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Song is Over for Iconic Yakima Music Store Off The Record

For 29 years, Off The Record, 901 Summitview Ave., has been providing music lovers of all genres a local place to listen, peruse and buy LPs, casettes, CDs, posters, T-shirts and more of their favorite musicians and bands.

It was with a heavy heart that I received the news that they soon will close their doors for good.

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Moxee Hop Fest Set For This Weekend

Having lived in East Valley for the past nine years, it has been fun to watch the resurgence and year-to-year growth in popularity of the annual Moxee Hop Festival.
This year's weekend celebration of one of the valley's biggest cash crops will be no different I'm sure.

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Granger’s Hidden Gem Cherry Hill Provides Family Fun [Sponsored]

Last Friday, I took my son and a couple of co-workers and their kids for a trip to Granger to visit Cherry Hill Golf Course Family Fun Center.

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire’s Blog: I Meet One of My Musical Idols — Steve Earle

Another 'Bucket List' item crossed off for yours truly last night.

Iconic songwriter/musician Steve Earle and the Dukes came through Yakima on the "Low Highway" tour and played the Capitol Theatre.  I took my dad as a belated Father's Day present as he and I have come to know and love Mr. Earle's music dating back to around 1996.

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Is Downtown Yakima Safe? [VIDEO]

As a virtually lifelong resident of Yakima, I'm surprised by the number of locals who have voiced that downtown Yakima is unsafe and residents are afraid to go there.

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2014 Yakima Sports Awards — Team of the Year

Earlier today, I had the honor of co-emceeing the 12th annual Yakima Valley Sports Awards luncheon held at the Yakima Convention Center.  The awards acknowledge the most outstanding individual and team performances from the 2013-14 high school sports world in 20 categories.

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Ben Johnson of Shoot Jake Visits KATS Studio

Earlier this morning, Yakima's Ben Johnson of the blues/rock outfit Shoot Jake stopped by 'The Big Show' to talk about some great events coming to town with an emphasis on blues music.  He also brought his axe and debuted a new song he has recently worked up.

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You Can Help Yakima Win $100,000 for a Dog Park

It’s time for all Yakima dog lovers to sit (or stand) and speak (electronically, that is) to help
Yakima win $100,000 for a planned dog park by becoming the “Top Dog” in an online contest appropriately named “Bark for Your Park”.

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Today Is the 34th Anniversary of Mt. St. Helens Eruption

Where were you when the mountain blew?

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Courtesy: Frank Taylor
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Yakima Radio Legend Interviews Baseball Legend

Growing up in Yakima and being fascinated by the radio, I cannot remember a time when I wasn't familiar with the voice of Frank Taylor.

Likewise, as a dyed-in-the-wool "seamhead," I don't recall a day in my life that I was not a fan of the Great American Game -- baseball.

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Yakima Maker Space Is Fun (VIDEO)

My kids and I visited the Yakima Maker Space on First Street in downtown a few months ago. I was not sure what to expect but when I got there, it was amazing. It was fun and the kids could learn a ton. I learned a few things myself.

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City of Yakima Looks for Your Input Into Downtown Plaza Design

The City of Yakima is encouraging as many people as possible to fill out the questionnaire
so the plaza design team has a broad range of feedback to work with and to ensure that the input gathered represents a true cross section of the community.

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