Monday, September 30
People confused about signing up for health insurance on the new Washington Health Benefit Exchange can get some face-to-face help thanks to the “in-person assisters” program starting tomorrow, Oct. 1.
Friday, September 27
Roughly $300,000 and counting…that’s the ballpark figure the Sunnyside School District is on the hook for in attempting to sever ties with two teachers.
“This is my home…it’s where my family lives…it’s where I’ve grown up,” 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside candidate Alyson Spidle says.
Like millions of Americans, I’ve become a “Duck Dynasty” fan.
My birthday was earlier this month and it was something of a time warp.
We want to thank all the people who have donated produce to us.
I am supporting Steve Winfree for Sunnyside School Board Position #3. I have known Steve since the mid-1970s when he came to Sunnyside as a young attorney.
Sharing his experiences with members of Sunnyside’s Daybreak Rotary Club recently, Sen. Jim Honeyford said he was overwhelmed with the opulence and all that there was to see while on a recent sightseeing trip to Russia.
Maryhill Museum of Art will be holding Car is King weekend on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6, to celebrate the legacy of founder Sam Hill.
Have you heard of the “Big Read?” Wondering how you can participate? Don’t worry, there is something for everyone in this year’s Yakima Valley Libraries program.
Vintage Vaudeville returns to Yakima Saturday, Nov. 16. Manic Thunder will highlight this year’s entertainment along with some of the best talent Yakima has to offer.
The Grandview High School DECA chapter will be hosting a free community movie night, co-sponsored by Grandview Parks and Recreation and Yakima Valley Community College, tomorrow evening (Saturday) at the Grandview Country Park amphitheater, located at 812 Wallace Way.
Every year, the country sets aside a week to celebrate its wildlife heritage and a refuge system unequalled anywhere in the world.
Tickets for the annual Miss Sunnyside Pageant are now on sale at the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce office.
A fabulous on-ice production, “Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After,” is coming to Kennewick.
Officials at “The Reach Interpretive Center” and the city of Richland are planning a James Bond experience for Friday, Oct. 4, “For Your Eyes Only.”
The Kennewick Lions are off the snide. The Sunnyside Grizzlies, however, are still in search of their first victory of the year.
Girls Prep Swimming
In their third outing this season, the Sunnyside High School girls swim team earned five victories against Moses Lake High School Thursday.
Sunnyside firemen pro-vided two citizen assists in the past 24 hours.
Girls Prep Soccer
“We were robbed,” Mabton soccer coach Elizabeth Garcia said of last night’s match at Royal City.
Girls Prep Volleyball
The Sunnyside volleyball team last night at Eisenhower saw the potential for a win after putting away the first set, 25-17.
Despite a local resident’s call to the Daily Sun News this morning reporting sightings of triangular lights being seen flashing in the skies over Sunnyside last night, local law enforcement agencies have no such reports.
Girls Prep Volleyball
Buddy is a dog - at least I think he is. Since arriving quite unexpectedly in my lap last May, the feisty, but happily rescued Yorkshire terrier has been a loyal, self-centered, demanding companion.
A case of West Nile virus, a potentially fatal disease in horses, has been confirmed in a Yakima County horse.
The Mabton Lady Vikings had some canine trouble while visiting Goldendale last night, losing to the host Timberwolves in three sets, 25-19, 25-9, 25-16.
Girls Prep Volleyball
GRANDVIEW – The 2A Grandview Lady Greyhound volleyball team earned its most decisive victory so far this young season with a 3-0 spanking of visiting 4A Davis last night.
The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly soccer team never trailed in a 3-1 home victory last night over league foe Eisenhower.
Thursday, September 26
Sunnyside City Manager Don Day has a difficult choice ahead of him in the coming days after interviewing three candidates for police chief yesterday, Wednesday.
September 26, 2013 Briefs
“Do we ever go back into a burning house,” asked Sunnyside Fireman Tony Castillo.
Veterinarian Scott Abbott believes the local agricultural industry has much to offer the world. That’s why he aims to help dairymen around the globe learn practices and obtain skills that will help dairy farms become more efficient and productive.
GRANDVIEW – The city of Grandview received a clean audit this week from the state auditor’s office.
BENTON CITY – The man behind the wheel of a 1995 International tractor-trailer semi truck, 54-year-old Victor Flores of Grandview, escaped unharmed last night when his rig was hit from behind.
