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Hotels preparing for boat races

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--Hotels are preparing for boat races.

Several local hotels and motel managers are saying while some places still have a rooms left, many hotels are booked and have been for quite a while.

Mark Blotz, manager of Clover Island Inn says  "typically when people are leaving the hotel this year, they will be making reservations for next year for boat race weekends."

Hotel staff say whenever there are big events like the Water Follies it's best to reserve a room far in advance.