April 2010

Found 43 blog entries for April 2010.

Columbia Park Train to Make Seasonal Debut Open to Public

The J&S Dream Land Express in the Columbia Park in Kennewick Washington, J&S Dream Land Expresswill be making its seasonal debut tonight to give rides to members of the ARC of the Tri Cities. The J&S train, which has been taken over by the Horse Heaven Hills Kiwanis Club, will be run by several retired train engineers. Train rides will be available to the public tomorrow, May 1 until the end of September. Tomorrow the train rides will begin at 9:30am. Throughout the summer the train will run on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00p to 6:00p with the exception of the annual Family Fishing Pond event when the train will begin running at 9:30a. The 15-minute train rides go around the fishing pond and cut through the

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CBC to Hold Solar-Powered Concert and Tree Planting

New Sapling

Columbia Basin College in Pasco Washington will be holding a solar-powered concert and a tree planting on campus. The concert featuring Jonathan Kingham will be from 11:00am until 12:00pm in the HUB. The solar power for the concert is provided by the Franklin PUD. Following the concert, at 1:00pm there will be a tree planting east of the “W” building where those in attendance will receive seedlings to plant. This event is in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day. CBC has been named by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA school, the only community college in the state to receive the designation. For more information about the event visit Columbia Basin College’s website or calling

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Annual Tri-Citian of the Year Awards Banquet

Every year a Tri Cities resident is recognized for their service in the community at the annual Tri-Citian of the Year Banquet. Community members are chosen for this award by exhibiting service above self. This year on April 30 another local resident will be recognized for their service in the Tri Cities. The banquet will take place at the Pasco Red Lion on Friday with a social hour beginning at 6:00p, the dinner begins at 7:00p. The banquet will feature keynote speaker Olie Kolzig. Reserve your table today for the annual Tri-Citian of the Year Awards Banquet by emailing Barb Johnson or calling her at 509.783.2109.

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Cleanup at 11 Hazardous Waste Burial Sites Finished 2 Years Ahead of Schedule

Hanford Site 1945

Back in 2002 Contractor Washington Closure Hanford began working on cleaning up 11 waste sites north of Richland, Washington. The Tri Party agreement Washington Closure was legally bound to states that the work had to be completed by 2012. Earlier this month Washington Closure announced they are finished with the cleanup work at the 11 sites, two years before the deadline. By finishing the cleanup this early, the contractor was able to save nearly $170 million. Throughout the cleanup workers have excavated 426,000 tons of soil at the 11 sites. One of the most hazardous sites, 618-7, workers dug up more than 800 barrels of hazardous materials, 100 drums of zircaloy

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Award Winning Author to Speak at WSU Tri Cities

Washington State University Tri Cities

Michael Honey, University of Washington humanities professor and author of the book Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, King’s Last Campaign, will be speaking at Washington State University Tri Cities this Tuesday, May 27. Honey will be speaking at 7:00pm in the East Building Auditorium about Martin Luther King’s last campaign and unfinished agenda in the Era of Obama. This talk by Honey is a part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by Battelle. Honey’s lecture is free and open to the public, prior to the lecture there will be a meet-and-greet with Honey. The lecture will be followed by a book signing; books are available for purchase at WSU Tri Cities’ bookstore.

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Society of Professional Journalists Accepting Applications for Scholarship

Journalist Working on an Article

The Society of Professional Journalists is accepting applications for the William O. Douglas Chapter’s Laurie J. Williams $500 scholarship. This scholarship benefits students from eastern Washington or eastern Oregon who are majoring in journalism. Applications are due by May 31 and must include transcripts, a cover letter, three recently published writings, two letters of recommendation from teachers/ professors or editors, three in-depth descriptions of stories that would be pursued if given the chance, an outline, source contacts, and ideas for supporting art or graphics. For more information about the application or to receive a copy of the application call

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ESD 123 Putting on Bullying Workshop for Educators

One Room School House

Educational Services District 123 in Pasco is putting on a workshop for educators on May 4 from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the ESD 123 building, in the Blue Mountain Room. The workshop is on putting a stop to bullying and building a culture of acceptance in school. Those who attend will learn about what the law says about bullying and harassing as well as resources for support. Attendees will also learn about how to intervene when students are being bullied at school and the role of diversity. The bullying workshop costs $55 and there are six clock hours available; lunch is provided. To register, visit the ESD 123 website.

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Bird Hill Homes, West Richland Washington | The Community
The Bird Hill Community of West Richland Washington is a draw for many people because of the mature landscaping, ease of access to shopping, and because of its open spaces. The community is in close proximity to several shopping locations. Within a couple of miles of Bird Hill, is a Yokes grocery store, with several smaller businesses in the same shopping center. There is also a Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, and quite a few other businesses within five miles of the community. Within the Bird Hill community are several parks with playgrounds, grassy fields, and picnic areas.

Bird Hill Homes for Sale
Homes in the Bird Hill Community tend to sell from anywhere between $130,000 up to

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Columbia Point Homes in Richland Washington
Columbia Point Homes, Richland WashingtonColumbia Point homes are located in Richland Washington at Columbia Pointe Harbor of which is a stone's throw from I182. The area of Columbia Point includes many amenities such as parks; easy water access with boat launches/docks and places to store a boat for a fee. There are also biking and walking paths, picnic areas, large grassy fields, small businesses, a community center, a golf course and much more. Columbia Point is home to the Richland Yacht Club, Anthony’s, the Courtyard Marriott, The Moorings Condominiums, and River’s Edge Condominiums to name a few. Columbia Point is centrally located in Richland and right off the freeway providing easy access for Pasco and Kennewick residents, as well

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2010 Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo Tickets Go On Sale Saturday Morning

This Saturday, April 24, at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds tickets will be on sale for the 2010 Fair and Rodeo; Dancing with the Steers.Ticket Stub The fair this year will be August 24th-28th, 2010. Tickets can be from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, you must be present to get tickets. Tickets for purchase include reserved seats for the demolition derby, rodeo, and concerts; the cost on April 24 will be $10 for these seats. The concerts this year at the fair will include The Beach Boys, Rick Springfield, Ted Nugent, Three Dog Night, and Luke Bryan. All day passes for the carnival will also be on sale for $18, you save $7. For more information contact the fair office at 509.586.9211 ext. 3.

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