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Truck to stay on Badger while options considered

By Michelle Dupler, Herald staff writer

A truck stuck on the side of Badger Mountain will remain in a gully while officials discuss how to get it off the hillside without doing more damage.

Adam Fyall, Benton County community development coordinator, said he’ll meet with the truck owner and representatives of the Friends of Badger Mountain on Wednesday, but no decisions will […]

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Group aims to balance development, nature in Tri-Cities

By John Trumbo, Herald staff writer

A new private-public partnership wants to help preserve the ridges and rivers of the Tri-Cities.

“I’m a lifelong resident. There’s great urgency. Just look around and see what’s left,” said Scott Woodward, who helped found the Ridges to Rivers Open Space Network six months ago.

The group’s vision is to have a network of natural features and […]

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Gift aids bid to preserve space on Badger Mountain

By John Trumbo, Herald staff writer
The Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club has donated $2,000 to the Friends of Badger Mountain for preserving open spaces and hiking trails on Little Badger Mountain.
The donation brings the total raised so far by the 60-day campaign of the Friends of Badger Mountain to $105,000, said Sharon Grant, the group’s president.
Grant said they also have several pledges […]

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Little Badger Mountain could be key to skyline

Tri-City Herald
Let’s all get high — again.
The Friends of Badger Mountain successfully preserved that ridge from development the old-fashioned way, by buying it from a willing seller.
It’s five years later, and the group and its supporters are going after Little Badger Mountain. We hope they use the same tactic.
With Badger Mountain, the relationship between willing buyer and seller was clear […]

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Badger Mountain group on $1 million mission

By John Trumbo, Herald staff writer
Friends of Badger of Mountain has less than 60 days to raise $1 million to match a potential state grant for buying another chunk of ridge real estate overlooking the Tri-Cities.
The grassroots campaign has until June’s end to raise the money, said Sharon Grant, president of the Friends during a news conference Tuesday at Trailhead […]

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It’s the season for desert hiking and wildflower appreciation

Tri-City Herald
You felt it and maybe suspected it, but now you can verify it. March was a cold one. As we’re reporting, the average temperature for March in the Tri-Cities was 45 degrees, or 2 degrees below normal.
April also is expected to run colder than normal, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying some of the best desert hiking […]

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