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Yakima
Official seal of Yakima
Seal
Location of Yakima in Washington
Coordinates: 46°35′48.22″N 120°31′46.76″W / 46.5967278, -120.5296556
Country United States
State Washington
County Yakima
Incorporated December 1, 1883
Government
 - Mayor Dave Edler
Area
 - City 20.6 sq mi (53.4 km²)
 - Land 20.1 sq mi (52.1 km²)
 - Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km²)  2.33%
Elevation 1,066 ft (325 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 71,845
 - Density 3,569.9/sq mi (1,378.0/km²)
 - Metro 229,094
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Zip Code 98901, 98902, 98903, 98904, 98907, 98908, 98909
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-80010GR2
GNIS feature ID 1509643GR3
Website: http://www.ci.yakima.wa.us

Yakima (pronounced /ˈjækɪmə/) is a city in central Washington and the county seat of Yakima County, United States. As of the 2000, the city had a total population of 71,845 and a metropolitan population of 229,094.[1] Yakima is situated in the Yakima Valley, which is noted for being one of the best apple-producing areas in the world, and has begun production of hops. The name originates from the Yakama Nation. The Yakama Indian Reservation is located to the south and southeast of the city of Yakima. Image File history File links Yakima-OfficialSeal. ... Image File history File links Yakima_County_Washington_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Yakima_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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History

Armistice Day on Yakima Avenue
Armistice Day on Yakima Avenue

The Yakama people were the first inhabitants of the Yakima Valley. In 1805 the Lewis and Clark Expedition came to the area and discovered abundant wildlife and rich soil, prompting the settlement of homesteaders.[2] A Catholic Mission was established in Ahtanum, southwest of present-day Yakima, in 1847.[3] The arrival of settlers and their conflicts with the natives resulted in the Yakama Indian War of 1855. The U.S. Army established Fort Simcoe in 1856 near present-day Toppenish as a response to the uprising. The Yakamas were defeated and forced onto the Yakama Indian Reservation. Yakima County was created in 1865. When bypassed by the Northern Pacific Railroad in December 1884, over 100 buildings were moved with rollers and horse teams to the nearby site of the depot. The new city was dubbed North Yakima and was officially incorporated and named the county seat on January 27, 1886. The name was changed to Yakima in 1918. Union Gap was the new name given to the original site of Yakima. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Armistice Day Celebrations in Toronto, Canada - 1918 Armistice Day is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918. ... The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, or simply Yakama Nation (formerly Yakima), is a Native American group with nearly 9,000 enrolled members, living in Washington state. ... “Lewis and Clark” redirects here. ... The Spanish established various missions throughout the New World as they colonized it, often slightly tweaked due to regional differences. ... Ahtanum is a census-designated place located in Yakima County, Washington. ... The mid-nineteenth century found the Yakama Indians living along the Columbia and Yakima Rivers in Washington Territory, on desirable land in the path of white settlement. ... Fort Simcoe was a United States Army fort erected in south-central Washington Territory to house troops sent to keep watch over local Indian tribes. ... Toppenish is a city located in Yakima County, Washington, in the United States. ... The Yakama Indian Reservation is a United States Indian reservation located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains of the state of Washington. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Union Gap is a city located in Yakima County, Washington. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 53.4 km² (20.6 mi²). 52.1 km² (20.1 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (2.33%) is water. Yakima is 344.392 meters above mean sea level. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Yakima region

Yakima, Washington as seen from the west.
Yakima, Washington as seen from the west.

The city of Yakima is located in the Upper Valley of Yakima County. The county is geographically divided by Ahtanum Ridge and Rattlesnake Ridge into two regions: the Upper (northern) and Lower (southern) valleys. Yakima is located in the more urbanized Upper Valley, and is the central city of the Yakima Metropolitan Statistical Area. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x506, 170 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Yakima, Washington Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x506, 170 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Yakima, Washington Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to...


