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A Busy Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off the Summer for Yakima Valley

People typically come to the Yakima Valley for the sunshine, but lately the weather seems to be resembling the west side of the state. However, that did not stop people from enjoying their holiday

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Yakima Valley Trolleys Association Developing Plans to Restore Trolley Line

The Yakima Valley Trolley Association is making moves to develop and restore the trolley line.

Volunteers hosted their first fundraiser Saturday. Their goal? to raise as much money as they can.

they are opening the line to Selah within the next month and all proceeds from Saturday's event go towards the project

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Yakima Valley Tourism Welcomes Visitors to Wine and Ag Country

Welcome to the tourism season in the Yakima Valley. It is an industry that brings in millions of dollars and employs thousands of people in the Yakima County. Katie Heaverlo is Director of Tourism for the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau who says besides the wine and sunshine visitors come to the valley for the agriculture and the chance to pick fresh fruit

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High School Basketball Tournaments Scores an Assist in Local Economy

The Yakima Valley Sundome will be the home to the state 1A and 2B Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournament this week. Bob Romero, a member of the tournament committee tells KIT News the games start Thursday and continue through the weekend

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Yakima Valley Winter Tourism Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

We know that thousands of people come to the Yakima Valley in the summer  for the sunshine, warm weather, winerys, ag tourism, and more. But, what about the winter months?

John Cooper, CEO of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau was a guest on Tuesday's Mike Bastinelli show

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Wine Pours Big Money In Yakima Economy

John Cooper, President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau, says the Washington wine industry is a big contributor to the Yakima Valley economy. A recent study by the Washington Wine Commission shows wineries are responsible for $526 million in income each year, employing

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Tourism Week – What Are Yakima’s Top Attractions?

 

Sometimes it's hard for us Yakimanians to look at our city and see what it has to offer for the out of the area visitor.  If you had to pick a top tourist attraction, what would it be?

 

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Visitors Spending Up In Yakima County

New data shows that visitor spending in Yakima County was just under $350 million dollars in 2011, up 1.7% over 2010 and 5.7% over 2009, according to the Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau.

“Given the state of the econo

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Red Wine And Chocolate This Weekend In The Yakima Valley!

It's almost time for Wine Yakima Valley's annual Red Wine and Chocolate event. Spend the weekend indulging in rich chocolates, red wines and activities throughout the valley.

Over 40 wineries in Yakima, Prosser, Zillah and Red Mountain will be offering decadent treats as you make your way from winery to winery

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Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument-KIT Short Hops

 

This is trip that so many have been meaning to take for years. Is this the summer you make it?

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