Roundabout construction delayed

OTHELLO — It’s going to take another year or two before a proposed roundabout is constructed at the State Highway 17 and Cunningham Road intersection. The state Department of Transportation announced last week that the... — Updated 3/29/2023

Othello woman sentenced in firearms case

OTHELLO — A local woman has been sentenced to federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm. Alondra Yanez, 25, of Othello, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for being felon in possession of a firearm. U.S.... — Updated 3/29/2023

Time to remove studded tires

PASCO — If you haven’t yet removed your studded tires, it’s time to do so. The deadline to remove studded tires is today, Friday, March 31, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Washington State Patrol... — Updated 3/29/2023

Chief's Award of Excellence

Second-grade Hiawatha Elementary School teacher Lauren Rathbone was recognized March 9 for her efforts to lock down the school while police apprehended a man on the playground.... — Updated 3/16/2023

Stolen car located; two arrested

OTHELLO — Two men were arrested March 9 for possession of a stolen vehicle. Serafin Rangel-Sambrano, 38, and Jose Joaquin Juarez-Ramirez, 34, both of Othello, were arrested for possession of a vehicle stolen from Ellensburg. At... — Updated 3/16/2023

State seeks hydraulic board members

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking candidates to fill seven positions on a volunteer committee that advises the agency on administering the Hydraulic Code designed to protect fish. The Hydraulic Code... — Updated 3/29/2023

Rallycross Doubletake

John Carscadden drives a 2001 Subaru Forester in the Prepared All-Wheel Drive class on Sunday, March 5, for a total time of 6:32.380. On Saturday, March 4, he raced in the Time... — Updated 3/29/2023

Fun for a while

So we are down to our final two weeks of college basketball. I’m kind of a basketball junky. I love the high school playoffs and tournaments followed by the college conference... — Updated 3/29/2023

Dancing in sneakers

On Sunday the brackets for the 2023 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournament were announced. This year’s tournament will have the Gonzaga men and women and the Pac 12... — Updated 3/16/2023

Lind Rallycross results reported

LIND - The Northwest Rally Association opened its 2023 racing season March 4-5 in Lind Lions Club Arena. Here are the results of the event: Saturday, March 4 Prepared RWD - Ryan... — Updated 3/16/2023

Basketball coach sues Eastern Washington University

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University and its athletic director, Lynn Hickey, are being sued by basketball coach Wendy Schuller. The lawsuit accuses the university and Hickey of age and gender discrimination. In a court filing... — Updated 3/16/2023

State predicting larger salmon runs

PASCO — Fishermen can expect more Coho, Chinook and sockeye salmon to return to the Columbia River and its tributaries this season. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s forecast is based on environmental indicators... — Updated 3/16/2023

Eastern men claim Big Sky crown

Northern Colorado led just once, 5-2 in the opening moments of their Big Sky Conference basketball game against Eastern Washington. After that it was all Eagles as they kept the Bears trailing by double-digits and not only... — Updated 3/2/2023

Big Sky kings

EWU mens' basketball head coach David Riley finished the job of the ceremonial cutting down of the net following his team's clinching the Big Sky Conference regular season... — Updated 3/2/2023

Othello girl named Athlete of Week

OTHELLO — A local girl has been named as a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week for her achievements on the court. AnnaLee Coronado, a senior at Othello High School, was recognized for her play... — Updated 3/2/2023

Ag firms support Second Harvest

PASCO — AgWest Farm Credit and Northwest Agricultural Consultants are partnering with Second Harvest to help celebrate the impact our region’s ag community makes for people facing hunger, In addition, the companies will match... — Updated 3/29/2023

No drought on the horizon for state

CONNELL — The March drought report shows good news for farmers across much of Washington state and Franklin County. According to the report released earlier this month, the... — Updated 3/29/2023

Farming kickoff

Clearwater Supply, 1086 S. First Ave., Othello, hosted its annual Farming Kickoff lunch and barbecue on Friday, March 10. The firm invited area farmers, community members and law... — Updated 3/16/2023

