City staff needed to rescue fire truck
The Fire Department is used to rescuing residents.
Recount starts today for 15th District race
The race for a spot on the general election ballot for the 15th District legislative seat is a little tighter.
Construction set to wrap up in November
The city’s downtown is changing, with construction of a 7,500-square-foot clinic and fitness center now under way.
School Board plans two-day session
Discussions on possibly hiring a public relations firm and a tour of the new Washington Elementary School building are on the agenda for a two-day School Board retreat.
Home economic entries down
The 87th annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo wrapped up Saturday night and the early reviews are positive.
Thousands without power for 4 hours
One curious squirrel knocked out power to 6,389 local customers for more than four hours today.
Demolition of the 1947 North Meyers Road Bridge is about two-thirds complete, Yakima County bridge engineer Mark Cleaver said.
As many as 150 possible for Saturday walk
Sixteenth Street will be closed for a few hours tomorrow for a street march.
With a few exceptions, we try to buy local when we can.
City plans to charge as much as $500 weekly
The city is cracking down on code violations, threatening repeat offenders with weekly fines of as much as $500.
Potential canal block concerns irrigators
A local irrigation district board has ratified emergency measures to prevent a potential canal blockage.
District facing second outage this week
A pipe break for the second time this week has some Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District customers doing without water.
Grandview-hosted event to offer fireworks
The pigs are washed, peaches canned and cattle stalls mucked in preparation for today’s start of the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.
Group says shooting is part of racial trend
A local police department could be subject to federal review after the officer-involved shooting death of Mario Torres during a domestic violence call.
Grandview looking to Facebook
With a little trepidation, the City Council took a step last night towards establishing a city Facebook page.
Street changes possible for new campus
The City Council agreed unanimously last night to rezone a 50-acre parcel to make way for a new five-story hospital and medical complex on Alexander Road.
Eleven votes separate challengers
Eleven votes separate two challengers from Selah vying for a 15th District legislative seat.
Public hearing scheduled Aug. 23
The council will also review possible changes to the city sign code.
They came from Kelso and Spokane Valley and places in between to remember Outlook School.
Potential canal block concerns irrigation board
A crumbling hillside has irrigation officials worried about a potential canal blockage.
A more mobile-friendly website is in the works for city residents.
A local resident appears to be headed for a rematch for the 4th District Congressional seat.
Sunnyside council to review proposal
City government hopes to operate the Lighted Farm Implement Parade this December.
Prosecuting attorney continues case against Aguirre
A former Sunnyside resident will stand trial a second time on charges of third degree rape and fourth degree assault.
Work to start last week of August
Local residents will soon notice a difference at city hall.
60,000 acres already burned
Crews are bracing for another hot day on the Range 12 fire line today.
Residents are returning to their homes today after the South Ward Gap Fire prompted evacuations.
City employee retiring after 38 years on job
He’s battled bad guys, crows and overgrown weeds during the past 38 years.
A Sunnyside native is sharing her artistic abilities with her son.
Bids were $240,000 over budget
Port of Sunnyside commissioners Monday night rejected bids to convert the former Water Works building into a winery.
Council may take action Monday night
It could be lights, camera, action for the City Council, which Monday will consider live-streaming video for its meetings.
Counseling offered to high school students
Family and friends are mourning a local teen’s unexpected death.
Re-trial decision set for Aug. 2 status hearing
A Sunnyside native’s trial ended in a mistrial Friday when a jury informed the court it was deadlocked.
Five candidates are vying for the 4th Congressional District seat on primary ballots in the mail today.
Homes evacuated last night
Fire crews battled through the night to get the upper hand on a wildfire in the Horse Heaven Hills.
Hundreds without power for six hours
The power is back on today for 113 Pacific Power customers after a crash knocked out a power pole.
Selection is pending contract deal
A new leader for a local hospital could be on the job next month.
Three candidates are running for a 15th Legislative District seat.
A trial is under way for a former Sunnyside resident accused of raping a family member.
Outlook teenager in court today
A local teenager is being held on $1 million bail in connection with a July 2 stabbing.
Yakima Valley law enforcement agencies aren’t planning changes in the wake of a mass shooting last week that killed five officers in Dallas.
You know what they say about one door closing… another one opens.
Post office plan could begin in August
Soon, the city will require parallel parking in front of the post office.
Plans call for preserving water tower
Demolition crews are tearing into the former Carnation plant this week.
Planning Commission to seek comment
The city’s Planning Commission wants to hear from residents about the hospital’s expansion plans.
Hospital will shutter service in September
Hundreds of Lower Yakima Valley patients will have to find another medical specialist.
Changes to administration also on tap
The School District may buy more property to help with construction of the new Washington Elementary School building.
Delays possible for medical marijuana users
A local medical marijuana garden collective closes today because of a new state law.
City Council asks fire chief to research issue
A discussion about pyrotechnic displays on private property turned into a conversation about banning them altogether.
Motorists on South Hill Road have an eye in the sky watching them, or at least their speeds.