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 By Roger Harnack    News

Lincoln County moving to Phase 2 on Monday

UPDATE: Hours after the press conference, the Governor's Office announced that areas moving to "Phase 2" can do so Sunday, Feb. 14, to allow restaurants, bars, taverns and theaters... — Updated 2/12/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

The hopeful, yet unknown future of local broadband

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County isn’t known as a hotbed for Internet connectivity and high-speed broadbands, especially in the rural areas. Commissioner Scott Hutsell recognizes this, but also sees ways toward “the future,... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Wade W. Magers    News

Lost fisherwoman finds safety in Sprague home

SPRAGUE – A female who became separated from her party while fishing at Fourth of July Lake Jan. 31 was later located at a house near Sprague lake amidst a search that involved the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, helicopter... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan superintendent wants mascot-related bill amended

REARDAN – House Bill 1356, first read Jan. 25 and moved to a public hearing Feb. 5, would ban Washington public schools from using any Native American names, symbols or images as mascots, logos or team names. If passed, the... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Margie Hall    News

Economic road forward looks positive

DAVENPORT – The board of directors for the Lincoln County Economic Development Council (EDC) recently met to discuss 2021 and the challenges it presents to local business and industry. Doug Tweedy, regional economist for the... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan council hears three reports in brief, action-less meeting

REARDAN – Due to the lack of action items and, as councilmember Clay Soliday noted, the concurrent Gonzaga men’s basketball game, council’s Feb. 4 meeting was adjourned after less than 20 minutes after reports from public... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Inslee defends re-opening plan

OLYMPIA – A defiant Gov. Jay Inslee defended his phased plan to open businesses by so-called "regions" during a press conference last week. "Everybody can have a rational... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

McMorris Rodgers petitions Inslee to improve rural vaccine disbursement

DAVENPORT – 5th Congressional District Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers is calling on Gov. Jay Inslee to boost vaccine distribution in largely abandoned rural counties. She wrote the governor a letter dated Feb. 5 urging... — Updated 2/11/2021


Wind chill advisory in place Friday morning

DAVENPORT--A wind chill advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for much of the Spokane area and Northeast mountains, including the area from here to Airway Heights. The advisory is in place from 1 a.m. to 11 a.m.... — Updated 2/11/2021


Frigid temperatures on the way this weekend

RITZVILLE - The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Adams, Grant, Whitman and southern Lincoln counties. Hazardous winter weather will begin today... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

All Lincoln County levies currently passing

DAVENPORT--All five levies on the Lincoln County ballot for the Feb. 9 special election, including four school and one hospital levies, were passing as of press time, according to the Lincoln County Auditor’s website.... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By The Record    News

LC sheriff's deputies arrest burglary suspect in Spokane Valley

Zack Jay Judge of Spokane Valley was arrested in the early morning of Feb. 3 on charges of second degree burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and malicious mischief in the third degree. Judge remained in Lincoln County Jail as of... — Updated 2/5/2021


Levies dot the Lincoln County ballot

LINCOLN COUNTY – School levies in Reardan, Sprague and Odessa are on the ballot for the Feb. 9 special election here, as is a levy for Lincoln County Hospital District No. 1. Ballots were mailed in the entirely vote-by-mail... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

No vaccines for health department this week

DAVENPORT – As state leadership in Olympia touts the success of four mass vaccination clinics inoculating thousands in Spokane, Wenatchee, Clark County and Kennewick with shots aimed at preventing COVID-19, the Lincoln County... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Council approves sewer lagoon contract

By Drew Lawson The Times DAVENPORT – Farmers and ranchers can now officially bid to enter into a contract with the city for the land at the sewer lagoons on the northeast side of town just above the baseball fields. Council... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Graupel topples into town

Dark clouds swiftly blow over Audubon Lake north of Reardan Feb. 2. High winds and graupel, or soft hail or snow pellets, briefly passed over the Davenport and Reardan area on... — Updated 2/4/2021


January snowfall much lower than average

DAVENPORT – After several winter storms created higher than average snowfall totals in October, November and December, the “white stuff” held off for the majority of January during what was forecasted as a “La Nina... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Wade W. Magers    News

McLagan promoted to Sergeant

DAVENPORT – Sheriff Wade Magers announced the promotion of Deputy Sheriff Jerad McLagan to Sergeant effective February 1. McLagan's knowledge, skills and professionalism, coupled... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By The Record    News

Puget Sound region moves to Phase 2

On Feb. 1, the office of state Senator Judy Warnick of District 13 released the following article on the reaction of herself and her fellow Republican Representatives at the... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Harrington News

HHPC HARRINGTON – The Harrington Historic Preservation Commission, an arm of the city government, met Saturday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. at Harrington City Hall. Elections were held: Dianne Sanchez, chair; Heather Slack, co-chair; and... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Nelson letters response to Inslee

ODESSA – The local high school principal has taken Gov. Jay Inslee to task for the unfair treatment of local student athletes. Principal Jamie Nelson spelled out local... — Updated 2/4/2021


The Year in Review 2020

Continued from last week OCTOBER In-person instruction at the Odessa School District increased from one to two days/week. OHS junior Emily Scrupps was named the state’s FBLA Member of the Month. Odessa Quilt Club members were... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By The Record    News

Vineta Weber celebrates 100th birthday

ODESSA – Vineta L. Weber celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on a very cold Saturday, January 23, outside of Odessa Memorial Hospital’s Long-Term Care unit.... — Updated 1/27/2021


Odessa's recycling costs explode

ODESSA – Odessa Public Works Director Rod Webster reported that the town’s coffers might soon be bankrupted by the rising costs of the recycling program provided to Odessa... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By The Record    News

Ballots arrive for school, hospital levies

ODESSA – Ballots have been mailed to registered voters in the Odessa area, requesting approval from the people for levies to help support the local school and the local hospital district. Odessa is fortunate to have both a... — Updated 1/27/2021


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