The cities of Selah and Union Gap lie immediately to the north and south of Yakima. In addition, the unincorporated suburban areas of West Valley and Terrace Heights are considered a part of greater Yakima. Other nearby cities include Moxee, Tieton, and Naches in the Upper Valley, as well as Wapato, Toppenish, Zillah, Harrah, White Swan, Granger, Mabton, Sunnyside, and Grandview in the Lower Valley. As of 2006, the estimated population of the metropolitan area is 233,105.


Bodies of water

The primary irrigation source for the Yakima Valley, the Yakima River, runs through Yakima from its source at Lake Keechelus in the Cascade Range to the Columbia River at Richland. In Yakima, the river is used for both fishing and recreation. A 10-mile walking and cycling trail, a park, and a wildlife sanctuary are located at the river's edge. Washington State Route 10 winds past the Yakima River (©2004 Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust) The Yakima River south of Union Gap The Yakima River is a tributary of the Columbia River in eastern Washington state, named for the indigenous Yakama people. ... Keechelus Lake is a lake in Washington state, USA. It is the source of the Yakima River. ... “Cascades” redirects here. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ...


The Naches River forms the northern border of the city. Several small lakes flank the northern edge of the city, including Myron Lake, Lake Aspen, Bergland Lake (private) and Rotary Lake (also known as Freeway Lake). These lakes are popular with fishermen and swimmers during the summer. The Naches River is a tributary of the Yakima River in central Washington in the United States. ...


Climate

Yakima Climate Monthly Averages
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high (°F)
37
46
56
64
73
80
88
86
78
64
48
38
63
Average low (°F)
21
26
30
35
42
49
53
52
44
35
28
23
36
Average precipitation (in)
1.28
0.77
0.65
0.52
0.53
0.67
0.19
0.32
0.34
0.54
1.02
1.34
8.28
Average snowfall (in)
8.1
3.0
1.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
2.8
8.3
23.7
Source: Western Regional Climate Center

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Demographics

City of Yakima
Population by year[4]
1890 1,535
1900 3,154
1910 14,082
1920 18.539
1930 22,101
1940 27,221
1950 38,486
1960 42,284
1970 45,588
1980 49,826
1990 54,843
2000 71,845
est. 2005 81,214

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 71,845 people, 26,498 households, and 16,826 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,378.0/km² (3,569.9/mi²). There were 28,643 housing units at an average density of 549.4/km² (1,423.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.77% White, 1.99% African American, 2.00% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 21.97% from other races, and 3.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.70% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 26,498 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.29. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,475, and the median income for a family was $34,798. Males had a median income of $29,647 versus $23,629 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,920. About 17.1% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.3% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Culture

Cultural activities and events take place throughout the year. The Yakima Valley Museum houses exhibits related to the region’s geology and history, a restored soda fountain, and periodic special exhibitions. Downtown Yakima’s historic Capitol Theater and Seasons Performance Hall, as well as the Westside’s Warehouse Theater, present numerous musical and stage productions. The city is home to the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. The Yakima Area Arboretum is a botanical garden featuring species of both native and adapted non-native plants. Popular music tours, trade shows, and other large events are hosted at the Yakima Sundome in State Fair Park.


Festivals

  • Central Washington State Fair - at State Fair Park, held each fall in late September.
  • Yakima Folklife Festival, held the second week of July in Franklin Park.
  • Yakima Farmer’s Market, on Sundays from May to October in Downtown Yakima.
  • Fresh Hop Ale Festival, each October in Downtown Yakima.

Sports

The Sun Dome is home to the Sun Kings.
The Sun Dome is home to the Sun Kings.

The Yakima SunDome currently is the host of the 2A/1A girls' high school state volleyball championships in the fall and the 1A/1B boys' & girls' high school state basketball championships in the winter. Yakima County Stadium presently hosts the 2B/1B boys' high school state baseball championships each spring. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 329 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,030 × 1,245 pixels, file size: 941 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 329 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,030 × 1,245 pixels, file size: 941 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Yakima SunDome is a 6,195 seat multi-purpose arena in Yakima, Washington. ... League Northwest League Division Eastern Year founded 1990 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Yakima County Stadium Previous home ballparks Parker Field City Yakima, Washington Current uniform colors black, white, red, blue Previous uniform colors dark blue and gold Logo design Bear wearing a Y ballcap holding a baseball... The Northwest League is a class A minor league. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Yakima County Stadium is a stadium in Yakima, Washington. ... The Yakama Sun Kings are a Continental Basketball Association franchise located in Yakima, Washington, covering the Central Washington sports market of Yakima, Tri-Cities, and Ellensburg. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Yakima SunDome is a 6,195 seat multi-purpose arena in Yakima, Washington. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Yakima Reds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...


