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New trail open on Badger Mountain

BY SARA SCHILLING
Tri-City Herald
The newest Badger Mountain trail is open after months of work and thousands of hours of volunteer labor.

A ceremony is planned at noon Jan. 16 to dedicate the yet-to-be-named trail, which traverses Badger’s southern slope.

“The people did this. That’s been true about each of our trails — it’s the people’s mountain and the people’s trail,” said Sharon […]

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Richland, Benton County buy rescue stretchers for Badger Mountain

Sara Schilling

They look like off-road versions of a stretcher, with large, durable wheels.

And they’ll make a big difference for the firefighters responding to medical calls on Badger Mountain and the injured trail-users they’re sent to help.

“In the past, we’d have to get six or seven people up there and try to carry the person down, which is very labor intensive,” […]

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Work begins on new Badger Mountain trail

By Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald

Work has started on a new 2.5-mile trail on the south side of Badger Mountain.

The new trail will start and end from the existing Skyline Trail, traversing the lower part of Badger’s southern slope, above a nearby orchard.

It’s been planned for years and is moving forward after the company that owns the orchard — Premiere Columbia […]

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Hikers Aim To Preserve The Tri-Cities’ Dramatic Ridgelines

By ANNA KING

The close proximity of a group of mountains known as The Rattles to the the Tri-Cities in southeast Washington, means urban dwellers can hike a 1,500 foot peak and enjoy dramatic views on their lunch break — or even after supper.

But it also means these ridgelines are prime turf for expensive view-homes.

Now, a band of avid hikers are […]

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Benton County to seek grant to create Candy Mountain preserve

BY SARA SCHILLING

A public preserve could be created on Candy Mountain south of West Richland, similar to the popular Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve that draws thousands of people each year.

Benton County will seek $750,000 from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. And the Friends of Badger Mountain committed to raise the match.

The money would buy about 200 acres of […]

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