The city of Sunnyside is expecting revenues next year to be up slightly from this year, by about $231,000.
Hands-on learning is a joy local elementary school students will get this year when Burke Museum boxes are introduced in Sunnyside classrooms.
The deadline to register to vote in November’s General Election is coming up fast.
WellnessWorks, a free program offered to local businesses by Sunnyside Community Hospital, helps employers get a grip on health care issues.
A lot is at stake, from a policing standpoint, when voters cast their ballots in the General Election.
Sunnyside needs a unique identity that will draw tourists all year long, as well as festivals that will bring people to town for more than a single day, according to Tom Dealea of the Sunnyside Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC).
The Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Commission called a special meeting yesterday to discuss what its members expect from the city’s new recreation coordinator.
Yakima Valley residents may want to head outside just after sunset this coming Sunday night. The earth’s moon will be in rare form.
Funerals in Mabton are about to get more expensive.
The president of China visited Seattle yesterday, turning what is usually nasty traffic into something even much worse.
A complete audit of the drug court voucher program in Yakima County has determined that an employee originally accused of illegally dispersing less than $10,000 worth of vouchers may have actually handed out $72,289 worth of free services.
The Sunnyside School District has a new public face.
If a kid in a NASA t-shirt shows off his homemade clock, don’t call the police.
Glassblower John Henry can stand up under the heat.
GRANDVIEW – Students in Grandview will once again have the opportunity to attend “Good News” clubs at their local school once a week after classes are done.
It’s that time of year again. Summer is finally turning into fall.
An all-day leadership forum in Granger for Latinos interested in public service included everything from advice on how to properly introduce yourself, to a luncheon keynote address by Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman.
The brightly glowing, neon signs that once graced the popular downtown Safari night club need to be moved immediately.
Since the re-opening of South Hill Road, traffic has increased, semi-trucks are driving through the neighborhood and there is more garbage along the roadway.
“I am taller than all my students, now,” quips Ryan Kannely, who took a job this year as the assistant principal at Sunnyside’s all-kindergarten Sun Valley Elementary School.
The Mabton City Council was informed Tuesday night that its urban growth plan is out of compliance with state law and needs to be fixed immediately.
Sunnyside High School’s new band teacher has plans to stick around for quite some time.
The Washington State Supreme Court ruled last week that work-related text messages on private cell phones of public employees are public records.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced yesterday that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, alleging hazardous tank vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation pose a serious risk to workers at the site.
GRANDVIEW – “It surpassed my expectations.”
Coming soon to Sunnyside...a comfortable place to sit down with family and friends while enjoying a cup of coffee and a slice of pie.
MABTON – Improving Mabton’s infrastructure and providing quality services to local residents are the main goals the city council discussed at a budget meeting this past Saturday morning.
Jorge Gonzalez says building a drag racer out of nothing into a vehicle that roars down a track is a thrilling experience.
The Sunnyside School District continues to grow, pushing its annual budget to an all-time high of $101,344,650, with more than $73.3 million of those expenses in the general fund.
I’m a Fortean, which just means that I accept the possibility that “things” might exist that science doesn’t account for or accept.
Worldcon was held in Spokane this past weekend.
The Mabton City Council Tuesday night adjusted the wages and salaries for city employees. Council’s intent is to give more flexibility in hiring to the police chief and city manager.
While many people take every precaution they can to protect their pets, microchipping is often overlooked as a safe and effective way to locate and identify lost animals.
The city’s finances are in pretty good shape, according to Sunnyside Finance Director David Layden, who presented an overview of the city’s finances for the first six months of 2015.
Blanca Bazaldua has experienced just about everything the Lower Valley has to offer in terms of work, and that wealth of knowledge is very useful in her current position at Nuestra Casa.
Tom Denlea of the Sunnyside Lodging Tax Advisory Committee gave a short presentation to the Sunnyside City Council Monday night, proposing the city adopt a tourism promotion area.
People looking for work or for workers can both turn to WorkSource and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for help, according to the guest speakers at Wednesday morning’s Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club meeting.
Two air quality monitors that measure particle pollution are being installed at Harrison Middle School in Sunnyside and will collect air pollution data for the Lower Valley from October of this year until February 2016.
Despite several dairies and another feedlot in the area, a proposal to establish a new feedlot southeast of Mabton is facing stiff resistance from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the city of Mabton and adjoining property owners.
I’ve really enjoyed the sunsets the past week or so.
Two weeks after being sworn into office, Grandview School Board Directors Jessica Hansen and Dale Burgeson last night helped approve the budget for the district’s 2015-16 school year.
The Sunnyside City Council spent five hours this past Saturday envisioning the future of the city and setting seven main goals for 2016 that will help attain that future.
Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce loses non-profit status with IRS
Local business group in arrears to tune of $44,000
The Sunnyside City Council this past Monday evening discussed several construction projects that are on the drawing board, including a major revamp at the airport.
The Mabton City Council approved the annual update to its Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan Tuesday night, adding five new projects to the list of work the city hopes to accomplish in the next six years, for a total of 17 street improvement projects.
The Sunnyside City Council received several reports on the status of the city’s fire and police departments at Monday night’s meeting.
It took quite a bit of discussion this past Monday evening before the Sunnyside City Council came to an agreement on a contract it was willing to enter into with the Sunnyside School District. Specifically, the agreement is a continuation of the policy of the city providing the schools with on-site police officers.
The old Monson feedlot site will soon be listed for sale by Almon Commercial Real Estate.
Sunnyside’s downtown revitalization project is complete except for the last few pieces of paperwork, but city staff is still working on other projects.
A small but significant renovation will be completed in the next few months at Sunnyside’s city hall.