Tuesday, December 01, 2020


Keep up with all the fast-moving novel coronavirus news, particularly as it impacts the Columbia Basin.

Updated 23 hours, 43 minutes ago

A jump on shopping: In-store Black Friday crowds down this year

MOSES LAKE — Anyone who can remember back to, oh, Thanksgiving 2019, remembers the hustle and bustle of Black Fr...

Updated 23 hours, 43 minutes ago
Business associations push back against Inslee’s closures

WENATCHEE — When Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the four-week closure of restaurants, bars, bowling alleys and gyms in mid-November in response to the state’s rising COVID-19 cases, a number of business owners and busin...

Updated 23 hours, 43 minutes ago
'Light Up Moses Lake' to feature reverse parade

A new take on a Moses Lake tradition will be part of the “Light Up Moses Lake” celebration beginning Friday.

Updated 23 hours, 43 minutes ago
Wahluke School District delays return to campus

Wahluke School District has put off on-campus instruction until January.

Updated 23 hours, 43 minutes ago
Othello schools cope with quarantines

During an Othello School District board meeting Nov. 23, it was reported that on Nov. 20, 30 teachers and 42 classified staffers were quarantined.

Updated 3 days, 9 hours ago
GCHD announces four more COVID-19 deaths

The Grant County Health District Wednesday announced the deaths of four more residents as a result of COVID-19.

Updated 3 days, 23 hours ago
First details on new round of business grants

OLYMPIA — Small businesses seeking help to defray costs incurred because of the most recent round of COVID-19-related restrictions and closures can apply for state aid next week.

Updated 3 days, 23 hours ago
Outbreak in Moses Lake nursing home grows to 80 cases

An additional 19 staff members at a Moses Lake nursing home have tested positive for the coronavirus since an outbreak was reported Friday, a spokesperson wrote in an email Tuesday.

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Care centers, shelters may be eligible for federal food aid

Qualifying child care centers, emergency shelters, and adult care centers in Washington state are encouraged to participate in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, which reimburses some costs associated...

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Wahluke School District revises plan

MATTAWA — Wahluke School District officials have decided to delay the start of on-campus instruction at least until January.

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Grant, Adams counties COVID-19 numbers rising quickly

In the past month, COVID-19 cases have almost doubled in Grant County and risen by almost 400 cases in Adams County.

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Othello School District scrambles with more of staff in quarantine

In the Othello School District, the number of staffers unavailable to be at work rose last week.

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Moses Lake Food Bank distributes Thanksgiving baskets

MOSES LAKE — Even in the midst of a pandemic, Thanksgiving 2020 is approaching, and some people need a little help getting a Thanksgiving dinner.

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Seven COVID-19 cases linked to 300-person wedding

COLUMBIA BASIN — As of Tuesday, seven cases of the coronavirus in Adams County were linked to the Nov. 7 Ritzville-area wedding reported to have had around 300 attendees, according to health officials.

Updated 6 days, 23 hours ago
Senior project-turned-fundraiser trots into its 10th year

On a cold November morning, Kelsie Eddie stood in the parking lot of a local church wearing a splay-eyed turkey hat she bought from Amazon, jumping up to han...