It is unclear how much, if any, funding from a $6 million federal grant the state of Washington received earlier this month to help teen parents will make it to the Lower Valley.
The city of Grandview received a clean audit this week from the state auditor’s office.
Internal controls were the focal point of two audit findings issued against Yakima County by state auditors this week.
Wednesday, September 25
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What if you had a team of people whose sole job was to find fault with your thinking? It’s called a red team. Used by the CIA, IBM, the Army, news organizations and other businesses, a red team is a group designed to penetrate your defenses.
Looking back at the mentors in my life who played a role in my decision to become an educator, many faces at Sunnyside High School quickly come to mind.
Obamacare on the verge of implementation
Four years ago, President Obama made a sweeping promise to the American people, “…if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.”
On Aug. 22, Sunnyside United.Unidos hosted a community gang forum. The presenter, Jesse Campos, did a great job presenting the challenges we have and what parents and a community can do to address youth participation in gangs. We will invite Jesse to present again.
Over the Shoulder
A Hint of Humor
The AARP, of which I am a member, sent me an email entitled, “Karen, 7 Reasons Why You Are Fat.”
With the exception of a mid-afternoon search for a group of juveniles reported fighting near Harrison Mid-dle School, Sunnyside police had a relatively quiet Tues-day.
The Mabton Main Street reconstruction project isn’t expected to begin anytime soon, but the first step toward creating a funding package for the $2.6 million project was approved during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled Mabton City Council meeting.
Sunnyside City Manager Don Day and a panel of community members and officials will be interviewing three candidates for Sunnyside police chief today.
The Mabton Lady Vikings lost their match against Cle Elum in three sets last night, 25-20, 25-18, 25-16.
It took Sunnyside High School’s science department only nine months to double the number of students passing the biology end of course exam, now required for graduation.
The Sunnyside Christian Lady Knights prevailed against the Riverside Christian Crusaders last night (Tuesday) in four sets, 25-16, 24-26, 25-10, 25-22.
Today, City Manager Don Day is interviewing candidates to be the new Sunnyside police chief.
Despite winning game one, the Grandview Lady Greyhound volleyball team faltered in a 3-1 loss to Ephrata last night.
A decade ago, Port of Sunnyside officials thought a wetlands project in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers would satisfy state standards for discharging its treated industrial wastewater.That appears to not be the case...
Tuesday, September 24
After 31 years of setting bones, Dr. Brent Bingham of Sunnyside will hang up his white lab coat and move to Salt Lake City, Utah.
TOPPENISH - The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has presented Tom Sak, former board chair of Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, with the 2013 Ethel Bond Memorial Consumer Award.
Giving children simple chores can help them learn responsibility and independence from an early age and ease the transition to adulthood, said a developmental pediatrician from Baylor College of Medicine.
Sunnyside Community Hospital now holds the distinction of being a “most wired” hospital.
Predicting the future just got a little clearer - when it comes to the likelihood of heart failure, that is.
Turn out the lights, the party’s over. Well…at least for 11 of the teams that took part in this year’s Mid-Columbia Senior Golf Tour.
Sunnyside High School continues its tradition with several homecoming events planned for next week.
Portions of the Snake River were opened yesterday (Monday) for the harvest of fall chinook, thanks in part to a sizable number of fish returning to the Snake River this fall.
An increase in the fall chinook run has far exceeded the earlier forecast, giving area fishermen larger daily limits than previously announced, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Thanks to an increase in the number of fall chinook returning to the Columbia River, fisherman using two poles now can claim a daily limit of six salmon in the area commonly known as the Hanford Reach portion of the Columbia River.
Girls Prep Swimming
YAKIMA – Outnumbered, but not deterred, the Grandview High School girls swim team performed well last Thursday against the larger Selah team, according to GHS Coach Rita Uribe.
The Sunnyside City Council approved an agreement with Educational Service District 105 to allow $13,500 in funding to be used by Sunnyside United for gang prevention and intervention services.
A preliminary cost estimate of the Neon Alley project was discussed at the Sunnyside City Council meeting last night.
GRANDVIEW - Will students be able to master the newly instituted Common Core Standards end of course test?
MABTON – At Mabton Senior/Junior High School there is slow, but steady improvement.
