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So Much for a White Christmas in the Tri-Cities!

The weather was absolutely gorgeous Monday afternoon. I took my daughter down to the river to throw rocks in and I just couldn't muster sadness for the lack of snow. If you can't have a white Christmas, the next best thing is a beautiful, sunny Christmas in the Mid-Columbia!

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Amazon, Two Headed Curly Serpent
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Best Inflatables for the Summer

Blowup those toys and relax in the water during the remainder of these next few Summer months.

Here are some of the best and weirdest inflatables for you and the whole family!
1. Intex Sea Turtle Ride On

 

 

For $21.50, this giant Turtle provides fun filled water entertainment for kids ages 3 and older.   With large air chambers and durible handles, you are guaranteed not to be worrying about a cheaply made product.  So throw out that old inflatable ring and jump on this life size water creature!

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8 Creative Towels for Playing in the Water

The image of typical beach towels being boring ol’ rectangle-shaped is out! This summer, spice up your beach outfit with something else. Here are some creative beach towels that will help you be “cool.”

 

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Best Boat Docks in the Tri-Cities

It’s boating season! Thanks to the three rivers, the Tri-Cities provides many places for boat launches and docks. Here is a map of some of the popular boat facilities in the Tri-Cities.

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Howard Amon boat launch, Richland, June 28, 2012
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Boaters and Bikers Beware the Columbia River is Running High

The Columbia River will be at or near flood stage over the next few days.  If you plan on boating, playing in the river, or in some areas running along the river -  use caution. 

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Facebook, Stevie-Jean Luke, Wake Boarding
Facebook, Stevie-Jean Luke, Wake Boarding
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Best Ways to Skim the Columbia River in Tri-Cities

The summer season is fast approaching and what better way to spend free time in the Tri-Cities than on the Columbia River!

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Courtesy of the Water Follies
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When Are The Tri-City Water Follies Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races?

The 2012 Tri-Cities Water Follies will be Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29, this year.
The Unlimited Hydroplanes race for the Lamb-Weston Columbia Cup is the main attraction.
Tickets are on sale now for

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Polar Plunge
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Join KORD in Polar Plunge

Join Team KORD at the 2012 Kennewick Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Washington.

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What I’ll Miss About Summer!! [VIDEOS]

If you're anything like me, you may feel we were cheated of the long hot summers that we're used to.  Maybe it's just my perception, but it feels like we had a shortened summer and I'm sad to see it go.

As the years pass...I try to hang on to the things I do in life that I LOVE!

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Andy Miller Swims To Raise Money [VIDEO]

Prosecutor Andy Miller completed the six mile swim from Richland to Kennewick Thursday to raise money for My Friends Place.  A soon-to-be homeless shelter for teens.  

A boat followed Andy as he swam from the Howard Amon Park, to the Edison Street area of Columbia Park.

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Rippin' Lips
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Rippin’ Lips On The Columbia

I had the opportunity to scratch one of my bucket list items Tuesday, with help from Atwood's N.W. Guide Service. I finally reeled in a 7 and half foot sturgeon. (it could have been 8 foot, it wasn't holding still enough to measure it) Here is how I did it.

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Boat launch
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High Water Warning – Columbia River

The Army Corps of Engineers warn boaters of high water and swift currents on the Columbia River.   

Some boat launches along the Columbia River might not be accessible.

The Bureau of Reclamation issued a warning about high water flows, debris, strong currents and very cold water through at least the next week

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