MEDORA -- The Badlands take on an additional spot of color when Medora hosts the Badlands Appreciation Weekend and Hot Air Balloon Rally next weekend. Along with hot air balloons, this year's rally will feature cluster balloonist John Ninomiya from California, aloft. His cluster ballooning consists of anywhere from 50 to 150 helium-filled weather balloons that take up to two hours to fill. Launch times are Sept. 10 at 5:30 a.m. Mountain Time and 4:40 p.m. Mountain Time, and Sept. 11 at 5:30 a.m. Ninomiya will launch his cluster balloon during the Sept. 10 morning launch. For more information about Ninomiya, go to: (clusterballoon.org).