Thursday, June 24, 2021

Local News

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Updated 13 hours, 30 minutes ago

Ready to open: Confluence Health is growing in Moses Lake; 7,000-square-foot clinic complete

MOSES LAKE — A new Confluence Health facility opens for patients Monday.

Updated 13 hours, 32 minutes ago
Keeping a fun hobby flying: RC Modelers take to the skies

MOSES LAKE — A little ways south of town, past where Road K goes from pavement to gravel, there’s a tiny little airport.

Updated 13 hours, 34 minutes ago
LDS investment firm makes high bid on Easterday properties

SPOKANE — A Salt Lake City-based investment company with ties to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is bidding $209 million for more than 33,000 acres of land belonging to bankrupt Easterday Farms an...

Updated 13 hours, 37 minutes ago
Traveling Vacation Bible School, evening services available in Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — A Vacation Bible School and evening services will be offered for two weeks, beginning June 28, by a traveling minister at the Grant County Fairgrounds, 3953 Airway Dr. NE.

Updated 13 hours, 37 minutes ago
Newhouse pushes Second Amendment is Essential Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., is sponsoring a bill that would categorize the firearms industry as “critical infrastructure” and those who make, sell and repair guns and ammunition as essential wo...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
‘A good, tough class’: Pride, determination show through at Wahluke High School graduation

MATTAWA — Seniors Victor Perez and Oscar Tlatelpa said they didn’t quite know how to feel as the Wahluke High School class of 2021 left the football stadium ...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Play ball!: Moses Lake Youth Baseball honors Coach Pete Doumit with tournament

Around 25 teams from all over the state came together Friday through Sunday at the Larson Playfield on West Broadway Avenue in Moses Lake for the first-ever ...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Shear joy: Breeder finds calling with rare sheep

MOSES LAKE — Of all the animals Washington State University regional extension specialist, livestock and meat quality, Sarah Smith tends to, her Valais Black...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Changes planned for mail delivery

MATTAWA — Mattawa residents will get home mail delivery, with the goal of initiating mail routes by the end of the year, and a second carrier route will be added in Desert Aire.

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Othello City Council to discuss traffic

OTHELLO — Othello residents are invited to the July 12 Othello City Council meeting to discuss traffic, the city’s collision rate and options being considered to slow down traffic.

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Two new officers sworn in to Othello Police Department

OTHELLO — Two new officers have joined the Othello Police Department.

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Wahluke High School students to hold school board candidate forum

MATTAWA — The role of a school board member, and what candidates for Wahluke School Board plan to do if they are elected, will be the focus of a candidate forum in October. It’s a project of Wahluke High School A...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Tri-Cities artist featured at Othello’s Old Hotel Art Gallery

OTHELLO — Original paintings by artist William Hermanns are on display at the Old Hotel Art Gallery in Othello through the end of June.

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
MLSD names new director of special services

MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake School District has named a Minnesota educator to be the district’s new director of special services, which is responsible for overseeing the district’s special education programs.

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
McCain stages first hiring event for Othello plant expansion

MOSES LAKE — On the first day of the McCain Foods hiring event Tuesday, Tiffiny Hollingsworth said there were people ready to interview even before the doors opened.