Articles written by Rob Coffman
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State Supreme Court Opposes Transparent Government
Lincoln County has always been a huge proponent of transparency. We believe, as elected officials, that we should not get to decide what the public should or should not know about... — Updated 3/9/2023
How Lincoln County roads are funded
Where does all the money for our county roads come from? You may be surprised to know that, in Lincoln County, only about 15% is generated from property tax revenue that is received... — Updated 9/8/2022
When is enough, enough?
When is enough, enough? In the United States, a law is presumed to be constitutional until proven otherwise in court. This process can take years, and a lot of money, to wade... — Updated 3/18/2022
What's with 4-H, WSU Extension in Lincoln County?
You may have heard rumors that local funding for these programs could be in jeopardy. That was true on several fronts, but those issues were resolved before the holidays. The... — Updated 2/11/2022
So where is the vaccine?
Interesting fact: In the last Legislative Session, a bill was passed creating the “Washington State Office of Equity Task Force.” This task force was given the responsibility... — Updated 2/11/2021
Quarantines and the U.S. Constition explained
Since Gov. Jay Inslee issued his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation last month, Lincoln County has been scrambling to determine how to best balance paramount duties to provide... — Updated 4/30/2020
LC public works director receives award
On Sunday, April 2, 2017, a massive landslide occurred, sending a large portion of the Porcupine Bay Road into Lake Roosevelt. This unfortunate event was the inception of the... — Updated 7/4/2019
Happenings around Lincoln County
The year 2018 was a good one for Lincoln County! We saw a spike in various sources of revenue that resulted in a higher than expected cash balance at the end of the year. Most of th... — Updated 2/25/2019
Porcupine Bay road update
Unfortunately, a new slide on the Porcupine Bay project occurred on October 3 and work has been halted on the east (downhill side) soldier-pile retaining wall. This work stoppage is... — Updated 11/10/2018 Full story
In September of 2016, the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners adopted Resolution 16-21, setting a policy that union employee contract negotiations will be conducted in open... — Updated 4/25/2018
In 2013, the federal government shut down for 16 days. What that meant for those of us wishing to access our very own Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area at that time, was nothi... — Updated 1/25/2018
The more time I spend serving the people of Lincoln County, the more things I see that make me shake my head. When I first got elected, I knew that there would be plenty of hurdles... — Updated 10/26/2017
The Board of Lincoln County Commissioners recently adopted Resolution 16-21, setting a policy that union employee contract negotiations will be conducted in open public meetings. Th... — Updated 10/6/2016
There has been a lot of talk on the street lately about a proposed public safety sales tax in Lincoln County. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of our... — Updated 6/25/2016
Expenses outpace revenue
Greetings from the courthouse! As I'm sure most of you have heard, we had a very difficult time balancing the 2016 budget. I feel that it is extremely important to share with you,... — Updated 1/21/2016
Lincoln County Commissioner After seven months of waiting for an attorney general opinion, we finally have answers to our questions. All of the questions we asked revolve around... — Updated 5/13/2015
Can we ride ATVs on county roads in Lincoln County? This seems to be one of the most common questions lately, but the answer is, it depends. In 2013, the Washington State... — Updated 9/24/2014
Greetings from the Lincoln County Courthouse! Below is an open letter from the Lincoln County Commissioners as well as the Eastern Washington Council of Governments that will be... — Updated 1/6/2014
Lincoln County improvements in 2012
Greetings from the Courthouse! I thought that I would bring everyone up to date on some of the accomplishments that Lincoln County achieved in 2012. One of the biggest projects was... — Updated 2/9/2013
Coffman: Lincoln County doing well!
Greetings from the Courthouse! Well, it’s been one year and I’m still loving my new job! I just wanted to give a quick update on the things that have been going on around... — Updated 2/16/2012
Now that I have six months under my belt, I thought I would give you an update about my new job and some of the things going on around Lincoln County. Right after the first of the...