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Let's defeat illiteracy, poverty, and ignorance." *** Ontario, Oregon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ontario, Oregon City Main Street (now Oregon Street) looking south, early 1920s Main Street (now Oregon Street) looking south, early 1920s Motto: Where Oregon Begins Location in Oregon Location in Oregon Coordinates: 44°1′37″N 116°58′7″WCoordinates: 44°1′37″N 116°58′7″W Country United States State Oregon County Malheur Incorporated 1899 Government • Mayor Leroy Cammack Area[1] • Total 5.17 sq mi (13.39 km2) • Land 5.17 sq mi (13.39 km2) • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2) Elevation 2,150 ft (655 m) Population (2010)[2] • Total 11,366 • Estimate (2012[3]) 11,143 • Density 2,198.5/sq mi (848.8/km2) Time zone Mountain (UTC-7) • Summer (DST) Mountain (UTC-6) ZIP code 97914 Area code(s) 541 FIPS code 41-54900[4] GNIS feature ID 1125001[5] Website www.ontariooregon.org Ontario is the largest city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. It lies along the Snake River at the Idaho border. The population was 11,366 at the 2010 census.[6] The city is the largest community in the region of far eastern Oregon, also known as the Western Treasure Valley. Ontario is the principal city of the Ontario, OR-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Malheur County in Oregon and Payette County in Idaho. Ontario is approximately halfway between Portland and Salt Lake City. It is the closest city to the Idaho border along Interstate 84. The city's slogan is "Where Oregon Begins". Contents 1 History 2 Geography 2.1 Climate 3 Demographics 3.1 2010 census 3.2 2000 census 4 Economy 5 Education 5.1 Public schools 5.2 Private schools 6 Media 7 Transportation 8 Notable people 9 Sister cities 10 See also 11 References 12 External links History This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (February 2014) Ontario was founded on June 11, 1883, by developers William Morfitt, Mary Richardson, Daniel Smith, and James Virtue. In March 1884, Richard Welch started a post office for the quarter of Ontario, so named by James Virtue after Ontario, Canada. Two months later Joseph Morton applied for a Morton post office at an island about one mile south of town, with Oscar Scott as postmaster. Unfortunately for Morton and Scott, merchants Morfitt and Richardson of Malheur City, gold miner Virtue, and lumberman Smith of Baker City acquired more land and were better financed. More importantly, Morfitt had negotiated a train depot for Ontario. All the settlers and speculators knew the railroad was coming and how important that would be to Ontario's future, so Scott closed his Morton post office and built a hotel at present-day Ontario. By December, Scott was Ontario's postmaster. The town continued to grow with the arrival of the Oregon Short Line Railroad in later 1884, and freight and passenger service were added to the town's offerings. Soon after, stock began arriving from Eastern Oregon's cattle ranches to Ontario's stockyard for transshipment to markets throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ontario became one of the largest stockyards in the West. In addition, the construction of the Nevada Ditch and other canals aided the burgeoning agricultural industry, adding those products to Ontario's exports. Ontario was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 11, 1899.[7] Geography Storm clouds leaving during a sunset over wheat fields in Ontario, Oregon. Wheat as well as onions are a popular crop in this area due to the arid climate.[8] Ontario is located at an elevation of 2,150 feet (660 m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.17 square miles (13.39 km2), all of it land.[1] Bully Creek Reservoir is about 25 miles (40 km) west of Ontario, accessed through Vale.[9] Climate According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ontario has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[10] Demographics Downtown Ontario Historical population Census Pop. %± 1890 200 — 1900 445 122.5% 1910 1,248 180.4% 1920 2,039 63.4% 1930 1,941 −4.8% 1940 3,551 82.9% 1950 4,465 25.7% 1960 5,101 14.2% 1970 6,523 27.9% 1980 8,814 35.1% 1990 9,392 6.6% 2000 10,985 17.0% 2010 11,366 3.5% Est. 2012 11,143 [11] −2.0% Sources:[6][12][13] 2010 census As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 11,366 people, 4,275 households, and 2,678 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,198.5 inhabitants per square mile (848.8 /km2). There were 4,620 housing units at an average density of 893.6 per square mile (345.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 69.5% White, 0.7% African American, 1.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 22.6% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 41.3% of the population. There were 4,275 households of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.28. The median age in the city was 32.1 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female. 