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Basin students make EWU Dean's List
July 15, 2024 11:50 a.m.

Basin students make EWU Dean's List

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University has released its Dean’s List for spring quarter 2024. To qualify for the Dean’s List, an undergraduate student must earn 12 quality hours and receive a GPA of 3.5 or better. The following Basin students were named to the Dean’s List:

Study: WA fuel prices plunge at the third-fastest rate
July 15, 2024 1:40 a.m.

Study: WA fuel prices plunge at the third-fastest rate

MOSES LAKE — Washington's gas prices fell at the third-fastest rate in the past year in the United States, according to a recent study announced Thursday.

498 Vikings named to honor rolls
July 15, 2024 1 a.m.

498 Vikings named to honor rolls

MOSES LAKE — Big Bend Community College has released its President’s and Vice President’s lists for spring quarter 2024.

Shruumz recalled products cause illness in Grant Co.
July 13, 2024 3:43 p.m.

Shruumz recalled products cause illness in Grant Co.

MOSES LAKE — The Grant County Health District is urging people to avoid eating, serving or selling Diamond Shruumz products. “(The health district) is responding to a report of serious intoxication and hospitalization of a Grant County resident linked to consumption of these products,” according to a GCHD press release.

STUDIO  BASIN: Hot weather, GCSO staffing and Basin sports action
July 13, 2024 1:08 p.m.

STUDIO BASIN: Hot weather, GCSO staffing and Basin sports action

EPHRATA – On this week's episode of the STUDIO BASIN podcast, Grant County Sheriff Joey Kriete and Managing Editor R. Hans "Rob" Miller sit down for our monthly segment with the Grant County Sheriff's Office. This week the pair discussed water and heat safety and Kriete provided an update on staffing at GCSO and touched on how the new Grant County Jail's construction is going. In Sports, sports reporter Ian Bivona and Senior Reporter Cheryl Schweizer recap baseball and softball games with the Columbia Basin River Dogs, Othello Red Raiders and Washington Rage, as well as two Moses Lake Wrestling Club wrestlers competing in a national duals tournament in Indiana last month. The STUDIO BASIN podcast can be found on your favorite podcast apps, or downloaded directly at https://bit.ly/3VZ0pot.

Sasquatch expert to speak at library
July 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Sasquatch expert to speak at library

KENNEWICK — Mid-Columbia Libraries will host a two-day lecture series entitled “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science” Friday and Saturday at the Kennewick Public Library, according to an announcement from the library. Dr. Jeff Meldrum, a professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University, will discuss the work of various experts on the evidence for a large, undiscovered North American primate and analyze the scientific arguments for and against its existence, according to the announcement. Meldrum delves into the creature's history and invites individuals interested in human evolution to form their own conclusions. On Friday, July 12 Meldrum will present “The Patterson-Gimlin Film 50+ Years Later” at 7 p.m., looking at the famous 1967 film footage that purported to show Bigfoot walking in northern California. The makers, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin, always maintained that the footage was genuine, but many experts have dismissed the film as a hoax. There will be a meet-and-greet starting at 4:30 p.m. before the lecture.

July 10, 2024 5:44 p.m.

Ephrata school registration open

EPHRATA – Registration is now open for the fall semester with the Ephrata School District for all campuses, according to information released by the district. The new school year is set to begin August 29 with orientation days on August 26 and 27. The information needed and the registration website may be accessed at https://bit.ly/ESDREGISTER24. The site includes school supply lists, information on bus routes and meals and other information to help parents get their children set for the return to school – after a wonderful summer, of course.

MLSD lets 55 more staff go
July 10, 2024 1:40 a.m.

MLSD lets 55 more staff go

MOSES LAKE – Fifty-five more staff have been laid off from the Moses Lake School District, according to a Tuesday afternoon press release. The move is part of the district’s ongoing efforts to balance the budget after multiple accounting issues were discovered and two maintenance and operations levy failures earlier this year.

NEWS BITES: Drowning update, wire thefts, road work and crime
July 9, 2024 1:10 a.m.

NEWS BITES: Drowning update, wire thefts, road work and crime

COULEE CITY – The search for the body of a man believed drowned in Banks Lake near Coulee City continued through the weekend, per the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. The man’s remains had still not been found as of press time Monday.

Man missing, presumed drowned on Banks Lake
July 8, 2024 1:20 a.m.

Man missing, presumed drowned on Banks Lake

COULEE CITY – First responders searched for a man who went missing on Banks Lake near Coulee City Park Friday, according to a statement from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

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