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Oak Harbor man killed in motorcycle crash in Yakima County

SELAH, Wash. - An Oak Harbor man was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday in Yakima County, the Washington State Patrol reports. Troopers say 56-year-old Terrell W. Boese of Oak Harbor was riding his motorcycle on State Route 821 just south of the Yakima River Canyon at about 11:30 a.m. when he collided with a pickup towing a boat trailer.
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56-year-old Terrell W Boese died in a motorcycle crash near Yakima River Canyon (Selah, WA)

On Friday, 56-year-old Terrell W Boese, a resident of Oak Harbor, lost his life in a motorcycle accident just south of Yakima River Canyon. According to the officers, the man was riding his motorcycle south on 821 when a pickup ahead of him tried to turn left. Reports showed that he struck the pickup and boat trailer while trying to pass the turning vehicle. On arrival, officials declared Terrell W Boese dead.
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Is the Yakima River OK for Water Play? Absolutely and Hell No!

A Tri-Cities native recently asked a question on the Facebook group, You Know You're From the Tri-Cities When.... She says that she grew up with the mindset that the Yakima River is too polluted or dirty or gross to be in! Like for floating or paddleboarding. She asks if anyone knows if this is still true she says she has friends who think she's crazy for saying she doesn't want to be on the Yakima River. So, obviously, her friends think it's okay. She says that paddling on the Columbia on the weekends has just been too crowded. Well, here's what folks are saying. Below are just some of the many answers responding to her question. And if you're not following You Know You're From the Tri-Cities When... it's good information and entertainment!

Celebrating One Year of the Great American Outdoors Act

As we look back at that major bipartisan victory, we’re looking forward to finally celebrating together - in person! Outside! - with many of our partners in the national Land & Water Conservation Fund Coalition, and with our collaborators on a Washington state project close to our hearts: protecting the Taneum watershed.
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Firefighters contain brush fire in Yakima River Canyon; road reopens

Firefighters from Selah and the state Department of Natural Resources contained a 5-acre brush fire that closed the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway on Friday afternoon. The fire burning at Selah Bluff, 5 miles north of Selah just across the county line in Kittitas County, was reported around noon, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

7 Best River Tubing Destinations in America

By Kyle & Olivia Brady | Founders of Drivin' & Vibin' | We use affiliate links and may receive a small commission on purchases. Refreshing and rejuvenating, river tubing is a great way to beat the heat by going with the flow. Can you see yourself drifting lazily down a...
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Risky recreation: Officials urge caution as Yakima-area lakes, rivers can hold hidden dangers

When summer temperatures climb to record levels, as they did last week, Yakima Valley’s rivers, lakes and irrigation canals offer tempting relief. But officials with the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and the Yakima Fire Department warn that those waters can also be dangerous to those who are inexperienced, intoxicated or overconfident, and urge caution — and life jackets — when going out on any water.
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Benton City-Kiona Bridge

The Benton City – Kiona Bridge is a steel box girder and cable-stayed bridge carrying two lanes of Washington State Route 225 over the Yakima River in Benton City, Benton County, Washington. The current span was opened to traffic on July 4, 1957 and measures 400-foot-long (121.9 m) by 26-foot (7.8 m) wide. Two bridges had previously connected the cities of Benton City and Kiona before and were located 300 feet (91 m) downstream. The first bridge was open by 1901, and the immediate predecessor bridge was closed and torn down in 1964. The bridge is owned and maintained by the Washington State Department of Transportation, and was added to the Washington Heritage Register on January 25, 2002.