Editorial

Electronic building permits a good move

September 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

The Grant County Planning Department is working to pick up the pace by processing some building permits electronically.The change won’t happen overnight, as the county is in the process of training workers and finding a contractor.When the ...

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Grant County government accomplishing good things

September 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

I have been a lifelong resident of Royal City living on our family farm with my husband Rick of 32 years. I have enjoyed the country life and raising our three children on the farm.The Commissioners approve an annual budget in excess of $12...

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School sports good for players and spectators

September 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

It’s fall, even if it’s just beginning to feel like it outside, and that means kids are back in school. And the beginning of school means the beginning of school sports. Fields, gyms and pools all over the Basin are filled with students hon...

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Misconceptions about Grant PUD

September 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

As a slight introduction, I have been your Grant PUD Commissioner for the past twelve years and have chosen not to seek re-election. As I ride off into the sunset I’d like to set the record straight on some common misconceptions about your ...

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Shaking the hand that feeds us

September 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

Why bother farming when we can all just get our food at the supermarket?A Quincy resident heard that on the radio 37 years ago and it set him thinking: how do we show people the connection between the food they eat and the people who produc...

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County treasurer offers perspective on MLIRD assessment billing

September 04, 2018 at 9:19 am

Misleading information has created a false narrative regarding the Moses Lake Irrigation & Rehabilitation District (MLIRD) 2018 assessment billing. In prior years, the MLIRD sent the assessor a rate. The assessor applied that rate to la...

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Fair time is approaching

August 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

One week of each year is dedicated to the Grant County Fair which is quickly approaching. The fair runs from Aug. 14-18 this year. During that week everyone’s inner cowboy comes out in one way or another.This year appears to be no different...

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There's a place in the world for Babe Ruth League

August 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

Growing up in Colorado the summer baseball world had a certain pecking order. I played Little League from the time I could swing a bat until high school.Little League was the recreational league. We played other Little League programs up an...

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Grant County’s power threatened by bitcoin

August 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

Grant County has been invaded by a parasitic power hog that threatens all electricity rate classes and will hamper job growth and tax base expansion for years to come if left unchecked.Attracted by Grant County’s low power rates, cryptocurr...

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Dairy cattle good for agriculture

July 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

As National Dairy Month comes to an end, it’s an excellent opportunity to reflect on the cows’ contributions to society and their vital role in the sustainability cycle of agriculture. Today we feed more people on this planet on less land t...

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