Beverly, WA

Jazz Silva: Life experiences lead to career in law enforcement

Jazzlyn Silva had some bumpy times when she was young. The help she got to get through those times influenced her choice of career. “I originally picked law enforcement because I had a lot of instances of trauma in my childhood and police officers were oftentimes the saviors, or the people that would show up on scene,” she said. “I just saw them as a helpful resource.”

Detectives Searching for Car that Struck 14-year-old Near Mattawa

The Washington State Patrol is asking the public for information on a hit-and-run incident on State Route 243 early Wednesday morning that left a 14-year-old boy with severe injuries. Trooper John Bryant said an older model silver Chevrolet Cavalier was headed southbound a few miles south of Mattawa near Columbia...

WSP searching for hit-and-run driver who struck 14-year-old boy

GRANT CO., Wash. – The Washington State Patrol is searching for the driver who hit a 14-year-old boy walking south of Mattawa early Wednesday morning.  The hit-and-run happened around 3:50 a.m. on State Route 243 near the Columbia Boulevard intersection. Troopers say the driver struck the boy and left the scene heading southbound.  WSP said the suspect vehicle is believed...

Vantage Bridge fully reopened after repairs to decking

The Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 returned to full-go Wednesday afternoon after crews completed work on several areas of damaged decking in the westbound lanes. One westbound lane of the interstate had been closed 24-hours a day most of this week. The bridge has required numerous repairs in recent years...

George Crier: Commercial development on the way for George

George saw a hotel and food outlets built several years ago near Interstate 90. This year, the city has more exciting potential commercial development. The Port of Quincy had developed and sold all of its industrial lots on the north side of the freeway, but in February, the port acquired a new chunk of land on the north. What business or businesses may locate there presents a tantalizing question.

Band director Gordon says good-bye

It’s not atop a donkey, but Patrick Gordon is indeed riding off into the sunset, heading west to his old stomping grounds of Seattle after four years as band director in Quincy. Gordon, who once starred as MVP of a charity donkey-basketball game at the old Quincy High despite...

Youth soccer brings it home

Quincy United showed those Spokane boys a thing or two during this month’s Empire Cup. The 2010 boys finished in first place in their category (pictured above). The 2006 boys finished in second place in their bracket, the 2007 boys team finished as runners-up, and the 2012 boys team also took second place.

Monument closes year in style

Three of the highlights of the end of-year activities included a fun run, an egg drop and an art contest. Monument’s fantastic Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) developed the idea to have a building-wide event outdoors to promote physical activity. So we decided to do a “Fun Run.” Instead of...

Quincy Residents Asked to Vote on New Hospital Designs

Quincy Valley Medical Center is asking their residents to vote for the best new hospital design. Residents will be voting on a new bond measure that should not exceed over $55 million. The current facility was built in 1956 and is in need of a new building that would provide...

Port eyes recreation property development concepts

The potential for exciting new recreational attractions and amenities at the Port of Quincy’s Bishop property was the subject of a slide presentation and discussion at the June 22 meeting of the port’s board of commissioners. Project manager Catalina Blancas gave the presentation, pointing to the many possible...

School board delves into the counseling program

The challenges and successes of the school counseling program in Quincy School District were the subject of much of the June 14 meeting of the school board. The counseling staff presented its report to the board shortly before the end of the school year, a year that started with continuing limitations related to the COVID-19 pandemic and saw the fallout of those challenges, accumulated over two years.

Library storytime a hit with the younger set

Librarian Schiree Ybarra started the June 23 Storytime and Craft Kit event at Quincy Public Library with children’s songs and then a picture book. At least 40 attended, and masks were not required. The next Storytime and Craft Kit event is Thursday at 10 a.m. On July 5, the library will hold a Kids Movie Day at 10 a.m., featuring “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” On July 7, the library will hold another Storytime and Craft Kit day starting at 10 a.m.

WSP seeks witnesses to Mattawa hit and run

GRANT COUNTY — The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses or anyone who might have information about a hit and run accident south of Mattawa early Wednesday. According to a WSP press release, patrol officers responded to a hit and run accident on State Route 243 and Columbia Boulevard near Desert Aire at approximately 3:49 a.m. Wednesday. An older model silver Chevrolet Cavalier traveling southbound on SR 243 allegedly struck a 14-year-old boy, then left the scene, continuing southbound, the press release said.

George Crier: Plans in the works for Community Hall

The new lid was just the beginning. With a new roof closing in on its first full year of use, the remodeling efforts at the George Community Hall continue. The to-do list may have its biggest item crossed off –the roof and ceiling- but the center needs new chairs, new acoustic tiles for its walls, new flooring, and other upgrades.

Advocates Call For Environmental Restoration During The “Hanford Journey”

As the Hanford cleanup budget has been reduced in past years, indigenous and environmentalists are demanding environmental restoration and protection for the people that rely on the Columbia River. Last Friday in Mattawa Davis Washines participated in “Hanford Journey.” He is the Yakama Nations Government Relations Liaison, and spoke on...