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

The song “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” from the musical of the same name, instantly came to mind as we drove up the steep hill to Bill and Mary Kloster’s home. Built on the highest promontory of a gated housing development high above I-82 as it makes its way to Selah, the two-story h…

One of the coolest things about Puget Sound Energy’s Wild Horse Wind Facility is the drive up to it. You spot the line of turbines on the hill in the distance first, looking like tiny pinwheels. As you drive through the town of Kittitas, they get bigger, and 10 miles down the Vantage Highway…

If you drive west on Lincoln Avenue, past Gilbert Park, you may remember the Allied Arts Center that housed the Warehouse Theatre next to the parking lot. In 2013, the City of Yakima discovered the building had a major structural problem. Unfortunately, Allied Arts could not afford to repair…

With soft background music setting a relaxed tone, nearly three dozen people focus on the intricate task of painting giraffes. Laughter breaks out in spurts as they attempt to complete the head, neck, body and legs with acrylic paint on canvas. “She’s walking uphill. That’s why there’s an in…

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of one of the biggest art events in the Yakima Valley: The Tour of Artists’ Homes & Studios. Not only can you admire the works of dozens of artists, you can also get a glimpse into their lifestyles as you tour their homes and studios — which are a…

The first time I heard Jayleigh Ann & the Lost Boys play, I was at the Holiday Crafts and Antiques Bazaar at Mighty Tieton. As I was walking through the crowds of holiday shoppers, I heard the most beautiful music coming from the next room. And when we rounded the corner and saw the stag…

When I moved to Yakima, I fell in love with the scenic trails, the landscapes and the wide-open spaces. Coming from the west side of the mountains, sagebrush, shrub-steppe, and treeless views were a new kind of beauty to me — and the trails of Cowiche Canyon Conservancy not only became my ne…