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Organic Farms Growing Large in Yakima County

Yakima County has more organic farms than any other area of the state. A report from Washington State University said Yakima County has more than 90. There are 3,500 traditional farms in Yakima County

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Radio Ad Campaign to Promote the Yakima Valley Aimed at Sun-Starved Seattleites

The Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau is gearing up for a major radio campaign on the west side of the state. The Bureau's CEO and President John Cooper says the campaign will be aimed at the sun-starved Seattle residents

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Stage 2 Burn Ban in Issued for The Yakima Valley

The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency has issued a stage 2 burn ban for both the Upper and Lower Yakima Valley.

Officials said they called for the ban because of poor ventilation, dispersion and a low level inversion for the valley

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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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Yakima Woman to be Featured on Brides of Beverly Hills

A Yakima woman will be featured in an upcoming episode of Brides of Beverly Hills on the TLC network. Belle Sinsel taped the show earlier this year. The former actress is already married and was looking to renew her vows with her husband Brad when she was asked to be on the show and while on the show she was asked to talk about something she loved, and she chose the Yakima Valley

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Brian’s Blog: Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

 

We are lucky that we don't have really severe weather conditions here in the Yakima Valley. But if something really bad happens, are you prepared?

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Public Interest Groups Threating to Sue For Massive Groundwater Contamination

(AP press)..Three public interest groups are threatening to sue some big Yakima Valley farms over massive groundwater contamination in that agricultural region.

The three groups say they will sue the farms unless in the next 90 days the farms stop contaminating local drinking water supplies with runoff from their operations

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Wind Advisory in Effect for Eastern Washington and Oregon

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST -- A Wind Advisory is in effect for the Eastern Slopes of the Oregon Cascades, Kittitas Valley, Yakima Valley, Simcoe Highlands, the Eastern Columbia River Gorge, the Lower Columbia Basin, and the Foothills of the Blue Mountains

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Smokey Air Affecting Attendence at The Central Washington State Fair

All the smoke and haze here in the Yakima Valley has kept lines shorter than usual at the Central Washington State Fair.

However thousands still spent thousands of dollars to get through the gates

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Smokey Haze Forces Cancellation of 51st Annual Sunfair Parade

Haze from the nearby wildfires blankets the valley and that hazed forced the cancellation of the 51st annual Sunfair Parade. Parade organizers say it just wasn't smart to hold the parade in such conditions

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