April 17, 2024

  • Lincoln County Jail inmate transferred to Spokane on murder charge

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 16, 2024

    DAVENPORT--A Keller woman who was booked into Lincoln County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence was transferred to Spokane County Jail today on a warrant for first-degree premeditated murder. Alyssa Kay Bray, 27, of Keller, is now booked into the jail in Spokane County on a $1,001,000 bond, which includes $1 million for first-degree murder set by Spokane County District Court, $500 for second-degree criminal trespassing by Spokane Municipal Court and $500 for third-degree theft by the Airway Heights Court,...

  • Woman arraigned in vehicular homicide case

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    DAVENPORT — A California woman accused of causing the fatal Interstate 90 crash that killed 22-year-old Angel A. Cuevas of George on Dec. 7, 2023 was arraigned in Lincoln County Superior Court and entered a not-guilty plea on charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault Tuesday, April 2. Litzy Arvizo, 22, of Merced, California, faces the charges after a Washington State Patrol investigation accused her of speeding eastbound on Interstate 90 while under the influence of alcohol and losing control of a gold 2002...

  • Candidates begin to register with PDC

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    DAVENPORT — The 2024 Primary Election may be four months away, but the window is open now for candidates interested in running for open county offices to take the required step of registering their campaigns with the Public Disclosure Commission. The Commission tracks candidate spending and donations received for political campaigns. Candidates are not required to list each donation if they raise and spend less than $5,000 on the campaign trail. Four county and judicial offices are open for election in 2024: • Superior...

  • Desert 100 influences Odessa economy

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    ODESSA - The Annual Stumpjumpers Desert 100 race held about seven miles west of town in Irby brings a surge of visitors to the area, and this year was no different. Many local businesses and organizations noticed a surge of customers and business during Desert 100 weekend April 3-7. The Cenex gas station, operated by Grange Supply Company Odessa, sold three times as much gas as a standard weekend. That's according to Grange Supply general manager Greg Luiten, who said this...

  • Planning Commission tables code update

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    DAVENPORT - The Lincoln County Planning Commission placed a 3-month moratorium on updating the county zoning code to include provisions for wind and solar development at the Commission's regular meeting Monday, April 8. Commission members expressed a desire to further study health-related concerns and reasonable turbine setbacks from residences before recommending code updates to the Lincoln County Commissioners for approval. A draft code update has been written, based...

  • Cops & Courts

    Apr 11, 2024

    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 possible criminal or suspicious activities to dispatchers or alleged victims for this column. March 31 Traffic stops: 21 A caller said his friend was stranded on the side of Seventh Street in Davenport. A Lincoln County Jail inmate was transported to Spokane. A Davenport woman she found three horses on...

  • Mills-Jay trial continued to July

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    DAVENPORT — The trial of a man facing alternative charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter regarding the death of an infant boy was continued to Monday, July 22. Jordan Russell Mills-Jay, 30, of Spokane and Reardan, is accused of causing the death of 5-month-old “Zander” in a Euclid Road home after medical officials allegedly found evidence of child abuse that caused the infant’s death. The baby died from his injuries at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane 16 days after being airlifted to the...

  • School Board carries 10 motions

    The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    ODESSA — The local School Board carried three motions in a regular meeting that concluded in less than an hour Wednesday, March 27. The meeting was preceded by a workshop that included discussions regarding literacy and the need for a Title I coordinator. The school board approved the following hires during the regular meeting: Kelsey Scrupps and Alex Stanford as junior high track co-coaches and Jeff Wehr as chess club advisor. Also approved were next school year’s contracts for the school psychologist and speech...

  • Spikes used in vehicle pursuit

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    DAVENPORT—Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies were forced to deploy spikes to stop a vehicle attempting to elude police during an attempted traffic stop Tuesday, April 9. Eventually, Alyssa Kay Bray, 27, of Keller, was stopped about three miles west of the city and arrested on charges of attempting to elude and driving under the influence around 11:07 p.m. Tuesday, jail records show. Sheriff Gabe Gants said a citizen called the office about a car driving all over the road three miles north of the city on State...

  • Solar, wind parts fill up dumps

    Don C. Brunell | Apr 11, 2024

    While wind and solar farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there are ongoing concerns over their impacts on our environment especially as a rapidly growing number of worn-out blades and panels are landing in landfills. Those blades, housed on giant wind towers reaching over 250-feet in the sky, are starting to reach the end of their useful lives (15 to 20 years) and are being taken down, cut up and hauled to burial sites. Even though over 90 percent of the...

