Way before he became known as a “karaoke master,” Dwayne Carpino was involved in the music business.
Come July 1, Sunnyside Christian School will have a new elementary principal and a new school superintendent.
Volunteers assemble improved seating
Rodeo- and cowboy-related activities fans will have more — and safer — seating at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo arena this year, thanks to a handful of volunteers.
Chamber plans gala to present local awards
The community’s outstanding volunteers and businesses will be honored during a gala celebration Friday night.
In less than two weeks, Adrian Gallardo will undergo brain surgery for a birth defect that had troubled the 20-year-old man since he was an eighth-grader.
Four compete for Little Miss title and crown
Cherry Festival raffle ticket sales will determine which of two candidates will claim the Miss Granger crown Saturday.
Irma Barajas cooks authentic meat cuisine
Irma Barajas’ family loves her version of meat enchilada very different than most dishes that name.
Spring crowds encouraged to shop awhile
New tourist attractions are popping up around the Lower Yakima Valley that may at first seem like ‘just another flea market.”
Trevino crowns Maritza Alvarez as new queen
Maritza Alvarez was crowed Miss Grandview 2017 as the soundtrack of the hit Broadway play, “Hairspray”, plays on Saturday night.
Family recovers from baby’s abrupt arrival
Saturday had been an unusual day for Jessica Pena, but she had no idea that things were about to get stranger.
Miss Grandview Candidate
With desire to help people, this Miss Grandview candidate is setting her sights on attending Washington State University.
Families join effort to add shade to path
Walkers using the Lower Yakima Valley Pathway between Sunnyside and Grandview can thank two local people for a new bench located on the walkway.
Bargain hunting is the name of the game this weekend as yard sale fans will have more than 70 yard sales, sidewalk sales and other special events during Zillah’s 13th annual community yard sale Saturday.
In a few short years, this Miss Grandview candidate has already served her school and community in a myriad of ways.
Eight girls vie for title
Eight candidates will be competing for the title of Miss Grandview 2017 during a pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday in Grandview Middle School, 1401 W. Second St.
‘The Lorax’ will be presented in Prosser, too
Two Easter Egg hunts are planned for Saturday and both have unique features — one includes a movie and other features a breakfast.
Just as the blue birds return to the Bic high plains, so to do visitors to the Bickleton Carousel Museum.
After weeks of rehearsals, and school closures due to winter weather, the Grandview High School Drama Club is nearly ready to present its spring musical.
Celebration scheduled for Saturday night
Who will be selected as the educator of the year or the volunteer of the year?
Learning the skills needed to be a leader is a full time mission for this Miss Grandview contestant.
Sunnyside to offer over 5,000 eggs
Thanks to local sponsors, City Parks and Recreation director Lander Grow has more than 5,000 filled Easter eggs to scatter on the South Hill Park lawns Saturday morning.
Irrigation district investigating 14-foot deep hole
An observant resident in the 1500 block of Federal Way may well have saved motorists from falling into a large hole in the middle of the street Monday night.
SHS sends 27 competitors to two-day event
Sunnyside High School science students all came home with hardware and many earned special certificates from a state competition last weekend.
Sally Witt loves to cook and she always has a few family and friends’ favorites stashed in the freezer in case they crave some of her tamales or homemade tortillas.
Cinco de Mayo celebration is May 5-7
It’s not like Amy Rubio and husband Roy Campos are new to local festivals.
More than 350 turn out for Sunnyside event
Cars lined up for four blocks in both directions near 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue Saturday as lower valley residents sought information on immigration rights.
More than $2,000 collected by dairies, police
The death of a small child in a local shopping center parking lot last month continues to resonate with many residents.
The Prosser Eagles Auxiliary is organizing a special prom for very special community members.
Tickets on sale for 2017-2018 season
“Celtic with a twist” is how Sonic Escape, the next group in the Lower Valley Community Concert series, has been described.
Police, dairies seek support for toddler’s family
The death of a little girl on March 11 has captured the sympathies of the local members of the Dairy Farmers of Washington.
Longtime music teacher Marilyn A. Linde was recently honored by the Music Teachers National Association for her years of dedication to music education.
Divorce, child custody issues and property line disagreement are the types of cases that routinely come be before Dispute Resolution Center mediators.
Student-driven project enters fourth year
What started as a project when she was in seventh grade to help others has become a yearly mission for Jessica Gorman.
Most parents are already introducing their children to the wonders of technology in the form of videos on their cell phones.
Miss Grandview Cadidate
Jasel Hope Perez is a swimmer and the captain of the Grandview High School girls varsity wrestling team.
Party supplies now available in Prosser
After working retail sales for weddings and quinceaneras for the past three years, Laura Garcia saw a need for specialized party supply outlet in her adopted community in Benton County.
Yakima man finally makes first car show
His 1934 Ford pick-up may have stalled out on its way to the 13th annual Sunnyside High School “All Vehicle” Show ‘n Shine on Saturday, but that didn’t keep Gary Campbell of Yakima from making sure his prized classic made it to the show.
Westside schools bring supplies to Grandview
It only took School District volunteers about 10 minutes Friday to unload a 16-foot trailer of clothing to be distributed among students.
Community rallies to support family of Isabella Orozco
A tiny white casket, covered with stuffed toys and white and pink carnations was carefully placed in the ground yesterday marking the end of a week that has been filled with tragedy for the family of 18-month-old Isabella Orozco.
Sunnyside hosts morning Q&A session
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson made national news last month when he filed an injunction to quell President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order on immigration and refugees.
Pistons, rockers, carburetors and assorted other automotive parts have been transformed into shining works of art by the welding students at YV-Tech.
More than 40 teams expected to compete
The parking lot at Sunnyside High School will be filled with buses Saturday as budding math geniuses converge on the school to compete in the first local “Math is Cool” Conference.
High School cheerleader Kai’Lei Rae Elizondo hopes one day to be a journalist for national magazines.
92,000 meals in county served in 2016
Local couple Mary and Jessie Leija look forward to dining four times a week thanks to the Meals-on-Wheels program.
The Lenten season observed 40 days before Easter often creates dinner dilemmas for families who are faced with no-meat Friday.
Funeral service for toddler set for Wednesday
The community is reaching out in support of baby Isabella Orozco’s family.
Coronation banquet set for late April
Two Sunnyside Christian High School students are seeking the opportunity to vying for the Yakima Valley Dairy Ambassador title.
Annual event celebrates the hop industry
The idea of calling Sunnyside “Hop Town USA” is being floated about as the popularity of an ale festival gains traction.
Winery ‘banishes’ rattlesnakes
“Be gone all ye snakes,” demands “Father Gail” as he waves his grapevine decorated snake stick about.
Pageant raises $8,470 for foundation
He may have sung “Mr. Cellophane,” a song about an invisible guy, but Caleb Mortensen was anything but during the 2017 Mr. SHS pageant and fundraiser Saturday in the high school auditorium.