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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.
Ron Asmus of R.E.A. Construction plans to begin construction within 90 days on a new $3.2 million, 35,000-square-foot commercial building at 2943 Belmont Blvd. in West Richland. The site was once the planned future home of SSC North America’s high-performance car manufacturing plant, but the deal fell apart amid a financial dispute and ensuing $10.3 million lawsuit. (Courtesy Ron Asmus)

Agreement on supercar facility ends in lawsuits against SSC North America

The long-planned SSC North America supercar production facility destined for the Belmont Business District in West Richland is now at the center of a $10.3 million dispute. A new $3.2 million commercial building — tenant to be determined — is going up at the property instead, and the high-performance car manufacturing plant is moving to…

D-BAT Columbia Basin

Kennewick batting facility D-BAT Columbia Basin opening near Vista Field

Bob and Tammy Benson have long wanted to run a batting cage business in the Tri-City area. “We’ve always talked about having a facility,” Tammy said. “We’d look and talk about it. But we wouldn’t do it.” Then a friend showed them information about a D-BAT franchise a few years ago. The Bensons bought a…

Moonshot Brewing

Craft brew pub, soccer bar Moonshot Brewing to open in Kennewick

Ryan Wattenbarger and Hilary Bird will be ready to share their craft brews and love of soccer with the Tri-Cities in May. The Tri-City couple are opening Moonshot Brewing at 8804 Victoria Ave., Suite 130, in Kennewick, near the Gage Boulevard and Steptoe Street intersection. “I think we can be open in the first half…

Preferred Freezer facility

$35 million project in works at Preferred Freezer Services

A massive freezer storage facility in north Richland is about to get bigger. Preferred Freezer Services has begun a $35 million expansion project that will add space and jobs. “We’ve been moving dirt for several weeks now,” said Burnie Taylor, director of major capital projects for Preferred Freezer Services. “And we have an expected opening…

Columbia Point Golf Course

Columbia Point golf course earns conservation award

Carl Thompson loves what he does. As the superintendent at Columbia Point Golf Course, it’s his mission – and his staff’s job – to make sure the course is in great shape for the region’s golfers, who played close to 46,000 rounds on the Richland course last year alone. At the same time, Thompson and…

Sun Downs race track season to feature three weekends of racing beginning April 27 after a snowy winter delayed the season's start. (Photo courtesy Ginny Harding)

Horse race season gallops to starting gates

Season set to open April 27 with three weekends of racing The snowy start to this year’s horse racing season delayed training for more than a month at Sun Downs Race Track in Kennewick. It also postponed the start of the annual six-day meet at Sun Downs. But don’t despair, horse race fans, the season…

Richland’s Tim Krantz, center, holds the Diamond Club award he recently received from Darden Restaurants for his leadership and professional development of his team members. Krantz is director of operations for eight Olive Garden restaurants in the Northwest. Darden CEO Gene Lee, left, and Darden President Dan Kiernan, right, stand beside him. (Courtesy Tim Krantz)

Olive Garden manager earns national award for ‘exceptional’ service

When he was young, Tim Krantz wanted to be a doctor so he could take care of people. But that dream never came true for the Richland man. Instead, Krantz has spent the last 22 years working in the restaurant industry, taking care of his employees and customers. As the director of operations for eight…

Franchise owner Donnie Lewis said he plans to open three CBD American Shaman stores in the Tri-Cities within the next six months. His Kennewick store opened in October.

Franchise owner plans to open more CBD stores in Tri-Cities

If you let him, Donnie Lewis will talk your ears off about hemp and the virtues of CBD oil. He isn’t alone in his enthusiasm. Many people are turning to CBD to help with a variety of ailments, ranging from lack of sleep, anxiety and depression to pain relief. That’s why Lewis opened a CBD…

Jim Pridemore, Tyler Pridemore and Karen Pridemore stand in front of a wall filled with children’s costumes at Picture Yourself’s studio at 627 The Parkway in Richland. The business’ create-it-yourself studio for photography and videography allows customers to rent studio time by the hour or pay for a monthly membership. Picture Yourself also offers photography classes.

Picture Yourself provides create-it-yourself studio space

Family-owned business also offers photography classes Jim and Karen Pridemore have opened a new business at 627 The Parkway in Richland that aims to create lasting memories. Picture Yourself is a create-it-yourself studio for photography and videography in which customers can rent studio time by the hour or pay for a monthly membership. The company…

C and E Trenching of Pasco continues to grow, with the recent acquisition of a septic tank company and moving into a larger office on North Glade Road. The company began in 1994 with a focus on digging trenches on farms and has expanded to include industrial contracting and commercial excavation services. (Courtesy C and E Trenching)

Pasco trenching company buys longtime septic tank business

C and E Trenching has been digging dirt for 25 years Curtis Wray can be pretty self-effacing and humble. When asked what he sees his company, C and E Trenching LLC and himself doing in five years, he said he doesn’t know how to do anything else. His father, Everett Wray, bought the business in…

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