Irrigation districts may move to all-mail elections

OLYMPIA - Under a bill making its way through the Legislature, irrigation districts would be required to move to all-mail ballots for elections. Senate Bill 5709, introduced by... — Updated 3/2/2023

Water supply forecast released

SPOKANE – Forecasts from the Natural Resources Conservation Service shows a probability for above-normal precipitation and temperatures across Washington. This annual report... — Updated 2/21/2023

Public safety needs more than a step

Law enforcement in our region continue to serve the people with professionalism, dedication and compassion. The brave men and women behind the badge are an integral part of our... — Updated 3/29/2023

Protect local pharmacies

In small communities across Eastern Washington, the local pharmacy is a business you rely on. Often it is the only outlet for miles around where you can get your prescriptions... — Updated 3/29/2023

Hospital merger bill threatens rural access

As a senator representing rural Washington, I understand the importance of accessible healthcare for all residents, regardless of where they live. Unfortunately, for far too long,... — Updated 3/29/2023

Patients should have a right to know

Do patients have a right to know if an insurance plan is going to force them to use a mail-order pharmacy or the insurance-owned mail order system during open enrollment? Do patients have a right to chose who they receive medical... — Updated 3/16/2023

LOL at crazy hair-colored women

Who would have ever imagined that a fashion would prevail whereby women would purposely choose to look “not pretty?” I am past 80, no longer pretty and right in style. I just wish the green-, purple- and orange-haired people... — Updated 3/16/2023

Greenhouse gases raise Earth temp

We all need to understand climate science. Climate fundamentals are simple: Sunshine warms the Earth, and the Earth radiates heat back into space as infrared. Earth’s temperature results from how much radiant heat gets trapped... — Updated 3/16/2023

Time Change

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Proposed mileage tax targets ruralites

The Vehicle Miles Travelled tax, or VMT, is once again raising its ugly head in Olympia in the form of House Bill 1832. It has been rebranded the "Road Usage Charge" (RUC), a more... — Updated 3/6/2023

Fighting for farmers' survival

Too many Puget Sound lawmakers never look beyond their grocery stores to understand the struggle of our farmers to keep those stores supplied. That’s why Sen. Mark Schoesler,... — Updated 3/6/2023

People Depend More on Local Pharmacies for Medical Information

While the coronavirus clobbered many businesses, pharmacies were not among them. In fact, since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19, a pandemic, local pharmacists... — Updated 3/2/2023

Sen. Schoesler sponsors two pages

OLYMPIA — Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, hosted two pages during the last two weeks at the Capitol. Charlie Alford, a Jennifer Middle School student from Lewiston, Idaho,... — Updated 3/29/2023

A week at the Capitol

Tekoa High School sophomore Alexis Taylor, 15, of Tekoa, served as a page in the state House of Representatives from 19-24 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Taylor was sponsored by... — Updated 3/6/2023

Lil Miss pageant set for Saturday

CONNELL — The third annual Lil Miss pageant will take center stage for five hours Saturday, March 4. The event begins at 3 p.m. Contestants include girls 5-12 years of age. During the pageant, older Miss Connell contestants... — Updated 3/2/2023

Daddy-daughter dance set for Saturday

CONNELL — Fathers and their daughters will have a chance to kick up their heels this Saturday, March 4, at a special masquerade ball. The annual Father Daughter Dance is set for 6-8 p.m. at Connell Elementary School, 1001 W.... — Updated 3/2/2023

Posse recognition

Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner presents the Sheriff Belt Buckle Award to Sheriff's Posse volunteer Juli Maine during an appreciation dinner at the Othello Golf Club on Saturday... — Updated 2/21/2023

Ice Age Institute has new secretary

RITZVILLE — The Palouse Chapter of the Ice Age Flood Institute has a new secretary. Cecilia Cochran of Pomeroy was appointed to fill the vacancy, replacing LeeAnn Blankenship. The organization which promotes education on the... — Updated 2/21/2023

Elizabeth Ann Rogers

Elizabeth Ann Rogers May 20, 1937 Elizabeth Ann Williams was born to Mack Olif Williams and Florence Elizabeth Wheaton in Colby, Kan., on May 20, 1937. She graduated from Colby... — Updated 3/16/2023

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