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Sheriff's court time changed

Sheriff Wade Magers’ arraignment in Lincoln County District Court July 7 has been changed to 1 p.m. He was originally scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. Magers is appearing on charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer, making... — Updated 6/24/2021


Total fire restrictions in effect at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

COULEE DAM — Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective 12:01 am, Friday, June 25, 2021 until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes, but is not l... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News 

Landlords not likely to be paid as eviction moratorium ends

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new eviction “bridge” program this morning, June 24, but landlords will not likely see rent payments any time soon. Inslee said the existing coronavirus-related eviction moratorium will... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

New restaurant in Davenport opens Friday

DAVENPORT-Yes, this time the grand opening news is real. 6th Street Café and Pizza, a new restaurant aptly located on 6th Street between Morgan and Park Streets, is hosting its gra... — Updated 6/24/2021


Heat wave expected this weekend into next week

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch from Friday afternoon June 25-Tuesday evening June 29 due to dangerously hot conditions that may top as high as 112 degrees in certain areas in Eastern Washington.... — Updated 6/24/2021


Hall of Fame inductees honored

ODESSA – The Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame held its induction ceremony last Saturday in the Odessa High School gymnasium lobby. Nine individuals and two teams were celebrated at... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By The Record    News 

Fireworks sales begin June 28, 2021

Olympia – Sale of consumer fireworks begins June 28, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. and ends on July 5, 2021, at 9:00 p.m. A state license is required, along with a local permit, to operate a fireworks stand in Washington. The Washington... — Updated 6/24/2021


Hot weekend weather

ODESSA – The forecast for this weekend is for dangerously hot weather. Temperatures at various weather services have ranged from highs of 108 to 110 by next Monday. At least one... — Updated 6/24/2021


First summer swim

The Davenport pool is now open, and these locals enjoyed a swim during a hot afternoon Monday, June 14. The pool is open for three sessions per day on weekdays and two sessions per... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Prewitt tabbed as next superintendent

DAVENPORT –High school principal Chad Prewitt will be the school district’s next superintendent after Jim Kowalkowski retires following the 2021-22 school year, which the school board officially approved at a special June 9 mee... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Davenport to receive coronavirus relief funds

DAVENPORT – Most nationwide, state, county and local municipalities were allocated coronavirus local fiscal recovery funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) signed by President Joe Biden on March 11, and Davenport... — Updated 6/17/2021


Keller Ferry back in service

KELLER –Keller Ferry users who travel across the Columbia River on Highway 21 will need to find alternate routes. The Keller Ferry, M/V Sanpoil, was removed from service earlier today due to issues with the rudder. Currently,... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Sheriff Magers charged with obstruction

DAVENPORT—Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers is scheduled for an arraignment in Lincoln County District Court Wednesday, July 7 after the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney charged Magers with obstructing a law enforcement offi... — Updated 6/17/2021


Crab Creek Quilting Company now open

ODESSA – Friday, June 11, was the date of the "soft" opening of a new downtown Odessa business, filling an empty storefront on First Avenue. Proprietor Brandy Manke and her family... — Updated 6/17/2021


No fireworks vendor this year

The Record has learned from Terri King, advisor to the Odessa High School chapter of FBLA, that the group will not be selling fireworks for the July 4 Independence Day celebration this year, as it has for the past several years.... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Sheriff Magers charged with obstruction

DAVENPORT—Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers is scheduled for an arraignment in Lincoln County District Court Wednesday, July 7 after the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney charged Magers with obstructing a law enforcement... — Updated 6/14/2021

 By Pilot Weishaar    News

Valedictorian's 2021 Address

Good morning, and again, welcome to the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2021! As I look out across the field and into the stands, I see not just our families, friends,... — Updated 6/10/2021


Grads obtain $256,745 in scholarships

ODESSA – Odessa High School's commencement ceremony last Saturday honored 16 newly minted graduates, who collectively received $256,745 in scholarship money for post-secondary... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By Tim DeWulf    News

2021 Salutatorian's Welcome

Good morning! Welcome and thank you for attending the graduation ceremony of the graduating class of 2021. We are glad you could attend this ceremony even with the Covid-19 virus... — Updated 6/10/2021


Eastern to now require COVID-19 vaccinations

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University has switched gears and is now requiring students, faculty and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The revised policy and reasons behind it were highlighted in a June 3 email from interim... — Updated 6/3/2021


Memorial Day ceremony at cemetery

ODESSA – A warm, sunny Memorial Day saw a semblance of pre-Covid activity at the Odessa Cemetery, as a small group of townspeople and visitors, members of the VFW and American Leg... — Updated 6/3/2021


Banner year for OTH rummage sale

ODESSA – By all accounts, this year’s rummage sale benefiting the renovation fund for the Old Town Hall last Friday and Saturday was a great success. Two locations, the museum grounds and a downtown storage unit, provided... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By The Record    News

Covid spike prompts week of remote learning

ODESSA – Odessa School Superintendent Dan Read reported that the district had a spike in positive COVID cases over the past two weeks, with a total of 14 positive cases. The district therefore returned to remote learning for... — Updated 6/3/2021


Recycling reinstated, but limited

ODESSA – The Odessa Town Council met Monday, May 24, in the community center and was also available via Zoom. Amy Gimmestad and Marlene Kramer were both absent, but a quorum was achieved by council members Landon Lobe, Vickie Ive... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By The Records    News

New pump station opens northeast of Warden

WARDEN – A new pump station seven miles northeast of the city will provide irrigation water to nearly 10,500 acres of farmland. The EL 47.5 station was dedicated Thursday... — Updated 6/3/2021


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