Articles by Robin Wojtanik

Robin Wojtanik spent most of her career in broadcast journalism, working at television stations around the country. She spent nearly a decade managing newsrooms in the Tri-Cities and Yakima. She enjoys volunteering for Junior Achievement and Christ the King School and serves on the board for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Northwest chapter. She lives in Richland with her husband and children.
The Gesa Credit Union branch at 808 Dalton St. in north Richland will close Oct. 31 because it has been underused. It opened four years ago.

Underused north Richland Gesa branch to close in October

The Gesa Credit Union branch in north Richland will be closing permanently Oct. 31. Gesa reports that the 808 Dalton St. branch is “underutilized” and its “transaction volumes are low” compared to other locations in the Tri-Cities. As a nonprofit cooperative, the credit union determined it wasn’t a good use of members’ resources to keep…

The 6,000-acre Weidert farm in Walla Walla County, northwest of Touchet, is on the auction block, with sealed bids being accepted until Nov. 10. (Courtesy Peoples Company)

Sale of Walla Walla County farmland expected to draw national interest

The deadline to snap up 6,000 acres well suited for crops or a destination vineyard is fast approaching. The Walla Walla County property owned by the Weidert family is northwest of Touchet, straddling Highway 12, about 20 miles from Pasco. Iowa-based Peoples Company is accepting sealed bids expected to be valued in the millions. Peoples…

Construction is underway on the Vista III warehouse in Kennewick. The first 40,000-square-foot building will be completed by end of year. A second is expected to be finished in March.

$4 million warehouse project underway in Vista Field Industrial Park

A new warehouse is under construction in the Vista Field Industrial Park in Kennewick will look similar to four others nearby. [blockquote quote=”I believe Vista Field is the hub of the Tri-Cities.” source=”Tom O’Brien, owner of O’Brien Construction” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] O’Brien Construction plans two warehouses, totaling 80,000-square-feet of space, called Vista III north of Quay…

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Papé Machinery Construction buys Pasco John Deere dealership

A multi-million dollar new building is planned in Pasco following the sale of the John Deere dealership. The recent acquisition of Rowand Machinery, which owned John Deere dealerships in Pasco and Spokane, by Papé Machinery Construction & Forestry has resulted in a rebranding of the location on East James Street. Prior to the sale in…

Richland Fred Meyer begins $12M remodel to bring new services, selection

Richland Fred Meyer begins $12M remodel to bring new services, selection

Cork and Tap shop, online grocery service, Starbucks, expanded selections among additions Fred Meyer is looking to appeal to foodies with a multi-million dollar renovation of its Richland store that includes a revamped wine and brew shop, grocery pick-up service and a new Starbucks. The $12.4 million Fred Meyer store remodel is under way and…

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