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.
Job Fair Planned for Former Astria Employees
WorkSource Yakima County is partnering with the Valley Mall for a health care job fair for former Astria workers on Thursday (Jan. 23) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Astria Regional Medical Center to Close at End of January
The company says it has lost $40 million since buying the hospital in 2017.
Things Back to Normal After Freakish Tumbleweed Storm
The roadways are clear today, but tumbleweeds caused big problems for drivers on New Year's Eve near West Richland.
White Pass Opens for Season Saturday
The opening is also good news for the many businesses that rely on all that skier and snowboarder traffic to help boost sales during the fall and winter months.
Special Emphasis Patrols Underway, Looking for Impaired Drivers
Yakima police and sheriff's deputies are joining Washington State Patrol troopers through Jan. 2 on special DUI emphasis patrols.
White Pass Getting Close to Opening for Season
If the ski area opens on Saturday, it'll be the same date the area opened last year -- Dec. 14.
Washington State Patrol Warns of Spoofing Scam
The state patrol says it is actively investigating the situation.
Human Remains Found in Wapato Area Sunday
Curtice says there are many missing person cases in Yakima County and families have submitted dental and other records in case remains are ever found. He says he hopes to make an identification soon.
Thousands Enjoy Christmas Light Parade 2019
More than 50 entries were a part of the parade as each vehicle and even dogs were covered with colored lights. Companies from throughout the valley were involved from Coca Cola to Burrows Tractor and many others. Some make the event an annual tradition complete with tailgating that included food and…
Manager Predicts Dec. 6 Opening for White Pass Ski Area
If you ski or ride, get your gear ready, because the manager at White Pass Ski Area says his money is on a Dec. 6 opening.
Yakima Man Paints Garage Like the Flag; People Complain
Ryan Pastor says he's a proud American veteran who loves the flag and wants to show his pride. He says that's the reason his garage door at his home is painted red, white and blue like the American flag.
West Valley High School Announces Senior Portrait Compromise
The controversy started earlier this year when the school announced it would hire a photographer and provide clothing for students to create equity among students and a better quality of pictures in the yearbook.