2000 census As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 10,985 people, 4,084 households, and 2,634 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,459.3 people per square mile (948.8/km²). There were 4,436 housing units at an average density of 993.1 per square mile (383.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.27% White, 0.55% African American, 2.69% Asian, 0.88% Native American, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 23.09% from other races, and 3.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.05% of the population. There were 4,084 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% 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 3.30. In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,173, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $29,775 versus $21,967 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,683. About 16.4% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over. Economy This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (December 2006) Southwest 4th Avenue overlooking Holy Rosary Medical Center The region's primary industry is the cultivation of russet potatoes, sugar beets, and onions. The Heinz Frozen Food Company (formerly Ore-Ida), a subsidiary of H. J. Heinz Company, processes locally grown potatoes, and annually produces over 600,000,000 pounds (270,000,000 kg) million pounds (272 million kg) of 75 different potato products, while employing approximately 1,000.[14] Ontario also has a growing retail-based economy which attracts shoppers from throughout the county and from Idaho's Payette County, particularly from the nearby cities of Payette, Fruitland, and New Plymouth. Big-box retailers Wal-Mart and Home Depot dominate the retail sector, however, the lack of a sales tax in the state attracts relocating retailers and shoppers from Idaho communities. Ontario also attracts employees, who benefit from a minimum wage that as of 2012 was 21% higher than the one paid in Idaho. The Four Rivers Cultural Center, which was named by John and Chaundra Cammack, was named after the Snake, Malheur, Owyhee and Payette rivers, has a museum that traces the history of settlement in the area by the Northern Paiutes and Basque, Japanese American, Eskimos, Hispanic and European American immigrants. The center's theater and conference center contribute regional dollars to the local economy, as does Treasure Valley Community College, located near the cultural center. St. Alphonsus Medical Center is a 49-bed, acute-care hospital, serving Ontario and the surrounding communities in Eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho; it is part of the hospital system of Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho.[15] Ontario's role as a regional center of economic growth is challenged by the westward expansion of Boise, about fifty miles east of the city. While Oregon's lack of a sales tax is an asset, the state's land use laws make it hard for the city to grow a property tax base and match the pace of development seen across the state line in Idaho. An article in the August 14, 2005 edition of The Oregonian noted that half of the staff of the Snake River Correctional Institution, Oregon's largest state prison and a large Ontario employer, live in Idaho, commuting daily across the state line. The article also noted that the land use laws that protect farmland across the state work to a farmer's disadvantage if farmers cannot find a way to compete profitably. Education Ontario is served by the Ontario School District (8C) public schools and by private schools. Public schools Ontario High School 9-12 Ontario Middle School 7-8 Aiken Elementary K-5 Alameda Elementary K-6 Cairo Elementary K-5 May Roberts Elementary K-6 Pioneer Elementary K-5 Private schools Treasure Valley Christian School Pre K-11 St. Peter's Catholic School K-6 Four Rivers Community School (charter school) K-8 Media Ontario's daily paper is the Argus Observer. Transportation Bus Snake River Transit provides public transportation between points in Ontario and nearby Fruitland and Payette.[16] The Eastern Point is an intercity bus offering service between Bend and Ontario.[17] Greyhound Lines offers service east and west on I-84 from Ontario.[18] Air Ontario Municipal Airport Highway Interstate 84 - Portland - Boise - Ogden Notable people Madeline DeFrees, poet Tom Edens, MLB pitcher Erik Fisher, skier Sally Flynn, also known as Sally Hart, singer on The Lawrence Welk Show Charles C. Gossett, Idaho politician Joel Hardin, Border Patrol agent and mantraker Denny Jones, former congressman and rancher Randall B. Kester, Oregon judge Phyllis McGinley, children's author Elmo Smith, former newspaper editor, mayor of Ontario and governor of Oregon Leland Evan Thomas, WWII pilot killed in action at Guadalcanal David Wilcox, NFL linebacker Sister cities Ontario has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:[19] Japan Ōsakasayama, Osaka, Japan See also Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot References "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-02. