Pure valley boy. Grew up in Yakima. Graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1982 and Seattle University in 1987. 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.
Federal Jury Rules Against Yakima Businessman in Civil Suit
Peterson alleged his free speech was violated when city officials in November of 2013 were upset at him for speaking out against plans for a proposed downtown plaza.
Going Camping Yakima? Be Wildfire Aware and Be Careful
Franz says so far there have been 445 DNR fires across Washington this season.
Former Toppenish Teacher Arrested in California
In the warrant from the Yakima County Prosecutors Office Cerna is charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor and two counts of furnishing liquor to minors.
Firefighters Winning The Battle Against Two Big Fires
But for now firefighters are making progress in containing the fires.
Father Dead Son Injured in Violent Shooting Near Sunnyside
Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies say they were called to the 900 block of South Lester Road for a report of a house fire.
Monkeypox Case Confirmed in Yakima County
A press release says the virus often spreads by contact with infected individuals.
Gusty Winds Hot Days But Firefighters Are Beginning to Win The Battle
The fire, which started August 3 by a lightning strike grew from 102,742 acres on Wednesday to 102,819 acres Thursday.
Firefighters Gain More Control But Battle Gusty Winds in Schneider Springs Fire
The fire is now at 25% containment, with 102,742 acres burned since the fire was started by a lightning strike on August 3.
COVID and Flu Shots at The Same Time? Health Experts Say It’s Okay
Health experts in Yakima and throughout the state say they're concerned about a potential spike in flu cases in the state.
Another Hot Day on The Fire Lines But Cooler Weather On The Way
The fire is now at 19% containment.
No Access for 8 weeks But Lands Reopen Thursday in Washington State
All the warnings about Labor Day fires apparently worked.
Firefighters Hoping For More Low Temp Rainy Days
Officials with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest say the fire grew from 99,398 acres Friday to 101,633 Sunday.