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Sep 18
YVCC soccer claims win at Pierce

​Yakima Herald Republic

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Haylee Ashby scored in the 75th minute Wednesday to left Yakima Valley to a 2-1 NWAC women’s soccer victory over Pierce College.

Ashby got the game-winner by punching home a deflected shot, not unlike the formula used by Salome Yates to score the match’s first goal in the 55th minute.

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Sep 17
Grape Stomp teams encouraged to register for the Sept. 27 event

​Grandview Herald 

Team entry applications are now being accepted for the Great Grandview Grape Stomp which will take place Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Sep 16
Grandview woman believes in stepping out as a leader in the community

​Daily Sun News - Pride of the Valley

Grandview - Being a leader is a community, according to Diana Jennings of Grandview, means taking risks. She says you can't sit back and expect something to happen unless you are willing to do the work that is needed.

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Sep 13
YVCC soccer falls to Lane, 3-1

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. — Salome Yates scored in the 68th minute, but Yakima Valley fell to Lane 3-1 in an NWAC women’s soccer match on Friday.

Karlee Wilcox scored the opening goal for Lane in the 38th minute, before Yates’ goal tied the game at 1-1.

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Sep 11
2014 Fall college sports preview capsules

Yakima Herald Republic

YVCC soccer

Coach: Peter Monahan.

2013 record: 1-17-0 overall, 0-16-0 conference.

Top returning players: Jocelyne Espinoza, So., Fd, Wapato; Anissa Araiza, So., Def, Eisenhower; Emma Avalos, So., Mid, La Salle.

Players from Yakima Valley: Espinoza, Araiza, Avalos, Brittnee Rider, Fr, Mid, La Salle; Vidiriano Moreno, Fr, Mid, East Valley; Lupita Gutierrez, Fr., Def, Highland; Samantha Herzog, Fr., Fd, East Valley; Haylee Ashby, Fr., Mid, Zillah; Salome Yates, Fr., Mid, East Valley; Adalee Peterson, Fr., Def, East Valley; Rachele Haile, Fr., Def, Naches Valley; Casadie Euper, Fr., Def, Naches Valley; Paulina Aguilar, Fr, Mid, West Valley; Crystal Castro, Fr., Def, Eisenhower.

Biggest matchups: Walla Walla (Sept. 27, noon, at home); Columbia Basin (Oct. 3, 2 p.m., at home); Spokane (Oct. 22, 2 p.m., at home).

YVCC volleyball

Coach: Al Rogers.

2013 record: 11-19 overall, 5-9 conference.

Top returning players: Heather Lass, Fr, OH, Trail, Ore.; Myleah Musgrave, So., Lib, Portland; Ashley Hayes, So, MB, Kittitas; Sarah Roberts, So., OH, Riverside Christian.

Players from Yakima Valley: Roberts; Emily Seaman, Fr., OH, Zillah; Hannah Taylor, Fr., Def Specialist, Eisenhower; Delanie Slack, Fr., S, Zillah; Anissa Godina, Fr., OH, Toppenish.

Biggest matchups: Walla Walla (Oct. 10, 6 p.m., at home); Spokane (Oct. 11, 6 p.m., at home); Blue Mountain (Nov. 7, 6 p.m., at home).​

Sep 11
Walla Walla artists featured in Yakima exhibit

​Union-Bulletin.com

YAKIMA — An opening reception from 3-5 p.m. Saturday will kick off the “Many Waters: Artists from Walla Walla” exhibit in the Larsen Gallery at Yakima Valley Community College, 16th Street and Nob Hill Boulevard.

Exhibiting artists include Juventino Aranda, Leslie Cain, Wayne Chabre, Daniel Forbes, Sarrah Lynne Havens, Anne Hysell, Ben Lerchin, Penny Michel, Frank Munns, Candace Rose, Diana Schmidt, Rachel Smith, Cass Spangrude, Ralph Trethewey and Sara Wyman.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 509-574-4875.​


Sep 09
Latest university rankings unveiled, PNW schools well represented

​Yakima Herald Republic

The national magazine U.S. News & World Report unveiled the latest installment of its annual (and popular) university rankings today.

With regards to Pacific Northwest schools, the University of Washington ranked 48th among national universities. Washington State University, meanwhile, ranked 138th. The top-ranked school in the U.S. was Princeton University — no surprise it’s from the Ivy League.

When ranked among only national public universities, UW ranked 14th. The top-ranked public university was the University of California at Berkeley.

The 2015 rankings were split into several categories, and a few other Washington institutions made an appearance. Among national liberal arts colleges, Walla Walla’s Whitman College placed 37th. Among the West’s regional universities, Gonzaga placed third.

Central Washington University is the closest institution to the Yakima Valley making an appearance on some of the lists. The school ranked 51st among regional universities in the West. If you want to dive in deeper, CWU ranked 13th among the public regional universities of the West.

If you want to know how your alma mater placed or if I missed some schools of interest (there are too many to name, so yes I likely missed several) the 2015 rankings are available to the public.​


Sep 09
YVCC hosts flagger training

​Daily Sun News

RANDVIEW – The Grandview campus of Yakima Valley Community College will be hosting a flagger certification training course on Friday, Sept. 19.

YVCC’s flagger training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers.

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Sep 08
YVCC Grandview offers flagger training

​Yakima Herald Republic

 — Yakima Valley Community College will host flagger certification training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Workforce Education Center, room U199 at the college’s Grandview campus.

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Sep 05
Words to Live By – A Group of Yakima Writers Preserves Yakima’s Literary Tradition

​Yakima Magazine

A group of Valley writers is gamely trying to preserve the rich literary tradition in Yakima after the loss of the nonprofit Allied Arts organization last year. But that might prove to be easier than some people think.

Yakima’s been called home by several famous writers — internationally renowned authors Beverly Cleary and Raymond Carver each have ties to Yakima, and author (and Supreme Court Justice) William O. Douglas graduated from Yakima High School. Two independent presses also call Yakima home: Blue Begonia and Cave Moon.

Transplants to our area have been surprised at how lively the literary scene is here. Take Robert Rife, for example. After moving to Yakima eight years ago, the music director for Yakima Covenant Church found out that Yakima was a great place for people who love to read and write. “This is very much a writer’s mecca,” he wrote in an email. “It has been a serendipitous discovery and a truly enjoyable one.” Rife was inspired enough to start an open-mic reading at the Yakima Makers’ Space over the summer called The Inspired Word Cafe.

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