Bids were $240,000 over budget
Port of Sunnyside commissioners Monday night rejected bids to convert the former Water Works building into a winery.
Council may take action Monday night
It could be lights, camera, action for the City Council, which Monday will consider live-streaming video for its meetings.
Re-trial decision set for Aug. 2 status hearing
A Sunnyside native’s trial ended in a mistrial Friday when a jury informed the court it was deadlocked.
Counseling offered to high school students
Family and friends are mourning a local teen’s unexpected death.
Homes evacuated last night
Fire crews battled through the night to get the upper hand on a wildfire in the Horse Heaven Hills.
Five candidates are vying for the 4th Congressional District seat on primary ballots in the mail today.
Hundreds without power for six hours
The power is back on today for 113 Pacific Power customers after a crash knocked out a power pole.
Three candidates are running for a 15th Legislative District seat.
Selection is pending contract deal
A new leader for a local hospital could be on the job next month.
A trial is under way for a former Sunnyside resident accused of raping a family member.
Yakima Valley law enforcement agencies aren’t planning changes in the wake of a mass shooting last week that killed five officers in Dallas.
Outlook teenager in court today
A local teenager is being held on $1 million bail in connection with a July 2 stabbing.
Post office plan could begin in August
Soon, the city will require parallel parking in front of the post office.
You know what they say about one door closing… another one opens.
Plans call for preserving water tower
Demolition crews are tearing into the former Carnation plant this week.
Planning Commission to seek comment
The city’s Planning Commission wants to hear from residents about the hospital’s expansion plans.
Hospital will shutter service in September
Hundreds of Lower Yakima Valley patients will have to find another medical specialist.
Delays possible for medical marijuana users
A local medical marijuana garden collective closes today because of a new state law.
Changes to administration also on tap
The School District may buy more property to help with construction of the new Washington Elementary School building.
City Council asks fire chief to research issue
A discussion about pyrotechnic displays on private property turned into a conversation about banning them altogether.
Motorists on South Hill Road have an eye in the sky watching them, or at least their speeds.
City Council will review request at 7 tonight
A disputed annexation request is back on the table tonight.
Agency notes claims of high arsenic rates
A local fruit processing company is pledging to remedy issues named in a warning letter issued by the Food and Drug Administration.
Britain voted yesterday to remove itself from the European Union. Many are calling it “Brexit” and June 23 Britain’s “Independence Day.”
Crews removing asbestos from Sunnyside plant
Workers are taking the first step this week towards demolishing a city landmark.
County officer faces possible contempt issue
The county clerk is making progress in fixing issues ranging from personnel to reconciling bank statements.
Store plans ribbon cutting, weekend events
A ribbon cutting and family activities will mark the grand re-opening of a local store.
Democrats select delegates for July event
Two Yakima County residents are among the state’s delegates bound next month for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Penn.
Firefighters wrapping up this morning
Fire crews today are mopping up from a wildfire that has burned 1,300 acres.
Tasting room opens July 2
Two wineries will share one roof after buying Olsen Estates’ tasting room in April.
Future of Sunnyside events in limbo
As the county’s second largest city closes its Chamber of Commerce, the search is on for someone to fill the void.
Yakima Valley celebrates under cloudy skies
Three Lower Yakima Valley cities didn’t let rain dampen community spirit during festivals on Saturday.
Democrats convene in Tacoma
At least one local Democrat still feels the Bern.
Local group facing another federal tax issue
The Chamber of Commerce is closing, its members learned during a meeting yesterday.
Groups needed to run future city festivals
Closing the local Chamber of Commerce is the focus of a meeting this afternoon.
Residents air concerns about proposal
After a two-hour public hearing, the City Council opted to wait two weeks before deciding on a controversial annexation request.
Board to look at health center, partnerships
Partnerships and a “leadership vacuum” are among the items the school board plans to review with new Superintendent Kevin McKay.
Sunnyside pastor responds to call for prayer
A local church is offering a prayer service tonight in response to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
Board will hear McKay’s district observations
Transforming the district’s central office and the future of athletic facilities are among observations the district’s new superintendent will share tonight.
Dykstra stepping down after 17 years
A local district is searching for a new superintendent for the first time this century.
Former teacher faces Aug. 15 trial for child pornography
A former Granger elementary school teacher has been formally indicted on five federal charges.
Flowers blooming, birds singing and senior-itis are all sure signs of spring.
Buyer eyes clinic, fitness center for building site
Downtown appears set for a makeover, as plans are in place for a business development across from City Hall.
Sunnyside company vehicle flips on state highway
A state highway was seasoned with salt yesterday after a local truck trailer tipped over.
Ribbon-cutting will open new drug drop-off box
Two projects are coming into focus for a local non-profit looking to steer youths away from drugs and alcohol.
Sunnyside celebrates biggest class
The high school’s biggest graduating class joined others around the Lower Yakima Valley in saying goodbye Friday and Saturday.
Yakima’s change prompts local review
The City Council in July will revisit its ban on the production, processing and sale of marijuana.
City to complete 32nd statue on Saturday
Creating the city’s annual dinosaur doesn’t happen on one sun-splashed Saturday.
Water works site to host district’s annual event
The conversion of an abandoned city building into a winery is the focus of the Port of Sunnyside’s annual luncheon tomorrow.
Findings indicate Riddle could be held in contempt
Unfair labor practices, incomplete court dockets, delayed payments and isolation are among an independent panel’s findings about the Yakima County Clerk’s Office.