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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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Firefighters Gain Upper Hand on Selah Area Fire

The Cottonwood 2 Fire burning in the Wenas Valley did not grow overnight. Janet Pearce with the state Department of Natural Resources says the fire had burned 9,500 acres, and as of Wednesday morning was 15 percent contained

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Brush Fire Burning Out of Control Near Selah

 

The Cottonwood Fire has blackened nearly 6,000 acres and is growing and threatening area homes.

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Showcase Your Talent For a Chance to Win $1,000 at Yakima’s Got Talent 2014

Calling out to all singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, comedians and more! You have a chance to share your talent and win $1,000 just by doing what you love to do.

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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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Union Gap’s Old Town Days and Civil War Re-enactment is Free This Weekend

Union Gap had so many sponsors for 'Old Town Days' this year that the event is now free -- and so is the parking! And they have combined it with the 'Civil War Re-enactment' to make it even more fun!

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Yakima Blues and Local Brews Fest This Weekend

The Yakima Blues and Local Brews Bash will debut Saturday, June 14, from
2-9 p.m. in the Historic North Front Street district. Two separate stages will be
packed with high-quality, nonstop blues throughout the festival. The Depot

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Krispy Kreme to Open Shop in Yakima County

In a recent press release issued by Krispy Kreme, they have plans on expanding to new stores including Yakima County.

As stated in their official press release, they have a development agreement of three new Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops in Benton, Franklin and Yakima Counties over the next three years. Benton and Frankin counties cover the Tri-Cities so it's great news for them, too.

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Battle of the Bands Winner ‘Fall Days’ to Open Downtown Summer Nights Tonight

Thursday afternoon, alternative-rock band Fall Days out of Bonney Lake stopped by the studio to give us a taste of what was to come when they hit stage for Downtown Summer Nights.

The upstart band, playing together for nearly two years, were the winners in an under-21 battle-of-the-bands held at the Seasons Performance Hall back on April 5.

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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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Trapt and More Announced for the Central Washington State Fair 2014

Central Washington State Fair officials have announced this year's entertainment line-up.  Here's who's on tap to perform.

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A Car That Runs on Ketchup? Yup, It Could Happen [VIDEO]

Well, here’s a business merger you probably never saw coming.

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