Transportation

Roads and highways

Interstate 82 is the primary way of reaching Yakima, but U.S. Highway 12 crosses through the city from White Pass. U.S. Highway 97 joins I-82 from Yakima for approximately 40 miles north to Ellensburg. State Route 24 terminates at Yakima and is the primary means of reaching Moxee City and many of the area's agricultural areas to the east. State Route 821 terminates near Yakima and is also called Canyon Road because it passes through the Yakima River canyon. It is an alternate route to Ellensburg which bypasses the I-82 summit at Manastash Ridge. Interstate 82 (abbreviated I-82) is an interstate highway in the northwestern United States. ... U.S. Highway 12 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 97 is a major north-south United States highway in the western United States. ... Map of State Route 24 State Route 24 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Washington. ... State Route 821, also known as Canyon Road, is a state highway in Washington. ... Washington State Route 10 winds past the Yakima River (©2004 Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust) The Yakima River south of Union Gap The Yakima River is a tributary of the Columbia River in eastern Washington state, named for the indigenous Yakama people. ... Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, WA. Ellensburg is the county seat of Kittitas County, Washington, United StatesGR6. ... Manastash Ridge is a ridge of mountains located in central Washington state in the United States. ...


Airport

Yakima's airport, McAllister Field, operates commercial air flights via Horizon Airlines to Seattle and Delta Connection operated by SkyWest to Salt Lake City. Numerous private aircraft call the Yakima Airport home and several freight companies operate out of the airport. It is also a popular test site for military jets. Yakima Air Terminal (IATA: YKM, ICAO: KYKM), also known as McAllister Field, is a public airport located just south of Yakima, Washington. ... Horizon Air is a regional airline based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the eighth largest regional airline in the USA serving 46 cities in the USA and Canada. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ...


Economy

Yakima's growth in the 20th century was fueled primarily by agriculture. The Yakima Valley produces many fruit crops, including apples, peaches, pears, cherries, and melons. Many vegetables are also produced, including peppers, corn and beans. Many of the city's residents have come to the Valley out of economic necessity and to participate in the picking, processing, marketing and support services for the agricultural economy. This article is about the fruit. ... Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Cherry (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Melon (disambiguation). ... Species C. annuum (incl. ... This article is about the maize plant. ... Green beans Bean is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) used for food or feed. ...

Largest employers in the Yakima area[5]
Employer Type Persons employed
1. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Hospital 1,500
2. Yakima School District Education 1,453
3. DSHS - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Social Services 1,400
4. Yakima County Local government 1,200
5. Tree Top, Inc. Fruit processing 1,150
6. Yakima Regional Medical Center Hospital 841
7. City of Yakima Local government 711
8. Washington Beef, LLC Beef processing 620
9. Yakama Legends Casino Casino 619
10. Shields Bag & Printing Co. Printing/Packaging 575
11. Wal-Mart Department store 545
12. Borton & Sons Fruit & Cold Storage Fruit growing & shipping 524
13. Snokist Growers Cannery 521
14. Yakima Training Center Military 512
15. EPIC Social services 500
15. Washington State DOT Government 500

