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  • Odessa girls third at Glenn Wolfe Invite

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Apr 5, 2024

    CHATTAROY—The Odessa girls track and field team finished in third place with 70 points, while the Davenport girls weren’t far behind with 68 points at the Glenn Wolfe Invite hosted by Riverside High School Friday, March 29. The Davenport boys finished 16th of 22 scoring schools, while the Odessa boys didn’t place. Here are the local results from the Invite. Up next is an April 9 meet in Davenport, where most Lincoln County schools are participating. Boys 100 meters 29. Nick Kruger (Davenport), 12.54 40. Jason Lee (Davenport),...

  • Triple Oak presents intentions to Commissioners

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    DAVENPORT - Triple Oak Power, a Portland-based company that is one of multiple companies attempting to construct wind turbines in Lincoln County, made a public appearance by presenting to the Lincoln County Commissioners at a regular meeting Monday, April 1. CEO Jesse Gronner said the 200-to-300-megawatt project, titled Great Bend Wind, remains in early stages. About 17,000 acres have been leased north to northeast of Davenport, which Gronner later said is around 75% of what...

  • A golden discovery

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    1-year-old Colter Tanke of Harrington finds the Golden Egg at the Harrington Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30. Turn to Page 6 for more Egg Hunt photos around Lincoln County....

  • Anticipate Desert 100 traffic

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    IRBY — Those traveling east and west on State Highway 28 this weekend should anticipate much more traffic than usual. The Desert 100 motocross race is expected to bring thousands to southwest Lincoln County, with RVs, motorcycles and vehicles lining up. Lincoln County undersheriff Jesse Allen said no road closures are planned to accommodate the festivities, but a detour route that starts at Batum Road and the highway which loops to the highway and Kagele Road is in place. “A Christian Motorcycle Club helps with traffic con...

  • Airing out Lincoln County's grievances

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    DAVENPORT - Company representatives, landowners, pro-turbine speakers and anti-turbine speakers all made public comments at the Lincoln County Planning Commission's regular meeting at the Fairgrounds Thursday, March 28. The comments were intended to be made in response to the county updating its zoning code to include chapters related to wind and solar development. The Commission, which consists of Sue Lani Madsen, James Johnson, Margie Hall and Keith Nelson, is currently...

  • County awards legal notice bid

    The Record-Times|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    DAVENPORT — The Record-Times will be Lincoln County’s official newspaper of record and will print the County’s legal advertisements. The County Commissioners referred a bid from Free Press Publishing to the Lincoln County Auditor’s Office at the Commissioners’ regular meeting Monday, April 1. The Cheney-based publishing company, which owns newspapers and publications in Lincoln, Adams, Spokane, Whitman and Franklin Counties, was the only business to bid on county legals this year. Two Rodeo Arena bids forwarded In a separat...

  • Cops & Courts

    Updated Apr 3, 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. March 24 Traffic stops: 6 A suspicious vehicle was reported on the 100 block of First Street in Sprague. Illegal dumping was reported on the 49700 block of Williams Lake Road outside Sprague. A caller reported a bla...

  • City Council discusses police, garbage rates

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    DAVENPORT — City Council discussed pending negotiations with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services in the City and a proposed 19% rate increase from Sunshine Disposal, which provides the City waste disposal services on a sub-contracted basis, at Council’s regular meeting Wednesday, March 27. The police/fire committee met prior to the regular meeting for the third time with the City’s current contract with the Sheriff’s Office set to expire after the calendar year. The Sheriff’s Office has propose...

  • Lawmakers failed on WA Cares changes

    Elizabeth Hovde|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    A state public-relations campaign is underway suggesting that because the state Legislature passed a bill allowing people to use a WA Cares Fund benefit to receive long-term care outside of the state, it’s a sure thing you’ll benefit. That’s not a sure thing. I received an email from the state about the legislation Friday. It read, “Planning to leave Washington in the future? Now you can take your WA Cares benefit with you, thanks to a new law passed last month and signed...

  • Two bad bills signed into law

    Sen. Mark Schoesler|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Each year, for a session lasting either 105 days (in odd-numbered years) or 60 days (in even-numbered years), legislators gather in Olympia to introduce, debate and vote on bills. While many people focus their attention on what the Legislature does each year, there is one final and crucial step in the legislative process that happens – the governor decides whether to veto part or all of a bill, or let it become law. Since this year’s legislative session ended March 7, Gov...

  • Dams save environment while making power

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Let’s have a look at the benefits of dams to human life with a special focus on Grand Coulee Dam. It is the largest hydroelectric producing facility in the U.S. and provides enough electricity to power about 2 million households every year, 68% of all Washington state households. Please keep in mind too, that it is just one of 145 hydroelectric dams in the state. Grand Coulee dam prompted the creation of the “U.S. Bureau of Reclamations Columbia Basin Project” which converted 670,000 acres (over 1,000 square-miles) of forme...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    1 years ago The Davenport commercial club endorsed a proposed road from state road No. 22 at the head of Inkster Canyon through the Egypt country for 6.25 miles. George Ekins was nearly electrocuted to death in an accident at the Washington Water Power station outside Reardan. 75 years ago Frank Reinbold was re-elected president of the Parent-Teacher Association of Davenport. Odessa hosted 4-H Club Day, which featured six clubs from around Lincoln County. 50 years ago Davenport city councilmembers approved purchase of an...

