Editorial

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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Fair time is approaching

August 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

One week of each year is dedicated to the Grant County Fair which is quickly approaching. The fair runs from Aug. 14-18 this year. During that week everyoneís inner cowboy comes out in one way or another.This year appears to be no different...

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There's a place in the world for Babe Ruth League

August 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

Growing up in Colorado the summer baseball world had a certain pecking order. I played Little League from the time I could swing a bat until high school.Little League was the recreational league. We played other Little League programs up an...

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Grant Countyís power threatened by bitcoin

August 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

Grant County has been invaded by a parasitic power hog that threatens all electricity rate classes and will hamper job growth and tax base expansion for years to come if left unchecked.Attracted by Grant Countyís low power rates, cryptocurr...

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Dairy cattle good for agriculture

July 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

As National Dairy Month comes to an end, itís an excellent opportunity to reflect on the cowsí contributions to society and their vital role in the sustainability cycle of agriculture. Today we feed more people on this planet on less land t...

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How many more will it take?

June 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

How many more children have to be bullied and or commit suicide before those who are supposed to say they know whatís best wake up and do what needs to be done? These bullies tell the ones they donít like to just go kill themselves and the ...

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Getting in tune with nature

June 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

There is an underlying cadence, a rhythm if you will, that I believe has been carefully interwoven into the world that we find ourselves. You can say the heartbeat of nature was placed there by God. Or by the universe. You can say it came f...

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