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“The best beer in the world is the one in my hand.”

Hops have been grown in the Yakima Valley since the 1880s. With such a long history, you’d think it would be a crop that’s always been on the minds of people living here, but not so. Hops used to be one of a number of crops in the Valley that were afterthoughts at best. Why? Take the example…

When people think about breweries, many picture bearded men wearing flannel shirts. While this stereotype can be true, hard-working, farm-raised, educated women are the secret to the success of many breweries around the Yakima area. These women are driven by a passion for hops and for our co…

I remember walking into the backyard of my husband’s childhood home for the very first time. It was on a hot sunny afternoon in late spring. The picnic table was covered in a vinyl tablecloth and every square inch of it was loaded down with salads and bowls of chips, platters of watermelon a…

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When it comes to great food and beverage pairings, there are few that work as perfectly together as milk and cookies or champagne and caviar, except for — pizza and beer!

The craft brew industry is growing exponentially. There are more than 5,000 craft breweries in the U.S., and a major challenge for them is finding professional brewers. But a new solution to their problem is just 45 minutes away from Yakima — at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. I…

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FLASH! Here's some great news. Recently, Yakima's Capitol Theatre hosted the Broadway musical, "Pippin," for two-weeks of "Pre-tour Tech" and final dress rehearsals prior to embarking on a six-month cross country tour with performances in over 70 cities.

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Where others might see junk or useless objects, Dale Peterson sees usefulness, art and repurposing. Nothing is expendable in his world. Maybe it comes from having worked with people for years, but Dale Peterson just can't let things go, either.

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When I asked Ron McKitrick where the idea of creating his extravaganza of a garden came from, he smiled and credited "Divine providence." At the beginning, it was never something he actually planned. In 1978, his family included four growing teenagers and his houseplant collection. He purcha…

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You have probably driven by it hundreds, if not thousands of times. In fact, you may see it every day that you go to work. The Larson Building. Standing at 188 feet high to the top of the flagpole, this 11-story Art Deco masterpiece was commissioned by A.E. Larson, a local entrepreneur and b…

Two stone lions guard the front steps of Shannon and Ben Helgeson's home in the historic district of Yakima. This attractive, 1924 bungalow appears small on the outside, but the interior of their three bedroom, two-bath house is surprisingly spacious and beautifully decorated.

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Carol Perry and Janice La Verne Baker didn't set out to be artists. They didn't do art as young children and didn't get art degrees. Instead, their creative journeys took a more circuitous route, with many detours along the way. And if you harbor a secret desire to create something beautiful…

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Artists exist to show us the world. So do windows.

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The Yakima Valley is a major player in the adult beverage business. It's the world leader in hop production - and also boasts a flourishing wine industry. It seems only fitting that the crop we are best known for, the apple, is playing a growing role in the beverage industry as well. The suc…

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