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  • NOTICE OF HEARING PROPOSED SALE OF USED and SURPLUS VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times|Updated Jul 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF HEARING PROPOSED SALE OF USED and SURPLUS VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln County in compliance with RCW 36.34.030, .040 and .080, the purpose of said hearing to declare as used and surplus with the intent to sell at auction, certain vehicles and equipment from the Public Works Department. A list of the used surplus vehicles and equipment can be obtained from the Lincoln County Public Works Department and the Lincoln...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times|Updated Jul 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Current Use Classification NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding an application by Hanson Harbor, Inc. to reclassify certain real property as open space/timber land for current use classification pursuant to RCW 84.34. Said application involves certain parcels of land located as follows: 158.56 Acres in the Northwest Quarter of Section 19, Township 28 N. Range 34 E.W.M. Parcel No. 2834-019-200000 The hearing will be held in the...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times|Updated Jul 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Current Use Classification NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding an application by Jason and Stephaine Schafer to classify certain real property as open space/timber land for current use classification pursuant to RCW 84.34. Said application involves certain parcels of land located as follows: Approximately 33.5 acres in a portion of The Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 27 North, Range 35 E.W.M.,...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times|Updated Jul 5, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Current Use Classification NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding an application by Randy and Valerie Vissia to reclassify certain real property as open space/timber land for current use classification pursuant to RCW 84.34. Said application involves certain parcels of land located as follows: Approximately 174.45 acres in a portion of E2SE; PT W2SE; PT E2SW . Parcel No. 2637-010-900065. The hearing will be held in the...

  • B U D G E T H E A R I N G

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times|Updated Jul 5, 2024

    B U D G E T H E A R I N G Let it be publicly known to all persons that the Board of Directors of Odessa School District No. 105-157-166J, Lincoln County, Washington, will meet in a public meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. in the library of the Odessa High School for the purpose of fixing and adopting the 2024-2025 fiscal budget of the District. A copy of the completed budget will be available to any person who might request such after July 15, 2024. Any interested persons may appear at this meeting and will...

  • Cannons clinch another AAA crown

    The Record-Times|Updated Jul 5, 2024

    MEDICAL LAKE — They accomplished what is maybe most important but the West Plains Cannons fell just short of, perhaps, their prefect week. A June 25 sweep of the Mount Spokane Wild clinched a third consecutive Spokane AAA regular season title and top seeding in regional play that leads to state for the Cannons, which features players from Cheney, Medical Lake and Reardan. Later in the week, West Plains played for the championship in Selah. but could not find an answer for the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen who beat them twice on...

  • 2024 SCHEDULE REGULAR MEETINGS

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times|Updated Jul 5, 2024

    LEGAL NOTICES 2024 SCHEDULE REGULAR MEETINGS The 2024 regular Lincoln Hospital District #3 Board Meetings have been changed and are scheduled as follows: July 18, 2024 @ 1:30pm; August 29, 2024@ 3:30 pm; September 26, 2024 @ 3:30 pm October 24, 2024 @ 3:30 pm; November 15, 2024@ 12:00pm, Public Hearing for 2025 Budget; November 21, 2024 @ 3:30 pm; December 19, 2024 @ 3:30 pm. The regularly scheduled meetings will be held in the Lincoln Hospital Board Room. Published June 27 and July 4, 2024...

  • Hottest days of year in forecast

    Roger Harnack, The Record-Times|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    DAVENPORT - Get ready for the heat. The National Weather Service is forecasting the hottest days of the year, so far, will hit this weekend across Lincoln County and much of Eastern Washington. As a result, an excessive heat warning was issued by the agency. The warning extends from noon Saturday to 10 p.m. Tuesday. "Dangerously hot conditions during the day, with little relief overnight," the warning said. "Highs will be in the 90s to 100s." All of Lincoln, Adams, Whitman,...

  • Grand Coulee celebrates America

    The Record-Times|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    GRAND COULEE — Fireworks, food, music and a laser light show. There’s no better place to be on the Fourth of July than Grand Coulee Dam during the Festival of America. The event runs Thursday and Friday evenings at the dam. Live music Thursday includes Kolton Carson at 3 p.m. , Creature Society at 4 p.m. , Atomic Jive Band at 6 p.m. and TapWater at 8 p.m. On Friday, Creature Society takes the stage again at 3 p.m., followed by Theresa Edwards Band performs at 6 p.m. and 32 Flavors at 8 p.m. The bands include Grand Coulee ent...

  • 30 years later: Fairchild remembers tragedy

    Clare McGraw, The Record-Times|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE - Fairchild Air Force Base leaders and community members gathered to honor the victims of a tragic shooting that occurred 30 years ago, last week. The memorial ceremony was held to remember the lives lost and those affected by the deadliest mass murder in Spokane County history. On June 20, 1994, Dean A. Mellberg, a 20-year-old former airman, entered the Fairchild AFB hospital annex armed with a MAK-90 assault rifle. Mellberg's attack began with the...

  • Avista changes may lead to power outages

    Roger Harnack, The Journal|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    SPOKANE — Ratepayers who purchase electricity from Avista may have their power turned off on windy, hot summer days when utility officials deem fire danger high. According to company officials, Avista’s so-called “Public Safety Power Shutoff” plan is in response to summer conditions in Eastern Washington. When high winds are forecast, company employees may increase sensitivity on power lines, officials said. The increased sensitivity could lead to more and prolonged power outages. Officials said ratepayers will be notifie...

