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Selah High School placed on lock down for social media threat  NBC Right Now

SELAH, WA - Selah High School was placed on lock down this morning after the school received information on social media containing threatening material.

Former Selah student apprehended for school shooting threat  Yakima Herald-Republic

A threat made on social media by a former Selah High School student led to partial lockdowns on all Selah School District campuses Wednesday morning.

EHS baseball falls to Selah for the fifth consecutive year, but it's not a worry for the Bulldogs  Daily Record-News

YAKIMA – The Ellensburg High School baseball team has endured this path for many years now — five to be exact.

At Selah High, Thor’s Network gives students first-hand experience in broadcasting  Yakima Herald-Republic

When watching or listening to football, basketball or any other sport event online, how often do you take the time to think about the broadcasting team that is ...

Photos: Selah High School graduation | News Photos  Yakima Herald-Republic

Scenes from Selah High School's graduation ceremony at the Yakima SunDome in Yakima, Wash. on Saturday, June 2, 2018. This year, Selah High School ...

Selah educators say they won't strike first day of school although they want higher pay  KIMA CBS 29

SELAH, Wa. -- Several teachers around the state are fighting for higher pay including many here in the Yakima County.The Selah Education Association met ...

Ellensburg girls headed to District Championship after big win over No. 1 Selah  Daily Record-News

YAKIMA — If you didn't watch the first couple times Ellensburg High School girls basketball competed versus Selah High School — you were in for a treat in the ...

Ellensburg baseball drops both contests to conference rival Selah  Daily Record-News

There's so much anticipation between these two Central Washington Athletic Conference rivals. One is aiming for its fifth straight district title, and the other is ...

Selah School District employees join push for high pay hikes from McCleary decision  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. -- Roughly 70 Selah School District employees and their supporters rallied outside the district office in Selah on Wednesday morning in the latest ...

High School Basketball Roundup: Selah girls eliminate Ephrata  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Selah couldn't wait to get back on the SunDome court after a tough semifinal loss to Ellensburg in overtime last week.

EHS baseball heading to the District Championship behind Tyler Polacek's stellar day  Daily Record-News

Head coach Todd Gibson of the Ellensburg High School baseball team had trouble sleeping Friday night. His Bulldogs were back into the playoff atmosphere, ...

Ellensburg boys soccer advances to District Championship after Connor Timko makes game winning save in overtime shootout  Daily Record-News

SELAH — All year long, head coach of the Ellensburg High School boys soccer team conveyed that it was about winning the moments in the game, whether that ...

Selah High School students talk about their inauguration trip  NBC Right Now

From one Washington to another: nineteen students and two teachers from Selah High School traveled to D.C. to witness the presidential inauguration.

Selah veteran Evan Mettie dies 12 years after he was paralyzed on duty in Iraq  Yakima Herald-Republic

Army Spc. Evan Mettie was a quirky, fun-loving person who enjoyed making people laugh, his family said.

Roderick (Rod) Douglas Peters  Yakima Herald-Republic

Rod was born in Seattle, Washington November 25, 1960 to Doug and Marj Peters. He attended Selah schools since kindergarten and graduated from Selah ...

Two Yakima Valley high school singers to perform Sunday at Carnegie Hall  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — It's one of the oldest jokes in the history of jokes: A pedestrian in New York stops a musician unloading his equipment and asks, “How do you.

Jeanette Marie Thomason  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jeanette Marie Thomason, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Cottage in the Meadow after an extended battle with Stage IV Renal Cell ...

Selah High principal will be Columbia School District superintendent  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. — Selah High School Principal Todd Hilberg was selected to be the new superintendent of the Columbia School District in Burbank, the district ...

Take 5: Tammy Allan, Allan Insurance Agency and Discount Travel Adventures  Yakima Herald-Republic

Take 5 is a meetup with a local entrepreneur. Tammy Allan readily admits that the insurance business is not the most exciting thing to discuss. “Many people see ...

