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Reyes has commanding lead for Odessa Town Council

ODESSA — Candidate Alberto Reyes racked up nearly double that of his opponents combined Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the initial count of the primary election. Reyes receivd 140 votes, or 65.73%, in the first day of counting. Candidate... — Updated 8/3/2021

In Ritzville, one incumbent leads, one trails

RITZVILLE - One incumbent candidate is leading and another trailing in two separate races for city leadership positions in the Aug. 3 primary election. In the race for mayor, incumbent Linda Kadlec had a commanding lead over... — Updated 8/3/2021


Sprague primary mayoral race hotly contested through first count

SPRAGUE-The primary race for Sprague mayor has one candidate holding a solid position to advance to the general election, while the second spot is hotly contested between three... — Updated 8/3/2021

Five seek Sprague mayoral seat

SPRAGUE – The seat up for election with the most candidates in Lincoln County this year is that of mayor of Sprague. Five candidates filed during filing week in May, making the race one of just two nonpartisan races in the... — Updated 8/2/2021


Wheat harvest begins early for some

DAVENPORT – Dry and hot conditions dominating the weather cycle in 2021 have led many farmers in the Davenport/Harrington/Reardan area to start wheat harvest early, while others... — Updated 7/29/2021

Trailer crash causes single cow fatality

DAVENPORT – A pickup truck towing a trailer with five cattle crashed on Highway 2 just east of Bennett Road about six miles east of here after a tire in poor condition blew out on the trailer and caused the truck, carrying two... — Updated 7/29/2021

New laws force adjustments for local police

DAVENPORT – 12 new laws changing the way law enforcement conducts its job that passed state legislature in May and went into effect Sunday, July 25 are causing concern and an adjustment period for local officers, sergeants,... — Updated 7/29/2021

Masks to be mandated in K-12 schools this year

Students and staff in local schools will continue to be masked in schools this year. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state would be following CDC recommendations and requiring masks among all staff and students in K-12 schools this... — Updated 7/29/2021


Is that a HIPAA violation?

DAVENPORT – Since the COVID-19 vaccine became available to all adults in the United States in mid-April, debate and confusion has raged regarding vaccine requirements, HIPAA... — Updated 7/29/2021

Sergeant rescues horse stuck in mud

MOHLER – A horse stuck in the mud in a creek near here had the good fortune of receiving help from Sergeant Jerad McLagan, a cowboy with horse expertise. Deputy Jon Evans received the initial call about a horse, “TJ,” just... — Updated 7/29/2021


Which city will be next?

The Battle Ground City Council this week unanimously adopted Resolution No. 21-07 opposing a local income tax. That brings the number of cities officially going on record against a... — Updated 7/29/2021


The five most exciting and boring Olympic sports to watch

After a long five-year hiatus, the world’s greatest athletes have converged for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. When I haven’t been busy putting together this week’s paper,... — Updated 7/29/2021

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago July 29, 1921 Harvest is well underway all over the Odessa country and the yields are turning out even better than anticipated during the critical time about three weeks ago. In some localities the yield is no... — Updated 7/29/2021


Karen Lynn Alexander

Karen Lynn Alexander July 15, 2021 Karen Lynn Alexander, 77, passed away July 15, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. in Juneau Alaska. Karen was survived by her brother Paul Charlton her daughter's... — Updated 7/29/2021


Lillian K. Stone

Lillian K. Stone Aug. 28, 1930 - July 18, 2021 Lillian K. Stone, 90, passed away July 18, 2021 at Pacifica Senior Memory Living, Coeur d" Alene, Idaho. After several years... — Updated 7/29/2021


Milton James (Jim/ Zimpy) Zimprich

Milton James (Jim/Zimpy) Zimprich, 84, passed away July 11, 2021 at the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center after a long battle with cancer. Jim was born on May 13, 1937 in Spokane,... — Updated 7/29/2021

Air quality health advisory in effect

GRANT COUNTY, WA – The Grant County Health District has issued an air advisory as a result of wildfire smoke effecting the air quality in Grant County and across Washington State. The smoke is not expected to clear in the... — Updated 7/29/2021


Summer T&F camp

Front: Gavin Scrupps, Cannon Roberson, Rhett Watson, Cash Watson. Middle row: Chaelyn Clark, Hartlee Steward, Haddy Starkel, Harvin Ryan, Henry Starkel, Kjerstin Scrupps, Wylan... — Updated 7/29/2021

Harrington develops under eye of local organizations

HARRINGTON – A significant number of organizations and people are watching over the development of the city. The most prominent are the Harrington Public Development Authority (HPDA), the Harrington Historic Preservation... — Updated 7/29/2021

High school drafts new schedule

DAVENPORT – After a survey of students indicated a majority preferred the idea, the high and middle school are leaning toward a new schedule style for the 2021-22 school year. A return to five days in person is on the horizon,... — Updated 7/29/2021

School board approves 21-22 budget, 20-21 budget extension

DAVENPORT – The school board approved two finance-related resolutions at its July 26 meeting. One was petitioning OSPI for a 2020-21 budget extension due to increased expenditures caused by the pandemic, and the other was... — Updated 7/29/2021

School hires Kelp as new custodian

DAVENPORT – The school board approved the hire of a new full-time custodian at its regular meeting July 26. Aaron Kelp has been the custodial lead for the Mead School District since 2010 and is moving to Lincoln County, where... — Updated 7/29/2021


For now, it's just Reardan

REARDAN – The school board officially dropped the "Indians" mascot from the district following the passage of House Bill 1356, which outlaws the use of Native American mascots... — Updated 7/29/2021


Creston native represents state at NJAS

Kelsey Vejraska, Omak, left, and Matt Rosman, Creston, right, represented Washington at the 2021 National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest, held in conjunction with the National... — Updated 7/29/2021

Cops and courts--July 29 issue

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 7/29/2021

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