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 By Brandon Cline    News 

General election ballots mailed out this week

Ballots for the upcoming general election on Nov. 5 will be mailed out to Adams County voters this week. Voters who require a replacement ballot or need additional voting assistance... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports 

Broncos continue slide after road loss to Reardan

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team found themselves in a dogfight at the half against the Reardan Indians, but faded in the final two quarters to drop it's fourth... — Updated 10/18/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Opinion 

Editorial: Why I'm voting to reject Initiative 976

When it comes to state initiatives on the 2019 general election ballot in Washington state, one of the most important decisions voters will have to make is on Initiative 976, the Tim Eyman-sponsored initiative that would, among... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

City partners with WSU for downtown revitalization project

The city of Ritzville is partnering with Washington State University for a project aimed toward revitalizing downtown Ritzville as part of WSU’s Rural Communities Design Initiative. The RCDI is a collaborative effort between... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Federal, state funds roll in for Ritzville and Lind

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced on Oct. 3 that the city of Ritzville and town of Lind were two of 25 rural local or county governments in the state to receive funding as part of the Community Development... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos drop league opener to dynamic Colfax team

League play got off to a less-than-desired start for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team last week, falling 39-13 to the Colfax Bulldogs in Ritzville on Oct. 4. The... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

U.S.-Japan trade agreement welcome news for wheat growers

A bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Japan provided some much needed good news for Adams County and Pacific Northwest wheat growers after several years of... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

EARH receives state safety award, net income drops in August

East Adams Rural Healthcare was one of just five critical access hospitals in the state to receive a Top Performer Award for Employee Safety by the Washington State Hospital Association, the hospital announced at its Sept. 25 board... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos drop to 1-3, look ahead to league opener

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team ended its early season non-league schedule on a down note, falling 34-13 to the Columbia (Burbank) Coyotes to drop to 1-3 (0-0 in... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

City begins quiet zone discussion

The Ritzville City Council opened the floor to discussion on Sept. 17 in regards to designating the city as a quiet zone for trains traveling through Ritzville. The topic was... — Updated 9/26/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Two health insurers approved to sell plans on Exchange in Adams County for 2020

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler approved eight health insurers to sell health plans in Washington state's 2020 Exchange-including two in Adams County-it was... — Updated 9/26/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Bronco offense sputters in loss to Lake Roosevelt

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team hung with the Lake Roosevelt Raiders for the game's first 24 minutes, but were stifled on offense in the second half of the team's... — Updated 9/26/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

For new nurse practitioner at EARH, it's all about community and care

The medical staff at East Adams Rural Healthcare has grown in numbers this year, with the addition of a new physician's assistant, doctor and now family nurse practitioner, with... — Updated 9/19/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Vendors use health fair to spread the word

For the vendors at the East Adams Rural Healthcare health fair, they all had one simple but important objective in mind: get their information out and let people know that they... — Updated 9/19/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos pick up first win after thrashing NWC

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos romped on offense and stymied the Northwest Christian Crusaders on defense in a 36-6 rout in the team's home opener on Sept. 13. The Broncos... — Updated 9/19/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

WLCF Junior Livestock Sale nets over $96,000

The Wheat Land Communities' Fair Junior Livestock Sale recorded huge numbers on Aug. 31, as this year's auction grossed over $96,000, surpassing the totals from each of the previous... — Updated 9/12/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Rep. Newhouse cosponsors bill aimed at addressing high rural maternal mortality rates

On Sept. 9, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and four other cosponsors introduced the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services (MOMS) Act—H.R. 4243—in the U.S. House of Representatives,... — Updated 9/13/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos drop season opener to Davenport

The 2019 season got off to a rocky start for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team, falling on the road 34-19 to the Davenport Gorillas in a non-league matchup on Sept.... — Updated 9/12/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Audit report offers encouraging news for EARH

A recent 2018 financial audit by a public accounting firm based out of Spokane Valley provided mostly good news for East Adams Rural Healthcare in regards to improvements over the... — Updated 9/5/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos look to season opener after jamboree

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team got its first dose of live action on Aug. 30, as it hosted the Ritzville Jamboree. The Broncos welcomed five other teams to Jimmie... — Updated 9/5/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Bill and Karen Curtis named parade's grand marshals

The Ritzville Community Parade will pay tribute to longstanding members of the community this weekend, as Bill and Karen Curtis were selected to be the 2019 Grand Marshals. The... — Updated 8/28/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

LRS football season begins with Ritzville Jamboree

Practice is underway for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team, as the beginning of the season is just days away as they prepare to host the annual Ritzville Jamboree.... — Updated 8/28/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Council approves street closure request for community parade

The Ritzville City Council touched on a number of different topics during its 48-minute meeting on Aug. 20, which included approving a street closure request for the Ritzville Community Parade on Saturday, Aug. 31. The request came... — Updated 8/28/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Adams County farms received $2.46 million in aid from USDA

Over 600 farms in Adams County received a combined $2.46 million in federal payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an effort to help farmers recoup losses in 2018 from... — Updated 8/22/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Levies on ballot in Adams County approved, look ahead to general election

The Aug. 6 primary election came and went quietly in Adams County, as four maintenance levies easily passed and the attention now turns toward the Nov. 5 general election.... — Updated 8/14/2019


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