I grew up in Gig Harbor, often breaking my parents' sleeping rules by listening to Mariners games with one ear on the hallway and one ear on the game. It instilled in me a passion to be a storyteller in radio. I even recorded my own radio show as a kid with a record player and a handheld cassette tape recorder. I think it was mostly Beach Boys and Beatles music. Anyway, I worked at ESPN for nearly 10 years and decided I wanted to pursue my passion for radio and am at the very beginning of my career. I hope. I'm an avid golfer whose desire to play far outstrips my resources to play. I'm an unabashed Seattle sports fan who roots for the M's, Hawks, Dawgs, etc. Anything Seattle. (BRING BACK THE SONICS!) I love escapist movies in which a seemingly normal, quiet person is brought forth to greatness.
Home of the Free Because of the Brave
Sitting here getting ready to celebrate our nation's Independence Day and we must not forget the men and women who fight to keep our country free.
Delays on 5th Avenue Among Road Work for Week
Traffic along 5th Avenue between Walnut Avenue and Tieton Drive will see lane closures on June 30 as the city removes an old water meter.
Officials: Cause a Fire with Fireworks and You’ll Pay
As the excitement for the Fourth of July celebrations increases, the Washington State Fire Marshal has a reminder that if your fireworks cause a fire, you could be required to pay restitution.
U-Pick Farms Bring in Tourists
Ag tourism is a big draw for visitors from around the state and that is good news to Jim Blonde who, along with his wife, own West Valley U-Pick on Zier Road.
Nearly 15 Roads to Close Overnight This Week
The list of roads that will close overnight during the week of repaving has approximately doubled since the previous week, according to city of Yakima.
Kiddin’ Around Program Keeps Kids Busy During Summer
The Yakima Greenway Foundation is filling up the calenders of several Yakima-area families with many free events occurring throughout the summer.
Fireworks Stands Multiply, But Many Cities Still Ban Use
The state Fire Marshal's Office has announced that fireworks stand licenses have increased 5 percent in 2014 in comparison to 2013, according to a news release.
More Construction on 40th Avenue Among Other Major Roads
As the official first day of summer approaches, the city is set for another round of road and lane closures that will effect major thoroughfares around the city.
Museum’s Red Into Black Fundraiser Gets a Date
The annual fundraiser for the Yakima Valley Museum finally has a date.
Overnight Closures Hit Summitview, Other Major Yakima Roadways
Yakima drivers will continue to see their commutes affected by the city's summer-long road repaving project.