Three Lower Yakima Valley school districts await the outcome of a Tuesday bond measure for school construction or expansion.
Quantrell had been interim since October
The City Council made it official this week when it named Tim Quantrell as the city’s permanent police chief.
Keane cites health issues
Benton County’s Sheriff is retiring due to poor health.
Snow helps officer catch Sunnyside suspect at home
A local man is accused of repeatedly burglarizing a burned-out downtown business.
Forecast shows a warm up and rain on the way
Schools, colleges, cities and even an entire county shut down yesterday due to a storm expected to bring up to five inches of snow in some areas.
Police seeking fourth suspect
Two local men are accused of participating in a string of up to 30 burglaries.
Officer seeks $1.5 million from Wapato
The city faces a lawsuit as a result of the mayor’s social media post following an officer-involved shooting fatality.
State Patrol: Outlook man injured and faces charges
An Outlook man faces charges after a crash spilled a load of apples into the Columbia River yesterday.
Renovation, service expansion planned
A Lower Yakima Valley-based firm has expanded into Wapato.
Taylor said clerk spent 250 hours on requests last year
The City Council will tonight consider the mayor’s letter of support for proposed changes to state public record laws.
Sunnyside event draws more than 300
Event committee members hoped to raise $100,000 at this year’s annual Groundhog Day Ball.
Snow delays commencement by one week
The High School’s seniors will have to wait one week longer to receive their diplomas.
Council to hear field complex proposal
The City Council will hear a proposal for acres of ball fields and open spaces for community events during its workshop tomorrow night.
Summer install planned for fireproof barrier
Snow drifts and closures on state Highway 241 may be a thing of the past.
Officials blame Range 12 fire for snowdrifts, road closures
State Highway 241 reopened at 6:50 p.m. yesterday after being closed for more than a day due to drifting snow.
Council likes job performance, unsure on pay
The City Council is trying to work out a deal to keep the community’s police chief on the job for another three years.
Graduation date also under review tonight
The School Board meets tonight to consider a plan for making up snow days.
State highway 241 shut down overnight
Two men are dead and a third is in the hospital after a fatal crash in the Lower Columbia Basin yesterday.
Storm could bring up to six inches of snow
Freezing rain, sleet and up to six inches of snow are predicted in a winter storm watch for the Lower Yakima Valley.
State advising February, March appeals
Two Lower Yakima Valley School Boards met last week to discuss potential waiver applications from the state’s 180-day school year requirement.
Sunnyside woman lacks one-year residency
A local woman’s application for an empty city council seat has officials scratching their heads.
Stremler applies for Sunnyside seat
A former police explorer and business owner is seeking an open city council seat.
Local man faces drug, burglary charges
A trial date is set for a local man suspected in a string of burglaries. Nathan Hildebrant, 35, is charged with possessing cocaine and two counts of second-degree burglary, court records show.
Up to three inches of snow predicted
Up to three inches of snow is anticipated through today.
A local man was in Yakima County Superior Court Friday on allegations he struck a police officer.
Councilman backs move to five or six seats
The City Council may expand to five or even six district seats.
Three traffic fatalities in nine days
A local man died Saturday from injuries he sustained in a crash.
Up to 30 properties hit by crime wave
There are at least two more residents allegedly involved in a local burglary ring.
High school student taken into custody
A 15-year-old boy is in custody after he allegedly brought and displayed a loaded gun at school.
Officials still assessing costs from damage
City Hall and the police station have been hit with water damage over the past month due to severe winter storms.
Officials: Wapato man has gang background
A local man is being sought for his alleged role in a Sunday night shooting that wounded two people.
Officers have suspect in custody, seek two others
A local woman is in custody, one of three people believed to be involved in a string of burglaries.
Leaks, falls reported in the district
Leaks and a few tumbles in the local school district have resulted from the region’s ice and snow storms.
Water problem closes Riverside Avenue
A city street was closed temporarily due to a mudslide.
Inslee opens doors for school day waivers
Extending the school year due to snow days may not be needed after all for some schools.
Ballots in the mail this week to Grandview, Prosser
Ballots will be in the mail this week to voters in two Lower Yakima Valley school districts seeking new school construction.
Issue stems from building demolition
The City Council will consider a settlement agreement with a landowner during its meeting at 7 p.m. today in City Hall, 601 Seventh St.
No applicants yet for District No. 3 position
Officials are extending the deadline to file for a vacant City Council seat.
Regulations apply to 200 large farms
An updated plan requiring dairies and other large-scale livestock operations to better protect groundwater is being met with criticism.
Restaurant includes dining
A “dough show” and inside dining are among the features of the new Domino’s Pizza, 364 Chardonnay Ave.
Funny Farm remodel to create 23 jobs
The local port district came away with nearly all the $850,000 a state agency awarded Thursday for economic development.
Thefts, assaults, vehicle thefts down in 2016
More patrols and a team effort are helping the city turn the tide against theft.
I haven’t gotten into Facebook, didn’t think it was worth the time to maintain a social-media account.
Firefighter treated for medical issue
A local church was destroyed by fire yesterday.
City sees spike in motor vehicle, purse thefts
The vandalism rate in the city continued its trend downward last year.
Magalie Roman-Estrada was appointed to a vacant seat on the five-person City Council last night.
Fraud up three-fold
Burglaries have gone from few and far between to nearly every week in this Lower Yakima Valley city.
Officials said death was a suicide
A 22-year-old man is dead after jumping from the Fred Redmon Bridge on Interstate 82.
Immigration, health care cloud optimism
President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration tomorrow has residents feeling both hope and fear about future changes.
Company accused of unfair practices
State officials are suing a company responsible for providing student loans.