The abandonment by retailers and other businesses of Yakima's downtown core is symbolic of the city's overall economic downturn. In the last five years, three major department stores and an entire shopping mall have closed for business. While several theories to "revitalize" the city's downtown have been put forth by civic leaders, none has proven effective. Presently, a hotel has been constructed in the place of the abandoned mall. The retail core of the city has now shifted to the city of Union Gap, where a renovated shopping mall and other new retail businesses are flourishing. While some see big-box retail leaving the downtown area as a loss, others see it as an opportunity to recast the downtown area as a center for events, services, entertainment and smaller, more personal shopping experiences. A bright spot in the economy of the Yakima Valley is the burgeoning wine industry, due in part to the Yakima Valley soil, which is very similar to the soil conditions of France. Over fifty wineries dot the Yakima Valley, covering more than 11,000 acres (45 km²). For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... A social worker is a person employed in the administration of charity, social service, welfare, and poverty agencies, advocacy, or religious outreach programs. ... Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ... Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ... // Native American gambling enterprises comprise gambling businesses operated on Indian reservations or tribal land, which have limited sovereignty and therefore the ability to exist outside of direct state regulation. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... The Washington State Department of Transportation, or WSDOT, led by a Secretary and overseen by the Governor, is a Washington governmental agency that constructs, maintains, and regulates the use of the states transportation infrastructure. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... Union Gap is a city located in Yakima County, Washington. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ...


The Japan Ground Self Defence Force conducts training annually in Yakima. Japanese soldiers train in Yakima because it allows for large-scale live fire maneuvers not available in Japan. JGSDF Central force head office in Itami, Japan Tank Type 74 of Japan Ground Self Defense Force The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force ), or JGSDF, is the name of the military ground forces (army) of Japan. ...


While there has been an economic downturn in downtown Yakima in recent years, the first phase of the Downtown Futures Initiative is nearly complete. The DFI has provided for a street to storefront remodel along Yakima Avenue throughout the entire downtown core, and includes new pedestrian-friendly lighting, water fountains, planters, banner poles, new trees and hanging baskets, all of which complement the new paver-inlaid sidewalks.


The early 2000s have seen the return to the downtown of the Sports Center Tavern, a local landmark, as well as the opening of The Hilton Garden Inn, The Speakeasy Bar, Grill & Nightclub, Kana Winery, Donitelia Winery, Yakima Cellars Winery, Seasons Performance Hall, Essencia Bakery, De Siga Gallery, and The Barrel House. Developers are aiming for an early 2008 completion for condominiums in the Bon Marche building of the former Yakima Mall.[6]


The events held downtown include Yakima Downtown New Year's Eve, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, Yakima Live music festival, Yakima Summer Kickoff Party, Fresh Hop Ale Fest, a weekly Farmers' Market, and the Hot Shots 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. A typical Cinco de Mayo baile folklórico celebration in Gardena, California. ...


One tourist attraction is a pair of historic trolleys that operates each summer along five miles of tracks of the former Yakima Valley Transportation Company thru the Yakima Gap connecting Yakima and Selah.


Yakima has a large undocumented immigrant community, which was drawn here largely by the agricultural aspect of the local economy.[citation needed] The effects of immigration are routinely debated in the local paper and on local TV and radio stations.[citation needed]


Education

The city of Yakima is served in the field of education by six high schools (four public, two private) and soon-to-be three colleges (one community college, one technical institute, and one soon-to-be medical school). The two main high schools are Davis High School and Eisenhower High School. They are both division 4A high schools with nearly 2000 students each. A community college is a type of educational institution. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... Davis High School can refer to: Davis High School in Davis, California Davis High School in Houston, Texas Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... ‹ The template below (article) is being considered for deletion. ...


The next biggest school is West Valley High School, a division 3A school with the total student population numbering about 1200. West Valley High School can refer to: West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska West Valley High School in Cottonwood, California West Valley High School in Hemet, California West Valley High School in Spokane, Washington West Valley High School in Millwood, Washington West Valley High School in Yakima, Washington Categories...


On the outskirts of the east side is East Valley High School, a 2A School numbering about 900 or so students.


Christa McAuliffe Academy, and it's Washington ALE Public School ACHIEVE Online, offer World-Wide K-12 on-line education from their offices in Yakima. Christa McAuliffe Academy was founded to honor the "first teacher in space", and the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. Students and staff at Christa McAuliffe Academy are actively engaged in carrying on what Christa started: education that ventures beyond the normal boundaries and empowers the drive for discovery of things unknown. They salute Christa McAuliffe and Barbara Morgan, the teacher-turned-astronaut on the August 8, 2007 flight of the Space Shuttle Endevaour, as great role models. Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire who was selected from among more than 11,000 applicants to be the first teacher in space. ... Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASAs second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, Columbia being the first. ...


