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Nancy Herron combines fitness with an adventurous spirit

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  written by Viki Eierdam photography by Ingrid McQuivey “It’s never too late” is an oft-used mantra. There are those who wistfully recite its promise, and then there are the Nancy Herrons of the world. At the age of 64, Herron found herself 40 pounds overweight with knee problems and a menu of failed diets in her rearview mirror. It was then that she set her sights on a dream adventure she’d been entertaining for more than two decades. “I had a friend who mentioned The Way of St. James about twenty-plus years ago,” Herron said, referring to the Camino…

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Mighty Tieton

Mighty Tieton, an artisan incubator buoys an entire town

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written by Catie Joyce-Bulay photography by Terray Sylvester On the outside, Yakima Valley’s Mighty Tieton looks like an abandoned warehouse. Its name hangs above a mustard-colored door not quite covering the previous owner’s sign. The deep blue mosaic T, surrounded by cheery yellow, is the only hint that inside, this artisan business incubator is aflutter with creative energy. In one studio, a young woman glues tiny blue glass tiles onto a large, paper-covered easel. The tiles will eventually form a large-scale replica of an old apple crate label destined for display downtown as part of a National Endowment for the…

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Yakima Vally Trolley

The Yakima Valley Trolley – a stroll through time

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Take a ride on the last interurban electric railroad in the country written by Molly Allen The Yakima Valley is known for its rich, agricultural history, boasting Washington’s largest apple crop, nearly 75 percent of the world’s hops and vineyards as far as the eye can see. But there’s more to this place—add the Yakima Valley Trolley to your list to explore a bit more of Central Washington’s history. The trolley is the last intact interurban electric railroad in America, noted on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors or community members looking for an afternoon outing can experience a…

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