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Local cannabis store has new name, new owners

SPRAGUE – Dan and Trisha Nelson opened Sapphire Cannabis May 2, taking over where 2020 Solutions had been the previous three years. Dan Nelson, owner of Nelson Construction out of Odessa, said the couple was looking to get into... — Updated 7/10/2020

Pandemic puts damper on Independence Day celebration

ODESSA — The Independence Day holiday offered a gigantic yard sale and a barbecued lunch to local folks, who participated in droves. And those who purchased illegal fireworks were also plentiful as the big boomers frightened... — Updated 7/10/2020

Four Season Resort under new ownership

SPRAGUE – Dave Davisson is enjoying life as the new owner of Four Seasons Campground and Resort on Sprague Lake. Davisson took over the resort from the former owners about three months ago after closing on the deal a month and... — Updated 7/10/2020

Rent and housing assistance needs rise during pandemic

DAVENPORT — Families who were already struggling to pay rent haven’t been dealt any favors with the COVID-19 pandemic effectively shutting down much of the economy. Rent assistance, affordable housing and shelter needs have... — Updated 7/10/2020

Eight car backup leads to felony arrest

DAVENPORT — A man who was pulled over for creating an eight-car backup on Highway 2 in Lincoln County has been charged with possession of methamphetamine that was discovered by officers during a traffic stop. Jebediah Willyard,... — Updated 7/10/2020

Spring Canyon boat launch work planned

GRAND COULEE — Starting on July 13, the National Park Service will be conducting geotechnical work on the Spring Canyon boat launch seawall. Core samples will be taken to evaluate the soil structure for future repairs of the... — Updated 7/10/2020

Basin City event highlights rural frustration

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

Col. Cassius T. Bentley takes command of Fairchild AFB

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE-Col. Cassius T. Bentley became the new commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing during a change of command ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base Wednesday... — Updated 7/10/2020

Low-key Fourth of July planned for Odessa

ODESSA — Unlike past July 4 holidays that boasted parades, sporting contests and many and varied activities, the Independence Day holiday in Odessa this year will be a rather low-key affair. Nevertheless, there will be things... — Updated 7/10/2020

Odessa School Board meets

ODESSA — The Odessa School Board met at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, preceded by a workshop at 5:30 p.m. at which the board reviewed and discussed the district’s proposed 2020-2021 budget. Present were board chairman Ed... — Updated 7/10/2020

America is out of control

Perhaps 2020 will be best described in history books as the year a virus from China caused a global pandemic, massive riots erupted across the country, the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum, and there was an attempt to... — Updated 7/10/2020

Not just black, but all lives matter

This letter to the editor might trigger some folks to extreme discomfort. Today, as I was driving to Lincoln Hospital, I noticed a large sign posted just outside the parking lot that stated “Black Lives Matter, Believe It, Live... — Updated 7/10/2020

Will Washington really punt budget action until January?

What once seemed inevitable is now growing unlikely – a special session to balance the state’s budget. This is why it was so important to act before the new spending increases... — Updated 7/10/2020

Facemask debate continues

I was disheartened to learn of Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza’s dismissal of Gov. Jay Inslee’s order requiring facemasks. Heeding the advice of experts makes you wise, not a sheep. I have family in Odessa, and I have visited... — Updated 7/10/2020

Time for Eastern Washington to be autonomous

Since Gov. Inslee has decided to rule the eastern colonies of Washington by decree and considering the apparent acceptance of “free zones” in Seattle, perhaps it’s time to start calling ourselves the "East Washington... — Updated 7/10/2020

Are we ready to present 'Darwin Awards?'

Teaching psychology for 20 years at Spokane Falls Community College was such a learning experience for me. I hope the students also learned a lot about the “scientific study of behavior and mental processes.” When teaching... — Updated 7/10/2020

Like Poland, America needs change

On July 4, 1975, America proudly celebrated its Bicentennial as the world’s greatest nation while Poland was a suppressed Soviet satellite state. Poles had no right to free... — Updated 7/10/2020

Is your smartphone being tracked?

Are government agencies and big tech tracking your every move via your smartphone? The answer is maybe. Gov. Jay Inslee has repeatedly said the state is using smartphone data to... — Updated 7/1/2020

Washington must change to stay on top

In early June, the financial website WalletHub released its rankings of “Best and Worse State Economies” and Washington led the field of 51 as best by a healthy margin.... — Updated 7/1/2020

Facemasks or homeschool, a parental dilemma

Educators nationwide scoff at the idea of homeschooling children. Those in unions, especially those in the Washington Education Association in our state, say parents can’t provide the same educational opportunities at home as... — Updated 7/1/2020

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago July 9, 1920 Rainmaker Hatfield is reported to have packed up his equipment and left Moses Lake last week. Although many gave him credit for bringing when he first set up at the lake, very few had any faith in him... — Updated 7/10/2020

