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Momentum building for local fastpitch program

Efforts are underway in the Lower Valley to revive a summer fastpitch softball program on hiatus for the past few years.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Few calls for deputies Thursday

Just before 10 p.m. last night (Thursday) Yakima County Sheriff deputies were summoned to the 1400 block of Bus Road near Mabton after a person shot a dog that was attacking another dog.

Hit and run driver being sought

Sunnyside police are continuing to investigate a hit and run accident which occurred at the I-82 exit 69 off-ramp Thursday afternoon.

Police handle trespassing case

Police in Grandview arrested a person after a report of trespassing yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

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Weathered beacon

Standing the test of time is this weathered old wind mill located in downtown Bickleton.

Bickleton doing away with school-sponsored senior class outings

A time honored rite of passage in the Bickleton School District is going away.

Washington teen immunization rates show mixed results

It’s hard to believe, but school is right around the corner. Unfortunately, many teens in this state will start school unprotected from some diseases, including the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV).

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Lower Yakima Valley dairies moving forward on converting manure into renewable natural gas

Turning lemons into lemonade. That’s the essence of a program in the Outlook area pegged to turn cow manure into renewable natural gas.

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Petal power

City will mull taking over hanging flower basket program

In the warm glow of a valley sunrise, Rene Pedraza and Erroll Miles cruise through downtown Sunnyside.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Liliana Cisneros

Believing the opportunity of serving her community as Miss Sunnyside would open doors, Liliana Cisneros joins 12 other hopefuls vying for the title on Oct. 5.

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Bickleton schools’ general fund budget totals $1.9 million

The Bickleton School Board has adopted a $3.3 million budget for the 2014-15 school year.

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City’s code enforcement officer isn’t always well received by folks

Being the code enforcement officer is the toughest job Jim Rivard has ever had.

Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington

President Obama this past Tuesday approved a request by Gov. Jay Inslee for an emergency declaration to make additional federal resources available to help with the ongoing response to wildfires in Washington state.

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Fire drill

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Sunnyside instructor ensures a good hair day ..... every day

Kristin Chester’s students are constant cut-ups.