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Press Conference Announced Introducing Launch of Life Saving App - 05/18/18

Anyone can join the growing number of emergency first responders in the Tri-Cities by downloading an app called PulsePoint. Recently launched in Benton County, this technology provides alerts that notify users when someone in close proximity of their location is suffering a cardiac episode and is in need of CPR. Emergency response experts say beginning chest compressions as soon as possible can save valuable time until paramedics arrive. It can save lives.

The free application available for download on all smartphones, will also direct these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

A public information campaign is being launched in the Tri-Cities. This campaign is designed to encourage people to download the app. and sign up as a PulsePoint first responder.

Join representatives from the Richland Fire Department, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, and Lourdes Health as they introduce this amazing resource to our community.

Other partners include Benton County Emergency Services, Pasco Fire Department, Kennewick Fire Department, and Benton County Fire Districts.

The press conference will be held:

Monday, May 21, 10:00 am

Richland Fire Station #1 

1000 George Washington Way, Richland, WA.

Construction to Commence on Queensgate Drive Improvement Projects - 05/04/18

Next week construction on the Queensgate Drive improvement projects is scheduled to begin. Contractors have already started site preparations for this effort.  

The Queensgate Drive improvement projects are in partnership with the City of Richland, Washington State Department of Transportation, and Benton County. Two contractors, Culbert Construction and Central Washington Asphalt, have been hired to complete the improvements to Queensgate Drive from Keene Road to Columbia Park Trail, as well as construction of two roundabouts, one at Columbia Park Trail, and the other at the eastbound on-ramp to I-182.

Construction will not restrict access to businesses on Queensgate between Keene Rd. and Columbia Park Trail. Citizens will still be able to access Columbia Park Trail from Keene Road, as well as the eastbound on-ramp for I-182. However, during a portion of construction, the Queensgate overpass will be closed to traffic heading north. Therefore, citizens are encouraged to look for alternative routes and follow detour and posted directional signage.

The Queensgate Drive improvement projects are anticipated to be completed by August 2018. This schedule may be subject to change and we will communicate any updates accordingly via the project website and social media.  Note: Traffic flow will be reduced during construction, however, we do look forward to seeing a significant decrease in this congestion upon project completion.

Anyone can sign up to receive project updates by going to For additional questions, please visit the project website at

Open House to Plan Drollinger Park Amenities (Photo) - 04/24/18

Residents living near Drollinger Park in Richland are invited to an open house at the park on Saturday, May 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to provide input and help choose future park amenities.  

Richland Parks and Public Facilities began development of the park in 2014 with irrigation and turf, and in 2017 with trees planted during the annual Arbor Day event. The next phase includes choosing park amenities and playground equipment and staff wants your help.

Drollinger Park is a neighborhood park located off of the Bypass Highway and Duportail. The address is 460 Tanglewood Drive.

For more information, visit, call 942-7463 or email">

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