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 By Roger Harnack    News 

Gov. Inslee threatens return to Phase 2

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday, April 8, that moving a county backwards for at least three weeks in his phased reopening plan may provide the impetus to improve vaccination rates. During his press conference, the... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

County's virus outbreak continues

DAVENPORT – The COVID-19 outbreak among students and staff in area schools didn’t slow down in the last week. Instead, cases are steadily growing in Lincoln County, most of which can be traced back to the schools. Sports appear... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

Mikelson selected as next Reardan Elementary principal

REARDAN – Jamie Mikelson, the current elementary principal in Oroville, Washington, will be heading to Reardan Elementary school to take the same position next year. She was the... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
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Harden named employee of the year

Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy Dain Harden was named the 2020 Employee of the Year for the patrol division. He was recognized at a road deputy's meeting March 30 by fellow... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

Reardan council adopts 2021 budget

REARDAN – Unless the approved budget was an April Fool’s Day joke, Reardan is planning to be in the black this year. Council approved an ordinance to adopt the 2021 budget with notes on two funds at its April 1 regular... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By The Record    News 

Odessa woman arrested in Taser attack

WARDEN – An Odessa woman is in jail in Grant County after allegedly attacking a man and woman with a Taser on Wednesday, April 7. Deborah Davidson, 41, of Odessa, is facing charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree assault,... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By The Record    News 

Historic photo find

HARRINGTON – The Harrington city clerk received two framed photographs from the Fort Meade Museum at Fort Meade, S.D. The museum had no idea how the photos ended up in their... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By The Record    News 

Legals to publish in The Record, Times

ODESSA – The Davenport Times and Odessa Record will again serve as the official publications for the Lincoln County following a unanimous vote by commissioners Monday morning. County commissioners opened bids for the print... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By Nancy Floether    News 

Foundation virtual auction has 'Roaring 20s' theme

ODESSA – The Odessa Healthcare Foundation’s May 7 virtual auction will carry a “Roaring 20s” theme. Since January, the foundation board has learned how to conduct a virtual auction, and created an auction website. We’ve... — Updated 4/8/2021

 

Easter egg hunt draws small, but lively, crowd

ODESSA – The annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt took place last Saturday morning after last year's interruption due to Covid. Although the crowd was smaller than usual, the kids... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Council approves final sewer lagoon contract

DAVENPORT – The sewer lagoons owned by the city on the northeast side of town north of the baseball fields off McInnis Roads will be farmed by Matt Schneider on a 2/3-1/3 profit agreement. Council approved a final, five-year cont... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

Vaccine disbursement continues

DAVENPORT – As the Lincoln County Health Department and local school administrations grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak in the last week, the positive news of more vaccine disbursement rang true as well. 3,859 vaccine doses had... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan, Harrington and Sprague plans for county investment

DAVENPORT – Per Economic Development Council (EDC) director Margie Hall’s request, the Lincoln County Commissioners approved an updated list of strategic investments for the county and its municipalities at the... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

Prescribed fire burning notice at Lake Roosevelt for spring

COULEE DAM – Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may implement the following prescribed fires during the spring of 2021. Ferry County: • Whispering Pines, 54 acres north of the intersection of Northport Flat Creek Road and... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

High winds temporarily close Keller Ferry

KELLER – Powerful gusts of wind and blowing dust forced the temporary closure of Keller Ferry across Lake Roosevelt on Highway 21 Sunday, March 28. Troopers closed the Columbia River crossing around 6 p.m. and re-opened it... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

This week in Odessa history

100 years ago Apr. 1, 1921 The Odessa High School debate team won first place in the state’s northeast district championships for the second year running. The team members are Tolbert Schimke, Florence Schoonover, LaFay Finstad,... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

Valverde places first in weekend races

ODESSA – Joshua Valverde took first place in the Open C class of the Frostbite short course race on Saturday, Mar. 27 and again in the Open C class of the White Knuckle short... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

Grants awarded locally for food, arts programs

DAVENPORT – Innovia Foundation of Spokane will be awarding $1,205,780 in grants to 133 different organizations in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho through a Community Grant Program and Arts and Culture Recovery Grant... — Updated 3/25/2021

 

ARP estimated funds for county

A list of estimated fund allotments from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for state counties and municipalities that’s listed on (D) Senator Patty Murray’s website appears to thus far be just that: an estimate. Local city... — Updated 3/25/2021

 

Let us know about your Easter Egg hunts

Is your church, club, nonprofit or neighborhood hosting an Easter Egg hunt April 4 (or sometime that weekend)? Let The Times know by calling 509-725-0101 or emailing dteditor@centurytel.net and we will include that on a local hunt... — Updated 3/25/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

New manufactured home, burn dates coming to Reardan

REARDAN – Council deliberated over a request from Marvin Devoe to receive a variance to add a 1995 manufactured home to his trailer park on the northwest corner of Birch and Railroad Streets before ultimately accepting the... — Updated 3/25/2021

 

1902 Coffee House opening soon

ODESSA – Jeremy Smith and his fiancée Amanda Wallace arrived in Odessa this week to take over operation of the former Crab Creek Coffee Haus located near the western edge of... — Updated 3/25/2021

 
 By The Record    News

Clinic manager says get on list

ODESSA – Clinic manager Barbara Schlimmer is requesting that people in Odessa who still wish to receive the Covid vaccine call the clinic and have their names put on a list. She needs to have people on her list so that she can... — Updated 3/25/2021

 
 By The Record    News

March 31 studded tire removal deadline approaching

OLYMPIA – With spring almost here, drivers have just a few more days to remove studded tires from their vehicles. The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be... — Updated 3/25/2021

 
 By The Record    News

New round of small business grants set to launch March 29

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Commerce will open applications for Working Washington Grants: Round 4 on March 29. Business owners can find information about the program and a link to the application portal at... — Updated 3/25/2021

 

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