GRANDVIEW – With a focus on math intervention and rigorous follow-up of at risk math students, Grandview High School Assistant Principal Steven Long believes Grandview High School math scores are on their way to major improvements.
Leticia Sandoval opened for business in Sunnyside yesterday (Monday). She said her insurance agency, Select Insurance Agency, was a dream for several months.
The 1B Lady Pirates varsity volleyball team hosted the 1A Mabton JV volleyball squad yesterday and managed to come out with a victory in a non-regulation length match.
You probably have thought about what you’d like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don’t have the money you thought you’d have?
Sunnyside High School Math Coach James Wise explained to the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club that education is in transition, and that Sunnyside has been working to stay ahead of the curve.
Sunnyside native Cora Holwegner Shellito, a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual, has joined the Kennewick office as a recruiting field director.
Monday, September 23
Television ads for and against initiative 522 have started to appear as the election season draws near, and emotions are high on both sides of the issue.
The Bickleton Lady Pirates couldn’t defeat the competition at the Tri-Cities Prep Volleyball Invitational this past Saturday, but they came away with a sportsmanship trophy and the respect of the other teams.
MABTON – “We had a bad start and allowed them (DeSales) to rack up 23 points early,” Mabton football coach Trevor Curtis said of last Friday’s 37-6 loss to the Irish.
YAKIMA – The West Valley Rams struck early against visiting Grandview last Friday and kept on hitting until the final whistle sounded, leaving the Greyhounds battered. The final score provided West Valley a whopping 47-7 win.
Prep Cross Country
TIETON – Last Saturday’s Apple Ridge Run Invitational drew nearly 30 prep cross-country teams.
Girls Prep Soccer
GRANDVIEW – This past Saturday’s soccer match between Grandview and visiting Prosser started out quite disappointing for the Lady ‘Hounds.
Girls Prep Soccer
MABTON – This past Saturday’s scheduled soccer match between Mabton and Goldendale was forfeited.
Girls Prep Volleyball
PASCO – The Lady Knights were the third place finishers out of five teams at the Tri-Cities Prep Volleyball Invitational this past Saturday in Pasco.
Girls Prep Volleyball
TOPPENISH - In this past Saturday’s non-league match against 2A Toppenish, Sunnyside fell to the Wildcats in four sets.
Girls Prep Volleyball
PASCO – The Bickleton Lady Pirates couldn’t defeat the competition at the Tri-Cities Prep Volleyball Invitational this past Saturday, but they came away with a sportsmanship trophy and the respect of the other teams.
Sunnyside Police Department officers are investigating a report of a $4,700 illegal bank transfer made some time during the past week.
Police in Grandview responded to a burglary report yesterday (Sunday) in the 200 block of West Second Street. The door to the “Extra Mile Student Center” had been kicked in and candy items were stolen. The incident is under investigation.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Grandview City Hall
Grandview City Council Agenda Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Grandview City Hall
The Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church women’s coffee break Bible study is again underway. The study is open to all women interested in a mid-week Bible study. The group meets each Wednesday from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, 700 N. 16th Street.
EnTrust Community Services, which has office locations in Sunnyside and Yakima, was recently awarded a $46,000 grant from Cause Populi.
GRANDVIEW – Police in Grandview responded to a burglary report yesterday (Sunday) in the 200 block of West Second Street. The door to the “Extra Mile Student Center” had been kicked in and candy items were stolen. The incident is under investigation.
CONNELL – Four teenagers, three of them from the Sunnyside area, required medical treatment as the result of a one-vehicle rollover accident near Connell yesterday morning (Sunday).
Sunnyside firemen responded to two automatic fire alarms yesterday (Sunday), both of which proved to be false alarms.
The Lady Knights were the third place finishers out of five teams at the Tri-Cities Prep Volleyball Invitational this past Saturday in Pasco.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama nominated eight men and women to serve on United States District Courts last week, including Stanley Allen Bastian of Wenatchee to serve in the Eastern District of Washington.
Seven models displayed the new fall fashions at this year’s Nouvella Club Style Show, held late last week at the United Methodist Church in Sunnyside.
President Obama nominated eight men and women to serve on United States District Courts last week, including Stanley Allen Bastian of Wenatchee to serve in the Eastern District of Washington.
