July 14, 2024

  • Multiple public hearings on tap

    The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    DAVENPORT — The Adams County Board of Commissioners will open the floor for public hearings on multiple topics when they meet Monday, July 15. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. with approval of vouchers and consent agenda items. The first public hearing is set for 9 a.m. The public will be able to provide testimony on an open space timber classification for Harbor Hanson, Inc. The second public hearing is set for 9:30 a.m., on an open space timber classification by Randy and Valerie Vissia and a third is at 9:45 a.m. to...

  • Woman dies in crash east of Reardan

    Clare McGraw, The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    REARDAN – One person was killed July 6 when a motorcycle struck a Ford F150 pickup on U.S. Highway 2 east of the city. Christina J. Gernert, 40, of Post Falls, Idaho, was pronounced dead at the scene. Spokane Fire Department officials notified her next of kin. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. According to the Washington State Patorl, she was eastbound on her 2020 Harley-Davidson Flathead motorcycle at 6:50 p.m. at the time of the crash. She attempted to pass another vehicle and hit the westbound pickup...

  • Blistering heat easing down to mid-90s

    The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    DAVENPORT — After two days of blistering heat, rural areas of Eastern Washington will “cool” down into the mid-90s over the next several days. According to the National Weather Service a few records fell around Eastern Washington. Unofficially at press time, the only July 10 record to fall in Lincoln County was in Wilbur, where the temperature hit 101 degrees. At press time, meteorologists didn’t have the previous record high available. That was 4 degrees higher than July 9, when the temperature hit 97. The record...

  • Cops & Courts

    Jul 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. DAVENPORT — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity from June 29 to July 7 June 29 Traffic stops: 34 Civil service Civil service Civil service Civil service Civil service Civil...

  • State reports Keller ferry scam

    The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    WILBUR — Thinking about a ferry ride from Lincoln County north to Keller? Well, don’t provide payment to any texts or emails claiming to be from the state Department of Transportation asking for money. According to the Transportation officials, Keller ferry customers have been receiving scam messages asking if them to click on a payment link. “This is a scam, as we do not charge for the use of the Keller ferry,” agency spokesman Ryan Overton said Tuesday. The scam is being linked to a similar scam in Western...

  • Two area airports receive federal funds

    The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    ODESSA — Two area airports will be receiving funds from the federal Airport Improvement Program to enhance aviation centers. Odessa Municipal Airport will receive $100,000 and Othello Municipal Airport will receive $448,000. The fund were among $47.1 million in FAA Re-authorization Act dollars allocated to airports in Washington state last month. Nationally, $600 million was allocated. Othello’s airport was allocated the funds to seal the pavement and joins on its apron, runway, taxilane and taxiway. The funds allocated...

  • Tribes offer aerial fireworks shows for Independence Day

    Allan Gainer, The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Aerial fireworks displays dominated the skyline over Fort Spokane and Airway Heights during the Independence Day weekend as tribal agencies put on colorful displays. On Thursday, July 4, thousands of spectators crowded into Airway Heights to see the dazzling display of fireworks. Rockets whizzed upward into the dark sky, exploding in a sprinkle of various colored lights that floated gracefully back. Families were seen at almost every block, joining in the celebration. Northern Quest Resort and Casino, in...

  • Loper decision is a victory

    Paul Guppy | Jul 11, 2024

    The Loper family own Loper Bright Enterprises, a modest New England-based fishing business. They pursue the same dream shared by many Americans – to provide their customers with quality service at a fair price while making a good living. Recently, however, the bureaucrats at the National Marine Fisheries Service had other ideas. The agency’s budget was tight, so they decided to make the Lopers, along with similar family-owned businesses, pay for a government on-board...

  • Time for gray wolf management to change is now

    Pam Lewison | Jul 11, 2024

    The gray wolf population in Washington state set a reproduction record, growing by an astounding 44 animals in 2023. The state’s wolf population has increased for 15 years in a row and is now at its highest level since it was listed. The question is, what will it take for the state to change its management policy for the predators? Last year we proposed a state delisting of gray wolves in the eastern-most third of Washington state. We also proposed an incremental, local...

  • Area students making the grade

    The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    CHENEY — Several Lincoln County and nearby residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University for the Spring Quarter. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must earn 12 hours and maintain a grade-point average of 3.50 or better on a 4.0 scale. Area students making the grade are: Davenport — Phillip Barton, Kylee Buchanan, Alaura Johnston, Abe Nelson, Jesse Raugust and Ellie Telford. Edwall — Levi Bleeker. Odessa — Pilot Thomas Weishaar. Reardan — Mahkai Anderson, Colby Clouse,...