Yakima also boasts two smaller, private schools. La Salle High School, located in Union Gap, is a Catholic high school in the 2B division and enrolls about 200 students. Riverside Christian School is a private Christian school that enrolls students from Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade. Riverside Christian is also a 2B school with students in grades 9-12 numbering about 150. There are also a number of alternative high schools in Yakima offered to students for various reasons such as Stanton Academy and O.I.C. Alternative. La Salle High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Union Gap, Washington. ... Riverside Christian School is a private school in Yakima, Washington. ...


Located in the middle of Yakima is the Yakima Valley Community College, otherwise known as YVCC, or just YVC. It is an average-size junior college made up of several buildings with dorms and two main lecture halls. The sports teams are called the Yaks and participate in athletics with various other community colleges in the area. For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ...


Perry Technical Institute, or Perry Tech, is another school of higher learning located in the city. Students there can learn trades such as refrigeration and electrical engineering. Refrigeration is the process of removing heat from an enclosed space, or from a substance, and rejecting it elsewhere for the primary purpose of lowering the temperature of the enclosed space or substance and then maintaining that lower temperature. ... Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ...


Construction has begun on a new osteopathic medical school, named Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences The 80,000 square foot facility will be located on a 30-acre campus in the Terrace Heights area.[7] It is expected to open in the fall of 2008.[8] The current version of the article or section is written like a magazine article instead of the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... Terrace Heights is a census-designated place located in Yakima County, Washington. ...


Media

Radio

Television

  • Channel 2 - KKFQ-CA Univision
  • Channel 23 - KNDO, NBC
  • Channel 27 - KCWK, CW
  • Channel 29 - KIMA, CBS
  • Channel 35 - KAPP, ABC
  • Channel 41 - KCYU-LP, FOX
  • Channel 43 - K43GY (KCJT), HispanaVision
  • Channel 47 - KYVE, PBS

Print

  • Yakima Herald-Republic
  • Yakima Valley Business Times

FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... College radio (also known as university radio, campus radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college or university. ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... NPR redirects here. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... The Music of Mexico has many different regional variations that greatly vary from state to state. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... Modern adult contemporary (or Modern AC) is a popular and influential hybrid radio format. ... CHR redirects here. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... The Music of Mexico has many different regional variations that greatly vary from state to state. ... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... Classic Country is a radio format that specializes in playing mainstream country hits from past decades. ... KPOU Univision Portland is a full-power affiliate of the Univision Spanish television network serving the markets of Portland and Bend. ... For the similar-sounding film format, see Univisium. ... KNDO channel 23 is the NBC affiliate serving the Yakima, Washington area. ... This article is about the television network. ... KCWK is currently a television station which broadcasts on digital channel 9 in Walla Walla, Washington and low-powered analog channel 27 (KCWK-LP) in Yakima, Washington. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... KIMA-TV, channel 29, is the CBS affiliate serving the Yakima, Washington region. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... KAPP-TV, channel 35, is the ABC affiliate for Yakima, Washington, serving the Central Washington area with a mix of news, sports, syndicated fare and local programming since it signed on the air on September 21, 1970. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... KCYU-LP is a low-power television station in Yakima, Washington, broadcasting on channel 41 as an affiliate of the Fox network. ... This article is about the animal. ... KCTS-TV is a public television station in Seattle, Washington, that is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), that broadcasts on analog channel 9; digital broadcasts are on channel 41. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... The Yakima Herald-Republic is a newspaper published in Yakima, Washington and distributed throughout the Yakima Valley. ...

