Monday, August 03, 2020


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

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago

School board approves restart plan with options

MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a school reopening plan for the fall t...

Updated 5 hours, 36 minutes ago
Grant County has outsized COVID-19 positive test rate, but a low number of deaths

GRANT COUNTY — Grant County has the seventh-highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests of any Washington county, a metric which health officials have previously stated is an indicator of how widespread the coronavir...

Updated 5 hours, 38 minutes ago
Coronavirus: 4th death reported in Adams County

OTHELLO — The third Adams County death as a direct result of COVID-19, and fourth death in relation to the coronavirus, was reported Friday, according to Adams County Health Department.

Updated 2 days, 8 hours ago
Coronavirus: 25 new cases

GRANT COUNTY — There were 25 confirmed cases of the coronavirus reported in Grant County on Friday, including eight new cases in the Quincy area, five each in Moses Lake, Mattawa and Warden, and two in Ephrata, a...

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
Coronavirus: 22 new cases

MOSES LAKE — There were 22 confirmed cases of the coronavirus reported in Grant County on Thursday, including six new cases in the Quincy area, four each in Ephrata and Moses Lake, three in Warden, two in the Mat...

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
Grant County Fairgrounds to sponsor drive-in movie nights

MOSES LAKE — Grant County Fairgrounds plans to revive a custom of the mid-20th century. “Cars Under the Stars” drive-in movies begin Sept. 3

Updated 3 days, 5 hours ago
May sales tax receipts for Grant County much higher than expected

EPHRATA — Even though many local businesses were closed throughout most of May, people in Grant County still spent money. Sales tax receipts were about doubl...

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
Coronavirus: 24 new cases in Grant County

GRANT COUNTY — There were 24 confirmed cases of the coronavirus reported in Grant County on Wednesday: 10 new cases in Moses Lake, seven in the Quincy area, five in the Mattawa area, and two in Royal City, accord...

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
State to launch $100 million rental assistance program

OLYMPIA — State officials will begin sending out $100 million in federal CARES Act funds early next week to help support those who cannot afford to pay their rent due to impacts from the pandemic, according to a ...

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
WIAA Executive Board continuing to work on revisions and guidelines for the 2020-21 athletic year

RENTON — The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board continued planning and actions for the 2020-21 athletic calendar. After...

Updated 4 days, 6 hours ago
EDC has $2.5 million for more business grants

MOSES LAKE — Grant County Economic Development Council has $2.5 million to help small businesses across the county cover losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic closures.

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
Tenth Grant County death linked to COVID-19

GRANT COUNTY — A Quincy man in his 70s is the 10th Grant County resident to die due to complications from the coronavirus, according to Grant County Health District.

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
COVID-19 outbreaks reported in two Moses Lake nursing homes

MOSES LAKE — Two nursing homes in Moses Lake are currently experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, Grant County Health District reported Tuesday.

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
Coronavirus: 32 new cases in Grant County

GRANT COUNTY — There were 32 confirmed cases of the coronavirus reported in Grant County on Tuesday: 17 cases in the Mattawa area, seven cases in Moses Lake, six in the Quincy area one in Royal City and one in th...

Updated 5 days, 4 hours ago
Coronavirus: 2 Coventry House residents die

OTHELLO — Two residents of Coventry House, an assisted-living community in Othello, who had tested positive for COVID-19 have died.