Thursday, January 21, 2021

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 17 hours, 54 minutes ago

A busy COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Quincy

The line of cars wound out of the Quincy High School parking lot and nearly all the way down Jackrabbit Lane on ...

Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago
Sand Scorpions hold first fun run of the year

Forty Jeeps, quads, pick-ups, buggies and bikes lined up Saturday at the Moses Lake Mud Flats and Sand Dunes for the Sand Scorpions ORV Group’s first fun run...

Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago
MLSD board talks details on student rep

As the Moses Lake School District considers creating a new position of student representative on the school board, officials overseeing the effort want it to be different this time.

Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago
Construction underway at Ephrata's Columbia Ridge Elementary

The foundation is going in for the new office and entryway, classrooms and second gym at Columbia Ridge Elementary, and a hallway in the existing building bl...

Updated 3 days, 17 hours ago
Warnick wants to establish state meat, poultry inspection program

Washington could have its own meat and poultry inspection program if a bill passes during this year’s state legislative session.

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago
Housing development springs up near Moses Lake High School

A new 7.7-acre housing development, Sydney Acres, is in its early stages near the Moses Lake High School, as it broke ground in November.

Updated 5 days, 17 hours ago
Escape to Moses Lake: Young family gains a lot in move, home purchase

For Joel and Caitlin Graves, moving to Moses Lake was a “no brainer.”

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Police seek information on Thursday night shooting

Police are investigating a shooting Thursday night near Nelson Road and Balsam Street, in which a home was struck by gunfire.

Updated 6 days, 17 hours ago
House bill would limit police; ML Chief Fuhr says it could harm more people

HB 1054 would place prohibitions on tactics and equipment used by peace officers when engaging with the public.

Updated 6 days, 17 hours ago
Grant County Landfill and Ephrata sewer getting major upgrades this year

The recent Ephrata City Council decision for additional rate increases of disposal and sewage will provide major upgrades in both systems.

Updated 1 week ago
Defensive techniques subject of criminal justice class

Students in the criminal justice class at Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center got some training Friday on the proper use of techniques to subdue an unruly...

Updated 1 week ago
Two arrested after armed robbery

Two Moses Lake residents were arrested Friday in connection with the robbery of a woman at gunpoint inside her apartment, according to police.

Updated 1 week ago
Accused criminal gang leader, drug trafficker sentenced to 20 years

An accused Grant County leader of a criminal street gang was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a number of drug trafficking charges, according to a press release from the ...

Updated 1 week ago
Windstorm causes scattered power outages

Strong winds caused by a cold front led to scattered electrical outages around Grant County Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Updated 1 week ago
Local senators vote against extending emergency proclamations

State senators adopted a resolution Wednesday to extend all of the governor’s emergency proclamations indefinitely during a virtual floor debate.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Fundraising continues for Moses Lake Rotary's skate park project

Fundraising for the Moses Lake Rotary Club’s project to upgrade the Moses Lake Skate Park is continuing a few months beyond the previous final date of Dec. 31.