The Sunnyside School Board showed reluctance at its Tuesday night meeting to putting another levy request before voters to build athletic facilities for Sunnyside students, but asked the superintendent to bring back ideas for the board’s next meeting.
The new Washington Elementary School design is proceeding on time and on budget, according to Gary Wetch of Loofburrow Wetch Architects.
Turns out, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce may not have the financial backing of the city, after all.
Sunnyside’s 2015 budget was adopted at last night’s city council meeting with very few changes from the preliminary budget first presented to council in October.
Work is a joy for San Juanita Fernandez.
Choosing friends who won’t hold you back one of the keys to success
GRANDVIEW – It can be hard to keep the attention of 800 middle school students, but Pastor Micahn Carter managed the feat during an assembly at Grandview Middle School this past Tuesday.
A “complete streets” ordinance may assist Sunnyside in applying for funding in the future, making it a “win-win,” according to Sunnyside Planning Commission chair Deann Hochhalter.
I usually don’t spend a lot of time in Mabton, but I had a chance last week to not only get down there for a city council meeting, but also to drop in at the Stop ‘n’ Go for dinner before the meeting started.
Best ever finish for Sunnyside Christian
The defining moment of the Sunnyside Christian volleyball team’s run this year may have been in the final match at the SunDome. Down by two sets and trailing 24-18 in the third, senior Mirella Jimenez was accidentally elbowed in the nose, causing a nosebleed.
MABTON – Last night, Wednesday, the Mabton City Council reviewed the city’s 2015 budget, including holding a public hearing.
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GRANGER – Using a Shared Work plan, businesses going through economic downturns can retain valued employees, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.
A small voice at the front of the movie theater as a special screening of “The Last Unicorn” came to its conclusion last Friday night summed up the experience for everyone there: “I don’t want it to end.”
Tom Denlea wants the city of Sunnyside to hire a full time tourism promoter with lodging tax money, instead of giving that funding to the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce for its tourism promotions.
Voters in Sunnyside are resoundingly rejecting a six-year, $6.9 million levy put forward by the school district to upgrade athletic facilities.
Voters are overwhelmingly approving the incumbents in the 15th Legislative District races.
With 30 percent of the ballots returned so far, Grandview School District’s Proposition No. 1 is trailing by 79 votes.
I am not a fan of daylight saving time.
Jose Morales describes opening a furniture store in downtown Sunnyside as the start of a second life.
The Sunnyside School District has a new safety and security expert, Salliejo Evers, who is implementing new national standards for school safety plans.
Sunnyside School District Athletic Director Bill Daley, Transportation Director Dairie Hoyle and mechanic Victor Ochoa were honored at the school board meeting Thursday night for rescuing the Cheney football team from an unsafe bus during the team’s visit to Sunnyside in September.
I went to a Clint Didier rally early this month, covering the event as a reporter.
Sunnyside High School harriers finished out the season at the District meet yesterday (Thursday) on a wet day.
The Sunnyside City Council has given City Manager Don Day a positive performance evaluation.
A local councilman was taken to task last night.
The Sunnyside City Council discussed Monday night whether or not to start the process of forming a Transportation Benefit District.
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Family is extremely important to Kerri Greene, who works at Sunnyside’s Tire Factory as a bookkeeper.
Down to only six players, the Bickleton volleyball squad still gave its best shot against the host Klickitat Vandals, falling in three sets, 25-17, 25-13, 25-12.
Two new police cars, a new face at city hall, better trained officers and an upgraded ambulance fleet were part of the 2015 preliminary budget discussed last night (Tuesday) by the Sunnyside City Council.
Based on preliminary budget discussions, Sunnyside residents could be paying as much as $20 for each car they own, maybe even more.
Sunnyside business owner Donovan Vlieger was unable to prove in small claims court that the flooding which damaged his home and business on Sept. 5, 2013, was due to negligence by the city.
The sharp contrast between the two candidates wanting to represent Washington State’s 4th Congressional District was apparent during a forum sponsored by the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce last week.
Sunnyside’s subcommittee on public safety met at the Sunnyside United-Unidos headquarters next to Pioneer Elementary School on East Lincoln Avenue last Thursday night to learn how the organization and Sunnyside police are fighting the gang problem in local schools.
At its monthly meeting yesterday, Thursday, the Sunnyside United-Unidos coalition discussed a variety of matters, including the annual community survey and the organization’s new online presence.
The “four-way stop of doom” at Yakima Valley Highway and 16th Street will be fixed soon, with new signal lights scheduled to be put up soon after the first of November.
Sunnyside school staff oppose proposal at commission meeting
The Sunnyside Charter Academy will not be opening after the Washington State Charter School Commission unanimously denied its application last Thursday during an all-day meeting held at Yakima Valley Community College.
The Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct has censured former Sunnyside prosecutor and Granger Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Hitchcock, who is currently on probation after pleading guilty to DUI.
The city of Sunnyside expects to spend a bit less than $23 million overall next year, about $10.2 million in the general fund. The amount is a 14 percent increase from 2014.
ZILLAH – Clint Didier said he’s lived the American dream, but he sees our rights and freedoms being eroded and is worried his children and grandchildren will not have the same opportunities he had.
When new teachers first start work in the Sunnyside School District, they step into a district with a consistently improving graduation rate and high standards for students.
The promotional materials for the Yakima Valley often say this area gets 300 days of sunshine a year.
If Pacific Power has their way, residents will soon be paying more for electricity in this area.
This past Monday morning I woke up suddenly at 5:22 a.m. hearing what sounded to me like gunshots.
Pastor Civil Autoaissains of Jacmel, Haiti and his family lived in a pigpen for more than four years after the devastating 2010 earthquake damaged so much of the country. But now he’s in a new home, built by his own efforts and the work of a team from Yakima.
A freak storm that caused minor flooding in Sunnyside last year has resulted in a $5,000 claim being filed against the city by former city councilman Don Vlieger.
The 1B Lady Knights defeated the 2B Riverside Christian Crusaders last night at home in a non-league match, winning in four sets.
Although the squad started slow and tired a little at the end, the 1B Lady Pirates varsity had a great night against the 2B Mabton JV squad, winning in three sets.
The Sunnyside City Council last night approved an interlocal agreement with Yakima County Fire District #5 to share apparatus use.
A crowd of more than 50 people, mostly supportive of the idea of establishing a charter school in Sunnyside, turned out last night for a public forum in Sunnyside.