This Week in Odessa HIstory

100 years ago July 2, 1920 The following pupils passed their grade school final examination and will enter Odessa High School next year. Frank Koth, Alice Flint, Martha Suchland, Charlotte Smith, Hazel Luiten, Eugene Weber,... — Updated 7/10/2020

This week in Odessa History

100 years ago June 18, 1920: The drilling of a new town well was completed at a depth of 170 feet. The drilling passed through three different veins of water, and the depth in the well has risen to 140 feet. Drillers were... — Updated 7/1/2020

Earl Joseph Meise

Earl Joseph Meise, 97 of Odessa, Wash., passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2020 in Odessa. Earl was born April 28, 1923, in Quincy, Ill., to Fred and Alvina Meise. Earl attended high school in Washtucna and graduated in... — Updated 7/10/2020

Russell Vincent Winfrey

Russell Vincent Winfrey, also known as Vince, or “Pop Pop” to his five grandchildren, passed away with his family at his side Tuesday evening, July 7, 2020, in Ellensburg after a short battle with cancer. Russell was born to... — Updated 7/10/2020

Harry Deloss Rodenbough

Harry Deloss Rodenbough passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on June 25, 2020. Harry was born in Seattle on Sept. 30, 1943 to William Elton and Winifred (Buchanan) Rodenbough. He graduated from Harrington High School... — Updated 7/10/2020

Craig Holman

Craig Holman, 68, a lifetime resident of the Odessa area, passed away May 26, 2020. Craig was born June 30, 1951 in Odessa, Wash., to Henry and Betty Holman. He attended school in Odessa, graduating in 1969 and attended Eastern... — Updated 7/10/2020

Michael C. Stauffer

Michael C. Stauffer, 51, died unexpectedly April 20, 2020. Michael was born in Waterbury, Conn., on Dec. 18, 1968, to Charles and Joan Stauffer. He graduated from Wilby High School in 1986. He joined the United States Air Force... — Updated 7/10/2020

Steve Timm

Steve Timm passed away June 13, 2020 in Harrington, Wash. There was a graveside service. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is caring for the Timm... — Updated 7/1/2020


Myron Huston "Bill" Floyd, 105, was the eighth child born to William and Ida Floyd in Dayton, Wash. He was their Christmas Eve gift in 1914. Two more siblings came later. Growing... — Updated 7/1/2020

Odessa Senior Meals

ODESSA — All meals are currently available for pick-up only, unless previous arrangements for home delivery are made by calling 509-982-2654 prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the meal. Monday, July 13: Country fried steak,... — Updated 7/10/2020

Odessa Anniversaries

ODESSA — Here are the anniversaries for week of July 10-16: July 10: Dallas & Emily Daffler. July 11: Bob & Kathy Donahue, Larry & Claudia Iverson. July 12: Bud & Linnie Largent. July 13: Justin & Morgan Hunt. July 14: Adam &... — Updated 7/10/2020

Odessa Birthdays

ODESSA — Here are the local birthdays for the week of July 10-15: July 10: Sean DeVore, Nicholas Larson. July 11: Kiegan Wehr, Tom Weishaar, Kelby Braun, Joy Praetorius, Josh Hink. July 12: Carol Green, Elton Renken. July 14:... — Updated 7/10/2020

Odessa Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 16, Odessa Food Bank will be open with pre-bagged groceries to be distributed outdoors: 1:30-3 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at 111 E. 1st Ave. (Foursquare Church). If assistance is needed, call 982-2202. Please leave message.... — Updated 7/10/2020

Ag Swag products show off rural style

HARRINGTON – Sometimes a great conversation can be kicked off by a unique item someone is wearing. It could be an interesting logo on a ballcap, a quote on a shirt or an image on a coffee cup. For the founder of Ag Swag, a... — Updated 7/10/2020

Smith joins The Times office staff

A Washington native with a farm background has been hired to staff The Davenport Times office four days per week. Georgia Smith recently joined The Davenport Times in the front office last week. Smith grew up in Walla Walla on a... — Updated 7/10/2020

McGuinness named Washington State Beef Commission chairman

DAVENPORT — Kale McGuinness was recently elected to serve as Washington State Beef Commission chairman for 2020-21. McGuinness owns and operates Stockland Livestock Auction and has served on the commission for eight years. The... — Updated 7/10/2020

Odessa anniversaries

ODESSA — Here are the wedding anniversaries for Odessa residents for July 3-7: Anniversaries for July 3: John & Michelle Melgren. July 5: Brandon & Kayla Meise. July 6: Scott & Dani Kramer, Dan & Heather Carper. July 7: Alex &... — Updated 7/10/2020

