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Richland Library to Host Adult Musical Activity (Photo) - 07/18/18

A hands-on event for adults to create musical instruments out of everyday items and to experiment with water xylophones, cup instruments and more is Thursday, July 26 at 6:00 8:30 p.m. This free event includes learning how to use a circuit board to make an instrument out of nearly anything – even a banana!

There is no charge, but registration is required at Space is limited.

For more information on the Adult Services Programs, contact Richland Librarian Gavin Lightfoot, 942-7680 or


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Detour Tomorrow on Jadwin - Between Mansfield north to Swift - 07/17/18

Jadwin Avenue, between Mansfield St. and Swift Boulevard will close from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, July 18 and 19 for utility maintenance. Traffic readerboard signs were activated earlier this week and signage and detours will be in place tomorrow morning.

Questions on the traffic diversion can be directed to 942-7514. City traffic delays for the upcoming week are posted each Friday on

See3Slam Basketball Tournament this Weekend in Richland (Photo) - 07/09/18

-Event includes a movie, concert, vendors and a road closure  

The third annual See3Slam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is happening in Richland on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 & 15 but the pre-festivities begin Friday, July 13. George Washington Way, near John Dam Plaza will close to traffic beginning Friday at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday at 6:00 p.m. for this family friendly, two-day extravaganza.  

Motor vehicles traveling on George Washington Way, from Lee Boulevard north to Swift Boulevard will be directed to nearby Jadwin Avenue. The parking lot off Knight Street at John Dam Plaza will also be closed.  Event participants are encouraged to park at Richland City Hall, the Federal Building Parking lot or the parking lot on Lee and Jadwin. 

The tournament, which has 255+ teams registered, takes place on Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. on George Washington Way in Central Richland. While this stretch of roadway will be closed to through traffic, businesses will remain open and can be accessed from Newton Street and Lee Boulevard.

On Friday, food vendors will open in John Dam Plaza and the movie “Space Jam,” rated PG, will play on an inflatable screen at dusk. On Saturday and Sunday, the fun begins with a pancake breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on Saturday evening, a Pink Floyd tribute band will play from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

More information can be found at

Richland Board and Committee Openings (Photo) - 07/02/18

The Richland City Council is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving their community. 

The Richland Public Facilities District Board has two vacancies, both of which need to have a letter of support from a local organization. The purpose of this board is to assist in constructing, maintaining and operating a regional facility that ties into stimulating the economy. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, at 5:30 p.m. at the REACH Multipurpose Room. 

The American with Disabilities Act Committee meets once in the spring and fall of each year, or as called. Members help support the compliance of the ADA act. The successful candidate should be one who works with, or can relate to persons with disabilities. This ensures a balanced perspective to decision making concerning identified issues.

For more information, visit or call the city at 942-7388. The application period is extended until July 24 or until filled.

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Free Skate Board and Scooter Competition on Saturday (Photo) - 06/28/18

Grind 18, Richland’s first Skate and Scooter Competition is Saturday, June 30 at Jeanette Taylor Skate Park, 1185 Carondelet Drive. Participants can register on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the skate park. Free T-shirts will be available with each registration, while supplies last. There is no cost to register for this competition, just an opportunity to show off your skills and have fun.

The competition begins at 12:00 noon. Food trucks and a skate equipment vendor will also be on hand. Music will be provided by DJ Ruffcut and prizes have been donated by Asphalt Assault Skateboard Shop in Richland and Bonzi’s Skate Shop in Sunnyside.

All participants must sign a waiver, and those under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian present to sign the registration and waiver.

For more information call 509-942-7462 or check out the event on the City of Richland’s Facebook page,

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Richland Announces Unanticipated Road Closure at Columbia Park Trail (Photo) - 06/27/18

Work continues on the Queensgate Drive Improvement Projects in Richland. A portion of this project includes upgrading sewer line along Columbia Park Trail.

Unfortunately, excessive caving of a sewer trench along the roadway has caused safety concerns for work crews and travelers (see attached photo). Therefore, a portion of Columbia Park Trail will be closed to daytime traffic, in both directions, beginning tomorrow, June 28th, from 6:00 am – 4:30 pm. The daytime closures are estimated to last no longer than Friday, July 6th.  (please note this estimate is subject to change).

The portion of Columbia Park Trail to be closed is located just west of Windmill Road, to Queensgate Drive. Drivers who normally travel on Columbia Park Trail to access Queensgate Dr./Duportail Rd. will want to use Leslie Rd/Gage Blvd/Keene Rd. The Ben Franklin Transit Park and Ride on Windmill Road will remain accessible, as will businesses/wineries located on Tulip Lane.

The safety of our staff and citizens is of utmost priority. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to improved infrastructure and traffic flow upon project completion.

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