John Riggs was born and raised in Yakima. He moved away from Washington state for about 10 years, but moved back home, bringing along his wife and three kids. You'll find John in town snapping photos when he's covering new business openings, especially restaurants. He loves to help spread the word, and to encourage folks to shop local first. John also loves to travel, always looking for quick weekend getaways, attending events, and fan expos around the country. Don't be too shy to say, "Hi!"
More Snow in the Weeks Ahead in Yakima, but It Won’t Stick… For Now
Unseasonably cold temperatures have Yakima residents wondering if they'll experience snow. Though it wasn't as widespread as some hoped, more snow could be on the horizon.
$500 Fine for Using a Snow Blower During These Hours in Washington and Oregon
In the coming months the snow will start to fall and, in lieu of using a snow shovel, you may opt to use a snow blower. They're big handy, they're neat, they come with more power, and, if you use it during a certain time frame, you may be fined $500 for your efforts...
Do This and Get a $500 Fine when Driving Over Snoqualmie Pass
Know before you go. That's the mantra you should carry with you any time you leave Yakima, especially going over any mountain pass like Snoqualmie, Satus or any other road, really, going anywhere out of town. Yakima is fortunate to be in a valley sometimes uneffected by elements at times...
Yakima’s Original ‘Kwik Lok’ Bread Clip is Getting a Change After 70+ Years
Kwik Loks priority is helping their customers make advances in sustainability and reducing their environmental impact with products utilizing PostConsumer Recycled PCRmaterial and recyclable materials.
Job Seekers Reap Benefits Of Washington’s Robust Job Market
Washington has been chosen as the top state for jobs according to research conducted by Wallet Hub. With a strong economic environment and high pay plus robust employment protections, it is no surprise Washington came out on top.
Yakima’s Kyle MacLachlan Shows First Look at New ‘Fallout’ Series
The Fallout video game franchise has lasted many years and are a favorite of many gamers around the world. It's no surprise that they'd make a movie or tv show about this very popular game. Coming next year the Fallout series is going to be on Amazon Prime and, to my enjoyment, Yakima's very own Kyle MacLachlan is going to be one of the stars of this series...
Hobby Lobby Stores in WA, OR, CA No Longer Carrying Hanukkah Items
I heard this was happening but I have to admit, I didn't think it was real. I didn't doubt it would or wouldn't happen, but thought it was just more of a 'haha, what if' type of headline. Curiosity got the best of me so I did what most might do, went straight to Snopes to find out if it was fact or fiction...
Recall Alert: These Creme-Filled Cookies May Put You in a Hospital
Often we we talk about food recalls it's because there may be traces of hazardous materials like wood pieces of metal shavings or something of that nature. This is one of the first times I've heard of a voluntary food recall because some packs of cookies may be packed with another flavor of cookies from the same company...
Let’s Try New Sprite: Winter Spiced Cranberry [TASTE TEST]
There isn't a holiday spread in the United States that doesn't include Sprite of some sort. Fantastic by itself but the perfect compliment to any mixed drink or holiday punch or what any family may have as a tradition in their home. Sprite just hits different during the Christmas season and with the addition of a limited edition flavor of winter spiced cranberry, that name, alone, just screams tha
Washington Ranked 10th for Best School Lunches. CA is Last Place
School lunches seemed to have barely evolved from when I was in school. You got your tray and your dietician approved meal of sorts or, in some family's cases, they'll pack a lunch from home to skip the lunch line. Seems like Washington ain't a bad place to be for school lunches, believe it or not...
Yakima to Welcome New Cigar Bar w/ Virtual Golf in the Old Jackson’s Location
Jackson's Sports Bar and Clubhouse Lounge was a staple establishment in Yakima for many years. Conveniently located on 48th and Tieton which appealed to sports fan, young adults, people who loved to party on holidays, and even families who enjoyed great food...
Washington State Unclaimed Property Site Aids In Claiming Inheritance
Washington State Unclaimed Property website lets people search for lost property. Claimed without proof of ownership, may receive a small payment. Learn the story of one person who inherited and received a small payment.