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. Leeds, W. H. (1899). "Special Laws". The State of Oregon General and Special Laws and Joint Resolutions and Memorials Enacted and Adopted by the Twentieth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly (Salem, Oregon: State Printer): 683. Ontario Chamber of Commerce, History Ontario, Oregon (September, 2008). GoNorthwest.com Climate Summary for Ontario, Oregon "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 214. "Subcounty population estimates: Oregon 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-04-29.[dead link] Worksource Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development - Workforce Partners About Us Snake River Transit | Public Transit Serving Malheur and Payette Counties "Eastern Point Schedule". TAC Transportation. Retrieved July 24, 2011. "Greyhound". "Ontario, Oregon". Interactive City Directory. Sister Cities International. Retrieved 8 May 2013. External links Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Ontario (Oregon). Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ontario, Oregon. Ontario Chamber of Commerce Ontario information from the Oregon Blue Book Panoramic photos of Ontario from the Library of Congress 1930s-1940s farming photos of Ontario from the Library of Congress Municipalities and communities of Malheur County, Oregon, United States State of Oregon Categories: Ontario, Oregon Cities in Oregon Cities in Malheur County, Oregon Populated places established in 1883 Ontario, Oregon micropolitan area Basque-American culture in Oregon 1883 establishments in Oregon Related articles
Donate to 227's™ Basketball Camps - Yakima, WA (Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 - Yakima, WA) NBA Mix! Donate To Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 (Yakima, WA) - The Chili' Basketball & Education Cause "It's A Slam Dunk!" Jamaal Al-Din's Hoops 227 Youth Basketball Camps gives the 227's™ Academic Credit (25% discount) to parents who are currently enrolled in college, have a college degree or have taken a minimum of 25 credits (about 2 semesters); as part of the Jamaal Al-Din Education Initiative @ boiselibrarian.com *** Be part of the Jamaal Al-Din Education Initiative - Donate Now! *** "Education makes America (Yakima, WA) a better place to live and play basketball. Let's defeat illiteracy, poverty, and ignorance." *** Yakima, Washington From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Yakima Washington) "Yakima" redirects here. For other uses, see Yakima (disambiguation). Yakima City City of Yakima Yakima viewed from Lookout Point Yakima viewed from Lookout Point Official seal of Yakima Seal Nickname(s): The Palm Springs of Washington, The Heart of Central Washington Location of Yakima in Washington Location of Yakima in Washington Coordinates: 46°36′N 120°30′W Country United States State Washington County Yakima Incorporated December 10, 1883 Government • Type Council-Manager • Manager Tony O'Rourke • Mayor Micah Cawley Area[1] • City 27.69 sq mi (71.72 km2) • Land 27.18 sq mi (70.40 km2) • Water 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2) 1.84% Elevation 1,066 ft (325 m) Population (2010)[2] • City 91,067 • Estimate (2012[3]) 93,101 • Density 3,350.5/sq mi (1,293.6/km2) • Urban 129,534 • Metro 261,102 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 53-80010[4] GNIS feature ID 1509643[5] Website www.yakimawa.gov Yakima (/ˈjækɨmɑː/ or /ˈjækɨmə/) is a US city located about 60 miles southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. Yakima is the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, and the state's eighth largest city by population. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 91,067 and a metropolitan population of 243,231.[6] The unincorporated suburban areas of West Valley and Terrace Heights are considered a part of greater Yakima.[7] Yakima is situated in the Yakima Valley, an extremely productive agricultural region noted for apple, wine and hop production. As of 2011, the Yakima Valley produces 77% of all hops grown in the United States.[8] The name Yakima originates from the Yakama Nation, located south of the city. Contents 1 History 2 Geography 2.1 Yakima region 2.2 Bodies of water 2.3 Climate 3 Demographics 3.1 2010 census 4 Culture 4.1 All America City Award 4.2 Festivals and Fairs 4.3 Sports 5 Transportation 5.1 Roads and highways 5.2 Public transport 5.3 Airport 6 Economy 7 Tourism 8 Education 8.1 High schools 8.1.1 Public schools 8.2 Homeschooling 8.2.1 Private schools 8.3 Post-secondary schools 9 Media 10 Notable current and former residents 11 In popular culture 12 Sister cities 13 References 14 Further reading 15 External links History Armistice Day on Yakima Avenue The Yakama people were the first known 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.