  • Cops & Courts

    Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Marriage licenses DAVENPORT — The Lincoln County Auditor’s Office reported the following marriage licenses between June 25 and July 2: July 2 Trenton James Briney, 38, of Davenport, and Lindsay Leanne Stern, 24, of Fairfield June 28 John F. Schertenileis Jr., 65, of Kennewick, and Michelle Renee Manke, 55, of Connell June 25 Trevor John Jolma, 21, of Davenport, and Tina Diane Ek, 19, of Davenport District Court DAVENPORT — Lincoln County District Court reported the following dispositions from June 24 to July 1: July 1 • Dav...

  • Lawmakers support repealing WA Cares

    Elizabeth New|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    When Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, opened a recent work session for the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, she said that the state’s law on long-term care was passed by the Legislature on a “bipartisan basis.” As Inigo Montoya said in “The Princess Bride,” “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” The law that created WA Cares, proposed in House Bill 1087, cannot be described as bipartisan legislation. By the time the bill made its way...

  • Hope for health-care access

    Don C. Brunell|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    One of the most vexing problems with our nation’s health care system is getting a timely doctor’s appointment. Our primary care network is overwhelmed. More than 100 million Americans lack a primary care provider. A quarter of those are children and the problem is worsening, according to the National Association of Community Health Centers. Our country has a growing and aging population that will need more care. Combined with an aging workforce of physicians nearing ret...

  • Welcome to My Kitchen

    Laura Estes|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Names are important, even in recipes. Chocolate no-bake cookies we all know, and though plain and maybe boring they satisfy the sweet tooth. But, if we say Moose Farts, our attention is grabbed and we wonder what can this can possibly be. Merleen Smith, Odessa, shared this recipe that her son Cam asked her to make for an event he was attending. This no-bake cookie would be fun to make with the help of young cooks to do the mixing and the rolling. Moose Farts 1 can (14 ounces)...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Kelli Wilkie, The Record-Times|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    1 years ago Henry Schafer, an Edwall man, who is suspected of being the firebug that set three fires at Edwall during the past six weeks, was given an insanity hearing in the Superior court and was committed to the Medical Lake hospital for the insane. Marion Johnson, age 87, of Davenport passed away at his home. Mr. Johnson was born in Pennsylvania and served with the Union army during the civil war. He came to Lincoln county about 41 years ago and served as a soldier at Ft. Spokane. A fire completely destroyed 2 barns...

  • Alan Stephen Jessett

    Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Alan Stephen Jessett June 2, 1944- June 19, 2024 Steve Jessett passed away June 19, 2024 in Deer Park Wash, two short weeks after celebrating his 80th birthday with family and friends. Steve was born June 2nd 1944 to A.W Jessett and Elna Jessett, with siblings Bill (Idell) Jessett and Loren Jessett, where he was raised in Odessa Wash. He was blessed with 50 years of marriage to Barbara Kahler of Spokane Wash. where they settled in to raise together Shawna Martin, Cassandra...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Davenport birthdays July 4: Bruce Dehn, Ozius Harden, Tom Plumb July 5: Debbie Miller July 6: Lorie Wandling, Kira Strite, Mike Hardin, Ian Cassidy, Tami Dobson July 7: Jim Gunning, Duane Emery, Koda Coffman, Traci Gants, Rebecca Choate July 8: Bo Gunning, Kathy Johnson, Sarah Vesneske, Alton Leisle, Joyce Walsh, Kaiden Bodeau July 9: Bob Guhlke, Bob Fisher, Claudia Thompson, Wylie Hendrickson, Rachel Lacy, Maia Goetz July 10: Nick Nicholls, Logan Eldred, Bronson Pankey Davenport anniversaries July 4: James and Maria Bellotti...

  • A few facts on Independence Day

    Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Americans celebrate Independence Day every July 4. The holiday has become synonymous with summer fun, as grand fireworks displays and backyard barbecues are integral components of many people’s July 4 celebrations. As Americans and residents of the United States prepare for some festive Fourth of July celebrations, they can keep these interesting facts related to Independence Day in mind. There have been many iterations of the American flag. The American flag has become an iconic symbol of freedom recognized across the globe...

  • Money saving tips for your July Fourth barbecue

    Updated Jul 3, 2024

    Barbecues are part and parcel of July Fourth celebrations. Such get-togethers might be even more notable in 2024, when Independence Day falls on a Thursday. That means many people will likely be taking off on Friday, July 5, which adds another day to celebrate with friends and family around the grill this year. Opportunities to entertain will abound this July, and that can take a toll on hosts’ pocketbooks. As the holiday approaches, individuals planning to host a July 4 barbecue can heed these tips to save on food and s...

  • State prohibits campfires

    The Record-Times|Updated Jul 3, 2024

    SPOKANE — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is prohibiting campfires, target shooting and other activities on publicly owned lands managed by the agency. According to agency Lands Division Manager Cynthia Wilkerson, the restrictions went into effect July 1. Under the restriction, the agency is banning campfires, including those in fire rings. It is also banning target shooting, fireworks, smoking outdoors, welding and using chainsaws. It’s also illegal to drive a vehicle off-road. Parking is only allowed in des...

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