Tourism & Travel

Photo by Wendy Culverwell

Right on schedule, food follows wine at Kennewick’s Columbia Gardens

The Port of Kennewick used wineries to woo tourists and hungry crowds to an industrial stretch of Columbia Drive. Now...

Covid-19 hits tourism hard in the Tri-Cities

Hospitality is big business in the Tri-Cities. It just misses landing in the top five sectors, as ranked by employment...
Robert Jackson of the Port of Benton maintenance team works on the Crow Butte Park irrigation system (Courtesy Port of Benton)

Crow Butte ready to welcome campers – when Phase 2 comes

One good thing happened when Crow Butte Park in southern Benton County closed to campers because of the Covid-19 crisis....
The city of Richland finished work on new steps at the trailhead for Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. Friends of Badger Mountain is working to extend the trail to Amon Creek on one side and the Yakima River on the other. (Photo by Melanie Hair)

Friends of Badger Mountain readies its new vineyard trail for a fall debut

The local nonprofit that built public trails on Badger and Candy mountains is preparing to open a new trailhead as...
Courtesy Visit Tri-Cities

The cheery champion of Tri-City tourism finds good news in sea of bad

Michael Novakovich is by nature and by profession an optimist. As president of Visit Tri-Cities, his job is to champion...
The Lil’ Miss Becky Lee began life as a 15-foot Dorsett El Dorado runabout and
is now the bar at the Richland Yacht Club. (Courtesy Roy Keck)

Vintage boat cruises into new life as bar at Richland Yacht Club

The little runabout was so perfect, Roy Keck couldn’t help himself. When the like-new 1962 Dorsett El Dorado the color...
COL Ruff - Timeshare

Timeshares have hidden challenges after death

By Beau Ruff We have all been there. We take a vacation to Florida, Hawaii, Arizona or Mexico, and we...
 The city of Pasco will use a $660,839 state recreation grant to build a two-lane boat launch at Schlagel Park. Benton and Franklin counties received more than $1.8 million to pay for seven projects.

Benton, Franklin recreation projects get $1.8 million boost

Benton and Franklin counties received more than $1.8 million in state recreation grants to pay for a variety of projects,...
Hanford 75th

Events celebrate 75 years of Hanford history

Community-wide events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Hanford B Reactor kick off in August. The world’s first large-scale...

Revamped Tri-Fun program offers food, venue deals

Get a digital pass to experience some of the Tri-Cities’ best locally-owned dining and entertainment options for a fraction of...

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