[9] A Catholic Mission was established in Ahtanum, southwest of present-day Yakima, in 1847.[10] The arrival of settlers and their conflicts with the natives resulted in the Yakima War. The U.S. Army established Fort Simcoe in 1856 near present-day White Swan as a response to the uprising. The Yakamas were defeated and forced to relocate to 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. On October 2, 2006 a large fire in a warehouse operated by S.S. Steiner Inc, destroyed most of the building and about 10,000 bales of hops, which represented about 4% of the total US production. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.69 square miles (71.72 km2), of which, 27.18 square miles (70.40 km2) is land and 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2) is water.[1] Yakima is 344.392 meters above mean sea level. Yakima region 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. 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. With these cities included in the immediate area, population within 20 miles of the city is over 123,000. Other nearby cities include Moxee, Tieton, Cowiche, Wiley City, Tampico, Gleed, and Naches in the Upper Valley, as well as Wapato, Toppenish, Zillah, Harrah, White Swan, Parker, Buena, Outlook, 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 (16 km) walking and cycling trail, a park, and a wildlife sanctuary are located at the river's edge. 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. Climate Yakima has a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with a Mediterranean precipitation pattern. Winters are cold, with December the coolest month, with a mean temperature of 28.5 °F (−1.9 °C).[11] Annual average snowfall is 21.7 inches (55.1 cm).,[11] with most occurring in December and January, when the snow depth averages 2–3 inches. There are 22 days per year in which the high does not surpass freezing, and 2.3 nights where the low is 0 °F (−18 °C) or lower.[11] Springtime warming is very gradual, with the average last freeze of the season May 13. Summer days are hot, but the diurnal temperature variation is large, exceeding 35 °F (19 °C) during that season; there are 34 days of 90 °F (32 °C)+ highs annually and 3.2 days of 100 °F (38 °C)+ highs. Autumn cooling is very rapid, with the average first freeze of the season occurring on September 30. Due to the city's location in a rain shadow, precipitation, at an average of 8.22 inches (209 mm) annually, is low year-round,[11] but especially during summer. Extreme temperatures have ranged from −25 °F (−32 °C) in February 1950, to 110 °F (43 °C) in August 1971.[12] [hide]Climate data for Yakima, Washington (1981–2010 normals) Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °F (°C) 68 (20) 69 (21) 80 (27) 92 (33) 102 (39) 105 (41) 109 (43) 110 (43) 100 (38) 88 (31) 73 (23) 67 (19) 110 (43) Average high °F (°C) 38.6 (3.7) 46.3 (7.9) 56.2 (13.4) 63.8 (17.7) 72.4 (22.4) 79.5 (26.4) 87.9 (31.1) 86.8 (30.4) 78.0 (25.6) 63.9 (17.7) 47.9 (8.8) 35.8 (2.1) 63.1 (17.3) Average low °F (°C) 23.3 (−4.8) 25.9 (−3.4) 30.1 (−1.1) 34.4 (1.3) 41.9 (5.5) 48.3 (9.1) 53.3 (11.8) 51.8 (11) 43.5 (6.4) 34.1 (1.2) 26.8 (−2.9) 21.3 (−5.9) 36.2 (2.3) Record low °F (°C) −21 (−29) −25 (−32) −1 (−18) 18 (−8) 25 (−4) 30 (−1) 34 (1) 35 (2) 24 (−4) 4 (−16) −13 (−25) −17 (−27) −25 (−32) Precipitation inches (mm) 1.13 (28.7) .78 (19.8) .62 (15.7) .55 (14) .58 (14.7) .62 (15.7) .21 (5.3) .26 (6.6) .36 (9.1) .53 (13.5) 1.05 (26.7) 1.53 (38.9) 8.22 (208.7) Snowfall inches (cm) 5.5 (14) 2.5 (6.4) .7 (1.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) .1 (0.3) 3.4 (8.6) 9.4 (23.9) 21.7 (55.1) Avg. precipitation days 9.5 7.5 6.4 5.8 6.2 5.2 2.4 2.3 3.2 4.7 8.6 10.1 71.9 Avg. snowy days 4.3 2.2 .7 .1 0 0 0 0 0 .1 1.7 6.2 15.3 Source: NOAA (extremes 1946–present)[11] Demographics Main article: Demographics of Yakima Historical population Census Pop. %± 1890 1,535 — 1900 3,154 105.5% 1910 14,082 346.5% 1920 18,539 31.7% 1930 22,101 19.2% 1940 27,221 23.2% 1950 38,486 41.4% 1960 42,284 9.9% 1970 45,588 7.8% 1980 49,826 9.3% 1990 54,843 10.1% 2000 71,845 31.0% 2010 91,067 26.8% Est. 2011 92,512 1.6% Source:[13]U.S. Decennial Census The median household income was $39,706. The per capita income was $20,771. 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line. 2010 census As of the census[14] of 2010, there were 91,067 people with 33,074 households, and 21,411 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,350.5 people per square mile. There were 34,829 housing units at an average density of 1,281.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 67.1% White, 1.7% African American, 2.0% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 23.3% from other races, and 4.4% from two or more races. 41.3% were Hispanic or Latino, of any race.[15] 19.1% of the population had a Bachelor's degree or higher.[16] There were 33,074 households of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.3. 