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2nd Harvest, ranchers giving out beef in Toppenish, Yakima and Ellensburg
Hunger-fighting nonprofit Second Harvest is joining ranchers and volunteers with Washington’s beef community to give fresh food to families in need. Free beef and other groceries will be provided at the following mobile markets:
Winter Weather Advisory now in effect
A wintry mix of snow and freezing rain is moving through the area this morning. A Winter Weather Advisory has just been issued for the Columbia Basin including the Tri-Cities, Yakima, Connell, Prosser, Sunnyside, Naches, Thorp and Ellensburg. The advisory is in effect until noon today.
Ellensburg sees 50% decline in single-use plastic bags
ELLENSBURG, Wash.- A statewide bag fee may be in Washington's future. State leaders issued a bill that would put a 2-cent tax on each single-use plastic bag used across the state. The goal they say is to reduce the amount of plastic use that's ending up in our landfills and oceans, but many shopper
Rodeo City Rollergirls win 206-96 at home
The Rodeo City Rollergirls took a 206-96 win over the Marysville Aftershocks Roller Rebels on Sunday at Ellensburg High School in their first home bout of their ninth season. Rodeo is 3-0 in the 2018-2019 season with wins over roller derby teams from Kennewick and Moses Lake.
Rep. Manweller: Seattle Times ‘like a prom queen jilted on dance night’
State Representative Matt Manweller is not happy with a Seattle Times editorial asking him to immediately resign, as he had said he would, comparing them to a jilted prom queen.
23rd annual Tree of Life celebration honors loved ones lost
Families and friends gathered at Hal Holmes Center on Friday to celebrate the lives of those they have lost over the last year at the 23rd annual Tree of Love memorial celebration.
Minor brothers on a roll at NFR
After a rocky start to open the National Finals Rodeo, Ellensburg’s Minor brothers have bounced back in a big way, winning three-straight checks, including Monday night’s 3.9-second run for second place during day five of the 10-day NFR in Las Vegas.
Looking back: Rodeo arena, chili cook-off, Thorp Mill land
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association confirmed this month what folks around here already know. The Ellensburg Rodeo was voted in the top large outdoor rodeos in the nation.
After four years, Ellensburg boys finally defeat Wapato
It’s been nine games — nine games in a row that the boys’ basketball team of Wapato High School has defeated Ellensburg. None of the EHS seniors have experienced beating their conference foe — and neither did the group of seniors before them. The last victory over the Wolves was on Feb. 4, 2014.
Overturned semi blocks all lanes of SB I-5 in Tacoma on Tuesday morning
An overturned semitruck blocked all lanes of SB I-5 and two lanes of NB I-5 inTacoma on Tuesday morning. The accident occurred near Yakima Avenue in the area of SR 16. Traffic is being diverted to South 38th Street and SR 16.
High School Girls Basketball Roundup: Freshman leads Ellensburg in win over Prosser
ELLENSBURG — Freshman Dylan Phillip scored eight of her 16 points in the third quarter to spark Ellensburg to a 51-41 win over Prosser in CWAC girls basketball Friday night. The Bulldogs trailed 27-22 at halftime but took control with a 21-4 surge in the third period.
Rough second round for locals
One day after placing fifth in his first-ever round at the National Finals Rodeo, Ellensburg’s Jake Pratt suffered a no-time in round two. His roping counterparts from Ellensburg, team roping brothers, Brady and Riley Minor, earned a qualified time on Friday, but not without miscue as a leg penalty
National Weather Service says "Parade of Storms" aimed at Pacific Northwest.
YAKIMA, Wash. — The National Weather Service says the storm that brought light snow to the Yakima Valley over the weekend is the first of three in a “parade of storms” hitting the Pacific Northwest.
Bulldog girls prove they belong in CWAC
It’s safe to say that Ellensburg High School girls’ basketball team can dub themselves as one of the top dogs in the league. After defeating Prosser High School Friday night, Ellensburg turned right around and came away with another conference triumph — this time against Wapato High School 54-48, im
First paycheck in first go-round for Pratt
Ellensburg tie-down roper Jake Pratt nodded his head for the first time at the National Finals Rodeo Thursday night and wasted no time in picking up some cash as the NFR rookie earned fifth-place money in day one of the 10-day Finals in Las Vegas.
Authorities identify 22-year-old man fatally shot Sunday at a party
Authorities have identified a man fatally shot early Sunday morning at a party in Yakima. An autopsy Monday showed Julian Reynoso-Valdez, 22, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins said.
Sheriff's Office investigating assault, death at jail as a homicide
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Yakima County Jail inmate early Monday morning as a homicide, according to a news release. The sheriff’s office responded to the jail following an assault that occurred at 11:35 p.m. Sunday. The victim was a 36-year-old man from Yaki
Police: Man arrested after threatening grandmother to appear in court
YAKIMA, Wash. — A 29-year-old man was arrested Saturday after police say he threatened to kill his grandmother at a home at 802 N. 40th Ave. in Yakima. Yakima police responded about 2 p.m. to reports from a family member not at the residence that the man was threatening to kill his grandmother and h
Murder defendant killed in Yakima jail assault
YAKIMA, Wash. - Authorities are investigating after a murder defendant in the Yakima County Jail was killed in what appears to have been an assault by other prisoners. The victim was identified at 36-year-old Jacob Ozuna, who died at a hospital early Monday following the attack late Sunday night.
Updated: Police look for suspect in fatal shooting in Yakima
YAKIMA, Wash. - A 22-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday morning in Yakima. Yakima police were called about 1:30 a.m. to reports of a fight at a house party in the 600 block of East Race Street, Yakima police Capt. Jay Seely said.