Photos of the Year – TJ Mullinax, 2010
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The driver of a 2006 Honda CRV is being extracted after the vehicle was hit traveling eastbound on Tieton Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. by a 1999 Subaru Legacy that was attempting to turn onto Queen Avenue on Dec. 6, 2010, in Yakima Wash.
Cary Campbell from the Daughters of the American Revolution tightens one of over 1,500 wreaths during the nationwide Wreaths Across America event on Dec. 11, 2010, at Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima, Wash. This is the third year Campbell has participated along with Civil Air Patrol in the event to honor fallen soldiers.
Lightning fills the sky during a brief storm about 12:40 a.m. on July 31, 2010 while street lights illuminate Saint Paul's Cathedral in Yakima, Wash.
Deken Schoenberg ropes a calf while Caleb McMillan stands aside during the tie-down roping event at the Toppenish Rodeo on July 2, 2010. Twelve-year-old McMillian, from Soap Lake, said his well-worn boots have "done everything -- been everywhere," McMillian said. The two-day rodeo falls on the Fourth of July weekend called "cowboy Christmas" where competitors try to attend as many events as possible to earn prize winnings and rodeo points.
Victor Garcia from Frank's Tire Factory in Selah, Wash. prepares a set of studded tires after they were allowed on Washington roads early on Oct. 26, 2010. Studded tires normally aren't permitted until Nov. 1.
Paragliding fans from around the Northwest converged on the Yakima River Canyon for an annual autumn "Baldy (Bute) Fly-in" on Sept. 25, 2010, about 15 miles north of Selah, Wash. The group, led by Yakima area flyers, rent out the top of the 3,200 high Baldy Bute to stage and take off and a field at the base of the canyon to land. Most flyers are from the west coast and several others travel down from British Columbia for the weekend.
Michelle Roberts recounts a rollover accident to fellow witness Mike Lane on the eastbound off-ramp of U.S. Hwy 12 and 40th Avenue Monday, March 15, 2010. Roberts said she was frightened as the eastbound white minivan left the highway, rolled over the off-ramp and was struck by Roberts.
The morning sun shimmers in the waves of heat rising from a fire at the old Boise Cascade mill site in Yakima, Wash. July 21, 2010.
Attorney J.J. Sandlin, left, and Tuscan Sands owner Jamie Muffett take a moment to talk between public hearings on Muffett's proposed strip club application with the City of Yakima on May 29, 2010. The map in the background shows where in the city adult businesses may be located.
Julie Trumble, the "hair coordinator" and vice president of the Valley Theater Company, prepares actress Mari Page for her role in "Don't Dress for Dinner" at the Princess Theatre in Prosser Wash. on Feb. 14, 2010. Small town theaters like the Princess struggle to make ends meet to ensure the shows go on.