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.
Vaccine Mandate Leading to Layoffs? A Check-In With Yakima Police
Yakima Police officials say some officers are also choosing early retirement because of the new police reform laws in Washington State.
It’s Harvest Time for ‘Green’ Growers in the Yakima Valley
While growers all around the valley are busy harvesting fruits and vegetables there's another group of growers that are harvesting the other crop
Love to Garden? Fall Garden Webinar Coming Up
It's happening again this year but the Fall 2021 Heritage Garden workshop on Saturday, November 6th will be on zoom because of concerns about the current pandemic.
Save the Beard or Shave the Beard? It’s All For A Good Cause
A press release says “DJ Blankenship is a Yakima resident whose passion for raising funds for breast cancer began three years ago
Looking for Cheap Gas? You’ll Have To Take a Drive
According to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 stations in Yakima, prices in are unchanged versus a month ago and stand $1.08 per gallon higher than a year ago.
Yakima To Celebrate the Life of Doug Bettarel Saturday
The manager at Bettarel Auto Sales at 914 South 1st Street invite you to the dealership to sign a large banner in Doug’s honor.
Not Old Enough to Vote? State Kids Involved in Mock Election
The election is open until November 2. In the mock election students vote on actual races and measures -
Yakima Rally For Immigrant Rights Set For Monday at Plaza
The rally starts at 5:00PM.
How About a Job To Help Others Find A Job? Apply Today
Now the people that help you find a job have job openings.
Family Left Homeless After Discarded Cigarette Causes Big Fire
Firefighters responded at about 3:10AM to the home in the 200 block of North 30th Avenue.