28.3% of the population was under the age of 18 and 13.1% were 65 years or older. The median age was 33.9 years. 50.7% of the population was female. [Note, this is the official census, without illegal immigrant population. Estimates for illegals range from 30,000 to 40,000.] Culture Cultural activities and events take place throughout the year. The Yakima Valley Museum houses exhibits related to the region’s natural and cultural history, a restored soda fountain, and periodic special exhibitions. Downtown Yakima’s historic Capitol Theatre and Seasons Performance Hall, as well as the West-side’s Allied Arts Center, present numerous musical and stage productions. Larson Gallery housed at Yakima Valley Community College present six diverse art exhibitions each year. 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. All America City Award In 1994, the City of Yakima received the All-America City Award, given by the National Civic League. Ten U.S. cities receive this award per year. Festivals and Fairs Central Washington State Fair, held each year in late September at State Fair Park. Yakima Folklife Festival,[17] held the second week of July at Franklin Park. Fresh Hop Ale Festival,[18] held each October in Downtown Yakima. Sports The Sun Dome was home to the Warriors and Sun Kings. The Yakima Mavericks are a Minor League football team in the Pacific Football League and plays at Marquette Stadium. The Yakima Reds were a soccer team in the USL Premier Development League that played at Marquette Stadium. The Yakima Beetles American Legion baseball team, 3-time World Champions. Transportation Roads and highways U.S. Route 12 crosses through the city from White Pass. U.S. Route 97 joins I-82 from Yakima for approximately 40 miles (64 km) 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. Public transport Yakima Transit services Yakima, Selah, Union Gap, west Valley and Terrace Heights, as well as several daily trips to Ellensburg. There are also free intercity bus systems between adjacent Union Gap and nearby Toppenish, Wapato, White Swan, and Ellensburg.[19] Airport Yakima's airport, McAllister Field, operates commercial flights by Alaska Airlines to Seattle. The airport is home to numerous private aircraft, and is a popular test site for military jets and Boeing test flights. Several businesses are located at the airport including Hertz Car Rental, Budget Rent a Car, Airporter Shuttle, Cub Crafters and several freight companies. 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. Most of the nation's hops, a key ingredient in the production of beer, are also grown in the Yakima Valley. 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. Largest employers in the Yakima area[20] Employer Type Persons employed 1. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Hospital 2,200 2. Yakima School District School district (Education) 1,736 3. Walmart Department store 1,587 4. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services State government (Social services) 1,400 5. Yakima County County government 1,213 6. Del Monte Foods Fruit processing 1,200 7. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Hospital 1,181 8. Yakima Regional Medical & Cardiac Center Hospital 942 9. Yakima Training Center United States Army (Military) 850 10. AB Foods Beef processing 850 11. Yakima Valley Community College Education 761 12. City of Yakima City government 711 13. Yakama Legends Casino Casino 634 14. Washington State Department of Transportation State government 555 15. Tree Top, Inc. Fruit processing 540 Downtown Yakima, long the retail hub of the region, has undergone many changes since the late 1990s. Three major department stores, and an entire shopping mall that is now closed for business, have been replaced with Whirlpool Corporation and Adaptis call-centers and several hotels. The retail core of the region has since 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. One part of this effort has been the Downtown Futures Initiative.[21] 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. 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,[18] a weekly Farmers' Market,[22] and the Hot Shots 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.[23] 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). The Yakima Training Center between Yakima and Ellensburg, is a United States Army training center, used for maneuver training, land warrior system testing and live fire area Artillery units from the Canadian Armed Forces based in British Columbia, as well as the Japan Ground Self Defense Force conduct annual training in Yakima. Japanese soldiers train in Yakima because it allows for large-scale live fire maneuvers not available in Japan. Similarly, it is the closest impact area for the Canadian Gunners, the next closest being in Wainwright Alberta. Tourism In the early 2000s, the city of Yakima, in conjunction with multiple city organizations, began revitalization and preservation efforts in downtown Yakima. The Downtown Yakima Futures Initiative tasked themselves with making strategic public investments in sidewalks, lighting and landscaping to serve as economic development catalysts. As a result, local businesses featuring regional produce, wines, and beers among other products have returned to the downtown area. Many of these business are located on Front Street, Yakima Avenue and 1st Street.