Showing Appreciation

This photo is from Yakima Police Department on Jan. 9th during a visit to local schools for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. YPD and Washington State Patrol were invited to Whitney Elementary School and Garfield Elementary School, where they received cards of thanks to take back and share with fellow officers and troopers.

Holiday Helpers

These photos of the week are from Yakima Parks & Recreation’s third annual Letters to Santa drive-thru event on Saturday, Dec. 10th. City Parks & Recreation staff organize and host the free event, which includes lights and treats, at the City of Yakima Public Works facility.

Tree-mendous photo op

This photo of the week shows a visitor to Downtown Yakima snapping a picture of the Community Christmas Tree at Millennium Plaza following the tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 4th. Photo courtesy Downtown Association of Yakima.

First Snow

This week’s photo from Wednesday, Nov. 30th, shows the season’s first significant snowfall in Yakima. The scene at Yakima Airport was captured through the airport’s webcam, available at Webcam | FLY YKM

Fabulous Fall

This Photo of the Week is courtesy of the Yakima Area Arboretum, displaying the peak of beautiful fall colors at the arboretum.

Day of the Dead

This week’s Photo of the Week is courtesy of Yakima Valley Libraries. It features a display created by staff in honor of the Day of the Dead.

Photo of the Week: Museum Moment

Our photo of the week is courtesy Yakima Valley Museum, showing its first guests after re-opening for the first time in over a year. The museum is open again with new exhibits and COVID-19 protocols in place. Click Yakima’s History Museum | Yakima Valley Museum | United States ( for more information.