Is broadband coming to Davenport?

DAVENPORT — Lincoln County has signed franchise agreements for fiber-optic broadband access through several grants with seven of the eight county municipalities, but one municipality agreement remains outstanding: The county... — Updated 9/28/2023

Davenport Homecoming Royalty announced

The Davenport High School Homecoming king, queen and court were announced at halftime of the football game Friday, Sept. 22. Shown are Queen Emma Cormier and King Jaeger Jacobsen... — Updated 9/28/2023

Levy to be discussed at Oct. meeting

DAVENPORT — A replacement Educational Programs and Operations levy, and a separate capital projects levy, will be the topic of discussion at a special school board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. Superintendent Chad Prewitt... — Updated 9/28/2023

Mallon remembered at memorial

CRESTON - Late Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy Luke Mallon was remembered at a public Celebration of Life at the local school gym attended by many Friday, Sept. 22. Mallon... — Updated 9/28/2023

Restoration ongoing at Swanson Lakes

SWANSON WILDLIFE AREA — Since the devastating Whitney Fire in 2020, which burned a large portion of the Swanson Lake Wildlife Area, work has been ongoing to restore the habitat for Columbia Sharp Tailed and Sage Grouse... — Updated 9/28/2023

Cops & Courts

INCIDENT LOG Editor’s note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not release names of individuals who report... — Updated 9/28/2023

Standardized testing results shown

DAVENPORT — Every year, the state requires students to take standardized tests in English/language arts, math and science. Students are given the Smarter Balanced Assessment in ELA and math in grades 3-8 and 10 and Washington... — Updated 9/28/2023

Reardan applying for improvement grant

REARDAN — The town council approved a resolution allowing grant writer Emily Zwaintz the authority to seek funding for park improvements at its meeting Thursday, Sept. 21. If funded, the grant could provide up to $100,000 to... — Updated 9/28/2023

Canceled drilling leases hurts us

While media focus was on Joe Biden's decree putting a tiny plot of land within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits to oil and gas exploration, reporters ignored the... — Updated 9/28/2023

Carbon emission permits are a tax

As the cost of the state's climate law continues to increase gas prices, members of the Inslee Administration are upset when the cost of the CO2 allowances are referred to as a... — Updated 9/28/2023

Fake news isn't the problem

Our problem is not that there is too much “fake news.” Our problem is that too many people believe it. Fortunately, there is an “antidope” — epistemology , the theory of knowledge or “how we know what we know.... — Updated 9/28/2023

George Martin Rodeck

The George Martin Rodeck Memorial service will be held at the Christ Lutheran Church, 602 Amende St., in Odessa on 10 Oct. at 11:00 AM and will be followed with light luncheon. George’s family is inviting his friends and... — Updated 9/28/2023

Stanley Richard Wraspir

Stanley Richard Wraspir Aug. 20, 1939 - May 22, 2023 Stanley Richard (Duke) Wraspir born Aug. 20, 1939 passed away on May 22, 2023. Born to Stanley B. and Emma Wraspir, he was the... — Updated 9/28/2023


JOHNSTON, Edwin A. July 24, 1951-Sept 24, 2023 Passed away Sept. 24, 2023, at his home following after a short illness. Ed was born on July 24, 1951 in Spokane, Wash. to Arnold... — Updated 9/28/2023

Looking Back

100 years ago Leonard Day, who claimed to walk 10,000 miles on foot across the United States, arrived in Davenport. A new oil company was granted permission to build on Northern Pacific railroad property near the Davenport water... — Updated 9/28/2023

Harrington Fall Festival

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Birthdays and Anniversaries

Davenport birthdays Sept. 29: Aaron Carruth, Matthew Parsons, Nick Marriott, Cody Murdock, Shane Stiles, Ethan Wynecoop, Carissa Abbott Sept. 30: Rick Roemer, Everett Bailey, Theo Hein Oct. 2: Patrick Bodeau, Annalee Biles, Jason... — Updated 9/28/2023

Welcome to My Kitchen

Fall is officially here, and a few cloudy days, some rain showers and foggy morning or two has us thinking pumpkin spice and wooly socks. Slow-cooker meals begin to top the dinner... — Updated 9/28/2023

Campfire Ban lifted at Lake Roosevelt

COULEE DAM — Effective at 12:01 am Friday, Sept. 29, campfires will be allowed in established fire rings in campgrounds, day-use areas and on lakeshores below the high-water mark throughout Lake Roosevelt National Recreation... — Updated 9/28/2023

Gorillas drop season opener

DAVENPORT - In a season where they're playing an independent, 8-man schedule with a combination of varsity and junior varsity games based on opponent availability, the Gorillas... — Updated 9/28/2023

Wildcats crush Tigers

ODESSA - Two offensive juggernauts squared off Friday, Sept. 22 when No. 2 ranked Wilbur-Creston came to town to take on the No. 4 Tigers. W-C entered the game having outscored... — Updated 9/28/2023

Davenport girls win Republic meet

REPUBLIC — The Davenport girls cross country team took first place at a District 7 league meet Tuesday, Sept. 26, according to “hypothetical team scores” posted to The Gorilla boys tied with Valley Christian... — Updated 9/28/2023

Gorillas sweep Kettle Falls

DAVENPORT - Needing a win after a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat at Liberty two days prior, the Gorilla volleyball team rebounded with a fairly comfortable 3-0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-12) win... — Updated 9/28/2023

Reardan thumps Kettle Falls in soccer

REARDAN - Led by junior Noelle Raczykowski's four goals, the Screaming Eagles cruised to a 7-0 win over Kettle Falls in a NE2B girls soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 26. Before the game,... — Updated 9/28/2023

Reardan shellacks Colfax

REARDAN - A visit to Joe B. Johnson Field by the Colfax Bulldogs turned into not much of a contest, as the Screaming Eagles dominated their visitors 47-16 for their first league... — Updated 9/28/2023

Area Sports Docket

Varsity games, meets and matches the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5 for Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington and Christian Heritage. All games are subject to postponement or cancellation. Friday, Sept.... — Updated 9/28/2023

Christian Heritage falls in volleyball

EDWALL - Christian Heritage faced off against undefeated Country Christian School in a Mountain Christian League volleyball match, Monday, Sept. 25. The visitors from Pasco won the... — Updated 9/28/2023

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