through Saturday, the day three kings arrive to see the baby Jesus.
An alert neighbor called police in time for them to catch a suspect shortly after a burglary at 1516 Rock Ave.
Well, lookie here. Li’l ole Alabama is playing for the collegiate football national championship again.
Electrical short causes small rural blaze
A house fire late yesterday on Forsell road, just off Sunnyside Mabton Highway was put out quickly by firefighters, and no one was hurt.
Office spaces filled with tenants
Gilberto Alaniz, who signed on as director in 2013, says things are going smoothly for the Granger Community Center, commonly known as the Radio KDNA building.
Wanted long sentence shortened by federal court
Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic reported last week that a man hoping for a reduction in sentence for multiple murders in which he participated in 1993 was turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court.
No alcohol, only fun, owners says
If your minor children are insisting on partying New Year’s Eve, you may want to suggest the Turtle Lounge at 429 S. Sixth St.
Jonaton Mejia was 18 and had a high school diploma but not much else as he was crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.
Construction under way for four new businesses
Working on construction projects brought about by the addition of four new businesses in 2017, the Port of Grandview is looking forward to 2018 with hope for more.
Cold weather hampered firefighting
A fire that started in a chase went unnoticed long enough that it was able to spread and cause $60,000 damage to a residence at 522 Bond St. Saturday.
Most Hallmark movies of the season use the phrase “Christmas magic,” or some variation.
Caught the second time through alley
Beefed up observation led to drive-by arrests Sunday morning.
An annual blessing at Oasis Church
Elizabeth Knowles prepared and served Christmas dinner to Sunnyside’s homeless citizens at noon Friday, and more than a dozen people dined.
Police believe they have suspect Caddy
Police here believe they may have found the car involved in recent drive-by shootings.
Corrections officer suffers pain, redness
You see head butts in sports all the time that go unpunished. But don’t try that with corrections officers in the city jail, an inmate learned Saturday.
Police chase suspect around Grandview
Police here stopped a Mabton man after a high-speed chase Wednesday night, but not before the man racked up a long list of charges.
I hope you enjoyed the story of Mabton’s Kathy Beeman and her family the last four days.
Pistol found under seat of car during stop
A broken brake light got the attention of officer Ricardo Abarca at midnight Tuesday and led to an arrest on weapons charges.
Scenario feared by legislators
Tuesday’s decision by Yakima County Commissioners to require meters on new wells and payment for consumption may be opening the door to complete government control of water.
Same residence as man who led to shooting
Deborah Golson, 53, of 503 N. Chestnut in Toppenish, was arrested on drugs and weapons charges last Friday night.
Every year I hear the question, “When was you best Christmas?” asked on TV shows, movies and even among friends.
Golson led police on chase 24 hours earlier
The officer-involved shooting last Friday night might not have occurred if a man wanted by Toppenish police had not slipped through their fingers earlier that day.
The Daily Sun becomes city’s paper of record
The City Council conducted a little business last night, but the meeting was dedicated to outgoing Mayor Gary Clark.
Target’s parent upset with threat handling
The father of one of the four boys targeted in the violence threat that forced schools here into a day-long lockdown Dec. 15 doesn’t like the way the School District and law have handled things.
Suspect caught with ‘jiggle keys’ in pocket
City police and Yakima County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered two stolen vehicles Friday and Monday.
Man would not drop handgun
A Zillah policeman is on paid administrative leave while Yakima investigators look into a late Friday night officer-involved shooting.
District deals with two social media threats
The Wapato School District had to deal with dual threats of violence at two schools Friday, but they weren’t necessarily aimed at the schools, according to Community relations specialist Mike Balmeli.
Three area residents had single car crashes Saturday morning. In two of the crashes, the Washington State Patrol said the drivers were going too fast for conditions. In the third case, the State Patrol is still investigating.
In one of his first acts as Mayor of Wapato, Juan Orozco fired the police chief and public works director.
Dairy cows stolen, sold at auction
A man who worked for J and K Dairy more than 20 years, has been arrested and charged with the alleged theft of 30 cows from the employer.
They started to line up at 3 p.m. in freezing temperatures
Star Wars fans started lining up four hours before the 7 p.m. opening of The Last Jedi at Grand Cinemas Yakima Valley last night.
Responding to a car prowl call, policeman J. Rosenow ran into a car that yielded enough evidence for multiple criminal charges.
Relationship grows with Wildcat Nation
The governor and the superintendent of public instruction were no-shows yesterday at the Toppenish School District technology showcase.
Question for prosecutor: the proper charges
The lockdown of Grandview Schools Tuesday happened because of threat of violence which caught the middle school in its cross hairs, possibly indirectly.
I attended the Toppenish City Council meeting Monday night for the first time in 11 years and was entertained, just like the old days.
The Port of Sunnyside’s sale of 1.2 acres of land at Golob Landing should mean improved access to medical and legal services. Port Executive Director Jay Hester announced that The Eye Center of Yakima has purchased the property for two new professional buildings.
American Legion Post 130 of Zillah knows how to do things right.