Saturday, September 30, 2023

Local News

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News bites for October 2, 2023

BEVERLY — An army helicopter caused some chaos Friday afternoon when it landed suddenly near Beverly, according ...

Updated 1 day, 21 hours ago
Warden finalizes $1 million land sale to port

WARDEN – The city of Warden finalized the purchase of 69 acres of industrial land on the north edge of the city to the Port of Warden for approximately $1 mi...

Updated 1 day, 21 hours ago
Groundbreaking held for new Royal City Library

ROYAL CITY — The golden shovels did their job Wednesday in Royal City as the Royal City Friends of the Library broke ground for the new library building down...

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago
Q&A: Samaritan Healthcare candidates

MOSES LAKE — Incumbent Katherine Christian and challenger Elliot DeLong are running for one of two open positions on the Samaritan Healthcare commission...

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Q&A with Ephrata trustee candidates Mike Fleurkens and Jordan Hansen

EPHRATA – Two candidates are vying for a seat on the Ephrata School Board. Mike Fleurkens and Jordan Hansen made it past the primary over the summer...

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Moses Lake School Board election Q&A

MOSES LAKE — Two candidates are running for Position 3 on the Moses Lake School Board, the incumbent Susan Freeman and challenger Carla Urias...

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Soap Lake water level lowest ever recorded

SOAP LAKE – On Monday, Soap Lake’s water level was the lowest it has been – at 1070.08 feet – since the United States Geological Survey started recording the...

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
UMANI Festival returns Saturday

MOSES LAKE — The second annual UMANI festival takes place Saturday in Moses Lake, and it looks to be even bigger than the first.

Updated 3 days, 2 hours ago
Mavs fall in four sets to Davis

MOSES LAKE – Despite a late surge, the Moses Lake Mavericks fell 3-1 at home to Davis on Tuesday, the team’s second-straight loss in league play after beginn...

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Throwing starfish

MOSES LAKE — The annual Columbia Basin Buddy Walk drew a bigger crowd than expected Saturday. “We don’t have a number yet, but more than last year,” said ...

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Trucking students

OTHELLO — The Othello School District has instituted a commercial driver's license program that will be offered for the spring semester at Othello High Schoo...

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Basin sports schedule Sept. 27-Oct. 3

COLUMBIA BASIN – Check out this week’s sports schedule, featuring local cross country, football, girls soccer, swimming and diving and volleyball teams.Some ...

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
News Bites for Sept. 27, 2023

MATTAWA — SR 243 was closed briefly early Tuesday morning when a semi-truck rolled over just west of the Vernita Bridge, according to a statement from the Wa...

Updated 3 days, 20 hours ago
FIRE REPORT: Fire danger remains high, air quality good in the Basin

MOSES LAKE — Due to rainy weather, the Blue Lake fire that has burned in the Cascades since July 29 was showing minimal fire activity Tuesday, according to a...

Updated 3 days, 21 hours ago
CBHA receives grant to help youth access mental health care

OTHELLO — The Columbia Basin Health Association is the recipient of a $500,000 grant designed to help children and teens who need behavioral health care to g...

Updated 3 days, 21 hours ago
Othello shooting suspect enters Alford plea, sentencing set for Nov. 13

RITZVILLE — An Othello man is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 13 in connection with a 2022 shooting that left a Quincy girl dead and an Othello girl injured...