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Malden apples test positive for maggot larvae

MALDEN – The Honeycrisp apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought to Babb Fire victims here were infested with maggot larvae. Whitman County Washington State University Extension Agent... — Updated 9/18/2020

Sign up for energy assistance

ADAMS COUNTY — The Energy Assistance Program OIC of Washington opened registration for winter season assistance September 17. To be eligible, you must live within Adams or Grant County, fall within the income guidelines, show... — Updated 9/17/2020


Saturday afternoons

Have you ever wondered why you became a fan of certain teams? I had a cousin who was a huge Yankee fan even though he lived in this area. Did it have something to do with winning?... — Updated 9/17/2020

Adams County Sheriff's Report

September 5 Suspicious - 2200 block West Rainier Road Othello Complainant advised of a possible burglary at the location, stating the front door of the residence was broken down and noises could be heard inside. Deputies... — Updated 9/17/2020


Sunflower Heights

RITZVILLE – Tina and Colonel Collie were not expecting the sunflowers they planted this year to grow to over 12 feet tall. The seeds, purchased at Ritzville ACE Hardware, were... — Updated 9/17/2020


Slow down and drive sober

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Police Department recently purchased a Portable Breath Test and Kustoms signal speed measuring device with funds from a grant by the Washington Traffic... — Updated 9/17/2020

Small business grants available

RITZVILLE – A new round of emergency grants is available to local small businesses through Adams County Development Council. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for businesses in the county with up to 20 employees. The grant... — Updated 9/17/2020

City of Lind secures grants for waterline repairs

LIND – The Vulcan Street Waterline Repair Project will be covered by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture. Patrick Sheehy of Century West Engineering reported two grants are available — one for $30,000 and... — Updated 9/17/2020


Window repair work allowed to continue

RITZVILLE – Work begun earlier this month on a window at the Ritzville Public Library was halted last week when a resident protested the repairs being done. In an email to the... — Updated 9/17/2020


Governor visits Malden after wildfire

MALDEN – Don't call them wildfires. Call them "climate fires." That was the message Gov. Jay Inslee gave reporters during a brief appearance about noon today, Thursday, Sept. 10,... — Updated 9/17/2020

Letters to the Editor

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Political Cartoon

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Time to revisit forest management

Not only is the world in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, but America’s western wildlands are burning up as well. Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters California has a dual... — Updated 9/17/2020

Malden/Pine City Fire

“Are you guys ok?” It’s the first thing we say to each other in the Malden/Pine City area these days. Once that question is answered, it is immediately followed by, “Is your house ok?” We lost so much on Labor Day. Our... — Updated 9/17/2020

Livestock sale nets nearly $67,000

RITZVILLE – A total of 29 exhibitors entered 51 total market animals in last week’s Wheat Land Communities Fair Junior Livestock virtual livestock show and sale. Dr. Michael Colle of the University of Idaho evaluated all... — Updated 9/17/2020

Items collected for fire victims

RITZVILLE – A collection of non-perishable items is being taken up for neighbors affected by the wildfires. Diane Kennedy, owner of The Caddy Shack restaurant at the Ritzville Golf Course, said she will have a truck parked in... — Updated 9/17/2020


Ralston Grange shares the love

RITZVILLE – Rose Garden Estates residents were in for a sweet surprise when members of the Ralston Grange sent heart-felt gifts to the assisted living facility Thursday, Sept.... — Updated 9/17/2020

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