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.
Canals Aren’t the Place To Cool Off When It’s Hot
The Bureau of Reclamation has created a series of videos on You Tube that warn of the danger of swimming in a canal and they've started the annual safety campaign as well.
State Warns of Drought and Fire Problems This Summer
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, who leads the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, is asking Washington residents to make an effort to help prevent fires this Memorial Day weekend.
As Summer Approaches Gas Prices Continue to Climb
GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 stations in Yakima found prices in Yakima 11.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 94.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
BBB Warns Don’t Share Your Vaccine Card on Internet
If you must share your vaccine success with the world they say it's more safe to share your vaccine sticker and not your vaccine card.
68 Staff Members Test Positive For COVID at Union Gap Costco
He says all community members should take safety precautions as if they, and others, may already be infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Supply Chain Strong No Need to Panic Buy
Safeway and Fred Meyer have announced purchase limits on some items including toilet paper and paper towels to keep items on the shelf.
White Pass Ski Area Announces COVID-19 Plan
McCarthy says the bottom line is be flexible and be ready to work with the rules to keep the ski area open and COVID free.
(Updated 10:41 a.m.) Cold Creek Fire Grows
So far no structures have been threatened and no injuries reported.
Highway 12 Still Closed Firefighters Battle Flames
Fire officials say it started at about 8:30 p.m. Monday.
(Updated 12:35 p.m.)Firefighters Making Progress on Evans Canyon Fire
People living in more than 900 homes that were under evacuation orders were able to return home over the weekend
White Pass General Manager Says Working on a COVID-19 Plan
Click on the interview and hear what Kevin McCarthy has planned for White Pass this season.
Two Missing Men Remains Finally Identified
No arrests have been made as the investigation continues.