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The 5 Closest Beautiful Beaches Near Yakima: An Hour Away or LESS

With gas being so high, it's great to get away to a beach that's only an hour's drive away or LESS! When people in Yakima talk about driving down to the beach, typically that means they are heading to somewhere near Ocean Shores along the Washington coast. Don't get me wrong, it is GORGEOUS and relaxing at Ocean Shores but let's face it, these gas prices are too dang high! I know I wouldn't be excited to plan a beach trip that's over 5 hours away; the fuel bill alone would be about the same price as a night's stay in a hotel or Airbnb!

PETA Urging Yakima Not To Forget Your Four Legged Friends

With the wildfire season on the way at the end of the month officials with PETA or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has placed to large billboards in the area to remind pet lovers to not forget pets when forced to evacuate because of a wildfire. It's not like our area or the state isn't used to be wildfires like the Taylor Pond, Burbank, and Schneider Springs fires in 2020 and 2021. During the Schneider Springs fire many livestock owners worked together to rescue horses and other livestock. But PETA officials are hoping the evacuation will also include household pets from dogs to hamsters.

Major Road Work Starts Tuesday in Yakima

Yakima city crews are starting the annual chip sealing program was supposed to start on Monday but mechanical issues delayed the work. Tuesday work will start on Nob Hill Boulevard and Washington Avenue between 64th Avenue and 75th Avenue. A press release says the city will have flaggers on site to help drivers access their homes and businesses and also assist emergency vehicles through the work areas as needed.

Scenes of Seattle’s Pride Weekend [MINI-GALLERY]

Scenes of Seattle's Pride Weekend from a Yakima Girl's Point of View. When I tell you I had so much fun this weekend, I mean it! I struggled to get my child on a her flight out of town, then I stumbled upon Pride Weekend in Seattle, enjoyed King's of Comedy's own Cedric The Entertainer performance, and finally, I slept in my car by accident! Whew, let me fill you in on why my day was so disastrous, yet FUN and fulfilling!

Best of Seattle International Comedy Competition This Saturday in Yakima

Best of Seattle International Comedy Competition This Saturday in Yakima. Yakima's own Bahiyyih Mudd will be performing this Saturday night in Yakima at the "Best of Seattle International Comedy Competition!" This is incredible news for Bahiyyih's local fans! I am so bummed that I will miss it because I am committed to another event, but that means YOU should go to represent and scream loudly for Bahiyyih for me!

Urgent Need! Red Cross Will Trade Shark Week Swag For Blood!

The Yakima Farmer's Market has some great booths with wonderful things to purchase. This weekend I bought some delicious beef and a super refreshing sorbet-like dessert made from Wapato area-grown berry concentrate, So good!. But there was another booth that wasn't looking to sell me anything -- other than the...

Yakima’s Lions Pool Closed For Repairs

If you swim at Lions Pool, the City of Yakima’s indoor aquatics's currently closed temporarily due to a mechanical issue with the pool’s main pump. Repairs will be completed as quickly as possible. It is estimated the pool could be closed for a week, though, it is not known exactly how long it will take to complete repairs.

Yakima Gas Prices Drop Before Holiday Weekend

With fireworks right around the corner and a big summer driving weekend coming up gas prices in Yakima are down 5.4 cents per gallon over the last week, averaging $5.33 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima. GasBuddy officials say prices in Yakima are 30.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.74 per gallon higher than a year ago.Driving a diesel powered vehicle?