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 By Dale Brown    News

Animal shelter is facing challenges

RITZVILLE – Kyya Grant and Anthony Daily of Adams County Pet Rescue highlighted their concerns about an abundance of large dogs and inadequate funding during the Oct. 24 Adams County commissioners meeting. “We’re stuck... — Updated 11/7/2023

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Development director shares hope, frustration

RITZVILLE – Adams County Development Council Executive Director Kyle Niehenke doesn’t sugarcoat the obstacles to commercial development here. Yet, he remains optimistic. At the weekly Adams County Commission meeting Aug. 1,... — Updated 8/15/2023

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Broadband coming to Adams County

RITZVILLE – Since the height of the pandemic in 2021, extending broadband capacity has become a priority for Adams County Commissioner Dan Blankenship and other county leaders. They’ve pushed the project forward because Adams... — Updated 4/12/2023

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Deputies to set up in Lind Middle School

LIND — Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner is working with school officials to carve out office space at the Lind Middle School for his deputies. He’s aiming for a similar arrangement with the Washtucna School District. Various... — Updated 3/31/2023

 
 By Dale Brown    Community

MTV comes to Ritzville

RITZVILLE - The MTV production team has chosen a South Washington Street home to film scenes for an upcoming reality show. One of Music Television's main participants was in Moses L... — Updated 12/29/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Election's Office alarm tripped

RITZVILLE – A tripped Adams County Election's Office alarm Friday afternoon, Nov. 11, had some residents concerned about ballot tampering. The "commercial burglary alarm" at 3:08... — Updated 11/20/2022

 

Columbia Basin Project gains momentum

RITZVILLE – It all started a hundred years ago. Back then, government officials and others saw great potential in the high desert lands of Adams County and surrounding areas. Originally, the Columbia Basin Project — with Grand... — Updated 11/20/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Wagner leading in bid to continue as Adams County sheriff

RITZVILLE — It's looking like there won't be a new sheriff in Adams County, at least not in the near future. At the end of the first day of counting in the Nov. 8 general election, incumbent Dale J. Wagner of Othello was leading... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Early returns show Thompson leading

RITZVILLE — After the initial count for Adams County Commissioner District No. 3, incumbent Terry Thompson holds a lead in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election. The unofficial, preliminary total shows Thompson received 953... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Field bids farewell to Jim's Market

LIND - At the end of September, Jeff Field retired after working four and a half decades as an employee of Jim's Market on West Second Avenue. "Three quarters of my life was in... — Updated 11/3/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Maverick gas station coming to Ritzville

RITZVILLE - As early as spring of next year, Ritzville will have a new Maverick gas station. "Maverick has told us they will build in the spring of 2023," according to Julie... — Updated 9/29/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Residents balk at water restrictions

LIND – With the August 4 fire under control, some Lind residents are wondering why the city continues to enforce a ban on lawn watering. These concerns led 22 Lind residents to attend a city council meeting on August 9. During... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Mayor responds to residents' questions

LIND – During the town’s August 23 city council meeting, Mayor Paula Bell listened to additional resident concerns about the town’s water supply and watering mandates. In sometimes contentious interactions, the mayor laid... — Updated 9/13/2022

 

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