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Jimerson sworn in Monday night

ODESSA – Les Jimerson, formerly the number-two man on Odessa's two-man police force, was sworn in as the newest Odessa Town Marshal by Mayor Bill Crossley at Monday night's town... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
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COVID-19 vaccine finally available in Odessa

ODESSA — Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center is now dispensing the COVID-19 vaccine per state and county health department guidelines. The local hospital has received 50 doses of the Moderna vaccine in the last two weeks,... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Marjorie Womach    News 

Harrington Opera House Society hosts annual meeting

HARRINGTON – The Harrington Opera House Society met for their 2020 annual meeting wrap-up on Jan 4, 2021 in the Art Room with the following present: Ellen Evans, Becky Moeller, Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Gordon... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

Snow creates chaos, then disappears

ODESSA – It was not a white Christmas exactly, but snow did arrive in a big way as the New Year approached. Odessa and surrounding areas received up to six inches of the white stu... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

Vaccine doses continue to arrive

DAVENPORT-The Lincoln County Health Department received 200 more doses of the Moderna vaccine aimed at preventing infection of COVID-19 Jan. 11. It is a beginning-of-the-week trend... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
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Capitol building fenced off Sunday in advance of the Legislative Session opening

OLYMPIA--Davenport native and Christian Heritage graduate Josh Regan (above) was one of the Washington State Patrol troopers standing guard late Sunday night at the state Capitol... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

Wind storm blusters Eastern Washington

DAVENPORT—High winds swept across Eastern Washington the night of Jan. 12 and throughout Jan. 13, creating power outages and felled trees across several counties. Lincoln County hadn’t been blustered as hard as Spokane County... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

Local law enforcement reacts to Capitol riot

DAVENPORT—A country glued to the news sat in stunned silence on Jan. 6, as a pro-President Donald Trump far-right extremist mob rushed the Capitol building as Congress and Vice President Mike Pence convened to read the results... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Margie Smith    News 

EDC oversees $700,000 in relief funds

DAVENPORT-- The Lincoln County Economic Development Council has closed the books on 2020, ending a year that did not go as planned. Due to the pandemic, the EDC set aside previously scheduled projects and focused their attention... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Wade Magers    News 

Sheriff's Office searching for stolen trailer

LINCOLN--The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on the theft of an enclosed trailer that was stolen in late December from a job site in Deer Heights in... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Wade Magers    News 

Youth escapes Child Protective Services, then found

TELFORD--The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a 16-year-old male escaped at the Telford Rest Area as he was being transported to Spokane from Omak by a Child Protective Service Jan. 10. The juvenile had mental... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
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Barkdull officially sworn in as Superior Court judge

Jeff Barkdull was sworn in as Lincoln County Superior Court Judge on Friday, Jan. 8. He replaces retiring judge John Strohmaier. Barkdull, who was previously county prosecutor, was... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
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Becker promoted to chief criminal deputy

DAVENPORT-Kody Becker was promoted to the role of chief criminal deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department's command staff team effective New Year's Day, Sheriff Wade... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
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Reardan council notes and December police report

REARDAN—Police chief Andy Manke shared a police activity report for December at council’s Jan. 7 meeting. If one got pulled over in town for a traffic infraction, statistically there was about a 1 in 3 chance they wouldn’t... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

Lawson is new editor of The Davenport Times

DAVENPORT-Drew Lawson, formerly a reporter for the Davenport Times and Cheney Free Press, is now editor of The Davenport Times full-time. Local readers may recognize Lawson's name,... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Where does transfer station recycling go?

DAVENPORT-The explanation of where solid waste goes after being dropped off at the Lincoln County Transfer station is fairly straightforward: It is loaded onto a train, transported... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

Burglary suspect allegedly assaults deputy

WILBUR—A citizen informing Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy Kurt Cuzzetto of a suspicious vehicle parked south of town resulted in an arrest on charges of criminal trespassing and driving with a suspended license and drug... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

Suspicious vehicle results in trespassing arrest, drug discovery

WILBUR—A citizen informing Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy Kurt Cuzzetto of a suspicious vehicle parked south of town resulted in an arrest on charges of criminal trespas... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

Minimum wage increase began Jan. 1

OLYMPIA — As of Jan. 1, low-wage earners and some salaried employees are being paid more for their efforts on the job. Across Eastern Washington and some areas west of the Cascades, the minimum wage increased 19 cents per hour,... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

Correction regarding an article about Dean's Drive-In

An article in the Dec. 31 issue of The Times titled “Reardan restaurants reeling under restrictions” contained multiple errors and was prematurely cut off in print copy due to reporting, graphics and editorial oversights.... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

Child pornography case hits Davenport

DAVENPORT—Scotty Duane Maiden, 30, of Davenport, and Michelle Leigh Hopkins, 47, of Davenport, were booked into Lincoln County Jail on Dec. 29 on charges of dealing in depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct in... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Mayors share city outlooks

The calendar has flipped, and a new year is facing Davenport and Reardan. The Times spoke with Davenport mayor Brad Sweet and Reardan mayor Gail Daniels to discuss their cities and... — Updated 1/14/2021

 

Hutsell steps down as chair of Public Works Board

OLYMPIA-Lincoln County commissioner Scott Hutsell announced he was stepping down as chair of the Washington State Public Works Board on Jan. 4. He will be replaced as chair by... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Jamie Henneman    News

BLM wild horse and burro auction Jan. 5

DAVENPORT – While online livestock and horse sales aren't anything new, many people are not aware that wild horse and burro adoptions are also offered online. The Bureau of Land... — Updated 12/31/2020

 
 By Wade Magers    News

Lincoln County Sheriff's Blotter

*Due to pending investigations, the suspects in the cases below are not named. CHRISTMAS DAY TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN FELONY ARRESTS: COAL IN THEIR STOCKINGS AND STRAIGHT TO THE CLINK. On December 25, 2020 Deputy Dain Harden... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

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