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Friends of Badger Mountain needs workers for new trail

By John Trumbo, Herald staff writer

RICHLAND — Jim Langdon is operating on the premise that if enough people come, it will be built.

As trailmaster for the Friends of Badger Mountain, Langdon hopes to have 100 volunteers on the mountain March 6-7 for a work party to dig about 1.4 miles of new trail.

When completed, the new segment will connect to […]

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State, group fail to reach price for Badger Mtn. land

Laura Kate Zaichkin, Herald staff writer

RICHLAND — Richland had to turn down $1.3 million from the state to help preserve 150 acres of ridgetop on Little Badger Mountain because negotiations with the property owner fell through, a city official said.

“It’s over, darn,” said Phil Pinard, planning and capital projects manager for Richland’s Parks and Recreation Department. “It’s hard to give […]

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Truck stuck on Badger Mtn. pulled from ravine

By Paula Horton, Herald staff writer February 24, 2009

RICHLAND — An ’85 Chevy truck stuck in ravine on Badger Mountain by a Kennewick man doing some “hill climbing” was pulled out Sunday by volunteers from a local four-by-four riding club.

The white truck had been in the gully below the Canyon Trail for about four months while Benton County officials and […]

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Protecting open spaces in the Tri-Cities

By John Trumbo, Herald staff writer

Everywhere he looks, Bob Spaulding sees the big picture for open spaces.

That picture is in the canyons, on the hillsides, atop the ridges and along the rivers. It includes the community’s tree-canopied parks and pockets of hard-to-build-on properties hemmed in by development.

But the picture is getting smaller.

Spaulding, who is chairman of the Kennewick Planning Commission, […]

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Badger Mtn. group falls short in bid to buy additional land

A seven-month campaign to raise enough money to buy 150 acres of ridgetop on Little Badger Mountain and preserve it apparently isn’t going to succeed.

At least not this year.

After receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than 500 donors since the campaign launched in May, Friends of Badger Mountain admitted this week that they can’t make their goal, and […]

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Hill climbing’ damages popular Badger Mountain trail

By Paula Horton, Herald staff writer

A popular hiking trail and natural habitat on Badger Mountain was severely torn up by a Kennewick man who said he was just out “doing some hill climbing” in his ’85 Chevy truck.

James Dunlap, 30, said he didn’t set out to damage the Benton County park — and in fact didn’t even know it was […]

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