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.
Evans Canyon Fire Burns Five Homes Still Growing
Yakima's State Fair Park is open for those who need a place to keep animals and park RV's. Fire officials urge people to stay out of the area. This is why we still have haze in Tri-Cities.
Evan’s Canyon Fire Growing Forcing Evacuations-Haze in Tri-Cities
If you don't live in the area fire officials are urging you to stay away.
September is Emergency Preparedness Month
They say everyone should be prepared to be cut off from services for a minimum of three days.
Tim Eyman To Hold Campaign Rally in Yakima Sunday
Eyman will talk about the event and his campaign during an appearance on The Morning News on KIT Thursday at 7:15 a.m.
Attorney Warns Selah to Stop Erasing BLM Chalk Art in City
He's urging the city to "do better" in the future and respect the rights of people who express themselves through chalk art. The Police counter with malicious mischief codes--and what if people don't want the graffiti in front of their home?
10 Yakima Men Arrested in Sex Trafficking Case
All the suspects are from Yakima County. The investigation is ongoing and authorities say they expect more arrests.
Big Sinkhole Closes Eastbound I-82 Near Zillah
Transportation officials are expected to inspect the damage later Today. The road remains closed Today.
Business Owners Urged to Submit Business Plans To County
Business owners can send plans to Vicki Backer at email@example.com
Yakima Sheriff Plans No COVID-19 Letter to Governor Inslee
Udell says at this time he has no plans to write a letter to the governor or post a letter about the current COVID-19 restrictions. But his department will not enforce Stay at Home for business, churches.
No Evidence of Human to Pet or Pet to Human Transmission
Harfst says so far he's seen no evidence to support a human to animal or animal to human transmission of the COVID-19.