Friday, September 20
KENNEWICK – A rodeo featuring student athletes ages 11-18 will be held today (Friday) through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Kennewick.
The Sundowners, an informal group of local automobile enthusiasts, meet once a month and participate in a cruise or garage crawl.
KENNEWICK - Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After is an all-star line-up of Disney characters. The sensational live production on ice is coming to Kennewick.
WILLAPA BAY - Washington’s razor clam season has gotten off to an early start this year with an evening dig at Twin Harbors beach.
PENDLETON, ORE. - Chefs are scrambling, but not in the kitchen, this time it is on the golf course.
PROSSER – A special spaghetti feed fundraiser, benefitting the Benton County Historical Museum, is slated for Thursday, Oct. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser.
YAKIMA - Vintage Vaudeville returns to Yakima Saturday, Nov. 16.
PROSSER – The Prosser Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a fall city-wide yard sale at Depot Square tomorrow (Saturday).
YAKIMA - Watch the sky, listen to birds singing, breath in the fragrance of fall and be one with the life force around you during a yoga workshop at the Yakima Area Arboretum.
PROSSER – Prosser’s Princess Theatre is the place to be for a special car show and showing of Steven Spielberg’s “Back to the Future.”
GOLDENDALE - Two weekends filled with live music on the terrace, an always popular grape stomp, hot dog and marshmallow roast, and barrel tasting is planned at Maryhill Winery. The first weekend of activities will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, and the second weekend will be Oct. 19-20.
To celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days, Yakima Valley alpaca farms will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29.
The stylish vintage carousel horse, which may have once graced a merry-go-round display in Yakima, came into Jack’s possession in 1968 at the conclusion of her year as a princess on the Miss Sunnyside Court.
Miss Sunnyside candidate Audrey Rosalez says she enjoys all that Sunnyside has to offer its citizens.
Moving at the speed of nitrates leeching into the groundwater, the Lower Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee took under advisement materials presented by U.S. Department of the Interior hydrogeologist Matt Bachmann.
Accounting for well more than half of August’s total new building valuation of $1.92 million, Lower Valley Credit Union’s new two-story Sunnyside branch/corporate office led the way in permits issued by city building officials last month.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission yesterday (Thursday) announced the end of a general campfire ban in state parks east of the Cascades.
When Jasmine Gonzalez said that the girl pictured on her display had leukemia there was little reaction from the Sunnyside Pioneer Elementary School third graders.
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Law & Justice Center, 6:30 p.m.
Community members who represent various sectors within Sunnyside yesterday discussed efforts and ways to help Sunnyside United/Unidos create a safe and nurturing environment for local youths.
Grizzlies drop first road game of 2013 season by score of 51-6
Girls Prep Soccer
GRANDVIEW – The 2A Lady Greyhound soccer team handily put last night’s non-league match against 1A Royal away, securing a 15-0 victory.
Girls Prep Soccer
GRANGER – The Mabton Lady Vikes soccer team got a boost to its confidence, having secured a non-league 3-1 victory over the Granger Spartans last night.
YAKIMA – Sunnyside High School’s cross-country squads didn’t exactly get off to a flying start in Big Nine League action Thursday afternoon.
Girls Prep Volleyball
PROSSER – The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball team gave the Prosser Mustangs a run for their money last night, battling through five sets.
Girls Prep Volleyball
BICKLETON – The Lady Pirates’ home opener was everything they could hope for as the team came away with a three-set win against Trout Lake, 25-16, 25-18, 25-12.
Girls Prep Swimming
YAKIMA - Proving they were at home in Yakima’s Lions Pool Thursday afternoon, the Sunnyside High School girls freestyle relay squad took first place honors in the 200-yard event in action against the Eastmont team.
GRANGER – The Lady Vikings couldn’t prevail against the Granger Spartans last night.
Letters to the Editor
How many bridges must fall, how many dams must fail and how many people must die before we wake up and realize that a major investment in the infrastructure of our country is vital?
The American Humanist Association has renewed the efforts of some atheists to remove the words “under God” from our Pledge of Allegiance. The organization argued recently in the Massachusetts Supreme Court that the inclusion of these words is a violation of atheists’ religious liberty and equality.
