Othello man arrested following chase
OTHELLO — An Othello man was taken into custody late Friday after leading Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a chase that ended on Main Street in Othello, according to a statement from the ACSO. The statement said Andres Garza, 35, of Othello, was wanted in connection with a robbery when ACSO deputies located his vehicle and used a pursuit technique to bring his car to a stop. In an ACSO dash-cam video, a sheriff’s deputy pursuing Garza uses the front end of his car to nudge Garza’s vehicle so that Garza was forced to turn, spin out and come to a stop on Main Street.
Watchful neighbor helps GCSO nab burglar
EPHRATA — A Moses Lake man was arrested Friday morning after burglarizing a home thanks to a watchful neighbor, according to a statement released by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. In a statement issued early Saturday, the GCSO said Brandon Cirame, 35, was taken into custody a little after 8 a.m. Friday when a resident on the 4300 block of Road E.9 NE saw him carrying an empty backpack and walking around a nearby unoccupied house. The neighbor then noticed Cirame leave the house with his backpack full, the statement said.
Chavez’s two goals give Tigers 3-2 win over Grandview
EPHRATA – Freshman Ramon Chavez scored two goals to help push his Tiger squad over Grandview on Friday night, earning their second victory of the season in a 3-2 match against the Greyhounds. “I’m happy to win with my team,” Chavez said. “They did a good job of putting in the work out there and executing the game plan we wanted.” Chavez scored his first goal early in the match to give Ephrata a 1-0 lead, but the Greyhounds answered quickly to tie. Later in the 25th minute, a corner kick by junior Vinci Pichardo set up a goal by junior Llandon Ahmann that gave Ephrata a 2-1 lead at the half.
Strong second half gives Jacks fifth-straight win
QUINCY – Even with blustery conditions on the field, the Jackrabbits rallied in the second half for a 3-1 win over Cascade (Leavenworth) on Thursday night in Quincy. The Jackrabbits were down 1-0 after the first half, but goals by freshman Erick Zepeda, senior Isaac Lopez and junior Alexander Murillo powered Quincy to its fifth-straight win. “I think it’s just going to be that type of season where the second half is our part of the game,” Quincy Head Coach Francisco Tafoya said. “The wind was probably a factor in the first half where we just couldn’t break into their side of the field, a lot of it was played on ours.”
Mavs blow out Eisenhower
MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake Mavericks beat out the competition 20-1 and 8-0 in a pair windy home games against the Eisenhower Cadets on Friday, putting the Mavs at 8-1 overall and placing them at the top of the Columbia Basin Big-Nine. The Mavs had just previously played against Eisenhower on Tuesday and were able to find similar success beating them 10-7. Eisenhower was able to make a comeback in the week prior, so the Mavs focused on making sure that wouldn’t happen again, according to Head Coach Donnie Lindgren.
Rain Delay leads to loss for Vikings Baseball
Vikings look forward to their next home game after falling to Blue Mountain
MOSES LAKE — On Wednesday, the Big Bend Community College Vikings were all set to play the Blue Mountain Timberwolves, but play was delayed due to rain and when the postponed games finally resumed on Thursday, the Vikings fell to the Timberwolves in both contests. According to Vikings Head Coach Chase Tunstall, the Timberwolves were able to put up five runs as opposed to the Vikings, who were only able to respond with two by the end of the game. Tunstall said the Vikings were held to about five or six hits in the first game and ended up striking out more than anticipated as well as committing a number of errors on defense that allowed for runs to cross the plate.
The smell of spring
Jackeline Pacheco turns a hot dog wrapped in bacon and jalapeno peppers while Mario Flores watches the deep fryer as they fry up authentic Mexican bacon-wrapped hot dogs outside the commercial building at the Grant County Fairgrounds during the Spring Farmers Market on Saturday. Pacheco and Flores own Porky’s Hot Dog, which sells its Mexican take on the classic American dish from its food truck at venues as varied as Walmart and the Moses Lake Taproom.
Speaker warns of impact that high-potency marijuana can have on youth
MOSES LAKE – Laura Stack, Founder of Johnny’s Ambassadors, spoke at Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center Thursday evening about the impact high-potency marijuana products can have on youth development and mental health. She shared her personal story of losing her son, Johnny, to suicide — something she believes marijuana contributed to. “If it takes another 60 years, like it did with tobacco, this is going to be a nightmare if it doesn’t get regulated,” said Stack.
Growth in Quincy and sports review on Basin Studio Podcast
On this episode of the Studio Basin podcast, senior reporter Cheryl Schweizer sits down with Quincy City Administrator Pat Haley to discuss growth in Quincy and how that growth has affected the area. Next, sports reporter Ian Bivona recaps the previous week of Basin sports action. The Studio Basin podcast can be found on your favorite podcasting apps, or downloaded directly at https://bit.ly/3ZytWoT.
Weather for Monday, April 3, 2023
Monday: A 20% chance of showers after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming westerly at 5-7 mph in the afternoon, while Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 29. Tuesday: A 20% chance of showers after 11 a.m. and mostly sunny with a high near 52. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 29. Wednesday: Sunny with a high near 56 while Wednesday night should be mostly clear with a low around 32. Thursday: Sunny with a high near 58, while Thursday night is expected to see a 20% chance of showers and will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Friday: A 20% chance of showers and mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Source: National Weather Service
Quincy roundabout construction starts Monday
Delays expected to last until mid-July at the intersection of White Trail Road and S.R. 28
QUINCY — White Trail Road will be closed at its intersection with State Route 28 about eight miles west of Quincy, beginning today. Construction crews will be installing a roundabout at the intersection. The new roundabout will be a single lane in each direction, while the total project cost was estimated at about $2.8 million. Miguel Castillo of WSDOT, the project engineer, said SR 28 will be what he called the “preferred route” during construction.
ML looking at Cascade Valley, Wheeler utility expansion
MOSES LAKE — The city of Moses Lake is looking at ways to expand sewer and water coverage to areas of Cascade Valley outside the city limits as well as improve the water supply and sewage treatment for businesses along Wheeler Road. According to City Engineer Richard Law, the city is simply exploring what’s needed, what the improvements might cost and where the money to pay for them might come from. “We have a lot of ideas, but not a lot of concrete plans forward,” Law said.