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 By Drew Lawson    News

Candidate for Sheriff: Brian Telford

DAVENPORT-After a brief 19-month retirement from law enforcement, Brian Telford is trying to get back in the game as the elected Lincoln County Sheriff in this year's election. The... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Gants named interim Sheriff

DAVENPORT-It didn't take the Lincoln County Commissioners long to nominate Sergeant Gabe Gants to the position of interim Sheriff, effective July 1 following current Sheriff Wade Ma... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Highway 2 construction project timeline updated

DAVENPORT—Commuters going east and west on Highway 2 between here and Reardan have been faced with the choice of sitting in long construction delays or testing their knowledge of area farm roads during the past month as crews... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

A fishy predicament at Lake Roosevelt

COULEE DAM—Workers at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area have been tasked with a smelly dilemma: what to do about the fish cleaning stations throughout the park? Various fish cleaning stations have been closed due to... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Sports coaching concerns arise for next school year

ODESSA- Larry Weber, the now-former head high school baseball coach and math teacher here, discussed ideas and concerns with the athletic program at the May 25 school board meeting. Concern arose due to open coaching positions for... — Updated 6/13/2022


Your Local Government

Government and community meetings and gatherings in Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Harrington and Sprague the week of June 10-16. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email Monday, June 13... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Candidate for Commissioner: Rob Coffman

DAVENPORT- Rob Coffman has served District 3 as county commissioner since 2010 and is hopeful for another four-year term. Coffman is running for his fourth term in office. When... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Commissioners approve capital facilities plan

DAVENPORT—The county commissioners passed a resolution adopting the Lincoln County capital facilities plan Monday. The plan lists projects that are needed and what funding will be required to achieve those projects, which... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Gonzaga baseball coach arrested for DUI in Reardan

REARDAN--Gonzaga head baseball coach Mark Andrew Machtolf was arrested by Reardan Police and booked into Lincoln County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence late Thursday... — Updated 6/10/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Stockwell sentenced for assaulting Sen. Schoesler

DAVENPORT—A Ritzville man charged with fourth-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident involving state Sen. Mark Schoesler last October was sentenced for one charge last week. Glen Roy... — Updated 6/6/2022


Remembering Riami

A processional of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office patrol cars, fire trucks and ambulances, led by Sheriff Wade Magers, went through downtown Davenport Wednesday afternoon, June 1... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Hopkins hand-picked for elementary principal

DAVENPORT-A months-long search to fill a vacant principal position came to a conclusion in early May with the hire of Sarita Hopkins as the new elementary principal. The school... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Grad season heats up

DAVENPORT—High school seniors around Lincoln County ready to conclude their grade school ventures are about to see that dream realized. Many local graduations are coming up this weekend, while a couple have either already... — Updated 6/2/2022



Last week’s issue of The Record-Times erroneously reported the date of this November’s general election. The correct date of the election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. There were also errors reporting results of the Davenport and... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Cougar sighting reported behind hospital

DAVENPORT—A caller from Lincoln Hospital twice reported seeing a cougar behind the hospital Saturday, May 28, but authorities were unable to track down and vanquish the puma. According to police records, a hospital employee... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Council passes three items, tables one

DAVENPORT—A resolution to terminate a private lease with a tenant at the airport here was tabled by city council pending further discussion at council’s regular meeting Wednesday, May 25. The airport committee met prior to... — Updated 6/2/2022


Your Local Government

Government and community meetings and gatherings for the week of June 3-9. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email Monday, June 6 Lincoln County commissioners meeting at 8 a.m. in the... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

One injured in crash near Sprague Lake

SPRAGUE – One person was injured in a single car crash on eastbound Interstate 90 in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 25. According to the Washington State Patrol, Daniel A. Mishler, 33, of Redmond, Wash., was... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By The Record-Times    News

Candidates begin to file

DAVENPORT – Candidates have begun to officially throw their names in the hat for the 2022 primary election. This year, Lincoln County voters will see statewide, legislative, countywide and precinct candidates on their ballot.... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Police Chief involved in collision

REARDAN – On Wednesday Police Chief Andy Manke was involved in an at-fault car collision. According to the Police Report sent to the paper. Manke was on duty and running radar at the time of the incident. He was parked along the... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Watkins to retire after 32 years of service

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Undersheriff Kelly Watkins is set to retire effective June 30. His upcoming retirement coincides with Sheriff Wade Magers' retirement. When asked what... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Airport project named Project of the Year

DAVENPORT – The 2021 project at the airport here to shift, extend and re-construct Runway 5-23 was named the Airport Project of the Year by the Washington Airport Management... — Updated 6/2/2022


Discontent over school board decision aired

HARRINGTON – Several students, teachers and community members signed up to speak at the Wednesday, May 25 meeting of the school board. All of them expressed disappointment and concern about the decision reached at the previous me... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Five file to run for sheriff

DAVENPORT – The race is on for several Lincoln County offices as political newcomers and incumbents square off following filing week. The window for formally file to run for... — Updated 5/26/2022


Sheriff's Office says good-bye to Hayden

DAVENPORT – The recent death of Deputy Raymond "Riami" Hayden of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office came as a real blow to his family, colleagues and community. Although his time with the Sheriff's Office was brief, he made a... — Updated 5/26/2022


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