Monday, November 29, 2021


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Updated 1 year, 11 months ago

Guest column:: Setting the record straight on Moses Lake’s new high school

In Mr. Jon Lane’s recent guest column “Voters approved a second high school, not academy,” there were some funda...

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
What is an assault weapon?

What is an assault weapon? Obviously something that does damage, regardless of whether it is a firearm, knife, rock or something else. Today, we should recog...

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
Know your PUD

There are a lot of great things about living in Grant County, and one of them is our Grant PUD. Yet we frequently don’t think about it except to grumble at having to pay one more bill every month. Sure, the Grant...

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
Electronic building permits a good move

The Grant County Planning Department is working to pick up the pace by processing some building permits electronically.

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
Grant County government accomplishing good things

I have been a lifelong resident of Royal City living on our family farm with my husband Rick of 32 years. I have enjoyed the country life and raising our thr...

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
Misconceptions about Grant PUD

As a slight introduction, I have been your Grant PUD Commissioner for the past twelve years and have chosen not to seek re-election. As I ride off into the s...

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
School sports good for players and spectators

It’s fall, even if it’s just beginning to feel like it outside, and that means kids are back in school. And the beginning of school means the beginning of school sports. Fields, gyms and pools all over the Basin ...

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
Shaking the hand that feeds us

Why bother farming when we can all just get our food at the supermarket?

Updated 3 years, 2 months ago
County treasurer offers perspective on MLIRD assessment billing

Misleading information has created a false narrative regarding the Moses Lake Irrigation & Rehabilitation District (MLIRD) 2018 assessment billing. In prior ...

Updated 3 years, 3 months ago
Fair time is approaching

One week of each year is dedicated to the Grant County Fair which is quickly approaching. The fair runs from Aug. 14-18 this year. During that week everyone’s inner cowboy comes out in one way or another.

Updated 3 years, 3 months ago
There's a place in the world for Babe Ruth League

Growing up in Colorado the summer baseball world had a certain pecking order. I played Little League from the time I could swing a bat until high school.

Updated 3 years, 3 months ago
Grant County's power threatened by bitcoin

Grant County has been invaded by a parasitic power hog that threatens all electricity rate classes and will hamper job growth and tax base expansion for year...

Updated 3 years, 4 months ago
Dairy cattle good for agriculture

As National Dairy Month comes to an end, it’s an excellent opportunity to reflect on the cows’ contributions to society and their vital role in the sustainability cycle of agriculture.

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
How many more will it take?

How many more children have to be bullied and or commit suicide before those who are supposed to say they know what’s best wake up and do what needs to be do...

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Courthouse security additions a wise move

Visitors to the Grant County Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office now have added security with a metal detector and bag X-ray. Monday was the first day the new measures were put into place.

Updated 3 years, 5 months ago
Getting in tune with nature

There is an underlying cadence, a rhythm if you will, that I believe has been carefully interwoven into the world that we find ourselves. You can say the hea...