Keep up with all the fast-moving novel coronavirus news, particularly as it impacts the Columbia Basin.

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago

Othello livestock sale goes on in 'weird' year

OTHELLO — It sure looked like the start of the fair.

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
Eleventh Adams County resident dies from coronavirus

RITZVILLE — Adams County Health Department officials have announced the death of an 11th Adams County resident due to complications from COVID-19.

Updated 4 days, 7 hours ago
Some Wahluke school bus drivers may be idled

MATTAWA — Some Wahluke School District bus drivers could be placed on standby, at least temporarily.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Othello School District patrons to be surveyed on on-campus instruction

OTHELLO — Othello School District patrons will be asked to fill out a survey asking their opinions on the timeline and planning for a return to some kind of in-person learning in the district.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Four students and one staffer of Royal School District tested positive for COVID-19

Five cases of the coronavirus associated with the Royal School District were detected last week, only two weeks after the district opened its doors to a mix ...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Adams County Health District: Two more deaths attributed to COVID-19

RITZVILLE — The Adams County Health Department has announced two additional Adams County residents have died of complications from the COVID-19 virus.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Adams County: 82 new coronavirus cases in 10 days

RITZVILLE — The Adams County Health Department reported 82 new cases of the coronavirus diagnosed in the county between Sept. 4 and 14.

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Warden schools requesting small groups be allowed on campus

WARDEN — While Warden schools are conducting online classes to start the school year, district officials have submitted a plan to the Grant County Health District to allow on-campus instruction for small groups.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
New emergency grants available to small businesses in Adams County

OTHELLO – Adams County Development Council is accepting applications for emergency grants up to $10,000 each for businesses with up to 20 employees in Adams County.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Othello Food Bank to add service for seniors

OTHELLO — The Othello Food Bank will start a new service for seniors, opening just for them on Monday afternoons beginning Sept. 14.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Othello School District to use buses as Wi-Fi hot spots

OTHELLO — The Othello School District will be using some of its buses to provide internet access for families lacking reliable connections.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Coronavirus: 18 new cases in Adams County

Eighteen new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Othello, and two new cases were confirmed in Ritzville on Friday.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Othello teacher tests positive for coronavirus

OTHELLO — Nine staff members at Scootney Springs Elementary are in quarantine, with one teacher having tested positive for the coronavirus. A second teacher among the nine people is displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Two More Adams County Covid Deaths

ADAMS COUNTY — Two more people have died in Adams County as a result of complications from COVID-19, according to a statement Wednesday from the Adams County Health Department.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Royal first day of school a little different

ROYAL CITY — The first day of school was a little different for the students at Red Rock Elementary.