  • Birthdays & Anniversaries

    Jul 11, 2024

    Davenport birthdays July 11: Thomas Wilkie July 12: Margie Hall, Juliann Janke, Theresa Telford, John Stiles, Sam Posey, JJ Kowalkowski July 13: Milei Floyd, Indigo Ezenyimulu, Judy Miller, Gene Johnson, Marilyn Arland, Mitchell Hale, Marlena Guhlke July 14: Jan Stone, Robert Mielke July 15: Mackenzie Buck, David Musgrave, Grant Zahajko, Jesslyn McCluskey, Tennessa Cox July 16: Brandy Wood, Joshua McBride, Linda Miller July 17: Rick Allinger, Autumn Abbot Davenport anniversaries July 12: Richard and Bonnie Singer, John and...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Kelli Wilkie, The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    100 years ago J. C. Michaelson of Odessa received a number of cuts about the face and arms Sunday evening when a Ford car driven by AL Brooks of Odessa ran into an eastbound Central Washington freight train where the railroad tracks crosses the railroad tracks in Davenport. The Irby Warehouse & Elevator Co. elevator at Irby, together with 10,000 bushels of wheat was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. The flames are believed to have originated from a Great Northern freight train locomotive. The wheat is estimated as being...

  • Young trick rider carries 'Old Glory'

    Allan Gainer, The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    REARDAN – A local girl is sure to be among the show-stoppers this weekend at the Cheney Rodeo. Laramie Gray, 8, whose family ranches north of Reardan is expected to bring the crowd on its feet during grand entry when she proudly carries "Old Glory" during grand entry Friday and Saturday atop her Palomino, Big Easy. Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association performances are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Several local riders were also set to ride during slack Thursday...

  • Tournaments continue for Cannons

    Paul Delaney, The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    SPOKANE - Tournament time this past week for the West Plains Cannons proved to be a perfect place for some experimentation. As hosts of a pod in the American Legion Wood Bat Classic the Cannons of course set sights on winning not only their bracket but playing for the title as well. The tinkering head coach Austin Sharp drew up nearly worked as West Plains advanced to the first round of elimination play, losing to eventual tournament runner-up, the Billings Scarlets, 3-1 on...

  • Spokane Area American Legion Baseball Standings

    Jul 11, 2024

    Spokane Area American Legion Baseball Standings Single A A American Divsion Teams Wins Losses Northern Lakes 10 0 Medical Lake Dirt Dawgs 6 3 Prairie Cardinals 6 3 Trail Orioles 5 5 Lewis and Clark 2 8 Kettle Falls 1 4 North Idaho Lakers 0 7 A National Division Ridgeline 11 1 North Central Storm 7 4 Gonzaga Prep 7 2 Cheney 7 6 West Valley 6 2 Lakeside 5 0 Ferris 5 6 Shadle Park 4 6 Mead 3 4 Pullman 3 2 Mount Spokane Wild 2 2 Deer Park A 2 8 East Valley 1 5 Rogers 0 6 Chewlah 0 9 Double A AA American North Asotin County...

  • Campfires banned at lake

    The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    GRAND COULEE — Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is banning all campfires until further notice. The ban on all campfires went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 11. “No open flames are permitted,” a notice on the ban said. “This includes, but is not limited to, all fires in National Park Service-provided fire rings and boxes, shoreline fires, charcoal fires, tiki torches, incense burners, candles, pellet smokers and propane campfires.” Lake Roosevelt officials said self-contained propane and gas stoves...

  • State moves to ban Cascade fox trapping

    The Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    OLYMPIA – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is moving to protect Cascade red foxes from trapping statwide. The agency announced that it will accept public comment through Aug. 9 on a new proposed ruling banning fox trapping. Under the new rule, it would be illegal to trap Cascade red foxes in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Wenatchee and Gifford Pinchot national forests this year and in future trapping seasons. "Fox trapping was closed in these locations last...

  • Submit a Legal/Public Notice

    Jul 11, 2024

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  • NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADOPT 2024-2025 BUDGET, ADOPT 2023-2024 BUDGET EXTENSION, AND CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADOPT 2024-2025 BUDGET, ADOPT 2023-2024 BUDGET EXTENSION, AND CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING REARDAN-EDWALL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 09 LINCOLN COUNTY, WASHINGTON NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to RCW 28A.505.050 and RCW 28A.505.060, that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Reardan-Edwall School District No. 09, Lincoln County, Washington (the “District”) will hold a regular business meeting on July 31, 2024, commencing at 6:00 PM in the Reardan High School 101st Innovation Center at 215 E. Spokane...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE Road closure for parade for Davenport Pioneer Days. Hwy2/Morgan Street between 3rd Street and 12th Street will be closed July 20th between 10 am and Noon for the annual Davenport Pioneer Days Parade. Published July 11 and 18,...

