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October 20
Following the Crush

​Daily Sun News

photo thumbnail Yakima Valley Community College Grandview winery operations students Abigail Orthmann and Archie Parker (L-R) punch down the Lemberger grapes, which will be made into the college’s Lemberger wine.


photo thumbnailYakima Valley Community College Vineyard and Winery technology student Rodolfo Montes drains a vat of the college’s cabernet sauvignon grapes in preparation for pressing. Visitors were also treated to tours of the crush pad.


Click here​ to see additional photos from  Yakima Valley wineries. 

October 19
YVCC women’s soccer falls at Walla Walla

​Yakima Herald Republic

WALLA WALLA 4, YAKIMA VALLEY 0: At Walla Walla, Wash., Courtney Wells, a freshman from West Valley, scored a goal and had two assists for Walla Walla, which led 3-0 at halftime.

The Yaks moved to 4-9-1 in the East Region and 5-10-1 overall. YVCC hosts Spokane on Wednesday.

First half: 1, WW, Kylie Gorton (Oryian Matheny), 8:00; 2, WW, Courtney Wells (Marissa Plasencia), 15:00; 3, WW, Gorton (Wells), 31:00.

Second half: 4, WW, Gorton (Wells), 80:00.

Saves: Kelsie Kuhlmann (YV) 6, Annika Enloe (WW) 5.​


October 16
YVCC women’s soccer edged by North Idaho

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima Valley’s Haylee Ashby, a freshman from Zillah, scored a goal in the 13th minute to tie the match but North Idaho got the game-winner five minutes later and held on for a 2-1 victory in NWAC East women’s soccer on Wednesday.

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October 16
Yakima Valley Vintners has come full circle after only seven years

​Daily Sun News - Valley Farmer

Gandview- Full Circle is a Cabernet Sauvignon recently bottled by Yakima Valley Vintners, the teaching winery at YVCC Grandview. 

"The fruit was obtained from a graduate's vineyard, and vented and bottled by students," said Trent Ball, the department chair in charge of the Vineyard and Winery Technology Program at YVCC. 

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October 16
YVCC volleyball falls at Blue Mountain

​Yakima Herald Republic

PENDLETON, Ore. — Maci Beierle, a freshman setter from East Valley, had 18 assists to lead top-ranked Blue Mountain to a sweep over Yakima Valley in NWAC East volleyball on Wednesday.

Unbeaten in the East at 7-0, Blue Mountain swept 25-11, 25-12, 25-10.

Sasha Mareko had seven kills and eight digs for Yakima Valley, which slipped to 3-4 in the East and 5-11 overall.

The Yaks will travel to Coos Bay, Ore., for the Southwest Oregon Crossover on Friday and Saturday.

YVCC highlights: Sasha Mareko 7 kills, 8 digs; Anissa Godina 4 kills, 6 digs; Myleah Musgrave 15 digs; Sarah Pheasant 6 assists.​


October 15
YVCC could spend millions on new buildings in Yakima & Toppenish

​KIMA TV

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima Valley Community College is making plans to expand. Administrators want to build two new buildings. One for facilities in Yakima. The other for students in Toppenish. KIMA learned the cost would run in the millions.

It's business as usual in YVCC's print shop. Hard to do when the space is unusual.

"Palmer was not designed to house all the new copiers and the new equipment that the print shop uses," said YVCC's Vice President of Administrative Services, Teresa Holland.

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October 14
ELLENSBURG FILM FESTIVAL: ACTOR CRAIG T. NELSON COMES BACK TO HIS OLD STOMPING GROUND

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Four-time Golden Globe nominee Craig T. Nelson headlined the 10th annual Ellensburg Film Festival (EFF). Nelson appeared at screenings of three of his movies and at a Pass Holder’s Reception on Saturday night. A Spokane native, Nelson is also a former student at Central Washington University (CWU) and Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC). While at YVCC, he found a passion for acting and left college to pursue his career. Here are a few photos from his Q&A after the screening of his 2005 film “The Family Stone.”

To read the rest of the story about this year’s festival published by the CWU Observer, click here.​

October 13
In Basket: Oct. 13, 2014

​Yakima Herald Republic

Rural Community Development Resources has promoted Deysi Gonzalez to a full-time loan outreach specialist position. Gonzalez has worked on and off for the organization for nine years. She has as administrative assistant associate’s degree from Yakima Valley Community College.

October 12
Yakima Valley volleyball swept by Spokane

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Dakota Marshall had five kills and Ashley Hayes four kills and two aces but Yakima Valley was swept by Spokane in an NWAC East Region volleyball match Saturday at Sherar Gym.

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October 12
Unleashed: Jarik McCann

​Yakima Herald Republic


Greetings! My name is Jarik McCann, and I am a junior at Highland High School, yet only 15 years old. I recently heard about the Unleashed position from my drama/Greek mythology instructor, and my family encouraged me to pursue it. So with a burst of gumption and a little faith, here I am.

This new opportunity is just another thing to add to my list of somewhat-life-changing events in the past year. Allow me to elaborate:

To start, both Highland High School and the Highland community are still relatively new to me. Last autumn, my family moved from Yakima to Tieton to be in a more rural setting. I had lived in the city for most of my life (“homegrown in the Valley” as my mom says), and we were ready for a change. Once we arrived in our new home, however, there was a terrible fate awaiting us: No Internet.

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