Lincoln County left behind?

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Health Public Administrator Ed Dzedzy and other county health staff often receive calls from residents asking when they can receive the Moderna vaccine aimed at preventing COVID-19 infection. Giving... — Updated 1/21/2021

City likely to seek new sewer lagoon tenant

DAVENPORT – A few hundred yards north of the baseball fields off McInnis Road on the northeast side of town lie four sewer lagoons on premises the city uses as spray irrigation... — Updated 1/21/2021

Harrington wastewater plant project gains priority

HARRINGTON – The city’s wastewater plant modification project application is third on a ranked list of 121 proposed clean water projects that could receive various funding, pending approval, in a list published by the... — Updated 1/21/2021

EDC presents proposal to administer tourism tax

DAVENPORT – The Lincoln County Commissioners heard a proposal for administering a tourism tax in 2021 from Margie Hall, director of the Economic Development Council, at the commissioner’s Jan. 19 meeting. The tax, which the... — Updated 1/21/2021

Interns assigned to cover the Legislature

OLYMPIA – Three students are covering the state Legislature in Olympia this year for the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation. They are Sydney Brown, from Washington State University, Joseph Claypoole from the... — Updated 1/21/2021

Vaccinations move into second phase, but quantity limited

DAVENPORT – Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced Tuesday the move into Phase B1 for COVID-19 vaccinations. The phase includes individuals age 65 and over and those over 50 who live in a... — Updated 1/21/2021

Harrington City Council: January 13th

HARRINGTON – The Harrington City Council met by Zoom for its Jan. 13th meeting with the following present: Mayor Nathan Luck, council members Justin Slack, Peter Davenport, Levi Schenk, Stephen Hardy and David Buddrius, Clerk... — Updated 1/21/2021

The Year in Review 2020

JANUARY The year 2020 began with Odessa High School sports as the #1 story of the new year, as the Tiger football team received accolades and honors for its undefeated season, which culminated in the team’s second consecutive... — Updated 1/21/2021

Traffic stop leads to drug investigation

REARDAN – On Jan. 15, 2021 Deputy Dain Harden made a traffic stop on Little Falls Road north of Reardan. Through a license check from the Department of Licensing, Harden learned that the operator had a suspended Washington... — Updated 1/21/2021

Desert 100 canceled, nominations open

ODESSA – The Odessa Chamber of Commerce met via Zoom on January 12 to nominate officers for the coming year and discuss other business. Present via the Zoom feed were President Zach Schafer, Larissa Zeiler, Jeff Huiras, Norm... — Updated 1/21/2021

Access to democracy in 2021 Washington legislative session

There’s an old story about Elizabeth Willing Powel, the wife of the Philadelphia mayor, asking Benjamin Franklin, as he left the Constitutional Convention, “Doctor, what have... — Updated 1/21/2021

Letters to the editor-- Jan. 21 issue

School Board Recognition By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of... — Updated 1/21/2021

Political Cartoon

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'Work from home' to continue post-pandemic

With COVID-19 vaccines being widely dispensed, will an end to this pandemic halt “work from home?” Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic levels? Not likely!... — Updated 1/21/2021

Access to democracy in the 2021 session

There’s an old story about Elizabeth Willing Powel, the wife of the Philadelphia mayor, asking Benjamin Franklin, as he left the Constitutional Convention, “Doctor, what have... — Updated 1/21/2021

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Jan. 21, 1921 All arrangements have now been completed for the Odessa Fire Department boys’ dance, which will be held at the Community Hall next Friday night. For a number of years the annual firemen’s dance was... — Updated 1/21/2021

Allen Ivan Kuest

Allen Ivan Kuest was born on January 11, 1936 to Reinold Kuest and Leona Fink-Kuest at Irvy, WA. Allen passed away on January 14, 2021 in Odsessa, WA. Allen graduated from Odessa... — Updated 1/21/2021

Alice Schmierer

Alice Schmierer – One day at a time sweet Jesus, was a favorite line from one of the many tunes Alice Schmierer loved to sing. Her last day with us here was January 15th, 2021.... — Updated 1/21/2021

Longtime Davenport resident celebrating 100th birthday

DAVENPORT – Arloine "Barlee" Brown, formerly Boyk, remembers World War II, growing up during the Great Depression and has spent over 80 years of her life combined here. Now,... — Updated 1/21/2021

Davenport SD part of COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program

DAVENPORT-The school district here is one of 12 districts statewide participating in a COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program, where staff members voluntarily test themselves using a... — Updated 1/21/2021

School districts unsure whether staff vaccines will be required

DAVENPORT – According to the state’s vaccination plan, teachers will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 inoculation soon. However, local school districts don’t know whether the state will make receiving the vaccine a... — Updated 1/21/2021

Davenport school days extended

DAVENPORT – The school district received approval from the Department of Health to extend its in-person learning days to 2 p.m, superintendent Jim Kowalkowski said. The new school day will run in-person from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.... — Updated 1/21/2021

NE2B pushes fall sports back to Feb. 15

DAVENPORT--Northeast 2B athletic directors elected today to push back the start of most fall sports to Feb. 15, a two-week delay from the previously planned Feb.1, after COVID-19 numbers in the East region failed to indicate that... — Updated 1/22/2021

Reardan launching girl's soccer team

REARDAN – Another option for female student-athletes hoping to compete in sports is coming to the school district. The school board approved the launch of a girl’s soccer team at its Jan. 14 board workshop meeting with little... — Updated 1/21/2021

UPDATED: Northeast 2B League tentatively planning Feb. 1 start date

DAVENPORT – Many high school sports leagues around the state are making their own decisions about how to proceed with fall sports, which the WIAA had tentatively planned for Feb. 1. The Northeast 2B League decided to aim to... — Updated 1/21/2021

Area sports roundup-Jan. 21 issue

All-time greatness surrounds the quarterbacks in one game this weekend, while young superstars man the position in the second. I speak, of course, of the NFC Championship game... — Updated 1/21/2021

WIAA swaps winter and spring sports seasons

RENTON – The WIAA Executive Board voted on Tuesday to approve the schedules for WIAA Seasons 2 and 3, setting dates for traditional winter and spring sports. Traditional spring sports will be held in WIAA Season 2 which will... — Updated 1/21/2021

Brief: Camping costs at Lake Roosevelt

COULEE DAM – Campers will have to pay more beginning Jan. 29 if they want to stay overnight along Lake Roosevelt. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area camping fees will increase from $9 per night to $11.50 per night from now... — Updated 1/21/2021

Cops and courts--Jan. 21 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 1/21/2021

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