If you’re a follower of the Huffington Post, you’ve probably read about Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich and his week-long commitment to spend no more than $4.50 a day on food, thus spotlighting the plight of the 49 million Americans on food stamps.
The Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church is dedicating its brand-new facility this Sunday, Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to help pledge this building to the Lord’s worship and work in this place.
A tour of the newly constructed Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church was recently provided to members of the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club.
Without sounding arrogant and keeping consistent with the Word of God, let me begin today by saying that I am a son of God and an heir and joint-heir with Jesus Christ. In other words, I am a Christian. There are no qualifiers or caveats to that statement.
America is literally falling apart while we waste lives and money overseas. We need to fix it.
Sunnyside City Council agenda
The Lady Pirates’ home opener was everything they could hope for as the team came away with a three-set win against Trout Lake, 25-16, 25-18, 25-12.
The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac includes the usual weather predictions by month, a few fascinating articles and recipes.
GRANGER – The Lady Vikings couldn’t prevail against the Granger Spartans last night, losing in three sets 25-14, 25-8, 25-11.
Seven models displayed the new fall fashions at this year’s Nouvella Club Style Show, held yesterday afternoon at the United Methodist Church in Sunnyside.
Sunnyside police investigated a burglary report yesterday afternoon (Thursday) in the 900 block of East Lincoln Avenue. Someone removed an air conditioning unit to gain entry. Police have a suspect in the case.
As part of her senior project, Jasmine Gonzalez is collecting letters to Santa Claus to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Thursday, September 19
Adult coed volleyball play is being offered in Sunnyside.
Sunnyside’s Rudy Fernandez leaves today for Las Vegas, where he will compete at the U.S. Open Dart Tournament.
The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Sunnyside Christian High School student Micalyn Williams from Mabton was selected as a member of the organization.
Schools in Grandview are opening their doors to parents wanting to know what is happening in the classroom.
Marcelina Ortega sings a song with pre-school aged children at the Sunnyside Library last Friday.
After just a few weeks on the job, Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Coordinator Megan Razey feels like she may be making headway in sorting out the defunct city recreation program in order to make it open to the entire community.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange last week announced more than 1,000 registered insurance brokers will be available to help Washingtonians enroll in new health coverage options through Washington Healthplanfinder.
Workers install a new eight-foot high granite wall at Jerry Taylor Veterans Plaza in Sunnyside...
The Sunnyside City Council will be holding two special meetings this week to begin 2014 budget preparations.
Police in Grandview made an arrest in a drug-related incident last night (Wednesday) near the intersections of West Wine Country and Stover roads.
The Lower Valley Christian Women’s Connection is sponsoring a “Shop ‘Til Your Heart’s Content” meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser (490 Wine Country Road).
The Sunnyside Museum’s new hours will be Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Yakima County Sheriff deputies responded to a report yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) of chickens causing damage at a property in the 100 block of Lester Road near Sunnyside.
Construction on the Sunnyside Fire Station on Eighth Street, funded by a voter-approved bond, is well underway, with signs of progress pointing to the sky...
Siberoni, a Portland, Ore. firm, is recalling 169,655 pounds of raw and frozen meat and poultry “pelmeni” (Eastern European-style ravioli products), which were produced without the benefit of inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in the Sunnyside High School auxiliary gymnasium on Friday, Sept. 27.
Wednesday, September 18
YAKIMA – Davis tallied a goal in the first 15 minutes of play and never looked back in a 3-1 victory over the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly soccer team last night, Tuesday.
GRANDVIEW – The dogs were at it again last night, Grandview’s Lady ‘Hounds taking on the visiting Othello Huskies.
Sunnyside’s Ashleigh Oswalt eyes the ball before setting up a serve last night against Davis...
GRANDVIEW – A fast start nearly wasn’t enough as the Grandview Lady Greyhound volleyball team had to hang on for a 3-2 win over visiting Othello last night.
7-year-old Brianna Garza (L) and Audrina Campos, 5, this past Saturday competed in the Regal Majesty Pageant held at the Historic Everett Theatre...
Racing along a cyclone fence, this little guy seems intent on collecting sunflower seeds and anything else he can gather for winter...
On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. This month marks the 226th anniversary of this landmark moment in American history when our founding fathers gathered together to form “a more perfect Union.”
There you go again, Hollywood. You’ve taken a great story about a real person and real events and twisted it into a bunch of lies.
