Preserving the Amon Creek Natural Preserve is basic to our area's competitive future. Our future depends on attracting the caliber of residents that will preserve and add to our economy's competitiveness. We need look only as far as Badger Mountain for its trails and their amazingly intense use by all ages. This is a very old problem in Richland. At one time the city wanted to build a road the length of what is now Leslie Groves Park. Happily for everyone, the Richland City Council weighed in on the side of future health.
-- LINO NICCOLI, Richland