  • Honeybee populations are increasing

    Todd Myers | Apr 11, 2024

    It turns out that, as we have been saying for years, honeybee populations aren’t declining, but are actually increasing. A recent article in Vox notes that the talk of honeybees disappearing was “greatly exaggerated.” Admitting that his previous stories predicting the collapse of honeybee populations hadn’t aged well, the reporter explained that a recent agricultural census found that the 31 percent increase in honeybees since 2007 is “a larger increase than any...

  • Spring Showcase is Saturday

    The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    DAVENPORT — The second annual Lincoln County Spring Showcase is back this weekend. The event intended as something of a precursor to the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Saturday, April 13. The Showcase, hosted by WSU Extension, will include judging of market hogs and gilts, steer and heifer classes, market and ewe lambs and meat goats and doelings between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Youths ages 8-19 that participate in 4-H or FFA programs will be showing. From 2-4...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Apr 11, 2024

    Davenport birthdays April 12: Ryan Bodeau April 13: Caesar LeVault April 14: Bill Reinbold April 15: Stacie Nichols, John Cannon, Jeff Evers April 16: Joanne Buck April 17: Kylie Warwick, Kim Cole, Wyatt Hanchett April 18: Malizza Hinkey, Carin Miller Davenport anniversaries April 12: Terry and Lila Lust April 16: Mary and Raven Wright Reardan birthdays April 13: Jeremy Meier April 17: Jan Graham Harrington birthdays April 13: Avaleigh Fode April 14: Chris Tyrell April 15: Rick Becker, Ryan Zeller April 16: Mark Hall, Cash...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    100 years ago • Oscar Luchs of Odessa won the Lincoln-Adams County oratorical contest. Elsie Gibson of Davenport took second, while Violet Stolph of Sprague was third. • The Harrington Manufacturing Company sued W.L. Talkington while seeking to recover $1,575 for a note executed by the defendants in return for a harvester sold to the company. • A delegation of Egypt farmers asked the County Commissioners to construct a road from State Road No. 22 near Inkster Lake to the Jim Bell Corner. 75 years ago • Judge Robert...

  • Welcome to My Kitchen

    Laura Estes | Apr 11, 2024

    Four seasons of weather all happened in one day this past week. Sometimes meal preparation is like the weather. Life throws out multiple tasks and responsibilities each day and cooking must happen in between. Several easy to prepare recipes came my way and they are a nice change from slow-cooker dishes. Barb Schlimmer of Odessa shared the recipe for Sloppy Joe Casserole, a dish she brought to a recent potluck dinner. She found the recipe on all-recipes.com. Chop the...

  • No Miss Reardan program this year

    The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    REARDAN — The Reardan-Edwall area won’t have a Miss representative this year. Miss Reardan-Edwall 2024 was canceled after no one applied, according to program organizers. Organizer Gretchen Neal, who has overseen the program since 1999, said a flyer was placed at Reardan High School with anyone interested asked to meet organizers at the downtown fire station one Sunday in February. No one showed up, Neal said. A lack of funds after no fundraising since the COVID-19 pandemic is another factor in the program’s way, Neal...

  • Bargain Hunting

    Pastor Josh McLachlan | Apr 11, 2024

    A favorite pastime of my wife and I is to go thrift shopping and bargain hunting. Whether we are on vacation, or in the city running errands, we try to stop. Why? We enjoy the hunt; we enjoy the anticipation; we enjoy the thrill of walking away with a “treasure” someone else didn’t want! People have left thrift stores with famous works of art, valuable card collections, or even just a missing piece to the dinnerware or golf bag. They’ve left stores with a cartful of items they got 90% off of. Wherever they shop, the...

  • Racing through Irby

    Apr 11, 2024

    Hundreds of dirt bike racers competed in the Sunday finale of the 52nd annual Stumpjumpers Desert 100 race week at Irby. Two motos took place Sunday, with racers lined up a half-mile-wide before powering through a holeshot between two American flags. Pictured, dozens of riders clear the hole shot and into the first turn of the 50-mile race course that weaved through sage brush and grass, and across Crab Creek and North Irby Road. For more on the...

  • Reardan boys, Davenport girls win meet

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    DAVENPORT-The Reardan boys and Davenport girls were victorious in the first track and field meet since spring break concluded Tuesday, April 9. On the boys side, Reardan scored 121 points, eking out second-place Northwest Christian (116 points). Davenport finished third with 85 points, while Odessa was eighth with 21 points. The Davenport girls comfortably won with 166 points, ahead of second-place NWC (117 points). Odessa was third with 96 points and Reardan fourth with 47...

  • Folks flock to Irby for Desert 100

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    IRBY-The Annual Stumpjumpers Desert 100 brings thousands of riders, family members, spectators and pets from around the country to the scabland fields seven miles west of Odessa, and this year's 52nd iteration was no different. By Friday morning, hundreds of RVs lined the Irby fields, with no end in sight. Folks stood in line for registration, to buy t-shirts and to mingle with other campers despite pouring rain, blowing winds and sopping mud. Tommy Larm of Vancouver brought...

