In keeping with suggestions in TCH that readers might consider ideas to improve the image of our local geographical area, I have concluded that the starting point should be a new, comprehensive name. "Tri-Cities" is too general and other states have such names. A large city such as Seattle is composed of several smaller, well-designated areas; some are former cities themselves, such as Ballard.
Why not a name that includes all our several local municipalities in a geographical, meaningful sense? I suggest a couple: Pueblo Grande for one. Our banana belt climate and large taco bus population, plus wineries might attract outsiders. Another: Columbia Riviera, if we only had some sandy beaches to attract swimmers without boats. I'm sure there will be other suggestions, but let us participate. An inclusive, areawide name must be achieved.
JIM RABIDEAU, Pasco