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Welcome to Ephrata

Ephrata is the gateway to the Columbia Basin, featuring natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and historical wonders. Whether you're looking for a full-service motel, beautiful bed and breakfast, quaint country inn or prefer camping or RVing, Ephrata offers accommodations to suit everyone.

Enjoy the taste of many different cuisines in our town from your local bistro, to great family-friendly pizza restaurants. Whether you're in the mood for steak, pizza, Asian food, sandwiches, salads, soups, or wraps, there will surely be something for every palate.

With a variety of retail shops and specialty stores, Ephrata offers a fun and unique shopping experience. From the local candy store to used book store to jewelry shop, there is sure to be something that strikes your fancy. Visit our great downtown wine shops to enjoy the taste of our fine local wineries.

Enjoy all this area offers from our local water park to geological wonders and breathtaking views. Camping, hiking, water skiing, and fishing can all be enjoyed within the Columbia Basin.

Stories from Ephrata

Olde World Trading

Olde World Trading

Home of the Unusual

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 13, 2018
You won't believe what you find here. When you walk through the door it is like you are traveling to parts of the world you have only dreamed of going. And, you will want to go back to...again and ...
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Teens in Foster Care need families too

Teens in Foster Care need families too

By: Hayley Stoebner, Recruitment Coordinator with FosteringWA

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 20, 2018
Does the very thought of a having a teenager in your home make you shudder with fear? You are not alone! The teen years can be trying for parents and caregivers (not to mention for the teens themselves), but those ...
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TRICK OR TREAT

TRICK OR TREAT

Downtown merchants offer a treat-filled evening for your kiddos

For Goodness Sake Published Oct 29, 2018
Trick or Treat?

The downtown merchants in these communities are preparing for a treat-filled evening for your kiddos. A great way to have fun and be safe at the same time!

Moses Lake
Bring the ...
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The (Somewhat) Interesting History of Halloween

The (Somewhat) Interesting History of Halloween

article/Venue Magazine

Published Oct 28, 2018

This month, happiness appears to come in the form of tons upon tons of chocolate, billions of those tiny candy corns, and caramel covered popcorn balls and apples. Halloween is without question one of America's sweetest holiday traditions with billions ...
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World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

Regional museums collaborate on the home front

V Gallery Published Jun 28, 2018
Authored by Shawn Cardwell

The public is invited to visit and contribute to the World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit. The show will include national, state and regional history of wartime life overseas and at ...
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Big Bend Community college HS/21 and GED graduates pose after their recognition night in front of the Wallenstien Theater.

BBCC students receive GED or high school equivalency

New beginnings are celebrated for 129 deserving students

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) celebrated new beginnings last week along with 129 students and their families who received their General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) or High School Equivalency at a celebration ceremony.

More than 600 students enrolled in the Transitional ...
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Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

What is the hype and should I care?

Health Matters Food & Drink Published May 31, 2018
You may have heard the buzz about a ‘Plant-Based Diet’ or Plant-Based Eating. Have you wondered what all the hype is, and if you should care? Whether you are completely content with your current diet or have a real desire ...
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Being a Foster Parent is pure love

Being a Foster Parent is pure love

Have you ever had the tug on your heart to love a child that is not yours?

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 24, 2018
There are nearly 9,000 children currently in foster care in Washington State. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own. Most children in foster care have endured some form of abuse/neglect which made conditions unsafe to remain in ...
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Cow notes

Cow notes

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Published Mar 20, 2018
In one of the rural communities in the middle of our state, the ones that are so beautiful that they blend together and make you forget their names, I stopped my car and watched the cattle in a field. There ...
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What are my career options?

What are my career options?

BBCC connects job seekers and students with employers and career programs

The 25th Annual Big Bend Community College Job & Career Fair took place, March 1, on the college campus. By afternoon, more than 1500 job seekers and students were served by putting them in touch with the more than 80 employers and career programs ...
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Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Congratulations to these Big Bend Community College students

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 15, 2018
Nineteen Big Bend Community College students became members of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society during the organization’s fall induction ceremony in February 2018. Family and friends gathered to witness the inductees as they took the oath of ...
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CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged

CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged

V Gallery Published Feb 11, 2018
Salvaged scrap steel and other materials take on a whole new life when removed from their original context and purpose and incorporated into a work of art. Advanced Manufacturing students from CB Tech, Moses Lake High School FFA, along with ...
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Resolve to care for children in 2018

Resolve to care for children in 2018

Have you ever thought of being a foster parent?

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 8, 2018
Are you still searching for a New Year resolution but just aren’t exactly sure what you should resolve to do? Do you love children and think they deserve to be cared for in a safe and nurturing home? If ...
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Settler's Country Market

Settler's Country Market

In the heart of downtown Moses Lake

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018
Settler’s Country Market originally opened in Ephrata, Washington in 2002- Quite by accident! Dock Womack, the owner, had purchased the building on Basin Street with the intention of using his 30+ years of horticulture experience to put in a retail ...
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