  • Motorcycle Mayhem!

    The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    IRBY - Six riders from Lincoln County were among the racers competing in events during the Stumpjumpers 52nd annual Desert 100 race weekend. The best local finish came from Davenport's Curtis Tanner, who finished second in the 50-mile adventure class. The top local finish of Sunday's 100-mile race was courtesy of the team of Reardan's Bryson Flaa and Cohen Little, who finished fourth among 100-mile team competitors. The other local rider was Jesse Luiten of Creston, who...

  • Reardan falls to Medical Lake

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Apr 11, 2024

    MEDICAL LAKE - It was another week of mixed results for local baseball and softball teams. The hottest team in the area is the Odessa baseball team, which has won six straight road games after dropping a doubleheader to Almira-Coulee-Hartline in the season opener. Odessa swept Republic in an all-Tigers matchup in Ferry County Tuesday, April 9. The road Tigers won the first game 13-6 and the second game 23-6 to improve to 6-2. The Tigers have two more road doubleheaders this...

  • Returning a serve

    Apr 11, 2024

    Reardan's Hailey Fry returns a serve against Lake Roosevelt in competition held in Davenport Tuesday, April 9. The Reardan/Davenport co-op will be back at home against Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Thursday, April...

  • Area Sports Docket

    Apr 16, 2024

    Varsity games, meets and matches the week of April 12-18 for Davenport, Odessa, Reardan and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington. All games are subject to postponement or cancellation. Friday, April 12 • LRS track at Moscow @ 11 a.m. • Davenport baseball and softball vs. Colfax @ 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13 • Davenport, Odessa and Reardan track at Van Kuren Invitational in Cheney @ 9 a.m. • LRS baseball and softball at Chewelah @ noon • Odessa baseball at Wellpinit in Hunters @ 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 ...

  • Submit a Legal/Public Notice

    Apr 12, 2024

    To submit a legal advertisement or public notice, please email legals@cheneyfreepress.com. Include "Legal/Public Notice for the Record Times" in the subject...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Apr 11, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF SPOKANE No. 24-4-00712-32 In the Matter of the Estate of: ROBERT WAYNE SWINDLE, Deceased. RONALD WESLEY SWINDLE has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative, or the...

  • ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF REARDAN 2024 OTTA SEAL PROJECT

    Apr 11, 2024

    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF REARDAN 2024 OTTA SEAL PROJECT Sealed bids will be received until 11:00:00 a.m., local time, Thursday, May 2, 2024 at the Reardan Town Hall, S. 120 Oak St, PO Box 228, Reardan WA 99029. No proposals will be accepted after the above-stated time. Immediately following the above stated time, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Each proposal must be submitted on the prescribed form and accompanied by cash, a certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond, payable to the Town of...

  • NOTICE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE AUCTION

    Apr 11, 2024

    NOTICE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE AUCTION First Price Sealed Bid. April 16, 2024 at Johnson Family Towing, 33435 SR 28 E, Harrington, WA. Viewing 9am, Bids Due 10am, Results 10:30am, Vehicles must be removed by 4pm. Available vehicles subject to change. Visit www.johnsonfamilytowing.com for additional details. Published April 11,...

  • COMMISSIONERS' NOTICE OF HEARING

    Apr 11, 2024

    COMMISSIONERS’ NOTICE OF HEARING In the matter of the Vacation and Abandonment of a portion of Main Street and a portion of Adams Street platted in the Township of Irby, located in Lincoln County, Washington. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 6th day of May, 2024 at the hour of 10:00 A.M., in the Commissioners Chambers located on the lower level of the Lincoln County Courthouse in Davenport, Washington, has been fixed as the time and place for hearing upon the report of the County Road Engineer appointed in the matter of...

  • PUBLIC HEARING - NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF PETITION FOR VACATION OF ALLEY

    Apr 11, 2024

    PUBLIC HEARING - NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF PETITION FOR VACATION OF ALLEY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: 1. A petition has been filed with the Town of Odessa to vacate the entire alley located in Block 11 of Trantum and Schoonovers Addition to the Town of Odessa said alley lying between May Avenue and Warren Avenue. 2. The time and place fixed for the public hearing on said petition for vacation is as follows: a. Time 7:00 pm b. Date April 22, 2024 c. Place Community Center – 21 E First Ave, Odessa, WA 99159 The town hall is...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Apr 11, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR LINCOLN COUNTY No. 244-00024-22 In the Matter of the Estate of MARILYN L. FINK, Deceased. The Co-Personal Representatives named below have been appointed as Co-Personal Representatives of this estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent that arose before the Decedent’s death must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by...

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