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How a national shortage of truck parking impacts more than just truckers

In 2023, a Greyhound bus exiting an Illinois highway collided with three semi-trucks parked along an exit ramp, killing three bus passengers. That same year, a woman in Modesto, Cal... — Updated 2/29/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

"Breeze" of a kind

DAVENPORT - Two wind turbine project builds being attempted in Lincoln County by Omaha-based Tenaska and Toronto-based Cordelio Power aren't the only projects in the works here. Tri... — Updated 2/29/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

Commissioners discuss coroner future

DAVENPORT - County Commissioners in Lincoln and Adams Counties are opposed to their counties holding an elected coroner position. Commissioners from the neighboring counties met... — Updated 2/29/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

What voter precincts thought of levies

DAVENPORT — The Feb. 13 Special Election was officially certified Friday, Feb. 23, confirming that Educational Programs and Operations and Capital Projects levies around Lincoln County all passed. Voter precinct data was... — Updated 2/29/2024

 
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First Buttercup

6-year-old Ezra King of Odessa found this year's first buttercup northwest of town Wednesday, Feb. 21. Ezra is the son of Alex and Kaci King and grandson of Matt and Laurie Wilson... — Updated 2/29/2024

 

Five interested in Town Council vacancy

ODESSA — At its regular meeting led by Mayor Pro Tem Landon Lobe in the absence of an ailing Bill Crossley, the Odessa Town Council followed up on several pending issues Monday, Feb . 26. Prior to the Monday night meeting, counci... — Updated 2/29/2024

 
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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 possibl... — Updated 2/29/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Local school levies pass

DAVENPORT —-The results are certified, and all Lincoln County school levy propositions have passed. Results were certified Friday, Feb. 23. The local District flirting with levy failure was Reardan-Edwall, mostly due to... — Updated 2/23/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Citizens offer wind farm opinions

DAVENPORT - Two proposed wind farms by Omaha-based Tenaska and Toronto-headquartered Cordelio Power are facing backlash from Lincoln County citizens. The Record-Times polled online... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Inmate dies of medical issue

DAVENPORT — A Kennewick man booked in Lincoln County Jail died over the weekend from medical causes, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed this week. Thomas L. Faulk, 20, of Kennewick, died at Lincoln Hospital after suffering a... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

FFA presents ag issue to Commissioners

DAVENPORT - Per annual tradition, the Reardan FFA ag issues team gave a 15-minute presentation on this year's issue of study to the Lincoln County Commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 20. Th... — Updated 2/22/2024

 

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 possibl... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Coriell fills vacancy on City Council

DAVENPORT - A local man who was one of four candidates who interviewed for the Mayor job in December had better luck in his second try at getting involved in city government.... — Updated 2/22/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Ballots mailed for presidential primary

DAVENPORT — As one election ends, another begins. Ballots for the Presidential Primary Election were mailed to Lincoln County voters Wednesday, Feb. 21. Three Democrats and five Republicans will be on the ballot. Incumbent... — Updated 2/22/2024

 

Election Results

Results as of Thursday, Feb. 15. Reardan-Edwall School District EP&O levy Yes: 771 No: 711 Odessa School District EP&O levy Yes: 290 No: 117 Odessa School District Capital levy Yes: 298 No: 107 Harrington School District EP&O levy... — Updated 2/16/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

More wind farm meetings held

REARDAN - Tenaska and Cordelio Power, the companies looking to build two wind farms in Lincoln County, held community meetings in Reardan and Harrington this week to answer... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Byrne Bennett    News

Soaring together for 60 years

DAVENPORT - A couple's first Valentine's Day is special. For Pete and Dixie Knutson, it was also memorable, considering they lived amongst lepers in Liberia, West Africa. Dixie was... — Updated 2/15/2024

 

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 possibl... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Byrne Bennett    News

Wagner receives Ag award

SPOKANE - Reardan resident Jennie Wagner received the 2024 Excellence in Agriculture award from Farmland Company at the Spokane Ag Show Tuesday, Feb. 6. The annual award is given... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

No mold found at Quail Court

ODESSA — Memorial Healthcare Center staff received some good news last week: No mold or spores were found in Quail Court, the local assisted living facility that was damaged by a burst pipe and subsequent flooding Jan. 14. Howeve... — Updated 2/15/2024

 

Water well issues concern Odessa

ODESSA — Town Council discussed the issue of municipal well No. 3, until recently the town’s primary water source, at a regular meeting Monday, Feb. 12. Faced with declining output from well No. 3, the public works crew... — Updated 2/15/2024

 
 By Byrne Bennett    News

Police Department awarded grant

REARDAN — On Dec. 12, the Washington State Dept. of Commerce’s Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention notified Police Chief Mike Suniga that his department was awarded a $49,753 Pursuit Technology Grant. The grant... — Updated 2/8/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Rural Resources offers local services

DAVENPORT — Colville-based Rural Resources, which provides many services to those in need or down on their luck in Lincoln County, has moved into a physical office space where the old Drug and Alcohol Center was at 511 First... — Updated 2/8/2024

 

Clark resigns from Odessa Town Council

ODESSA — Town Council has a vacancy to fill. Josh Clark resigned his position in Seat No. 2 effective Jan. 8. Clark had been on Council since Oct. 2023, when he replaced Amy Gimmestead. He ran unopposed for reelection to the... — Updated 2/8/2024

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

All local school levies passing

DAVENPORT - Most proposed replacement levies aimed at raising funds for local schools appear to have passed after ballot returns in Davenport, Odessa, Reardan and Harrington...

 

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