Twenty-five years ago this week, two men trying to catch a glimpse of hydroplane races in the Tri-Cities made a discovery that would trigger a 20-year legal battle between Native Americans and scientists.
Every week reporter Donald W. Meyers delves into the history of our region.
A 5-foot-tall marker stands behind a fence off Ahtanum Road, one that’s easy to miss if you don’t know to look for it.
A steel axle driven into the ground on the Hanford Reach marks where a couple with Yakima Valley ties became collateral damage in the fighting between Native Americans and federal troops.
By any measure, wildland firefighting is dangerous business.
Earlier this month, we learned of a long-anticipated government report of “unexplained aerial phenomena” spotted by military pilots, fueling speculation about alien spaceships visiting Earth.
Thirty-five years ago in April, Yakima Valley farmworkers took to the streets to address low wages and other concerns.
Known today as Ahtanum Pioneer Church, the former Ahtanum Congregational Church has the distinction of being the first Protestant Church in the Yakima Valley. The church dates back to 1873 and a determined group of homesteaders.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
The Tower, also known as the Hotel Chinook and Chinook Tower, dates back to the mid-1920s, when a group of Yakima businessmen decided that the city needed a hotel to accommodate an anticipated increase in tourism and business in the city.
For more than 90 years, Terrace Heights Memorial Park has offered a final resting place as well as a pleasing park setting in the Yakima suburb.
Just weeks after the United States entered World War I, people in Yakima County thought they were under assault.
April 29 marks the 114th anniversary of Toppenish’s formal incorporation as a city, a move that spurred great hopes for the Lower Valley community.
There are a few buildings in downtown Yakima that can be considered iconic.
When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis 53 years ago, the event sparked violence in many parts of the country.
Alice Bachison was hired as the Yakima Police Department's first female police officer and became an advocate for women in the department.
Beloved children's author Beverly Cleary has died at 104. Her literary career was spurred on by time she spent as a children’s librarian at what is now Yakima Valley Libraries.
While Adelbert E. Larson’s A.E. Larson building is a Yakima landmark, his wife left an equally indelible imprint on the city.
For seven years, Yakima was home to the first woman doctor in the Pacific Northwest who graduated from a medical school.