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DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE – The Adams County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls for service from July 26 to July 31: July 26 Vehicle prowl in the 2000 block of West Bench Road, Othello. Possible burglary at a... — Updated 8/9/2022

County Sheriff's Posse volunteers recognized

RITZVILLE – Two county residents were recognized Wednesday, Aug. 3, for their volunteer work with the Adams County Sheriff's Posse. During the posse's monthly meeting, Sheriff... — Updated 8/9/2022

Sheriff's Office vehicle sustains minor damage

OTHELLO - An Adams County Sheriff's Office vehicle sustained minor damage Thursday, Aug. 4, when a deputy tried to apprehend the driver of a stolen car. The driver and occupants of... — Updated 8/9/2022

Week starts off with triple digits

RITZVILLE – After a brief reprieve from triple digit highs, Adams County was back under an excessive heat warning Monday and Tuesday. The National Weather Service said the temperatures Monday and Tuesday were expected to range... — Updated 8/9/2022

Council discusses city streets, sidewalks

RITZVILLE – The City Council and Adams County Engineer and Scott Yaeger discussed plans for city streets and sidewalks during an Aug. 2 meeting. Yaeger is also a city councilman. Anticipated projects include grinding and... — Updated 8/9/2022

Election Results

RITZVILLE – Election officials continue to count late-arriving ballots in the Aug. 2 primary election. As of Monday morning, Aug. 8, the Adams County Auditor's Office was... — Updated 8/9/2022

Second suspect booked in July 18 attack

OTHELLO – A local man on the lam since July 18 was listed among those booked into the Adams County Jail in Ritzville on Monday. Michel Joe Rocha, 36, of Othello, was wanted in... — Updated 8/9/2022

Wash at home in Ritzville

RITZVILLE – In 2016 when Earl Wash contemplated leaving his home in the Tri-Cities to be closer to Spokane siblings, he investigated several towns including Davenport, Sprague,... — Updated 8/9/2022

Fire sweeps south of Lind

LIND - A series of fires broke out last week across Eastern Washington, including a blaze that destroyed several homes and outbuildings in rural Adams County and the Lind area on... — Updated 8/9/2022

Bigger than the game

By Dale Anderson Contributor Anytime we hear about a death of someone in the sports world sadness is the first thing we all think about. Last week we lost two within a couple of... — Updated 8/9/2022

Letter to the Editor

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Get ready for more expensive gas

Next year, one of the state’s newly adopted climate policies, the low-carbon fuel standard, will take effect in our state. The legislation requires companies to blend biofuels or fund charging stations for electric vehicles.... — Updated 8/9/2022

Looking for a few correspondents

Over the last several decades, many journalists saw hometown community columns as quaint links to how newspapers once operated. But with few journalists left in the Pacific... — Updated 8/9/2022

Mary Ann Holloway

With love and sadness, we announce the passing of Mary Ann Holloway on Aug. 2, 2022 due to complications from a medical procedure while in the hospital. Born Mary Ann Coleman June... — Updated 8/9/2022

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