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Traeger raffle raises over $1,000 for community organizations

Ryan Frederick (above) was the winner of the Ritzville Eagles Auxiliary Traeger Raffle. Thanks to the money raised by the selling of the raffle tickets, the Eagles Auxiliary was... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Building a winner

It’s been a couple of weeks since the NBA draft. It just so happened that I turned the TV on that night and there was Rui Hachimura on the screen as he had just been selected by... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Kylie Fulmer    Neighbors

Library Corner: making its triumphant return

In the past, the library contributed a regular article highlighting new books and magazines available for check out. As our library has grown and changed over the years, we’re bringing back the “Library Corner” to show off... — Updated 7/3/2019


Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: July 4, 2019

May 5, 2:55 p.m. — An officer was requested to respond to a local truck stop to assist a subject in getting a dog out of a locked vehicle. The dog accidently locked the vehicle while the owner was outside. The phone numbers of... — Updated 7/3/2019


Luis "Louie" Alcocer

Luis "Louie" Alcocer passed away peacefully on June 25, 2019 at the age of 64 in Moses Lake, Washington. His parents, Ramiro and Demetria Alcocer, and his brothers Demetrio Alcocer... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Column: Restoring affordability to a college education is vital for America's future

When my parents graduated from high school in 1936, a college education was too expensive for the son of a copper miner and the daughter of a plumber. Eighty years ago, our country was in the middle of the Great Depression and... — Updated 7/3/2019


Weekly Column: Make our National Parks great again

This Fourth of July, America will celebrate its 243rd birthday. Our country has come a long way since 1776, and there is still more progress to be made. Our independence and our patriotism are what set the United States apart from... — Updated 7/3/2019


Area students named to university honor rolls

Gonzaga University Washtucna’s Harley Davis was named to the Gonzaga University President’s List for the 2019 spring semester. Washington State University Ritzville’s Erica Leffel and Cort Ruzicka were named to the WSU... — Updated 7/3/2019


Nomination period open for FSA county committee seat

The nomination period for USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) County Committee is underway. It is important that every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the... — Updated 7/3/2019


Rep. Newhouse launches Vietnam War 50th Commemoration partnership

On June 20, Rep. Dan Newhouse launched his partnership with the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration partnership to honor Vietnam-era veterans in Washington’s Fourth Congressional District. Rep. Newhouse will host pinning ceremonies... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Lind moves ahead with road paving application

The Lind Town Council has authorized Steve Nelson of Century West Engineering to fill out an application on behalf of the town to the Public Works Trust Fund for funding to pave several roads in Lind. The Public Works Trust Fund... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Lind Town Council approves Adams County Harvest Festival-with conditions

The Lind Town Council has approved plans for the Adams County Harvest Festival, but some conditions have been attached. Diane Kennedy, the organizer of the event, joined the June 11 council meeting to request formal approval for... — Updated 7/3/2019


Commissioners pass resolution to establish countywide burn ban

Adams County Commissioners passed resolution No. R-034-2019, which established a countywide burn ban on all outdoor burning that began at midnight June 30. The burn ban will continue until official notice has been made to rescind... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Clean energy projects highlighted at annual ACDC banquet

Construction of Washington state's largest solar farm in Lind, new city branding for Ritzville and Othello and the publishing of Adams County Magazine are among the list of... — Updated 7/3/2019


Brief: Gritman Senior Center to begin serving lunch on Mondays

Beginning on July 8, the Gritman Senior Center will begin serving lunch on Mondays. With the addition, meals will now be served at the senior center Monday through Thursday. This year’s summer menu is expected to include a wide... — Updated 7/3/2019


Fourth of July activities set in Washtucna

Community members and visitors are invited to travel to Washtucna to celebrate Independence Day and partake in several activities at Bassett Park on the Fourth of July. The day... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Superintendent prepares for new school year

When Lind-Ritzville High School students return to school this September, they will be returning to a newly rebuilt building. However, that won’t be the only new feature the school has to offer. Lind-Ritzville School Cooperative... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Depot Museum welcomes new addition to storied past

The Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum in Ritzville has unveiled a new addition to its storied history, thanks to a generous donation from another regional museum. The addition,... — Updated 7/3/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Hospital District over $1 million in the red

A lengthy discussion over the financial health of the hospital district took center stage at the most recent Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners... — Updated 7/3/2019


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