Odessa birthdays

ODESSA — Here are birthdays of area residents for July 3-9: Birthdays for July 3: Grace Greenwalt, Ann Richaardson, Drew Fink, Duane Pitts. July 4: Rita Voise (†), Josh Clark, Vickey Melcher, Meagan Kane, Karlee Maioho, Adam... — Updated 7/10/2020

Record helps establish contact

ODESSA — On Tuesday of this week, The Odessa Record received a phone call from Carol L. Moore (nee Williams) in which she requested that we inform our readers that she is alive and well and residing in California. At age 82,... — Updated 7/10/2020

Fall prep sports delayed

DAVENPORT — Lincoln County farmers with sons who play football will have a bit more help available in preparing for harvest in August. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday, July 7 that the... — Updated 7/10/2020

Fall prep sports start delayed

DAVENPORT — Lincoln County farmers with sons who play football will have a bit more help available in preparing for harvest in August. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday, July 7, that the... — Updated 7/10/2020

Davenport parents looking forward to school sports

DAVENPORT – Uncertainty continues to surround athletics and extracurricular activities for the 2020-21 school year in Washington. In the Davenport school district, parents of children who are active participants in sports are... — Updated 7/10/2020

King named male athlete of the year for small schools

SPOKANE — At the 2019-2020 Spokane Youth Sports Awards live-streamed over the Internet last Friday evening, the Odessa High School football team was named the 1B/2B/1A Top Male High School Sports Team, edging out the Odessa... — Updated 7/10/2020

Larson makes President's List

Elizabeth Larson, the daughter of Tim and Jill Larson of Odessa, has earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for spring semester 2020. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.... — Updated 7/10/2020

Coming school year plans uncertain

DAVENPORT — Face masks? Daily health checks for students? Parents using cell phone apps to verify their child isn’t coming to school sick? All these possibilities were discussed at the School Board meeting that took place... — Updated 7/1/2020

WIAA releases guidelines for sports under coronavirus

RENTON – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released guidance for opening high school athletics and activities for 2020-21 in accordance with Gov. Jay... — Updated 7/1/2020

Reardan Summer send-off

Reardan teachers, principals and superintendents lined Spokane Street outside Reardan High School on June 18 for a summer send-off. Third grade teacher Heidi Nelson, who coordinated the event, said she got the idea from seeing... — Updated 7/1/2020

Honor roll released for Odessa

ODESSA — A student must have a grade point average of 3.50-4.00 to be on the honor roll, and honorable mention requires a grade point average of 3.25-3.49. Grade values are based on state transcript requirements and are as... — Updated 7/1/2020

Odessa FBLA chapter recognized

NEWARK, Del. - A total of 39 middle school and high school teams were selected June 15 as winners of the Lead4Change Challenge, part of the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program... — Updated 7/1/2020

Odessa Weather

Date H L Prec. July 1 74 45 0.03 July 2 68 46 T July 3 70 42 July 4 77 35 July 5 75 38 July 6 78 42 July 7 81 48 July precipitation:... — Updated 7/10/2020

Lincoln County Cops and 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 7/10/2020

Theft, drug possession cases take plea deals

DAVENPORT — A series of criminal cases cleared Lincoln County Superior Court on Tuesday as the men charged accepted plea deals from the Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The cases, which ranged from drug... — Updated 7/10/2020

Farm Credit tallies developments in quarterly report

SPOKANE — Northwest Farm Credit Services has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS industry teams throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and... — Updated 7/10/2020

Trump signs being stolen

ODESSA — Several local President Trump supporters, who live on or near Fourth Avenue, have reported that signs stolen from their yards. The thefts of the signs for incumbent presidential candidate Trump have occurred at night... — Updated 7/10/2020

Davenport Commodities

DAVENPORT — The latest cash grain market here shows Soft White Wheat is at $5.06, Club Premium of $0.50, and Barley at $105.00 per... — Updated 7/10/2020


Rise Set July 2 5:00 am 8:53 pm July 3 5:01 am 8:53 pm July 4 5:02 am 8:53 pm July 5 5:03 am 8:52 pm July 6 5:04 am 8:51 pm July 7 5:05 am 8:51 pm July 8 5:06 am 8:50 pm – Compiled by The Times... — Updated 7/10/2020

Davenport Weather

Courtesy of Brian Buck Date H L Prec, June 24 86 58 .05 June 25 86 49 June 26 83 49 June 27 86 52 June 28 74 42 T June 29 66 42 .11 June 30 76 46 June precipitation:... — Updated 7/10/2020

Lincoln County cops and 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 7/10/2020

Odessa weather for June 17-23

Date H L Prec. June 17 61 36 0.03 June 18 71 42 T June 19 75 44 June 20 79 56 T June 21 72 52 T June 22 74 49 June 23 78... — Updated 7/1/2020

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