Saturday, October 16, 2021

Local News

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Updated 1 day ago

Tough subjects: Moses Lake School Board discusses student surveys, flags in classrooms, records requests

MOSES LAKE — Student surveys, handling public records requests and the kind of flags teachers should be allowed ...

Updated 1 day ago
Samaritan’s COVID-19 number declines; more deaths in county

Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake remains busy, although the number of COVID-19 patients is decreasing. And the Grant County Health District released information on more COVID-19 deaths.

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Inslee: Nine out of 10 state workers complied with vaccine mandate

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee said thanks to the more than 91% vaccination and exemption rate among state employees, essential state services should be relatively unaffected as the vaccination deadline passes on Monday.

Updated 1 day ago
Grant PUD board selects commissioner to fill vacant position

EPHRATA — Terry Pyle, of Moses Lake, was selected Tuesday as the new Grant Public Utility District commissioner.

Updated 1 day ago
Irrigation district sets water shutoff dates

The water shutoff dates for the South Columbia Basin Irrigation District have been extended to Oct. 25, which is the final day to order water delivery changes, according to a press release from the district.

Updated 2 days ago
Fees at Grant County Fairgrounds to increase

MOSES LAKE — Grant County commissioners on Tuesday approved a request to increase some fairgrounds fees, including an increase in admission to the Grant Coun...

Updated 2 days ago
ML council hears update on comprehensive plan

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake needs about 250 housing units each year for the next 20 years to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population. That was one item Kevin Gifford of Berk Consulting Inc. shared with the Mo...

Updated 2 days ago
Moses Lake seeks input on transportation improvements to receive grant money

Moses Lake officials want residents to take an online survey to help them ensure the city’s Complete Streets policy meets people’s transportation needs, a release from the city stated.

Updated 2 days ago
Roofing companies fined by Labor & Industries

MOSES LAKE — A Pasco-based roofing company that does a lot of work in the Moses Lake area is one of four companies statewide recently fined by the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for unsaf...

Updated 2 days ago
Hazardous waste collection set

Grant County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste for free from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Grant County Public Works complex at 124 Enterprise St. SE, Ephrata, according to information from Gra...

Updated 2 days ago
Irrigation season dates changed

The Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District has revised the final dates for the 2021 irrigation season, the district said in a press release.

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Auditions Sunday for Masquers’ Christmas play

SOAP LAKE — Masquers Theater is looking for a few good players.

Updated 3 days ago
Almira school burns

The Almira Pre-K and Elementary School was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon after flames erupted from the building.

Updated 3 days ago
Hearing set on land purchase for new jail

EPHRATA — Grant County commissioners will have a public hearing at 3:10 p.m. Oct. 19 for reaction to a proposed budget extension to allow the purchase of 86.9 acres of land – which includes the Ephrata Raceway Pa...

Updated 3 days ago
Old Hotel Art Gallery features Cyber Art 509

OTHELLO — Paintings and sculptures from the Cyber Art 509 art cooperative are on display for the month of October at the Old Hotel Art Gallery at 33 Larch St...