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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 ...

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 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 ...

Photos: Donkey basketball fundraiser event at Selah High School  Yakima Herald-Republic

Action during the donkey basketball fundraiser event at Selah High School on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which will feature teams ...

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.

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 ...

Girls soccer: Selah hosts Ephrata | Sports Photos  Yakima Herald-Republic

Selah defeated Ephrata 1-0 to clinch the top seed in the district tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Selah High School in Selah, Wash.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Vikings score four goals in first 10 minutes, win CWAC semifinal  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH — A trophy presentation prior to Thursday's CWAC district semifinal reminded everyone of Selah's league title and unblemished record.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Selah soccer boots way to CWAC title behind Kikendall's goal  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. — Senior Daisy Kikendall and her teammates know beating Ephrata always requires their best effort.

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 ...

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.

Sonja “Sunny” Lynn Taylor Glover  Yakima Herald-Republic

Sonja “Sunny” Lynn Taylor Glover, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday June 1st, 2018 at Apple Creek Family Home.

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 ...

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 ...

Selah High School staff unstoppable on donkeys  Yakima Herald-Republic

You'll never understand just how stubborn a donkey can be until you try to play basketball while riding one, as I recently figured out.

Donkey Basketball at Selah High School  Yakima Herald-Republic

Donkey basketball is a longstanding tradition at Selah High School. The fundraising event consisted of two 16-minute games with students, faculty, members of ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Two cross country athletes show great sportsmanship | Archives  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 ...

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)

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Bobby Joe Currier  Yakima Herald-Republic

Bobby Joe Currier, 71, of Selah, peacefully passed away on July 31, 2018 at Apple Creek Adult Family Home surrounded by family. He was born on March 1, ...

Deaf singer/songwriter offers message of hope, concert to remember  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. -- In advance of this weekend's concert at The Seasons Performance Hall, a deaf singer-songwriter and “America's Got Talent” semi-finalist will ...

Dennie Raymond Stewart  Yakima Herald-Republic

Dennie passed away suddenly on Friday, June 15th, 2018. He was 66. Though he had suffered a stroke several years ago and was unable to get out and about ...

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.

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 ...

Selah School District dispute over wages | Archives  NBC Right Now

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

Selah teen breaks barriers of autism as he prepares to become an Eagle Scout  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- What does Selah High School junior Trevor Babcock have in common with former U.S. President Gerald Ford, the first man on the moon and ...

Selah seniors walk through their old school | Archives  NBC Right Now

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

William J “Bill” Weed  Yakima Herald-Republic

William J “Bill” Weed, 86 years old, was a long-time resident of Yakima, and surrounded by his family passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 24, ...

Winds expected to clear some of the air in Yakima County  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima County's skies turned more blue than smoky amber Thursday as winds blew away much of the wildfire smoke that has fouled the air.

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 ...

Jeffrey G. Parks  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jeffrey G. Parks, 54, passed away unexpectedly of cardiac arrest at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital on December 23, 2017.

Selah decides not to delay school start times for now  Yakima Herald-Republic

Selah schools will not have later starting times next school year, the district announced.

Dean Govreau  Yakima Herald-Republic

In the early morning of October 27, 2018, Dean Govreau quietly slipped away. It was probably the only time this loving prankster left a place quietly. When he ...

Selah's Volunteer Park could open as soon as 2017  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. — Selah officials anticipate having most of a $1.1 million “all-inclusive” park open in 2017, a year later than expected due to arsenic ...

Eighth-ranked and unbeaten Selah football has been state academic champ 5 straight years  Yakima Herald-Republic

Mason Ruark knows he has to do better. Holding down a B-plus in senior calculus just won't do.

Carl Eugene “Gene” Nalley  Yakima Herald-Republic

NALLEY, Carl Eugene “Gene” age 80, of Selah, WA passed away early Sunday, July 2, 2017 in the presence of loved ones. He was in the comfort of his home,

Valley Sports Weekly: Nov. 4, 2018  Yakima Herald-Republic

Yakima Valley AAU. EARLY FALL LEAGUE. Results, Oct. 28. 2nd Grade Girls: Dub City Wapato 30, Prosser 6; Dub City Wapato 16, KBC Mercado-Kennewick 4.

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 ...

James R. (Jim) Mills  Yakima Herald-Republic

James R. (Jim) Mills, 65, of Selah, WA passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle with ...

Valley Sports Weekly: Nov. 11, 2018  Yakima Herald-Republic

Yakima Valley AAU. EARLY FALL LEAGUE. Results, Nov. 4. 2nd Grade Girls: KBC Mercado-Kennewick 16, Prosser Shooting Stars 8. 3rd Grade Boys: 509 ...

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 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 baseball shut out by Selah in District title game  Daily Record

Heading into the District Championship game against Selah High School, everything was going to plan with Ellensburg High School's baseball team.

Linda Marie Gardner  Yakima Herald-Republic

Linda Marie Gardner, age 64, died peacefully on Monday, July 23, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Linda was born on April 23, 1954, in Yakima, ...

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.

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.

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.

A Family Found: Jim Heintz Discovers a Daughter in Vietnam  Yakima Herald-Republic

When Mikal showed me the photos of Linh and presented the facts, I knew she was mine.”

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 ...

Herald-Republic welcomes WWU student for internship  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Western Washington University student Colton Redtfeldt has joined the Yakima Herald-Republic for a summer internship.

