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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
December 12th Mr. Jeffrey Houck and Ms. Carey Gazis
will be leaving for one week to Sanda City, Japan to represent Kittitas County at
the Sanda International Masters Marathon. Kittitas County and Sanda City, Japan
recently celebrated their 15-Year Anniversary of their Sister City relationship.
Mr. Houck is a 6th grade teacher at Kittitas Secondary School. His interests include
hiking, mountain climbing and motorcycle riding. He is very excited to represent
Kittitas County and said he is looking forward to making many friends in Sanda City.
He has heard from many others who have made the trip to Sanda, that it was the most
memorable event of their lives.
Ms. Gazis is a professor at Central Washington University.
Her interests include running, soccer, swimming, cross-country skiing, rock-climbing,
biking, hiking and camping. She feels it is an honor to be representing Kittitas
County at the International Masters Marathon in Sanda City. Her husband Jeff Hashimoto
was selected to represent Kittitas County at the Sanda International Masters Marathon
in 2006. She is very anxious to meet new friends and learn about the Japanese culture
first hand. This will be her first trip to Japan
Good luck to Jeffrey Houck and Carey Gazis from the citizens of Kittitas County!
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Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.