Candidates start your engines.
Precautions continue for 200 East Area
Federal officials announced there is no longer an emergency at the Hanford site.
FruitSmart deal to close by January 2018
It’s official: The city will purchase a wastewater processing plant from a local business.
Bond,, new construction being considered
A possible construction bond, new ball fields and high school expansion will be on the table Wednesday during a public forum.
Officials: Opening is the latest in six years
Crews have just about finished snow removal efforts at Cayuse Pass, prompting officials to announce a May 19 opening.
Clean-up will require 50 truck loads of dirt
A clean-up effort is under way, even as officials try to determine what caused a 400 square-foot section of a tunnel to collapse at the Hanford site on Tuesday.
The city will allow house-banked card rooms and impose a tax following action by the City Council on Monday.
The Sunnyside Grizzlies boys soccer team remains alive in the post-season after taking down Davis, 2-1, last night.
Prosser issues draft of social media changes
A proposed policy could lead to firing school workers for social media posts they make on their own time.
Limon, Gomez first to qualify in six years
Breaking a 6-year drought, the Grizzlies girls team will have golfers representing the program at Monday’s district tournament in Yakima.
Nearly 5,000 employees told to take cover
Federal officials are still looking for answers in the wake of a cave-in yesterday at the Hanford site.
Facebook issue has district reviewing policy
The School Board will tackle a discussion on social media policies for the second time in three weeks when it meets tonight.
City eyes FruitSmart plant purchase
The City Council will consider a deal with a local company tonight that could make a big difference in the city’s capacity to treat wastewater.
Board meets with architect tonight
The School Board will continue its discussion tonight on how to cope with growing high school enrollment.
The weather warmed up just in time for the more than 100 vendors on hand for the city’s 29th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival.
Four cases reported in School District
The local School District is dealing with an apparent outbreak of Pertussis, or whooping cough.
Concerned about crime in your neighborhood? Wondering what law enforcement is doing to protect you? Have suggestions or ideas you’d like to share with police?
July 24 court date set for two charges
An attorney with local ties will head back to Yakima County Superior Court on July 24 for a re-trial.
Christensen fined, agrees to monitor tanks
A local company has settled with the federal Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly failing to provide emergency planning information.
Two days after announcing a get-tough stance on long-standing code issues, city residents are seeing dramatic differences in some neighborhoods.
Four lower valley districts earn accolades
Four Lower Yakima Valley schools are celebrating state recognition.
Brown returns to work today
A local school librarian will return to work today, nearly three months after she was placed on leave due to safety concerns.
A vape store’s closure has the City Council thinking about restrictions on future shops.
Possible civil war worries South African group
Families were asked to shelter young children from a slide show that displayed what a South African man described as widespread bloodshed in his homeland.
Volunteer to aid Police Department with problem sites
With a recent spate of burglary cases apparently resolved, the local Police Department is turning its attention to code enforcement issues.
River search comes up empty-handed
Law enforcement officials came up empty-handed over the weekend in the search for a man who jumped in the Yakima River following a crash on Friday.
Prosser council to discuss future facilities
City Hall, the police station and even the public works building are outdated and at maximum capacity, officials said.
Local, boyfriend at first blamed gangs for attack
A fight over marijuana landed a local man in the hospital.
Brusic pledges lower valley session, too
A countywide town hall to address crime issues and concerns is set for this week.
Toppenish gets help from tribe and Zillah
A Yakima man will be arraigned May 12 in Yakima County Superior Court after he allegedly displayed a gun at a local motel.
Suspect may be involved in other crimes
A resident’s tip helped police arrest a local man suspected of burglary and theft.
Man jumped in Yakima River following crash
The search continues as of press time for a man who jumped into the Yakima River following a crash on Friday.
Enrollment to reach 2,000 at high school
They’re not sure how or when it will happen, but School District officials believe growing room is needed at Sunnyside High School.
Board calls for ‘quick turnaround’
The School Board is calling for a review of the district’s social media policy.
A local report of car prowling is leading to an arrest and extradition of a suspect to Sacramento, Calif.
May 9 is possible date for meeting
The drive-by shooting and killing of a 14-year-old boy in Yakima this week is sparking a call for a town hall to address rising crime rates during the first four months of 2017.
Grandview native joins the State Patrol
Two of the three new Washington State Patrol troopers assigned to the local detachment have Lower Yakima Valley connections.
Electrical issue may have sparked house fire
Her 43rd birthday is one a local woman would rather forget.
Agency found man in Thurston County
The second of two inmates who escaped the Yakima County Jail on April 3 is now in custody.
Rescue a first for county program
A local man is getting another chance at life after a Yakima County Sheriff’s Office deputy re-started his heart.
Formal action expected during May 8 meeting
The city took a step closer to allowing card rooms and allowing more events with liquor on city property.
Stores banned on part of Wine Country Road
New retail stores can open for business in the city, just not on a section of Wine Country Road.
The city is experiencing a four-fold increase in burglary crimes.
Robotics team a world-class competitor
The Sunnyside School District’s very own Dream Team made its mark last weekend during a world robotics competition.
County board recommends funds for project
A county board is recommending a funding package of $1 million to help Sunnyside Community Hospital’s expansion plans.
Service down until at least later this week
Residents in many areas of town will be without irrigation water for much of this week.
Council members tonight will consider changes to policies on gambling in the city limits and liquor service on city property.
Hearing is tomorrow on possible ban
The public will have one more opportunity to comment before the City Council considers banning future retail marijuana stores.
Pick-up hit during high-speed pursuit
A local man faces multiple charges after leading officers on a chase on Monday.
Granger seeks at-large seat for school board
Two Lower Yakima Valley school districts have measures on the April 25 special elections ballot.