Environment

Local honey delivers a sweet deal in preserving bees

By Marilou Shea Just about this time every spring, my farmer friend laments about how the bee population is in jeopardy. It’s a crisis. A state of emergency on their farm north of Pasco where they grow cherries, apples and blueberries. Bees are essential to their crops, not to mention their livelihood, not to mention…

Attorney Beau Ruff works for Cornerstone Wealth Strategies in Kennewick.

Watch out for hazardous materials in land acquisitions

By Beau Ruff When a person endeavors to buy a piece of real property (i.e. land and any associated buildings), the buyer would be wise to study up on the potential liability he or she may be taking on. Notably, the buyer should beware of liability for the existence of hazardous materials on the land.…

D. Patrick Jones

Tri-Citians are big consumers of green electricity

By D. Patrick Jones Data tracking life in the Tri-Cities reveal many departures from the overall profile of life in Washington. Consider the racial and ethnic make-up here. In 2017, an estimated nearly 39 percent of the population was non-Caucasian, versus slightly over 30 percent for the state. And the estimated Hispanic population in 2017…

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…

Salvaged Hardwoods

Old wood gets new life in handmade furniture

Salvaged Hardwoods owner reclaims wood, creates custom pieces Clinton Milton remembers tinkering around with his dad in the garage as a boy. He wasn’t building much, he admits, but it gave him the skills and confidence as an adult to build modest sample tables from salvaged hardwood pieces to sell at yard sales. That was…

Hanford MSA alternative fuel vehicle

Mission Support Alliance boosts its alternative fuel vehicle fleet

By Kevin Anthony The message is simple. Clean, you might say. While cleaning up one of the biggest environmental messes in the United States, it’s best to leave as small a footprint as possible. It’s an attitude that Mission Support Alliance stresses in its role as a key contractor at the Hanford nuclear reservation. And…

Friends of Badger Mountain

Nonprofit races to buy Badger land

Friends of Badger Mountain trying to raise money to buy land before developers to preserve public access By Arielle Dreher It’s a race against development for a local nonprofit working to preserve some of the Tri-City region’s natural habitat for future generations to enjoy. Friends of Badger Mountain is working quickly and strategically to carve…

APRIL Tour de Coop

Backyard chicken coop tour eggs on wannabe beak owners

Tour De Coop event on April 21 offers scoop on a dozen coops Annette Pederson scooped up the fluffy yellow chicks that had just arrived at Kennewick’s Basin Feed and Supply to start her first foray into raising chickens. “I’m looking forward to fresh eggs, recycling all my food scraps, bug control and fertilizer,” the…

Home2 Suites by Hilton Richland

Richland hotel caters to travelers seeking more sustainable amenities

Hilton Home2 Suites focuses on eco-friendly options throughout facility Richland’s new Hilton Home2 Suites appeals to travelers’ increasing environmental consciousness and desire for more sustainable amenities. The Queensgate area hotel’s sales manager, Berenice Trevino, said she’s interacted with guests who specifically seek out Home2 Suites for this reason and said hotel reviews often mention the…

APRIL Chaplaincy Repeat

Chaplaincy opens second thrift store in Richland Uptown

The successful launch of Chaplaincy Health Care’s new thrift store in Kennewick last year prompted the opening of a second store in Richland. The nonprofit, which provides hospice, palliative and grief care and behavioral health services, opened a second thrift store — also called Repeat Boutique — in the Richland Uptown Shopping Center in March.…

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