Hey ... I'm Michele Mathews, half of The Morning Bull Pen. Or you could say I'm the beauty and my partner is the beast! I'm a working mother of four kids trying to juggle everyday life without dropping any balls along the way. I'm born and raised in the Yakima Valley dirt. I started out in radio at the age of 15 at the Yakima Valley Skills Center. I've moved around the dial to various radio stations and took a few years off to raise babies before finding my home on The Bull. My one vice is drinking a mint mocha every morning. I LOVE (obsessed with) Alexandar Skarsgard, Sam Hunt and Tim McGraw. Follow me on Twitter @michelem929 and Instagram MICHELEM929. Remember that I love you!
Traffic Alert: Work on Highway 12 Bridges Will Continue All Summer
I drive across the Highway 12 twin bridges multiple times a day. Back and forth, forth and back. A few weeks ago I noticed some construction starting.
Who Has the Best Onion Rings in the Yakima Valley?
As we celebrate National Onion Ring Day, let's consider carefully where we're going to lunch. Where can we get the best rings in the valley?
It’s National Selfie Day — Show Us Your Selfies
I'm one of those horrible selfie takers. When I finally find the perfect angle, I hit the wrong button and instead of taking the picture I turn the camera off.
Is ‘The Nanny’ the Next TV Reboot? What Else Should Come Back?
Fran Drescher recently hinted that "The Nanny" could get a reboot.
Off-Roaders Planning Naches Poker Run This Sunday
Don't miss the family fun this Sunday at the Naches Poker Run presented by the Yakima Valley Dust Dodgers Motorcycle and ATV Club.
Central Washington Bike Nights Takes the Long Road to Ronald
Up for a real road trip? Then this week's Central Washington Bike Nights ride is for you. We're headed up to The Old #3 Restaurant in Ronald on State Route 903.
Nominations are Open for Yakima’s Sexiest Male Bartender of 2018
For the fourth straight year, we're looking for the valley's sexiest male barkeep -- and we need your help, Bull Pen!
Taking One for the Team: What’s Your Sports Superstition?
I have friends who believe during football season that they need to make the same dish in their crock-pot or wear the same jersey for each game.
Does Your Kid Play With Weird Toys Like Carrie Underwood’s Son Does?
When my kids were smaller they loved boxes. Any size box. If they couldn't fit inside it they would put stuff in it or just open and close it over and over.
Road Trip Songs: What’s Your Highway Jam?
Whether it's just a couple of hours or a couple of days of road tripping, you need music to pass the time.
98 Degrees is Back … and So Is My Youth (for One Night, at Least!)
I grew up loving and listening to the boy bands, New Kids On The Block, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. So when they tour and roll through our area, I jump at the chance to relive my winged Aqua Net hair days.
What’s Your Favorite Movie? Can You Narrow It to One?
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard recently told US Weekly that he has two favorite movies. It's a tie between "Dumb and Dumber" and "Wedding Crashers." It's difficult to narrow down my favorite movies to just two