State calls for accountability in city books
City officials allocated nearly $500,000 last year without support for those costs, possibly leading to unnecessary utility increases.
Conference attracts state, local leaders
There was a buzz at the Community Center yesterday, both in the air and on the ground.
Two visit local GOP Club
Retail marijuana should be legal in Yakima County and Sunnyside.
Officers detain suspects at gunpoint
Two local men were arrested Sunday for allegedly breaking into a store at 301 S. 13th St.
Proposal sparks city council consideration
A local resident’s variance request prompted the City Council to change restrictions on new construction.
Their numbers include a long-time resident
Roma Francis is downsizing.
Nine legislators invited to join dinner meeting
Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 3482 will host state legislators next week.
Issue will be reviewed after budget sessions
A councilman wants to see all seven seats on the City Council apportioned by district.
Man tries to snatch girls walking home from carnival
Quick thinking by two local girls likely saved them from a kidnapping attempt Saturday.
City staff doesn’t plan to submit bid for funds
Even as the calendar turns to fall, city officials are already looking to next May and one of the city’s biggest festivals, Cinco de Mayo.
New firm plans open house tomorrow
Two local women with a combined 70 years of accounting experience have joined forces at (SN)2 Certified Public Accountant LLC.
Marijuana issue prompts concern
A local non-profit will receive an update on the city’s marijuana ban in the wake of a City Council vote last month to re-open the issue for discussion.
Plaintiff named Sunnyside, police in case
Yakima County commissioners will tomorrow consider a negotiated settlement in a lawsuit filed earlier this year.
Events range from concert to clean up
In Grandview and Mabton, it was a “Day of Service.”
Express route from Yakima starts Oct. 3
A third local stop and an express service from Yakima to Pasco are changes in store for the free Community Connector bus service.
White House calls for summit
A request from the White House two weeks ago led to a local non-profit group organizing a statewide meeting last night.
City seeks hearing to deny third license
Two marijuana stores are enough.
You probably remember where you were on Sept. 11, 2001.
A move by legislators to reduce tuition a few years ago is hurting community colleges.
A move to save money on parks during the recession may be undone now that the city is better off financially.
Group working with IRS to be reinstated
Another Lower Yakima Valley chamber of commerce is in trouble with the IRS.
Aerial display planned for Sept. 15 event
The city’s Community Center is hosting the state’s first unmanned aircraft systems conference.
Environmental review done, plans pending
Sunnyside Community Hospital’s goal of breaking ground on a new 50-acre site this year may not be met.
Medical issue suspected in Monday death
An autopsy is planned today to determine if a medical issue caused a Yakima man‘s death when he crashed in a local corn field.
Granger opened the football season with a 37-26 win over the host Vikings on Friday.
Federal grant will pay to expand college
The local Yakima Valley College campus is in for a major makeover.
Audience gets election preview
Drinking water, marijuana, property taxes and engaging the Latino population were among questions asked during a 15th District legislative candidate forum last night.
Grandview dean wants job long-term
Two weeks on the job, and the local community college’s interim dean already wants the job permanently.
Tap room included in 2017 project
Two microbrewers have selected the city’s downtown area for their new beer company.
Search centering on Zillah area
A federal investigation by way of Western Washington is now focusing on an address in a local community.
Jeffrey Hornbarger, left, and Octavio Parra enjoy a bike ride through downtown Sunnyside yesterday as their summer break winds down for the start of classes Tuesday.
School District to develop committee
Students head back to school today and, at some point this year, the tests they take may include a voluntary drug test.
Seen as tool to reach perfect graduation rate
Juniors and seniors at the local high school will each receive a Google Chromebook this fall in a first-of-its-kind program for the School District.
Schools, Fred Hutch to join forces
Students in two local elementary schools will have their height and weight measured over the next three years.
City staff recommends $20 fee
City staff is recommending the City Council form a Transportation Benefit District.
Commissioners approve land sale Friday
Fresh off a three-year, $97 million expansion, a local company is planning for the future by purchasing 23 acres from the Port district.
Immediate care site opening by end of 2016
The community’s second new clinic in a 12-month span will open its doors by the end of the year.
Burgers, bikes, brews, classic rock and classic cars were all featured Saturday at the Gary O’s Car and Bike Show at V.F.W. Post No. 3207, 1101 Wine Country Road.
Motorists, fire and police join in water rescue
Two Harrah residents are recovering today after plunging into the Yakima River yesterday morning when their vehicle crashed through a guard rail.
Classes have or will soon start in Lower Yakima Valley schools.
A Prosser woman marked a celebration of sorts yesterday when she donated her 50th pint of blood.
Proposal would bring doctor visits to schools
The School Board last night announced a proposal to bring doctors remotely to every school building.
Bratton quits abruptly after extended leave
The city administrator resigned yesterday with little notice and no apparent reason.
Seniors partner with youngest students
Students wrapping up their high school careers are partnering with those just getting started.
Wildfires prompt proclamation
Wildfires prompted Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday to declare a state of emergency in Yakima County and other areas of Eastern Washington.
Appointee will be sworn into office Sept. 6
A local accounting and human resources specialist will be the next City Council member.
Winds whipped Tule Road Fire to 7,000 acres
A fire on the Yakima Reservation is 100 percent contained today after quadrupling in size in a matter of hours.
Sunnyside will seek corporate event sponsors
City staff will run this year’s Lighted Farm Implement Parade in December.
Employee attempted to stop robbery
A local Safeway employee is out of work, at least temporarily, after he tried to stop two teenagers from robbing the store Wednesday night.