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Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago

Brian Lumsden builds barbecue rub business

OTHELLO — Brian Lumsden said that when he unlocked the door of the facility where he mixes his barbecue rubs, he...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Old Hotel to hold annual auction online

The annual Old Hotel Art Gallery auction is being held with a twist this year - it is being held fully online.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Tree planted to honor Royal City volunteer

The wife, daughter and granddaughter of longtime Royal City farmer and volunteer “Ike” Parker planted a tree in the Royal City Park in his honor on Wednesday...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Othello Chamber to host city-wide farmers market

The Othello Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an all-city farmers market this Saturday, Oct. 10. Instead of being held in one location, the market will be held at various businesses around Othello.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Second hearing to be scheduled on Grant County landfill fees

EPHRATA — The Grant County Commissioners will schedule a second public hearing, with the date and time to be determined, on a proposal to raise the fee to du...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Othello city officials to look at water-sewer rate study

OTHELLO — Othello City Council members will be considering a study of water and sewer rates.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Mattawa City Council approves uses for CARES Act monies

The Mattawa City Council approved several uses for the money they are receiving from the CARES Act during their online meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Xi Beta Xi to sponsor fundraiser for Othello Food Bank

OTHELLO — A local women’s group will sponsor a fundraiser for the Othello Food Bank Oct. 13. Xi Beta Xi will be collecting food and money donations from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. out in front of the food bank, 949 East M...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
X-ray services added to Connell clinic

CONNELL — The Columbia Basin Health Association has added x-ray services to its Connell clinic.

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Second public hearing to be announced on proposed landfill fee increases

Grant County commissioners will vote on a proposal to raise the fees charged to dump garbage at the Grant County landfill. The proposal was the subject of a public hearing Tuesday.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
New Big Bend Community College president takes the reins

Sara Thompson Tweedy said her research into the Washington community college system made her interested in applying for a job in the state, if the opportunit...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Mattawa garbage drop box to remain open, for now

EPHRATA — For the time being, the garbage collection facility operated by Grant County in the Mattawa area will remain open. That is the recommendation of the county’s public works staff, announced during a publi...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Othello School Board asks for restart plan

OTHELLO — Othello School District officials will start working on a plan to restart at least some in-person education. Othello School Board members voted 3-2 to ask for a plan at the regular meeting Sept. 28.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
McCain Foods announces construction to resume on Othello expansion

OTHELLO — Construction is scheduled to restart in early October on the expansion of the McCain Foods potato processing facility in Othello.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Royal City street project set to begin next week

ROYAL CITY — Repaving of Poplar Street, a Royal City residential street that is also the site of a new housing development, is scheduled for completion by the end of October.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Othello council OKs increase in jail rates

OTHELLO — It’s going to cost the city of Othello a little bit more to house jail inmates in Sunnyside beginning in 2021.