Yakima County students nominated for military academy consideration by Rep. Newhouse  KIMA CBS 29

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that he has nominated two students from the Yakima Valley for consideration to attend U. S. military academies.

Cover story: Selah senior Jake Weber defines multi-threat  Yakima Herald-Republic

When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Jake Weber has done it all. Seriously. No joke. There are six ways to score a touchdown, and as a junior a year ago.

Selah High’s Maggie Ballew had her pick of three military academies  Yakima Herald-Republic

Selah High School senior Maggie Ballew is the picture of academic and athletic excellence.

Ellensburg boys soccer have high expectations going into 2019 season  Daily Record-News

The expectations don't change for Ellensburg High School boys soccer coach Mark Timko.

The Ellensburg girls basketball team is proving the doubters wrong  Daily Record-News

For most of the first half of the Ellensburg High School girls basketball team's season, it sat on top of the Central Washington Athletic Conference with Selah High ...

Selah High School academic team advances to Washington State Knowledge Bowl  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. – A team from Selah High School will be going on to the Washington State Knowledge Bowl next month.

Jared Yoakum  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jared Yoakum, 35, of Selah, moved on from this life to be with his Heavenly Father on August 23rd, 2018, after a five-year long battle with cancer. The world was.

Ellensburg boys basketball have high expectations going into new season  Daily Record-News

Height isn't a problem for Ellensburg High School boys basketball team.

Karen E. Wickstrom  Yakima Herald-Republic

Karen E. Wickstrom passed away at the age of 82, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Karen was born in Yakima, Washington on April 23, ...

Editorial: Later start times for schools translate to better outcomes  Yakima Herald-Republic

He cannot cite hard data, nothing at all quantifiable, but Selah High School principal Colton Monti is keenly attuned to the gradations of moods and levels of ...

A judge talked of ‘whether to live or not.’ State troopers found him on this I-82 bridge  The Olympian

Washington State Patrol troopers talked a Yakima County Superior Court judge off an Interstate 82 bridge in July 2018.

Peter William McNew  Yakima Herald-Republic

On April 19, 2019 Peter William McNew passed away at the age of 71 in the company of his loving family and beloved labradoodle Lily. He is survived by his.

Phyllis E. Sheneberger  Yakima Herald-Republic

Phyllis E. Sheneberger left her earthly home and entered into her Heavenly home December 18 2018. Phyllis was born April 3, 1921. She was the youngest of 4 ...

Educators worry vaping is sneaking into Yakima Valley schools right under their noses  Yakima Herald-Republic

Vaping is great; it helps smokers quit smoking. Vaping is terrible; it gets teens addicted to nicotine.

Selah High School Graduation 2015 | News Photos  Yakima Herald-Republic

Scenes from Selah High School's graduation ceremony at the SunDome in Yakima, Wash. on May 31, 2015. (11 photos)

Classroom controversy: As state considers making all schools teach sex ed, some ask how young is too young?  Yakima Herald-Republic

If you are a student in Yakima County, you are likely receiving education about safe sex, abstinence, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in school, ...

Ellensburg softball looks to make another deep run at state despite losing a couple seniors  Daily Record-News

The Ellensburg High School softball team lost one of the most prodigious pitching duos in the state because of graduation (Carissa Burgess and Kalli Fahey).

Ellensburg baseball season ends with loss to Selah in state quarterfinals  Daily Record-News

EPHRATA — It's been quite a ride to say the least for the Ellensburg High School baseball team.

Selah seniors walk through their old school  NBC Right Now

A real life 'flashback Friday' happened for seniors at Selah High School this morning.

Grant and Franklin take similar paths to EHS basketball  Daily Record-News

In the spring, summer and fall, or what you could call the offseason for high school basketball, it would be a rare sighting if you drove by Wyatt Franklin's house.

Yakima Town Hall speaker Laura Ling stresses hope in story of imprisonment  Yakima Herald-Republic

EDITOR'S NOTE: Several Unleashed journalists took part in a news conference March 6 with journalist Laura Ling, that night's Yakima Town Hall Speaker ...

