Articles by Jeff Morrow

Jeff Morrow retired from the Tri-City Herald in 2015. Jeff spent 30 years on the Herald's sports staff, including the last 19 as the sports editor. Although he likes to write, Jeff still finds time to travel, golf and take care of his family's three dogs. He and his wife of 31 years, Connie, have two adult daughters.
Salina Savage, majority owner of Richland’s Apogee Group LLC, accepts the Employer of the Year award from the Association of Washington Business during a November gala in Tacoma. Savage and partner Barbara Stone formed the business in 2016. (Courtesy Association of Washington Business)

Small federal contractor in Richland is state’s Employer of the Year

When Salina Savage took the stage on Nov. 17 to receive the Association of Washington Business Employer of the Year award, she was understandably excited. It was well deserved. If…

Michael Kohlhoff, from left, Justin Jones and Terry Osborn stand in front of their first Dog Haus franchise at 7425 Sandifur Parkway in Pasco. The restaurant is expected to open in February. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Partners aim to offer the best with this ‘wurst franchise’

Michael Kohlhoff and his business partners, Justin Jones and Terry Osborn, think they’ve found the perfect restaurant for Tri-Citians. It’s a franchise called the Dog Haus Biergarten, located at 7425…

Bob Wegeng, left, STARS Technology Corporation, and Marty Conger of Fuse Fund stand outside of the Fuse building in Richland. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Richland startup aims to fuel hydrogen-powered ecosystem

Most people drive gasoline-powered vehicles. Others have moved over to electric vehicles. But imagine a third option – driving a hydrogen-powered car or truck at a lower cost per mile.…

Merced Flores-Garcia prepares pizza dough at his restaurant, Mercy’s Pizza Taco, 524 N. Third Ave., across the street from City Hall. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Mercy’s Taco Pizza comeback story is a tasty one

Merced Flores-Garcia gave pizza fans an early Christmas present in October when he reopened his Mercy’s Pizza Taco restaurant in Pasco. Facebook and Instagram responses were full of excitement. City…

Faith Akopov, owner of Tri-Cities Tackle, 660 George Washington Way, Suite M, in Richland, sells tackle and bait for walleye, sockeye, salmon, sturgeon, bass and trout. Her store specializes in custom airbrushing, custom rigs, Legacy Fishing Wholesale tackle and her own line of fishing products. Photo by Jeff Morrow

Tri-Cities Tackle reels in customers at new Richland store

It took Faith Akopov three attempts at starting her own business before she found the key ingredient to success: passion. She discovered it in a business called Tri-Cities Tackle, located…

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Ryan Wattenbarger, brewer-owner of Moonshot Brewing in Kennewick, and his team are renovating a former Thai restaurant at 94 Lee Blvd. in Richland for a second location that will include a restaurant. They plan to open in December.

Brewery to open second location with restaurant, patio, river views

It took the owners of Kennewick’s Moonshot Brewing almost a year, but they’ve found a spot for their second location. Ryan Wattenbarger and his staff have been busy tearing up…

The Richland Growler Guys at 110 Gage Blvd., Suite 204, closed its doors in October. The franchise owner, Robin Walker, blames ripple effects from the pandemic. (Courtesy Growler Guys)

Growler Guys shuts doors at Richland taphouse

The Tri-Cities lost one of its growler-fill taphouses in October when the Growler Guys shut down. The Richland shop at 110 Gage Blvd., Suite 204, couldn’t recover from the pandemic…

Columbia Basin College’s esports center offers the low lighting needed for screen-based competitions and space for 12 stations. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Higher education: CBC, WSU Tri-Cities celebrate new buildings, plan for the future

Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities each completed a major addition in the past year. The construction crews have moved on, but the two schools are busy contemplating…

The $10 million Fran Rish Stadium remodel project was completed at Richland High in August, 
just in time for the first high school football game on Sept. 3. (Courtesy Mike Edwards & Musco Lighting)

K-12 education: Build, rebuild, remodel – repeat?

The three biggest school districts in the Tri-Cities have a lot in common. Richland, Pasco and Kennewick each passed major bonds for new schools and other improvements in the years…

Kamila Greutman bought It’s All in the Details, a 7-year-old Kennewick furniture and home accent store at 4504 W. 26th Ave., #110, Kennewick, and plans to rebrand it in early 2023 to Twenty Eight Home + Design. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Home stager becomes home decor store owner

Kamila Greutman believes that every person is good at something. The Richland woman discovered her talent in interior design. Since Greutman and her family – a husband, three kids and…

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