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.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 37 of their best images last month: Scenes from Election Day, autumn foliage, Thanksgiving events amid a pandemic, Veteran's Day and more.
Yakima Christmas Trucks cruise through Tumbleweed Ranch Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes from the first annual Drive-thru Holiday Light Fest Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the State Fair Park in Yakima, Wash.
Staff and volunteers of Sacred Road Ministries, Little Dutch Inn, and Yakima Union Gospel Mission wear face coverings as they hand out free hot meals for Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Yakima County, Wash.
Various shades of yellow, orange, red, purple and brown color the autumn trails of Waterworks Canyon, Yakima River Canyon and the Yakima Area Arboretum in Yakima County.
Community members honor U.S. veterans throughout Yakima County. Here are scenes from a flag-raising event with the Yakama Warriors Association, a Blue Star monument dedication at Tahoma Cemetery, and the annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Marine Corps League.
Scenes from a rally celebrating the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Millennium Plaza in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes of Election Day around Yakima County on Nov. 3, 2020. Photos by Evan Abell and Amanda Ray of the Yakima Herald-Republic.
Voters cast their ballots in various Yakima County ballot drop box locations for the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 37 of their best images last month: Central Washington University COVID-19 adaptations, Union Gap Corn Maze activities, Dia de los Muertos, and many more.
Trick or treaters collect candy at Trunk-or-Treat events in Yakima, Wash., during Halloween weekend on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 - 31, 2020.
Artists perform at Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18, 2020, at Mighty Tieton, Wash.
Supporters decorate their vehicles as they prepare for a President Donald Trump and Republic Police Chief Loren Culp rally convoy Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in the Gateway Center parking lot in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 32 of their best images last month: Scenes from the Evans Canyon fire, hops harvest, grape harvest and more.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 32 of their best images last month: Scenes from the Ahtanum Ridge fire, the first week of school, Black Lives Matter chalk demonstration and more.
Scenes from the Evans Canyon Fire captured by our readers.