Steele Venters officially signs with Eastern Washington basketball  Daily Record-News

When Anthony Graham decided to take the head coaching job at Ellensburg High School for the boys basketball team in 2016, he remembers what Scott ...

ASB presidents: Hail to the (high school) chiefs  Yakima Herald-Republic

By Alexis Weber, Davis High School. East Valley High School ASB president Rachel Maxfield says it with a bit of pride in her voice: “Even though in East Valley ...

All signs are positive at ASL trunk-or-treat in Yakima  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — It looked like your typical Halloween trunk-or-treat.

Selah School District dispute over wages  NBC Right Now

There was outrage at the Selah School District tonight, involving the sudden change of a school board meeting this week.

Dr. David (Dave) Harvie Poole  Yakima Herald-Republic

David H. Poole, 67, of Auburn, WA crossed through the veil into our Savior Jesus Christ's loving embrace on Monday, October 15, 2018. He was surely ...

Charlotte Field  Yakima Herald-Republic

Charlotte Field was born Charlotte Pauline Ferguson on October 25, 1934 in Carthage, MO to Charles and Helen Ferguson (Brisco). She went to be with Jesus ...

Ellensburg baseball focusing on the 'details' for the 2019 season  Daily Record-News

Ellensburg High School baseball team isn't focused on the idea of repeating as 2A state champions for the third year straight.

Mountain monograms: Hillside symbols can convey school pride, religious devotion  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Some Yakima Valley residents hardly notice the markings on the Selah and Rattlesnake ridges.

High School Roundup: Selah softball sweeps Othello  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. — Freshman Sydney Wells swatted a walk-off home run in the first game and had four hits and three RBI for the day as Selah earned a 12-10,

Ellensburg baseball battles Selah to earn split in regular season meeting  Daily Record-News

The Ellensburg High School baseball team might not have accomplished what it ultimately wanted on Saturday afternoon, but it will take what it got.

Talia Lee McLain  Yakima Herald-Republic

Keith & Keith Funeral Home. Talia Lee McLain, 34, of Selah passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Yakima, Washington. Talia was born on April 23, 1983 ...

RSVP: Having a blast  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- “It's the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain and they call the thing rodeo. ...”

As new Selah pool goes forward, disagreements come to surface  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. -- Leslie Brown and others involved with the Selah Dolphins thought the swim team was going to become a casualty in a dispute between city ...

Dennis Raymond Leenhouts  Yakima Herald-Republic

Dennis Raymond Leenhouts passed away to our Lord and Savior April 19, 2019.

And the winner for best bartender is...  Yakima Herald-Republic

According to SCENE readers, the best bartender in the Yakima Valley is Sherman Clark at Horse Heaven Saloon in Prosser. Picked by nearly 50 percent of the ...

Mark Peck Sr.  Yakima Herald-Republic

Mark Peck Sr., 66, of Selah, Washington passed away on June 3rd 2018. He was born to Walter Peck and Doris Kadlecik in Oakland, CA on May 27th 1952.

Fishing with Family: Yakima guide carries on a long tradition  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Even though he grew up in Yakima and lives in a house overlooking the Yakima River, it's the Deschutes River that Randy Rice considers ...

Carole Ann Valentine  Yakima Herald-Republic

Carole Ann Valentine passed away on June 1, 2018 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane surrounded by her family. After a long and brave fight with ...

Selah's Dac Archer shows patience, poise at the plate in All-State Series opener  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Dac Archer simply will not chase a borderline pitch and will not waste an at-bat. That's what growing up in a baseball family teaches you.

Eric R. Aaberg  Yakima Herald-Republic

Eric R. Aaberg passed away January 19, 2019 at Cottage in the Meadow surrounded by his family.

Ferdinand G. Maier  Yakima Herald-Republic

Ferdinand (Ferd) G. Maier, 85, of Selah, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2017, at the Cottage in the Meadow Hospice Facility surrounded by his family ...