  • Marilyn Lynette Fink

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Marilyn Lynette Fink Feb. 23,1933- Mar. 14, 2024 Marilyn Lynette Fink's life began, and ended, in her beloved town of Odessa, Wash. She was born Feb. 23,1933 to parents Mary and Ed Salo. On Mar. 14, 2024 her prayers were answered, and she left for Heaven at the age of 91. Marilyn grew up with her brother Gale and parents in their home on Main Street in Odessa. Although quiet by nature, Marilyn managed to make many friends throughout all her school years. During this time,...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Davenport birthdays April 5: Phil Carr, Patrick Katz, Farah Slahtasky, Mike Piper April 6: Lisa Graber, Bob Martin, Terry Lust, Zackary Easley-Cate, Keldon Littell, Kendall Coppersmith, McKentri Todd April 7: Debbie Marriott, Christine Downey April 8: Sam Schneider, Tyler Ballance, Troy Canfield April 9: Andrew Duff, Samantha Stiles, Travis Angstrom April 10: Judy Heid, Jett Morrison, Patricia Tarbert, Lindsey Wynecoop April 11: Char Hutsell, Kelly Pankey, Rosie Buck, Bill Guhlke, Charlie Schreck Davenport anniversaries...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR LINCOLN COUNTY No. 244-00024-22 In the Matter of the Estate of MARILYN L. FINK, Deceased. The Co-Personal Representatives named below have been appointed as Co-Personal Representatives of this estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent that arose before the Decedent’s death must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by s...

  • PUBLIC HEARING - NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF PETITION FOR VACATION OF ALLEY

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    PUBLIC HEARING - NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF PETITION FOR VACATION OF ALLEY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: 1. A petition has been filed with the Town of Odessa to vacate the entire alley located in Block 11 of Trantum and Schoonovers Addition to the Town of Odessa said alley lying between May Avenue and Warren Avenue. 2. The time and place fixed for the public hearing on said petition for vacation is as follows: a. Time 7:00 pm b. Date April 22, 2024 c. Place Community Center – 21 E First Ave, Odessa, WA 99159 The town hall is h...

  • ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS City of Davenport Ross Waterline Replacement Project Sealed bids will be received at: City of Davenport City Hall, Morgan Street, PO Box 26, Davenport, WA 99122, until 9:00 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2024, and then after in person until 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2024, at City of Davenport City Hall, Attn: Steven Goemmel, 411 Morgan St., Davenport, Washington 99122, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The project generally consists of the following: Construction of...

  • LINCOLN COUNTY LAND SERVICES 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

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    LINCOLN COUNTY LAND SERVICES 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. SEPA/LP- 02-24 DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: The proposal is to create nine (11) residential lots ranging from 1.02 acres to 3.93 acres in size. The proposal will be served by private roads, individual septic systems and Deer Meadows Water System. A public hearing is required on all regular subdivisions. PROPONENT: James...

  • Mixed results on the diamond

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    SPRINGDALE - It was a mixed bag for local baseball and softball teams in the past week in final action before spring break. The Odessa baseball team was the most dominant of the bunch, getting two convincing wins at Mary Walker Saturday, March 30. The Tigers dominated the Chargers 22-9 in the first game of a doubleheader, getting extra base hits from Bo Walter, Dakota Steward and Zach Claassen. And the second game was also a 13-run margin, with Odessa getting a 16-3 win as...

  • REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln County, Washington will receive sealed statements of qualifications proposals and publicly open them on or about 9:45 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Commissioners Meeting Room, lower level, 450 Logan Street, Davenport, Washington, for furnishing to Lincoln County the following: Design & Build, Fairgrounds Livestock and Equestrian Arena Project Sealed statement of qualifications...

  • Tennis splits with LRS

    The Record-Times|Updated Apr 3, 2024

    RITZVILLE — The Reardan/Davenport tennis co-op split with Lind-Ritzville/Sprague on March 26, winning six matches but losing five. In girls singles, Bronco Danica Cox topped Braden Durbin, 5-7, 6-4 and 10-8; and Tahli Rundquist topped Kate Guhlke, 6-4, 7-5. Meanwhile, Reardan’s Hailey Fry topped Bronco Destiny Phelps 6-1, 6-3, and Kersten Lundgren beat Meghan Rivers 6-1, 6-2. The Broncos doubles girls team of Liberty McClanathan and Savannah Carruth dominated Elsa Wescer and Elyanna Crego, 6-2, 6-3. But Broncos Faye Nic...

  • Area Sports Docket

    Updated Apr 3, 2024

    Varsity games, meets and matches the week of April 5-11 for Davenport, Odessa, Reardan and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington. All games are subject to postponement or cancellation. Monday, April 8 • Davenport baseball at Chewelah @ 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 • Davenport golf at Wilbur @ 2 p.m. • Odessa baseball at Republic @ 2 p.m. • Reardan baseball and softball at Asotin @ 2 p.m. • LRS baseball and softball at Liberty @ 2 p.m. • LRS golf at home @ 2 p.m. • Davenport/Reardan tennis vs. Lake Roosevelt @ 3 p.m. • Dave...

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