Scenes from the Yakima Pride Parade Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes from the Over the Edge fundraiser to benefit Wellness House Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in Yakima, Wash. Participants raised money for the chance to rappel down the four-story Liberty Building in downtown Yakima.
Fifteen local women artists showcase their painting murals on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, behind the Dollar Stretcher, 501 W. Lincoln Ave. in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 47 of their best images last month: Scenes from the Schneider Springs Fire, first week of school, Yakima Valley Fair, and many more.
Students wearing face coverings arrive at Summitview Elementary School in Yakima, Wash., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, for the first day of school.
Scenes from a strategic firing operation by the Jackson Hotshots near Little Rattlesnake Creek to prevent the spread of the Schneider Springs Fire Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 near Naches, Wash.
Family, friends and supporters of Evaristo Junior Salas rally in front of Yakima County District Court at the intersection of North First Street and East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes of the Schneider Springs Fire today.
Scenes from the Yakima Valley Fair Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 in Grandview, Wash.
A procession of Deccio family members and first responders across Washington escort the hearse containing the body of Yakima police Sgt. Joe Deccio from 41st Street in Terrace Heights along Terrace Heights Drive to Yakima Avenue in Yakima, Wash., as it made its way to the public funeral Thur…
People swim Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, on the opening day at the Toppenish Pool in Toppenish, Wash.
Scenes from the Moxee Hop Festival Parade Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 in Moxee, Wash.
Law enforcement, friends and family pay their respects to Yakima police Sgt. Joseph Deccio during a procession in Yakima, Wash., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 40 of their best images last month: Burbank fire, Toppenish Rodeo, Fourth of July and more.
Family, friends, and community guests join a march dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous people Wednesday, July 14, 2021, starting at the Wapato Police Department and ending at the Wapato Community Center in Wapato, Wash.
Scenes of firefighters battling the Burbank Fire under blazing temperatures in the Burbank Creek area west of the Fred G. Redmon Memorial bridge in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 60 of their best images last month: Scenes from the Yakima Valley’s record-setting heat wave, graduation ceremonies, prep sports championships, Washington state reopens, and many more.
Scenes from the Toppenish Wild West Parade Saturday, July 3, 2021 in Toppenish, Wash.
Scenes from the 86th annual Toppenish Rodeo Friday, July 2, 2021 in Toppenish, Wash.
Scenes from the Fourth of July Carnival from Friday to Sunday, July 2-5, 2021, at the State Fair Park in Yakima, Wash.
As temperatures surge in the Yakima Valley, people search for ways to cool off. Here are some images of scenes from the sizzling region taken in the past few days.
Scenes from the Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Martin Luther King Junior Park in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes from Selah High School's graduation ceremony Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Selah High School in Selah, Wash.
Scenes from East Valley High School's graduation ceremony Friday, June 11, 2021 at Earl Barden Stadium at East Valley High School in Yakima, Wash.
The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and community members commemorate the 166th anniversary of the Treaty of 1855 with a drive-thru Treaty Day parade Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Yakima Nation Cultural Center in Toppenish, Wash.
Wapato and Pace High seniors participate during a graduate walk Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Wapato, Wash. The outgoing senior class walked from the high school to Satus and Camas Elementary Schools and made their way up to Wapato Middle along with Simcoe and Adams Elementary Schools.
Scenes from Eisenhower High School’s graduation ceremony Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes from Davis High School’s graduation ceremony Monday, June 7, 2021, at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 37 of their best images last month: Mother’s Day, the 100th anniversary of Naches, an Indian name-giving ceremony, prom, local sports, and many more.
Scenes from West Valley High School’s graduation ceremony Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at West Valley High School in Yakima, Wash.
People pay tribute to the United Stated Armed Forces during National Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 31, 2021, at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima and Lower Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Sunnyside, Wash.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visits Yakima, Wash., on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, to sign a package of bills into law at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1429 Union Hall. After signing five worker protection bills, Inslee visited Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital to speak with health care…
Jennifer Hernandez, eighth grade math and algebra teacher with Washington Middle School; Colleen Kaluzny, counselor with Nob Hill Elementary School; Amy Markus, sixth grade social studies teacher with Washington Middle School; Holli Wolcott, business and tech teacher with Stanton Academy; Ca…
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 37 of their best images last month: Asparagus harvest, mobile vaccination clinics, a Stand Against Racism demonstration, Don Holder Relays and Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff's visit to Yakima Valley.
Nuestra Casa hosts an inaugural drive-thru celebration of Día de los Niños, or Children’s Day, Friday, April 30, 2021, at 906 E. Edison Ave. in Sunnyside, Wash. Día de los Niños is an annual Mexican tradition that honors children and is an initiative to connect children to literacy. Staff ha…
Around 80 people gather for a Stand Against Racism demonstration hosted by YWCA Yakima Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the corner of Tieton Drive and South 72nd Avenue in Yakima, Wash.
Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gather for a Joint Flood Response training Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Yakima County Fairgrounds in Yakima, Wash.
Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff meets with Yakama Nation leaders at Legends Casino in Toppenish and tours the mass vaccination site at State Fair Park with Governor Jay Inslee Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 36 of their best images last month: High school football, phase three of COVID-19 restrictions, start of the Spring season, and many more.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 44 of their best images last month: High school sports returned to the Valley, COVID-19 vaccine clinics open to the eligible, scenes of child care in Central Washington, Eaton cattle drive and more.
People visit a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic hosted by Astria Health Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at KDNA Radio in Granger, Wash.
People visit a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic hosted by Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Toppenish Middle School in Toppenish, Wash.
Participants of a missing and murdered Indigenous people vigil stand in remembrance Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Toppenish, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 41 of their best images last month: COVID-19 vaccine distribution, survivors of the novel coronavirus, mass vaccination clinics, luminaries dedicated to people who have died of COVID-19, and many more.
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