It’s always nice to hear a familiar voice on the other end of the phone line. Hearing that voice when you least expect it is an added bonus.
One challenge with chemo is that the body quickly becomes resistant to it. Doctors have to apply different chemo blends to overcome resistance. For the next few years, the different blends worked well.
GRANDVIEW – Although being a mother, especially a stay-at-home mom, can be rewarding, there’s no arguing that sometimes mommies need a break. That’s what Moms of Tots (MOTS) provides each second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
I did not start drinking coffee until I was in my 30s. We were house guests in Ohio, and I woke up to this intriguing, delicious smell. It was Albertson’s 8 O’clock Coffee. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Dear Savvy Senior, I have been taking care of my elderly mother for nearly three years and it’s taking a huge toll on my finances. Are there any resources you know about that can help family caregivers get paid? - Financially Exhausted
Do you want to be liked? Most of us do. But wanting to be liked by everyone can have a chilling effect on your happiness and success.
PROSSER- Bounding out in their first league swim meet Tuesday afternoon, Grandview High School’s very young team of Lady Greyhound swimmers man-aged to see five of the eight team members qualify for the season’s district meet.
With an extensive back-ground in education, spanning several decades, Mary Rita Rohde made her plea for the support of the Sunnyview Republican Women’s Club membership at its monthly meeting held yesterday at noon.
Yakima County Sheriff deputies answered nine calls in the Lower Valley yester-day, including three automatic alarms, two re-ports of livestock incidents, a report of an abandoned vehicle, a report of suspi-cious activity, a domestic call and a request for assis-tance from another agency.
A possible shoplifter was arrested at Walmart last night (Tuesday) after being observed ripping tags off a pair of pants he had allegedly hidden under his sweatshirt to sneak out of the store, according to Tuesday’s Sunnyside police report.
Firefighters in Sunnyside responded to an automatic alarm in the 900 block of Ida Belle Road yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), only to find the resident had burnt some food.
Police in Grandview had a busy Tuesday, including arresting three wanted persons and serving two warrants.
Sunnyside United/Unidos is the recipient of a $625,000 grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy as part of $19.8 million in new Drug-Free Communities support program grants across the country.
Allegedly, a long-term scam run by an employee and involving at least 42 people stole thousands of dollars from Legends Casino during its 15th anniversary promo-tional drawings in February through May of this year.
Bickleton volleyball team earns victory in regular season opener.
Mabton Lady Vikings volleyball team lost in three sets to the Naches Valley Rangers.
Residents at Sunnyside’s Sun Terrace Assisted Living made small apple pies last Thursday as part of National Assisted Living Week.
Time changes things and nowhere is that truer than with state agencies. A decade ago, Port of Sunnyside officials thought a wetlands project in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers would satisfy state standards for discharging its treated industrial wastewater.
The Sunnyside Municipal Airport Advisory Board met last night, following a brief two-month hiatus, to discuss projects that are underway. Those project include the weather station at the airport, a courtesy car service and a draft of covenants for the airport.
Immunization rates for Washington toddlers are below state and national goals, according to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Results from the CDC’s latest national immunization survey show that 65 percent of children under three years-old in this state got a series of recommended vaccines in 2012. That’s well below the goal of 80 percent. The national rate for this series is 68 percent.
TOPPENISH – Allegedly, a long-term scam run by an employee and involving at least 42 people stole thousands of dollars from Legends Casino during its 15th anniversary promotional drawings in February through May of this year.
YAKIMA –Yakima County Court commissioner salaries were yesterday (Tuesday) set by the Yakima County commissioners.
YAKIMA – Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services in Sunnyside, as well as the YWCA, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and Yakima Neighborhood Health Ser-vices have all been awarded Consolidated Homeless Grant Program funding.
With the recent passing of Dr. Jack Hale, the Sunnyside Republican Club has been on the sidelines.
Tuesday, September 3
Even as a young girl Elisa Espinoza enjoyed helping others feel beautiful. That’s why opening her own salon is like making her dreams a reality.
I’ve been summoned to jury duty three times now.
President Obama’s proposal to restrict the growth of Social Security by changing annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) from the present Consumer Price Index (CPI) to a Chained Consumer Price Index represents a disingenuous departure from his earlier position to hold fast on Social Security.