Sheriff's court time changed

Sheriff Wade Magers’ arraignment in Lincoln County District Court July 7 has been changed to 1 p.m. He was originally scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. Magers is appearing on charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer,... — Updated 6/24/2021

Total fire restrictions in effect at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

COULEE DAM — Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective 12:01 am, Friday, June 25, 2021 until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes, but is not... — Updated 6/24/2021

Landlords not likely to be paid as eviction moratorium ends

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new eviction “bridge” program this morning, June 24, but landlords will not likely see rent payments any time soon. Inslee said the existing coronavirus-related eviction moratorium will... — Updated 6/24/2021

New restaurant in Davenport opens Friday

DAVENPORT-Yes, this time the grand opening news is real. 6th Street Café and Pizza, a new restaurant aptly located on 6th Street between Morgan and Park Streets, is hosting its... — Updated 6/24/2021

Heat wave expected this weekend into next week

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch from Friday afternoon June 25-Tuesday evening June 29 due to dangerously hot conditions that may top as high as 112 degrees in certain areas in Eastern Washington.... — Updated 6/24/2021

Fireworks sales begin June 28, 2021

Olympia – Sale of consumer fireworks begins June 28, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. and ends on July 5, 2021, at 9:00 p.m. A state license is required, along with a local permit, to operate a fireworks stand in Washington. The Washington... — Updated 6/24/2021

Hot weekend weather

ODESSA – The forecast for this weekend is for dangerously hot weather. Temperatures at various weather services have ranged from highs of 108 to 110 by next Monday. At least one... — Updated 6/24/2021

Hall of Fame inductees honored

ODESSA – The Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame held its induction ceremony last Saturday in the Odessa High School gymnasium lobby. Nine individuals and two teams were celebrated at... — Updated 6/24/2021

Thank goodness for access to remote testimony during legislative session

Washington Policy Center and the League of Women Voters of Washington want to thank the Washington State House and Senate’s bipartisan leadership for the remote testimony processes they established in the challenging... — Updated 6/24/2021

Snake River chinook returns increase 27%

Contrary to recent claims that Snake River Spring Chinook runs are on the path to extinction, returns increased for the second year in a row, continuing the recovery from the... — Updated 6/24/2021

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago June 3, 1921 John Frieske and Miss Ida Suchland were united in marriage Sunday at noon with the Rev. J.G.V. Smith officiating. The alumni are urging a new high school for Odessa. They recently met and elected John... — Updated 6/24/2021

City currently has two city clerks

HARRINGTON – The city presently has two city clerks. The newly hired permanent city clerk is Jere Lee, who has been training under temporary clerk, Cynthia Silhan. The two are... — Updated 6/24/2021

Community Briefs

Larson on Gonzaga Dean’s List Elizabeth Larson, the daughter of Tim and Jill Larson of Odessa, has earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for spring semester 2021. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.84 grade-point... — Updated 6/24/2021

"Klara and The Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro

Many would argue that Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the most notable book of the 20th Century with his 1990 tale “The Remains of the Day.” He has written many other works in between, but his latest, “Klara and The... — Updated 6/24/2021

Davenport girls basketball falls to Liberty in NE2B semifinals

SPANGLE – After holding off the rival Reardan Indians in the NE2B district quarterfinals last Tuesday, the Lady Gorillas saw their season come to an end with a blowout loss to the Liberty Lancers in an NE2B semifinal matchup... — Updated 6/24/2021

Home finale

Daeton Deife goes for the bucket in the final home court win over Wellpinit on June... — Updated 6/24/2021

Nelson selected for LEAP committee

ODESSA – Grace Nelson, the daughter of Jeff and Jamie Nelson of Odessa, is one of eight incoming high school juniors from around the state of Washington recently selected by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association... — Updated 6/24/2021

Tigers finish season placing second in the district

SPOKANE – On Tuesday, June 15, the Odessa Tiger girls defeated the Valley Christian Panthers in Spokane. After a big first quarter, the Odessa team steadily outscored the... — Updated 6/24/2021

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