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Updated 5 hours, 47 minutes ago

Fire starts on Saddle Mountain

MATTAWA — Firefighting units from around the region responded to a fire on Saddle Mountain, east of Mattawa, on ...

Updated 3 hours, 19 minutes ago
Othello sees 23 new cases of COVID-19

OTHELLO — Twenty-three residents of Othello tested positive for COVID-19, it was reported Monday, July 6. That brought the total of confirmed cases in Adams County to 186.

Updated 4 days, 2 hours ago
Adams County COVID-19 numbers rise

Adams County COVID-19 numbers rise

Updated 6 days ago
Regulations governing fireworks differ from town to town

OTHELLO — Fireworks have been part of celebrating the nation’s birthday since the beginning, and the 244th birthday will be no different.

Updated 6 days ago
Coronavirus: 3 new cases; 82 percent of all cases symptomatic

GRANT COUNTY — There were three new cases of the coronavirus reported in Grant County on Tuesday — one case each in Royal City, Soap Lake and Warden — according to Grant County Health District.

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
McFarland Middle School closed for COVID-19 cases

OTHELLO — The Othello School District announced on Monday, June 29, that McFarland Middle School (MMS) is closed until July 7 after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement was made on Fac...

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
Grant County reports 6th death from COVID-19

MOSES LAKE/OTHELLO — A sixth person in Grant County has died from COVID-19-related issues. The patient was a Moses Lake man in his 90s, according to a statement from Grant County Health District. The patient was ...

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
Inslee orders face masks to be worn in public

OLYMPIA — An order by Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Secretary of Health for Washingtonians to wear face coverings went into effect Friday, June 26. Masks are to be worn in public when social distancing cannot be ...

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
Royal FFA students take fourth in state agronomy contest

ROYAL CITY — The Royal High School FFA program’s agronomy team took fourth place in the state FFA contest two weeks ago.

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
Othello library offering pickup service

OTHELLO — The Othello branch of the Mid-Columbia Libraries is the first branch in its system to open for curbside pickup. The branch opened on Monday, June 29.

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
Port of Royal Slope to sell building

ROYAL CITY - The Port of Royal Slope announced on Tuesday, June 23, that it will be selling its building to Grant County Fire District No. 10.

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
CBHA donates money to Othello, Connell, Mattawa

OTHELLO — Columbia Basin Health Alliance (CBHA) recently donated $5,000 to each of the cities it serves – Othello, Connell and Mattawa. The donations were fr...

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
Warden schools offer free summer meals

WARDEN — Warden School District will offer a free summer meal program for children who are enrolled in the district.

Updated 6 days, 1 hour ago
Wahluke School Board member receives flak over social media posts

MATTAWA — Three Wahluke School District employees and one high school teacher from western Washington participated in public comment during the Wahluke School Board meeting on Tuesday, June 23. All four spoke abo...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Othello man dies after two-vehicle accident

OTHELLO - Felix Rodriguez Martinez, 74, of Othello, has died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident June 20 outside Othello, Washington State Patrol announced Friday.