9 Apr 2018

Russell Jim's influence felt far beyond Yakima Valley

Russell Jim was born in 1935, a decade before the public found out about the Hanford nuclear reservation’s role in the development of the atomic bomb, and two decades before The Dalles Dam would back up water over Celilo Falls, a Columbia River fishing site that was a linchpin of Yakama Nation culture.

8 Apr 2018

Lets Make Wa'paas class set for Monday on Heritage Huniversity Campus

New and experienced wa'paas weavers are welcome at a class set for Monday evening on the campus of Heritage University.

7 Apr 2018

Russell Jim, environmental champion and Yakama elder, dead at 82

A Yakama Nation elder, long regarded as a man with a deep understanding of his tribe’s culture and the environment, has died.Russell Jim died Saturday morning at age 82, according to David Humphreys of Valley Hills Funeral Home in Zillah.

31 Mar 2018

Easter Eggstravaganza at Heritage University

Scenes from the Easter Eggstravaganza, a free Easter egg hunt, at Heritage University, 3240 Fort Road in Toppenish, Wash. on Saturday, March 31, 2018. More than 30,000 Easter eggs are filled with candy for children ages 1 to 12.

30 Mar 2018

RSVP: One Love event brings fashion, art and fabulous to downtown

Imagine walking along Yakima Avenue on a relatively chilly early spring night when the sky is overcast and the possibility of snow still exists.