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Reyes dominating race for Odessa Town Council

ODESSA — Candidate Alberto Reyes racked up nearly double that of his opponents combined Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the initial count of the primary election. Reyes receivd 140 votes, or... — Updated 8/3/2021


In Ritzville, one incumbent leading, one trailing

RITZVILLE - One incumbent candidate is leading and another trailing in two separate races for city leadership positions in the Aug. 3 primary election. In the race for mayor,... — Updated 8/3/2021

Marlin, Wold separated by 4 votes in Lind Town Council No. 2 race

LIND — With only four votes separating the top two candidates in the race for Town Council seat No. 2, the primary election is too close to call. Sheri Marlin had 47 votes, while Mike J. Wold had 43 at the end of the first... — Updated 8/3/2021

Coombs leads Sprague mayoral race

SPRAGUE — The mayoral primary race has one candidate holding a solid position to advance to the Nov. 2 general election, while the second spot is hotly contested between three candidates. M. Shawn Coombs has 48 votes upon early... — Updated 8/3/2021


Maintenance levies all passing

RITZVILLE — Voters across Adams County are supporting maintenance and operations levies for parks and recreation, and cemetery districts. Proposition No. 1 of Ritzville Parks and... — Updated 8/3/2021


From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times July 28, 1921 MORAN GAINS FREEDOM BY DARING JAIL BREAK In a bold escape at about 6:45 last night Tom Moran, an ex-convict, held in the... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

Improper merge sends man to Harborview

KITTITAS COUNTY – Charges are pending against a Moses Lake man after he attempted to merge into a lane of traffic on Interstate 90, allegedly causing another vehicle to roll over. According to a Washington State Patrol... — Updated 7/29/2021

Journal Lines

Westbound I-90 traffic backed up RITZVILLE – Westbound Interstate 90 traffic backed up for several miles from Sunday morning, July 25, until Monday morning, July 26, between Sprague and Ritzville. The backup covered much of the... — Updated 7/29/2021


City hears requests for funding and safety

RITZVILLE – The mayor and city council heard two requests regarding funding and one request concerning public safety at their regular meeting July 20. During public comment at... — Updated 7/29/2021


Towed vehicle catches fire on I-90

RITZVILLE – A vehicle caught fire three miles west of Ritzville on Interstate 90 as it was being towed by a motor home Wednesday afternoon, July 21. Driving the motor home was... — Updated 7/29/2021


Good bye July

Last week, I talked about the Olympics and my feelings about the games. I said I may not watch any of the coverage and as of this writing I haven’t watched this year’s... — Updated 7/29/2021


Iron Legacy Ranch offers fun for all ages

RITZVILLE – Day camps of horse back riding lessons are in full swing at Iron Legacy Ranch near Ralston this summer. The Ranch, located at 651 N. Benzel Road, is owned by Heidi... — Updated 8/3/2021


White House approval for free speech

It’s shaping up to be the year for conspiracy fans. UFOs are confirmed by the U.S. military and now government censorship through social media platforms is acknowledged. “We... — Updated 7/29/2021

Farewell to the Ritzville Journal

This is my last issue as editor of the Ritzville Adams County Journal, as I have accepted another job here in town. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for letting me share your stories over the past year and a half.... — Updated 7/29/2021


Man remembered for service to country and community

RITZVILLE - Rudy Thaut is remembered as a man who served his community after service in the U.S. Army that included 42 months as a prisoner of war in a Japanese prison camp. "Rudy... — Updated 8/3/2021


Richard Earl "Dick" Christenson,

The family of Richard “Dick” Christenson wishes to invite his friends, former co-workers and family friends to a Celebration of Life in his memory. Dick passed away January 4,... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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