Editorial

Some facts about the Grant County PUD

November 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

Iím not choosing sides, but itís time to move past the adversarial posturing toward the District and the Commission and get back to the facts. We have led well.PUD FORMATION1930s granges lobbied for formation of PUDs in the Legislature in d...

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A new County Commissioner for new perspectives and leadership

October 19, 2018 at 3:00 am

Grant County has been good to me. I am in a position to give back by utilizing the skills and experiences I have gained in my 42-plus-year career. Grant County needs a dedicated representative to act for the people tackling the complex issu...

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Know your PUD

September 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

There are a lot of great things about living in Grant County, and one of them is our Grant PUD. Yet we frequently donít think about it except to grumble at having to pay one more bill every month. Sure, the Grant PUD keeps the lights and th...

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What is an assault weapon?

September 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

What is an assault weapon? Obviously something that does damage, regardless of whether it is a firearm, knife, rock or something else. Today, we should recognize that a person who lacks morality can be considered an assault weapon.The First...

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Electronic building permits a good move

September 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

The Grant County Planning Department is working to pick up the pace by processing some building permits electronically.The change wonít happen overnight, as the county is in the process of training workers and finding a contractor.When the ...

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Grant County government accomplishing good things

September 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

I have been a lifelong resident of Royal City living on our family farm with my husband Rick of 32 years. I have enjoyed the country life and raising our three children on the farm.The Commissioners approve an annual budget in excess of $12...

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School sports good for players and spectators

September 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

Itís fall, even if itís just beginning to feel like it outside, and that means kids are back in school. And the beginning of school means the beginning of school sports. Fields, gyms and pools all over the Basin are filled with students hon...

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Misconceptions about Grant PUD

September 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

As a slight introduction, I have been your Grant PUD Commissioner for the past twelve years and have chosen not to seek re-election. As I ride off into the sunset Iíd like to set the record straight on some common misconceptions about your ...

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Shaking the hand that feeds us

September 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

Why bother farming when we can all just get our food at the supermarket?A Quincy resident heard that on the radio 37 years ago and it set him thinking: how do we show people the connection between the food they eat and the people who produc...

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County treasurer offers perspective on MLIRD assessment billing

September 04, 2018 at 9:19 am

Misleading information has created a false narrative regarding the Moses Lake Irrigation & Rehabilitation District (MLIRD) 2018 assessment billing. In prior years, the MLIRD sent the assessor a rate. The assessor applied that rate to la...

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