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Stranded pickup truck removed from Badger Mountain on Feb. 22nd

A stranded pickup truck had been stuck below the Canyon Trail since October, 2008. Two articles about the stuck truck appeared in the Tri-City Herald on October 22nd and 28th.

Here’s our story of the removal on February 22nd.

Good news!  On the morning of Sunday, February 22, the white truck was removed from the ravine aside the Canyon Trail. A good […]

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Council Okays Subdivision on Little Badger Mountain


RICHLAND – More homes and maybe less mountains? Richland city council gave the go-ahead for a new subdivision to dig in on top of Little Badger Mountain.

But folks like Sharon Grant aren’t happy about it. Grant is president of the “Friends of Badger Mountain”, that’s the group trying to preserve the ridges in the Tri-Cities.

Grant says she disappointed in […]

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Ridgeline Development or Open Space?

By Dennis Cresswell, Managing Editor, Tri-City Citizen
Milo Bauder doesn’t like controversy, and most of the time he can avoid it. Over a period of several decades he has quietly created some of the finest housing developments in the area that we now call south Richland without becoming as well known as some other local developers.
If his name isn’t exactly a […]

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Joining the Trails

By Nathan Isaacs, Herald staff writer

There was no golden spike to hammer into the ground when two work parties met Sunday morning, joining together the two ends of a two-mile trail on Badger Mountain they built over the weekend.

Instead, “We had lunch,” said Jim Langdon, hiking trailmaster with the Friends of Badger Mountain.

More than 70 people worked Saturday and Sunday […]

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Trail Blazer – Badger Mountain is a peak performance

Hikers used to the likes of trails on Mount Rainier or Mount Adams might consider Benton County’s Badger Mountain more of a molehill than a mountain. Yet many Tri-Cities residents are enjoying a “peak” outdoor experience on the 1,580-foot summit, which only recently was opened to general public use. The 1.1-mile trail constructed last year leads through the 574-acre Badger […]

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Benton OKs turning land into preserve

Hikers and nature enthusiasts can stop worrying about houses replacing the trails and shrub-steppe habitat on Badger Mountain bordering the southwestern edge of the Tri-Cities.

Benton County commissioners voted 2-1 Wednesday to set aside 574 acres along the crest and slopes of the mountain to preserve its “recreational, ecological and aesthetic values.”

Commissioner Max Benitz Jr. voted against the measure, saying he […]

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