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Merry and bright

MOSES LAKE — Now that the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays are over, it’s time to prepare for the big one. For a lot of us, Christmas decorating means setting up the tree, dusting off the Nativity scene and maybe hanging some twinkling lights around the front window. But some folks like to take decorating to a whole different level, with lights upon lights upon lights and inflatable figures of every variety that can turn a neighborhood into a winter wonderland. For those who go full Griswold, there’s a lot of work that goes into it.
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Serial Sign Stealer Facing Felony Charges in Adams County?

Adams County Deputies have uncovered a pretty substantial stash of stolen signs at a home not far from Warden. November 21st, the ACSO received multiple reports from residents who noticed a variety of road signs were missing from their neighborhoods. Deputies began to investigate, and Thursday was able to locate a sizeable stash of stolen signs.

Fatality accident victims identified

SOAP LAKE - The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims in a fatality accident on Road B Northwest just north of Road 18 Northwest Tuesday. The driver of a Ford Ranger, Daniel A. Teigen, 45, of Soap Lake was killed when the vehicle left the road just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. His brother, Christopher A. Teigen, 43, also of Soap Lake was injured and transported to Columbia Basin Hospital, according to a GCSO statement.

Police and fire reports, week of Nov. 23, 2022

The Grant County Fire District 3 helped area residents in the following incidents from Nov. 5 to Nov. 18. Electric hazard, 200 block of Stuhlmiller Road. Fire alarm, 600 block of Intermodal Way. Medical aid, 900 block of 10th Avenue Southwest. Medical aid call, Vantage Road Southwest. Nov. 7. Fuel...

Moses Lake's Country Kennels guarantees 'peace of mind' for pet owners who love their four-legged friends

(The following is an advertorial written by and paid for by Country Kennels) Country Kennels dog and cattery is Moses Lake’s newest boarding and daycare facility for loved pets. Newly constructed specifically designed with luxury kenneling of dogs and cats, Country Kennels sets out to be the optimal solution for pet owners, eliminating that guilty feeling of leaving the family pet while on vacation.

Shop burned in fire north of Pasco

  PASCO, Wash. — A detached shop was severely damaged during a fire just north of Pasco Tuesday morning, Nov. 22.   The fire on the 5100 block of Janet Road was reported to emergency personnel just before 7 a.m.   The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was among responding agencies and said everyone got out and no one was injured....

Odessa 76, Comets 74

The Naselle Comet football team came up just short last weekend of advancing to the state Class B1 football semifinal. Principal Justin Laine offered this report: So proud of our Comet players and coaches. They traveled to Moses Lake to play a game in sub-freezing temperatures against #1 ranked, undefeated, perennial powerhouse Odessa. They fought right up to the very end before falling by a score of 76-74. They played with tremendous heart, toughness, and resilience.

Man Sentenced to Six Months for Moses Lake Arson

A man has been sentenced to six months in jail for setting fire to a row of shrubs in Moses Lake two months ago. According to KPQ news partner, iFiber One, 24-year-old Andrew B. Nuval received the sentence on Monday in Grant County Superior Court. Nuval had already pled guilty...
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School closures on Nov. 23

SPOKANE, Wash. - Winter weather hit the Inland Northwest and as a result, some local districts are canceling and delaying school. Here's a list of school closures and delays for Nov. 23:. Last Updated: Nov. 23 at 5:30 a.m. Mary Walker SD | 2 Hours Late | No preschool. Moses...

With vote count almost done, early results hold in all contested county races

About 27 votes are left to be counted in the contested countywide races, and all results look like they will stay the same as they did on election night. Melissa McKnight has vanquished her opponent in the race for county assessor, with McKnight earning 20,497 votes, or 79.85 percent, and James Liebrecht earning 5,136 votes or 20.01 percent.

27th annual Ag Parade, street party set for Dec. 2 in downtown Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE - Moses Lake’s annual Agricultural Parade and street party is set to return on Friday, Dec. 2. The downtown event, now in its 27th year, kicks off at 5 p.m. with a street party at Sinkiuse Square, with hot cocoa, a marshmallow pit, shopping and more, according to the Downtown Moses Lake Association.

Warning Comes After Kids Reported Bicycling On Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to stay off of lakes that are starting to freeze. An advisory was issued Monday afternoon after deputies answered a call of kids riding bicycles on an icy part of Moses Lake. Deputies say there's a risk of falling through the...

Driver facing two counts of vehicular assault in Friday night wreck near Warden

WARDEN — A man charged with vehicular assault in a Friday night wreck near Warden claimed he wasn’t driving at the time. State troopers reported evidence shows otherwise. Timothy Johnson, a 25-year-old Moses Lake man, is charged in Grant County Superior Court with two counts of vehicular assault, according to court records.

Local Latinos bring Las Posadas to the cold Inland Northwest

Bringing a 400-year-old Latin American holiday to Washington requires a few adaptations. Las Posadas — or "the inns" in Spanish — is a multiday festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. In many Latin American countries, friends, families and neighbors reenact the journey that Mary and Joseph (or María and José) took through Bethlehem to find refuge for the birth of Jesus. A pair of teenagers is often chosen to dress up as Mary and Joseph, and the group of pilgrims visit selected neighbors and ask for lodging, sometimes singing carols and asking for food. The first two neighbors are supposed to refuse the request (just like the Biblical innkeepers). The third neighbor accepts the group, giving them food and drink and sometimes performing a religious reading or song.

WSP: 3 injured in crash after impaired driver runs stop sign near Warden

WARDEN — Three people were injured in a collision after a suspected impaired driver allegedly ran a stop sign at state Route 17 near Warden. Timothy A. Johnson, a 25-year-old Moses Lake man, was driving a 1998 Cadillac west on Road 6, approaching SR 17 late Friday night. State troopers say he failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe heading north on SR 17.