Yakima, WA Lifestyle

Did You Know Adult Happy Meals are coming to Yakima?

Happy Meals have been around since 1979, helping put smiles on millions of children's faces. Growing up there was no better feeling than seeing that little red box be passed over to you on your lap, inside some tasty food, and of course that toy. Well lucky for us McDonald's...
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A guide to the rides at the Central Washington State Fair from a former thrill-seeker

Carnival rides are a rite of passage for any fairgoer. If you want a thrill, there’s no better way than speed and elevation. But I’m just going to say it. I’m almost 42 years old and some carnival rides are beyond my comfort zone. I do not quickly overcome dizziness anymore, and I don’t know how my stomach will react to being tossed upside down and sideways in the blink of an eye.
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Local nonprofit offers horseback riding program for veterans, law enforcement, more

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities (TROT), local nonprofit aimed at promoting the wellbeing of special needs people through animal-assisted therapies and activities, is introducing a new program specifically for veterans, first responders, law enforcement officers and healthcare workers. Horses Helping Heroes (H3) will teach participants the basics of horse care, barn care and riding a horse.

Poor service, bad food, and unpaid royalties lead to closure of Ellensburg and Wenatchee Sonic Drive-Ins

Per a court order, the SONIC Drive-In restaurants in Wenatchee and Ellensburg are closed, for now. According to an article published by the Kitsap Sun, the shuttering of the eating establishments can be traced to a lawsuit filed by Sonic Industries LLC out of Oklahoma. Sonic Industries LLC filed a legal complaint against the franchisee, Olympic Cascade Drive-Ins LLC, owner of the SONIC Drive-In restaurants in Ellensburg and Wenatchee, on June 2, 2022.

Pet of the Week: 8-month-old cat, Junie, is up for adoption

YAKIMA – Our adoptable pet of the week is Junie, an almost 8-month-old cat. Yakima Humane Society says he’s very happy and has done well at the shelter. They say he has been very playful and likes to play with other animals. “We’re told that he is so...
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At the top of Sunfair's terraces, you'll find the mile mark and its trusty clock operator

Casual visitors know Franklin Park’s terraces as a scenic backdrop for the park’s myriad activities and a winter sliding playground for the young and the reckless. Sunfair Invitational runners, however, dread the terraces as a portent of anaerobic agony leading up to the first mile of the three-mile course. The imposing climb looms ominously in the minds and race strategies of the young athletes as they navigate the park’s ups, downs and brief flat leading to the climb.