Herbert Davis Alvord, Jr.  Yakima Herald-Republic

Herbert Davis Alvord, Jr. (67) passed away on Monday October 8, 2018 in Spokane, Washington surrounded by friends and loved ones: Always, “In His Grip.”

Arthur Allison Bernier  Yakima Herald-Republic

Arthur Allison Bernier of Yakima passed away peacefully at Cottage in the Meadow on Friday March 29th, 2019. He was born to Idelle and Telesphore Bernier of ...

EHS boys soccer season continues with 2-0 triumph  Daily Record-News

Physical is the best word to describe the Ellensburg High School boys soccer match versus Quincy High School.

Look who’s coming back to lead Burbank schools  Tri-City Herald

Columbia School District in Burbank picked the new head of the district to replace the current leader Lou Gates. Todd Hilberg worked at the district for several ...

RSVP: Beginning 2019 brimming with spirit  Yakima Herald-Republic

The final weekend of 2018 started with a Thursday night dribble and ended with a bang when the stroke of midnight ushered in the first day of another year.

Selah football team celebrates academic success at Tacoma Dome  Yakima Herald-Republic

"Brains over brawn,” as the age-old saying goes. People can debate which is the superior attribute, but there's no arguing that this year's Selah High School ...

Ellensburg soccer overtime victory sends them to state  Daily Record-News

ELLENSBURG — The playoffs haven't been seamless for the Ellensburg High School girls' soccer team with an overtime penalty shootout victory in the ...

Evan Mettie, who was severely injured in 2006 in Iraq, laid to rest in Yakima  Yakima Herald-Republic

Family, friends and fellow veterans, about 200 in all, gathered Saturday at Yakima Foursquare Church to honor and say farewell to fallen Army Spec.

Derek Allen Karel  Yakima Herald-Republic

Derek Allen Karel, age 50 of Selah, passed away unexpectedly June 18, 2018, after suffering a massive heart attack while playing soccer. He was surrounded ...

Jadon Bugni's 4-for-4 day powers the Bulldogs past Grandview  Daily Record-News

Jadon Bugni has been patiently waiting for a monstrous performance.

Some measure of closure for family in Selah cold case homicide  Yakima Herald-Republic

In the 87 years before his body was discovered under a Selah shed, Richard Burnett led a remarkably rich life.

Gary Raymond Fletcher  Yakima Herald-Republic

At the end of his valiant battle versus cancer, the Yakima Valley lost a good man with the passing of Gary R Fletcher. Looking back over his life it is.

Prep Sports Roundup: Ellensburg cross country loses to Selah in close race  Daily Record-News

Selah High School boys' and girls' cross country teams swept the CWAC league event on Thursday afternoon. The Ellensburg High School boys' team finished ...

Selah, Mabton schools count the benefits of dual language programs  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. -- Spanish remains a work in progress for 6-year-old Brianne Hull, who can count to 20 and identify some colors.

Lessons from a Kennedy: Unleashed team savors milestone meeting with former ambassador to Japan  Yakima Herald-Republic

We see no new ideas, no bold action, no 'blare of bugles.' We see only plodding feet ... tramp tramp — and the Grand Old Party ... breaking camp.”

Away at school: Selah grad Gibbs named NWAC softball region MVP  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Talk about making the most of your final go-round.

Nina A. Morgan  Yakima Herald-Republic

Nina A. Morgan, 61, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2019 at her home. Nina was born on October 19, 1957 the daughter of Roy and Dorothy Orr White ...

Cousins thrive off each other, helping Bulldogs exceed expectations  Daily Record-News

If the back door at Ellensburg High School gymnasium was open after hours, there isn't a moment of doubt that the first person to take advantage of it would be.

Milton Holt Longmire  Yakima Herald-Republic

Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory. Born to Carl and Millie Calvert Longmire, in Yakima, Washington on January 30, 1929. Milton was raised on a dairy farm.

RSVP: Welcome to the Hall of Fame  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The second weekend in June was a special one for the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Central Washington sports community.

