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May 28, 2022 10:11 a.m.

Mariners hammer Verlander for 4 HRs in 6-1 win over Astros

SEATTLE (AP) — After being shut down by Justin Verlander twice already this season, the approach by the Seattle Mariners this time around was to be overly aggressive. “I said it to the club before the game, ‘If it looks like you can hit it hard, swing at it. Take our chances,’” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “And that's what we did tonight.” Rookie Julio Rodríguez hit the first of Seattle’s four home runs off Houston's ace, and the Mariners thumped the Astros 6-1 on Friday night...

REC Silicon to reopen Moses Lake plant
May 27, 2022 4:44 p.m.

REC Silicon to reopen Moses Lake plant

Full production expected in 2024

MOSES LAKE — REC Silicon is going to resume production of solar-grade polysilicon at its facility in Moses Lake, company CEO James May said during a conference call late Thursday to review the company’s first-quarter 2022 financial results. “We are going to restart in Moses Lake,” May said...

Will H. Latham
May 27, 2022 1:56 p.m.

Will H. Latham

A celebration of life for Will H. Latham will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at 4372 Road 3 Northeast, Mae Valley, Moses Lake, Washington. Lunch will follow.

Dennis Michael Cox
May 27, 2022 11:03 a.m.

Dennis Michael Cox

Dennis Michael Cox was born on April 2, 1945 to Woodrow Foy Cox and Georgia Viola Idler in his grandparents' home in Grandview, Washington. He passed away in his home in Othello surrounded by his family on May 25. He had been battling cancer and succumbed to sepsis.

A place to call home
May 27, 2022 1:20 a.m.

A place to call home

Othello development focuses on affordable home

OTHELLO — It’s no secret that homes are in high demand right now. The median home price in Othello has risen almost 14% in the last year, according to real estate website Zillow.com. People are trying to move in, and they need some place to move in to.

Ready to walk
May 27, 2022 1:20 a.m.

Ready to walk

A small class gears up for graduation

WILSON CREEK — Even in the smallest of schools, graduation is a big deal. In fact, it may be that the smaller the school, the more important the graduation ceremony is.

Moses Lake man arrested after brief standoff
May 27, 2022 1:20 a.m.

Moses Lake man arrested after brief standoff

MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man was arrested Thursday after a brief standoff with law enforcement on suspicion of second-degree robbery and felony eluding . Isaiah Martinez, 29, was arrested at about 2 p.m. after surrendering to Grant County Sheriff’s deputies and Moses Lake Police Department officers, wrote GCSO public information officer Kyle Foreman in a GCSO announcement...

Basin golfers succeed at state tournaments
May 27, 2022 1:20 a.m.

Basin golfers succeed at state tournaments

COLUMBIA BASIN – Several Basin golfers competed in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association - or WIAA - state tournaments across the state on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the Warden Lady Cougars winning the 1B/2B state tournament...

May 27, 2022 midnight

Legals for May, 27 2022

Moses Lake All Stars receive donation for World Series trip
May 26, 2022 5:36 p.m.

Moses Lake All Stars receive donation for World Series trip

MOSES LAKE – The Moses Lake Youth Baseball Association received a $10,000 donation from Hayden Homes, an Oregon-based company, to help assist the team financially in their upcoming trip to the Babe Ruth 10U World Series this summer. “When this came about and they made it as far as they did and all the effort that they put in, we’re just really proud of them,” Hayden Homes project manager Roger Silva said...

CWU grad students offer student counseling service
May 26, 2022 5:19 p.m.

CWU grad students offer student counseling service

ELLENSBURG — Central Washington University psychology graduate students are getting some real-world experience providing much-needed support for nine Kittitas County youths this spring, supplying free mental health services that weren’t otherwise available to them, according to a press release from the university...

"I am small town"
May 26, 2022 5:06 p.m.

"I am small town"

Singer-songwriter Colt Ford to perform in Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — Singer-songwriter Colt Ford will be performing at the Moses Lake Spring Festival this weekend. The Georgia native currently calls Nashville, Tenn. home but is bringing his country charm to Moses Lake on Sunday. “Honestly, I am little old Moses Lake, I am small-town. It's where I feel the most comfortable. That's where I'm the happiest,” said Ford...

Othello fastpitch softball top seed in state tournament
May 26, 2022 4:49 p.m.

Othello fastpitch softball top seed in state tournament

OTHELLO — Othello High School fastpitch softball coach Rudy Ochoa said he was optimistic about the 2022 season, but it turned out even better than he expected.

May 26, 2022 4:37 p.m.

Births for May 27, 2022

Samaritan, Othello Community hospitals

Suspect in Cedillos murder returned to Grant County
May 26, 2022 4:33 p.m.

Suspect in Cedillos murder returned to Grant County

EPHRATA — A former Moses Lake man was returned to Grant County and booked into the Grant County Jail Thursday in connection with the death of a Moses Lake woman in early March...

May 26, 2022 4:21 p.m.

Police records for May 27, 2022

EPD, MLPD, jail

Gov’t offices to remain open Friday, but closed Monday
May 26, 2022 4:15 p.m.

Gov’t offices to remain open Friday, but closed Monday

COLUMBIA BASIN - All city and county government offices in Grant and Adams counties will maintain their regular hours on Friday, May 27, though they will be closed for the holiday honoring our fallen service members...

May 26, 2022 4:13 p.m.

Moses Lake man arrested after brief standoff

MOSES LAKE — A Moses Lake man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree robbery and felony eluding after a brief standoff with law enforcement.

Avian flu detected in Grant Co.
May 26, 2022 4:08 p.m.

Avian flu detected in Grant Co.

MOSES LAKE — Avian influenza has arrived in Grant County, according to the Grant County Health District. According to Monica Mecham, a spokesperson for the Grant County Health District, four dead snow geese found in Grant County — one in mid-April, the other three in early May — have tested positive for the H5N1 influenza virus, which poses a significant risk to domesticated poultry and is being spread by waterfowl as they migrate...

Newhouse pens bill to keep China from buying US farmland
May 26, 2022 3:58 p.m.

Newhouse pens bill to keep China from buying US farmland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Dan Newhouse announced Thursday that he is introducing a bill that would prevent individuals or organizations associated with the government of the People’s Republic of China from buying any public or private agricultural land in the United States, as well as from participating in any U.S. Department of Agriculture programs with the exception of food safety inspections...