Free Earth Day cleanup for Yakima neighborhood

People living in a portion of the north-central section of Yakima will have the opportunity to help spruce up their neighborhoods on Earth Day during a one-day community cleanup event on Saturday, April 22nd.  More than 300 volunteers from Yakima area churches, schools, and other organizations will also be pitching in to support the event.

Big Pines recreation site fully open

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has fully opened all the campsites at its Big Pines recreation site within the Yakima River Canyon. The partial closure happens every winter due to reduced off-season staffing and lower visitor use.

Exhibit brings awareness to human trafficking in Tri-Cities community

Human trafficking is an issue that affects millions of victims around the world, but it often goes unnoticed. Washington State University Tri- Cities and non-profit Christian organization, Mirror Ministries, partner every year to create SOLD: The Human Trafficking Experience, an exhibit that makes trafficking personal for visitors.

Annual Fire Ops Training shows daily work of a firefighter

Fire Ops Training 101 is an annual event by the International Association of Firefighters that gives the public a glimpse into the daily life of firefighters. Policy makers and public officials are taken through six real-life fire training exercises to bring awareness and understanding to fire department needs throughout the state.