The Odessa Record -

Author photo

By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Motels ramping up again


Last updated 6/3/2021 at 4:33pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

Local motels have navigated the pandemic with varying results, but business is picking up consistently once again.

DAVENPORT – Local motels here responded to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns in different ways, and customer bases have also proven their differences. As summer begins to get under way as hot weather rolls in this week, the lodging businesses are in the midst of what is typically their busiest season.

Response to shutdowns

Black Bear Motel owner Kimberly Elwood, who has owned the motel for 19 years, never shut down operations. She said the first months were slow for business.

"But that's only because people were waiting to get back to work," Elwood said.

She said when essential workers w...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Cheney Free Press
Ritzville Adams County Journal
Whitman County Gazette
Odessa Record
Franklin Connection
Davenport Times
Spokane Valley News Herald
Colfax Daily Bulletin

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023

Rendered 05/31/2023 22:00