Author: David Snyder

Yakima Health District reports high community infection rate

YAKIMA, Wash — The Yakima Health District urges community members to take preventative action against COVID-19 after seeing a dramatic spike in cases. According to a health district report published Friday afternoon, Yakima County has recorded one of Washington's highest…

I-90 road closure near Cle Elum due to brush fire

ELK HEIGHTS, Wash — According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), a brush fire has forced a closure of eastbound I-90 at milepost 85 near Cle Elum. Washington State Patrol (WSP) is on the scene, along with fire…

2021 Train Trek series coming to Yakima/Tri-Cities

YAKIMA, Wash — The non-profit organization All Aboard Washington (AAWA) wants to share its vision for statewide rail services with the public. Throughout August, AAWA will be traveling to communities across Washington to host informal discussions as part of its…

Head-on collision kills man near Desert Aire

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. — Authorities say a 51-year-old man was killed in a three-vehicle crash Sunday morning on State Route 243 near Desert Aire. Washington State Patrol says Francisco Novoa, of Lind, was traveling north when a vehicle going the…

Tri-City Americans co-owner takes over as head coach

KENNEWICK, Wash — The Tri-City Americans didn't search far to fill their vacant head coaching position. Saturday, General Manager Bob Tory unveiled that team alum, and co-owner Stu Barns will man the bench for the 2021-2022 season. Barns becomes the…

No aircrafts available to fight Schneider Springs Fire

Firefighters say that limited resources have challenged early efforts to suppress the Schneider Springs Fire north of Naches.  Heavy fire activity across the region has left the personnel handling the blaze without air support for the past two days. According…

Fire near Thorp burns 57 acres

THORP, Wash — Firefighters from Upper Kittitas County have responded to a brush fire in the Sunlight Waters area northwest of Thorp. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says it's assisting Kittitas County Fire District 1 (KCFD 1)…

Graffiti art exhibit debuts in Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG, Wash -- Gallery One Visual Arts Center in Ellensburg debuted a new exhibition Friday displaying graffiti art from around the Pacific Northwest. Titled "The Writing's on the Wall," the…

Ellensburg students headed to national FFA competition

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Ellensburg High School students are close to punching their ticket to a national Future Farmers of America competition in Indianapolis, but they need the community’s help to prepare. The chapter’s Marketing Plan team has been working on…