EDITOR'S NOTE: As of February 2019, Yakima Magazine is a special publication produced monthly by the Yakima Herald-Republic News Department.

You may have been to Tieton to see the Grand Prix (the world’s only cyclekart road race), or to watch the Tour de Tieton bicycle race, or buy Christmas gifts at the Holiday Crafts and Antiques Bazaar. But have you visited this quiet, agricultural town when there isn’t an event going on? I’m …

I admit it — I’m nuts about my dog. If I could take my border collie Annie with me everywhere I go I would be a happy woman. Why? Well, first of all, she’s a genius. Second, she makes me laugh all the time. And finally, she loves me unconditionally, with enthusiasm that never wavers. Every t…

Our lives are becoming more entangled with technology all the time. Smartphones, Alexa, social media. Robots glide silently through Amazon warehouses and apples roll down automated conveyor belts, viewed by the eyes of a camera and sorted by machines instead of human hands.

Each spring, on the weekend before Mother’s Day, Yakima master gardeners hold an epic plant sale at their greenhouses on South 18th Avenue. For thousands of Yakima gardeners, the sale marks the official start of a new growing season. Shoppers wait patiently in long lines to buy wagonloads of…

Riding a dirt bike is like nothing else. Whether I’m on the track or on the trail, I’ve found that the power these machines wield creates a sense of freedom that I can’t find anywhere else. Since moving from the west side of the mountains and being taught to ride by my husband, my love for t…

When I first decided that I wanted a three-quarter sleeve tattooed on my arm, I didn’t go to just any old shop. I spent over two years trying to find someone who was not only an artist, but someone who specialized in the style I was interested in. I Googled tattoo shops all over Washington, …

I love soup. Any kind of soup. I honestly think I could live on soup. That’s why I got so excited when I stumbled across the Poblano Corn Chowder at the Caffé 11th Avenue. It faces Yakima Avenue and I’d driven by dozens of times, seeing the big coffee cup on the sign and assuming it was simp…