  • LINCOLN COUNTY NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS) STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    LINCOLN COUNTY NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND DETERMINATION OF NON-SI NIFICANCE (DNS) STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (SEPA) (RCW 43.21C) SEPA RULES (WAC 197-11) AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FILE NO. Conditional Use Permit – 03-24 Lincoln SW Wind DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: Installation of two 60m meteorological towers. PROPONENT: Cordelio Development Holdings LLC 100 King St Suite 7000 Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 LOCATION OF PROPOSAL: Site A – S16 T23 R35 E (Leaser Rd) Site B – S02 T22 R35E (Hwy 28) LEAD AGENCY: Lincoln County Land...

  • NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS)STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    LINCOLN COUNTY NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE (DNS)STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (SEPA) (RCW 43.21C) SEPA RULES (WAC 197-11) AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FILE NO. Conditional Use Permit – 02-24 Hawk Creek Wind DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: Installation of two 60m meteorological towers. PROPONENT: Cordelio Development Holdings LLC 100 King St Suite 7000 Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 LOCATION OF PROPOSAL: Site A – S32 T25 R38E (Janett Rd) Site B – S28 T25 R 39E (Addington Rd) LEAD AGENCY: Lincoln County...

  • Public Meeting Notice

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    Public Meeting Notice The Lincoln County Commissioners will receive comments on the Preliminary Draft of the Lincoln County Solid Waste Management Plan. Comments may be delivered by mail to 27234 SR 25 North, Davenport, WA 99122, by email to gholmes@co.lincoln.wa.us, or by attending a Public Meeting scheduled on July 24, 2024, 1 p.m. at Lincoln County Public Works Office Building, 27234 SR25 N, Davenport Wa. A copy of the plan can be found at the Lincoln County Public Works office or on the Lincoln County Public Works...

  • DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE WAC 197-11-970 Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) Description of proposal: Lincoln County Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan Proponent:Lincoln County Department of Public Works Location of proposal: The jurisdiction of the plan will include all incorporated and unincorporated areas within Lincoln County, Washington. Lead Agency:Lincoln County Department of Public Works Determination: The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE Northwest Pipeline LLC, Toby Schwalbe, 295 S. Chipeta Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1287, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Northwest Pipeline LLC, Spokane Mead to Ritzville Anomaly Dig #24, is located within William’s existing pipeline right of way, accessed off Reiha Road North, 0.3 miles south of State Route 231 in Edwall in Lincoln County. This project involves 0.77 acres of...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF VACATION OF STREET

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    CITY OF DAVENPORT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF VACATION OF STREET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Davenport, Lincoln County, Washington, will hold a hearing on a request by Insula, LLC, to vacate a portion of 10th Street and the abutting alleyway setback. Insula Inc intends to use the acquired ROW for setback purposes and parking for an 8-plex residential complex. The property is described as that portion of city right of way known as the north one hundred (100’) foot by eighty (80’) foot...

  • Notice of Public Hearing

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    City of Sprague Notice of Public Hearing Land Use Application A public hearing on a land use application will be held by the Sprague City Council on Wednesday June 31, at 6:00 p.m. at Sprague Community Center, 213 South C Street, Sprague, WA. The application is for a vacate parcel number 0702009001012. For more information call Sprague City Hall at 509-257-2662 Published July 11 and 18,...

  • NOTICE OF HEARING PROPOSED SALE OF USED and SURPLUS VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    NOTICE OF HEARING PROPOSED SALE OF USED and SURPLUS VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln County in compliance with RCW 36.34.030, .040 and .080, the purpose of said hearing to declare as used and surplus with the intent to sell at auction, certain vehicles and equipment from the Public Works Department. A list of the used surplus vehicles and equipment can be obtained from the Lincoln County Public Works Department and the Lincoln...

  • B U D G E T H E A R I N G

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jul 11, 2024

    B U D G E T H E A R I N G Let it be publicly known to all persons that the Board of Directors of Odessa School District No. 105-157-166J, Lincoln County, Washington, will meet in a public meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. in the library of the Odessa High School for the purpose of fixing and adopting the 2024-2025 fiscal budget of the District. A copy of the completed budget will be available to any person who might request such after July 15, 2024. Any interested persons may appear at this meeting and will...

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