Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord has more than 21 years of journalism experience and has been editor of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times since July 2016. She spent more than 17 years at the Tri-City Herald and also worked at weekly newspapers in Prosser, Grandview and Yelm. She’s a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ William O. Douglas chapter and a board member of Warrior Sisterhood, a Tri-Cities Cancer Center support group. She and her husband have two young daughters and they live in West Richland.

Della and Tom Seim of Richland present a check to the Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels program Oct. 23. The Seims pledged to match donations up to $10,000 for the program. A total of $21,000 was raised through the “Double our Money” challenge. (Courtesy Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels)

Couple challenges community to match pledge to Meals on Wheels

Tom Seim wasn’t sure anyone would step up to match his $10,000 pledge. The Richland man threw out the challenge in July, vowing to contribute up to $10,000 to the Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels program if others in the community donated the same amount. The donations were slow in the beginning of the Seim family’s […]

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Holley Sowards, left, operations manager of Einan’s at Sunset, and Ron Swanson, Einan’s assistant manager, smile through snowmen faces at a past Santa’s Village event. The fourth annual fundraiser runs from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Sunset Event Center, 915 Bypass Highway in Richland. (Courtesy Einan’s at Sunset)

Einan’s turns event center into winter wonderland

Einan’s at Sunset will transform its Richland event center into the North Pole this holiday season. The fourth annual Santa’s Village is a great way for families to shop for gifts, enjoy holiday snacks, snap photos with Santa and kick off the holiday season, said Holley Sowards, operations manager of Einan’s at Sunset. “We wanted […]

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Pasco-based Tri-Cities Community Health names new CEO

Tri-Cities Community Health has a new CEO after conducting a nationwide search. Jim Davis will join the federally-qualified health care organization based in Pasco as chief executive officer in January. He currently serves as CEO of Pines Health Services in Caribou, Maine. Davis replaces Jennifer Robinson, who was named CEO last October after working as […]

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A team of 14 seniors who live at Brookdale Canyon Lakes spent a month to produce a five-minute video dispelling the myth that senior retirement communities are places to park old people. The video includes scenes of seniors toasting during happy hour, doing yoga, planning trips and enjoying dessert.

Kennewick seniors produce video to dispel aging myths

Five-minute short nominated for retirement center’s national award Joyce Green dreamed of pursuing acting as a teenager. She worked at a theater in the ’40s and loved “the very dramatic war stories.” She tried out for a play, and at her high school teacher’s encouragement, auditioned for the lead — and landed it. Her talent […]

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Bomber's Drive Thru

Richland’s iconic Bomber’s Drive Thru closes

Li’l Firehouse coffeeshop to open second location Customers wanting to grab their favorite burger and shake at Richland’s iconic drive-thru restaurant before it closed for good stood in long lines to get them. High school students and other loyal customers stopped by to say goodbye to Bomber’s Drive Thru on its final day of operation […]

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Richland city officials will break ground at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 on a new three-story, 40,840-square-foot city hall building at 625 Swift Blvd. The building’s main entrance will face Swift Boulevard and a secondary entrance will face the parking lot to the south. It’s expected to be complete by spring 2019. (Courtesy city of Richland)

Richland breaks ground on $18.5 million new city hall

The deal to close on 1.8 acres to build a new Richland City Hall was 15 years in the making. “It took an act of Congress. Literally,” said Joe Schiessl, the city’s director of parks and public facilities. The city sealed the deal with the federal government Aug. 25 and plans to start a two-year […]

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More than 500 people participated in last year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Clover Island in Kennewick. This year’s event, which is Oct. 15, has moved to Columbia Park to accommodate the growing number of walkers. (Courtesy Leslie Woodfill of Alzheimer’s Association)

For Tri-City family, mission to find cure for Alzheimer’s is personal

Poland family supports fundraiser walk, awareness night at Ams hockey game The Poland family is passionate about raising awareness and supporting efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. They also can be counted on to participate in two of the year’s biggest Tri-City fundraisers for the state’s Alzheimer’s Association. It’s personal for them. The […]

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