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Wheat harvest begins

A belated wheat harvest has begun for many Lincoln County farmers. That leads to many visits to HighLine Grain Growers in Davenport for wheat-weighing, which is what this driver... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

How you voted

DAVENPORT—Over half of eligible Lincoln County voters turned out for the Aug. 2 primary election and chose six candidates to send to the November general election. Gabe Gants and Brian Telford are running for Sheriff, Emily... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

School board discusses security options

DAVENPORT—School safety has risen to the forefront of many minds in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas in May. New superintendent Chad Prewitt has wanted some type of safety officer in the... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
 By Ashley Parkinson    News 

Lincoln County crews help with Lind fire

ODESSA- Lincoln County fire fighters and volunteers were there to assist with a wildfire in Lind that forced the town’s evacuation on Thursday, Aug. 4. District No. 3 Chief Stephen Walter said it was an effort from just about... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

Telford advances to general election

DAVENPORT—It took a week of vote-counting, but Brian Telford will be Gabe Gants’ opponent in the race for Lincoln County Sheriff in the November general election. Telford, a retired lawman who was most recently Chief Criminal... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
 By Ashley Parkinson    News 

IIG agreement under review

ODESSA- Town Council had its first look at the franchise agreement with Intermountain Infrastructure Group at their meeting Monday, Aug. 8. IIG provides services required to plan, implement and maintain telecommunications.... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
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Davenport hay truck fire quickly snuffed

DAVENPORT-If hay bales being transported in a semitruck are destined to catch on fire, it's helpful to have a fire chief driving the truck to ensure the threat is quickly... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
 By Ashley Parkinson    News 

New website developer in the works

HARRINGTON- The Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new website developer, and President Paula Harrington said she’d like the new website developer to understand the culture and history of the area at the Chamber’s meeting... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
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Your Local Government

Government and community meetings and gatherings in Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Harrington and Sprague for the week of Aug. 12-18. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email dteditor@centurytel.net. Monday, Aug.... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
 By Ashley Parkinson    News 

Deutschesfest the hot topic

ODESSA–The local Chamber of Commerce met to discuss Deutschefest briefly on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Chris Crossley will be calling volunteers who worked the fest last year. The chamber discussed cutting the volunteer shifts from four... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
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Article clarifications

An article in the July 21 issue of the Record-Times stated Kevin Leyva is leasing a hangar at the Davenport Municipal Airport. Leyva owns the hangar and leases the land the hangar is on from the city. An article in the July 28... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Preliminary injunction granted in airport suit

DAVENPORT—The city and airport can’t tear down, demolish or remove the hangar belonging to Kevin Leyva and Greg’s Crop-Care Company during the proceedings for a civil suit filed by the latter against the city, presiding... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan looks to pass levy

REARDAN-The school district has a laundry list of capital improvements it hopes to complete in the next five years, most of which surround the athletic facilities slipping in... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Two from Davenport indicted for COVID-19 fraud

DAVENPORT—Two locals were indicted by a federal grand jury for COVID-19 fraud as part of the Eastern Washington COVID-19 Strike Force, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday, July 28. Stephen Murphy, 42, and Stephanie... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

County Sheriff's Office at critical staffing levels

DAVENPORT—The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is facing critical staffing levels within its jail/dispatch staff, interim Sheriff Gabe Gants told the Lincoln County Commissioners Monday, Aug. 1. Deputy Matt Chalmers resigned... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

City releases second quarter figures

DAVENPORT—The city’s financial standing for the second fiscal quarter of 2022, including its spending habits and money taken in, was presented to the finance committee prior to council’s regular meeting Wednesday, July 29.... — Updated 8/5/2022

 

Your Local Government

Government and community meetings and gatherings in Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Harrington and Sprague for the week of Aug. 5-11. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email dteditor@centurytel.net. Monday, Aug.... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Ordinance in discussion for recycle bins

HARRINGTON- Councilmember David Buddrius suggested that the council create a guideline ordinance for the recycling and green waste bins during the City Council Meeting on July 27. The bins have been emptied on multiple occasions... — Updated 8/5/2022

 
 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Police Chief reminds public to stay vigilant

ODESSA-Rising crime rates including petty theft and break-ins are happening more often here. Police Chief Les Jimerson asked the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity at the town council meeting on July 25.... — Updated 7/28/2022

 

Your Local Government

Government and community meetings and gatherings in Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Harrington and Sprague for the week of July 29-Aug. 4. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email dteditor@centurytel.net. Monday,... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Candidate for Auditor: Chandra Schumacher

DAVENPORT- Chandra Schumacher was named interim Lincoln County Auditor last year, after former auditor Shelly Johnston's resignation after 33 years. Schumacher is a third-generation... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Candidate for Assessor: J Scott Liebing

DAVENPORT-One of the longest tenured incumbents running for county office has only been in the poisition for 3.5 years, and he can be found in the assessor's office. J Scott... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Hot temps lead to countywide burn bans

DAVENPORT—Surging temperatures and dry conditions finally reflecting a true Eastern Washington summer have led local authorities to enact burn bans around the county. Open fires were banned in Fire District No. 5, which includes... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Kennedy speaks at Music Festival

ODESSA – The return of the Christian Music Freedom Festival brought guest speaker Coach Joe Kennedy from Bremerton on July 23. He flew in from Florida for the event. Kennedy was... — Updated 7/28/2022

 

Cops & Courts

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 7/28/2022

 

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