From around your community

Published Jan 27, 2020

Big Bend Community College celebrates student excellence

Fall 2019 President’s List

Congratulations to students accomplishing 12 or more graded credits with GPA of 3.75 and above. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Jan 21, 2020

Canoeing the Hood River

A 23-day adventure to the vanishing Arctic

In July 2019, Wenatchee Valley residents Gordon Congdon, Paul Hessburg, Gary Womeldorff, and Andy Dappen spent 23 days canoeing the Hood River, a river flowing northeasterly from the lakes of Nunavut in northern Canada to the Arctic Sound. “The four of us who took the trip are in our mid-60s, and we worried if we didn't do this river soon we wouldn't be doing it all,” said Dappen. More...

Health Matters Published Jan 10, 2020

Learn to recognize if someone is having a mental health crisis and how to help

Mental Health First Aid training offered at BBCC

Members of the community are invited to take a new mental health training course being offered at Big Bend Community College this quarter. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches participants about mental health and substance use issues. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 9, 2020

BBCC Emeritus status granted to Paul Hirai

Former trustee and long-time college supporter and advocate

The Big Bend Community College Board of Trustees granted Paul Hirai, former trustee, and long-time college supporter and advocate, Emeritus status.

For more than five decades, Hirai has nurtured the growth of Big Bend and given generously of both his time and resources to support The College’s mission of providing its students a quality education through excellence in teaching and learning. More...

Health Matters Published Jan 7, 2020

No fluff here. Just results.

Kris’ Skincare Studio NOW OPEN in Moses Lake!

VENUE Magazine had the opportunity to meet Kris Fisk, and we are impressed.

The Studio

In 2013, Kris opened her skin care studio in Royal City. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Jan 7, 2020

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival Announces 2020 Theme

"The Sounds of Spring."

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival announced the 2020 theme as “The Sounds of Spring.” The 23rd annual festival will be held March 20, 21, and 22, 2020 in Othello, Washington. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Jan 7, 2020

Do you fly fish or would you like to fly fish?

There is nothing like catching a fish with a fly you hand tied

Do you fly fish or would you like to fly fish? Then you need flies! Learn the basics of fly tying from Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers’ Bruce Merighi. This is a five-Tuesday series Feb. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Jan 7, 2020

Toss out the D word

by Jan Thacker

I'd say the biggest problem I have right now is my rear end. And my belly. More...

Health Matters V Gallery Published Jan 1, 2020

DIY Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

Wenatchee River Institute and The Bubblery’s Shawna Lassen

Leavenworth– When looking for ways to reduce plastic waste and shrink your carbon footprint, making your own shampoo and conditioner bars is one more step toward that goal. On Thur. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Dec 18, 2019

Transitional Studies Program at BBCC celebrates success

Congratulations to the 37 students receiving a GED or high school diploma

Big Bend Community College recently celebrated the success of 37 graduates who received their GED or High School Diplomas over the summer and fall quarters during a ceremony inside the Wallenstien Theater on the BBCC campus.

More than 700 students enrolled in the Transitional Studies Programs at Big Bend have earned diplomas during the last four years (2014-19). More...

V Gallery Published Dec 16, 2019

He bought a Porsche

One small decision that changed the course of life for Joe and Molly Gallaway ~ by Melea Johnson

He was very young. Molly Gallaway’s husband, Joe, had serious medical problems at age twenty-seven. More...

Health Matters Published Dec 16, 2019

Is CBD for Me?

Danette Preston with Settlers Natural Market in Moses Lake helps to answer the question

Unless you have been living in a cave, you have no doubt heard a lot of buzz about CBD lately. From capsules and tinctures to beverages and burgers, CBD is everywhere and for good reason! CBD (Cannabidiol) is only one of over 100 compounds extracted from industrial (agricultural) Hemp. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Dec 12, 2019

Big Bend Community College ASB support New Hope Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Donating 100 emergency hygiene support kits to be handed out as needed

Big Bend Community College Associated Student Body (ASB) officers recently assembled and delivered 100 emergency hygiene support kits to New Hope Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault services. Each emergency hygiene kit contains deodorant, a washcloth, body soap, shampoo and conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste, hair ties, a hairbrush, socks, and lotion. More...