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.

Yakima Valley students join nationwide movement against gun violence  Yakima Herald-Republic

In an unprecedented show of unity, thousands of students in more than a dozen Yakima Valley schools condemned gun violence in schools and paid tribute to ...

10 Questions With ... Jason Camarata, chef at Waffles Caffe  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- They run our favorite restaurants, prepare and serve the food and drinks we love and know what coffee we want before we say a single word.

Valley Sports Weekly: Oct. 7, 2018  Yakima Herald-Republic

THREE RIVERS EARLY FALL LEAGUE. Results, Sept. 30. Second-grade girls: Dub City Wapato 28, Prosser 8. Third-grade boys: 509 Ballerz Sunnyside 58, ...

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.

ASB Leaders: Elyse Kuebler - Riverside Christian High School  Yakima Herald-Republic

I like petting puppies,” Elyse Kuebler, Riverside Christian's ASB president for the 2016-17 school year, commented with a giggle when sharing some of her ...

Ellensburg volleyball pulls out win over Selah in five sets  Daily Record-News

Momentum can do some funny things. Don't believe that? Just ask the Ellensburg and Selah High School volleyball teams on Tuesday night. Both teams ...

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 ...

Selah's Kieser takes fourth in Class 2A tennis tournament  Yakima Herald-Republic

SEATTLE — Selah junior Jared Kieser's return to the high school tennis courts was capped Saturday with a fourth-place finish in the Class 2A state tournament ...

Yakima WA Fire Department Chief Deputy Chief Retiring - Firefighter News

Yakima will lose 70 combined years of experience when its fire chief and deputy chief retire this month.

Steven John Pannell  Yakima Herald-Republic

On August 18, 2017, we had to unexpectedly say goodbye to our beloved son, brother, and uncle.

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.

Yakima AppleJam 2: Meet the bands  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima AppleJam, the Fourth of July battle of the bands now in its second year, is great for discovering new talent. But it's also a showcase for.

Selah soccer starts slow but finishes strong in Class 2A state opener  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH — Moving past the first round of the state playoffs for the first time in school history, Selah's girls soccer team defeated Port Angeles 3-0 on Tuesday night ...

Ten years later: Evan Mettie, traumatic brain injuries, and parents who never give up  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH — In his backyard, Dave Mettie points out low retaining walls built with the rocks he and his son Evan hauled out of a horse pasture 16 years ago.

Defense, timely goals lead Ellensburg soccer past Selah 2-0  Daily Record-News

One team eventually had to give in. The Ellensburg and Selah High School girls' soccer teams came into Tuesday's game undefeated in CWAC play.

Opinion: A Swift change in electoral calculus | Columnists  Yakima Herald-Republic

During the election two years ago, the youth did not turn out to vote. Although young people are usually the least likely to vote, 2016 showed a lower level of.

Grade level changes lead to later start times for Selah Intermediate  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH — When classes start Aug. 31 at Selah Intermediate School, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders will begin their day more than an hour later than school ...

Yakima police license plate scans spark privacy concerns  Yakima Herald-Republic

The Yakima Police Department has been using patrol vehicle-mounted cameras since 2015 to scan license plates in an effort to solve car thefts and other ...

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup: Pepper's near triple-double leads Selah past Quincy  Yakima Herald-Republic

SELAH, Wash. — Elijah Pepper nearly turned in a triple-double with 26 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to lead Selah to an 82-31 win over Quincy in ...

Man accused of killing teen while driving drunk out on bail  KIMA CBS 29

The man accused of killing a Selah High School student will face a judge next month.

We asked: What do you want in a new police chief?  Yakima Herald-Republic

Among the cakes, doughnuts and Mexican sweet breads at Viera's Bakery and Deli, employee Alexis Ponce paused for a moment last week to talk about public ...

Want to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks? Be aware of the law  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima County Fire Marshal's Office reminded residents Wednesday of a ban on purchasing and using fireworks in unincorporated ...

3 seek open Union Gap city council post  Yakima Herald-Republic

UNION GAP, Wash. -- Three candidates seeking the Union Gap City Council Position 7 seat now held by Roger Wentz.

Ronald Haworth  Yakima Herald-Republic

Ronald Haworth was born in Yakima, WA Nov. 17, 1934. Raised in Selah, graduated from Selah High School in 1952. He was in the Army for 3 years stationed ...

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.

Video Games: 'Vampyr' as terrifying as it is addicting  Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Upon its release on June 5, Dontnod Entertainment's third-person horror role-playing video game “Vampyr” has proved itself worthy of its ...

Jacob “Jake” Austin Day  Yakima Herald-Republic

Jacob (Jake) Austin Day, 17, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2016, at his home in Selah, WA. Jacob was born October 5, 1998 in Yakima, WA, the son of.

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 ...

Nicholas James Franck  Yakima Herald-Republic

Nicholas James Franck of Selah died as the result of an automobile accident on Friday, June 19, 2015. He was 22 years old. Nicholas was born in Yakima, ...

Ellensburg volleyball wins its 3rd straight district title after taking down Selah 3-1  Daily Record-News

Ellensburg High School volleyball coach Debbie Landrie said her team didn't meet expectations this season. It exceeded them. This all came after the Bulldogs ...

Community mourns teen who died in I-82 crash  Yakima Herald-Republic

It wasn't until after his death that Cobey Batrum's family realized just how many people he'd positively affected during his 16-year life.

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