Thursday, July 18, 2024


Looking for things to do outside? Here's our articles on destinations within the Columbia Basin to go explore.

Updated 3 days, 15 hours ago

Weather for the week of July 15, 2024

Weather for the week of July 15, 2024

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
2 Central Washington day trips for photography, nature lovers

EPHRATA – Since moving back to the Pacific Northwest, my wife and I have rekindled our love of photography and have regularly made it a point to go on various …

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
New Iron Horse playground officially opens

OTHELLO — The brand-new Iron Horse playground in Othello’s Lions Park officially opened Friday afternoon with Mayor Shawn Logan and a supporting crew of Othell…

Updated 1 month ago
Signs of summer — local swimming pools opening this week

MOSES LAKE — It took a while but it’s finally here. Summer has arrived, and one way to tell is that the swimming pool is open. Opening day is different in d…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Parks and places

MOSES LAKE — School is letting out for the summer, which means families have a chance to spend a little more time together. Most communities have pools and sum…

Updated 4 months ago
Othello Sandhill Crane Festival this weekend

OTHELLO — Birds, lectures, birds, tours, birds, geology, birds, activities, birds and all things birding await birdwatchers at the 2024 Othello Sandhill Crane …

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Othello going to the birds

OTHELLO – The 26th annual Sandhill Crane Festival will be held in Othello from March 22 to 24 with a series of lectures, tours, hikes and activities located at…

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
More than 1,700 acres added to conservation lands inventory

OLYMPIA – Washington added 1,726 acres of land for conservation through ten land acquisitions in 2023, according to an announcement from the Washington Departm…

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Grant County Fairgrounds sees increasing equestrian events

MOSES LAKE — There’s a lot going on at the Grant County Fairgrounds. There’s the annual fair, of course, and assorted festivals, trade shows, fundraisers and p…

Updated 11 months ago
Soap Lake Conservancy pushing for Outstanding Resource Water classification

SOAP LAKE – The Soap Lake Conservancy and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are pushing for Soap Lake to be designated as an Outstanding Reso…

Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Sewage spill at Sun Lakes stop short of water

COULEE CITY — A power failure at a lift station caused a small sewage spill at Sun Lakes State Park Tuesday, according to Dennis Felton, area manager for Coulee Area State Parks, but the lake water wasn’t affected.…

Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago
FRESH NEWS: Water lower but warmer while fishing remains good

MARDON - The water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1030.80 feet – dropping another 1.7 feet this week. The water temperature is in the upper-70s on the main…

Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Washington Day Trip: Bygone Byways Interpretive Trail

LEAVENWORTH – Travel about 30 miles northwest of Leavenworth on U.S. 2, and you’ll find the Bygone Byways Interpretive Trailhead. Wrapped in a bow-shaped pi…

Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Swinging into golf

EPHRATA – Summer is the perfect time of year to go out on the green and learn how to golf, but for some, it may not seem like the easiest hobby to get into. Da…

Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Celebrating community

EPHRATA – Local non-profit Cloudview Farm will be putting on the 2nd annual Summer Sunflower Fest this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on their Ephrata farm lo…