Thursday, July 18, 2024

Local News

Need more information regarding today's local news? Here, we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in the Columbia Basin today.

Updated 13 hours, 7 minutes ago

Murray plans school updates, announces priorities

EPHRATA – Ken Murray has stepped into the role of Superintendent of Ephrata Schools. In a community message on the…

Updated 13 hours, 12 minutes ago
City administrator provides Ephrata water update

EPHRATA – The city of Ephrata is working to upgrade its water systems on multiple fronts with a new water tower, redrilling two wells, regained water rights an…

Updated 13 hours, 27 minutes ago
Red Raiders fall to Walla Walla

WARDEN – With districts beginning at the end of the week, the Othello Red Raiders wrapped up their regular season with a game against Walla Walla on Tuesday, f…

Updated 14 hours, 37 minutes ago
Small cities in Grant Co. see crime trending down

MOSES LAKE — The communities are smaller, so the incidents are fewer, and the percentage changes look more dramatic. But cities in Grant County are for the mos…

Updated 15 hours, 2 minutes ago
FIRE REPORT: Sunbanks Fire mostly extinguished

ELECTRIC CITY — The Sunbanks Fire that flared up Tuesday afternoon in Electric City was mostly out Wednesday, according to a statement from the Grand Coulee Vo…

Updated 15 hours, 2 minutes ago
Ephrata School District receives two clean audit reports

EPHRATA – The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently completed two audits of the Ephrata School District, both resulted in no significant deficiencies. The…

Updated 15 hours, 7 minutes ago
Downtown businesses make the best of small spaces

MOSES LAKE — There’s a lot happening in the middle of Moses Lake, and it’s happening in smaller and smaller spaces. “Even with all the business closures tha…

Updated 15 hours, 12 minutes ago
Grant PUD fiber buildout scheduled for October completion

EPHRATA — The buildout of the Grant County Public Utility District fiber network should be complete by late October.

Updated 15 hours, 27 minutes ago
Kids with disabilities make memories at Merwin Day of Fishing

WOODLAND — More than 200 children with disabilities enjoyed a unique opportunity to experience the joy of fishing in a supportive and inclusive environment Sat…

Updated 15 hours, 27 minutes ago
WSU releases spring 2024 honor roll

PULLMAN — One hundred nine Basin students were named to the Washington State University honor roll for spring quarter 2024, according to an announcement from t…

Updated 15 hours, 27 minutes ago
Nominations open for Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards

OLYMPIA — Nominations are being accepted for Washington state’s Outstanding Service to Veterans Awards, according to an announcement from the Washington State …

Updated 15 hours, 27 minutes ago
Transparency, accountability critical, incumbent commissioner says

EPHRATA — Rob Jones said he’s running for a second term as Grant County Commissioner because there are some important initiatives coming up and projects he wan…

Updated 15 hours, 27 minutes ago
Ephrata School’s budget meeting set

EPHRATA – The Ephrata School Board is holding a public meeting to discuss the district’s budget on Monday, July 29. The meeting will be at 6:00 a.m. in the Ephrata School District Boardroom at 111 4th Ave NW.

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Soap Lake Folk and Food Festival off to a successful start

SOAP LAKE — Three-digit temperatures couldn’t keep folks away from the first annual Soap Lake Food and Folk Festival Saturday. “We had people messaging us o…

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
14U River Dogs win North Washington tournament

EPHRATA – The 14U Columbia Basin River Dogs went 3-0 over the weekend to claim the Babe Ruth 14U North Washington State Tournament at Johnson-O'Brien stadium i…