Mid-Columbia temperatures to hit high marks again
Residents throughout the Lower Columbia Basin -- from Prosser to Connell -- should see mostly sunny skies through Thursday, with possible showers and thunderstorms moving into southeastern Washington on Friday.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
USDA will continue to use Paterson field
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving forward with proposed changes at its Prosser Agricultural Research Service lab, but expects to keep using the research acreage.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
KEPR CBS 19
Pot stores in Tri-Cities, or no?
Tri-Cities leaders are still making decisions about pot stores, now that the first one in our area opened in Prosser.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Washington-Oregon stakes claim in sweet onion competition
Onion growers and shippers in the Columbia Basin say their sweet onions can keep up with better-known rivals from Walla Walla, Wash., and Vidalia, Ga., - and perhaps will pass them in certain aspects in the future.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Richland, Kennewick discuss marijuana bans
The Richland City Council isn't as unanimous, but is expected to consider a ban on recreational marijuana businesses in the next couple of months.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Benton County commissioner faces 2 challengers
Benton County Commissioner Shon Small is looking to defend his District 2 seat against two challengers in the Aug. 5 primary election.
Kennewick man who became a firefighter in 1975 back on crew at age 70
When a wildfire raged near the Washington State Patrol offices south of Kennewick in 1975, it inspired one man, then 30, to become a firefighter.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Letter: Legal marijuana
I applaud the city of Prosser for allowing a pot store to open and allowing democracy to rule the day.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Man convicted of sex offenses living in Prosser
A sex offender recently convicted of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes is now living in the Prosser area, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Winds fan Washington wildfire, threaten homes
Tanilo Gonzalez leads his crew from G.H. Ranch down a road near Sprague River, Ore.
Los Angeles Times
Washington declares a state of emergency in battle against wildfires
Fire crews responded to a brush fire just east of Prosser, Wash., and just south of Interstate 82. A state of emergency was declared in 20 eastern counties in the state of Washington after a handful of new wildfires forced evacuations and threatened more than 500 homes.
Benton County brush fires about half contained; West Richland fire continues
Brush fires east of Prosser and between Hildebrand and Clodfelter Roads in Kennewick are at least 50 percent contained, according to fire officials.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Prosser fire burns more than 1,000 acres, now 80 percent contained
Fire crews from at least 10 local fire departments responded Tuesday to a brush fire just east of Prosser and just south of Interstate 82. View Full Gallery The fire started around 1:30 p.m. and was stopped near the Interstate 82 interchange at Gibbon Road, said Kennewick Fire Chief Neil Hines, whose department was one of 10 to respond.
Prosser to consider banning medical marijuana
Thursday, city officials in Prosser plan to review a proposal to effectively prohibit the production or distribution of medicinal pot.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
CWU apparel major completing internship at Prosser boutique
Andrea Wright is spending her summer working in retail each day, including weekends -- and not getting paid a dime for it.
Deadline Monday to register for Build Your Own Brat Class in Prosser
The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center will host a "Build Your Own Brat Class" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Walter Clore facility, 2140A Wine Country Road in Prosser.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Mid-Columbia meeting agendas for July 14-16
Pasco City Council, 7 p.m., 525 N. Third. Ave.: discuss recreational and medicinal marijuana business ban; update on Pasco Sanitary Landfill cleanup; fire inspection safety program.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Local pot grower makes first shipments to eager retailers
The crew at local pot grower and processer Monkey Grass Farms harvested their first crop of locally grown weed this week, and was up just after midnight Sunday to get orders shipped to eager new retailers in Tacoma, Prosser and Vancouver.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Spirits Even Higher Than Prices on First Day of Legal Weed in Washington State
Cannabis City owner James Lathrop addresses the crowd before a ceremonial ribbing cutting at his shop on the first day that sales of recreational pot became legal Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Seattle.