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County planning Broadband Action Team

OTHELLO — An informational meeting will be held Thursday, January 28, at 2 p.m. to discuss forming an Adams County Broadband Action Team (BAT). "Economic development, public safety preparedness and response, access to healthcare... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By The Journal    News 

Railroad crossing closure

RITZVILLE — BNSF Railroad is conducting maintenance this week and the Division Street crossing from Main Ave. to 1st Avenue will be closed again Friday, Jan. 15, from... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

Governor's coronavirus mandates extended indefinitely

OLYMPIA – Following a state Senate vote, Gov. Jay Inslee’s coronavirus-related orders will remain intact indefinitely. Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402 passed the Senate along a partyline vote, 28-19, with the House... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Schoesler takes Senate oath in hometown

RITZVILLE – Senator Mark Schoesler was sworn in for his fifth term of service in the Washington State Senate at the Adams County Courthouse Friday, Jan. 8. Administering the oath... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
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Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

January 1 Medical - 1600 block East Cunningham Road Washtucna Unresponsive subject with a head injury at the location. Deputies arrived and assisted EMS. The subject was transported to East Adams Rural Hospital due to injuries.... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Ritzville Chamber to host annual meeting Monday

RITZVILLE – The Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual meeting virtually Monday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, and a meeting link will be posted on the chamber’s website for anyone to attend.... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Caring Neighbors hands out $9,300

RITZVILLE – Caring Neighbors donated over $9,000 to area organizations in their last round of grants, made possible by donations from Big Bend Electric Cooperative members. The... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
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FROM THE FILES

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Jan. 13, 1921 DISASTROUS FIRE SWEEPS OTT BUILDING; $20,000 LOSS The worst fire that has occurred in Ritzville since the farmers’ warehous... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By The Journal    News 

Sheriff sets up crime tips program

RITZVILLE – The Adams County Sheriff’s department has set up an email address for people to anonymously submit crime tips. “Anyone can send in information regarding any investigation, or any other information you believe we... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

City amends code regarding accessory structures

RITZVILLE – City council amended part of the city code during their Jan. 5 council meeting. The amendment addresses the Accessory Structures of the Ritzville City Code; in particular the use of cargo containers on residential... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Ritzville Warehouse building road to speed up loading

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Warehouse is building a road at their Templin Terminal, to speed up access for trucks to wheat stores. “It will give them access to all the piles in... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Council members remain on current committees

RITZVILLE – Council members chose to continue to serve on the committees they were previously assigned to, throughout 2021. Assignments are as follows. License, Rules and Permits: Chairperson Dennis Chamberlain, Michelle Plumb,... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Newhouse votes to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern Washington's two Republican congressional representatives were on opposite sides of the House vote to impreach President Donald Trump for a second time. Fourth Congressional District Rep. Dan Newhouse o... — Updated 1/13/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Two arrested on opening day of legislative session

OLYMPIA – Two people were arrested this morning, Monday, Jan. 11, as the Legislature entered session behind locked gates. Early in the morning, a woman parked her RV in front of... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Guardsmen, troopers ready for protests

OLYMPIA -- The Washington National Guard and the Washington State Patrol took up positions around the Capitol today in advance of the opening of the legislative session. Their... — Updated 1/10/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

County Commissioners sworn in

RITZVILLE – Newly-elected Adams County Commissioners Dan Blankenship (left) and Jay Weise were sworn in at the Adams County Courthouse Thursday, Dec. 31. Blankenship replaces... — Updated 1/7/2021

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

December 18 Suspicious 911 – 2100 block West Clyde Lane Othello Dispatch advised of multiple 911 hang-ups near the location with a female asking for help during one call with no address given. Deputies responded and spoke with... — Updated 1/7/2021

 

2020 Year End Review

January Ritzville woman killed in wrong-way crash By Brandon Cline Two people were killed and five more injured in a wrong-way crash about eight miles south of Lind on State Route... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Best Western's Bronco Inn builds expansion

RITZVILLE – The Best Western Bronco Inn is expanding by more than half its current size. The Bronco Inn, located at 105 W. Galbreath Way, opened in May of 2003 with 63 rooms. The... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

Bait and switch: Inslee gives highway projects funds to fish

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee’s 2021-23 proposed state transportation budget calls for a shift of hundreds of millions of dollars in transportation funding to pay for court-ordered fish passage projects. A 2013 U.S. District... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Wreaths laid across veterans graves

LIND – Wreaths were laid across the graves of 10 military veterans in the Lind Cemetery Saturday, Dec. 19, part of National Wreaths Across America Day. Organizer Rose Elkington... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Local rep to head House Environment and Energy Committee

OLYMPIA – Ninth District Representative Mary Dye will lead the House Environment and Energy Committee for the state House Republicans when the 2021 legislative session begins... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

City accepts proposal for annexation

RITZVILLE – City council unanimously accepted a proposal for two parcels to be annexed in to the city, simultaneously adopting the comprehensive plan and assuming existing city indebtedness of the area to be adopted, at their... — Updated 12/30/2020

 

Firefighters bring Christmas

LIND – Volunteer firefighters Rodney Kramer and Adam Labes drove firetrucks through the town of Lind the evening of Dec. 23, with volunteers giving out goodie bags and candy... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

COVID-19 vaccines available in county to high-risk group

OTHELLO - Othello Community Hospital received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine last week and started providing vaccines to people in the designated 1A group on Dec. 24 and 25. The 1A group consists of high-risk workers in... — Updated 12/30/2020

 

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