Students and community members in Sunnyside, says 2015-16 Miss Sunnyside hopeful Claudia Pena, need a good role model and someone to serve as “…a positive voice.”
Sexual harassment is an issue that sometimes is overlooked, but should never be allowed in the workplace.
Sunnyside educator is third in as many years to receive award
It’s a three-peat for the Sunnyside School District, which again staffs the top educator in the region.
Sunnyside School District staff were inspired and challenged to develop a “growth mindset” during yesterday’s welcome back celebration.
Not everyone happy roadway being shuttered
Bonnieview Road in Grandview will be closed for 45 days beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1. A few citizens are not happy about that.
Life Options is on the grow – as in big time.
Mabton Jr./Sr. High School students believe school board members should spend more time on campus. That’s according to student representative Jose Amezcua, who last night spoke to the board about the issue of the board’s presence in the schools.
During last week’s special filing period five citizens threw their names in the hat for the Grandview City Council position 4 seat, currently held by Mike Everett.
Born and raised in Sunnyside, David Estudillo aspired to obtain an education at the urging of his parents.
Wanting to inspire young girls and others who have dreams is not a new concept for Lucero “Lucy” Mejia.
Well-versed speakers representing the health, law enforcement and education segments of the community have been lined up for a community forum being planned by Sunnyside United.
“I’ve never seen a receipt that long.” That was what a clerk at an office supply store this past Saturday told me after he finished ringing up all my back-to-school purchases.
...when it comes to stopping armed intruders in our schools
Having the mindset to stop an active shooter from taking lives is only half the battle when confronted with a school shooting scenario.
Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce loses non-profit status with IRS
Local business group in arrears to tune of $44,000
Stepping out of her comfort zone as an athlete and advocate among her peers is Jessica Linde.
Last month the Grandview City Council was on the cusp of changing the town’s firearms regulations, to allow individuals to carry guns in city parks and at the cemetery.
To move forward with improvements planned for East Fourth Street in Grandview city officials had to amend the scope of work, change the type of light poles to be used and toss in additional money.
Reading the debut novel New Beginnings by J. Gawlik of Yakima is both enjoyable and frustrating at times.
Former Grandview High School girls junior varsity basketball coach Chad Bunker has taken charge of the varsity girls team.
After a lengthy wait, the Sunnyside Police Department has a new commander, who will report for duty next Monday.
Vying for the 2015-16 Miss Sunnyside crown is Sunnyside High School golf team and orchestra member Carolina Limon.
Just more than a year ago an unknown motorist wiped out the fuel pumps at Estudillo’s Food Store on the corner of SR-241 and Sheller Road.
As ambassadors of the community, the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside court has remained busy since being crowned last October.
I am left scratching my head after this past weekend’s Mid-Valley Swim League championship event in Prosser.
Approximately five years ago Edgar Garcia became a sales representative at Mid Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep/Marine in Grandview.
Each summer a select number of teens in the Yakima Valley, ages 14 and older, are accepted into the Ecology Youth Corps.
With lower interest rates and a call date for the voter-approved bonds from 1999 looming, the Grandview School Board was last night asked to consider refinancing the remaining $5.1 million owed on those bonds.
Wanting to create more fun and enriching opportunities, specifically for children in kindergarten through sixth grades, Monica Guillen has signed on as the newest member of the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board.
The members of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) last month voted Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci as its new vice president and Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez as the fourth district representative.
Motivated by the opportunity to participate in a worthy community service project, as well as scholarship opportunities, Samantha Herrera is vying for the 2015-16 Miss Sunnyside title. She said, “It looks good on a job application, too.”
Reading and listening to the news can sometimes make a person cynical and wary when something out of the ordinary occurs, admits Sandi Johnston, a Sunnyside woman.
A stretch of Bonnieview Road in Grandview that is heavily utilized by FruitSmart, as well as other motorists, has become heavily congested with the quick growth of the food processor.
The $1.6 million construction of Grandview High School’s athletic facilities is well on its way.
For 10 years Trevor Smith, Sunnyside Community Hospital’s newly hired director of business development, worked for Kennewick General Hospital in the Tri-Cities.
For the past several years experts and education leaders in Washington state have been working toward the goal of improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education statewide.
Schools in the community of Mabton will operate on a $12.1 million budget this coming school year.
Miss Sunnyside candidate Jaquelinne Herrera is one of nine young ladies vying for the 2015-16 title this year.
Mike Everett has twice before served on the Grandview City Council, and believes he can again make a difference in the community.
The Sunnyside City Council will soon decide whether or not to submit a grant application to the Federal Aviation Association to help with paying for the renovation of the Sunnyside Municipal Airport’s runway and taxiway.
Because her fellow 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside court members are away at cheerleading camp, first princess Madison Marro stood alone as Monday’s Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club guest speaker.
Just a couple weeks before graduating from Central Washington University this past June, Nathan Regal applied for and secured a job in his chosen field.
This past Tuesday’s speaker at the Christian Women’s Connection meeting in Prosser delivered her message via a unique monologue.
The Sunnyside Police Department is working on its plans for the annual community-wide National Night Out event and parties to take place throughout town.
New legislation passed will improve care and staffing levels at skilled nursing centers like Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center-Sunnyside and Sun Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living Center.
Traveling our roadways, visiting our local parks and attending numerous events on a regular basis I can’t help but notice all the garbage floating here and there.
New energy efficient lighting and a greenhouse gas policy that encourages residents to use more efficient showerheads and toilets...the Sunnyside City Council is on board with both.
Federal funding awarded to Inspire Development Centers will allow the agency to take over four additional Head Start programs in the Lower Yakima Valley.
Police support staff now have a new contract with the city of Sunnyside.
Clients at Nail Design, located at 2685 E. Lincoln Ave., in Sunnyside can now be assured they will receive full-service.
Networking with law enforcement from around the globe, learning new ways to operate a police department in today’s world and finding ways to leverage the personnel available.