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 By Roger Harnack    News 

Three dead in Othello crash

OTHELLO — Three Warden residents were killed in a crash Thursday, Feb. 15, on state Highway 17 a mile east of the city. Manuela Franco Huerta, 44, Daniel Gama Perez, 14, and Brini Moran Flores, 44, all died of injuries they... — Updated 2/20/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Smith strikes gold at 215

TACOMA - As Mat Classic XXXV wound down Saturday evening, Feb. 17, one Lind-Ritzville wrestler found himself among elite company as a state champion. Gabriel Smith, wrestling at... — Updated 2/20/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Four Broncos advance to state

SPANGLE - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys finished fifth as a team Saturday, Feb. 10, at the 1B/2B Region 3 wrestling tournament at Liberty High School. Jenkins (Chewelah) won the... — Updated 2/13/2024

 By Roger Harnack    News

Moses Lake man killed in Highway 17 crash

WARDEN — The Washington State Patrol is looking for information on the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash early Sunday morning, Feb. 4, on state Highway 17. Jeremiah T. Gregg, 36, of Moses Lake, was killed in the... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Roger Harnack    News

Pursuit reaches 150 mph

HATTON — A Portland, Ore., man was arrested shortly after noon Sunday, Feb. 4, after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in excess of 150 mph. Issac D. Burks Jr., 33, of Portland, Ore., was arrested near the... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Boys top Lions, fall to Bulldogs

COLFAX - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys basketball wrapped up its regular season play with a win and a loss last week. On Monday, Jan. 29, the Broncos tamed the winless Upper... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos win district wrestling title

SPOKANE - Eight Bronco boys placed in the Top 4 at districts Saturday, Feb. 3, and will advance to regional wrestling. Broncos bringing home district gold medals include Alexander... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Mathia advances to regionals

SPOKANE – One St. John-Endicott wrestler is headed to the regional tournament Saturday, Feb. 10. Cameron Mathia finished third at the district tournament last Saturday at 113... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Season may be over for Klewin

SPOKANE - A shoulder injury may mean the end of the wrestling season for Lind-Ritzville's Emmy Klewin. Wrestling at 170 pounds in the girls 1B-2A subregionals, Klewin finished... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco girls tame Lions on Senior Night

RITZVILLE - Before a packed Gilson Gymnasium on Senior Night, the Bronco girls put on a scoring exhibition with multiple team members putting points on the board in a 61-23 rout of... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

State parks failing at Palouse Falls, Lyons

Two years ago, Washington State Parks bureaucrats in Tumwater hatched a plan to address so-called “overcrowding” at Palouse Falls. The plan was to close and relocate the... — Updated 1/30/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco girls top Dragons

RITZVILLE – A day after the Bronco girls fell a point short to Liberty, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague bounced back to top St. George’s. The Broncos (10-7, 7-5 in league) used a second and third quarter rally to top the Dragons,... — Updated 1/30/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Boys split with Liberty, St. George's

RITZVILLE – The Broncos boys basketball team split last week, edging Liberty but losing a heartbreaker to St. George’s. St. George’s (13-5, 10-2 in league), edged the Broncos (8-10, 5-7 in league) 50-47 on Jan. 24. The loss... — Updated 1/30/2024

 By Roger Harnack    News

Trump's name remains on ballot

OLYMPIA – For the second time in a week, an effort to remove former President Donald J. Trump’s name off of the March 12 primary ballot has been tossed out of court. Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Bassett refused... — Updated 1/23/2024

 By Roger Harnack    News

School levies dominate ballots

RITZVILLE — Voters in nearly every community of Adams County will be getting Feb. 13 special election ballots in the mail this week. Voters will have a choice on a number of school levies, including the Endicott. North Franklin,... — Updated 1/23/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos third at home invite

RITZVILLE - The Broncos boys wrestling team finished third in the Bronco Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 20, in Gilson Gymnasium. The local boys scored 106.5 team points; Okanogan... — Updated 1/23/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Smith, Tracy win gold

COLBERT – The Lind-Ritzville Broncos brought home five medals and a third-place team finish from the Crusader Classic at Northwest Christian on Saturday, Jan. 13. Gabe Smith and... — Updated 1/16/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco boys edge Jenkins, 43-40

CHEWELAH – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys split in games last week, edging Jenkins on Jan. 13, but falling to Northwest Christian on Jan. 12. The Broncos (8-8, 5-5 in league) edged the Jenkins Cougars, 43-40 in a Northeast 2B ma... — Updated 1/16/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco girls win twice

CHEWELAH – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls routed Jenkins, 72-49, on Saturday, Jan. 13. The local girls (8-5 overall, 5-3 in league), opened the game by dominating the first half, outscoring Jenkins (6-9, 2-8 in league) by 7... — Updated 1/16/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Campbell finishes fourth

COLBERT – A St. John-Endicott finished fourth Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Crusader Classic at Northwest Christian. Steven Campbell finished fourth at 175 pounds. Campbell is one of... — Updated 1/16/2024

 By Roger Harnack    News

Kitsap court to hear attempt to keep Trump off ballot

OLYMPIA – Eight Kitsap County residents have filed a lawsuit to try to remove former President Donald Trump from the March 12 primary election ballot. The lawsuit (Kitsap County Superior Court case No. 24-2- 00075-18) was filed... — Updated 1/12/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Knights tame Broncos, 81-54

RITZVILLE - The Broncos boys basketball team had a good opening quarter, but just couldn't keep pace with the Royal Knights during a nonleague matchup Friday, Dec. 29. The Knights... — Updated 1/2/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Local boys struggle at M2 Mallet

SPOKANE - Local boys were unable to land anyone on the podium at the M2 Mallet wrestling tournament Dec. 23. The Broncos scored a total of 16.0 team points in the tournament that... — Updated 1/2/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos fall to Bulldogs, 71-36

RITZVILLE – The visiting Colfax Bulldogs were too much for the Bronco boys to handle Saturday, Dec. 16, during a Northeast 2B league basketball matchup. The Bulldogs tamed the... — Updated 12/19/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Martinez wins gold for Broncos

DAVENPORT – Bronco wrestler Octavio Paredes Martinez brought home a gold medal Saturday from the Gorilla Invitational. Wrestling at 113 pounds, he was the only individual... — Updated 12/19/2023


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