Car rack features more than just carrying bikes

To avoid time sitting at intersections, inhaling exhaust and praying for patience over frustrated drivers, you'll need a good bike rack to transport your ride to a good forest preserve or some country roads. Yakima's SwingDaddy hitch-mounted rack is the top-of-the-line when it comes to ease of use, with no tools necessary for installation. You only need a 2-inch hitch receiver on your car and you can attach the rack and have it ready in minutes.


Four muscle mistakes to avoid when working out

Gaining muscle and strength is actually quite easy when you start training. "Your muscles go through a learning process, so almost anything you do triggers growth," said Mike Boyle, A.T.C., of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Mass. "But eventually your muscles adapt, and you have to train smarter to see results."


Yakamas’ steelhead rehab program showing success

Yakama Nation steelhead reconditioning program in Prosser gives Yakima River fish chance at second spawning. A few Yakima River steelhead have been through Yakama Nation program at Prosser Hatchery twice. Yakama Nation trying to figure out why some Yakima River steelhead that leave Prosser Hatchery don’t survive.


Marmot jacket perfect for any hiking trail

You don't necessarily think of a jacket as summertime gear, but when you run into bad weather on the hiking trail - particularly at altitude - you quickly discover how important it can be. The Marmot Red Star is a high-tech jacket that manages to be both waterproof and comfortable. Made with a three-layer NanoPro stretch fabric (a proprietary Marmot product), the Red Star keeps water out, even in the strongest downpours. After the storm, the Red Star's underarm vents will help if you start to overheat on the trail and help you dry out.


A stuntwoman reveals her fascinating workout regimen

You may have heard of stunt woman Jessie Graff. Earlier this summer, the talented 32-year-old donned a two-piece Wonder Woman outfit and dominated the "American Ninja Warrior" course, giving other competitors serious competition. But even if you never heard of Graff, chances are, you've seen her work on film and television. She's done stuntwork for "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Live Free or Die Hard," "The Dark Knight," "Supergirl," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and "Hawaii Five-0" just to name a few.


Transmitters inserted into rattlesnakes for study

Dan Beck, a biology professor at Central Washington University, and student Joey Chase perform surgery June 24 to place radio transmitters into two rattlesnakes as part of Chase’s masters thesis in a laboratory at CWU in Ellensburg. The devices will help track the snakes to gather data about how the reptiles are affected by wildfires.
Shawn Gust Yakima Herald-Republic
Transmitters inserted into rattlesnakes for study 2:41

Transmitters inserted into rattlesnakes for study

Fishing the Hanford Reach with Chris Donley 2:57

Fishing the Hanford Reach with Chris Donley

Hydro Driver Andrew Tate 2:31

Hydro Driver Andrew Tate

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Elevate Your Life offers air show rides to kids