All Blog Entries by Colleen D Lane

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Richland’s Badger Mountain Challenge 50k Ultra MarathonDo you think the 15k trail is too easy? Well, here is where the challenge begins. Go up against some of the more experienced runners on March 29 for the Badger Mountain Challenge 50k Ultra Marathon, which is sponsored by Subaru, Confidence in Motion. Check-in time is between 6-6:45AM and actual marathon start at 7:00AM. However, you have the option to go for an early start, which is at 6:00AM.

Entry Fee
Entrant’s fee for the 50k Ultra Marathon is $45 for trail race only or $63 for race and technical fabric race shirt. The fee also includes one goody bag with an assortment of schwag from event sponsors, chip timing, access to fully stocked aid stations, drop bag transport, post race meal, access to race photos, and a commemorative finisher’s medal.

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Richland’s Badger Mountain Challenge 15k Trail Run and HikeBe part of history and join the Badger Mountain Challenge 15k Trail Run and Hike on Saturday, March 29. Check-in time is from 7-7:45AM and race time is at 8AM. Subaru, Confidence in Motion, sponsors this event. 

Racecourse
The course will start at the bottom of Queensgate Road, which gives participants a chance to spread out and go up to the Canyon Trail through the parking lot area at the trailhead. Course goes all the way up to the top of Canyon Trail and continues East down to the service road where it meets up with the Sagebrush Trail.

However, the course doesn’t end there. There is still a long ways to go. In fact, the few sustained climbs that will be made throughout the course of the race will reach a cumulative elevation of 1,900'! For more

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Earth Hour Party at Crow's Nest Clover Island Inn in KennewickMarch 29 is the day the whole world celebrates Earth Hour. Some people from all across the earth do it by turning off all of their non-essential lights while others show they’re one with the whole world through different events.

Earth Hour Party
Head on out to Crow’s Nest Clover Island Inn on March 29 and listen to acoustic music and watch live stream of Earth Hour events as they happen around the world. You would even get the chance to watch as the decorative lighting of Kennewick’s own cable bridge is turned off in observance of Earth Hour, which will be observed from 8:30 to 9:30PM on said day. Admission is free.

For more information about the Earth Hour and learn what you can do to be part of its observance, please visit www.earthhour.org.

Earth Hour Party at Crow's Nest Clover Island Inn in Kennewick
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Earth Hour Night Hike at Chamna Natural Preserve in RichlandEach year, towards the end of March, Earth Hour is observed worldwide to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. The World Wide Fund for Nature organized this event to encourage households and businesses to do their part.

Normally, households and businesses are encouraged to turn off most, if not all, of the lights for one hour. However, other parts of the world exert more effort in taking action against climate change just like the Earth Hour Night Hike that will take place at the Chamna Natural Preserve in Richland on March 29.

Earth Hour Night Hike
This is an interpretive night hike in the Chamna Natural Preserve where only small flashlights will be used. If you’re joining, you need to dress appropriately in

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The Sandhill Crane Festival, Othello, WashingtonThe Othello Sandhill Crane Festival started in 1998. The Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) sponsors this annual festival. Through the collective efforts of committee members, the festival is carefully planned, organized and conducted. The Sandhill Crane Festival Committee includes Grant Conservation District staff, Othello citizens, and residents from the neighboring Columbia Basin communities of Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Royal City.

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival
During the festival, which will happen on March 28-30, there will be different tours for crane viewing along with specialty tours that included a wildlife tour of the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge/Potholes

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Cement Suitcase Special Showing in Fairchild Cinemas, PascoCement Suitcase is a comedy film written and directed by a native of Yakima Valley. It was shot entirely in and around the Valley. It will have a one night only special showing at the Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco on March 22 at 7PM.

Cement Suitcase
The film revolves around a winery in Prosser and zeroes in on the life of the best wine salesman in Yakima Valley. However, his life is on a downward spiral, he is headed for a breakdown, and only two people can help him – someone who just broke into his house and another one who is having an affair with his girlfriend.

Watch it to find out how the movie would present its charming take on a man who decides that it’s time to let go of some baggage.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7.50 for seniors

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Atomic City Rollergirls Season Opener in KennewickThe Atomic City Rollergirls, Tri Cities’ roller derby team, will be hosting the season opener against the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls on March 22 at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex at 6PM.

Atomic City Rollergirls
The Atomic City roller derby team is comprised of 25 fearless wheeling warriors and some rookies who wish to get into fighting form on the flat track. This league aims to promote athleticism for all women regardless of size and background.

The great thing about the team is that it encourages its members to make full use of their individual potentials while working collectively as a supportive team. More than that, the Atomic City Rollergirls try to give back to the community by being active with local charitable causes through

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Camerata Musica Featuring Will Earl Spanheimer at RichlandIf you don’t have anything better to do on March 22, head on out to Battelle Auditorium for Camerata Musica. The show will start at 8PM until 11PM, and it will feature Will Earl Spanheimer, a local artist who is part of Kennewick High’s class of 1986.

One of a Kind Show
Will Earl Spanheimer is a bass-baritone, and he will be performing with Patti Robertson, a collaborative pianist. Their special guest is soprano Carissa Simpson, and together, they will present a program of operatic arias intermixed with classic show tunes.

Admission to the show is free, although patrons will be seated first. Don’t forget, save the date – March 22, at 8PM. For more information, you may visit their website.

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Trees-Trees-Trees Watercolor Workshop in Richland, WAChris Blevins is at it again, but this time, Suzi Vitulli will join him as they hold a class that focuses on painting trees. Apparently, both have been at the receiving end of requests for tree-painting lessons, and they finally caved in.

Trees-Trees-Trees
This watercolor workshop will be a whole-day affair. It will start at 8:45AM and will continue until 4:30PM on March 29 at 618 Lago Vista Dr. Richland, Wa. LaVonda Kellogg will be hosting the workshop.

Chris and Suzi will spend the morning focusing on techniques while the afternoon will be spent teaching participants an easy way to paint birch trees in the afternoon.

BYOL
If you’re participating in the workshop, you’re encouraged to BYOL or bring your own lunch. Registration is open until March

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LIGO Hanford Observatory Fourth-Friday Tours in Richland, WaEvery fourth Friday of the month, the LIGO Hanford Observatory in Richland offers public drop-in tours, which gives people a chance to observe and take an excellent look at their facility.

Tour Groups
You can actually form your own tour group of 15 participants and get in touch with LIGO to find out how your group can schedule a private tour, either during weekdays or in the evening.

LIGO provides regular tours for community groups, astronomy clubs, professional societies, and others. Tours normally last about two hours only, so you won’t get bored at all.

Middle school age students (and above) are encouraged to take advantage of the tours, but both young and old are welcome to tour the facility.

Tour Schedule
Schedule for drop-in tours is

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