Pure valley boy. Grew up in Yakima. Graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1982 and Seattle University in 1997. I've been reading, writing and producing news for KIT since 1992. I married my elementary school sweetheart and am the proud father of an 18-year-old daughter who attends Heritage University and is studying to be a doctor. When I'm not working, I'm skiing. Been on skis for the past 41 years.
(Updated 12:11 P.M. ) Brush Fire Closes I-82 Westbound West Of Yakima
The fire has closed the westbound lanes of I-82 West of Yakima.
Wags To Riches Fundraiser Saturday To Save Lives
Yakima based rescue organization Wags to Riches is having it's annual BBQ and Brew fundraiser and 10th birthday of the organization
Yakima Police Working To Reduce Gang Crime
But this year police say gang crime is down and gang shootings so far this summer have been limited to two drive by shootings.
Man From Zillah Dies In One-Car Crash Near Sunnyside
Washington State Patrol troopers say 44-year-old William Thomas was driving east on Interstate 82 when he lost control and drove through the median, hitting railroad tracks and stopping on an embankment.
Camp Hope To Soon Have Water And Sewer Service
Director Andy Ferguson says now that they have funding the engineering work will begin. "So it's going to be a 2 or 3 month process before we get set up with utilities."
Call Center Downtown Yakima To Close In September
Arvato Call Center at 399 East Yakima Avenue in the JEM Building will close on September 28.
Yakima Greenway Fires A Big Problem For Fire Department
Pfaff says many are started by people who are homeless and living or sleeping in the area.
Yakima Clean Air Agency Hoping To Replace Old Stoves
Officials at the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency say now is the time to think about upgrading your wood stove because you can take advantage a program that could give you major rebates or pay for the entire replacement.
Wildland Fire Closes I-90 East Of Ellensburg
There's no estimation of when the road will be open.
Yakima City Council To Talk About Proposed Pool Tuesday
It's been proposed and on Tuesday the Yakima City Council is expected to hire a consulting firm to give the city three different designs to discuss.