Thursday, September 23, 2021

Local News

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Updated 23 hours, 53 minutes ago

A dry year: Irrigators in the Columbia Basin were saved by snowpack, but dryland farmers took a hit

MOSES LAKE — It was a very dry year in the Columbia Basin.

Updated 3 days, 9 hours ago
Grand Coulee woman dies in single-vehicle rollover

A Grand Coulee woman died Saturday afternoon in a collision on state Route 155 near Castle Rock, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
Moses Lake man arrested in connection with alleged homicide

A Moses Lake man was arrested early Friday in connection with an alleged homicide Sept. 11, according to a Moses Lake Police Department release.

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
‘Noble calling’: Fallen GCSO deputy honored in ceremony

QUINCY — Law enforcement officers from across the state and elected officials — including Gov. Jay Inslee — gathered at Cave B Estate Winery on Thursday afte...

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
COVID-19 still looms large for Samaritan

Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake, like those throughout the country, continues to provide care for patients with COVID-19.

Updated 5 days, 23 hours ago
Othello Fair returns after skipping a year

OTHELLO — Kipton Sams had his pig ready for the arena, brushed clean of wood shavings -- and then it laid back down in the pen. And in an instant, its legs a...

Updated 6 days ago
Two open houses set for Moses Lake water, sewer rate changes

The city of Moses Lake will have two open house sessions on proposed water and sewer rate changes — taking effect Oct. 26 — Tuesday at the Civic Center council chambers at 401 S. Balsam St.

Updated 6 days ago
Republicans schedule meeting, speaker

MOSES LAKE — The September meeting of the Grant County Republican Women will feature Mark Miloscia as a speaker.

Updated 6 days, 23 hours ago
Expanding in Quincy: Third-generation family business adds location, brings jobs

QUINCY — Josh Paul, the owner of Raceways Technology, is proud of already beating the odds as a third-generation family-owned company.

Updated 6 days, 23 hours ago
Big Bend Community College enrollment down; professor leaves

MOSES LAKE — The unexpected resignation of a Big Bend Community College professor has forced the school to cancel a program this fall and prompt a hunt for a replacement.

Updated 6 days, 23 hours ago
Fairgrounds upgrade plans include commercial kitchen, fire suppression system

MOSES LAKE — Planning is underway for upgrades to the commercial, 4-H and agriculture buildings at the Grant County Fairgrounds, including a fire suppression system for all three buildings and a new commercial ki...

Updated 1 week ago
Tire collection event scheduled

Grant County residents may dispose of tires for free Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the northwest corner of the intersection of Randolph Road Northeast and 19th Avenue Northeast, north of Moses La...

Updated 1 week ago
Stratford-Valley roads intersection to be closed for work

The intersection of Stratford and Valley roads will be closed from 3 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Wednesday for reconstruction, according to a release from the city of Moses Lake.

Updated 1 week ago
Estudillo gets seat on federal bench

EPHRATA — Grant County Superior Court Judge David Estudillo has been confirmed for a seat on the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington.

Updated 1 week ago
Mattawa interim police chief’s letter details strains

MATTAWA — Former Interim Mattawa Police Chief Mike Williams cited what he called a “toxic relationship” between the police department and some Mattawa city officials as one of the reasons for his resignation Frid...

Updated 1 week ago
Ready to serve: Officials dedicate new Grant County Fire District 8 fire station

MATTAWA — Scott Nesbit, chair of the Grant County Fire District 8 commission, had one word to describe the district’s new fire station, dedicated Saturday.