Food: With a taste like this, Kombucha fermented tea must be healthy  Yakima Herald-Republic

Some of you may have heard of kombucha, a type of slightly fermented sweetened black or green tea. But have you ever tried it? Until recently, I hadn't.

Ellensburg boys basketball crushed by Selah at SunDome Shootout  Daily Record-News

YAKIMA — Anthony Graham has coached the Ellensburg boys basketball team for almost two years now, but at the Wilbur-Ellis SunDome Shootout, he didn't ...

Carlon Park playground in Selah closed after insurer identifies safety concerns  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. — Playground equipment at Selah's Carlon Park will be removed and replaced due to safety conditions.

Meet the ASB presidents: La Salle’s Boutillier seeks out leadership opportunities  Yakima Herald-Republic

Brian Boutillier. Not much needs to be said about the 18-year-old senior whose attitude says everything about him. Known at La Salle High School for his ...

Two cross country athletes show great sportsmanship  NBC Right Now

LEAVENWORTH, WA - A video going around social media is showcasing the true definition of good sportsmanship. The video shows two cross country athletes ...

Local Gold Star family: ‘They say time heals, but it just doesn’t’  Q13 News Seattle

SELAH, WA-- Getting a gold star is a designation no family wants. Aaron Blanchard was killed in Puli Alam, Afghanistan, on April 23, 2013. He was a proud ...

Tizoc Barbosa's penalty kick late advances Ellensburg boys soccer into the next round  Daily Record-News

It was inevitable the playoff atmosphere was going to arrive the second the whistle blew on Tuesday when the Ellensburg High School boys soccer team took on ...

Selah School District considers changes to how board is structured  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. -- Selah school officials want to broaden the district's possibilities for potential members by changing its board structure.

Selah mayor wants 4 more years; challenger says job needs to be more visible  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH -- Mayor John Gawlik wants Selah voters to give him just four more years to serve.

Olivia Martinez: Climbing the Ladder at Washington Fruit  Yakima Herald-Republic

Entering the lobby of Washington Fruit & Produce Company's beautiful, open, and light-filled headquarters, I'm greeted by a friendly receptionist who directs me ...

Two Ellensburg student-athletes sign their letter of intent to continue athletics at the collegiate level  Daily Record-News

ELLENSBURG — If the fall athletics season for Ellensburg High School hasn't been any better already having all five sports qualify for state — it just did.

Friday nights prove to be ‘Magic’ at Ron’s in Yakima  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Every Friday night, people gather at the back of Ron's Coin and Collectibles for what seems to a casual observer to be a card game.

Haskell Devon Toney  Yakima Herald-Republic

Haskell Devon Toney, age 67, died on Sunday, June 17, 2018, in his home. His wife, daughter, and son-in-law held him as he passed. Haskell was born in ...

Don’t be shy: Yakima Valley abounds with opportunities to learn how to dance  Yakima Herald-Republic

The music starts and you tap your toes, your fingers, your hands — anything but dance. Dancing with others, in front of others, can be scary.

Ellensburg girl's soccer headed to CWAC Championship after penalty shootout victory against Ephrata  Daily Record-News

It was a year ago that the Ellensburg High School girls' soccer team was in the exact same scenario.

Lacrosse club aims to spread interest in sport  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Lacrosse, famous for being “the fastest sport on two feet” and widely popular in the eastern United States, is said to have been invented by ...

Paul Matson  Yakima Herald-Republic

In the early morning hours of March 10, 2018, just as peacefully as he would walk through the orchards, Paul Matson left this life to be with God. Paul was.

Kittitas baseball gives up 10 runs in the 3rd inning to lose to Selah's JV team  Daily Record-News

SELAH — The Kittitas High School baseball team just can't seem to get away from a big inning.

Michelle Suzanne (Reiter) Hovorka  Yakima Herald-Republic

Michelle Suzanne (Reiter) Hovorka was born November 25, 1981 in Edmonds, WA, the eldest child to Steven Reiter and Jill (Jesperson) Breeze. Michelle ...

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