Archives for February 2020

Movie On Grand Coulee Dam Showing On Wednesday

The Moses Lake Museum and Art Center is hosting a free screening of “Grand Coulee Dam, A Man-Made Marvel” on Wednesday, March 4. at 3 p.m. in the Civic Center Auditorium on S. Balsam St. The film is being shown in lieu of a previously scheduled program with Grand Coulee Dam Historian Shawn Lingo. Grand Coulee Dam was the key to the development of power on the Columbia River, and provides water to irrigate about 600,000 acres in the Columbia Basin Project.

BBCC Students Going To National Competition

A team of Big Bend Community College Agriculture program students qualified to compete at the National Professional Agricultural Student Conference in Minneapolis. The national conference gives students an opportunity to network with industry professionals, go on agriculture tours and participate in career exploration activities. Students also get to show off their skills and knowledge through specialized tests and team and individual competitions. The competion is next month.

MLCOC Opposes Greenhouse Gas Bill

The Moses Lake Chamber Of Commerce comes out against a state legislature proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels. The measure means gas prices could increase by 57 cents a gallon over the next 10 years and diesel fuel would go up by 63 cents a gallon during the same period. In a statement the Chamber says the additional fuel cost will do little to improve air quality.

QSD Loses Lawsuit Appeal

A appeal by the Quincy School District to a lawsuit over a 2012 school bus crash is denied. The suit was filed by the parents of three siblings injured in the crash on State Route 281 where an investigation determined the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The family was awarded $1.2 million. Lawyersargued for a new trial saying opposing counsel committed misconduct in closing arguments by introducing new evidence. The state appeals court found that did not prejudice the school’s case.

Ag Burns Starting Earlier

If you’ve been thinking that agricultural burns are occurring earlier than normal this year, you’re right – according to fire officials. They say the lack of heavy snowfall means burnable materials are drying out faster and farmers are starting burns sooner. On Tuesday, Grant County Fire District 13 responded to the 13000 of RD F NW where a ditch burn went out of control due an unexpected wind shift and the dryness of the land.

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Othello Sanhill Crane Festival. It returns March 20-22 and this year’s theme is “The Sounds Of Spring”. Activities include guided tours to view the cranes along with tours highlighting the unique geology of Eastern Washington. There will be a number of kids activities with many events being held at Othello High School. For a complete list of activities and ticket info log on to our website i fiber one dot com.

BBCC Students Make Kits To Help Nonprofit

Big Bend Community College students help a Moses Lake nonprofit serving those less fortunate who are in need of resources. Members of the TriO Upward Bound Program prepared 50 sack lunch kits for Serve Moses Lake which had a sandwich, chips, fruit, bottled water and a handwritten inspirational message. Last year Serve Moses Lake handed out more than 6,400 lunches. The Upward Bound Program has 120 students this year.

Boeing Extending Lease With GCIA

It’s been one year since the FAA grounded all Boeing 737 MAX jets after two fatal crashes blamed on a problem with the plane’s control software. Boeing leased space at the Grant County International airport to park undelivered aircraft and that lease runs through the end of this year. Port of Moses Lake officials say with no date set for the ban’s removal the lease may be extended through next year. Talks are under way about an extension.

Newhouse Posts Office Hours Schedule

Rep. Dan Newhouse is holding a number of Mobile Office Hours in March across north-central Washington. Mobile Office hours are hosted monthly by Newhouse’s staff and give constituents an opportunity to get assistance with questions or issues related to federal agencies. The office hours are open to the public and no appointment is necessary. To get a list of locations and hours log on to our website i fiber one dot com.

Second Harvest Coming To Quincy

The Second Harvest Mobile Market is coming to the Quincy Community Health Center on March 17 between noon to 2 p.m.Free produce, perishable items and other groceries are available to all families in need of food assistance. No documentation or appointment is needed. Families are asked to bring a box for their food. The Mobile Market visit is sponsored by Dell EMC and the Quincy Community Heath Center.