In Ellensburg Saturday our turbulent weather caused what meteorologists will call a funnel cloud, but the rest of us would probably identify as a tornado. The cloud formed around 4:20 p.m. near Secret Canyon Road, and if it ever did touch down it wasn't with enough force to alert the Nation…
Scenes from National Night Out hosted by the Safe Yakima Valley and Yakima Police Athletic League Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Miller Park in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 24 of their best images last month: scenes from summer baseball games, the Fourth of July, Wapato city officials, the Nile Valley Fair and many more.
Scenes from the 45th annual Vintiques Northwest Nationals Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the State Fair Park in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes from the Moxee Hop Festival Parade Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, on Iler Street in Moxee, Wash.
Friends, family and community members gather for a candlelight vigil to remember Rosenda Strong, who was found almost 300 days after she disappeared, Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Pioneer Park in Toppenish, Wash.
For the second straight summer, mountain goats are flying in Olympic National Park. Officials this week began rounding up the sure-footed but nonnative mammals from remote, rugged parts of the park so they can be relocated into the Cascade Mountains, where they do belong.
Scenes from the Toppenish Wild West Parade Saturday, July 6, 2019, in downtown Toppenish, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 32 of their best images last month: scenes from the summer drought, an expert fly fisherman, a visit to the Yakima Training Center, paleontology youth summer camp, drag racing at the Renegade Raceway and many more.
Scenes from the 85th annual Toppenish PRCA Rodeo Friday, July 7, 2019, at the Brost Arena, 600 S. Division St. in Toppenish, Wash.
Scenes from the Fourth of July carnival and AppleJam Battle of the Bands Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the State Fair Park in Yakima, Wash.
Middle school students designing, making and testing new parts to improve toy-sized "gravity cars" as part of the Early Engineering Institute Friday, June 28, 2019, at The McCarty Innovation and Learning Lab, 2100 NE Whitman Court in Seattle, Wash.
Scenes from Davis High’s graduation ceremony on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Yakima SunDome in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes from West Valley High’s graduation ceremony on Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Yakima SunDome in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 47 of their best images last month: championship tournaments, May Day, local luthier shares the art of hand-crafting violins, and Northwest Nitro Nationals Pro Hillclimb.
Scenes from Selah High’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Yakima SunDome in Yakima, Wash.
Michelle Allgaier visits with her adopted farm animals on her property that she has created into a sanctuary on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Noble Animal Sanctuary in Prosser, Wash. Allgaier and her partner Greg Noble take care of a dozen rescued pigs, five dogs, five cats, two horses, two ducks…
5th grade students from Naches Middle School visit the Central Washington Interagency Fire Training Academy at the former site of Naches Valley Primary School on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Students rotated between four stations learning about different equipment and skills used to fight wildfires.
Scenes from Cinco de Mayo weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, 2019, in Sunnyside and downtown Yakima, Wash.
NASCAR’s Kyle Petty and over 250 participants visit Yakima Speedway for the 25th anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Yakima, Wash. This year’s ride will travel across America - starting in Seattle on May 3 and ending in Key Largo, Fla. on May 11. This…
People gather for the “Fighting for Dignity and Justice for All March” on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Miller Park, 502 North Fourth Street in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected their best images last month: Death of a Kittitas County deputy, Yakima River Canyon Marathon, and a Filipino community celebration.
A Nob Hill Water main break at the intersection of North 58th Avenue and Englewood Avenue on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Yakima, Wash. A large body of water was running east bound on Englewood Avenue from North 58th Avenue, according to fire Capt. Don Wolterstorff. Two Yakima Fire engines ar…
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 35 of their best images last month: winter weather, emotions running wild among student athletes, livestock and wildlife.
Scenes from the annual Eaton cattle drive with the Stingley family on Yakima Canyon Road, also known as State Route 821, in the Yakima River Canyon near Selah, Wash. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. About 240 cows traveled along Yakima River Canyon Road.
Snow falls in the Valley on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Yakima Valley, saying people should expect 3 to 6 inches of snow today. Yakima saw snow start falling before dawn.
People march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. in Toppenish and downtown Yakima, Wash. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
Scenes from the Seattle Mariners Caravan with pitchers Shawn Armstrong and Marco Gonzales, along with broadcaster Dave Sims in the Modern Living Building at the State Fair Park, 1301 S. Fair Ave. in Yakima, Wash., on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.