Collecting 100 items of food during a recent school-wide food drive has earned young David Montiel-Gutierrez special recognition from his fellow students and the staff at Sunnyside’s Chief Kamiakin Elementary School.
Can somebody make all this wet, nasty fog just go away? I’d settle for a nice snow storm just to take all the gray away.
Newly elected Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic says he wants his office to be accountable and for all of its activities to be conducted with a transparency.
Creating the exact recipe of organic waste ingredients that go into Sunnyside’s Natural Selections compost is a delicate balance.
After 200 years of daily deliveries, the United States Postal Service has fallen on tough times.
Arriving at work every morning at 6:30 a.m. has become routine for Guillermo Dimas, one of the cooks at Sunnyside’s Pioneer Elementary School kitchen.
Harriet Thompson Elementary School second grader Antonio Ramos is very serious about learning to type.
Eastern Washington homes may not be prone to dry rot, but fungal rot is a different story, according to state-licensed home inspection specialist Dan Schneider of Grandview.
January is all about making a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to shake off the dust of the past, reset healthy habits, update out of control password lists and, maybe this year, even teach Buddy not to bark indoors.
The first order of business at Tuesday night’s Sunnyside Planning Commission meeting was to swear in the newest member of the commission. Retired school teacher Christine Smith replaces Bruce Epps.
Ray Bermudez and Said Downs are the new owners of Sunnyside’s Imperial Screen Printing and Embroidery.
With security fences up, the installation of more than 23 security cameras and a state license to sell marijuana, Dave Rand of Sunnyside is ready to open “Dave’s Place,” his Maple Grove Road recreational retail marijuana shop.
A recent opportunity to provide free dental care to Latter-day Saint missionaries preparing for their two-year mission has led Sunnyside dentist Dr. Justin Heiden to consider making more such trips to third world countries.
As the state and county start to feel the impacts from last November’s General Election, it may be a good idea to reflect that those changes were brought about by the lowest voter turnout in more than 20 years.
Mabton School District’s transportation department has a new department head.
Since taking over the café at 303 S. 13th Street, Sunnyside’s Miriam Navarro has worked to put her stamp on the Tacos La Herradura menu.
Mary Lee Robinson and her late husband, Jack, opened a state-contracted licensing agency in downtown Sunnyside back in 1977.
Here it is again - Christmas Eve - and like so many of the Christmas Eves I’ve celebrated, I’m not ready for Christmas Day.
The Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade was the perfect time for Sunnyside’s newest restaurateurs Teodoro Reyna and Trini Madrigal to open their business in the 600 block of East Edison Avenue.
A career dedicated to caring for the dental health of nearly three generations of Sunnyside families, Dr. Gary Martin is stepping away from his examining chair to see what retired life will bring.
The first thing Vernita “Dolly” Coffey plans to do in her retirement is to spoil her husband, Calvin, and her five beautiful grandchildren.
Many people dream of writing a novel and few do, but 60 students at Harrison Middle School can now claim to be novelists.
A desire to help youth suffering from depression and grief has led to a major career change for social worker Dana Smith of Sunnyside.
Maybe the third time will be the charm for a new Grandview city pool measure.
I hated having to leave my Buddy home recently. I was leaving town for a weekend in Las Vegas, my first ever and I knew I just couldn’t take him along.
A Grandview storefront located across the street from Grandview city hall is busy nearly every night empowering Grandview High School students.
It appears no one really objects to having the word “attached” removed from the Sunnyside city building code.
Every dollar given to the Rotary International Foundation has global impact.
What started out as a senior class project nearly two years ago has developed into a full-fledged effort that just keeps expanding for Sunnyside’s Cheree’ LaPierre.
Sunnyside Community Hospital is expanding to offer more specialty medical services for the convenience of Lower Valley residents because it is the patients who are the medical facility’s number one priority.
A friendship forged in pain has led two Sunnyside women to share their story with humor and music.
MABTON – While the Mabton City Council wrestled over approving a 7 percent raise for the town’s city clerk position, it quickly approved a nearly 10 percent increase in pay for the acting police chief position.
Caring for the community’s hungry was the theme of the Sunnyside Ministerial Association’s annual Thanksgiving service held Sunday evening at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.
Even though Captain Smith didn’t set out to become a funeral director and embalmer, he admits it has been the right choice of careers for the newest employee at Sunnyside’s Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory.
GRANDVIEW – Safe, warm and thankful…that’s how Mary Williams and her daughter, Barbara Williams, feel about their newly renovated three-bedroom home.
A rededication of Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown Sunnyside planned for Dec. 7, now hinges on the arrival of two giant black granite walls.
When Sunnyside’s Oliver Hernandez enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1987, he had no way of knowing that his time in the military would be marked by a resurgence of patriotism that hadn’t been exhibited by Americans since World War II.
Newhouse sitting on more than 52 percent of the votes
While not all the votes have been counted in the Fourth District Congressional race, Sunnyside-area farmer Dan Newhouse has claimed an early, if narrow lead over his challenger, Clint Didier of Eltopia.
Rand Elliott woke up this morning ready to tackle the same issues facing the Yakima County commissioners that he faced Tuesday as an incumbent candidate seeking re-election.
GRANDVIEW – A new menu and a new name are just a few of the improvements customers to the Grandview High School DECA store are now enjoying.
The Grandview Transportation Benefit District board this past Tuesday approved a recommendation from city staff to budget $337,485 for future street projects. The board meeting was held prior to the regular Grandview City Council meeting.
Yvette Jaramillo is not a new face in the Sunnyside School District. She started her career as a fourth grade teacher at Outlook Elementary School more than 20 years ago.
The anticipated increase in city water and sewer rates was quietly approved during Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Grandview City Council.
Tackling the prospect of removing the bones from a turkey may quickly humble most cooks, but it shouldn’t according to Sunnyside’s Bill Flower.
It’s dark outside when kids are getting on the school bus in the morning and soon it will be dark when area students are getting off school buses at the end of their day.
Since organizing in 2002, the Tri-Cities chapter of Project Linus has distributed more than 20,000 blankets to area children in need of a warm hug.
Halloween is only 10 days away. Have you got your candy ready for the neighborhood trick or treaters?
Downtown revitalization expected to bring back local customers
Like a lot of downtown Sunnyside businesses, the Blue Moon Bar & Grill has seen local customer traffic slowed to a near standstill at times because of the ongoing street construction in downtown Sunnyside.
Ashley Diaz is a little young to be worried about breast cancer, but with two aunts and her mother all having been hit by the deadly disease, the young woman has a healthy respect for the damage it can cause.
With very little fanfare, the Lower Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee gave its approval for a two-year budget of $2,032,000 during Thursday night’s meeting held in Granger.