Redwood Kings episode to air on Sept. 12
June 18 brought two new arrivals to the Brent and Erin Martin household on Sunnyside’s Scoon Road.
There’s Gangnam Style, then there’s Mabton style when it comes to running a city council meeting.
MABTON – One episode of the hit TV comedy Seinfeld focused on the fictional December holiday of Festivus.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s plane touched down at Sunnyside Municipal Airport Tuesday afternoon as part of a statewide tour to tout the effects of climate change.
Just in time for school to start this coming Thursday, the Grandview School Board Monday night approved the budget for the 2014-15 school year.
The Port of Grandview is living up to the Community Development Award it received from the Grandview Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.
How’s this sound?
During the 2011 race for Sunnyside City Council the Sunnyside Police Guild for the first time decided to formally and publicly endorse a political candidate. They threw their support to Jason Raines, who was successful in his bid for city council.
Fourteen businesses were fined last week for failing to submit stormwater monitoring reports for three or more consecutive quarters, says the state’s Department of Ecology.
Sunnyside United mulls idea of providing parents with drug tests for their children
Members of the Sunnyside United coalition are considering an idea that would give a whole new meaning to the phrase “take home test.”
Cheerleaders, ice cream socials and building trust are all on the agenda for Sunnyside High School freshmen during the fifth annual Grizzly Academy planned for Monday, Aug. 18, through Thursday, Aug. 21.
MABTON – The people of Mabton have spoken, and they are not wild about the idea of giving their mayor a four-fold salary increase.
The Sunnyside Public Works Department wants to add three new employees to its payroll in 2015.
From Sunnyside to Mabton and points in between, SVID crews are making progress on a host of upgrades in the district.
Swapping the school office for the business office, Idaho native Paulette Johnson is on board as the Sunnyside School District’s new director of teaching, learning and assessment.
It’s about money. It’s about kids. It’s about personal rights.
Barely on the market for a month, the Port of Sunnyside sold nearly 500 acres of its property holdings to Sunnyside Dairy LLC for $5 million.
“The buck stops with you...the public won’t stand for it and I don’t believe your council will either.”
Two Lower Valley lawmakers sit on a committee that will be consulted in the next few weeks by Gov. Jay Inslee.
There’s faith in a higher power, then there’s faith in the government.
Occasionally in my 14 years of covering political races I’ve stumbled on an issue that I didn’t realize was an issue.
Didier, Newhouse move on to General Election
Voters in the Fourth Congressional District were plenty decisive last night in advancing Republicans Clint Didier and Dan Newhouse to the Nov. 4 General Election.
Six candidates for Yakima County sheriff are now down to two, as last night Yakima County voters advanced Brian Winter and Jim Keightley to the November General Election.
Two upper valley mayors, one current and one former, will battle for Yakima County’s auditor seat on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.
Too close to call is an understatement when it comes to the Primary Election contest for Yakima County clerk.
Following an executive session with realtors Monday night, Port of Sunnyside commissioners appear close to selling off nearly 500 acres of the port district’s land holdings.
I applaud the Sunnyside City Council for its concern and caution about causing a lawsuit for the city regarding its marijuana policy.
Recreational marijuana shop expands hours, product availability
A booming start three weeks ago continues for Altitude, the Lower Valley’s only recreational marijuana store.
Port of Grandview officials batted two-for-two last week in gaining a nod to fund projects through Yakima County’s Supporting Investments in Economic Development (SIED) program.
The state of Washington’s unsuccessful federal appeal means most Lower Valley schools will send letters to parents in the next few days announcing that the schools are failing to meet adequate yearly progress.
Local team runner-up at slo-pitch tournament
For one day, a Lower Valley team of AARP qualifiers turned back the clock and qualified for the championship game Sunday at the Old School Senior Softball Tournament at Sunnyview Park.
Nearly every day I proof-read and edit at least one obituary for the Daily Sun News.
Efforts are underway in the Lower Valley to revive a summer fastpitch softball program on hiatus for the past few years.
Turning lemons into lemonade. That’s the essence of a program in the Outlook area pegged to turn cow manure into renewable natural gas.
Kristin Chester’s students are constant cut-ups.
My name is John Fannin and I approve this column. With that said, here’s my take on the Yakima County sheriff’s primary race.
MABTON – You can learn a lot from pasta, marshmallows and pipe cleaners.
From rubbing shoulders with community leaders to entertaining a class of pre-schoolers, the 2013-14 Miss Sunnyside Court has done it all.
Inez Mejia’s customers are driven.
Within two weeks barricades and orange signs will announce the permanent closure of Rohman Street in Sunnyside.
Lavender, dill, peppermint and chili peppers were part of a winning recipe for Sunnyside High senior Juan Casas.
In its next-to-last game of the summer, the Sunnyside Grizzly 17U baseball team held on for a 7-5 victory over host East Valley last Saturday.
The Fourth District Congressional race has more guns than a Vegas body-building show.
“We’re the only city in the state of Washington that doesn’t have a public works director or city administrator,” Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez told the city council last night.
Altitude draws a large crowd on opening day of recreational pot sales
PROSSER – For a day, anyway, Altitude has cornered the market on retail marijuana sales in the Yakima Valley.
A daily convoy of 110 to 130 truckloads of rocks and dirt to build the lagoon for the Port of Sunnyside’s new anaerobic digester is coming to a close.
Padelford, wetlands properties no longer needed
The Port of Sunnyside is in the real estate market, as last Friday commissioners agreed to put up for sale nearly 500 acres it owns in the Sunnyside area.
Martin Gonzalez twirled a three-hitter to lead the Sunnyside Grizzly 17U summer baseball team to a 3-2 victory over Great Falls, Mont. during the 33rd annual Spokane Wood Bat Classic.
Two charges Ephrata police requested against Fourth District Congressional candidate Gavin Seim will not be pursued.
Rather than let a high school teacher go as originally planned, the Grandview School District will allow the teacher to stay on board for one more year as a substitute.