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 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

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

 By Drew Lawson    News 

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

 By Drew Lawson    News 

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

 By Drew Lawson    School 

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

 By Drew Lawson    Community 

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

 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

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

 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

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

 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

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 betwe... — Updated 1/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Area sports roundup-Jan. 14 issue

Calling four verticals against a two-deep safety look when the opposing defense has a strong pass rush tends to be a terrible play call. Unfortunately for those thousands in the... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

EWU women grab two wins at Portland State

PORTLAND-Two wins may not seem like much, but the Eastern Washington women's basketball team's pair of victories at Portland Stat Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 to open Big Sky Conference road... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Area sports roundup-Dec. 31 issue

Some won awards. Some tied school records. Many won their contests. It was a successful week for area sports teams and many individual athletes...especially for those playing hoops... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Northeast 2B League tentatively planning Feb. 1 start date for fall sports

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.... — Updated 1/18/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Vaccine doses continue to arrive

DAVENPORT-The Lincoln County Health Department received 200 more doses of the Moderna vaccine aimed at preventing infection of COVID-19 Jan. 11. It is a beginning-of-the-week trend... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Wind storm blusters Eastern Washington

DAVENPORT—High winds swept across Eastern Washington the night of Jan. 12 and throughout Jan. 13, creating power outages and felled trees across several counties. Lincoln County hadn’t been blustered as hard as Spokane County... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Local law enforcement reacts to Capitol riot

DAVENPORT—A country glued to the news sat in stunned silence on Jan. 6, as a pro-President Donald Trump far-right extremist mob rushed the Capitol building as Congress and Vice President Mike Pence convened to read the results... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Where does transfer station recycling go?

DAVENPORT-The explanation of where solid waste goes after being dropped off at the Lincoln County Transfer station is fairly straightforward: It is loaded onto a train, transported... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Mayors share city outlooks

The calendar has flipped, and a new year is facing Davenport and Reardan. The Times spoke with Davenport mayor Brad Sweet and Reardan mayor Gail Daniels to discuss their cities and... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Opinion

Greetings from the new(ish) guy

Hello readers of The Times. You may know me as Drew, the scrawny, 14-year-old-looking reporter who has been covering Reardan news and education, Lincoln County preps sports and... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Davenport, Reardan schools closed due to combination of wind and virus

DAVENPORT--The school district here is closed to in-person learning today due to a wind storm that began last night and has swept through Eastern Washington. The district asked students on its Facebook page to check in with... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan restaurants reeling under restrictions

REARDAN –The two main restaurants here, SpeedTrap Tap House and Dean's Drive-In have different setups, but lie across the highway from each other and have both faced their share... — Updated 1/4/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

College enrollment low, but online model works for some

DAVENPORT – Six-count em'-six Lincoln County residents signed up for winter quarter classes at Community Colleges of Spokane, according to the schools. Just two are taking online... — Updated 12/31/2020

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Cougars pull away from Eagles in second half

PULLMAN – The Eastern Washington women's basketball team (1-6) hung tough with a Washington State squad that nearly upset No. 8 Oregon a day prior for a quarter, but sharp... — Updated 12/31/2020

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

EWU unveils Fall 2020 schedule

CHENEY – If Eastern Washington University manages to fulfill all Eagle fans' ultimate dream and win two national championships in the same calendar year, it will have played over... — Updated 12/31/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

New pathway coming to Reardan

REARDAN – Century West Engineering of Spokane Valley was selected to lay the sidewalk for a Ballfield Pathway Project running from the high school down to Highway 2, mayor Gail Daniels informed council at its Dec. 17 meeting.... — Updated 12/23/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Area sports roundup-Dec. 24 issue

Compiled by Drew Lawson The Times Many area sports teams enjoyed victories in the last week, some of which were marquee triumphs. Two men's basketball teams and one women's basketba... — Updated 12/23/2020


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