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 By Drew Lawson    News

DNR shutters east-side recreation land due to fires

OLYMPIA—The Department of Natural Resources closed all recreational land it manages in Eastern Washington effective immediately in response to widespread fires Tuesday, the department said in a press release. The closure will... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Brush fire breaks out in Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE - Authorities responded to a fire burning grass, brush and light timber north of state Highway 902, east of Bartholomew Road, at 12:32 p.m. today. The 100-plus-acre... — Updated 8/28/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

More guidelines issued by WIAA

RENTON—More tweaks have come to the benchmarks for playing high school sports, as the WIAA updated its return-to-play guidelines Oct. 6 following new guidance given by Gov. Jay Inslee. Sports have been grouped into three categori... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

STCU may acquire Umpqua branches in Medical Lake, Ritzville

SPOKANE – A banking company with 24 locations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho may be expanding even further. STCU is seeing approval to acquire four new Umpqua Bank locations, including the banks in Medical Lake and... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

P.E. looks different in a pandemic-affected world

RITZVILLE – Physical education is important for students. It provides a chance to not only develop physical fitness, but has been shown to be beneficial for mental and emotional needs as well. However, when social gatherings are... — Updated 9/24/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Ammo shortfall result of rising gun sales, virus shutdowns

DAVENPORT – Gun owners anticipating the fall hunting season or hoping to get in some target practice are having more difficulty than normal acquiring the ammunition necessary to operate their firearms. National media reported in... — Updated 9/24/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Wolffy's Burgers to host fundraiser benefitting fire victims

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—The two families that lost homes in the Bartholomew and Christensen fires Aug. 27 and Sept. 7, respectively will soon be getting some assistance from the... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Wolffy's Burgers to host fundraiser benefitting fire victims

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—The two families that lost homes in the Bartholomew and Christensen fires Aug. 27 and Sept. 7, respectively will soon be getting some assistance from the... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Reardan basketball coach resigns

REARDAN – A basketball coach for the Reardan School District will not be returning in the coming year, following an investigation that he made inappropriate race-based comments to a student. Coach Damon Dewey was investigated by... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Medical Lake students will study from home this fall

MEDICAL LAKE — Local students will be starting the school year mostly online learning model, School District Superintendent Tim Ames announced today, Aug. 7. The decision followed state and regional health recommendations for... — Updated 8/7/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Big Sky pushes conference season to fall

OGDEN, Utah — A conference football season in which Big Sky powers Montana, Montana State and Weber State were slated to visit Eastern Washington University's newly-turfed Roos... — Updated 8/7/2020

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

WIAA adds fourth sports season

RENTON – Last week, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association created a fourth sports season to accommodate concerns over close contact high school fall sports like football and wrestling. This week, it moved all... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

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