Author: mark-harper

Veterans Honored in Kennewick

Dozens of people braved the cold wind Tuesday morning to attend a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Kennewick. The memorial was dedicated on Veteran's Day in 2003 to honor the region's veterans of all wars. Speakers included Kennewick Police…

Staff Tours New Lewis and Clark Elementary Building

Teachers and staff at Lewis and Clark Elementary in Richland got a tour of their new building today. Construction began this spring and is expected to be completed in time for the 2015 school year. The current building was built…

Wingwalker Cafe Holds Grand Opening

The Wingwalker Cafe holds it's official grand opening today under the tower at the Richland airport. Officials from the Port of Benton and the City of Richland addressed the crowd at the new early aviation-themed American-style Diner. The restaurant sits…

Children from Boys and Girls Club meet Disney on Ice Stars

About twenty Children form the Boys and Girls Club decorated pumpkins with skaters from Disney on Ice. They earned this trip through good behavior and attendance. Children from Kindergarten through eighth grade also received a bag of treats and vouchers…

Blue Bridge Flagpole Repaired

The flag on top of the Blue Bridge is flying again after a two month absence. Steeplejack Jim Phelan scaled the fifty foot flag pole, which is one hundred feet over the roadway, to repair the winch system that raises…

Hundreds Run in Tri-Cities Marathon

Hundreds of of people turn out for the Tri-Cities Marathon on Sunday. The race began at 8am at the Shilo Inn in Richland, then along the Columbia River shoreline in Pasco to the Blue Bridge. Runners crossed over into Columbia…

Skiers, Snowboarders Gather for TC Throwdown

Skiers and snowboarders compete for thousands of dollars in prizes Saturday in Kennewick. Downtown Cascade street was covered in snow for the day for the third annual TC Throwdown Rail Grind. Fifty local amatuers and 25 pros from around the…

Firefighters Fill the Boot in Richland and Kennewick

Firefighters in Kennewick and Richland stood out in busy intersections today in their yearly effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters all over the country have participated in Fill the Boot for 60 years. They raised over…

Tumbleweed Music Festival Under Way in Richland

The 18th annual Tumbleweed Music Festival is underway at Howard Amon Park in Richland. This year there are over 100 groups performing folk, blues, and Americana on five stages. There are also workshops at the Richland community center on topics…

Creation Festival this weekend in Kennewick

Thousands of pople are expected at the Fairgrounds in Kennewick this weekend for the Creation Festival. Over fifty Christian bands of all genres will be taking the Main Stage 8am-5pm each day through Saturday. There will also be plenty of…

Senior BBQ and Dixieland Swing Dance

The Richland Seniors Association held it's first summer BBQ and swing dance on Sunday at the Richland Community Center. Volunteers served up hot dogs and burgers as old and young alike swung to the tunes of the Tri-Cities Stompers. Proceeds…

New Farmers Market in Richland

There is a new opportunity to get farm fresh produce weekly in Richland. This was the second weekend for the new farmers market at 3 Eyed Fish on Keene Rd in Richland. You can catch it each Sunday through the…

Coast Guard Auxiliary Celebrates Anniversary

Some volunteers that help keep you safe on the water are celebrating a big milestone today. It was 75 years ago today that Congress created the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. It is an organization of civilian volunteers that aide the…

Electric Go Carts Race in Pasco

The Columbia Basin College parking lot was the scene of a go cart race this weekend, but it wasn't exactly a race. It was the Electrathon Rally, part of an annual circuit constisting of seven competitions in Washington and Oregon.…

Got Drugs? Police Collecting used Prescriptions

To help prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription medication, the DEA has teamed up with local police departments in its "Got Drugs?" campaign. Anyone with expired, unused, or unwanted medications could drop them off at their local police department…

March for Respect Draws Hundreds in Richland

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and each year the ARC of Tri-Cities hosts the March for Respect around John Dam Plaza in Richland. There are also inspirational speakers, entertainment, and free hot dogs. Money raised from the march…

Fundraiser in Pasco Helps Local Familes

A fundraiser on Sunday marks the 50th anniversary for a local charity. Lutheran Community Services held it's annual live and silent auction at the Red Lion in Pasco. Their programs help families at risk connect to resources in order to…

Wheelchair Basketball Team Wanted in Tri-Cities

Basketball teams from Spokane and Portland met up in Richland for a friendly game of wheelchair basketball. It was sponsored by Para Sports in Spokane, and it was a chance for the teams to practice before the big tournament next…

Patriot Pilsner on Tap at Ice Harbor

The WSU Tri-Cities Patriot Club and Ice Harbor Brewery have once again teamed up to raise money for a Veterans' Memorial on the Richland campus. Ice Harbor on Saturday tappped it's annual batch of Patriot Pilsner, which was brewed at…

Lacrosse Club Looking for Members

The Tri-Cities Youth Lacrosse club held a free kids clinic at the Moore Mansion in Pasco on Saturday. Highschool players from Richland and Southridge worked with kids from 1st to 8th grade to introduce them to the sport. All the…

Update on Firefighter Shocked by Downed Powerline

Benton County Fire District 1 and Benton PUD held a press conference this morning to release the latest information on a firefighter who received an electirical shock yesterday on Game Farm Road near Jump Off Joe Butte. Ty Schoenwald was…

Seahawks Fans Rally at Edgar Brown Stadium

Seahawks fans rallied at Edgar Brown Stadium Saturday morning to show support for their team one week before the Super Bowl. The rally was hosted by the Pasco Cheer team, who held games and gave away prizes. They also sold…

Man Hit by Car on Clearwater Ave.

A man was hit by a car on Clearwater Ave. this morning at about 11:30 am. Troy Allen had just stepped off an east-bound bus at the stop near Wendy's, went around the back of the bus and tried to…