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Washtucna man facing hit-and-run charge

GRANDVIEW — A Washtucna man was arrested for hit-and-run after his vehicle was struck on Interstate 82 about two miles west of the Grandview late last night, July 9. Salvador Munoz-Gonzalez, 43, of Washtucna, is facing a possible... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 By Jamie Henneman    News 

Harrington School Board discusses coming year

HARRINGTON — As school boards throughout Lincoln County are grappling with the new coronavirus prevention restrictions, Harrington School Principal Tiffany Clouse said one thing is certain. “It is incredibly clear that if you... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Power outages affect Lind and Ritzville

LIND — Avista crews were still onsite in Lind as of 9:30 a.m. July 9, to restore a power outage that also affected Ritzville. Avista representative Cami said the power outage in Lind was due to a bus lockout having to do with... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Power restored to Ritzville area

LIND — Avista customers in Lind, Ritzville and Washtucna were brought back in service after an early morning outage Thursday, July 9. David Vowels said approximately 1800 customers lost power just before 2 a.m., due to... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Schoessler bridge over I-90 inspected and reopened

RITZVILLE — Schoessler Road Bridge over I-90 passed an inspection and was reopened Tuesday evening, June 30, after being struck by a truck bearing an oversized load earlier in the day. Washington State Department of... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Sprague cannabis store under ownership

SPRAGUE - Dan and Trisha Nelson opened Sapphire Cannabis on May 2, taking over where 2020 Solutions had been the previous three years. Dan Nelson, owner of Nelson Construction out o... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 By Jana Mathia    News 

Nails running for governor

COLFAX - Stay home orders have prompted people to pursue a variety of activities they may not have otherwise. For Dylan Nails, 20, Colfax, that includes running for governor. "I... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

B.J. Long now leads Washtucna maintenance

WASHTUCNA - B.J. Long is back in town, in a big way. Long, who grew up in Washtucna and would have graduated high school in 2006, is now the city's maintenance man and on the road t... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Rain causes cemetery grounds to settle

RITZVILLE - Public Works crew are busy re-seeding and leveling areas in the city cemetery where increased rainfall has caused the ground to settle in certain spots throughout the... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 By Jamie Henneman    News 

Harrington Chamber offers free grocery delivery

HARRINGTON — Members of the Harrington Chamber of Commerce are offering free grocery delivery to residents in the Harrington area as a way to help the community during Covid-19 restrictions. Chamber member and Post and Coffee... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
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Lincoln County militia organizing

DAVENPORT — A group looking to establish an organized Lincoln County militia is planning to have its first meeting from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Memorial Hall. The effort is being led by Randy Mace, a retired Marine and... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 By Jamie Henneman    News 

Congressional bill to open CRP land to grazing

DAVENPORT — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect live cattle markets throughout the country, many ranchers and feedlot owners are looking for grazing land to hold animals that are awaiting slaughter. According to the... — Updated 7/13/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

Basin City breaks away with Freedom Rodeo

BASIN CITY - What do you call it when more than 3,000 rural residents get together for the Fourth of July to rodeo, parade, dance and shoot off fireworks? Well, rodeo clown turned... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Adams County Sheriff's dispatch log for June 24-July 3

RITZVILLE — Here is the dispatch log for June 24 to July 3 for the Adams County Sheriff's Office: June 24 Agency Assist - South state Highway 17 near MP 34 Othello Report of an unknown injury roll over collision near the... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
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Ritzville commodities

Commodity Price Soft White Wheat, bushel $5.08 White Club, bushel $5.58 Hard Red Wheat, bushel $5.01 DNS, bushel $5.57 Barley, ton $110.00 Triticale $110.00 Steers 500-600 lbs $130-$150 Steers 600-700 lbs $130-$141 * Wheat Prices... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
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Ritzville weather

High Low Prec. July 1 76 47 .07 July 2 70 47 July 3 75 47 July 4 80 45 July 5 79 47 July 6 83 47 July 7 85 50 T Note: Readings are for previous 24 hours; Year-to-date Precipitation: 8.06 in. Record of Climatological Observations... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

New drop boxes ease paperwork return

RITZVILLE — Drop boxes for property taxes, personal property listings, and other documents needing to be delivered to the Adams County Assessor’s and/or Treasurer’s office will soon be available. The drop boxes will ease the... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Ritzville police response log for June 23-26

RITZVILLE — Here is the city police response log for June 23-26 June 23 22:35 Report of two suspicious subjects at 6th and Division Street. A WSP trooper checked the area but was unable to locate anyone. 22:38 Report of a... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Adams County building permits for June

RITZVILLE — The following building permits, totaling $594,074, were issued during the month of June: KSS LLC, Signs Plus, Inc., 790 S Pence Road, Adams County. $30,150. Lynn J. and Marthann R. and Olsen, Day Wireless, 698 S Irby... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Adams County land transactions for June 19-29

June 19 Leticia R. Klettke, Vancouver, to Barry Klettke and Myra Klettke, as joint tenants with right of survivorship, Vancouver – property in Adams County. $0. Ignacio Guerrero Mendez and Susana Romero Hernandez, Othello, to Gib... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Sales tax revenue increased in May

RITZVILLE — Adams County Treasurer Kayla Meise said an increase of 64% in state revenue sales and use tax was seen in May of 2020 over May of 2019. Sales and use tax are moneys collected by the Department of Revenue from... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Two killed in crashes over July 4 weekend

SPOKANE — Two people were killed in single-vehicle crashes over the July 4 weekend near Spokane. Eugene R. Myers, 56, of Elk, was killed Friday, July 3, when the motorcycle he was... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Kahotus woman injured in crash

PASCO — A Kahlotus woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in a construction zone along U.S. Highway 395 on Tuesday afternoon. Molly A. Robitaille, 42, was transported to a... — Updated 7/9/2020

 

Ritzville police logs for June 17-23

RITZVILLE — Here are the Ritzville police logs for June 17-23: June 17 18:44 Burglary at storage unit. Lock changed and two ice chests missing. 21:18 Report of threatening messages through social media. Complainant advised on req... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Fireworks on tap for July 4

SPRAGUE — Four Seasons Campground and Resort on Sprague Lake in Lincoln County will be hosting a professional fireworks display Saturday, July 4, beginning around 9:30 p.m. and lasting about 25 minutes. A small entry fee will be... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

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