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Ritzville City Council discusses EARH annexation request

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 19, as the City continued to move ahead with East Adams Rural Healthcare’s request to have the City annex two parcels of EARH property into Ritzville’s corporate limits....

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 28, 2019

Local workshop and service project caps off National FFA Week

Approximately 70 FFA members representing chapters from District 9 gathered together in Lind on Feb. 22 for a climax event to National FFA Week. A day full of meetings, games, competitive activities...

 

Proposed bill would support full recovery of gray wolves

OLYMPIA — A proposed bill would support the full recovery of gray wolves in Washington state, as well as protect the livestock industry and their coexistence with wolves. House Bill 2097 was co-sponsored by 11 bipartisan representatives and...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 28, 2019

Senate Bill would increase rural mental and behavioral health workforce recruitment

Programs to recruit and train behavioral and mental health professionals could receive $1.1 million in the next fiscal year under proposed legislation. Washington has two health education centers that recruit students from rural and underserved...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 28, 2019

Ritzville artist overcomes challenges with love and determination

During the past year, the Ritzville Library has been seeking to display art by local artists-rotating to a new artist every few months. Recently, artist Chelsea Niesel contributed watercolor and...

 

Legislative Commentary: Feb. 28, 2019

Dear Friends, Last week’s commentary mentioned a man who was awaiting Senate confirmation of his appointment to a state commission, despite having lied about his criminal record. I’ll begin this commentary with what a famous radio personality...

 

Business Column: Those pesky tax incentives

Darned if you do, or darned if you don’t! That’s the dilemma elected officials face in determining whether to offer tax incentives for companies to locate in their city, county or state. That conflict played out recently with Amazon’s decision...

 

Colleen Gail Blauert

Colleen Gail Blauert passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2019 in Spokane, with her family by her side. She was born on Aug. 31, 1960 in Ritzville to Eugene and Davida Hille. She is survived by her...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Feb. 28, 2019

Feb. 7, 03:49 — A complaint was received from a residence on East 6th Ave. advising a subject in a white pickup was stealing her air conditioning unit or a part off of it. An officer responded and did not see any one in the area and the air...

 

LRS athletic director a key figure in WIAA

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague athletic director Greg Whitmore plays a key role not only in the local community, but in the state as well when it comes to high school athletics. Whitmore, who is also the head...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Cold shooting or cold weather?

The other day when schools closed early and practices were canceled and I found myself driving west on Hwy 26 in nasty conditions, I got a bit nervous wondering if the road conditions would get worse. I saw a State snow plow stopped at the...

 

Ritzville Gun Club Scores: Feb. 24

24: Jason Heider, Kyle Bauer. 23: Adam Krause. 22: Wes Frederick, Scott Steinmetz. 21: Garrett Frederick, Travis Dewald, Tyler Frederick, Colby Schell, Justin Simonson and Ryan Frederick. 20 & under: Aaliyah Yaeger, Johnathan Stromberger, Collette...

 

Lind Gun Club Scores: Feb. 24

22: Terry Utecht. 21: Pete Franz, Alan Schlimmer. 20 & under: Carson Schlimmer, Curt Franz, Garrett Schlimmer, Anna Franz, Randy Kulm, Richard Kulm, Ayden Franz and Thomas Rosen. High Overall: Terry Utecht. High Handicap: Terry Utecht. Miss & Out:...

 
 By Sean Harding    News    February 28, 2019

Bill to allow PUDs to sell renewable hydrogen unanimously passes Washington State Senate

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan bill to enable public utility districts to sell and distribute hydrogen fuel and sponsored by 33 senators — well over half the state Senate — unanimously passed the chamber and is now in the House of Representatives for...

 

EWU announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The following Ritzville students made the Eastern Washington University Dean’s List for the 2018 fall quarter: Jesse Anderson, Brian Campbell, Eliza Galbreath, Dylan Hartz, Katie Manke, Brandon McClure, William Roettger, Rachel Schell and Randi...

 

Land Transfers: Feb. 28, 2019

Feb. 6 — Daniel and Kimberly Rae Forde, Othello, to Beth Susan Cruz, Lot 116, Bonnells Residential, $199,000. Feb. 6 — George and Beatrice Calzadillas, Othello, to Bank of America National Association, Lot 4, Columbia No. 1, $118,000. Feb. 13...

 

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