Sunday, July 12, 2020

Local News

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Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago

Businesses continue to adjust to mask requirement, but compliance is up overall

GRANT COUNTY — Days after a state order took effect requiring customers to wear face masks when going into busin...

Updated 1 day, 8 hours ago
Libraries to expand wireless internet access

ROYAL CITY — The North Central Regional Library will be adding equipment to make Wi-Fi connections available outside every library in its system. A separate project will add 30 Wi-Fi hot spots in the counties ser...

Updated 1 day, 10 hours ago
Coronavirus: Fifteen new cases reported in Grant County

GRANT COUNTY — There were 15 new cases of the coronavirus reported in Grant County on Friday: eight new cases in Moses Lake, four in the Mattawa area, two in the Quincy area and one in Ephrata.

Updated 1 day, 11 hours ago
Motorcycle accident, helicopter trouble snarl traffic on I-90

GEORGE — An accident involving a motorcycle tied up traffic for nearly an hour on the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 on the Vantage Bridge Friday afternoon, according to a statement from Washington State Depart...

Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago
Coronavirus: 28 new cases in Grant County

GRANT COUNTY — There were 28 new cases of the coronavirus reported in Grant County on Thursday, including seven cases in Royal City, six in Moses Lake, five in the Quincy area, five in the Mattawa area, two in Wa...

Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago
Fate of Grant County Fair livestock show still uncertain

MOSES LAKE — Registration is open for the livestock show and sale that would replace the event that would normally be part of the Grant County Fair. Whether ...

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago
Susan Carbon chosen for Samaritan Healthcare commission

MOSES LAKE — Susan Carbon has been selected to fill the vacant position on the Samaritan Healthcare board.

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago
Quincy extends deadline for small business grants

QUINCY — Council members for the city of Quincy have extended the deadline for applications for Quincy small business grants to Aug. 10 at 8 a.m.

Updated 2 days, 5 hours ago
Moses Lake BMX has upgrades for the Larson Recreation Center Track

MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake BMX organization finished upgrades to the Larson Recreation Center Track in Moses Lake on July 1, fixing some eroded ramps and ad...

Updated 2 days, 16 hours ago
Seventh Grant County resident dies of COVID-19

GRANT COUNTY - A Moses Lake man in his 70s who had the coronavirus has died, Grant County Health District said Thursday. It was the seventh death in Grant Co...

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Health district gets less cooperation

MOSES LAKE — Grant County Commissioner Richard Stevens has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Despite budget woe, legislature not meeting

OLYMPIA — Facing a projected $8.8 billion budget shortfall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Republican state lawmakers are urging their Democratic co...

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Startup eyes Moses Lake for solar factory

EPHRATA — An Oregon-based startup is looking to build in Moses Lake what it says would be America’s first integrated solar module and panel factory.

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Fire destroys home near George

QUINCY — A mobile home about four miles northeast of George was destroyed by fire July 5.

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Ancient craft, modern hobby: Moses Lake woman spins and colors her own wool

MOSES LAKE — You can weave a basket out of wool that you can boil water in.