Notable current and former residents

  • Oleta Adams, singer
  • Mario Batali, Celebrity Chef
  • Phil Beachler, Inventor of the baby jogger. Started Racing Strollers, Inc. in Yakima.
  • Glen Bonner, NFL Football player(1974-75)
  • Yakima Canutt, Hollywood stuntman
  • Raymond Carver, author
  • Charles Carter, Olympic and Professional Boxer
  • Beverly Cleary, author
  • Harlond Clift, Major League Baseball player(1934-45)
  • Cary Conklin, NFL Football player(1992-1995)
  • Mike Cragg, Duke University Associate AD / Legacy Fund Director
  • Dr. Dan Doornink, NFL football player(1978-1985)
  • William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice
  • Dave Edler, Former Major League Baseball Player, City of Yakima Mayor, Pastor
  • Scott Hatteberg, Major League Baseball player
  • Joe Hipp, Professional Boxing (former NABF Heavyweight Champion 1994)
  • Damon Huard, NFL Football player(1998-Current)
  • Bob Ivers, Actor, local TV personality
  • Basil James, Jockey (won the 1942 Preakness)
  • Harry Jefferson, NASCAR Winston Cup driver(1973-77)
  • Sam Kinison, actor/comedian
  • Hub Kittle, Major League Baseball player and coach.
  • Jake Kupp, NFL Football player (1964-1975) and 1969 Pro Bowl player
  • Craig Kupp, NFL Football player (1991) Phoenix Cardinals
  • Barbara La Marr, actor/writer
  • Kyle MacLachlan, actor
  • Kent MacLachlan, actor
  • Debbie Macomber, author
  • Phil Mahre, Olympics medal-winning skier and twin brother of Steve Mahre
  • Steve Mahre, Olympic medal-winning skier and twin brother of Phil Mahre
  • Mitch Meluskey, Major League Baseball player
  • Colleen Miller, actress
  • Arvo Ojala, Hollywood actor and quick-draw artist
  • Jim Pomeroy, Motocross racer, elected to AMA Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Will Sampson, actor/artist
  • Kurt Schulz, NFL football player
  • Mel Moore, Known for his long-time, active involvement in Yakima's youth sports
  • Mel Stottlemyre, Major League Baseball player for the Yankees, Mets and Astros
  • Mel Stottlemyre, Jr., Major League Baseball player and son of Mel Stottlemyre Sr.
  • Todd Stottlemyre, Major League Baseball player with the Blue Jays, Athletics and Cardinals, son of Mel Stottlemyre Sr. and brother of Mel Stottlemyer Jr.
  • Christopher Wiehl, actor
  • Chief Yowlachie (Daniel Simmons), actor
  • Ty Paulsen actor Van Halen 'Dreams' music video, Drummer OPPY MUSIC, VOL. 1: PURPLE, CRAYON

Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1962 in Seattle, Washington) is an American soul and jazz singer. ... Mario Batali (b. ... NFL redirects here. ... Yakima Canutt (November 29, 1896 - May 24, 1986) was an American actor and stuntman in Hollywood movies from the 1920s through the 1950s. ... Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. ... Charles Carter could refer to: Charles E.O. Carter (astrologer) Charles Newell Carter (politician) Charles Joseph Carter (magician) This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Beverly Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children. ... Harlond Benton Clift (nicknamed Darkie) (August 12, 1912 El Reno, Oklahoma - April 27, 1992 Yakima, Washington) was a baseball player who had a 12 season career from 1934-1945. ... Cary Conklin (born February 29, 1968 in Yakima, Washington) was an American football quarterback in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers. ... NFL redirects here. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Daniel E. Doornink (born February 1, 1956 in Yakima, Washington) is a former professional American football running back in the NFL who played in eight seasons for the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks. ... NFL redirects here. ... William Orville Douglas (October 16, 1898 – January 19, 1980) was a United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. ... Dave Edler is a former major-league baseball player and is now pastor of Yakima Foursquare Church and mayor of the city of Yakima. ... Scott Allen Hatteberg (born December 14, 1969 in Salem, Oregon) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently plays first base for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Joe Hipp is a professional boxer. ... Damon Paul Huard (born July 9, 1973 in Yakima, Washington) is the starting quarterback of the National Football Leagues Kansas City Chiefs. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Basil James (May 18, 1920 - April 10, 1998) was an American jockey. ... A caricature of Sam Kinison exhibiting the aggression and anger of his stand-up comedy acts. ... Jacob Ralph Kupp (born March 12, 1941 in Pasadena, California) was a guard in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Craig Marion Kupp (born April 14, 1967 in Sunnyside, Washington) was an American football quarterback in the NFL for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Barbara La Marr (Reatha Dale Watson) (July 28, 1896 in Yakima, Washington – January 30, 1926 in Altadena, California) was a popular American stage and motion picture actress, cabaret artist and writer. ... Kyle MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959, in Yakima, Washington) is a Golden Globe award winning American actor. ... Debbie Macomber (born October 22, 1948) is a best-selling American author of over 100 romance novels and contemporary womens fiction. ... Philip Mahre (born May 10, 1957, Yakima, Washington, USA) is an American alpine ski racer, widely regarded as one of the greatest American skiers of all time. ... Basically an asshole with sticks on his feet. ... Arvo Ojala (January 21, 1920 in Seattle, Washington - July 1, 2005 in Gresham, Oregon) was a Hollywood advisor and expert quickdraw artist, frequently credited as a technical director but also working as an actor. ... Jim Pomeroy Jim Pomeroy (born November 16, 1952 in Sunnyside, Washington) was the first American to win a FIM international motocross race for points in 1973. ... Motocross traditionally took place (and still does) in wet weather, leading to muddy scenes like this and hence the term Scrambling. Photo from New Zealand. ... AMA is used as an abbreviation for the following: Academy of Model Aeronautics Alberta Motor Association American Management Association American Marketing Association American Medical Association American Motorcyclist Association American Music Awards Associación Médica Argentina Australian Medical Association Against medical advice - a patient that leaves a medical facility early... Will Sampson (September 27, 1933 - June 3, 1987) was a Native American Muscogee (Creek) actor and artist from Hitchita, Oklahoma. ... Kurt Schulz is a former American Football player in the National Football League. ... Melvin Leon Stottlemyre, Sr. ... Melvin Leon Stottlemyre, Jr. ... Todd Stottlemyre (born May 20, 1965 in Sunnyside, Washington) was a professional pitcher for 15 seasons in Major League Baseball playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Oakland Athletics, the St. ... Christopher Wiehl is an American actor born in Yikima, Washington, USA. He gratuated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dramatic arts. ...

Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... This article is about the city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Itayanagi (板柳町; -machi) is a town located in Kitatsugaru District, Aomori, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Derbent is built around a Sassanid fortress, the only one preserved in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Keelung City (Traditional Chinese: 基隆; Hanyu Pinyin: JÄ«lóng; Tongyong Pinyin: Jilóng; Wade-Giles: Chi-lung; POJ: Ke-lâng) is a provincial city of Taiwan, Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Idaho. ... An image taken from Heyburn, Idaho looking across the Snake River at Burley, Idaho. ...

References

  1. ^ State and City Quickfacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2006-11-13.
  2. ^ City of Yakima History. City of Yakima. Retrieved on 2006-12-28.
  3. ^ St. Joseph's Mission, Ahtanum Valley, Tampico vicinity, Yakima County, WA. Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. Retrieved on 2007-01-11.
  4. ^ Population of Cities, 1890 to 2000. State of Washington. Retrieved on 2007-01-12.
  5. ^ The Yakima Economy. Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved on 2007-01-11.
  6. ^ Kellogg, Aaron (November 16, 2006). Unused Mall To Become Upscale Apartments. KIMA news. Retrieved on 2007-02-03.
  7. ^ New osteopathic school planned for Yakima. Puget Sound Business Journal (April 14, 2005). Retrieved on 2007-02-03.
  8. ^ Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... HABS photograph: First Bank of the United States, Philadelphia HABS drawing: James Madisons Montpelier HAER photograph: Tacoma Narrows Bridge HALS drawing: Hale O Pi Ilani Heiau, Maui This article is about the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), a program of the U.S. National Park Service. ... The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) is an office of the National Park Service. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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