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 By Drew Lawson    News 

Cepeda is new EDC director

DAVENPORT—Janice Cepeda, former city clerk in Harrington, is the new director of the Lincoln County Economic Development Council. She began learning her new job Monday, April 12. Cepeda, who grew up in Odessa and moved to... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Native mascot ban House bill passes Senate

REARDAN – House Bill 1356, which would ban the use of Native American names, symbols or images as public school mascots, logos or team names, passed through the Senate April 6... — Updated 4/15/2021


Sunny skies, warm weather forecasted this weekend

DAVENPORT – The sun arrived here earlier this week. By the weekend, the rays should finally translate to warm temperatures... in fact, if forecasts are accurate, the warmest in 2021. Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 are fo... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News 

Senate passes carbon cap after debate on green energy, transportation

OLYMPIA – A controversial statewide cap on carbon emissions scraped through the Legislature in a 25-24 vote late April 8 after lawmakers passed a Climate Commitment Act that majority Democrats say will boost the state’s... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Lincoln County stays in Phase 3

DAVENPORT – Any concerns Lincoln County residents may have had about the county regressing back to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s state re-opening plan can be quelled for at least another three weeks. Lincoln County was not on... — Updated 4/15/2021


Routine business handled by council

ODESSA – The Odessa Town Council met Monday night in the community center. Vickie Iverson, Landon Lobe, Kelly Watkins and Marlene Kramer were present; Amy Hunt was absent. Mayor Bill Crossley called for a motion regarding a... — Updated 4/15/2021


Deutschesfest plans A, B and C being considered

ODESSA – The Odessa Chamber of Commerce met Tuesday of this week at noon in the community center for its regular monthly meeting. Treasurer Larissa Zeiler reported a current bank balance of $73,856 after the board approved the pu... — Updated 4/15/2021


Knerr goat herd more than doubles

ODESSA – Bill and Carol Knerr are raising goats on the Lincoln County property that lies to the south and to the west of their residence on Dobson Road. Their six nanny goats... — Updated 4/15/2021


Temporary burn restrictions in parts of Eastern Washington

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in cooperation with partner agencies, is implementing the following burn restrictions on DNR-protected lands... — Updated 4/14/2021


Smiley to challenge Sen. Murray

PASCO - A local veterans advocate has announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate. Republican Tiffany Smiley, 38, of Pasco, will challenge incumbent Sen. Patty Murray, R-Shoreline, in... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Back in class

DAVENPORT--After a COVID-19 outbreak in the schools two weeks ago forced Davenport and Reardan to go to remote learning before last week's spring break, schools will return to in-pe... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By John McCallum    News

Potential for damaging impacts

SPOKANE — National Weather Service officials are tracking a powerful cold front that will be passing through the region this weekend, bringing with it the potential for very... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee to sign bill to replace Whitman statues today

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign a bill today that would begin the process of removing statues of perhaps the state's most prominent figure from the Capitol building and the National Statuary in Washington, D.C. The... — Updated 4/14/2021

 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


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


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


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