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Snowfall expected Friday

DAVENPORT – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Friday afternoon and night in advance of a cold front that's expected to bring moderate to heavy snow to the U.S. Highway 2 corridor. The watch... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Jamie Henneman    News

Harrington Schools consider gender-inclusive policy

HARRINGTON – The School Board is considering adopting a “gender inclusive” policy that would create procedures for addressing the needs of transgender and gender-expansive students. The board had the first reading of the... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Jamie Henneman    News 

Second Annual Horsedrawn Farm Days brings horse teams to Ford

FORD--Tecla Speed uses her team to pull a manure spreader on her farm near Ford at the Second Annual Horsedrawn Farm Days. The event featured horse teams of all breeds and sizes... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Jamie Henneman    News 

After the fire

LINCOLN COUNTY--In the aftermath of the Whitney Fire that burned over 130,000 acres and impacted nearly 40 ranches in Lincoln County, community members and agency heads discussed potential needs at a meeting last Monday. The... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Council hears proposal to share officer with school district

REARDAN—The school district is in the process of hiring a new security officer after former security officer Brian Scott was moved to head of security and informational technology. Police chief Andy Manke proposed a potential par... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Gabe Gants    News 

The story behind Bockemuehl Canyon

DAVENPORT-- As you drive north on Highway 25 from Davenport you’ll encounter beautiful fields of golden grain as you climb in elevation for many miles before descending down into... — Updated 10/22/2020


Stevenson hired as Gazette editor

COLFAX – Bill Stevenson feels at home behind the editor's desk at the Whitman County Gazette. The “new” editor brings 27 years of journalism with him, most of it being while in Eastern Washington. Two years of reviewing... — Updated 10/22/2020


Sharing Hearts fundraiser brings in over $27,000

Although COVID-19 restrictions cancelled the Lincoln Hospital Foundation’s annual Sharing Hearts Luncheon, volunteers were still able to raise over $27,000 in funds last month by collecting donations. The “Sharing Hearts... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Davenport fall sports practice

DAVENPORT--Local student-athletes have been practicing track, cross country, softball and golf since Oct. 5.... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Flashback Friday: An oral history of Reardan's 29-7 victory over Davenport in the 2005 state 2B semifinal

KENNEWICK--The always-intense rivalry between the Reardan Indians and Davenport Gorillas reached another level in 2005, with the two schools facing off twice, once in the regular season and once in the state semifinals. This week,... — Updated 10/22/2020


Free Press team wins Better Newspaper awards

CHENEY -- Two Free Press Publishing staffers were honored for their newspaper work in 2019. Graphic artist Walter Willand and Publisher Roger Harnack were among those recognized in the Washington Newspaper Publishers... — Updated 10/22/2020


WDFW invites public comment on spring black bear hunting seasons

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invites the public to submit written comment on a proposed spring black bear season rule change by Oct. 29. The proposed rule modifies season dates, permit numbers... — Updated 10/22/2020


State Parks opens winter camping, day-use schedule

OLYMPIA -- Washington State Parks announced its 2020-21 winter schedule Oct. 13, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. The winter schedule is available online. More than 100 parks will remain... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Flashback Friday: An oral history of Davenport's 29-22 win over Reardan in 2005

REARDAN – The always-intense rivalry between the Reardan Indians and Davenport Gorillas reached another level in 2005, with the two schools facing off twice, once in the regular season and once in the state semifinals. This... — Updated 10/16/2020


Sports practice schedules for local schools

The Times Note: The WIAA announced Oct. 9 that it extended the open coaching season from Nov. 30 to Dec. 19. Local athletic directors didn’t yet know how their schools would... — Updated 10/15/2020


Closures coming to I-90 at Tokio interchange

Ritzville – Travelers who use Interstate 90 east of Ritzville will need to plan additional time to prevent delays. Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will be closing different portions of I-90 in... — Updated 10/15/2020


Voters advised to prepare for Nov. 3 general election

OLYMPIA — Even though ballots won’t be mailed until Oct. 16 at the latest, voters can start preparing for the election now. From listing all the critical dates and deadlines to learning about the issues, measures, and... — Updated 10/15/2020


Flag presentation

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers (right) and Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers presented a flag that was flown over the state capital to Connie Stauffer, wife of Lincoln County... — Updated 10/15/2020


Warnick, Dent to host land management meeting

DAVENPORT – Senator Judy Warnick and 13th legislative district rep. Tom Dent are hosting a meeting at Stockland Livestock in Davenport on Monday, Oct. 19 at 8:30am to discuss land management issues with residents. The event is... — Updated 10/15/2020


Lincoln County Sheriff hires two new deputies

LINCOLN COUNTY – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office added two new officers to its ranks last week that Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers said bring “over a decade of... — Updated 10/15/2020


No COVID-19 delay for Lincoln Co. property tax

LINCOLN COUNTY – While some counties in Washington are allowing residents to delay paying their property tax due to COVID-19, there is no delay scheduled for Lincoln County. Second half tax payments are due October 31st. For... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan discusses adding readerboard

REARDAN – The town may be getting a new readerboard off Highway 2 coming into town from the east through a partnership with the town, school district and Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union. The proposed readerboard was discussed... — Updated 10/15/2020


Courthouse news: Oct. 15 issue

Commissioners re-appoint weed board members The Lincoln County Commissioners reappointed two members of the Lincoln County Weed Board last Monday, approving the members to serve another four-year term. Donald Phillips was reappoint... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan athletes return to practice

REARDAN--Reardan-Edwall student-athletes are practicing track, cross country, baseball and softball this week.... — Updated 10/15/2020


Former Davenport resident nabs bull moose in Alaska

Former Davenport resident Josh Fitzpatrick, the son of Mike and Peggy Fitzpatrick of Davenport, took this big bull moose during a recent hunting trip in Alaska. To have your... — Updated 10/15/2020


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