98.3 The KEY

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
West Richland, WAPosted by
98.3 The KEY

If it Goes Up and Blows Up, Is it Okay in West Richland? Yes and No.

Pasco police are using the slogan, "If it goes up or blows up it's not allowed". And I'm pretty sure that we all know the fireworks rules in Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco are different than in West Richland. But West Richland still has plenty of rules, and you could be fined up to $1000 if you don't comply. I live in West Richland and we love the show our neighbors and surrounding neighborhoods put on. But we hate it for our dog! We sit in our backyard and watch the show for hours. It's crazy how non-stop it is once it gets going. Almost like 'battle of the neighborhoods. There will be a huge display a few blocks over, then my neighborhood answers in kind. Many of these mortars and shells are Disney-quality fireworks. I'm not even sure if all of them are legal in West Richland. For instance, according to the West Richland fireworks code, a mortar must be 1 3/4 inches or smaller and may contain no more than 40 g of pyrotechnic composition. I'm pretty sure the 1 3/4 inch means the circumference of the tube. On July 5th I always see lots of those empty mortar tubes sitting on sidewalks, but I've never actually measured one. Nor will I, LOL. By the way, if you get a hold of some fireworks that are not legal and think you can just hop over to West Richland and set them off, you should know that you can't do that in any public park within the city of West Richland including vehicle parking areas.
West Richland, WAPosted by
98.3 The KEY

9 Ways Humans Accidentally Cause Wildfires

Lots of lightning strikes are expected this evening as thunderstorms roll across northeastern Oregon and along the edge of the Blue Mountains in Washington. But how many times have you heard on the news that a fire was human-caused? I'm not talking about arson here. There are lots of ways we accidentally start what turns out to be a multi-hundred-acre fire, or worse.
Yakima, WAPosted by
98.3 The KEY

4 Yakima Summer Camps for the Kids

Yay, it's summer time which means the kids are looking for some fun things to get into. Why not enroll them in a fun summer camp (or two or three) to keep them busy and entertained?. I previously wrote an article about some art summer camps that I discovered were...
Arkansas StatePosted by
98.3 The KEY

Washington Man Unearths 2.2 Carat Diamond in Arkansas Gem Park

Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas is one of the only places in the world where John and Jane Q. Public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings people from all over the world to search the 37.5-acre field, the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater, a diamond-bearing volcanic pipe, for a variety of rocks, minerals and gemstones.
NHLPosted by
98.3 The KEY

TC Ams Release 3 20-Year-Olds, Announce Schedules for Fall

Coming off the strangest season in franchise and WHL history, the Tri-City Americans over the last week have made some announcements. First, 3 20-year-old players will not be on the roster for camp this summer. June16th, the Americans said Booker Daniel, Edge Lambert, and Bryan McAndrews were all released by the club.
Washington StatePosted by
98.3 The KEY

Have You Seen Any of Washington’s Most Common Birds? Where?

I recently received a bird feeder for my backyard. I have no clue what I'm doing. I do know that I have made a mess in my yard. I asked what's the secret to feeding WA birds?. So far, the cats and I have been having a great time watching all the action. Although, I've not seen hardly any of the most common backyard birds in the evergreen state.
Tri-cities, WAPosted by
98.3 The KEY

Tri-Cities Heatwave Underway! [Take Our Beach Poll]

Here we go Tri-Citians! Are you ready for some HOT weather? According to the National Weather Service in Pendleton, we're going to get hit in Washington and Oregon with some HEAT! Temperatures are expected t be 10-15 degrees above normal. What's next? Temperatures will steadily climb through the weekend and...
Pasco, WAPosted by
98.3 The KEY

Why Do So Many People Speed on This Pasco Street?

From the headline of this story, you are correct in assuming that I am a resident of Pasco - West Pasco to be exact. Part of my daily commute includes driving on West Sylvester Street, which stretches west to east starting at Road 68. The speed limit is 35 mph and if I'm honest (which I will be), I tend to push that to 40 mph because I don't expect the police to bother me for that. So why is it that even at 5-7 mph over, people are either riding my bumper or passing me on the right? If I'm going 40, they have to be doing 50, right?
Benton County, WAPosted by
98.3 The KEY

Benton County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Sex Offenders

The Benton County Sheriff's Office Detective Division is on the search for a couple of Sex Offenders on the loose. Both suspects have failed to register with law enforcement. 29-year old Thomas Wilson Blake is required to register with the Sheriff's Office and has yet to do so. A warrant has been issued. Blake has very distinctive tattoos on the neck and face.