[citation needed] A pair of historic trolleys operate during summers along five miles (8 km) of tracks of the former Yakima Valley Transportation Company through the Yakima Gap connecting Yakima and Selah. The Yakima Valley Trolleys organization, incorporated in 2001, operates the trolleys and a museum for the City of Yakima. Education The city of Yakima is served in the field of education by three K-12 public school districts, several private schools, and three post-secondary schools. High schools Public schools There are five high schools in the Yakima School District. Davis High School, a 4A high school with about 2,100 students Eisenhower High School, a 4A high school with about 1,900 students Stanton Academy Yakima Online High School Yakima has a branch of the Christa McAuliffe Academy, which is a Washington ALE Public School ACHIEVE Online. It offers 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 Endeavour, as great role models. Outside the city: West Valley High School, which is in the West Valley School District. It is a division 3A school with a total student population of just over 1,500. On the eastern side of the city, just east of Terrace Heights, is East Valley High School, which is in the East Valley School District. It is a 2A school with about 1,000 students in the student body. Homeschooling Yakima is home to over 250 homeschooling families, and the Christian Association of Parent Educators (CAPE), established in 1981, is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization and the central resource group for several co-operative learning groups, as well as hosting an annual Family Learning Conference and field trips. Yakima Organized Unschoolers, The Yakima chapter of Unschooling United is a support group for Unschooling families and welcomes unschoolers regardless of their religious affiliation. Private schools La Salle High School, located in Union Gap, is a Catholic high school in the 1A division and enrolls about 200 students Riverside Christian School, located near East Valley High School, is a private K-12 Christian school. Riverside Christian is also a 2B school with around 200 students in grades 9-12. Yakima Adventist Christian School serves Kindergarten through 10th grade. St. Paul Cathedral School, is a private K-8 school with roughly 250 students. St. Joseph Marquette, is a private Pre-K-8th grade school. Has about the same number of students as St. Paul's. St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox School, is a private school. Oakridge Montessori school, serves 18 months through 8th grade. Westpark Christian Academy, serves Preschool-12th grade, with around 80 students. Selah Covenant Christian School and Agapeland Preschool serve preschool-4th grade with around 100 students. Grace Lutheran School serves Preschool to 8th grade. Post-secondary schools Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) is one of the oldest community colleges in the state of Washington. Founded in 1928, YVCC is a public, two-year institution of higher education which is a part of one of the comprehensive community college systems in the nation. The college offers programs in adult basic education, English-as-a-second-language, lower division arts and sciences, professional and technical education, transfer degrees to in-state universities, and community services.[citation needed] Perry Technical Institute is a private, non-profit school of higher learning located in the city since 1939. Perry students learn trades such as automotive technology, instrumentation, information technology, HVAC, electrical, machining, office administration, medical coding, and legal assistant/paralegal. Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences opened in the fall of 2008,[24] and graduated its first class of osteopathic physicians (D.O.) in 2012. The university has plans to open a PsyD program (clinical psychology) and a masters program in physician assistant studies.[25] The first college on the 42.5-acre (172,000 m2) campus is home to the first medical school approved in the Pacific Northwest in over sixty years and trains physicians with an osteopathic emphasis. The mission of the medical school is to train primary care physicians who are committed to serving the rural and underserved communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The college is housed in a state-of-the-art 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) facility.