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Hazardous Weather Outlook issued through weekend

CHENEY -- The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook extending through the weekend. "A much colder storm system may bring significant lowland snow accumulations Friday into Saturday for many areas of the... — Updated 1/7/2020

 
 By Staff report    Sports

LRS hoops teams pick up home league wins against Asotin

Girls The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team welcomed 2020 with a league win at home over Asotin Friday night, 64-21. The Lady Broncos took the lead for good 10 seconds into the first quarter when Dakota Killian scored... — Updated 1/4/2020

 
 By Staff report    Sports

Broncos sweep pair of non-league road games, improve to 6-3

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys basketball team easily walked over 1A Connell 66-26 in a non-league contest on Saturday, Dec. 28. The game actually started out close. With under... — Updated 1/2/2020

 
 By Staff report    Sports

LRS basketball teams win league openers in comfortable fashion

Girls basketball The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team improved to 3-1 Tuesday with a 64-21 home victory against Upper Columbia Academy. Eliza Galbreath paced the Lady... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
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Washington State Patrol seeks witnesses to multi-vehicle collision involving Adams County resident

An Adams County resident was injured in a multi-vehicle collision in the early morning of Nov. 14 that has the Washington State Patrol seeking witnesses to the incident. Othello’s Blanca Garza, 50, was travelling northbound in a... — Updated 11/15/2019

 
 By Staff report    Neighbors

The Giving Tree makes its return to Umpqua Bank

With the holiday season underway, The Giving Tree is making its return to Umpqua Bank as the Christmas season inches closer. Forms for The Giving Tree are now available to be picked up at Umpqua Bank on 108 E 1st Ave. The forms... — Updated 11/15/2019

 
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Lincoln County election results

DAVENPORT – Here are the preliminary results of the Nov. 5 general election for Lincoln County. Late-arriving votes had yet to be counted as of press time. The tally for the 13th Legislative District race, car-tab cap Initiative... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
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Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Oct. 31, 2019

Oct. 13 — Deputies assisted the Ritzville Police Department with a domestic assault at E. 8th Avenue & Palouse Street in Ritzville. Deputies remained on scene until they were no longer needed. Oct. 13 — Deputies responded to... — Updated 10/31/2019

 
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2019 Wheat Land Communities' Fair results

Clothing In the clothing department, there were 14 total entries. Best of Show was awarded to Donna Koch for her dress, who also received Best of Class for her shirt. Best of Class also went to Elisabeth Rich for her shirt, and... — Updated 10/31/2019

 
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Cold nights on the foreseeable horizon this week in Eastern Washington

RITZVILLE -- Get ready for another cold night. Most of Eastern Washington north of Connell is expected to have another night of "unseasonably cold temperatures," the National... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Staff report    Neighbors

Adams County Auditor receives state award

Adams County was recently recognized with a State Auditor’s Stewardship Award for “it’s dedication to making government work better,” the Office of the Washington State Auditor announced on Oct. 3. The award was presented... — Updated 10/24/2019

 
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2019 Wheat Land Communities' Fair results

Beef Classes In the beef classes, there were 12 4-H market steers, four FFA entries and seven open entry calves. Alyssa Williams received grand champion for 4-H market beef, and Taylor Galbreath earned grand champion for FFA. Reser... — Updated 10/24/2019

 
 By Staff report    Neighbors

EARH employees show support for LRS volleyball, breast cancer awareness

Employees of the East Adams Rural Healthcare hospital pose for a picture with their shirts that were purchased by the hospital from the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague volleyball team in... — Updated 10/24/2019

 
 By Staff report    News

Adams County resident killed in one-vehicle crash

An Adams County resident was killed in a fatal crash last night, according to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol. Hugo A. Arvizuchervenell, 21, of Othello was driving southbound on State Route 17 near milepost 26 when... — Updated 10/23/2019

 
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Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for southern areas of Spokane County. Moderate rainfall tonight is expected to cause small streams and rivers to rise in southern areas of the county, around... — Updated 10/21/2019

 
 By Staff report    News

Newhouse raises over $130,000 in third quarter, yet to have a challenger in 2020

Rep. Dan Newhouse, who represents Ritzville and Washington’s Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, reported raising over $130,000 in the previous three months for his 2020 re-election campaign. To da... — Updated 10/18/2019

 
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Water pressure to be affected during testing of Ritzville water system

The Ritzville City Public Works Department will be doing testing on the city's water system in the next few weeks, the city announced in a news release on Oct. 14. During this... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Staff report    News

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Oct. 17, 2019

Oct. 6 — A complainant advised that a tan and white colored puppy showed up at his property on the 1300 block of North Wahl Road. The complainant advised that it was ok to give his number to the owner if they called. Oct. 7 ... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Staff report    News

Level III sex offender relocates to Ritzville

Anthony James Dellwo, a Level III sex offender who was convicted of attempted child molestation in the first degree and assault in the third degree in 2001, has moved to Ritzville,... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Staff report    News

Water pressure to be affected during testing of Ritzville water system

The Ritzville City Public Works Department will be doing testing on the city’s water system in the next few weeks, the city announced in a news release on Oct. 14. During this time, the city said that residents can expect water... — Updated 10/15/2019

 
 By Staff report    News

Fire that started near Connell nearly threatened neighborhood

A fire that started near the intersection of Highway 395 and Highway 17 near Connell on Monday forced the southbound lanes of Highway 395 to close for several hours and nearly threatened a Connell neighborhood. As of Tuesday... — Updated 10/9/2019

 
 By Staff report    News

First major snowfall of season expected in mountain passes

Eastern Washington motorists heading to the Seattle-Tacoma area today should be prepared for the first major snowfall of the season in mountain passes. The National Weather Service... — Updated 10/8/2019

 
 By Staff report    News

Interstate 90 westbound near Ritzville to close for two 36-hour periods in coming weeks

RITZVILLE – Westbound Interstate 90 will close for two, 36-hour windows in the coming weeks for an overpass demolition and replacement. According to the state Department of Transportation, the closures are planned for: 6 p.m.... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
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New ownership for Free Press Publishing

An Eastern Washington journalist with ties to the area has entered into an agreement to acquire Free Press Publishing. Roger Harnack, currently of Sunnyside, is acquiring the media company from longtime owner Bill Ifft of Medical... — Updated 9/26/2019

 

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