How're ya feelin'? I was born and raised right here in Yakima. Though I moved away for about 10 years I found my way back and glad I did. I love to cheerlead new restaurants and businesses coming to town. Also a fan of craft beer, being we live in the hop capital of the world. #ShopLocal #DrinkLocal I have three amazing kids, love breakfast cereal and am a huge retro gamer. I love new video games, too, but have a deep appreciation for the classics on systems like NES and Sega Genesis.
No Need to Travel to Thailand Now that Yakima Has Mango Sticky Rice
I've only tried Mango Sticky Rice once in my life. It was just shy of 10 years ago on a trip to Hawaii when there was a street vendor fair with a booth selling it. Admittedly I'm not much for mangos but the combination was sweet rice with mango was a perfect combination...
It is Illegal for You To Name Your Baby These Names in Washington State
Picking the name for your newborn is a very serious decision. You have to pick a name that's right for them, something that will keep them safe, yet, give them their own personality. Something that might make them stand out, yet, make them unique in their own way...
Five Ways to Save Gas While Getting Around Yakima
Gas prices are the highest many people have ever seen. Here are several ways you can keep your car at home while still doing the things you need to do around Yakima.
I Finally Found a Place that Serves Grits in Yakima
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest I never grew up with grits. Sure, I saw them in a box at grocery stores and even tried them once (wasn't impressed as a kid) however grits seems to be a staple dish in the south that just never bothered to find their way up north...
Washington Ranks in Top 10 for Best States for Women
If you're a woman in Washington state you're in a better place than most states out there. Source: WalletHub WalletHub looked at women's economic and social wellbeing as well as health care and safety and found that Washington state ranked 9th in the best place for women to live...
Never Mind Chic-fil-A, We Need a Jolibee Restaurant!
I was in Southern California over the weekend and a group of friends recommended Jolibee. It was a place I had heard of but never been. I thought they were specific restaurants to the Philipines. As it turns out they now have several locations in the United States...
This Classic 1985 Map of Yakima is Available for Download
Back in 1985 94.5 KATS and 1280 KIT released this map of Yakima. It was in celebration of Yakima's 100-year centennial. As a kid, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. This map featured sponsored locations of some great stores back then. I had a copy of this map and, a little while back, a friend reached out asking if I still had it so he could scan and touch it up to make reprints. As a way of
How is Yakima’s Average Credit Score Is? It’s Better Than You Think
Your credit score can affect a lot of things in your life from major purchases to applying for loans and so much more. How do you think Yakima's average credit score is? Admittedly I didn't think much of it but, to my surprise it was better than I expected.
Instacart Donates $50,000 to Richland Fred Meyer Employee’s GoFundMe
A few days ago a man opened fire inside the Fred Meyer in Richland, injuring one and killing another. Someone set up a GoFundMe to help cover the funeral costs for Justin Krumbah, the victim of this shooting. Support from all over Washington state and beyond has been tremendous...
Fascinating Look at what Life was Like in Yakima, Washington in the 1950’s [VIDEO]
I love finding gems like this. Someone grabbed a half an hour of footage of Yakima and a bit around the Yakima Valley and, fortunately for us, they uploaded the footage to YouTube.