[26] Media See also: Category:Media in Yakima, Washington Yakima is served by a diverse variety of print and broadcast media. The Yakima Herald-Republic is the primary daily newspaper in the area. According to Arbitron, the Yakima metropolitan area is the 197th largest radio market in the US, serving a metropolitan population of 196,500.[27] Yakima is part of the 123rd largest television viewing market area which includes viewers in Pasco, Richland and Kennewick.[28] Notable current and former residents Oleta Adams, Singer[29] Jamie Allen, Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball player[30] Mario Batali, Celebrity chef[31] Vicky Brago-Mitchell, Artist Bryan Caraway, Mixed martial artist Raymond Carver, Author William Charbonneau, Founder of Tree Top Apple Juice Beverly Cleary, Author Harlond Clift, Major League Baseball player Cary Conklin, NFL Football player Kiara Diane, Pornographic actress[32] Garret Dillahunt, Actor[33] Dr. Dan Doornink, NFL football player William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice[31] Dave Edler, Former Major League Baseball player, Yakima Mayor Kathryn Gustafson, Artist Gordon Haines, Former NASCAR driver Scott Hatteberg, Major League Baseball player Joe Hipp, Professional boxer Damon Huard, NFL football player Robert Ivers, Actor Harry Jefferson, Former NASCAR driver Sam Kinison, Actor and comedian[32] Larry Knechtel, Grammy Award-winning musician [34] Craig Kupp, NFL Football player Jake Kupp, NFL Football player Robert Lucas, Jr., Nobel prize-winning economist Paige Mackenzie, Professional golfer Kyle MacLachlan, Actor[32] Debbie Macomber, Author Phil Mahre, Olympics medal-winning skier Steve Mahre, Olympic medal-winning skier Barbara La Marr, Actress and writer[32] Mitch Meluskey, Major League Baseball player Don Mosebar, NFL football player James "Jimmy" Nolan, Jr., Former host of Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse[35] Arvo Ojala, Actor and artist Jim Pomeroy, Motocross racer Gary Puckett, Singer, 1960s pop artist of Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Pete Rademacher, Olympic and professional boxer Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur Will Sampson, Actor and artist[36] Kurt Schulz, NFL football player Mel Stottlemyre, Major League Baseball player Mel Stottlemyre, Jr., Major League Baseball player Todd Stottlemyre, Major League Baseball player Thelma Johnson Streat, Artist Taylor Stubblefield, Football player Bob Wells, Major League Baseball player Miesha Tate, Mixed martial artist Christopher Wiehl, Actor[32] Lis Wiehl, Author and legal analyst[32] Chief Yowlachie, Native American actor[32] In popular culture In an episode of Cheers, Eddie LeBec phones Carla Tortelli from the bus station in Yakima while touring with his ice show. In an episode of Seinfeld, Jerry, George, and Elaine are all at the diner, and Jerry mentions sarcastically that Elaine is dating a man from Yakima. The man was actually from Seattle. In the movie Extreme Days, the guys go to Yakima to visit Corey Ng's grandparents. In the movie Ray, one of Ray Charles' concerts takes place in Yakima. In the Kenan & Kel episode "Housesitter", Chris mentions going to (a fictional) "Yakima Springs" with his mother. In an episode of iCarly, Carly's grandfather comes to take her to his home in Yakima because he thinks that Carly's brother Spencer has not been responsible enough with her. In the 2006 movie Outsourced the lead character Todd Anderson says his parents live in Yakima. In the documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage they[who?] mention going through Yakima while touring. In True Blood Steve Newlin mentions that Elvis was spotted in a 7-Eleven in Yakima. In Rats Saw God the Protagonist's Father was born here. In the episode "Wrestling With The Devil" of Investigation Discovery's series I'd Kill For You, Yakima is the setting. Sister cities Mexico Morelia, Mexico Japan Itayanagi, Japan Russia Derbent, Russia Mexico Ensenada, Mexico ?[citation needed] Taiwan Keelung, Taiwan United States Burley, Idaho References "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-01. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Washington's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting" (.xls). U.S. Census Bureau. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-03-26. "State and City Quickfacts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2006-11-13. 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Clarke.Available online through the Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection External links Portal icon Washington portal Wikimedia Commons has media related to Yakima, Washington. Official City Website Official Visitors and Convention Bureau Committee for Downtown Yakima Yakima, Washington at DMOZ Coordinates: 46°36′N 120°30′W Municipalities and communities of Yakima County, Washington, United States State of Washington Categories: Cities in Washington (state) Yakima, Washington Cities in Yakima County, Washington County seats in Washington (state) Populated places established in 1847

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