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.

Spokane-based construction company opens new Tri-City office

Walker Construction Inc. may be a Spokane-based company but it’s done enough business over the years from Walla Walla to Yakima that it has opened an office in the Tri-Cities. The new office is at 2810 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick. “We’ve been in our new office for at least 30 days,” said Jon Barter,…

APRIL Horse racing

Gates opening soon for Kennewick horse racing season

Nancy Sorick is in her 80s, while Shorty Martin is turning 70 this year. But rather than enjoying the easy retirement life, they’re putting in long days to bring back horse racing for Mid-Columbia enthusiasts. Sorick and Martin – and their merry band of workers – are preparing to kick off another spring horse racing…

APRIL MH Construction

Construction company expects to move into new building

 MH Construction moving from Clearwater Avenue to Badger Canyon Trying to get to MH Construction’s front office door in Kennewick can be tricky. While the building at 4211 West Clearwater Ave. is clearly visible from that main roadway, visitors might need a map to get there. They’ll have to drive a half a block west,…

Gurbir Sandhu and his company Hanford House Hospitality LLC bought the Richland Red Lion on George Washington Way last month. They also bought the Boise Red Lion for a combined $16.75 million. The Pasco Red Lion was sold to a different owner. The sale of the three regional hotels totaled $29.9 million. The hotels will retain their Red Lion brand.

Two Tri-City Red Lion hotels change ownership

New owner, a Hanford High grad, will work on HVAC issues in Richland Gurbir Sandhu was a Hanford High School student in 2005, likely driving down George Washington Way in Richland, past the old Hanford House/Richland Red Lion. Little did he know then that he’d eventually own that hotel. That’s what happened Feb. 28 when…

The rebranded and revamped Edge Steakhouse & Sports Lounge is now open at 314 N. Underwood St. in Kennewick. It’s the first time the golf club’s restaurant has been open to the public.

Old country club restaurant transforms into edgy new public eatery

Edge Steakhouse & Sports Lounge offers 2 options: sports bar, steak restaurant Tri-City diners have another steakhouse to add to their list of options. Edge Steakhouse & Sports Lounge had a soft opening last month, with the official grand opening weekend set for March 23-25. The new restaurant is inside the old Tri-City Country Club…

Fairchild Cinemas expects to break ground at the end of February on the new 10-screen theater in south Kennewick, anticipating a December opening. (Courtesy Paradigm Design Group of Michigan)

Fairchild kicks off Pasco remodel, new Kennewick cinema

Ever since Fairchild Cinemas posted a “Coming Soon” sign last year in a vacant field across the street from the Kennewick Walmart, moviegoers in the south Kennewick area have been anticipating the first shovel turn of dirt. That time could happen by month’s end. “Plans have just gone to the engineers,” said Mamie Gale, general…

Courtney Bauer, left, and Alanna Bauer Lindblom stand inside their new business, Red Mountain Kitchen, that’s under construction at 212 W. Kennewick Ave. The sisters hope to open the commercial kitchen by the middle of March.

New commercial kitchen to open in downtown Kennewick

Red Mountain Kitchen to offer space for food entrepreneurs to plan, prep, produce The Bauer sisters remember years ago when they had piano recitals at the old Baldwin Music store in downtown Kennewick. Now they’re trading music lessons for a different soul-satisfying love: food. Alanna Bauer Lindblom and Courtney Bauer who – along with their…

Eritage resort is under construction north of Walla Walla and will include a 10-suite hotel, a four-acre man-made lake and a high-end restaurant. A grand opening is expected this spring. (Courtesy Eritage Resort)

Vineyard resort expected to open this spring in Walla Walla

300-acre destination resort to feature suites, villas, high-end restaurant Justin Wylie gets excited talking about Eritage resort, a dream that’s been over 10 years in the making. “I’ve got goose bumps right now just talking about it,” said Wylie, owner and winemaker of Va Piano Vineyards in the Walla Walla area. The $3 million Eritage…

Owner Mark Williams stands among the spirits for sale in the tasting room at the Black Heron Spirits Distillery in West Richland. His single malt whiskey and bourbon recently earned honors in Sip Northwest Magazine’s Best of the Northwest Spirits Awards competition.

West Richland whiskey, bourbon winning gold in wine country

Black Heron Spirits owner left established family business to run distillery Mark Williams is a one-man band with an award-winning distillery. He spends seven days a week at his business, making spirits at Black Heron Spirits in West Richland. Because his distillery is small and he is the only employee, Williams can use any help…

Viera’s Bakery opened in 2004 at 430 W. Lewis St. in downtown Pasco. The family opened a second shop at 6411 Burden Blvd. in 2009.

Family-owned bakery boasts loyal following in Pasco

Nine family members work between Viera’s two bakeries Eulogio Zarate considers himself a fan of weather reports. The manager of Viera’s Bakery said he can tell when business is good based on the weather. “We always get excited as a business when it’s raining or cold,” he said while standing behind the counter at his Lewis…

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