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The Department of Natural Resources Says ‘No More Volunteers’

State Department of Natural Resources officials are closing down volunteer-intake centers and saying they have all the help they need to fight Washington's largest fire ever -- the Okanogan Complex.

Thousands of volunteers have gone through crash-course fire training, helped operate heavy equipment and directed other other volunteers to community service opportunities since the call for help went out last week, but for the moment the needs are being met DNR announced in a Thursday morning tweet.

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Tieton River ‘Flip-Flop’ is Coming — Best Whitewater Rafting of the Year!

It's a late-summer tradition around the Yakima Valley: the annual Tieton River "flip-flop."

Every September, the Bureau of Reclamation opens Tieton Dam to release water that's been stored in Rimrock Lake all summer -- so it's nice and warm.

But the best part? The released water creates some of the best whitewater rafting you're gonna see!

It's

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Blake Noble, Uphill Both Ways and These Guitars Say Sorry Help Downtown Summer Nights Call It a Season [PHOTOS]

You could feel it Thursday night along Fourth Street, blowing gently down Yakima Avenue and breezing east toward Terrace Heights: Summer isn't over, but its days are numbered.

Time to fold up the tents on another year of Downtown Summer Nights

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Post Your #moxeehopfestselfie and Win an Apple Watch!

Hey, if you're at this weekend's Moxee Hop Festival, you're taking selfies anyway, right?

So why not get something for it? Like, say, an Apple Watch!

Yup -- simply take your selfie and post it with the hashtag #MoxeeHopFestSelfie

If we pick your pic, you win an Apple Watch Sport 38 mm!

Take your pic anywhere you like, including at our booth at Moxee City Park -- we've got props and a backdrop you can use.

See you at t

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Aug. 3 Is National Watermelon Day — Top 4 Recipes

It is going to be another hot one in Central Washington -- maybe 100 degrees. And the perfect food for a day this hot is watermelon!

So maybe it's no coincidence that Aug. 3 happens to be National Watermelon Day. Either way, I have a few watermelon recipes that'll be perfect -- no matter how you slice it.

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Hot Water Killing Sockeye Salmon In Columbia River

I am an avid fisherman. When the sockeye salmon started returning from the ocean I was beyond ecstatic! But Mother Nature has a different plan for the sockeyes other than being caught for food! The water in the Columbia River is so hot this summer that a lot of the fish are dying.

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