Monday, November 30, 2020

Local News

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Updated 8 hours, 17 minutes ago

Troopers find surprise in abandoned boat

MOSES LAKE — Four week-old kittens, too young to have opened their eyes, were discovered Friday in an overturned...

Updated 8 hours, 17 minutes ago
'Light Up Moses Lake' to feature reverse parade

MOSES LAKE — A new take on a Moses Lake tradition will be part of the “Light Up Moses Lake” celebration beginning Friday. Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Doran-Martinez said “Light Up Moses Lake” ...

Updated 8 hours, 17 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 Friday. Cars overflowing the parking lots of s...

Updated 8 hours, 17 minutes ago
Othello police to gain control of traffic lights; some ML lights don’t have sensors

OTHELLO — The city of Othello will spend $15,000 to equip its police cars with devices to control some of the city’s traffic lights.

Updated 1 day, 8 hours ago
Happy places: Greenhouse owners discuss how plants fare after first frost

Greenhouses in the area, and the plants they house, have seen their first tests in recent weeks, with temperatures dropping and even a few snowflakes falling.

Updated 2 days, 18 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, 8 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, 8 hours ago
Maria Celaya appointed as Mattawa mayor

Mattawa City Council member Maria Celaya has been appointed as the mayor of Mattawa.

Updated 3 days, 8 hours ago
Dent recognized with national award for support of agriculture

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, was recognized in September with a national award for his support of the agricultural industry in the state legislature, according to a Wednesday press release.

Updated 3 days, 8 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 4 days, 20 hours ago
George mayor arrested, accused of pointing gun at woman

The mayor of George, Washington, was arrested by Grant County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday, after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman while intoxicated, accord...

Updated 5 days, 8 hours ago
Grant County 2021 budget picture developing

Grant County expenses are projected to increase slightly in 2021, while revenues are projected to remain about the same as in 2020.

Updated 5 days, 8 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, 8 hours ago
Stepping down: Mattawa mayor Scott Hyndman resigns

Mattawa Mayor Scott Hyndman announced his resignation on Monday, effective immediately.

Updated 5 days, 8 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.