Congressional bill to open CRP land to grazing

DAVENPORT — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect live cattle markets throughout the country, many ranchers and feedlot owners are looking for grazing land to hold animals that are awaiting slaughter. According to the... — Updated 7/13/2020

Lincoln County militia organizing

DAVENPORT — A group looking to establish an organized Lincoln County militia is planning to have its first meeting from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Memorial Hall. The effort is being led by Randy Mace, a retired Marine and... — Updated 7/13/2020

Harrington School Board discusses coming year

HARRINGTON — As school boards throughout Lincoln County are grappling with the new coronavirus prevention restrictions, Harrington School Principal Tiffany Clouse said one thing is certain. “It is incredibly clear that if you... — Updated 7/13/2020

Harrington Chamber offers free grocery delivery

HARRINGTON — Members of the Harrington Chamber of Commerce are offering free grocery delivery to residents in the Harrington area as a way to help the community during Covid-19 restrictions. Chamber member and Post and Coffee... — Updated 7/13/2020

Washtucna man facing hit-and-run charge

GRANDVIEW — A Washtucna man was arrested for hit-and-run after his vehicle was struck on Interstate 82 about two miles west of the Grandview late last night, July 9. Salvador Munoz-Gonzalez, 43, of Washtucna, is facing a... — Updated 7/13/2020

Power restored to Ritzville area

LIND — Avista customers in Lind, Ritzville and Washtucna were brought back in service after an early morning outage Thursday, July 9. David Vowels said approximately 1800 customers lost power just before 2 a.m., due to... — Updated 7/10/2020

Basin City breaks away with Freedom Rodeo

BASIN CITY - What do you call it when more than 3,000 rural residents get together for the Fourth of July to rodeo, parade, dance and shoot off fireworks? Well, rodeo clown turned... — Updated 7/10/2020

Ritzville commodities

Commodity Price Soft White Wheat, bushel $5.08 White Club, bushel $5.58 Hard Red Wheat, bushel $5.01 DNS, bushel $5.57 Barley, ton $110.00 Triticale $110.00 Steers 500-600 lbs $130-$150 Steers 600-700 lbs $130-$141 * Wheat Prices... — Updated 7/10/2020

Ritzville weather

High Low Prec. July 1 76 47 .07 July 2 70 47 July 3 75 47 July 4 80 45 July 5 79 47 July 6 83 47 July 7 85 50 T Note: Readings are for previous 24 hours; Year-to-date Precipitation: 8.06 in. Record of Climatological Observations... — Updated 7/10/2020

New drop boxes ease paperwork return

RITZVILLE — Drop boxes for property taxes, personal property listings, and other documents needing to be delivered to the Adams County Assessor’s and/or Treasurer’s office will soon be available. The drop boxes will ease... — Updated 7/10/2020

Kahlotus Pool remains closed

KAHLOTUS - City officials are keeping the municipal swimming pool closed due to the coronavirus-related quarantines imposed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Officials said they will not reopen... — Updated 7/13/2020

Ritzville rodeo canceled

RITZVILLE — Less than a week after nearby Basin City hosted it’s Freedom Rodeo, the Ritzville Rodeo Association is pulling the plug on the 51st Pro-West Labor Day Weekend Rodeo here. “The Ritzville Rodeo Association is sad... — Updated 7/10/2020

Sign up for school sports

RITZVILLE — Lind-Ritzville High School students who may be interested in playing sports in the coming school year are asked to sign up on FinalForms through the school website. “It is the best and only good way for our... — Updated 7/10/2020

Agency restricts campfires

SPOKANE — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has temporarily restricted campfires and other activities at wildlife areas and water access areas managed by the department, east of the Cascades. The restrictions, which... — Updated 7/10/2020

Choose your side

It is hard to imagine that any team that is playing today doesn’t have a uniform to wear. Not only that but all of the extra needed items like shin guards for soccer or sweat... — Updated 7/10/2020

WIAA pushes fall sports back two weeks

RENTON — The WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) met July 7 and pushed back the start of fall high school sports by two weeks. Football, previously scheduled... — Updated 7/13/2020

Reviewing an officer-involved shooting

Not long ago, I reported on an officer involved shooting that occurred in Adams County. I had been asked to review the investigation to make sure it was independent of the... — Updated 7/13/2020

Business owner supports festivities

This year’s 4th of July fireworks displays by you, our neighbors, and our friends, was a sight to behold. It was hands down the best display and most celebratory 4th of July I have been witness to since the '80s when it was... — Updated 7/10/2020

Like Poland, America needs change

On July 4, 1975, America proudly celebrated its Bicentennial as the world’s greatest nation while Poland was a suppressed Soviet satellite state. Poles had no right to free speech, were hungry and impoverished. If you wanted a... — Updated 7/10/2020

Manage insects in your gardens

You plant and tend your garden hoping to enjoy a bountiful harvest and beautiful blooms. Despite proper planning and planting, insects can move in and wreak havoc on your garden. The good news is you can manage problem pests... — Updated 7/1/2020

Washington needs to change to stay on top

In early June, the financial website WalletHub released its rankings of “Best and Worse State Economies” and Washington led the field of 51 as best by a healthy margin. WalletHub economists viewed the states from three key... — Updated 7/1/2020

Are more 'Darwin Awards' coming this year?

Teaching psychology for 20 years at Spokane Falls Community College was such a learning experience – for me. I hope the students also learned a lot about the “scientific study of behavior and mental processes.” When... — Updated 7/1/2020

Sheriffs should be consistent

How refreshing to see a couple of Washington sheriffs speaking out against the mandatory wearing of masks. I’m tired of the government acting like a “nanny state”. It’s about time we returned to the good old days when... — Updated 7/1/2020

Lind Senior Center meals

LIND — The Senior Center is currently serving take out and delivered meals (within city limits) only. This week’s menu is: Wednesday, July 8: Biscuits and gravy, hash brown casserole, baked omelet, fruit and juice. Thursday,... — Updated 7/10/2020

H.E. Gritman Senior Center meals

RITZVILLE — The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is serving noon meals in the dining room or through take out and delivery. This week’s menu is: Wednesday, July 8: Tomato Basil Chicken, pasta and veggies. Thursday, July 9: Saucy... — Updated 7/10/2020

LaCrosse graduates recognized

LaCROSSE - Five local graduates have earned a number of scholarships to attend college. This year's graduates are: Matea Birdedean Enzweiler - Walla Walla Community College... — Updated 7/1/2020

Wampum available to support fair

RITZVILLE — A modified Wampum, which supports the Wheat Land Communities Fair, will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 12. Fair organizers have also partnered with Rollin’ Coal BBQ to serve a take-out meal, and are taking... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

Washtucna girl named to Dean's List

Britte Harder of Washtucna was named to the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for spring semester 2020. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.84 grade-point average to be... — Updated 7/1/2020

Dinkins graduates with masters from Whitworth

SPOKANE — Sarah Dinkins of Ritzville graduated with a master of education in educational administration from Whitworth University. Dinkins was awarded her degree June... — Updated 7/1/2020

Lind Senior Center meals for July 1-8

LIND – The Senior Center will be serving the following meals for take-out or delivery in Lind only. According to Evelyn Braden, the senior center won’t be able to offer eating in the dining room until Adams County is in Phase... — Updated 7/1/2020

Larry Swift

Larry Swift passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 20th, 2020 after a new and aggressive battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be... — Updated 7/13/2020

Lynda Jean Hamilton

A Memorial Service for Lynda Jean Hamilton will be on Saturday, July 11, 2020, starting at 2 p.m. It will be at the Basset Park in Washtucna,... — Updated 7/13/2020

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